I know everyone loves to share recipes so here's the place to do it. That way we won't lose them in another thread.
Nothing expresses the Yuletide season in jolly old England like a traditional plum pudding! Because they are steamed, plum puddings are meltingly moist and flavorful, dark, rich, and spicy. This fragrant version calls for a little Guinness stout as well as the traditional plump fruits and healthful nuts.
Plum Pudding isn’t hard to make (although it looks like it should be: the first time she made one, Cait’s family raved about the flavor and the moistness, and she couldn’t believe how easy it was to do!) This is the dessert immortalized by Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol; when you serve it with a flourish, you and your family will share one of the great pleasures of a Dickensian Yuletide.
2 cups raisins
1 cup prunes, chopped
3/4 cup currants
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 cup Guinness stout
1 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup mixed candied citrus peel
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
8 tablespoons butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Pinch of sea salt
1. In a ceramic bowl, combine the raisins, prunes, currants, golden raisins, and Guinness and allow the mixture to steep, covered, overnight.
4. Generously butter a 1 1/2 quart pudding mold or a heat-proof bowl. Spoon the batter into the mold and cover with a lid or with buttered parchment or aluminum foil tied onto the bowl with string.
5. Place a rack in a deep soup pot with enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the mod when it’s set on the rack. Bring water to a boil then reduce heat and steam pudding for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Allow it to cool until just warm, then unmold.
6. Serve decorated with sifted confectioner’s sugar and a sprig of holly, or with a splash of warm brandy (light it for a fabulous flaming effect!), or with hard sauce, or surrounded by greens with a lit candle on top.
And have a Merry Yuletide!
Good Night everyone and to you dear Vivian.
Next Tuesday I'll be somewhere else untill I will have enough, to the a flight of six hours from where I am.
I will keep on going to write.
Have a great Sun dae ... this is mine you can have all kind you need.
This post was modified from its original form on 07 Dec, 20:40
carribean vegan chili
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 rounded teaspoonfuls Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1-2 tablespoons lime juice, to taste
- 3 (14 oz.) cans beans, drained and rinsed (see note below)
- Water, to cover
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat.
- Saute garlic, celery, onion, and bell pepper about 3 minutes until they begin to soften.
- Add Jamaican Jerk seasoning, starting with a bit at a time.
- Add coconut milk, tomato paste, rinsed beans and lime juice. Stir to combine well.
- Taste for seasoning and add more Jerk if necessary. Remember: It’s easier to add heat than take it away!
- Cover pot, reduce heat to minimum and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in half of the diced mango and half of the minced cilantro. Stir to combine. Replace cover and let simmer another 10 minutes.
- Serve over rice with fresh mango and cilantro to garnish
Oh yummy....more great recipes! Many of my favorite ingredients....nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic, raisins, coconut milk! Thanks Marie and Kaya!
blueberries,and other foods absorb toxins and bad fats and help eliminate them from your body, there is a pic of chia seeds,they are a superfood and not just ornamental "pets", a recipe I found in mexico, mix a tbs of chia seeds into lemonade for a super absorbent cleansing...there are more,mind is a blank right now!Oh right I wanted to mention that scientists have declared coconut milk the closest thing to breast milk in the world, not to be used as such,though
This post was modified from its original form on 08 Dec, 7:55
Wow, what great info TAS! I don't know much about toxins in the body although I do know they are not good for you. Where do they come from and how does your body improve without them? I am eager to learn. I've never heard of chia seeds...where can they be gotten?
Any whole foods, sprouts, or health food store
Probably online , also check out hemp seeds, goji berries
Quinoa, ALL SUPERFOODS, low in calories, rich in nutrition. ..a bit pricey sometimes for some items.
1 whole chicken, halved
1 lime, halved
4 to 5 tablespoons of Jerk Rub seasoning, recipe follows
8 to 12 pimento (allspice) leaves, for flavor, optional
Rub the chicken with lime and salt. Rub jerk seasoning over chicken halves. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight for the best results.
Preheat a barbecue grill to medium high.
If using, spread the pimento leaves on the grill. Barbecue should be on medium-low heat. Grill the chicken for about 45 minutes, turning often to optimize cooking and browning.
Alternatively, you may use your home oven, heated to 375 degrees F., but do not use pimento leaves.
Let chicken sit for 10 minutes before cutting into quarters.
Jamaican Jerk Rum Rub:
1 red onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons white pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 small jalapenos
2 tablespoons cooking oil (olive or vegetable)
Splash flavorful rum
Put all ingredients into food processor or blender.
Thanks for the info TAS and Kaya your chicken recipe is making my mouth water. Yum!
Thanks tas I knew it. Kaya. Sounds delicious. I just eat my first meal. I am the same we go to bed early morning around 2:00 and up at 13:00. Great weather here, for sure no snow. Hot and Long time I didn't have holidays far away. With my new friend, I am very blessed. Ooops it is a religious word. But this okay for you with the almighty...
Everyone seems joyful.
Talk to you later we have to find an healt store. If you come back, tas, maybe you can tell me where to go. I like your ? upside down ? You should have a note for it.
Love to all. Is it that way the song: Love is a many splendor think???
We will leave in about 1 hour for some health grocery. Pomegranate has a lot of great beneficts, but not on ice cream lol...
I will always use the word 'blessed' & 'blessings', Marie. But this is our recipe thread. Be sure to post only recipes or comments about recipes in this thread. But we love hearing from you though so please go to our Yellowstone Cafe thread and tell us what's going on in your life. Bring us some of your favorite recipes too! Thanks.
Not sure if my recipes will be the healthy ones like you all eat but they're recipes none the less. lol
My Homemade Macaroni Salad
Elbow macaroni boiled (use as much as you want and add other ingredients according to how much macaroni you cook and/or how much seasonings you like)
Raw bell pepper cut up
Celery cut up fine (optional)
Radishes cut up fine (optional)
Cherry tomatoes cut in 1/2 (optional)
Mix with mayonaise, salt & pepper and refrigerate.
This post was modified from its original form on 15 Dec, 15:17
All raw food you can eat,
Monotropic meal, (one meal with only tomatoes)
From Google lol.... I will have pictures one day. Dream on it.
Good Night and I don't know where tas is on the Ocean.
Here is part of my latest Care2 article.
Celebrate With Healthy Foods This Christmas
Healthy food can be fun and yummy!
One big bonus of enjoying healthy food is it helps prevent your immune system from crashing with a flu or cold. Every year flus and colds peak after the holiday season. Let’s not be one of those statistics.
Another bonus is you may actually lose weight instead of gaining it!
What will keep you healthy and strong during the holiday season?
1. Eat Real Food! Our bodies were designed to digest real food
Real Food is whole food in its most natural state. It is unprocessed or with very little processing. Real food does not need a label or fancy packaging. A lemon is a lemon. An onion is an onion. Real Food is a whole food that is life sustaining and nourishing. “My passion is to help everyone get real food into their bodies!”ÂÂ
A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly processed salad dressing from the super market that is filled with artificial flavorings, colorings, preservatives and sugar. Here is an easy healthy alternative.
Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing
This is so delicious on a salad and leftover dressing will last refrigerated for a few days. This is from our 2-5-30 Healthy Diet Training.
- Blend oil, stevia and salt.
- Add lemon juice, gradually blending till smooth.
- Add water and blend till smooth.
- Chop avocado and tomato and mix in with olive oil/lemon juice mixture.
so much good info
I re-activated it
I guess I need to post a recipe
I have been eating a lot of pomegranates and beets lately
my skin has been complimented for the first time in my life.
Method 1. Soaking: In a shallow dish soak 2 bammy in 1/2 cup of coconut milk or salted water. Pour half the liquid over bammy; flip bammy and pour the rest of the liquid; let stand for about 5 minutes. Note if you are using canned coconut milk dilute milk 50:50 with water
2. Toasting: Broil both sides of bammy until toasted. Cut open and spread inside with butter while still hot 3. Frying: Fry both sides of bammy in hot oil until golden brown. Cut in quarters
Goes really nice with salt fish,or with curry tofu if you are vegan.
This post was modified from its original form on 25 Apr, 11:30
I knew it was a good idea to reactivate this thread
so many recipes !!!
I have one somewhere, I love salads
I like to mix goji berries, pumpkin seeds,hemp seeds,chia seeds,and dried cherries into a spinach salad,with microgreens, radish sprouts, cooked beets, all together
FIBER ALL THE WAY,AND LOADED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS,AND ANTI INFLAMMATORY AND CLEANSING FOOD(SPINACH IS ONE OF THE TOP THREE)
Kaya, what is Bammy? The picture reminds me of corn meal cornbread which is also delicious with fried fish.
TAS, the picture of protein sources is so colorful and great to know how good those foods are for you. It's awesome that beets & pomegranates improved your skin so much so that you actually got compliments! I love beets but I don't eat a lot of pomegranates.