Fundamental Cooking for the bachelor.
It's gonna be easy, quick, affordable and delicious.
I'll attempt to have something posted every week.
Experiment and share your experience.
EZ Sauce Suprême (It's the Oooh Lala Stuff)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and white pepper
Melt the butter over low heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon.
Cook while stirring for two minutes. Add the stock, two tablespoons at a
time, whisking the mixture to a smooth consistency after each addition.
Whisk in the cream and cook on medium heat until thickened and nearly boiling.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes two cups.
Banana bread is easy to make. It goes great with your morning cup of coffee and it's an excellent thing to bring to a potluck where someone else is already bringing the wine and veggie dip.
“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” --Robert Browning (a bread lover)
Prep Time (the time it takes to chop and mix all the ingredients together)
Cook Time (the time it takes to bake the bread)
1 Hour 5 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
(Total 7 ingredients)
(bowl number one)
2 cups of flour (use a measuring cup)1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt2 cups of sugar
(bowl number two)
1/2 cup of butter (1 whole stick at room temperature. It's easier to mash. Don't melt it in the microwave)2 eggs (beaten/ mixed)2-3 bananas (this is a great excuse to get rid of your brown, over ripe bananas)1 cup sour cream
1. Preheat the oven (turn the knob to 350)
2. Use oil and cover the inside of a bread ban (like wipin…
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)
2 tablespoons oil in heavy pot over high heat, about 30 seconds.
garlic; fry until brown.
Add onions; stir fry 3 minutes.
Add curry powder.
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.
potatoes (optional: add chopped eggplant)
Bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover. Simmer 20
Mix in onions and coconut milk.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer.
Stir butter/ flour mixture into chicken.
Boil 1 minute or until thick.
My friend, Mark came over this Super Bowl Sunday to demonstrate a new recipe. He's a model on a new, healthy diet in preparations for a photo shoot in the coming weeks.
I was initially afraid for my taste buds, but was pleasantly surprised by the end results.
You must understand that in my world, "healthy" translates to unappetizing, rabbit food. It has the same connotations as being set up on a date with someone who "has a great personality." They're both phrases that send up warning flags.
In this instance however, I was wrong. The dish is healthy, it was quick to make, very affordable.... AND DELICIOUS.
I paired it with a nice bottle of Bud Light that accentuated the flavor of the Lemon Pepper Chicken.
Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min (for the chicken) (the veggies only take 6-8min) Total cook Time 40 min
What you need (for 1 person)
-1 boneless skinless chicken breast (about 8 oz) (can be fresh or frozen) -1 head of fresh broccoli -6 stems of Asp…