Get Cooking! 3 Healthy Recipes for National Lasagna Day

Since I was too lazy today… here is someone who gave you three! Happy Lasagna Day!

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When the munchies strike… Dried Kimchi

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Spicy as hell in a good way!

 

Kimchi (kimchee or gimchi), fermented cabbage, is a  traditional Korean condiment used as often as Americans use ketchup or cheese. Fermented with a variety of spices keeps this condiment spicy and full of flavor. the dried version is crispy and still packs a condensed kick just like the wet stuff. This Korean bite is $3.99 at Trader Joes or easily made at home.

Happy National Scotch Day!!… Scotch marinated steak sandwich with purple jus

Procrastination station!! So I did my homework and looked up all the food/drink holidays, yesterday. I landed right in time for Scotch Day or Scotch Whiskey Day. This smoky beverage, less sweet than its American counterpart (Bourbon), can create a lovely smoky flavor when marinated with steak. I also wanted to enhance the challenge by adding another bitter element to the mix, red cabbage. Watch this recipe celebrate the Scottish heritage in the most manly, bitchy way possible!

Recipe

8 oz flank steak
one loaf of favorite bread
1 head red cabbage
1/2 large red onion
4 cups water
8oz Scotch Whiskey
5 oz blue cheese
4 tbsp garlic
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp herbs de provance, parsley
salt and pepper

Begin by marinating the Steak in 5oz Scotch for 20 minutes on each side. After Season each side with salt, pepper, garlic and herbs de provance

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As the steak is marinating, in a large pot bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Chop red cabbage into 1/2″ strips and place into boiling water. Add remainder of ingredients, sans bread for you dingbats. Let reduce until cabbage is tender and still crispy. Remove cabbage from liquid and let it cool.DO NOT RINSE! Keep liquid boiling until reduced to desired flavor profile. The longer the stronger! 😉

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As sauce is becoming its own, grill the steak to desired temperature, me Med Rare

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PUT THAT SHIT ON SOME BREAD!

Just the tip: (Seasoned) Water does the noodle good…

So I have noticed that people are beginning to understand the only time a noddle absorbs most any flavor is during boiling. One can sauce up a noodle dish, buuuuut it’s still a bland flavor, ruining your sauce. Adding something acidic such lemon juice or spicy such as any preferred pepper spice can elevate a noodle dish. See below how to can take something as bland as the rice noodle and create something self-standing and simply

Recipe

  1. 1 package of rice noodle
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 1.4 cup finely chopped parsley or cilantro
  4. 3/4 cup lemon juice
  5. zest of one orange
  6. generous amounts of salt and pepper

mix ingredients sans the noodle and bring water to a boil. Add desired amount of noodle. Boil 3-5 minutes. Drain, DO NOT RINSE NOODLES! Rinsing them to cool down is like ruining the hard work you just put into it. Cool noodles down by tossing them until the steaming isn’t as intense. Now do what you do to yo noodle!!!

‘I’m on a boat’, A creamy zucchini boat!!

This shit tastes SOOOO GOOOOODD!!!

So I bought this big ass zucchini at the Ivar Hollywood Farmer’s Market, Sunday. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it… Soo I started listening to T-pain (#TBT),  and ‘I’m on a Boat’ inspired this dish!

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Recipe

One large zucchini
Olive oil
1/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
2 pinches of garlic, smoked spanish paprika
1 pinch of salt and pepper

After shredding half  this monster I sliced the last half in two. I hollowed them out, making little boats. Then brush a small amount of olive oil onto the boat and bake them at 350 for 20 minutes.

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Begin to mix the cream cheese, sesame oil, and seasonings in a separate bowl. Place the shredded zucchini in a pan with melted butter. After 5 minutes mix and melt the seasoned, cream cheese. Proceed to stir until cheese mixture has fully blended into the zucchini.

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unleash the soften boats from the firery oven and load the scrumptous new zucchini mixture inside. Bake for another ten minutes and….

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Charitable Food N’ Drank: Kombuchadog

Charitable Food N' Drank: Kombuchadog

Kombuchadog is a beautiful way to create a product promoting charitable health. Each little pup, while adorable, is in desparate need of a home. Think of it as a double donation with multiple benefits It’ s strong taste and unbelievable healthy perks benefits both you and the little guy.

Follow them on twitter and instagram @Kombuchadog

Why this chicken tastes like a steak?

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Now for the good stuff… substantial food

We apologize to meat eaters for being to vege. I saw for sale at Ralph’s some ground organic chicken, and realized I never used chicken this way before. I had to learn how to manipulate the idea of a lighter ground meat. LOVE me some burgers!

I decided to not take the easy burger path. Instead, I made a BBQ seasoned chicken steak, and I topped it with kiwi sauce drizzled over bacon… MMMM (Remember that BBQ sauce I spruces up? :-0 )

I began by seasoning the patty. Just because there is sauce all over the place does not mean the chicken doesn’t need internal love. Simply mix the following ingredients and make into preferred size patty’s. Then use lighter oil or give into butter. It’s up to you! I recommend skinnier patty’s since it’s chicken. BTW this ground meat needs to be fully cooked. No Salmonella in herr!! Afterward drench it in my BBQ sauce! topped it with pan-fried bacon (turkey OK). Then slide some of that habanero kiwi sauce on top… YUUUUUMMMM!!!

Chicken Patty

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Ingredients

1 lb ground organic chicken
1 cap of liquid smoke
1 tsp cayenne, spanish smoked paprika, herbs de provence
2 tsp ground sage, parsley
Salt and Black Pepper

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After shots… SPROUTS, SPROUTS, SPROUT, SPROUTS… EVERYBODaaaY!

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Sprout Time!!

if you “Sunday Funday’d” like we did…sprouts, sprouts, sprouts…. Sound awful, but just a pinch every morning can amplify energy and quickly replenish essential vitamins. Start sprouting meat/ juice heads. Most sprouts contain 15%-35% of your daily protein requirements. Our little baby plants perform an array of task such as removing acne and cleaning out that liver you probably just annihilated.

After a decision to begin sprouting, taking a pinch, every morning these are the sprouts I came across at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. Bitches highly recommend these…

Onion Sprouts

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Onion Sprouts contain vitamin A, B, C and E as well as calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and Iron. This little gem contains a whopping 20 percent of your daily protein needs. I would use these in omelets, not fully onion like in taste, but it’s delicious!

Clover Sprouts

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Clover sprouts a woman’s best friend. On top of being a blood cleanser. Clover sprout do wonders for you skin and contain a whopping 35% of your daily protein needs. This alfalfa relative contain a large amount of chlorophyll, major plus for ladies. Clover sprouts contain vitamins A, B, C, E and K as well as calcium, carotene,  iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, chlorophyll, Amino Acids and Trace Elements.

Broccoli Sprouts

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Not a fan of broccoli? It is one of those vegetable that just isn’t delicious. Broccoli Sprouts act a super concentrated vitamin bomb. Containing vitamins A, B, C, E and K, these sprouts contain as many antioxidants as 3 LBS of mature broccoli. Meat/ jucie heads would enjoy this as well as that 1oz also has 35% of your daily protein needs.

Radish Sprouts

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Spicy in nature, radish sprouts are quite the vitamin super hero containing calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, amino acids, trace elements, carotene, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Packed with vitamins A, B, C, E and K, radish sprouts are extremely healthy and used most commonly for cooking.  This spicy delight adds a zing to salad or wrap.

Bitches Love Restaurants: Asia de Cuba and SkyBar

     Yesterday, Sara and I decided to get booshy. We decided to go visit our friend at Karey at  The Mondrian’s SkyBar.  Since we were poolside, eating light was a must. The food (Even the quesadilla) was lighter than expected. Without shame, we left drunk and full. Look at some of this delicious food  their fusion restaurant Asia de Cuba.

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Watermelon Mojito… psssst watermelon is in season

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Blueberry and Lychee Mojito

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Asia de Cuba

Wild Salmon and Salted Avocado Helado

Spicy coconut milk | bird’s eye pepper and black lava salt
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 Lobster Quesadilla
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