"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Three Simple Recipes :-)


I cooked three simple super easy recipes yesterday with a FB friend :-) It was so much fun. I just wanted to share the recipes with you all.... They are on my FB Group: Ansam's Kitchen.

1. Almost Mashed Potato Salad
Ingredients:
2 medium sized potatoes - cubed and left in salted water for a while
1 large celery stick - sliced
1 scallion (spring onions) bulb - chopped
4 table spoons ranch dressing

Method:
Bring water to boil, add potatoes on medium heat until cooked
In a bowl mix all of the ingredients, mashing the potatoes a little

2. Stuffed Mushrooms
Ingredients:
8 Giant Holland mushrooms - Stems removed and chopped (only stems)
18 small hotdogs (the really small ones or 6 regular sized) - chopped
Pasta sauce
Mozzarella cheese
2 limes - juiced

Method:
In an oven tray place the mushrooms, stuff them with the hotdogs and chopped stems. Cover with tomato pasta sauce and cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and place in the oven until its cooked and cheese fully melted (170C for 30 mins)

3. Spicy Chicken with Sun-dried Toamtoes
Ingredients:
4 chicken breast cut into smaller pieces
Mixed spices (pepper, salt, garlic, citrus)
1 lime juice
1/3 cup balsamic
Sun-dried tomatoes
4 tbs olive oil (two for marinade and 2 for frying)
1/4 onion - chopped

Method:
In a bowl mix balsamic, oil, spices, lime, and chicken. Let it marinate in the fridge. In a frying pan heat some olive oil and add onion until caramelized. Add the chicken but do not fully cook it (like for a minute) then remove from stove, and place it in an oven tray. Add the marinade and cook in the oven (170 - 40 mins) adding the sun dried tomato after 30 minutes.

Cheers!


PS: I know... I know, PICTURE QUALITY IS BAD :-( I was told by my friend to wait till after the elections for that cameras now are expensive... So I shall wait and see :-S

5 comments:

Maya KWT said...

hmmmm i dont agree with ur friend about camera prices!! would eureka n alghanim change em based on elections.. hmmm .. i'd be impressed!
anyhow , go for the canon !

Ansam said...

Maya-
She works in the press ;-)
I am looking into getting a Nikon
I have a manual Nikon and I love it... maybe I should go digital with it too... I have always had sony digitals (love them too) so we shall see

Scorpion said...

ترى ما يجوز اتطلعين اضافرج بالصورة يجزاج خير

Suli said...

i swear you should collect all the recipes you have posted and publish them in a small cook book. Ideas for book title:

One Kitchen, 518 Dishes

Ansam said...

Scorpion-
LOL mashi :-P

Suli-
I am :-) And working on something right now... and 518 dishes sounds cool! Doesnt it?

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