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Trottole Alla Fortunello

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Although  this dish might not look very “light and healthy”, the small portion served makes it as promised – “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food”. (I share the portions pictured with one of my neighbors) :-)
I have, contrary to classic cooking methods, omitted to saute the coppa ham, prosciutto ham and the salame. I rather love the taste and texture of the protein without sauteing them over piping hot pasta (make sure you slice the coppa, prosciutto and the salame paper-thin), but as usual, if you prefer to saute them, don’t hesitate to do so.

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Trottole Alla Fortunello

Trottole Alla Fortunello

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DOWNLOADABLE DESKTOP CALENDAR FEBRUARY 2015

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Downloadable Monthly Calendar, February 2015, US Edition and International Edition
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To display the calendar on your computer screen :
> download the calendar of your choice to your desktop,
> right-click on the image,
> choose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, (exact wording will depend on the browser you use).

If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference panel :
Control Panel
> Display
> Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image. (Mac users will have to use different commands to the same effect).
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“Click here for “Blueberry Delight Recipe”
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February 2015 Calendar, US Edition :
 
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February Calendar US
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February 2015 Calendar, International Edition :
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February Calendar Intern.
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Cauliflower Soup With Orzo & Shrimp Salad

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Today’s post on  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” 

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Week One – Thursday Dinner
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“Cauliflower Soup With Orzo & Shrimp Salad”
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At  first I had planned to make a whole-baked cauliflower “Mornay“, but then I decided to prepare something a bit more exiting and I came up with this Beauty :-)
I actually had it twice –
The first time, (inside, with the a/c blazing as usual) freshly prepared, with the slightly warm salad added to the piping hot soup .
The second time, (outside on the porch in the hot sun) both salad and soup chilled and refreshing.
Both versions were very tasty and satisfying, absolutely fit to be added to my list of all time-favorite soups.

Note: In order to be perfect, the soup must be blended until perfectly smooth and silky.
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Cauliflower Soup With Orzo & Shrimp Salad

Cauliflower Soup With Orzo & Shrimp Salad

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Cauliflower Soup With Orzo & Shrimp Salad

Cauliflower Soup With Orzo & Shrimp Salad

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Chili-Pork Rice Sticks

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If  this dish looks too spicy for you – relax :-)
– The amount of chilies you can see in the pictures are good for my personal palette, but you should add the type (heat level) and quantity you prefer. I suggest you add chilies which are slightly milder than you can tolerate, so that you can add more of them and get that rich, fruity capsicum taste which you can only get by biting into a whole, fried or sauteed chili.
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Chili-Pork Rice Sticks

Chili-Pork Rice Sticks

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Chili-Pork Rice Sticks

Chili-Pork Rice Sticks

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Sauteed Red Beet Leaves With Steamed Swai Filet, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Parmesan Shavings & Scallions

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Today’s post on  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” 

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Week One – Wednesday Dinner
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Sautéed Red Beet Leaves With Steamed Swai Filet, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Parmesan Shavings & Scallions
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Who would have thought that red beet leaves are so yummy? !
Definitely not me, having never even considered cooking them before. But now that I have been looking into a more balanced, healthier diet, I have discovered a number of ingredients I will use in the future which will both expand my repertoire and at the same time improve my nutritional values.
Some of you might wonder why I have added cheese to this dish, since parmesan and fish does not usually end up on the same plate, but here , in my opinion, it just goes perfect with the vegetable, so in this case it won against  traditional restrictions.
And as far as the Aji Amarillo Sauce is concerned, because of its versatility, the bottled version has become a bit of a go-to condiment for me, convenient and oh-so-good :-) .

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Bon Appetit ! Enjoy a Healthy, Happy Life !
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Sauteed Red Beet Leaves With Steamed Swai Filet, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Parmesan Shavings & Scallions

Sautéed Red Beet Leaves With Steamed Swai Filet, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Parmesan Shavings & Scallions


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Sauteed Red Beet Leaves With Steamed Swai Filet, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Parmesan Shavings & Scallions

Sautéed Red Beet Leaves With Steamed Swai Filet, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Parmesan Shavings & Scallions


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Week One – Tuesday Dinner

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Today’s post on “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” 

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Week One – Tuesday Dinner
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Chicken Noodle Soup
(Cornish Hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

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Bon Appetit ! Enjoy a Healthy, Happy Life !
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Salad Tessinoise

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Salad Tessinoise

Salad Tessinoise

 

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Grilled Bone-In Rib Eye, Lentil Salad And Herbed Garlic-Yogurt

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Rib Eye Steak – suberb !
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Herbed Garlic Yogurt – delightful !!
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Lentil Salad – best EVER !!!!!!!
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A few day’s back I had some leftover lentils (see cooking instructions here). The next morning I added some olive oil, cider vinegar , lot’s of garlic paste and a bit of ketchup and dijon mustard. Today I added some diced chilies and peppers. Let me tell you, taste and texture were out of this world.
A typical example of how leftovers, when treated properly, can make a whole new great dish, sometimes even better than the original. The combination of the steak, salad and yogurt was truly outstanding. Simple food at it’s best :-).
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Grilled Bone-In Rib Eye, Lentil Salad And Herbed Garlic-Yogurt

Grilled Bone-In Rib Eye, Lentil Salad And Herbed Garlic-Yogurt

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Grilled Bone-In Rib Eye, Lentil Salad And Herbed Garlic-Yogurt

Grilled Bone-In Rib Eye, Lentil Salad And Herbed Garlic-Yogurt

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Chicken Noodle Soup (Cornish hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

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Week One, Monday.
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Bon Appetit !   Enjoy a Healthy, Happy Life !
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 Chicken Noodle Soup (Cornish hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

Chicken Noodle Soup (Cornish Hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

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 Chicken Noodle Soup (Cornish hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

Chicken Noodle Soup (Cornish hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

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 Chicken Noodle Soup (Cornish hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

Chicken Noodle Soup (Cornish hen, Whole Grain Pasta, Broccoli)

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Pierogi With Onions, Salami And Peas

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You might wonder how pepper jack cheese has found its way into this otherwise more tame, traditional Polish dish.
Usually, “Quark ” (Farmers Cheese) is the cheese of choice for pierogies, but I like the added heat the pepper jack gives to my version. But of course, you can either use any cheese of your choice (try brie!) or even omit the cheese and double the amount of onions in the filling. – Decisions, decisions ……. :-)
As for the garnish, again you can use your favorite ingredients and let your fantasy be your guide. You might want to try mushrooms, shrimp, any kind of vegetables, dried fruits, etc.
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Link to more info on Pierogies

Link to ” Pepper Lack Suffed Pierogies, Corn, Radish & Peas 

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Pierogi With Onions, Salami And Peas

Pierogi With Onions, Salami And Peas

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Below find my own pierogi recipe :
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Ingredients :

         Method :

Saute onion in butter until translucent.
Stir into the mashed potatoes, add grated cheese and yoghurt,
season with salt and cayenne pepper, mix well.To make the dough, beat together the eggs and sour cream until smooth.
Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder; stir into the sour cream mixture,
mix well and knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until firm and smooth.
Divide the dough in half, then roll out one half to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut into 3 inch rounds using a cutter or drinking glass.Place a small spoonful of the mashed potato filling into the center of each round.
Moisten the edges with water, fold over, and press together with a fork to seal.
Repeat procedure with the remaining dough and filling.Cook in boiling saltwater until dough is done, about 4 to 5 minutes,
depending on the thickest part of the dough. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain.

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