Green Onion Pancakes? A bit over the top!

Korean Green Onion Recipes

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Hey Butterflies!  Ok I said if I ran into a recipe that made me cringe, I’d post it.  Now this recipe did not make me cringe but my palette just don’t get it.  The aroma from this dish is amazing!  I couldn’t wait to taste it but after tasting it I had a “what” look on my face.  Can someone please tell me what I’m missing. What’s the point on this dish?  I LOVE LOVE green onions!  Scallions to my European Butterflies 🙂  But honestly Korea…where did you go or what time of the night did this recipe wake you up to think…hmmmm…I’m gonna have green onion pancakes for breakfast.  Blame me for demographics but I just don’t get it.  Hey everyone who has not tried this, if you wanna take the time to try it for yourself go right ahead, please tell me about your experience including those who have tried it already.  Maangchi you are awesome but, I’m still staring into space……

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal ƸӜƷ

Recipe by Maangchi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXcsHj1l-Pc

Cabbage Bhaji

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This recipe deserves it’s own post, I know I posted this before with a combo of Jamaican Shrimp but Cabbage Bhaji makes a great side and topping on many other things!  Since trying this recipe I have had it in bread and with rice alone.  It’s additive!  You know one of these days I’m sure I’m going to run into a recipe that makes me cringe but until then I love the fact that each new recipe I try turns out to taste so Good!  Lets Grub!

There are many benefits and treatments that cabbage is used for and of course the carrots are good for the eyes.  Since I wear glasses I try to keep my prescription from getting any worse.  New glasses are not cheap.  I love my contacts more though 🙂  Check out some nutrition info on Health Food Nutrition a site I trust!

Again here is the recipe on youtube!

Cabbage Bhaji by foodsofbangladesh

Rice and Cassava

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Hey Butterflies!  I was doing some Home Health Care for an elderly man from Sierra Leone last year and he taught me a few recipes from his homeland.  Now the smell from this recipe alone brings you to the kitchen faster than coffee lol!  I can not tell you how wonderful the texture and spice brings a joy to your taste pallet.  You can use any meat or fish to this recipe or without.  It makes a great vegan dish and although this dish has low carlories, the tubers of cassava has fat so eat in moderation.  Other nutrition info:  filled with vitamins A, B1 and C, also contain calcium, phosphorus, protein, carbohydrate and iron (Nutrition Source: Health Food Nutrition)

Recipe:

1 lbs Cassava Leaves (can be found in any African, Tropical or Asian Store)

1 Yellow Onion, roughly chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper, roughly chopped

1 Scotch Bonnet (or do not use if you do not like spicy foods, it’s just as good without it)

2 Maggie Cubes (or Bouillion; Vegetable, Seafood, Chicken or Beef flavor depending on your meat or vegan choice)

1 TBS Salt/Black Pepper

1.5 Cup Peanut Butter (also called ground nut)

1 lbs fish, meat or vegetables of your choice (meat is usually boiled then fried)

4 TBS Palm Oil (can be found in any African, Tropical or Asian Store)

2 Cups Water (used throughout cooking as needed)

1 TBS Cayenne Pepper

———–In a large pot, add in Cassava Leaves on med/high heat, cover and cook for 10 mins mashing and stirring occasionally.  Add bell pepper, onions, salt, 1 cup of water or just enough to get a boil at the bottom, cook for 25 minutes covered.  Stir in palm oil, maggie, peanut butter, meat covered bring to a boil, cover, reduced heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.  After 30 minutes give it a taste to see if any salt and water is needed then add cayenne.  Best served over rice or eaten with Pounded Yam or Gari.  Lets Grub!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal ƸӜƷ

Jammin’ for Jaimaca and India!

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What?  Yes Butterflies This dish has an A+ texture from two different realms!  We have the Jamaican Curry Shrimp on top of Couscous and Indian Cabbage Bhaji.  Can you imagine this vacation?   Two different places on one plate?  Well get ready because it works!  The blend of this dish has a great even spice and sweetness to it.  The Shrimp recipe calls to keep the talls on, if you have the patience I say do the full shell body for the festival of a one day feast but I peel, dissect and devein shrimp almost always.  Reason why is because we only go to festivals maybe 4 times a year.  Since this was a meal I made that needed to last for a few days, I took the longed and preserved route.  So my shrimp were a bit tough like chicken, lol!  I also added a bit more scotch bonnets.  I LOVE my spices.  Now when you dive into this plate BEWARE!  The couscous is almost obsolete but stills adds a texture and ground.  The cabbage, carrots, and peas from the Cabbage Bhaji hits you like mmm SWEET then comes the spice from the Jamaican Curry Shrimp.  So if you love a party your mouth is definitely gonna love you for the invite.  Lets Grub and see you for leftovers!!!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal ƸӜƷ

Check out the links for this beautiful union:

Cabbage Bhaji by foodsofbangladesh 

How to Make Curry Shrimp by caribbeanpot

Tuna Cakes are Passion on a Plate!

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OMG I hope you are hungry and ready to try something new!  Hello!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I must share that I started this page for a class.  Before that I was posting pictures on my music page on Facebook.  Well from now on this is the only place I will share these fabulous finds and this is a great one!  Maangchi on youtube shared this recipe, I had to try it and it is YUMMY!  I couldn’t stop eating these!  You must and I mean MUST try these.  I’m getting better on my presentation, do you like the nice heart I put in the center?  I call frans of my FB music page Butterflies and I’d like for you to be Butterflies as well.  Let’s Grub!

Check out the recipe here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tymold77XQ

The Real Breakfast Bowl

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Yummy mmm hmm!  Now compare this picture to Burger King’s breakfast bowl?  I don’t know about you but I’m speechless.  I thought of this idea and took a bowl to work several times a week.  These days I do not have the turkey sausage, I added mushrooms instead.  You have got to try this recipe.  So delicious…Lets Grub!

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 white potato
  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • 1/2 Honeysuckle smoked turkey sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

—– mix eggs with lemon pepper and scramble in a non-stick frying pan then remove.  While pan is still hot add oil.  Fry potatoes and right before they are golden brown add scotch bonnet and sausage.  Let this cook for about 2 mins then add spinach.  Cook for another 5 mins.  Toss in eggs and tomatoes then place in a bowl.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy!

Radish Soup Anyone?

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Hey everyone!  Can you believe this is the first time I had radish?  It’s true.  I love spicy foods and this was a delicious.  It fits well with cold weather.  I’m a fan of Korean cook Maangchi on youtube and I have a list of her recipes saved so I can give them a try.  The recipe calls for beef but I used meatless crumbles.  You can not tell the difference at all.  Well…It taste much better meatless!  Radish like the onion is an anti-cancer and the rice is an added treat 🙂  Lets Grub!

Check out the recipe here: