Chicken A La King
A sprinkle cayenne (spicy) or sweet paprika (mild)
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound small white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 small white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons chopped pimentos
1 cup frozen green peas
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf or curly parsley
Preheat oven according to package directions for biscuits. Arrange biscuits on nonstick baking sheet and sprinkle with a little ground cayenne pepper or sweet paprika then place biscuits into a preheated oven. Bake until golden, remove biscuits from oven and then cool.
In a medium skillet, bring 1 cup white wine and 2 cups chicken broth and 1 bay leaf to a boil. Slide in chicken breasts and gently poach them in simmering broth and wine for 10 to 12 minutes.
Preheat a second skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter. When butter melts into oil, add mushrooms and onion and cook 5 minutes until tender. Add flour and cook another minute.
Pull chicken from broth and set on cutting board. Ladle cooking liquid into the mushrooms, whisking it in. Add 2 to 2 1/2 cups of liquid and discard the bay leaf. Add pimentos and peas to the sauce. Dice chicken into bite-size pieces and slide into bubbling sauce
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin
1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup red wine
3 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup packet. Pour water, wine, and soy sauce over the top, turning the pork to coat. Carefully spread garlic over the pork, leaving as much on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with pepper, cover, and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve with cooking liquid on the side as au jus.
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Live Longer If You Eat These 14 Foods?
They're ordinary items that are probably in your refrigerator or kitchen pantry right now: beans, blueberries, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, soy, spinach, green or black tea, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts, wild salmon, and yogurt.
Here are the 14 "superfoods" and the superpowers they bestow that are outlined in "SuperFoods Rx":
They lower cholesterol, fight heart disease, stabilize blood sugar, reduce obesity, lessen cancer risk, and relieve hypertension. --Eat four 1/2-cup servings a week. Don't like beans? Substitute green beans, sugar snap peas, green peas, or chick peas instead.
They lower the risk of heart disease and cancer and help maintain youthful, healthy skin.--Eat 1 to 2 cups a day. When they aren't in season, eat cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, currants, and purple grapes.
It boosts your immune system, reduces the incidence of cataracts, builds bones, and fights birth defects and heart disease. --Eat 1/2 to 1 cup a day. Can't stand broccoli? Eat brussels sprouts, red and green cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, and kale.
Oats lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and are high in fiber and protein.--Eat five to seven servings a week. Don't want it that often? Try wheat germ, brown rice, barley, wheat, buckwheat, rye, millet, and quinoa.
They support heart health while preventing cancer, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic ailments.--Eat one a day. Want more variety? Try lemons, grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines, or limes.PumpkinIt's not just for pie.
lowers the risk of various cancers, while it promotes youthful, healthy skin.--Eat 1/2 cup a day. Want an alternative? Try carrots, carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and orange bell peppers.
It prevents heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis, as well as relieves menopausal and menstrual symptoms.--Eat at least 15 grams daily. Don't like soy? Try tofu, soymilk, soy nuts, edamame, or miso.
Popeye was on to something! Spinach lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a variety of cancers, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.--Eat 1 cup of steamed spinach or 2 cups of raw spinach a day. Don't like it? Then eat kale, collards, Swiss chard, bok choy, romaine lettuce, mustard, or turnip greens.
Tea (Black or green)
Besides soothing the soul, tea boosts the immune system, helps prevent cancer and osteoporosis, lowers stroke risk, and promotes cardiovascular health.--Drink at least one cup a day.
They lower cancer risk, increase your skin's sun-protection factor, and play a role in preventing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.--Eat one tomato a day. Don't like them? Try watermelon, persimmons, or pink grapefruit instead.
Turkey (skinless breast)
It's not just for Thanksgiving. Turkey is not only the perfect healthy low-fat protein, but also builds a strong immune system.--Eat three or four 3-ounce servings a week. Want something else? Skinless chicken breast is a great alternative.
How nutty is this? Walnuts reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.--Eat 1 ounce five times a week. Other options include almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, peanuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and cashews.
It lowers risk of heart disease and cancer.--Eat it two to four times a week. Don't like salmon? Go for Alaskan halibut, canned albacore tuna, sardines, herring, trout, sea bass, or clams.
In addition to being a great source of protein and calcium, yogurt promotes strong bones and a healthy heart.--Eat 2 cups a day. Want something else? Try kefir.
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Pork Loin Chops in Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 boneless pork loin chops, pounded thin
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 fluid ounces water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat, and quickly brown the pork chops on both sides. Transfer chops to platter, and keep warm.
Reduce skillet heat to medium, and cook the onion until tender. Mix in the sugar, chili powder, fennel, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Stir in the tomato sauce, water, and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to a boil.
Return the pork chops to the skillet. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes. Remove cover, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or to desired doneness.
on 5:15 PM
Beef & Pepper
Beef w/ Pepper
1lb tenderized beef
1 Bell Pepper
1 sm. cluster of mushrooms
1 or 2 pkg brown gravy
Brown beef in evoo, julian bell pepper, chop onion, slice mushrooms and add to beef, while simmering (10 min med heat) pour in 1 or 2 cups water and add gravy. Let all the ingredients slow cook to release flavors. Pour over steamed rice and serve.
on 5:28 PM
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