Thursday, May 31, 2012

Peach Pork & So Much More

Thinly cut center loins
- dip in egg whites w/ splash of  Worcestershire Sauce
- dip in  blend of:
    - Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
    - seasoning blend
    - minced onions
- brown on each side in hot olive oil
- place browned meat in glass pan in oven at 350 with cover to stay moist while finish cooking

- Simmer in pan10-15 minutes:

    - diced canned peaches (drained)
    - apple juice
    - balsamic vinegar
    - currants or yellow raisins (optional)
    - cinnamon
- mash to break up cooked peaches
- whisk in Dijon Mustard
- whisk in maple syrup

Serve meat with sauce on top

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Short Ribs

- Marinate short ribs 4 hrs - overnight:

sesame oil (or olive)
soy sauce
minced garlic
minced ginger
sesame seeds
chili flakes

- Slow Cook 4-6 hrs

- Pull out the short ribs & grill

- Cook down the remaining marinade from the slow cooker to reduce
- Add can of tomato sauce and simmer

Monday, May 14, 2012

Quinoa & Veggies

Cook quinoa in micro or on stove

Saute veggies on hand (onions, celery, carrots...)
Once browned, add mushrooms, cook til soft

Toss quinoa together with veggies & greek dressing & feta

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ardent Designs at Nelis Dutch Village

 We had a great visit to Nelis Dutch Village
Below are photos by my husband/love Joe Welch

Ardent Designs jewelry at the Village

Dancer facing us in the picture is wearing Ardent Designs Windmill Earrings

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tzatziki meets Slow Cookin

Overnight, coat both sides of a roast with Sumac & fresh minced Garlic. Refrigerate.

Place roast in slow cooker w/ thinly sliced onions.
(IF the roast is very lean add a little olive oil &/or broth)
Cook on low all day
Pull beef apart & let simmer in juices while preparing the following

Dice Tomatos
Diced Cucumbers

Warm Pita
Serve for self assembly wraps w/ Hummus &/or Trader Joe's Tzatziki dip