Beef and Broccoli


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I happened to have stumbled across this recipe the other day and modified it slightly due to my corn allergy.  I still have not found a substitute for soy sauce so it was not totally corn free (sadly) so the allergy pills still had to be taken each time I ate it.  I decided to make just enough rice per each meal so that the rice was hot and fresh each time that we ate.  We had several meals from this dish and I took the left over gravy and froze it to use as a base for the next time that I make the dish.

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

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Ingredients:
1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef or chicken consumme or broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil (I put in 2 tbsp)
3 garlic cloves, minced (I put in 3 heaping tbsp minced garlic in olive oil)
2 tablespoons cornstarch (I used potato starch in its place)
2 tablespoons sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired) I used frozen
Hot cooked rice

Directions:
1. Place beef in a crock pot.
2. In a small bowl, combine consomme, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine.
4. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
5. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Source: Xtreme Fat Loss Diet

This is a new favorite in our home that actually got my hubby to like broccoli even more.  Hope that You like it as well.

Have a great day,

Tammye Honey

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Homemade Shrimp Bisque


After reading a fellow blogger’s post this morning, I was suddenly starving and drooling for a homemade soup since it is so cold outside.

cold weather

Did you say hush… oh you sound just like my hubby…guess you are right…it could be worse, I could be braving the New York State Winter like I used to as I am letting the dogs out in my slippers and sweat shirt lol….

http://rantingchef.com/2013/01/22/soup-roulette/

In case you are wondering what inspired me this morning…. Hey where are you going?

Okay , he is great and has some really great recipes and some great guest bloggers on his site too.  I have even guest blogged there before.  Hurry back as I am about to give you the lowdown on my recipe.

Thanks for coming back, phew…was worried there for a second.

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Since my allergies are so bad to corn, I use all natural ingredients and fresh ingredients as much as possible in our foods so that I am not running for my allergy medication or even worse, my epi pen.

 

I started my soup with a few simple ingredients that I just happen to have in stock.

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A medium onion

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Some potatoes either red or yellow

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Shrimp (Take the tails off)

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Daisy Brand Sour Cream

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Fresh Baby Carrots

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Fresh Celery

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Fresh Sliced Mushrooms

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Old Bay Seasoning

milk

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Paprika (I happen to use the tube however this is fine)

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You can’t beat fresh baby spinach

(Had already thrown bag out when I realized I had not taken a picture sorry)

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Swanson does make it better for certain with their chicken broth

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My Vidalia Chopper is priceless in my kitchen for chopping my vegetables to a perfect size for all of my creations.  It is a must have for every kitchen.  It is quick and easy and super fast cleanup too.

I throw all my ingredients in the pot suited to how much of each item that we prefer as my hubby likes a lot more potato and more shrimp than the average person.  A full bag of spinach and easy on the mushroom, carrots and celery yet enough for flavor.  One to two containers of the sour cream depending on your taste and since my hubby does not like a thick soup I do not add a thickener and do add milk here…by now I am sure you know what milk looks like.  So I did not take a picture of our milk container.  Here would be a great spot to explain the thicker that I do use…I either normally use rice starch or potato starch and just a few teaspoons will do you.

Simmer slowly and enjoy the aroma till the veggies are soft.

Voila… serve in a bowl or to be creative in a bowl of carved bread.

Eat Healthy and enjoy,

Tammye Honey

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Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors


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Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors

by michelle w. on January 10, 2013

Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?

When I first saw this post it seemed like such a challenge as due to my corn allergy, ice cream is not on my list of foods that I can eat.  Then the wheels began to turn and it seemed like a good challenge to be able to name 32 flavors….

  1. Vanilla is wonderful and goes with any dessert.VanillaSince it can be in the soft serve or the traditional hard serve this is a must to all menu choices.
  2. Chocolate…another all time favorite.chocolateAnother favorite that is made in soft or the traditional hard serve.
  3. Strawberry…Wow I just built a Neapolitan ice cream would that be fair to call that #4 lol.

strawberryYou rarely see this one in soft serve, perhaps the real strawberries clog up the machine.

4.  Raspberry this is a great flavor as it comes in both sherbert and in regular ice cream.

raspberryThen there are all the variations of the raspberry such as black raspberry and raspberry creme.

5. Pistachio This flavor is one of those that you love or hate…

mountains of ice cream6. Cherry Chip

7. Butter Pecan

8. Coffee

9. Pineapple

10. Chocolate Swirl

11. Mint Chip

multiple choice

12. Orange Sherbert

13. Rocky Roads goes with out saying

rocky RoadsI noticed that quite a few companies are now making this flavor

14. Chunky Monkey

chunky monkeyThis is the one and only to get if you are into Chunky Monkey…I can only imagine lol… Thank you Ben & Jerry’s.

I am exhausted at 14 and feel as if I have gained 20 pounds lol..

So I decided to stop here and suggest that you locate a Ben & Jerry’s in your area to finish the list for yourself…

http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops

They have more than enough flavors alone to finish my list for me.  I could cheat and copy them all but it seems like more fun to send you to their shoppes instead.

There is always Baskin Robins

Baskin Robbins

They might also be in your neighborhood…. http://www.baskinrobbins.com/content/baskinrobbins/en.html#

Well I am back to my low caloric sewing project and just the memories of ice cream…

Have a great day and check out what my fellow bloggers had to say on the matter…

Tammye Honey

 

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