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Do Your Recipes Measure Up?

When a very positively reviewed cookie, cake, or other pastry recipe and gets an atypically bad appraisal, it can often be traced back to flour measuring technique, or lack there of. I did this video a few years ago to illustrate the point, and since we’re heading into holiday baking season, I thought it’d be a great time to review.


This isn’t to say that people don’t occasionally post recipes with ingredient errors [clears throat nervously], but if a cookie gets mostly rave reviews, and yet you thought it was a little dense, there’s a chance it could be this common culprit. Anyway, this clip shows you why weight is better, and also how to properly measure by volume. Enjoy!

Fruit Salad with Honey-Citrus Dressing

Fruit Salad with Honey-Citrus Dressing

by Pam on May 30, 2013

I was making s garlic-citrus flank steak for dinner along with a black bean salad and I decided to make a fresh fruit salad with a honey-citrus dressing to go with them. It was quick and easy to make and a great way to use up some fresh fruit that I had on hand. It was a light, refreshing, and delicious salad that paired perfectly with the rest of the meal.

Combine the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and honey together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Taste and add more honey if needed.

Combine the pineapple, mango, strawberries, green grapes, blueberries, and blackberries together in a large bowl. Drizzle the fruit salad with the honey citrus dressing, to taste, then toss to coat evenly. Serve and enjoy.

 



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Fruit Salad with Honey-Citrus Dressing




Yield: 6



Ingredients:

Juice and zest of 1/2 an orange
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 tbsp of honey (more if needed)
1 cup of pineapple, chopped
1 cup of mango, chopped
1 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup of green grapes
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of blackberries

Directions:

Combine the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and honey together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Taste and add more honey if needed.

Combine the pineapple, mango, strawberries, green grapes, blueberries, and blackberries together in a large bowl. Drizzle the fruit salad with the honey citrus dressing, to taste, then toss to coat evenly. Serve and enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Breakfast Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets

Enchiladas are one of my favorite all time favorite Mexican comfort foods. But enchiladas for breakfast you might ask? Well I say yes, why not! These are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free by using egg whites as my “tortilla” – they turned out awesome! You can also have them for dinner – perfect for Meatless Mondays!

These are basically glorified egg white omelets, stuffed with sauteed
spinach and topped with enchilada sauce, avocado and cheese. Prep them
ahead and bake when ready to serve,  make them as hot or mild as you
want. I used Frontera green chile enchilada sauce to speed this up, but I
also think this would be awesome with homemade red enchilada sauce[1].  If you follow a Paleo diet, simply leave the cheese off.

Breakfast Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6 • Size: 1 enchilada • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 239 • Fat: 12 g • Carb: 10 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 24 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 523 mg • Cholesterol: 15 g

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups egg whites or egg whites from 18 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 10 oz packages frozen spinach
  • 4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat Colby-Jack cheese (Sargento)
  • 1 cup green enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Directions:

Pour 1/3 cup enchiladas sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites, water, and a pinch salt and pepper. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat the skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 of the egg whites (about 1/2 cup), swirling to evenly cover the bottom of the pan. Cook until set, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until set, about 1 more minute. Set aside on a dish and repeat with the remaining eggs until all your egg “tortillas” are cooked and set aside. Should make 6.

Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add scallions;
cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant, but not brown. Add tomato and
cilantro, season with salt to taste and cook 1 more minute, until soft.
Stir in spinach and green chile, and cook for about 5 more minutes,
adjust salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat, and mix in 1/2
cup of the Colby-Jack cheese; mix well.

Divide spinach between egg white “tortillas”, about 1/3 cup each and roll, place each seam side down in baking dish.  Top with remaining enchilada sauce and remaining cheese, cover with foil and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve topped with diced avocado and scallions.

References

  1. ^ homemade red enchilada sauce (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)