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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Southern Dirty Rice made with Handmade Ground Chicken Sausage

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
2 cups Uncooked Chicken Sausage
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 t. Italian Seasoning
1 t sage
2 t red cayenne pepper
1 t basil
3 T chicken  or vegetable consume
2 T melted butter
2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 Cups Cooked Rice

Saute onion, green pepper, celery, and sausage together in large sauce pan over medium heat, stirring the mixture until brown, reduce heat to med-low add seasoning , mix well, toss in cooked rice gently stirring, BE CAREFUL not to damage rice.  Remove from heat, mix in melted butter. olive oil..let stand 5 minutes.  Serve 

Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice

1 small package of red beans soaked overnite in sea salt and water (drained)
1 cup chopped white onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup homemade salsa
1 small can tomato sauce
1 t. black pepper
1 jalapeƱo sliced down the middle
1 t. red pepper
1 t Italian seasoning
3 T vegetable consomme or bouillon
1 t dried parsley
3 cups of water
 Mix all ingredients together in Crock pot or slow cooker for 4 hours, serve over steamed  basmati rice

Monday, May 2, 2011

Buttermilk marinade for southern fried chicken

3 eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
1 t salt
1 t black pepper
1 t paprika
1 t parsley
1 t thyme
1 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1 t cayenne pepper
 Blend together mix well

Pour over chicken, chill marinade while you cook the greens and cornbread!

Easy Pecan Pie

1 cup karo syrup
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 T butter melted
1 vanilla bean (vanilla extract has alcohol unless pure vanilla)
2 cups chopped pecans
1 marie calendars kosher pie crust

preheat oven to 350 degrees
mix first five ingredients together
pour into crust
baked 60 minutes
cool 2 hours

serve with whipping cream

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chicken Meatloaf and Pennsylvania Dutch Parsley Potatoes

On my recent trip to Harrisburg Pennsylvania I had the opportunity to experience the local flavor of the Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.......I hope this hearty meal satisfy your need for comfort food.
Chicken Meatloaf
1 pound of ground chicken
1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1 stalk of celery minced
1 small onion minced
1/2 green pepper minced
2 cloves of garlic pressed
1 t black pepper
1 t salt
1 t italian seasoning
1 t thyme
1/2 t salt
1 t parsley
Pre Heat oven to 325
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl, form into loaf pan, cover and bake 50-60 minutes until well done.

Parsley Potatoes
2 pounds of parsley potatoes large cubes (rinsed and drained)
2 T fresh chopped parsley
1/2 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic pressed
1/2 cup of butter
2 T olive oil
1 t black pepper
2 T knorr vegetable bouillon
1/4 cup heavy  cream
In large skillet saute onion, garlic until tender, add water, black pepper, butter, bring to a boil, dissolve vegetable bouillon, add potatoes, reduce heat and boil until tender (about 20 minutes), stirring occassionally.  Fold in parsley, olive oil and cream.  Remove from heat, let stand 10 minutes and serve.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Asalaam Alaikum Muslim Snackers/Shabat Shalom my Jewish Snackers,
In a recent trip to the IANT masjid located in Richardson Texas, I noticed the store inside selling Cheetos and Doritos ; after a brief conversation with the children playing inside and consuming these snacks I politely informed them of their mis-education. The poor misguided children automatically assumed they were halal since they were being sold in the masjid.....well pay attention they are not! 
There are many snacks such as potato chips that is not Halal or Kosher, and I will inform you of some the brands that many of us probably eat all the time and don't realize what they contain lard (a pork by-product).
If these snack brands do not have the UD, or KD symbol on the bag you should probably not buy it, unless you are the kind of person that does not follow the Halal and Kosher dietary requirements, spiritually and mentally.
Number one on the list of Non-Halal snacks is stated below:
Cheetos- the cheese is made from pork animal rennet's as a ingredient.
Baked Tostitos - salsa cream, bite cheddar quesadilla
Fritos Texas Grill, Sabrositas, Chilli Cheese
Baked Lays- KC Masterpiece, Sour Cream and Onion
Ruffles- Cheddar & Sour Cream
Pringles- Cheez Ums, Mesquite BBQ, Sour Cream 

These are just a few snacks I have listed that does not have the UD or K symbol on the product and by the way a little advice for those who are interested in these items look for the symbols on your favorite snacks to be sure you're not buying non-Halal foods. Until Next Time...Chowbaby!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Warm Weather is coming.....beware of ice cream! Ice Cream is high in calcium, vitamin D, which can serve as a vital part of the neuromuscular growth as well as immune system.  It can also be high in fat and sugar so please proceed with caution when serving up your favorite dish of this american classic.  Many of us might not be aware that all ice creams are not halal. 

The next time you are in the store buying groceries and decide to pick up your favorite ice cream look at the brand
and if it contains the UD or K D symbols on them. 

These brand of ice cream and dairy products are NOT Halal and contain gelatin or form of gelatin used for binding.
Dean- all cream flavors
Healthy Choice
Blue Bell

If you look for the brands listed below  they have UD or KD on the
products and the meet Halal standards. (Surah 2:172)
Blue Bunny
Haagen Dazs
Ben & Jerry UD
Dreyers K or UD only

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My sisters Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe!

Whole roasted chicken skin removed and diced.
2 8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese
3/4 cup of blue cheese
1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
1 cup of red hot sauce
1 tsp garlic  powder
Preheat oven 350 degrees.Mix room tempature cream cheese with blue cheese, red hot sauce and garlic powder. Add diced chicken. Pour into 8 x 8 greased glass baking dish or ramekins. Bake 15 minutes. Pour cheese over dish and return to oven. Bake another 10 minutes.
 Serve with white corn chips