Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recipes for Making Greek Medley, Pennine Asparagus and Turkey Waldorf Pasta Salads

The recipes described below are for making Greek medley salad, pennine asparagus with parsley pesto salad, and turkey waldorf pasta salad. These recipes are made from low fat ingredients, and are quick and easy to prepare.

Recipe for Greek Medley Salad



* 120ml of chopped English cucumber
* 70ml of olive oil
* 25ml of red wine vinegar
* 250ml of cherry tomatoes
* 50ml of chopped green onion
* 1 garlic clove
* 500ml of small shell pasta
* 25ml of lemon juice
* 120ml of sliced pitted medium ripe olives
* 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
* 125ml of crumbled festa cheese
* 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper
* 60ml of chopped red onions
* 15ml of chopped fresh parsley
* 1/4 teaspoon of salt


- Cut each cherry tomato into two halves. Cut the garlic into very small sizes
- Put the tomatoes, olives, cheese, cucumber and the red and green onions into a large bowl and mix them gently
- Put the vinegar, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, oregano and pepper into another bowl and stir vigorously in order to mix them properly
- Put salted water into a saucepan and allow it to boil. Add the shell pasta and cook for 10 minutes in order for the pasta to become tender but firm
- Drain the water and rinse the pasta. Put the pasta into the first bowl containing the tomatoes
- Sprinkle generously with the dressing in the second bowl and mix gently. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Recipe for Pennine Asparagus with Parsley Pesto


Ingredients (Pesto)

* 50ml of grated parmesan cheese
* 2 garlic cloves
* 250ml of fresh Italian parsley
* 2 tablespoons of toasted pine nuts
* 130ml of olive oil

Ingredients (Salad)

* 450g of asparagus
* 130ml of olive oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
* 750ml of pennine lisce  
* 1 red bell pepper


- Cut the garlic into very small sizes. Cut the asparagus into 5cm pieces. Cut the red pepper into thin slices
-  Drain the liquid out of the sun-dried tomatoes and cut into thin slices
- Put the parsley, cheese, pine nuts and olive oil into a blender and blend them together. Add garlic, stir it and set aside
- Put salted water into a large saucepan and allow to boil. Add the asparagus and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove the asparagus and rinse with cold water. Set it aside
- Add the pennine into the boiling water above, and cook for about 10minutes. Remove from pot and rinse with water 
- Put the pennine, asparagus, red bell pepper and sun-dried tomatoes into a bowl and stir gently to mix them
- Add the pesto (blended mixture that was set aside), stir gently and serve immediately.

Recipes for Turkey Waldorf Pasta Salad

* 50mml of cooked turkey,
* 2 red-skinned apple
* 50ml of low fat yogurt
* 750ml of bocconcini pasta
* 2 celery stalks  
* 180ml of low-fat mayonnaise
* 50ml of chopped fresh parsley
* 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
* 120ml of toasted walnut pieces
* A pinch of pepper
* A pinch of salt


- Slice the celery stalk into small sizes
- Cut out the inner part of the apple along with the seeds, and cut the apple into cubes
- Put salted water into a large saucepan and allow to boil. Add the pasta and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove the pasta from the pot, rinse it and set aside
- Put the apples, mustard, turkey, yogurt, celery, mayonnaise, salt and pepper into a bowl, stir gently to mix them together
- Add the pasta, parsley and walnut, stir and serve immediately.   

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

101 Top sites To Get Cooking Recipes

It is not so easy to find great recipes for various events or occasions. However there are many websites on the internet where you can get delicious recipes. So it is important to know where to look when searching for such sites. If you are in that position of compiling a long list of your favorite recipes, then this blog should solve that problem, since a list of top sites have been researched here.

Here is a list of 101 top site where you can get good quality recipes for cooking. This rating is based on a research that I carried out recently. I will try as much as possible to always update this list every month, since a website ranking position can change at any time and for so many reasons.

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What do you think about this list? Let me know your views and suggestions through the comment box below. Your comments will be highly appreciated.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Recipes for Making Stracciatella and Mussel Soup

These recipes for making Stracciatella and mussel soup are prepared from low fat ingredients. They are Italian classics which are quick and easy to prepare.

Recipe for Stracciatella


* 130ml of orzo
* 300g of spinach
* 2L of chicken stock
* 50ml of grated parmesan cheese
* 1 egg, slightly beaten


- Chop the spinach into very small sizes
- Put the chicken stock in a large saucepan and allow to it to boil over a high heat
- Add the orzo, stir and cook for 12 minutes in order for the orzo to become tender but firm
- Add the spinach and stir. Add the egg and stir continuously
- Sprinkle the parmesan cheese into it and serve while hot.

Recipe for Mussel Soup


* 900g of mussels (small clams can also be used)
* 6 slices of bread that has been made to harden
* 1 medium size onion
* 380ml of chicken stock
* 120ml of white wine
* 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
* 15ml of tomato paste
* 4 garlic cloves
* 30ml of olive oil
* 1 teaspoon of dried basil
* 800ml of canned tomatoes
* salt and pepper


- Chop the garlic and onion into very small sizes
- Scrub and wash the mussel properly, and remove beards. Discard any mussel whose shell has been cracked
- Put the white wine in a deep-bottom saucepan and allow to boil over high heat
- Add the mussels, cover the pan and allow to boil for about 2 minutes so that the almost all the mussels will be opened
- Remove the mussels from the pan and discard any mussel that is not opened
- Remove pan from heat. Sieve the broth (i.e. the thick wine) by using a cheese-cloth-lined sieve, and set the liquid aside
- Toast the slices of bread and rub one side of each slice with half of the garlic, and set aside
- Put the olive oil into another saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the onion, basil and the remaining garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste and the sieved broth that was set aside. Increase heat to medium-high and cook for 2 minutes in order for the liquid to become thick
- Add the chicken stock and canned tomatoes, and then stir. Simmer over medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper to taste
- Add the mussels, stir and cook for about 8 minutes
- Put 1 toasted slice of bread in a soup bowl used for serving, and add some soup. Serve immediately and garnish with parsley.

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