Argentinian Italian-Style Milanesa Napolitana

4 thinly sliced skillet steaks, such as top round3 eggs1 teaspoon oreganoSalt and pepper to taste2 cups fresh bread crumbs1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese2 cloves garlic, finely minced1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil1/2 cup tomato sauce4 sliced of deli ham1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oreganoPlace the eggs in a shallow bowl or pan, and whisk them together with the oregano and some salt and pepper.Stir the parmesan cheese and garlic into the bread crumbs and place them in another shallow pan.Dip the steaks first in the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs, coating them well with the crumbs.Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet, and cook steaks for several minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Drain steaks on paper towels.Place steaks on a baking sheet. Turn on oven broiler. Top each steak with a slice of ham, 2-3 tablespoons tomato sauce, and 1/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the cheese and place steaks und…

Cheesy Turkey Baked Pasta

Yield: 4 generous servingsPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Cheesy Turkey Baked PastaIngredients:1 tablespoon olive oil1 medium onion, chopped2 large garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes3/4 pound ground turkey (10% fat)4 cups cooked whole wheat pasta shells (see *Tips below)2 1/2 cups marinara sauce (bottled or homemade)1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (divided)1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheeseDirections: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 3-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-heat and add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute until onions have softened, about 4 minutes. Crumble in the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pasta, marinara sauce, parsley and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon the pasta mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top and the Parmesan cheese too. Bake unti…

Miso Soup

Miso is a particularly valuable food for vegans. The bacteria in miso synthesize vitamin B12, a difficult nutrient to obtain from diets that contain no animal products. Miso is a concentrated protein source, with just one tablespoon containing a full two grams. Miso and other fermented soy foods may also help lower the cancer, a team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that laboratory animals whose diets were enhanced with miso had a lower incidence of breast cancer and a slower growth rate of cancer cells. Cabbage, in addition to being high in vitamins K and C, is also high in cholesterol-lowering fiber - the four cups in this recipe provide almost 15 grams of fiber - making this soup a heart-healthy choice.
Ingredients2 teaspoons expeller-pressed canola oil
3 slices fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
4 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
5 cups water
4 tablespoons miso (dark…

Mushrooms and Onions for Steak

Total Time:Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total: 40 mins

Ingredients:1/2lb sliced mushrooms (I use crimini but white work as well)1 medium onion, sliced into wedges2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/4teaspoon garlic salt  

Directions:Melt the butter and olive oil together in a frying pan and add the mushrooms and onions; let them cook slowly, over medium heat, until the mushrooms are getting a little brown and the onions are nice and soft, …

Ice Cream Bread

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ice Cream BreadMakes: 1 loaf

• 2 cups chocolate ice cream, very soft
• 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
• 1/2 to 1 cup peanut butter baking chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with baking spray.
2. In large bowl, stir ice cream until smooth. Stir in flour until just blended; fold in peanut butter chips. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 42 to 48 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
3. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert loaf onto cooling rack. Serve warm or cool completely (with peanut butter, if desired).

Elderflower-Berry Ice Cream BreadMakes: 1 loaf

• 2 cups strawberry ice cream, very soft
• 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
• 1/2 pint raspberries
• 2 tablespoons Elderflower liqueur

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with baking spray.
2. In large bowl, stir ice cream until smooth. Stir in flour, raspberries, and Elderflower liqueur until just blended; fold in peaches. Transfer to …

Salted Caramel Brownies

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 30 minutes

Betty Crocker Brownie MixPretzels Sea SaltCaramel Sauce

1. Start with a box of Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies

2. Prepare the brownie batter according to the package instructions. Pour about 1/3 of the batter into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan (grease it with some oil or cooking spray) 
Spread the batter so that it forms an even layer to coat the bottom of the pan.

3, Lay the pretzels in an even layer on top of the brownie batter, then add a second layer.

4. Spoon the rest of the brown batter on top of the pretzel layer (do it in small clumps)
 Bake brownies in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or well done)

5. Pull the pan out of the oven, let cool. Spoon caramel sauce on top of brownies.

6. Smooth it out in an even layer.  Sprinkle with coarse SEA SALT (NOT TABLE SALT) 

7. Cut into bars. 

Chinese Curry: ABC Tang Style

4 tbsp. vegetable oil4 cloves garlic, crushed3 med. onions, sliced lengthwise2 lg. chicken breasts, boned and cut in 2 inch pieces1 tsp. chili powder1 tsp. black pepper1 tbsp. curry powder2 tbsp. sugar7 tbsp. brown sugar2 tsp. salt1 tsp. ginger powder 2 tbsp. soy sauce1 c. water3/4 c. coconut milk3 med. potatoes, cubed(optional) 1 med (1 lbs) eggplant2 tbsp. butter mixed with 2 tbsp. flour (Thickener) Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy pot over high heat, about 30 seconds.  Add garlic; fry until brown.  Add onions; stir fry 3 minutes.  Add curry powder.  Remove onions and set aside.Heat remaining oil in pot. Add chicken 
Stir fry 3 minutes.
Add sugar, brown sugar, chili powder, ginger, black pepper, salt, soy sauce and water.
Mix in potatoes (optional: add chopped eggplant)
Bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover. Simmer 20 minutes.
Mix in onions and coconut milk.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer.
Stir butter/ flour mixture into chicken.
Boil 1 minute or until thick.