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 Message 1 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameMnMischief  (Original Message)Sent: 1/7/2007 8:52 PM

 

Have a recipe you want to share? Want to ask how to make something? Feel free to share your best efforts!  



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 Message 23 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 10/19/2007 11:21 AM
For all of you who loves Lemon Chicken, here's a quick and simple recipe.
 
QUICK LEMON CHICKEN
1 clove garlic
1 lemon
2 tablespoons plain flour
500g/1ib 2oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons olive oil
2.5cm/1" piece root ginger
450ml/¾ pint chicken stock
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt & Black pepper
 
1. Peel and chop the garlic. Grate the rind and squeeze the juice from the lemon. Mix together the flour, lemon rind and garlic in a bowl. Cut the chicken into 5cm/2" pieces. Toss in the flour mixture until well coated. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
 
2.Heat the oil in a large pan or wok. Cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.
 
3. Peel  and grate the ginger. Stir into the pan with any remaining flour, the stock and sugar. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and the sauce is reduced.
 
4. Blend the egg yolk and lemon juice and add to the pan, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the parsley and season. Serve - and enjoy!

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 Message 24 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 10/19/2007 11:30 AM
And for dessert . . .
 
LUSCIOUS FRESH FRUIT SALAD
 
100g/4oz caster sugar
150ml/¼ pint medium-dry white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons orane liqueur or orange juice
2 sprigs of mint
2 oranges
375g/12oz strawberries
1 small mango
225g/8oz black seedless grapes
 
1. Place 300ml/½ pint water in a pan or wok with the sugar and wine. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the lemon juice, orange liqueur or juice and mint sprig. Allow to cool and stand for 30 minutes.
 
2. Peel and slice the oranges. Hull and halve the strawberries. Peel the mango, cut out the stone and chop the flesh. Wash the grapes and pat dry.
 
3. Pour the syrup into a bowl and add the fruit. Cover and chill or serveimmediately with a mint sprig garnish.

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 Message 25 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 10/19/2007 11:40 AM
Everyone loves chocolate don't they? Here's a recipe that requires no cooking!
 
NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE SLICES
 
175g/6oz ginger nut biscuits
15g/½oz crystallized ginger
25g/1oz glacé cherries
175g/6oz plain chocolate
½ orange
1½ tablespoons golden syrup
25g/1oz butter
 
1. Break biscuits into small pieces. Finely chop ginger. Halve cherries. Combine biscuits, ginger and cherries in a large bowl. Break chocolate into squares. Finely grate rind from the orange and squeeze the juice.
 
2. Put the chocolate, syrup, butter, orange rind and 1 tablespoon orange juice in a small saucepan. Heat gently for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has maelted and mixture is smooth.
 
3. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the biscuit mixture and stir untilwell combined. Press into a shallow tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Chill for 3 hours. Carefully turn out and cut into thin slices - and EAT!
Yummy

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 Message 26 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameMnMischiefSent: 10/19/2007 1:26 PM
These sound great Kaz! I'm going to try the chicken this weekend. And thanks for the measurement exchanges. Do you really use ml and g, etc. there? I wasn't paying attention on my trip! lol   One question: what is caster sugar? Is it brown sugar? refined white sugar? powdered sugar? Probably doesn't matter since it's only a teaspoon, but thought I'd ask.
 
Robyn

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 Message 27 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 10/19/2007 4:58 PM
I adore Lemon Chicken! Hope you enjoy Robyn :)
 
Caster sugar is finer than your everyday granulated and so dissolves more quickly which means it's much better for baking.
 
Packaging weights are usually in metric, kilos, grams, litres etc but some recipes still have both. I have no idea why . . . maybe it's just us Brits who really can't make up our minds. I just wish we would!!!!
 

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 Message 28 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 10/19/2007 4:59 PM
Finer - and forgot to add, WHITE!
LOL 

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 Message 29 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 10/21/2007 10:46 AM
Hey, that lemon chicken looks soo yummy.Working at a chicken firm we have a very cheap shop where we get bags of everything chicken for a quid
In the comedy series Everybody Loves Raymond he s always moaning aobut getting lemon chicken all the time from his wife but it looks good

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 Message 30 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 10/30/2007 4:33 PM
EASY PUMPKIN SOUP
 
1 large pumpkin, cut in chunks
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium red chilli, chopped
1 can coconut milk or cream
lots of coriander leaves
salt & pepper
 
1. Cut the pumpkin into quarters so they are a manageable size to work with. Scoop out the seeds and remove the skin.
 
2. Chop the flesh into small chunks and cook in boiling water until soft.
 
3. Meanwhile, add the chilli, garlic, half the coriander, salt and pepper to a blender and whiz until well blended.
 
4. When the pumpkin is soft, drain the cooking water but reserve it. Put the pumpkin into the blender with the chilli mix and blend.
 
5. Put the mixture back into a saucepan, add the coconut milk and simmer. If it is too thick, add some of the reserved cooking water.
 
6. Serve in large bowls and add the remaining chopped coriander for garnish.
 
Serves 4

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 Message 31 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nicknamefilbow666Sent: 12/28/2007 6:51 PM
Beans on toast
 
Ingredients as follows
 
1 Tin of baked beans
                                    1Loaf of Bread
                                    A toaster
 
1 Take the bread out of the package
2 switch the toaster on
3 Place the bread into the toaster and push lever down
4 Whilst the toast is cooking take tin opener from drawer and open the tin of beans
11 Take out the required amount of beans and place them in an appropriate container, eg a dish?
13 Go into lounge and watch a repeat of 'Neighbours/Eastenders', Or if you are American, ' The young and the restless/Day's of our lives' etc
67 Go back into kitchen and take toast from toaster
9  Pour beans on toast and serve with a cold beer  Bon Jovi !
 

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 Message 32 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSueMac527Sent: 12/28/2007 9:26 PM
Phil - this recipe is remarkably similar to another local favourite - Spaggetti on toast.  Simply substitute can of beans for can of spaggetti in sauce - Serve with a glass of Pomagne

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 Message 33 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameMnMischiefSent: 12/28/2007 9:37 PM
Gosh, these recipes sound amazingly like chipped beef on toast, or as it's lovingly referred to by our military - Sh** on a Shingle

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 Message 34 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 2/9/2008 10:22 AM
heres one of my wife's specialties
ANZAC BISCUITS (COOKIES)
First a potted history of why they are called anzac biscuits. In 1915 the British and Empire troops were fighting a brutal war in Gallipoli against the Turks. The Aussies and New Zealand troops were part of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ..ANZAC,, so these troops were forafter known as anzacs. In Australia the wives of these soldiers decided to bake biscuits to send their menfolk in the trenches .These were known as anzac biscuits and are still baked and eaten in Oz .They are now available in our supermarkets . But bake them yourselves ,,they are yummy.
1 cup plain (all purpose)flour
1cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oat
125 g (4oz) butter
i tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
2 tablespoons boiling water
#Preheat the oven to 160C(315F) Place flour,coconut,sugar and oats in a bowl. Mix well.
Place butter and gold syrup in a saucepan over a meduim heat and melt
Place bicarbonate of soda in a small bowl and add water. Stir to combine.
Add bicarbonate mixture to saucepan and stir.Pour over oat mixture and stir all ingredients together
Roll teaspoonfuls of biscuit mixture into balls and place on a greased and lined baking tray,leaving room for spreading. Flatten each ball gently with a fork
Bake buscuits for 15/20 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown at the edges. Allow to cool slightly on trays before transfering to a wire rack. Makes 20
They must be chewy ,so be careful not to overcook them The first time our aussie friend made some she burnt them abit by sticking to the times too much

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From: MSN NicknameDasDratsab1Sent: 4/17/2008 10:20 PM
THE FINAL WORD ON NUTRITION

After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here's the final word on nutrition and health.:

1.     Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

2.   Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

3.   Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than
us.

4.   Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

5.   Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

6.    The French eat foie-gras, full fat cheese and drink red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like.  Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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 Message 36 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameDasDratsab1Sent: 4/19/2008 11:52 PM

Going Bananas

 
A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!

This is interesting.

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.


Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.


Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.


But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight
and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at wor k leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes:
According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts:
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A banana a day keeps the doctor away!'


PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!

I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !   
 

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 Message 37 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameMnMischiefSent: 8/14/2008 2:21 PM
Rhubarb Bread
 
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening or margarine
1 cup buttermilk*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired
 
Mix ingredients in order given, mixing well after each addition.
 
Pour into 3 small loaf pans which have been greased and bottoms lined with waxed paper. (Two regular loaf pans can be used, but the smaller ones cut cleaner pieces.)
 
Spinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over the batter before baking and press it in with a spoon.  Bake at 350° for about 40 minutes.  Test for doneness - stick should come out moist, but not gloppy.)
 
Freezes well.
 
* If buttermilk isn't available, add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Let sit for a few minutes to allow milk to curdle a bit.

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