Separate spring roll wrappers (same ones used for making eggrolls)
Cut bananas lengthwise in 3 inches to fit less than the width of the wrapper
Roll banana pieces in brown sugar
Lay each wrap on a board, l say a slice in the middle. You could combine both fruits if preferred.
Roll in envelope fashion, seal edge with water.
Heat oil in medium setting.
Carefully lay each roll seam side down
Fry on each side till light brown.
Then sprinkle oil with more brown sugar to caramelize if preferred or make syrup in separate saucepan.
Lift carefully from pan.
Cool off on racks with paper towel underneath. (laying the rolls directly on the towels will make it stick)
Eat immediately for crispness.
Serve with your choice of ice cream or fruit shake.
Ideal for breakfast and snack too.
1. In a frying pan/skillet, sauté garlic, onions, and tomatoes.
2. Add the bitter melon pieces.
3. Add two tbsp. shrimp paste.
4. Add to the boiled mung beans. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
5. Add spinach just before serving.
6. Serve over rice.
Prepare cake mix according to directions.
Divide the Batter into four smaller bowls. Color each batter with a color of your choice example Pink, Purple, Blue and yellow. Spoon the different color batters, in layers, into the cones, filling 1/4 of the cup
Fill each cone about 3/4 full of batter, up to first ridge. ...
Bake at 350 Degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 to 18 minutes.
Cool Completely before proceeding.
Divide the frosting into 3 or 4 bowls, add different color food coloring to each bowl. Prepare a Pipping Bag with a star tip. Spread the one color along one -quarter side of the bag. Spread the next color onto another, followed by the next color, and lastly the last color. Start Pipe rosettes onto the cupcake. Sprinkle with edible glitter.
Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the Empanada Sunburst dough: Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then whisk in the stock. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and knead until a dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, for the empanada filling: In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef,(chicken or turkey) and garlic minced (optional) and cook until the meat is cooked completely. Drain the grease and set the cooked meat aside.
In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the tomato paste, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, oregano, seasoned salt, garlic, bell peppers and onions. Cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the beef and cook over low heat for about 5 more minutes. The mixture should be moist but not dripping wet.
Divide dough in half. On generously floured surface, roll out each disk to 1/4 inch 12' circle. Place first circle on parchment -lined backing sheet. Spoon a 3/4 cup of chili in center of the circle then spread remaining chili in a ring about 2" from the edge of the circle. Lay second dough circle over chili mixture. Press 4" bowl, upside down, in the middle indenting it then take the bowl off dough. Press outer dough edges together, crimp to seal.
Cut petals using kitchen shears, carefully cut outer ring of the pastry into 1" slices. Gently twist each piece to expose the filing upward. In bowl, whisk remaining egg, brush over exposed pastry. Bake 30 min. or until golden brown. Serve with Basil and sour cream for dipping, if desired.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Beat Splenda, 1/2 cup butter, and 1 egg in a bowl until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir in 3 cups flour, baking soda, and baking powder until mixture comes together in a sticky dough. Spread half the dough evenly into prepared baking dish.
Beat cream cheese, Splenda, and 1 egg in another bowl until smooth. Spoon mixture into baking dish over dough. Drop remaining half of dough by spoonful’s over cream cheese mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes 50 minutes
Mix walnuts, Splenda brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, and 1/3 cup butter in a bowl until mixture resembles a coarse crumble; sprinkle over dough.
Cut chicken into small cubes then poach in broth until done.
Add half of the chopped cilantro, lemon juice, pepper to the chicken and broth.
Add the miniature seashells pasta and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.
If you want to thicken the mixture use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to some of the liquid about a ½ cup and whisk in a small bowl then add to the chicken mixture and stir it will thicken and then turn off. a
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add cauliflower, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on a saucepan, and cook cauliflower until tender, about 10 minutes; drain. Set cauliflower aside to cool for about 5 minutes; transfer to a blender. (We cooked in Microwave for 6 min)
1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and in hot oil until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes; add to blender.
2. Pour yogurt into a blender or food processor with cauliflower and onion mixture; blend until smooth. Season with parsley lemon and Pepper to serve.
Blanch the collard greens by putting them into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds.
Strain the boiling water off and quickly transfer the greens to a large bowl of ice water. Let cool, then strain and dry the greens and set them aside.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, melt the butter and oil together. Add onions and garlic, and cook until slightly browned, about 4–6 minutes. Add collard greens and black and red pepper, then cook for 5–8 minutes on high heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, add vinegar, if desired, and stir.
Kathryn is passionate about healthy cooking so she and Celeste Fuller, NxStage Patient Advocate prepare some healthy Thanksgiving meals. Kathryn wants to thank Chef Aaron McCargo from Fresenius Kidney Care for his Rustic Apple Cinnamon Filled Phyllo Pastries recipe.
Rustic Apple Cinnamon Filled Phyllo Pastries
Rustic Apple Cinnamon Filled Phyllo Pastries
4cupsApples(3½ peeled medium-diced Granny Smith, Gala and/or Honeycrisp apples)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, sauté apples in butter for 6–8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Cook for an additional 3–4 minutes. In a small cup, mix cornstarch and vanilla extract until dissolved. Stir into apple mixture and cook for an additional two minutes on medium-high heat.
Turn off heat and set mixture aside.
Phyllo dough pastries:
Lightly grease a large 6-muffin tin pan.
Starting with the first sheet of phyllo dough, brush each side with melted butter then dust with the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix. Continue until all 6 sheets have been buttered and dusted with sugar and cinnamon mix, stacking one sheet on top of the other as you go.
Cut each stack into 6 squares. Line the bottom and sides of each muffin cup using one stack of squares, leaving some of the squares hanging over the edges of the muffin cups.
Fill each phyllo-lined muffin cup halfway to three-quarters full with the apple mixture (this will depend on how big the apples are cut), making sure each phyllo-lined muffin cup has equal amounts of apple mixture.
Fold excess phyllo dough over the apples in each muffin cup.
Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for 8–10 minutes or until golden brown.
Optional: Garnish with powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs and/or whipped cream.
In a small bowl mix, brown sugar, black packed dark brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, dehydrated onion flakes, chili powder.
Pat wings dry and pierce with fork on both sides. Rub wings liberally with spice rub, saving 1 tablespoon for later. Place wings on baking sheet tray and bake wrapped in foil for 30 minutes. Remove wings from oven and discard foil, flip over and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle rest of seasoning on wings and flip back over. Turn off oven and let wings sit in oven for 15 minutes,
Mix all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until marmalade is melted and starts to simmer. Turn off heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Sauté all ingredients in canola oil except for chicken stock for 2–3 minutes in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Slowly add chicken stock until moist, but not too wet. (You may not need it all, depending on how much juice is released from the apples during cooking.)
Remove from heat and chill to room temperature.
Pork Loin Directions:
Meanwhile, cut five slits about 1 inch apart along the length of the loin, forming several pockets. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of stuffing (there should be a little left over). Tie one long piece of twine around the length of the loin and tie additional twine across the shorter length as needed to keep the stuffing in place.
Place remaining stuffing on a baking sheet tray, place tied stuffed pork on top and bake for 45 minutes at 400° F or until you reach an internal temperature of 160° F.
Spoon on the dried cherry marmalade glaze, shut oven heat off and let rest in oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove pork loin, slice into portions then serve.
Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, ¼ cup olive oil, cheese, rosemary, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
Pasta and Vegetables
Cook orzo pasta according to box directions, drain and let sit. (Do not rinse.) Sauté peppers, onions, and zucchini on medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil in large pan until translucent. Add sautéed vegetables and orzo pasta into the large bowl and fold gently until well mixed. Pour lemon mixture over pasta and vegetables. Mix gently.
Serve at room temperature or cold.
Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Then mix in mayonnaise with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine milk and herbs, and add to the flour mixture. Stir until combined.
Cut your avocados, then put into bowl and mash them, add all chopped ingredients, leave a few red pepper strips to decorate after mixing all ingredients together then decorate the top with red strips. Refrigerate for at least an hour or two before serving with crackers or other vegetables.
Cut watermelon into triangles, about 12 or 13 then arrange watermelon triangles on a round plate, cut cucumbers an arrange cucumbers on top of watermelon then slice strawberries an add strawberries on top of cucumbers slices, spread the lime juice on top and decorate with mint leaves.
Use plastic gloves when working with Jalapeno Peppers
Cut Jalapeno Peppers in Half (long ways)
Clean all the seeds out of the peppers then take your cream cheese put in bowl and mash it. Then scoop up cream cheese with your hand and put it in the Jalapeno pepper to fill it completely. Then take the strip of bacon and wrap completely around the pepper put into pan and broil until bacon is browned.