Smokey Spice Rub

Smokey Spice Rub

A traditional spice to use of anything from meats to veggies. You can throw this on steaks, hamburgers, pork, chicken, fish, and sautéed vegetables.

Servings: 2 – 3

Ingredients

Quantity

Smoked Paprika

¼ cup

Sea Salt

1/8 cup

Light Brown Sugar

¼ cup

Garlic Powder

2 tbsps.

Onion Powder

3 tbsps.

Black pepper

1 tbsp.

Oregano, Thyme, or Basil

1 tsp.

Cayenne Pepper (Optional)

1 – 2 tsps.

Directions

1.     Mix all ingredients together and place in an airtight container. Keeps up to 2 months.

Reference

Little Figgy posted July 14, 2014 on

http://www.littlefiggy.com/smokey-spice-rub/

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One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Orzo

One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Orzo

A quick and easy customizable one-pot meal that keeps traditional pasta meals fresh and delicious.

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Quantity

Olive Oil

2 tbsps.

Diced Onion

1 cup

Diced Garlic

8 cloves

Dried Orzo

1 lb.

Chicken Broth

4 cups

Asparagus

1 lb., cut into 1 inch pieces

Fire-roasted Tomatoes

28 oz., completely drained

Lemon

1, juiced

Pre-cooked Shrimp

1 lb.

Parmesan

As needed

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and cook the onion and garlic until translucent.
  2. Add in the dried orzo, chicken broth, and ¾ cup water. Bring to a boil and cook for 4-5 minutes, then add in the asparagus. Cook for another 5-6 minutes until all the water has been absorbed and the asparagus is fork-tender.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, lemon juice, and cooked shrimp. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Top with parmesan cheese and serve hot!

Reference

Apple of My Eye posted August 6, 2015 on

http://apple-of-my-eye.com/2015/08/06/one-pot-lemon-garlic-shrimp-orzo/#

Coconut Curry Lentils and Potatoes

Coconut Curry Lentils and Potatoes

A hearty recipe for those craving lentils.

Servings: 4

Ingredients

Quantity

Brown Lentils

1 cup, rinsed & drained

Coconut Milk

2 cups

Vegetable Broth

1 ½ cups

Curry Powder

1 tbsp.

Russet Potatoes, Medium

2, peeled & cut into ½ inch cubes

Peanut Oil

2 tbsps.

Frozen Peas

1 cup

Cilantro, Minced

¼ cup

Directions

  1. Combine the lentils, coconut milk, vegetable broth and curry powder in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered. Stir occasionally and let cook for about 15 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes to the pan and cover completely. After about 10 minutes, stir in peanut oil and add more liquid if it’s getting dry.
  3. Add peas, cover and keep cooking until lentils and potatoes are very tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. If it gets too dry, add more liquid. It should be moist, but not soupy. Finish with lots of black pepper and cilantro.

Reference

Found at http://wellvegan.com/recipes/coconut-curry-lentils-and-potatoes

Chicken Hot Wing Dust Spice Blend

Chicken Hot Wing Dust Spice Blend Recipe

A versatile dry rub seasoning used for both chicken and pork. It contains hints of spiciness, savouriness, and sweetness. The combination of salt and sugar creates a crunchy chicken skin.

Serves: 20

Ingredients

Quantity

Cumin Seeds

¼ cup

Granulated Garlic

¼ cup

Mustard Powder

2 tbsps.

Paprika

½ cup

Chili Powder

¼ cup

Turbinado Sugar

¼ cup

Kosher Salt

¼ cup

Cayenne

2 tbsps.

Black Peppercorns

2 tbsps.

Directions

1.     Gather all ingredients, a coffee / spice grinder, and a container such as a mason jar to combine and store the blend.  A mortar and pestle can also get the job done (bonus: free arm workout!)  It is my preference to start with whole spices for the cumin and peppercorns.  Grinding them freshly makes a noticeable improvement.

2.     Grind the cumin seeds, peppercorns and salt to a fine texture in the spice grinder.  Watch out for the salt, it will be a bit dusty.

3.     Put all ingredients into the container.

4.     Stir or shake gently to combine ingredients.

Reference

Tom posted June 9, 2014

http://eatwithtom.com/hot-wing-dust-spice-recipe/

Parmesan Black Pepper Popovers

Parmesan Black Pepper Popovers

Similar to a Yorkshire pudding, a popover is the perfect addition to any meal. This recipe is easily customizable with any variety of spices, herbs, and cheeses that suit your mood.

Servings: 6 large or 12 medium

Ingredients

Quantity

Eggs

4, large

Milk

1 ½ cups, lukewarm

Kosher Salt

½ tsp.

Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 tbsps.

Ground Black Pepper

½ tsp. + more for sprinkling on top

All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached

1 ½ cups

Butter

3 tbsps., melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Position rack on lower shelf.
  2. Spray the popover pan or muffin tin generously with non-stick cooking spray. If using muffin tin spray area between cups too.
  3. Place eggs in cup of hot water for 10 minutes before using.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, parmesan and pepper. Whisk until there are no streaks of yolk left.
  5. Add all the flour, and beat until frothy. There should be no large lumps.
  6. Quickly stir in melted butter.
  7. Pour batter into cups. Fill 2/3 to 3/4 full. Sprinkle tops with a little more black pepper.
  8. Bake popovers for 20 minutes at 450 degrees, without opening door.
  9. After 20 minutes turn the oven down to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 10-15 more minutes until golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven. stick the sharp tip of a knife into the top of the popover to release the steam and help prevent the popovers from getting soggy.
  11. Serve immediately.

Reference

Mary Ann Dwyer posted November 19, 2015 on

http://thebeachhousekitchen.com/2015/11/19/parmesan-black-pepper-popovers/

Beer Can Chicken Rub

Beer Can Chicken Rub

A spice to be rubbed on chicken, pork, and/or beef. An easy way to infuse seasoning and flavour into any meat.

Servings: 4 to 8

Ingredients

Quantity

Brown Sugar

2 tbsps.

Dry Mustard

2 tbsps.

Granulated Onion

2 tbsps.

Paprika

2 tbsps.

Kosher Salt

1 tsp.

Garlic Powder

1 tsp.

Ground Coriander

1 tbsp.

Ground Cumin

1 tbsp.

Ground Black Pepper

1 tbsp.

Ground Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp.

Directions

1.     Stir brown sugar, dry mustard, granulated onion, paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

Reference

Found on http://allrecipes.com/recipe/228069/eds-favorite-beer-can-chicken-rub/

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken with Baby Kale

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale

A quick and delicious one-pot meal that takes minimal effort. With proteins, carbs, and vegetables, this a well-balanced dish you can eat for days to come.

Servings: 4

Ingredients

Quantity

Boneless Chicken Breast

1 lb., cut into 1” pieces

Salt and Pepper

To taste

Olive Oil

2 tbsps.

Yellow Onion

½ cup, diced

Minced Garlic

1 tbsp.

Penne Pasta

2 ½ cups, uncooked

Chicken Broth

2 cups

Water

¼ cup

Baby Kale

3 cups

Cream Cheese

4 oz.

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

½ cup

Grated Parmesan Cheese

¼ cup

Lemon Juice

3 tbsps.

Lemon Zest

From one lemon

Directions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. In a 12″ pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Add chicken to pan and cook until brown on both sides. Stir in garlic and cook one additional minute. Add uncooked pasta, chicken broth, water and baby kale. Stir then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 22 minutes. Uncover and cook until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 additional minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Reference

Ashley posted June 15 on

http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/06/15/one-pot-creamy-lemon-chicken-pasta-with-baby-kale/

BBQ Spice Rub

BBQ Spice Rub

A spice to be rubbed on chicken, pork, and/or beef. An easy way to infuse seasoning and flavour into any meat.

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Quantity

Brown Sugar

½ cup

Paprika

½ cup

Ground Black Pepper

1 tbsp.

Salt

1 tsp.

Chili Powder

1 tbsp.

Garlic Powder

1 tbsp.

Onion Powder

1 tbsp.

Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp.

Directions

1.     Mix brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Store in an airtight container or keep in the freezer in a sealable plastic bag.

Reference

Found on http://allrecipes.com/recipe/229329/bbq-spice-rub/