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Steak On A Stick

Steak On A Stick
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
  • 4 eye of round steaks
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple -- (in heavy syrup)
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup vermouth -- (sweet or dry)
  1. Cut meat in to strips.
  2. Mix pineapple, teriyaki sauce and vermouth.
  3. Pour over meat.
  4. Cover and marinate meat overnight.
  5. Put meat on skewers.
  6. Grill to your desired wellness.

Pineapple Jicama Slushie

Pineapple Jicama Slushie
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2
  • 1 can pineapple chunks in natural juices - undrained
  • ½ cup jicama, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 4 ice cubes
  1. Put pineapple with juice, jicama, orange juice, and ice in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and serve.


Pink Salmon Patties

Pink Salmon Patties
Recipe type: Fish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5
  • 1 can (5 oz) salmon, skin and bones removed, drained
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Make 4 to 5 patties out of mixture.
  3. In large skillet cook patties over medium-high heat in Olive Oil until browned on both sides.
  4. Serve on buns.


Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Sweet And Sour Meatballs
Recipe type: Entree
  • 1 pound turkey mince
  • 2 ounces breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion -- peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion -- peeled and sliced
  • 2 carrots -- cut into thin stick
  • 1 green pepper -- deseeded and
  • ½ pint chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 8 ounces pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 4 ounces bean sprouts
  • chopped spring onions or -- snipped chives
  1. Combine turkey mince with chopped onion, Chinese Five Spice, breadcrumbs, and seasoning
  2. Roll into 16 balls
  3. Add Ketchup, vinegar, stock and demerara sugar
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer
  5. Add turkey balls, cover and simmer for 20 minutes
  6. Drain the juice from the pineapple and sit it aside
  7. Blend the pineapple juice with the cornflour
  8. Remove turkey balls from the sauce and place on your serving dish
  9. Stir the cornflour mix into the sauce
  10. Stir constantly while bringing to a boil
  11. Reduce heat and let simmer until sauce is thick and clear
  12. Stir pineapple chunks and brean sprouts into the sauce mix
  13. Pour sauce over meatballs
  14. Sprinkle chives or spring onions on top of the meatballs and enjoy

Simple Curried Pineapple Rice

Simple Curried Pineapple Rice
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1½ cups uncooked rice
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1½ cup diced pineapple
  1. Put broth and rice in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet heat butter over medium-low heat, then add onion, curry powder, garlic powder, and diced pineapple and cook together just until onion are tender.
  5. Add the cooked rice to the skillet over low heat, stir and allow to heat until rice is mixed with all ingredients and warm.
  6. Server Immediately while still hot.


Three Easy Rice Recipes Your Kids Will Love


Creating meals that kids will eat without complaint can be a difficult, especially when trying to include healthy foods.   I usually try to sneak squash, carrots and other vegetables in to rice dishes.
Disguising nutritious foods inside of foods you know your kids will eat is one way to get your kids to at least ingest some vitamins and minerals. But, wouldn’t it be nice to actually introduce your kids to nutrition rather than trick them into eating it?
One ‘Superfood’ your kids probably already like is rice. This nutrient-rich food has no doubt been on your family’s table, and your child’s highchair tray, since he or she could pick up a kernel or two and aim for their mouth.
But, I suspect that as your kids got older, they lost interest in that fluffy white pile of rice on their plate. Taste buds change and mature and now they want something a bit more appealing, and can you blame them? When was the last time you ate a pile of plain white or brown rice? It doesn’t exactly tempt the palate.
Luckily, for you and your kids, there are plenty of easy, fun, and tasty ways to re-introduce your family to the wonders of rice. And, you won’t even have to hide the rice inside another food to get your kids to eat it! Here are a few fun and easy rice ideas to try on your family.

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs Over Rice
You’ll need chicken meat cut into small cubes, pineapple chunks, either fresh or canned in natural juices, a can of natural pineapple juice if you wish, and other vegetables your child may like, such as grape tomatoes. You’ll also need cooked brown or enriched white rice and skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes. The ‘recipe’ is simple. Cook the rice according to package directions, but substitute at least some of the water with pineapple juice.
Preheat your broiler and lightly oil your broiler pan. Alternate the chicken, pineapple, and vegetables on skewers, then brush the kabobs lightly with good olive oil. Broil just until chicken is cooked through, turning at least once during cooking time. Serve the kabobs over a plate of cooked rice. This looks so grown up and tastes super delicious with the sweet pineapple.

Layered Arroz Con Queso With Beans
This dish is made by laying smashed pinto beans (or refried beans) in the bottom of a shallow casserole dish, then topping with a layer of cooked brown or white rice, and then spreading a layer of low fat cottage cheese over, and finally sprinkling a layer of shredded low fat Cheddar cheese or a mixture of cheese on top.
Cover the baking dish and put in the oven just until mixture is hot and bubbly. Remove from the oven and uncover the dish, then let stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes before serving. This dish is a cross between mac and cheese and nachos. What’s not to love?

Rice Crust Pizza Time
For this recipe you’ll just be making a pizza crust out of rice, then topping it with whatever your kids like, within reason, of course. You’ll need about 3 cups of cooked rice and 1 egg for a 10 inch pizza crust. Cook brown rice or white rice, or a combination. Allow the rice to cool to room temperature.
When rice is cooled, mix a whole egg into the rice, smashing it together with a fork to combine well. Add seasonings if you wish, like oregano and salt. Form the smashed rice into a ball on a work surface and cover it with plastic wrap, then use your hands to press the rice mixture into a flat circle, pizza crust style. Place the crust on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees until browned nicely, about 10 minutes, then remove and let it cool down. While it cools, prepare whatever ingredients you want to top the pizza crust with. Add your toppings and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until all the toppings are nice and hot and any cheese you added has melted. Then remove, let cool slightly, and enjoy.
Most kids started out loving their little piles of rice on their highchair tray. It was fun to play with and even a few kernels found their way to the tummy. Finding super nutritious foods to get your kids to eat just got easier now that you have these simple ways to re-introduce rice into your family’s diet. Give these dishes a try and then see if your kids can come up with a few ideas of their own!

Strawberry Surprise Freezer Jam


Strawberry Surprise Freezer Jam
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
  • 1 pint boxes of fresh strawberries, washed, drained and hulls removed
  • 2½ Cups of fresh pineapple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 7 Cups sugar
  • 2 packages (1¾ oz) powdered pectin
  • 1 Cups cold water
  • 4 pint freezer containers with lids
  1. Place strawberries in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Use a potato masher to crush the strawberries.
  3. Measure out 2½ Cups strawberries and place in a separate bowl and add pineapple to strawberries.
  4. Add in sugar slowly and combined completely.
  5. Place the cold water in a saucepan over medium heat and add pectic and bring to boil for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Pour the water mixture into with the fruit.
  8. Stir well to combine.
  9. Continue stirring 4 minutes.
  10. Pour into the pt freezer containers and cover.
  11. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.
  12. Freeze after 24 hours.
  13. Jam will stay good in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  14. To use, remove from freezer and allow to come to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  15. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.



Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
  • 2¼ pounds steak
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 3 dried chiles arboles
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • one orange and one lemon -- zest
  • **PICO de GALLO**
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 chile jalapenos - seeded & chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ½ onion -- cut up
  • 2 large ripe avocados -- peeled, pitted and quartered
  • 1 canned jalapeno
  • one lemon -- juice of
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. **Marinade/Meat Filling**
  2. Combine pineapple juice, orange juice, white wine, lemon juice, water, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, chiles and butter.
  3. Marinate meat for approximately 2 hours.
  4. Grill meat, basting with marinade. You can do this outside on a BBQ grill or you can do it in your broiler.
  5. After meat is cooked, cut in to thin strips and serve on flour tortillas.
  6. **GUACAMOLE**
  7. Chop onion in food processor.
  8. Add avocados, jalapeno, lemon juice, salt and pepper to food processor and process for five to ten seconds
  9. **PICO de GALLO**
  10. Combine all ingredients in bowl and set aside for 3 hours.

Grilled Salmon


Grilled Salmon
Recipe type: Fish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • 1½ pounds salmon steaks or fillets
  • 1 6 ounces can unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • vegetable oil spray
  1. Rinse fish and pat dry
  2. Arrange fish in a baking pan.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over steaks.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight
  5. Preheat grill.
  6. Lightly spray grill top or grill pan with vegetable oil (do not spray on open flame).
  7. Remove steaks from marinade and place steaks on hot, 4 to 5 inches from heat.
  8. Grill 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.