Spinach and Cheese Phyllo Triangles Recipe

Spinach and Cheese Phyllo Triangles

This is not a spanakopita recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 20 pieces

Ingredients

  • 10 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup fresh spinach blanched
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon rind grated
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Instructions

  • In the oil, cook the onion and garlic until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the cooked onion and garlic, ricotta, spinach, Parmesan cheese, lemon rind, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut the phyllo sheets into strips about 10 cm wide.
  • Lay out a strip of phyllo paper and baste it with the melted butter. Add 1-2 tbsp of the spinach filling , then fold up the paper in a triangular shape. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 °F until golden brown, about 19 minutes.

Refried Black Beans Recipe

Refried Black Beans

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion small
  • 38 oz. black beans
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Drain the black beans, and reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid.
  • Peel the onion, and cut it in half. Cut half-moons of onions, and cook until translucent (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add the beans, the liquid, salt, childi powder, and black pepper. Heat to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • As the liquid disappears, mash the beans to create a thick paste.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower large
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 450 Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  • Mix together all the spices, and coat the cauliflower.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Steak Sauce Recipe

Steak Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 1/4 cup white wine or tarragon vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp liquid pectin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 whole anchovies canned
  • 4 brown mushrooms large

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients together.
  • Simmer at low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Marinate steak 12-24 hours.

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Prep Time20 mins
Freezing Time1 d
Total Time1 d 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries fresh

Instructions

  • Blend the strawberries.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, and freeze in a 9" square baking tray overnight.

Tuom (Lebanese Garlic Sauce) Recipe

Tuom (Lebanese Garlic Sauce)

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Lebanese

Ingredients

  • 30 cloves garlic peeled
  • 3 cups canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Blend the garlic with lemon juice and salt.
  • Slowly drizzle in the oil until the tuom is light and fluffy. You can substitute other oils, but do not use olive oil.

Pad Thai Recipe

Pad Thai

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup tamarind paste
  • 1 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup sriracha sauce

Pad Thai

  • 225 g Thai rice stick noodles
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 shrimp zipperback
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • cooking oil
  • 1 lime quartered
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • striracha sauce

Instructions

  • Boil a large pot of water, and cook the rice noodles for 1-2 minutes. Strain. They should be undercooked at this point.
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil to your wok. Cook the garlic at medium heat until golden brown.
  • Add the lightly cooked noodles and 3 tbsp of sauce. Cook until the noodles begin to soften and absord the sauce. Add more sauce and/or water if needed.
  • Push the noodles to one side of the pan, and add the shrimp and eggs. Cook until the eggs are coagulated.
  • Push the noodles over the eggs and shrimp, and cook until the shrimp are pink.
  • Add the bean sprouts and green onions, and stir fry for 1-2 more minutes. Add 1-2 tbsp sauce to achieve the desired taste.
  • Top with peanuts, lime juice, and sriracha sauce to taste.

No-Knead Artisan Bread

No-Knead Artisan Bread

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1.67 cups warm water 45 degrees C
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh sage
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, yeast, salt, and herbs in a large bowl.
  • Add water until the dough is very sticky.
  • Cover the bowl and leave at room temperature for 18-24 hours.
  • Cover the counter with flour. Fold the dough in half, then form into a ball.
  • Put flour on a kitchen cloth. Put the dough on the cloth, then cover with another floured cloth. Leave for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Put a casserole dish with 2 cm of water on the bottom shelf.
  • Pull the dough out into a baguette and place on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 22 minutes, until the bread is golden brown.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Bacon-wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Bacon-wrapped Asparagus

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Canadian

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 454 g bacon thick sliced
  • toothpicks

Instructions

  • Remove the rough end from the asparagus, and cut into 10 cm pieces.
  • Cut the bacon strips in half.
  • Wrap 3-4 pieces asparagus in a piece of bacon, and hold in place with a toothpick through the bacon and several pieces of aparagus.

Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Turkey Pot Pie

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup onion chopped
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1.75 cups chicken broth
  • 1.33 cups milk
  • 4 cups turkey meat chopped into cubes
  • 1 pie crust top and bottom

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cook the mushrooms in a saucepan over medium heat until tender.
  • Over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the onion until translucent.
  • Mix in the flour and spices. Slowly add chicken broth and milk, and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until thickened.
  • Stir in the vegetables and turkey.
  • Fill a 9 inch pie with the thickened sauce. Cut slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.