Why it is awesome to cook

Apr 21, 2014 by

I haven’t been posting a lot lately, but I have still been cooking quite a bit.  More than every actually because of the new keto diet I’ve been on lately.

A couple things I’ve noticed in cooking a lot more.

  1. I’m really good at cooking eggs now.  It’s funny how you don’t think of cooking as practice, but it is.  The more you do it, the better you become at it.
  2. It is still a lot of fun to sit back and eat something wonderful you have made yourself

All that said, I came across this video and it’s worth a watch.

As I have been cooking a lot, I have many recipes ready to post, now I just need to find the time to post them.

Stay tuned

Ben…

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A Simple Crunchy Salad

Apr 21, 2014 by

I love this salad.  I love this salad for several reasons.  First, its delicious.  Second, its super easy to make.  Third, its very easy to make ahead of time and then mix all the parts together when you are ready to eat it… aka its great to take camping.  And fourth, it uses the cabbage I grow in my garden and sometimes I struggle to find recipes to eat all the cabbage. But this salad is very easy to make, is very tasty and is a nice change from the normal boring salad. IMG_3245 Here’s how you make it. First you will need a head of cabbage.  here is an awesome one that I grabbed from the garden. IMG_3087 Second, you’ll need some chicken.  I used the leftover chicken I had from the Greek Pita recipe.  It was super tasty, but you can just use any chicken however you’d like to prepare it.  Cut it up into chunks and cook it up. IMG_3104 Next you’ll need some Oriental flavor top ramen.  You know its awesome when there is ramen in it! IMG_3114 Before you open the ramen package, smash it against the counter a few times to break it up. IMG_3120   IMG_3124 You want to chop up the cabbage.  If you have a mandoline slicer, now is the time to bust it out and use it. IMG_3131 Chicken is cooked and looking and smelling awesome.  Set it aside. IMG_3140 Throw the ramen noodles in a sauce pan. IMG_3143 Add a couple tablespoons of butter and the oriental seasoning packet and cook it up for a few minutes.   You want it to remain crunchy and mix in the flavor, so only cook it for a c0uple of minutes. IMG_3148 that is a lot of cabbage, but thats why I love this recipe.  If you keep the parts separated you can mix it together any time you are ready to enjoy this. IMG_3155 Ok, now to make the dressing for this salad.   Super easy.  In a small tupperware container mix 1/4 cup sugar. IMG_3186 Then add 1/4 cup white wine vinegar IMG_3195 Then a tablespoon of oil. IMG_3207 and finally a teaspoon of pepper. IMG_3221 Now put the lid on and shake it up.  You are done with the dressing. IMG_3205 If you are making this all at once, put the cabbage in a big bowl and add 1 cup of peanuts.   Then add the chicken and salad dressing and shake it all up.  Top it off with the crunchy raman noodles and you are set.  I prefer to leave the components separated so I can make the salads individually.  Again this is super easy to make ahead of time and put into separate zip lock backs for camping.  Its a great lite salad to break out at lunch. IMG_3242Here is the final product.  The savory chicken with the tangy and sweet dressing mixes with the crunchy noodles for the perfect salad that has an amazing texture.  Try this salad out next time you want something new and tasty.  It is awesome.

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