Recipes using simple ingredients found in most homes.
1 . POTATO SALAD
5 lbs Russet potatoes
8 hard boiled eggs
2 tbs sweet relish
1/2 jar sweet gherkin pickles
1 diced onion
4 pieces of celery
6 tbs mayonnaise
- Prepare ingredients: dice onion, crop gherkins, chop celery, mash eggs.
- Boil potatoes, with skin on, until semi soft (easily poked with a fork).
- Drain and cool.
- Peel skin off potatoes.
- Chop potatoes into bite sized sections.
- Add ingredients along with 3 tbs of gherkin pickle juice.
- Mix with hands until well blended.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
2 . CURRY CHICKEN
3 lbs chicken breast (boneless, skinless).
1/2 cup curry powder (hot, mild or regular).
1 stalk green onion.
1 medium onion.
1 tsp. Thyme.
salt & pepper to taste.
1 tsp. Jamaican pimento (optional).
1 tbls. cooking oil.
Clean the chicken well, and cut into nice size pieces. Add all of the spices to the chicken and marinate for no less than 3 hours. Brown the chicken slightly, while leaving some of the spices in the bowl. Add water to the bowl then pour into the pot. Make sure there is enough water in the bottom of the pot for the chicken to simmer in. Cook on medium heat until the liquid starts to thicken and becomes like gravy. Make sure the chicken is well cooked (no hint of pink).
Serve with rice and green vegetables and enjoy.
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3 . CORN BREAD
1 cup Alder’s Yellow Corn Meal.
1 cup of all-purpose flour.
half cup granulated sugar.
1 tbsp. baking powder.
1 tsp. Salt.
1 cup milk.
1 third cup vegetable oil.
3 large eggs lightly beaten.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place two tbsp. shortening in 8-inch square baking pan. Place in hot oven until shortening is melted. Combine dry ingredients in medium sized bowl. Combine milk, oil and eggs in small bowl. Mix well. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick in center comes out clean. Serve warm.
4 . APPLE PIE
4 golden delicious apples.
4 Fuji apples.
1 cup sugar.
1 tbs flour.
1 tsp cinnamon.
1 tsp vanilla.
1 tbs butter.
2 1/2 cups flour.
1 cup Crisco.
5-7 tbs water.
Core, peel, and slice the apples.
Put apples in a bowl with all the other filling ingredients except butter.
Cut Crisco into flour with pastry cutter until crumbly.
Add 5-7 tbs ice water and mix the dough with hands.
Separate the dough into two balls.
Roll one half dough on floured surface with a rolling pin. Place in bottom of pie plate and fill with filling.
Roll out second half of dough for the top crust. Place it over the apple mixture.
Bake pie for one hour at 425 degrees, then for 15 minutes at 375 degrees
5 . SALMON
4 (6oz.) salmon fillets.
1tbsp. oat bran.
1 1/2 tsp. dill weed.
1/2 tsp. thyme leaves.
1/2 tsp. onion powder.
1 tsp. Paprika.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oat bran, dill weed, thyme leaves, onion powder, and paprika. Sprinkle over salmon fillets. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings
6 . STEW
1 1b. ground beef.
chilli powder and Toni’s seasoning.
2 cans ranch style beans.
1 can whole kernel corn.
chopped corn chips.
1 small can tomato sauce.
Boil potatoes with chilli powder.
Brown ground beef with onions and seasonings.
Drain potatoes; don’t drain pot, put potatoes back in pot and add meat mixture, beans, corn and tomato sauce. Serve over corn chip
7 . POTATO SALAD.
6-8 average-size potatoes.
1 medium onion.
3-4 T oil.
3-4 T vinegar.
salt and pepper to taste.
1.Boil potatoes in their skin until soft.
- Chop onion.
- Let potatoes sit in cold water until you can handle
them. Then the skins will peel off.
- Slice potatoes and mix with remaining ingredients.
- Add more vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
8 . PEPPER
Pepper is the number position in spice. We may think salt is; However salt is not a spice but is a mineral.
The most popular types of peppercorns are black, white, green and pink. They are produced by harvesting the berries before they are fully ripe and drying them.
The best flavour and aroma is obtained by freshly grinding them directly on the dish you are preparing. Pre-ground spices always lose their freshness and ability to season as time passes.
One of the best vegetables you can eat is a sweet potato. They are loaded with vitamin A, arytenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fibre. You can bake and then mix in crushed pineapple for sweetness.
Bananas contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium.