Cafe ‘Dre

My never ending quest to make the perfect moist and chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Wet Ingredients:

1 1/2 sticks of butter (unsalted)

1 egg and 1 egg yolk

1 cup of brown sugar (packed)

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

1 tbs vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

2 cups of all purpose flour (I’ll use bread flour next time to see if I get a chewier cookie)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Directions:  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Melt butter in a double boiler. Place melted butter in a bowl, add sugar and mix with a whisk.  Add eggs and vanilla, whisk together.  Add dry ingredients, flour, baking soda and salt. Mix gently with a spoon.  Do to over mix or cookies will be tough.  Cover bowl with foil and chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.  Scoop dough onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-18 mins the edges should be brown.  Cool and enjoy.

New Recipe- Curry Shrimp

Curry Shrimp

I usually use this brand of curry sauce to make all of my curry dishes.  In the past I’ve made Curry Tofu and Veggies.  Today I used shrimp to make a delicious pescatarian meal.

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Ingredients:

1 box of curry sauce mix

1-2 lbs of raw shrimp (de-vein)

2 large russet potatoes

2 carrots

1 white onion

1-2 tbs minced garlic

2-3 tbs of oil (olive or canola)

3-31/2 cups of water

steamed brown or white rice

Step 1:

Dice up russet potatoes and carrots.

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Step 2:

Wash shrimp.  I thawed frozen shrimp which were already de-veined.

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Step 3:

Chop up a white onion and add 1 tbs of minced garlic to 2 tbs of oil (olive, canola, etc.).  Sauté until onions are translucent (4-5 minutes).

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Step 4:

Add potatoes and carrots and 1 1/2 cup of water to pot.  Add 1/2 of the curry brick and stir.  Heat for about 20 minutes or until potatoes and carrots start to get tender.

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Step 5:

Add another 1 1/2 cups of water and the other half of the curry brick.  Stir until curry brick is dissolved.  Add shrimp.  Add another 1/2 cup of water.  Cook until the shrimp are bright pink (8-10 minutes)

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Step 6:

Serve with steamed brown or white rice.

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Peace and Love

I decided that I wanted to make something low calorie and satisfying for dinner tonight.

I chose to use my Falafel Mix that I purchased from Wholefoods.  I decided to bake the falafels rather than fry them.  Directions for preparing the falafels are on the side of the box.

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The salad turned out to be very tasty.  I made my own dressing for the salad.

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Falafel Dressing Recipe:

Ingredients:

3 tbs of Sour Cream or Yogurt

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp dill

1/2 lemon’s juice

3 small bell peppers (yellow, red or orange) diced

4 green onions diced

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.  I used my NutriBullet.

salt and pepper to taste

Peace and Love

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