Friday, November 22, 2013

Amazing Flat Bread outta Sweet Potatoes

Here I am bored again with traditional recipes, so I have searched the globe for some tasty new ones to try.  I have found some strange ones tat I would not eat though.... I left them out.. ha ha.  But here are a few ones I am going to try #sweetpotato #flatbread

Sweet Potato Roti or Flatbread

Sweet Potato Roti (flatbread)


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped and cooked
  • About 2 cups of whole grain flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Mix together to make a soft dough, separate into small balls, roll each ball out into a flatbread - your can bake or lightly fry in butter.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Green Bean Recipes from around The World - Eatin our vegys in a new lite

 More #green bean# recipes from around the world.. Spanish  and German recipes this time.  These are so fun and I cant wait to make.  I have been eating green beans the same 5 ways for the 50 years now and its time for sumthin New.

Spanish Recipes

Croquetas de judías verdes
Green Bean Croquettes

100 g green beans
3 carrots
300 ml of béchamel thickens (see recipe)
Bread crumbs
Chickpea flour
Virgin olive oil
In a skillet, sauté a few minutes the green beans and carrots peeled and cut into small pieces. When softened a bit, add some salt and mix the thick sauce. Let cool for a few hours, so that the dough hardens and easier to make croquettes.

 With the help of a spoon, see taking portions, and pass them first by a mixture of chickpea flour dissolved in water (up to having beaten egg texture), and then in breadcrumbs. Handling giving shape croquette, and let stand for a few minutes so that coverage is seated and not break the FRY.
Heat a Nonstick Skillet with enough oil, and to cover croquettes. When it is hot, but with care of not burning, see frying them, without many at a time, since oil would be cool too.

When they are golden on both sides, drain them and put them on top of a paper towel, which soak 

A recipe to take into account thanks to Karlos Arguiñano: green beans with mushrooms cream pie...
Receta de Pastel de judías verdes con crema de champiñones

Ingredients  --For 8 people
800 g of green beans.
300 gr of mushrooms.
2 carrots
6 eggs
200 ml of cream.
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
25 Gr. of rice
8 slices of bread
1/2 glass of wine Porto
Bread crumbs
Extra virgin olive oil

For the cream of mushrooms, chop the onion and a clove of garlic and put them to Brown in a pan with oil. Season and cook until browned. Add the rice and the mushrooms clean and cut in 4. Pour the wine and 3 cups of water and let Cook for 20 minutes. It crushed in a blender and mash through a colander. At the time of serving, pass it to a gravy boat.

Clean the beans, removing wires and probes. Cut them in half crosswise and cook them for 5 minutes in a pan with boiling water and a pinch of salt.   
Crack the eggs, place them in a large bowl, season and beat well to make an omelette. Add the cream and the same amount of vegetable stock (from cooking the beans) and returns to beat.

Spread a rectangular mold (low and suitable for the oven) with oil and sprinkle with a little grated bread. It runs in the background, a layer of beans and pours over a part of the mix of eggs with cream and broth. Repeat the operation until all the ingredients. Enter a Bain-Marie in the oven at 200 ° C for 20-30 minutes. Let tuning and unmold it. Cut it into slices, serve it in a wide Bowl. Peel and grate over the carrots. Fry the bread slices, rub with a clove of garlic and accompanies the cake with them.

  Green Beans with squash (Pumpkin)

  • 200 grams of pumpkin
  • 1 onion.
  • 2 cloves of garlic.
  • 1 tablespoon of flour.
  • Salt.
We clean green beans by removing the side strands with the help of a stripper or a very sharp knife.
Once clean, chop them into three or four pieces.
Cook the beans in a pot with water, salt and a splash of oil for 10 minutes until they are to the Dente.
On the other hand Peel and sliced squash into small cubes.
In another pan with oil, sauté onion and two cloves of garlic, all of this previously chopped in brounoisse (chopped in small square).
Add the pumpkin to the lightly fried onion. Season and the whole lightly for 10 minutes.
Add a teaspoon of flour.
FRY again and add the cooked green beans and part of his cooking to cover without bathing in excess stock.  We leave cook everything the altogether five minutes more and we about to put salt.
Ready to serve.

German Recipes

Warm sweet potato Pineapple Salad with green beans

(Recipe for 2 people)
300 g of sweet potato
110 g green beans
1/2 fresh pineapple
Juice 1/2 lemon
4 Tablespoons peanut oil
Sea salt, pepper
1 Tsp of brown sugar
1 Tsp curry powder

       Cook the sweet potato around 20 minutes (they should be still quite firm). The green beans Cook 5 minutes and drain. Then with the sea salt and pepper and a Teaspoon mix brown sugar peanut oil, the lemon juice, a pinch of.
       Peel the pineapple, remove from the stalk and cut into 0.5 cm thick slices. Heat a Grill Pan and the pineapple slices to grill (approx. 1.5 min per side). Pour on a deep plate, season with the curry powder and stir.
       Once the sweet potato is cooked, drain and cut into rough pieces. In a bowl and marinate with the dressing. Stir in the beans and the grilled pineapple pieces.

Pesto with potatoes and green beans from Liguria

In Liguria, flat, wide noodles are used for this recipe like trenette or linguine. Traditionally, boil potatoes, pasta and beans in a saucepan. For 6 servings

200 g potato ( could use sweet), peeled and roughly diced
200 g green beans, cleaned
2 Tbsp olive oil
Linguine or trenette, and grated Parmesan cheese, to serve Pesto
2 Cloves of garlic
125 g fresh basil leaves
4 El pecorino or Parmesan cheese
2 El pine cores, roasted
280 ml extra virgin olive oil

1 Cook potatoes in a shallow pot in salted water until they are soft. After 5 minutes add the beans.

2. For the pesto in the mortar well grind garlic and 1 teaspoon salt. Add a few basil leaves and pounded to a paste. Cheese and pine nuts, sprinkle and pounded, then slowly run the oil and stir.

3 Cook pasta in abundant boiling salted water. When the noodles are done, water drain and catch a cup of pasta water.
4. Olive oil in a large frying pan and saute the cooked potatoes over medium heat a few minutes. Add green beans and pesto, and heat for a few minutes. To make the sauce more liquid, pour some pasta water. Type pasta into the sauce and mix well. Arrange on plates, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Per serving 727 kcal, 2.1 g sugar 60 g F (13.4 g saturated fatty acids), 17.8 g E, 28.7 g KH

Pasta Casserole with green beans

300 g Pasta (Penne or Rigatoni)
500 g Beans, green, fresh or TK
100 g Sliced salami, air-dried,
125 g Tomate(n), dried
250 ml Cream (Alternatively cream fine)
150 g Cheese, grated
2 TBSP Olive oil
30 g Sunflower seeds
Cook pasta according to package directions, after about 2 minutes that add cleaned, kleingeschnittnen beans. After the cooking time by approx. 10-12 min. noodles and beans in a strainer, drain and cold deter.  Small cut dried tomatoes and possibly also the salami.
Grease baking dish with oil.   Type noodles, beans, tomato and salami in the baking dish.
Beat eggs and cream or cream mixing fine and season to taste with salt, pepper, nutmeg and savory. Pour over the casserole and then sprinkle with the grated cheese.
Sunflower seeds, sprinkle on top and cook in a preheated oven about 35-45 minutes at 220 ° C.
Serve piping hot. 

Gotta mess of Green Beans - Fix em different - Recipes from around the World

Gotta bumper crop of #green beans# coming in and need new ways of fixing them.  Here are recipes that I found around the world .. I will have 2 posts this one includes Russian, French and Indonesian.
I still have Spanish, German, Japanese and a few more..

 Russian Recipes

WOW a new one Green Beans in a sour cream sauce.

Just clean and trim a batch of green beans.  Place in a frying pan with a tad of oil, garlic and onion.  Fry for about 5 min.  Add sour cream, simmer till tender.  Sour cream will condense during simmer. serve hot Yummy

How to cook green bean casserole. Рецепт блюда запеканка из зеленой фасоли.
  • Green beans 0.5 kg
  • 0.5 kg of ground beef
  •  1 cup rice
  •   onions
  • grated  carrots
  • 2 egg
  •   cream
  •   dill
  •   mint
          Boil the green beans in salted water, drain, wash a bit in very cold water. .
  •  Boil a cup of rice. . Rinse.
  • In a pan fry the onion until transparent and carrots, grated on a coarse grater.. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Continue frying and add 200 grams of cream, cook out until thick cream.
  •  In a bowl, mix the minced meat, rice and contents of the frying pan, add the egg and chopped dill.
  • In a greased dish .Add contents of bowl then Carefully insert beans, being careful not to break the pods..  . butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • . Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes (casserole needs a little "tan" from above).  Garnish with mint

Coat green beans with flour, egg wash then bread crumbs then fry or bake...

 French Recipes

Green Bean Flan

Image de la recette Flan aux haricots verts
450 gr drained green beans
4 eggs
25 cl whipping cream
Salt, pepper
A pinch of curry
1 teaspoon chopped Basil
Cut into small pieces drained green beans and set aside in a bowlIn the bowl of a mixer, pour the cream whipping and 4 eggs. Add the green beans, cut into pieces.
Mixer for the first time until Homogen. and bake

 Green beans with horseradish omelet
Omelette de haricots verts au raifort
For 4 persons: 200 g of green beans
1 onion
150 g of grated Gruyère cheese
6 eggs
75 ml of fresh cream
2 teaspoons of grated horseradish
salt, pepper
1 In a skillet, sweat the onion until
It is translucent, then add the beans and cook for a few minutes over medium heat.
Green beans with horseradish omelet: step 22Battre the eggs with the cream, parsley and horseradish. Pour over beans and cook over medium heat about 10 minutes. Add the cheese, let it melt and serve hot. Salt and pepper according to taste.

Gratin green beans

recette - gratinée de haricots verts

800 g to 1 kg of green beans,
3 teaspoons of butter,
2 egg yolks,
50 cl of milk,
4 tablespoons of flour
4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
Salt & pepper.

Heat a large pot of water and cook beans 30 min.
Meanwhile, prepare the white sauceMake heat 50 cl milk over medium heat.
Mix in a large bowl 4 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoon of water.
add a small ladle of hot milk in a bowl, mix, then pour the contents of the bowl to the saucepan.
Immediately reduce heat and turn constantly for 3 to 4 minutes until the sauce is thick.
add Salt, pepper.
Turn the oven (approx. 220 °)
Drain the green beans when they are cookedPut them in the bowl of the mixer to puree them. Add the white sauce to this puree and mix.
Break 2 eggs by separating the whites from the yolksAdd the yolks to mashed beans, mixing thoroughly.
Butter a gratin dish of 20cm x 18 cm with a teaspoon of butterPour in the preparationSprinkle 4 teaspoon breadcrumbs



  • 250 grams of green beans, washed, boiled briefly (not through broken skin), drained
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 lime leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander roasted mashed
  • 1 / 2 tsp cumin roasted mashed
  • 7 hazelnut
  • 1 egg
  • 300 g of rice flour
  • 150 gram tapioca flour
  • 1 / 2 finger turmeric if desired
  • 250 ml of water (adjust viscosity enhancements are required)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 liter of cooking oil
How to Make:  spice puree-2, except lime leaves
  • mixed spices and beaten egg, put in a mixture of tapioca flour and rice flour,
  • salt to taste, put water, stir,
  • enter the lime leaves, stir, set aside
  • heat the oil over medium heat (always use a pan that just for frying / no cooking other dishes, so no sticky peanut brittle in trepan)
  • grab a bowl of flour dough, give the green beans
  • -spoonful spoonful of fried dough at the edge of the pan and when half dry, with entry-Soil
  • right into the oil
  • repeat again next batter bowl until the dough runs out (if the dough nuts and direct
  • put together, peanuts will bloom and too wet so it does not dry quickly when fried)
  • let the peanut brittle until golden brown,
  • remove, drain, when cool put it into the jar

Croquetas de judías verdes

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Proof the Tomato / Potato cause Muscle n joint pain in RA and FM = RAF

Just Put down that Tomato, Potato, and Pepper for about 3 weeks.  Then try it again, you may find that your body will feel like you got hit by a truck, just ache all over, even your bones ache.  Feels like you have come down with the flu but you don't have an upset stomach. 

Yep, nightshades are to blame!  Nightshades have been thought to be poisonous since ancient times.  We evolved to eating them more and more over time, which gave us a tolerance for them.  However, if you stop eating them altogether - get them entirely out of your system - and ingest them again - ooooweeee you will feel the pain.  Try it - let me explain why....


What are Nightshades

Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers Hot and Sweet Bell, eggplant, belladonna, pimento, cayenne pepper, tomatillos, goji berries and all foods that contain any of these.


Because they contain very high levels of certain alkaloids
ALKALOIDS Are a natural insect repellent that plants give off to keep from being eaten by animals and insects.  Remember - animal = Human
Some of these alkaloids are used in medicines and can be very harmful to people who are sensitive to them.
Nightshades contain 4 groups of alkaloids and each of them may be harmful. 
1. The most important is Steroid Alkaloides - SOLANINE -
2. Tropane Alkaloids
3. Indole alkaloids
4. Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids
Now lets see what science has to say about them............


1. It affects our nervous system by stopping and important enzyme "Cholintesterase" It causes widespread pain, spasms, twitching, trembling, brain fog, headaches, rashes, sleepless ness, inflammation of the joints, and systemic inflammation all over your body which leads to an immune disorder and/ or chronic pain. 
2. Here are some scientific definitions ----- 
  1. Solanine is a glycoalkaloid poison found in species of the nightshade family, such as the potato and the tomato. It can occur naturally in any part of the plant, including the leaves, fruit, and tubers. Wikipedia
    Formula: C45H73NO15
Medical Definition of SOLANINE
: a bitter poisonous crystalline alkaloid C45H72NO15 from several plants (as some potatoes or tomatoes) of the family Solanaceae
The Government Medline site explains solanine poisoning as a severe condition.  Resulting from injesting too much solanine.
Poisonous Ingredient
Solanine (very toxic even in small amounts)
Where Found
The poison is found throughout the plant, but especially in green potatoes and new sprouts. Never eat potatoes that are spoiled or green below the skin. Always throw away the sprouts.


Tropane Alkaloids are Nicotine - we already know the effects of nicotine on the body - but did you know that the nightshades all contain nicotine also.  So your trusty tater has nicotine - so if you are trying to to quit smoking and still ingesting these - you are going to have a really hard time quitting.
Belladonna is one of the most toxic plants found in the Eastern Hemisphere.[14] All parts of the plant contain tropane alkaloids.[15] The berries pose the greatest danger to children because they look attractive and have a somewhat sweet taste.[11] The consumption of two to five berries by a human adult is probably lethal.[16][17] The root of the plant is generally the most toxic part, though this can vary from one specimen to another.[18] Ingestion of a single leaf of the plant can be fatal to an adult.[11
tropane alkaloids (trōˑ·pān alˑ·k ·loidz), powerful substances found in several plants, including deadly nightshade, jimson weed, henbane, and European mandrake, that inhibit or block the action of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. Adverse effects include dry mouth, blurred vision, delirium, and drowsiness.
Jonas: Mosby's Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (c) 2005, Elsevier.


Symptoms of Plant poisoning -- Indole alkaloids

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Plant poisoning -- Indole alkaloids includes the 13 symptoms listed below:
OK that should  be enough poison to understand how nightshades may be hurting you.   I tried it.  I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Osteopenia and Breast cancer survivor.  I eliminated the nightshades from my diet for 2 months and then went out to eat and had a nice helping of hashbrowns with onions - result - two days later I felt like I was hit by a truck.  I could hardly move I got a flair that kept me in tears for two days.  A month later I ate a bowl of chili and the very next day I felt like I had the flu.  I was weak, muscle spasms all over my body and I groaned constantly.  I have not eaten a nightshade since then and have gone off of Prednisone and pain killers.  Simple Tylenol now works for me and it is amazing.  My inflammation markers are now on the charts and amazing of all is that my sed rate is much lower - almost normal.
So leaving the Deadly NIghtshades out of your diet  may improve your health dramatically as it did mine.  It is worth a try....