Bone-In Rib Eye & Pasta In Peanut Sauce

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Since  I am on a set meal plan for the time being, I am cooking a lot of goodies like this one for my very appreciative neighbor who, together with his wife and kid, loves good food but is (not yet) very successful in the kitchen, although this starts to change a bit since I am guiding him/them whenever I have the time :-)
(I taste all of what I cook for them, but I can not eat any of it) :-(
This one was a great hit, especially the pasta . I had spaghetti in my larder and used those, but if you want the dish to be a bit more Asian in appearance, you might want to use cellophane/ or rice-noodles instead.
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Bone-In Rib Eye & Pasta In  Peanut Sauce, served with ponzu dipping sauce and thai chili dipping sauce

Bone-In Rib Eye & Pasta In Peanut Sauce, served with ponzu dipping sauce and thai chili dipping sauce

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Bone-In Rib Eye & Pasta In  Peanut Sauce

Bone-In Rib Eye & Pasta In Peanut Sauce

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MEAL PLAN – WEEK TWO

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Week Two -
“Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food”
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Daily Breakfast - Fruit/Tea  (fibrous fruit + unsweetened tea of your choice)
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Daily Lunch Energy bar/Fruits  (fruits of your choice + energy bar of your choice)
(many different brands / types of Energy Bars are available – consult your doctor/nutritionist)
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Daily Dinner -

Monday – “Shrimp, Broccolini And Ramen Noodles In Ginger/Garlic Broth”
Tuesday – “Grilled Roman Romaine Feast”
Wednesday - “ Pepperonata & Chicken Parisienne”
Thursday – “Red Beet Delight”
Friday – “Sauteed Pork medallions With Mushrooms And Pasta”
Saturday – “ Karachi Butter Chicken”
Sunday – “Salad Florentine”
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Monday – “Shrimp, Broccolini And Ramen Noodles In Ginger/Garlic Broth”
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Shrimp, Broccolini And Ramen Noodles In Ginger/Garlic Broth

Shrimp, Broccolini And Ramen Noodles In Ginger/Garlic Broth

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Tuesday – “Grilled Roman Romaine Feast”
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Grilled Romaine Feast

Grilled Roman Romaine Feast

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Wednesday - “ Pepperonata & Chicken Parisienne”
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Pepperonata & Chicken Parisienne

Pepperonata & Chicken Parisienne

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Thursday – “Red Beet Delight”
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Red Beet Delight

Red Beet Delight

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Friday – “Sauteed Pork Medallions With Mushrooms And Pasta”
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auteed Pork Medaiilons With Mushrooms And Pasta

Sauteed Pork  Medallions With Mushrooms And Pasta

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Saturday – “ Karachi Butter Chicken”
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Karachi Butter Chicken

Karachi Butter Chicken

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Sunday – “Salad Florentine”
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Salad Florentine

Salad Florentine

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P.S.
Update after my own completion of Week Three :
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So far I have lost 19.5 lbs of weight in three weeks of  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food”  meal plan.
I feel much better, sleep much better and on top of all the benefits of living a bit more on the sensible side of life, I eat as much as I want. (Except on the two days of the week which allow me a dinner of anything I crave, although in much smaller portions).
I have to admit that I fell off the wagon twice:
– Once in Week One: I had a pizza for lunch :-(
- Once in Week Two: I had a couple of strawberry-filled doughnuts after dinner :-(

If you want to read more about my new, very much improved lifestyle, click HERE.

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Salad Portuguese

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This  beauty of a salad will conclude Week One of “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” meal plan. (There will be an initial 4 week plan)
For everybody not yet interested in a bit of a healthier lifestyle, I suggest you try this salad anyway. Healthier and lighter food in my case does certainly not mean tasteless and boring. :-)  (As is the case with so many other lifestyle food suggestions out there) :-(
Now, I understand that sardines are not everybody’s favorite seafood, but as usual, feel free to replace them with the seafood of your preference, such as shrimp, lobster, sole, salmon, clams, mussels, scallops, crab meat, etc.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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So far I have lost 12 lbs in two weeks of “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” meal plan.
I feel much better, sleep much better and on top of all the benefits of living a bit more on the sensible side of life, I eat as much as I want. (Except on the two days of the week which allow me a dinner of anything I crave, although in much smaller portions).
If you want to read more about my new, very much improved lifestyle, click HERE.
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ChefsOpinion will of course keep its original format, content and attitude :-)
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Salad Portuguese

Salad Portuguese

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Salad Portuguese

Salad Portuguese

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Rôti De Porc Avec Sauce Au Cèpe Porcini

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Rôti De Porc Avec Sauce Au Cèpe Porcini
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This  was the first “leftovers” dish I prepared from the “ROAST FRESH HAM WITH CARAWAY JUS” a few weeks back.
Remember, to make this dish “lighter and healthier comfort food”, you must cut back on the portion size big time – the pictured portion should serve three people :-)

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Link to Lattkes (Potato Pancakes)  (Kartoffelpuffer)
Link to Apple Sauce (Apfelmus)
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Link to original dish  Roast Fresh Ham With Caraway Jus
Link to the second leftover dish  The German Dip
Link to the third leftover dish Gebratene Schweinehaxe

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Rôti De Porc Avec Sauce Au Cèpe Porcini

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Beef , Shiitake And and Mung Bean Noodles In Ginger/Garlic Broth

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Here  you have one of these dishes were you can have a meal fit for a king with a minimum effort of labor and a very reasonable cost of ingredients.
Just plan ahead and either cook the beef the day before you want to eat the soup, or, if you want to have it for dinner after work, start the beef and it’s broth as soon as you get up in the morning. Bring it to a simmer, let it cook for as long as you can before you leave the house, then just let the beef cool in the broth until you get home. Also at that point, soak the shiitake in some of the hot broth during the day. From there it will only take another 10 minutes to finish this sexy beauty (the time to cook the noodles) and voilà ! –  ready for a soup as good (or better) as you can get in your favorite noodle-house. :-)

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Beef , Shiitake And and Mung Bean Noodles In Ginger.Garlic Broth

Beef , Shiitake And and Mung Bean Noodles In Ginger/Garlic Broth

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Beef , Shiitake And and Mung Bean Noodles In Ginger.Garlic Broth

Beef , Shiitake And and Mung Bean Noodles In Ginger/Garlic Broth

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Hier Geht’s Zur Deutschen Seite

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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
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> 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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