Wednesday, February 24, 2010

onion salmon

it doesn't get any easier than this. another salmon recipe from ate beng.

ingredients:
  • 1 packet Lipton onion dip
  • salmon
  • lemon
directions:
1. heat oven to 375 degrees
2. wash and dry salmon
3. squeeze 1/2 lemon and sprinkle entire packet on top
4. cover with foil, bake for 40 mins
5. remove foil and broil for 10 mins

slice the other half lemon and place on the sides and serve.

apple tasty pastry

this started as a test bake to make cinnamon rolls but i added the apples and the concept changed completely. the girls never get to eat anything pastry-like. i see them staring at the pastry glass at starbucks or any bakery we go to. so now, happy to present to them their very own apple pastry.

ingredients:
*you'll need a banana bread pan, approx 5" x 9"

directions:

1. heat oven to 375 degrees

2. lightly spray the bottom of the pan with a non-stick baking spray

3. peel and dice then entire apple. make a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. melt about 1/8 cup of the earth balance butter spread in the microwave.

4. unroll the crescent dough triangle on a flat surface. lightly spread the earth balance butter. generously sprinkle the sugar & cinnamon mix. pile a mound of apple pieces in the center.

5. gently roll the triangle into a loose cylinder and place inside the pan. stuff another spoonful of apples into the top. repeat this until you have all 8 rolls snug in the pan.

6. drizzle some of the melted earth balance butter in each center (if i had a baking brush i'd probably brush the dough with the butter spread too). sprinkle the sugar & cinnamon mix all over the tops.
7. bake for about 30 minutes.

taste best right out the oven. throw it in the toaster oven the next day and the edges get crunchy. yum.

pillsbury crescents

i use these as a ready-made-dough alternative. add your own fruits or meats to make instant snacks. you can use the pillsbury brand or the generic safeway brand. both are dairy free even though the label says "flaky butter flavor". the keyword is, flavor.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

oroweat whole wheat bread

as of today, here's another sliced bread i found with no dairy ingredients. "whole grain 100% whole wheat", not to be confused with oroweat's other breads. for a 100% wheat, its really soft and sliced super thin. they might add the milk next week so i always re-check the ingredients before i buy again.

Monday, February 15, 2010

lugaw/arroz caldo



a lazy day at home today and i didn't want to leave to go grocery store. all i had for meat was one piece of chicken breast in the freezer...

ingredients:
  • garlic
  • onion
  • 1 chicken breast cut in pieces
  • 2 cups rice
  • knorr chicken cube or chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • patis (fish sauce)
  • green onion
  • chicharon
  • water

directions:
1. mince garlic and onion. mince ginger super small (frozen ginger is easier to mince). cut chicken in small pieces.

2. heat pot with a bit of oil. saute garlic & onion. add chicken pieces with bone and skin. add salt and pepper. brown. 

3. once chicken is slightly brown, add knorr cube (if you're not using chicken broth), patis and rice/bigas. keep saute-ing for at least 10 minutes. add ginger.

4. add water & chicken broth (if you didn't already use the knorr cube). just enough liquids to cover rice.

5. cover pot.

6. mix often adding water gradually until its the consistency you like.

two cups of rice makes a HUGE pot of lugaw. remember, the soup will thicken as it cools so make it more liquidy. serve with green onion, crushed chicharon and patis & lemon/calamansi sauce. i ran out of garlic today, but if you have extra... mince the garlic and fry with salt until brown. sprinkle on top of soup.