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Easy, low-carb and healthy one pan baked teriyaki salmon and vegetables is a quick 20-minute meal with hearty vegetables and a tasty homemade teriyaki sauce.

This sauce is delicious! You will never buy from the bottle again.

This dish is made all on one pan so it’s easy breezy prep and cleanup.

This is an amazing recipe from my daughter, I love when she makes it for me <3.

Salmon is one of our favourite types of fish. It’s always moist, flaky and full of flavour.

There’s no need for takeout anymore – you can easily make this homemade teriyaki with veggies and rice in minutes! This salmon is what you’ll want for dinner every week.

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One Pan Baked Teriyaki Salmon with Broccoli & Carrots Fast2eat

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 558kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Broccoli florets - 1 cup is about 250g/9 Oz
  • 1 cup Carrot 1 cup is about 1 carrot sliced about 120g/4-5 Oz
  • 2 Salmon fillets

Teriyaki-sauce

  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce reduced sodium
  • ¾ cup Water
  • ¼-1⁄2 tsp Ginger ground
  • 1/8-1⁄4 tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar packed
  • 1.5 tbsp Honey
  • 1.5 tbsp Corn starch
  • 3 tbsp Water cold
  • 1.5 tbsp Sesame seed

Instructions

Teriyaki-sauce

  • In a saucepan whisk to combine soy sauce, ¾ cup water, ground ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar, and honey (do NOT add cornstarch and 3 tbsp cold Water now) and begin heating over medium-high heat.
  • Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and stir together until dissolved.
  • After sauce is simmering, reduce heat to medium-low and add cornstarch and water mixture, whisking well until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat, stir in sesame seeds, and allow to cool while you prepare the salmon and veggies.
  • Add water to thin if you over-thick it.

Salmon, carrots and broccoli

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • On a baking sheet, drizzle 1/4 of the sauce, and arrange broccoli, carrots and salmon fillets in the center of the tray in a flat layer, so that they are around but not on top of the salmon.
  • Spread the remaining Teriyaki-sauce evenly on top of the two salmon fillets and vegetables.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until salmon is flaky and tender and veggies are easily pierced with a fork.
  • Take the salmon fillets off the vegetables and set aside. Toss the vegetables in the roasting juices.
  • Glaze the salmon with any remaining juices. Serve immediately!

Rice (optional)

  • Cook the rice while the salmon is baking.

Notes

You can easily double this recipe to serve four.

You can easily swap out any of these veggies for others you prefer. Asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini, snow peas – they are all delicious here, so don’t be afraid to mix things up, use your favorites or whatever is hanging out in your fridge waiting for a bigger purpose.

The salmon should be thawed when you are ready to prepare and bake it.

Brazilian Style Rice Fast2eat Recipe
Rice is a very important part of the Brazilian cuisine and is served at least once a day. This way might be your answer for making delicious and fluffy rice at home.
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Nutrition

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 985mg | Potassium: 1442mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 221% | Vitamin C: 196% | Calcium: 20% | Iron: 18%

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No red dye in this Red velvet cake? You bet. Beets act as a natural food colouring giving it a very deep red colouring.

Using raw beets and adding lemon juice for acidity helps retain their colour, making the cake even redder. No one will know there are any vegetables in there, so we won’t tell if you don’t!

This Red Velvet Beet Cake is easy to make and tasty to eat!

It is a very delicious and healthier alternative for a very moist cake! Love using the beets as a “secret ingredient” for moisture.

Aside from the fibre-fabulousness of beets and their other benefits (from being touted as detoxifying and anti-inflammatory to being a source of vitamin C), this recipe replaces the butter with extra-virgin olive oil.

Surprisingly good, healthy, fluffy and moist. And it also serves its purpose to get rid of extra beets you may have.

I like it with this shiny Chocolate icing Fast2eat Recipe (AKA Brigadeiro), but next time I will try with a cream cheese frosting, as on a traditional Red Velvet.

This beet cake recipe is similar to one for carrot cake but with a bright red batter instead of the lovely light orange colour.

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Natural “Red Velvet” Beet Cake Fast2eat

This incredible beet cake will make your day more colourful!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: 10 Minutes, Bake, beet, Brazilian, Breakfast, Easy, easy-to-prepare, Healthy, natural food colouring, Nut-free, Oven-Baked, Party, Quick, Red Velvet, Sweet
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Beet (about 300g small in pieces - 1 small beet is about 100g)
  • 2 Egg
  • 75 ml Lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Oil or extra virgin olive
  • cup All purpose flour
  • cups Sugar
  • ½ tsp Baking powder

Instructions

Notes

Fresh RAW  red beets (not cooked) is the key to the colour. Cooked beets were easier to purée but oxidized in the cooked batter and turned brown.

The batter must be acidic to prevent the beets from oxidizing. That means you must add the lemon juice and absolutely NO baking soda.

You can use this recipe to make beet cupcakes. Just reduce the baking time.

Also, you can try a different pan size but you’ll need to adjust cooking times and be careful as to how much you fill the pan. This recipe is written for 9-Inch round Pans or this Fluted Tube/Bundt Pan, which is a standard size and is meant to be eaten as a 1 layer cake.

Chocolate icing Fast2eat Recipe
I would just advise you to double the icing recipe in case you want to make a layered cake filled with this Chocolate icing. And in case you end up with more icing than you need, don’t worry: you can always eat it, spoonful at a time.
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Brazilian Carrot Cake Fast2eat Recipe
It’s a super simple and Fast recipe and the carrots are actually pureed into the blender so it’s completely smooth. The carrots add the perfect subtle sweetness and a beautiful orange color.
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Fat-Burning Vegetable Soup – hearty and filling vegetable soup made in the electric pressure cooker (instant Pot). Helps to detox and lose weight.*

This Vegetable Soup is also known as cabbage fat-burning soup, cabbage soup, wonder soup, weight loss soup, miracle soup, weight watcher soup… whenever you’d like. There are so many names for this soup.

This soup was rumoured, in days of old, to melt away those thighs. Keep in mind that specific ingredients for the soup may vary and this is my version of it.

The Cabbage Soup Diet is a short-term weight loss diet. Proponents of the diet say that it can help you lose up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a single week, but many health experts warn that the diet is unhealthy and its results unsustainable. No one knows exactly where this unique diet originated from, though it first gained popularity during the 1980s and has stuck around ever since.

The bottom line is that the Cabbage Soup Diet is likely to cause weight loss — but only because it severely reduces your calorie intake. As soon as you stop this one-week diet, you’re likely to regain the weight you lost.

That’s why I prefer eating it as a weekdays dinner, not exactly following the 7 days diet but because I like it.

This delicious vegetable soup is a healthy way to warm up during the winter. And I may lose some weight, just doing it.

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Vegetable Soup Fast2eat

It’s a foolproof recipe. This Fat-Burning Vegetable Soup comes together in minutes and is ready just as fast. It is easy, healthy and comforting! The perfect pressure cooker soup recipe to see you through the winter! Great for using up leftover vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizers & Starters, Main Dish, Side Dish
Keyword: Appetizer, Chicken, Easy, Fast, Gluten-free, Grain-Free, Healthy, Low carb, Paleo-friendly, Pressure cooker, Quick, Soup
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 200 g Chicken breast (boneless, diced, raw – do not use for a vegetarian/vegan option)
  • 300 g Carrot
  • 2 Tomato Medium
  • 0.5 cup Tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp Olive oil Extra Virgin
  • 500 g Cabbage about ¼ head
  • 2 tsp Chicken broth mix or vegetable stock mix for a vegetarian/vegan option
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 0.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Green onion and/or leek to taste
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Onion large
  • 150 g Watercress or spinach
  • Water boiling to cover

Instructions

  • Roughly chop all vegetables into big cubes.

Cooking in a Pressure cooker

  • Toss all the ingredients right into the Pressure cooker (Instant Pot) - no need to sauté any vegetables. Stir to combine. Make sure the liquid is covering the veggies.
  • Lock lid and set machine to cook at high pressure for 15 minutes and let the pressure cooker do its work.
  • Allow the Pressure cooker (Instant Pot) to naturally release pressure for 5-10 minutes.
  • Carefully turn the steam valve to the venting position to release the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully open the lid, away from your face, and stir the soup.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust with more salt, pepper, herbs or spices to taste, if necessary.

Cooking in a large straight-sided pot

  • Add everything to a large soup pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Place the lid on the pot at an angle, tilting it to allow steam to escape, and simmer for 35-45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • The soup is done when the vegetables are soft.

Cooking in a slow cooker

  • You can also use a Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, leave it there and forget… when you come back, it’s ready.
  • Place all the ingredients right into the crock of slow cooker and cover with water - low heat for 7 hours or high heat for 3½ hours.

Blended for a thick, hearty texture:

  • I prefer it blended and use the remaining broth as vegetal broth.
  • Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.)

Drain and use the remaining broth as a vegetable broth:

  • When the soup is done, drain remainder broth through a Strainer or Colander into a Large Bowl.
  • Use it right away, or cool completely and store in jars in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • You can also freeze the broth in a Large Ice Cube Tray to use as flavour boosters.

Notes

Variations on this Vegetable Soup:
  • This soup is naturally gluten free and dairy free.
  • For a vegetarian or vegan version of this soup, do not use the chicken breast and replace chicken stock with vegetable stock.
  • You can turn this into a creamy vegetable soup by adding in a can of evaporated milk or serving with a splash of heavy cream.
  • Feel free to swap out any of the vegetables for ones you may need to use up in your fridge.
  • And, don’t be afraid to play around with the recipe by adding rice, beans, quinoa or even pasta. They’ll add an extra dimension to this classic soup!
    • If you decide to add pasta to the soup, I suggest using no more than 1/4 cup (1/2 cup for larger pasta), increasing the broth by at least 1 cup and adding in extra seasonings.
    • If you decide to add rice or quinoa to the soup, I suggest using about 1/4 cup, increasing the broth another 1/2 cup and adding in extra seasonings.
  • Use the remaining broth as vegetable broth.
  • Making this soup ahead of time allows the flavours to really come together enhancing the taste. May be stored in the refrigerator for several days.
  • If freezing, note that not all dairy freezes well, so keep this in mind if adjusting the recipe.
How to freeze this vegetable soup:

This Vegetable Soup is incredibly freezer friendly!

Simply let cool completely to room temperature, pour into a freezer safe container or freezer bag, seal and freeze (be sure to lay flat if using a freezer bag for easy thawing).

With soup, you need to make sure you leave room at the top if using a container of any kind as the soup will expand as it freezes.

Freeze up to 3 months.

To heat, let thaw overnight in the refrigerator or in a sink of cold water. Then reheat in the microwave or on the stove top (or throw it back in the Instant Pot on saute!).

* Eating soup might help me lose weight. One recent study showed that people who started lunch or dinner with vegetable soup ended up eating 20% less than those who skipped the soup.

Note: Nutritional info is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients I used, for convenience and as a courtesy only.

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Spaghetti night – miss it no more. The very aptly named spaghetti squash provides a tasty, healthy substitute for regular pasta. It is actually really yummy, very interesting and may surprise you. Once ready, it can be used to prepare tasty dishes.

The coolest of all is knowing that besides you’re consuming a “vegetable noodles”, it has about 37 calories per 100 grams. A great request for those on a diet. Spaghetti squash is low in carbs and calories and is a plentiful source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It also contains omega 3 and half a dozen other healthy fatty acids, besides being a powerful antioxidant.

I like to make spaghetti squash about once a week because I can do so much with the roasted squash. One night I can make it with pesto, the next night as a slightly more elegant meal shrimp sauce, bolognese (meat) sauce, Shredded Chicken with Béchamel (white) Sauce, cheesy béchamel

One squash with your favourite sauce will serve up to 4 people. It’s so tasty you won’t miss the pasta!

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Spaghetti Squash Fast2eat

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Keyword: Clean eating, Easy, Fast, Gluten-free, Healthy, Low calories, Low carb, Paleo-friendly, Spaghetti Squash
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 90kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper optional to taste
  • Paprika optional to taste
  • Garlic powder optional to taste
  • Onion powder optional to taste
  • Dried herbs optional to taste - whatever the heart wants

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF-400ºF (190ºC-200ºC)
  • To make it easier to cut into the spaghetti squash, you place it in the microwave for 3 minutes or so. Some people just microwave the squash to cook it entirely, but I believe that roasting it in the oven is the best way to cook it.
  • To open up the squash you carefully cut it in half lengthwise using a large, sharp knife.
  • The seeds should be scooped out of the squash with a spoon, similar to a pumpkin. Also similar to a pumpkin, the seeds can be preserved and roasted if you like.
  • Brush the inside of both halves of the squash with olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper. You can also season with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried herbs — whatever the heart wants.
  • Place the two halves cut side down on a baking sheet (or tray or casserole dish that is large enough to allow them to rest flat) lined with parchment paper or foil.
  • Roast the squash until tender, about 30* minutes.
  • You might want to wait until the squash has cooled down enough to handle.
  • Once the squash is soft and can be poked with a fork, you can shred the insides to get the spaghetti-like strands that the squash is named for.
  • Spaghetti squash does not actually taste like wheat spaghetti. It will be sweeter, with a crunchier texture.
  • Then just put your favourite sauce, a little cheese, and taste.

Notes

* Large squashes will take around 40-50 minutes to roast, but small-medium squashes will roast in less time. Check after around 30 minutes or so to make sure you don't overcook them, as this will detrimentally affect its flavor and texture, they will become really mushy in the middle and won't form many natural spaghetti-like strands. To roast a whole, uncut squash, make several small cuts in the rind and cook at 350°F (180°C) for 60 to 90 minutes.

Or you can also microwave your squash (but I believe that roasting it in the oven is the best way to cook it). Tightly cover a dish containing a half squash, cut side down and a small amount of water with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 12 minutes and check to see if the flesh is tender.

Spaghetti squash: what is it? It's just a squash, but this variety will surprise you. It looks like a lengthy melon, but when cooked, the meat of the fruit falls away from the flesh in ribbons or strands that look like spaghetti noodles, but in fact, it is just a variety of squash. Low calorie and very easy to prepare, the spaghetti squash (also known as "vegetable spaghetti") is already a mandatory presence in the low carb diets.

According to the tips I’ve researched, when buying spaghetti squash, you should choose a firm, dry, rind free of soft spots and cracks. Avoid Spaghetti squash without stems. The stem itself should be short and round, without excessive damage, which helps keep out bacteria. Pass on shiny or green spaghetti squash. This could indicate that the squash was picked before it was ready (ripe). Shininess may also indicate that a wax coating has been applied to the squash. If possible, select a squash that has not been coated in wax.

Store squash for up to three months. If you get a freshly harvested squash, it can last several months in a cool, dry location. Keep the squash out of direct sunlight or heat.

Do not refrigerate uncooked, uncut squash. Putting your spaghetti squash in the fridge will actually make it spoil more quickly. At refrigerated temps, your squash will only last a week or two. If you cut your squash and use only some of it, wrap the unused portion tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate it. Use the rest of the squash within a week or so.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8% | Vitamin C: 15% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 6%
Chicken Béchamel (white) Sauce Fast2eat Recipe
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Shrimp Sauce for Pasta or Spaghetti Squashi Fast2eat
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Bolognese (Meat) Sauce Fast2eat
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Shredded Chicken with Béchamel (white) Sauce Fast2eat
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Basic Béchamel (white) sauce Fast2eat Recipe
It’s the best sauce to use with any lasagna and to serve over pasta! It is also used as the base for other sauces and a range of Fast, homey, comforting recipes, and is a versatile, essential sauce that's easy to master.
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Let’s be honest—store-bought sun-dried tomatoes tend to be a bit leathery and tough, without much flavor. They seem like a faded, desiccated memory of a tomato, rather than a fragrant, intensified taste of summer days. Homemade “sun-dried”1 tomatoes, on the other hand, are another thing entirely: fragrant and chewy but not tough, with complex, concentrated tomato flavor and a slight sweetness.

Slow baked in the oven makes these oven dried tomatoes the best. Drizzle with olive oil, toss with spices to make the perfect appetizer or side dish.

Not a labor-intensive process, but certainly a lengthy one. Of all the methods for preserving tomatoes, drying them in the oven is the least fussy. Plus, drying preserves their sweetness and flavor best. And these flavorful little gems cost so little when made at home; it’s worth the time they need to achieve that chewy, raisin-like texture.

One thing I can guarantee is the appetizing fragrance in your house of tomatoes slowly roasting to dried perfection, especially if you choose to season them with garlic and herbs.

In the meantime, think of all the tomato bread, salads, pizzas, pasta, pestos and sauces you’ll be able to make once they’re done. It’s tempting to prematurely devour those tiny little sweeties, hot, pungent, sweet & salty with good virgin olive oil as they are, spread on crackers or toasts.

Here are other mouth-watering Tomato Recipes you should also make (and eat):

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Homemade oven-dried tomatoes Fast2eat

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Keyword: Easy, Homemade oven-dried tomatoes, oven-dried tomatoes, Recipe, sun-dried tomatoes in the oven
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 153kcal

Ingredients

Step 1

  • 1 Kg Tomato firm ripe Roma*– about 10 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt

Step 2 (seasoning)

  • ¼ cup Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic Or sliced cloves
  • Black pepper Ground - optional – or hot pepper flakes if desired
  • Fresh herbs (**optional for seasoning: dried and/or fresh basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, sage, parsley)

Step 3 (packing)

  • Olive oil (More for packing into a jar, if desired)

Instructions

Step 1

  • Wash all whole tomatoes thoroughly under clean, running water
  • Cut out the stem and scar and the hard portion of core lying under it.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half through the equator (not through the stem).
  • Remove the seeds and gelatinous pulp.
  • If the tomato is more than about 2 inches long, cut it in quarters.
  • Make a small slit with the tip of a sharp paring knife in the back (peel side) of each tomato half to help them dry.
  • Place tomato pieces into a Strainer and toss with salt and sugar and wait about 30 minutes to drain off liquid.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C)
  • Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer, with the cut surface up, on lightly greased (drizzle with a little olive oil) non-stick baking & cookie sheets (glass, ceramic or porcelain dishes are OK.) Do not use aluminum foil or aluminum baking sheets as the acid in the tomato will react with the metal.
  • Make sure there is a bit of space around each tomato and that they're not touching so they can dry evenly.
  • Place baking sheet in the middle of the oven for 1 hour. There will be lots of water.
  • Remove from oven and place them carefully into a Strainer or colander (or directly to another clean baking sheet). Wash the baking sheet (it’s the most important step for the success of the recipe).
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 320°F (160°C).
  • Return the tomatoes to the baking sheet and Arrange them in a single layer, with the cut surface down.
  • Leave them another 1 hour and repeat the process to remove the water transferring them to a clean baking sheet.

Step 2 (seasoning)

  • Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer, with the cut surface up.
  • Blend olive oil, salt (if needed), pepper, herbs and garlic in a small bowl. Sprinkle tomatoes with the seasonings, generously.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 300°F (150°C). Resist the temptation to use a higher temperature to speed up the process, as then you'd be cooking the tomatoes, instead of drying them.
  • Leave until the tomatoes are dehydrated and a bit leathery, but not hard, brittle, or crispy. They should still be somewhat chewy and flexible.
  • Check them every hour during drying.
  • Tip: Depends on how dry they already are, after 1 hour with the seasoning, if I don’t need them right away, I turn off the oven and let the tomatoes sit in the oven to dry in the residual heat.
  • If it is not ready, continue to dry, turning the tomatoes every hour and gently pressing flatter and flatter, until tomatoes are dry.
  • Depending on your tomatoes and oven, this can take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours, including the 2 hours from the step 1. They are done when they are dry but still pliable, when the tips are rounded. The texture is about that of a dried apricot. If dried too long, they become tough and leathery. If not dried long enough, they will mold and mildew, unless packed in oil. So watch them carefully while they dry.
  • Be aware that not all of the tomatoes will dry at the same rate. They do not all have the same amount of moisture, nor do they experience the same temperature and air circulation while they are drying. Try to remove them on an individual basis, before they become tough.

Step 3 (packing)

  • In a bowl toss the dried tomatoes with olive oil, minced garlic (if desired), salt (try it before, usually there is no need to add more), fresh and/or dried herbs and black or hot pepper flakes if desired.
  • Cool thoroughly and Store these tasty gems under olive oil in a very clean, very dry jar or container in the refrigerator for up to a week*** or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Notes

1 Sun-dried tomatoes are so named because they are, of course, dried in the sun. Although this is not difficult, the trouble with making them at home is that many of us do not have the abundant outdoor space required, or the time necessary, or perhaps we lack consistent, strong sunshine, or live in highly polluted cities or bug-infested areas where drying food outdoors is not the best idea. The solution? You can easily dry them in your oven. Oblong tomatoes like Roma, or flavorful cherry tomatoes, work best.

*I suggest using Roma or Plum tomatoes because they have thicker flesh with fewer seeds and less juice than regular tomatoes, but feel free to use any tomato for this recipe. The only difference it makes is in the drying time because naturally, bigger, thicker tomatoes take longer than small ones. Depending on the thickness of the fruit and the oven heat, you’ll need between 3 and 8 hours.

**The dried herbs in the recipe are optional; however, I recommend using them.

***Sun-Dried Tomatoes Warning: While dehydrated food does keep far longer it can still spoil, as they still have some moisture inside so they will get mouldy when stored longer without submerging them in oil. Your sun-dried tomatoes should last up to seven months when stored under proper conditions. The end product of sun-dried tomatoes must be perfectly dry but not crispy, with no inner moisture in order to avoid bacteria growth. For longer storage, place them in a jar tightly packed and cover with olive oil. Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes with fresh herbs or garlic added must be refrigerated after opening. Do not eat sun-dried tomatoes with signs of rot or mould.

During the drying process tomatoes can lose anywhere from 88 to 93% of their original weight. The ideal is to triple the recipe because 1 kg (2 Lb) tomatoes is too little, you’ll get about 100-130 g (3.5-4.6 oz). From 4 kg (8.8 Lb) of fresh tomatoes, I’ve got 500 g  (1 Lb) of dried ones.

The Origin of Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Drying is a traditional Italian way of preserving an abundance of ripe summer tomatoes so that they can be enjoyed throughout the rest of the year; this is particularly popular in the southern Italian regions of Calabria and Puglia. Italian cooks fill sheet pans with halved tomatoes and place on the roof of their house to dry for several days in the blazing-hot Pugliese sun.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 34% | Vitamin C: 43% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 3%
Slow-Roasted Tomato Fast2eat Recipe
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This is one of the best spinach dishes I’ve tasted. This super easy creamy spinach soufflé is a treasured recipe from my childhood. Actually, it was my childhood favorite. My mom’s version was made with eggs (egg yolks and beaten egg whites to give volume), but I’ve updated the recipe to make it faster and easier.

Surprisingly, my vegetable-avoiding son loves this spinach soufflé. This one and this Carrot soufflé are the only veggies that he eats. I have a feeling this spinach soufflé will become one of your family favorites, too.

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Creamy Spinach Souffle Fast2eat

This is a tasty and quick side dish--ready in just minutes. It's great with fish (my favourite option), chicken, beef, pork, and lamb.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizers & Starters, Breakfast & Brunch, Side Dish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Oil or butter or margarine
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 250 g Spinach 1/2 lb - chopped
  • 3 cups Béchamel sauce for a thicker cream, I add more 2 tbsp to this Béchamel sauce recipe
  • Basil optional to taste
  • Oregano optional to taste
  • Parsley optional to taste
  • Paprika optional to taste
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF (230ºC).
  • Make a thicker Béchamel adding 2 more tbsp to this Béchamel sauce recipe) and set aside.
  • In a medium pot, warm oil (or butter/margarine) over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring, until soft and fragrant, but not golden.
  • Add chopped Spinach (for my mom’s original recipe see step 1), reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally until wilted.
  • Add Béchamel) to the cooked spinach, stir until completely blended. For my mom’s original recipe add step 2.
  • Pour into baking dish. For my mom’s original recipe see step 3.
  • If you are in a hurry, just add the Parmesan cheese and it’s ready to serve. You don’t have to bake it, but it is delicious with the golden brown Parmesan cheese on the top.
  • Top with some grated Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until light golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Notes

This is a 'lite' souffle, the faster way -- for a more traditional soufflé, my mom’s way, add the following steps:

  1. For the spinach, before everything: Fill a bowl with ice and water; set aside. Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan; fill with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil, and add the spinach. Cover, and steam until wilted, about 3 minutes. Drain, and plunge into ice bath to stop cooking. Let cool, and squeeze out excess water. Place the spinach in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until finely chopped; set aside. You should have about 1 cup.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk 2 egg yolks until blended. Whisk in a little white sauce to temper the eggs, then add the remaining sauce, whisking until combined.
  3. Once the creamed spinach mixture has cooled, fold the mixture into the prepared egg whites: Place the 2 egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on low until soft peaks begin to form. Increase speed to high; beat until stiff peaks form and egg whites are smooth. Using a rubber spatula, transfer 1/2 of egg whites to spinach mixture; gently fold in until blended. Add spinach mixture to remaining egg whites; gently fold in until just combined. Pour into baking dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1420mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 137% | Vitamin C: 36% | Calcium: 32% | Iron: 14%

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A hint of sweetness from the Dried Cranberries with the crunchy of the Sliced Almonds and the deep, nutty flavor with a slight crunch of the Poppy Seed will bring this creamy coleslaw lots of flavour.

Coleslaw is always on the bottom rung of most people dish desires. But this has turned out not to be the case, this creamy coleslaw recipe always, gets not just one, but several big, Big, BIG thumbs up from everyone. You’ll have to try it for yourself to believe me.

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Creamy Fancy Coleslaw Fast2eat Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Netherlander
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 149kcal

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 1/4 Green cabbage chopped
  • 1/4 Red cabbage (optional) chopped
  • 2 Carrot shredded

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise (light)
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 2 tsp Grainy dijon (optional)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Paprika (and/or freshly ground black pepper)
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic

Add ons

  • 1/2 Onion small sliced
  • Parsley chopped
  • Green onion (or Chives) chopped
  • 1/2 cup Almond sliced
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberry
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seed

Instructions

Vegetables

  • With a Food Processor’s slicing blade (lay the cabbage horizontally in the feed tube). Transfer chopped cabbage into a large Mixing Bowl, fishing out any very large pieces and slicing them thinly by hand.
  • With the shredding blade shred the carrot.
  • Stir in the shredded carrot.

Dressing

Add ons

Notes

Make the dish up to one day ahead if you like. The veggies will stay crisp and the flavors will meld as the slaw chills.

Poppy seeds won't make you loopy, but eating them can cause a false positive on a drug test. It is uncommon, but it does happen. Some companies won't allow subsequent drug testing or second chance drug testing, or more refined drug testing. This means you could lose your job unless you can pay for the advance drug testing yourself. Or you might be passed over for a job because of a false positive. Although most drugs screens are now sophisticated enough to differentiate between the seeds and actual processed narcotic it’s safe, just do NOT use the poppy seed, if you need a test.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 90% | Vitamin C: 12% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 11%

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Slow-roasting tomatoes bring out such sweet, intense flavor. You get almost all of the concentrated flavor of sun-dried tomatoes but without the drying.

Mixed with tons of garlic, oregano, and fresh basil, I don’t know how it works… but it tastes like heaven in your mouth. They take on an intensely deep flavour after roasting and can be used in many different ways. It’s perfect to eat with toast, bread, crackers, salads, pasta, goat cheese, bocconcini… you name it.

My mom makes it since I was a child and everyone loves it.

Here are other mouth-watering Tomato Recipes you should also make (and eat):

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Fast2eat Recipe

Basically, tossing them in olive oil, dusting with a bit of salt, garlic and herbs, and baking at a low temperature for an hour – makes them unbelievable.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizers & Starters, Side Dish
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 Tomato Roma or any good, ripe tomato - 10 is about 1kg/2 lbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil extra virgin
  • Basil thinly sliced or chopped
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Black pepper optional

Instructions

  • Wash all whole tomatoes thoroughly under clean, running water.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half through the equator (not through the stem).
  • Remove the seeds and gelatinous pulp.
  • Cut each half in 4.
  • Place tomato pieces into a Strainer and toss with salt and sugar to drain off liquid.
  • Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
  • Put the tomatoes onto a large rimmed Baking Sheet.
  • Toss in all other ingredients. Stir until well-coated.
  • Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Using a Spatula, stir the tomatoes and roast for more 30 minutes until tomatoes are softened but not falling apart.
  • Turn off the oven and let cool.
  • Taste and add additional salt and pepper if desired. Remove Bay leaf and set aside.
  • To store, place in clean Airtight Containers.
  • Eat with toast, breads, crackers, salads, pasta, goat cheese, bocconcini or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to a couple of months.

Notes

I suggest using Roma or Plum tomatoes because they have thicker flesh with fewer seeds and less juice than regular tomatoes, but feel free to use any tomato for this recipe.

You can add other fresh hardy herbs such as fresh thyme, rosemary… as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 33% | Vitamin C: 43% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 4%

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It’s easy, Fast, and colourful. It looks so festive that I decided to publish it for the New Year’s Eve parties.

Arroz à Grega (“Greek-style rice” – Although given the name “Greek”, in Greece there is no such rice dish) is a Brazilian dish, consisting of rice (of course) cooked with raisins and small pieces of vegetables, the most common of them are small cubes of carrot, green peas, sweet corn and green onions. It can get small bits of ham (smoked or not), sausage and/or turkey breast (smoked or not), among other processed meat supposed to be eaten cold, but if chicken meat or shrimps are used, it is instead known as risotto.

Arroz à Grega (Greek-style rice) is a complete meal! It can be served as the main dish, you can serve it all by itself, or as a side.

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Brazilian Greek Style Rice (Arroz à grega) Fast2eat Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 338kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion small choped
  • 2 Carrot Cooked in small small pieces in water or within the rice
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 3 cups Rice cooked *
  • 1/2 cup Raisin (or Dried cranberry)
  • 1/2 cup Ham smoked cubed (for a vegetarian version, skip this ingredient) or sausage or smoked turkey breast, or other processed meat
  • 1/2 cup Sweet corn cooked or canned
  • 1/2 cup Peas cooked or canned
  • Green onion chopped
  • Black pepper to taste (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  • If you haven’t cooked the carrots within the Rice, cook the carrot in small pieces in boiled water.
  • Chop the onions with an Electric Chopper and garlic finely (or use this Minced Garlic).
  • Place a large Non-stick Frying Pan over medium heat and add the oil. Add the chopped onions, garlic and salt. Sauté until translucent, soft and fragrant, stirring constantly to not let brown.
  • Add the smoked cubed Ham (or sausage or smoked turkey breast, or other processed meat) to the pan and stir. For a vegetarian version, skip this step.
  • Fluff cooked Rice* with a fork and pour over the ham.
  • Mix in the carrot (if not already cooked in the rice), Raisins (or Craisins Dried Cranberries), sweet corn, peas, and green onions.
  • Serve it hot (sprinkled with Grated Parmesan Cheese on top, if desired) by itself as a main dish or as a side. Unlike plain rice, it can be also purposed to be eaten cold or room temperature.

Notes

*Use fresh cooked or Left-over Brazilian Style Rice Fast2eat Recipe.

STORAGE: Greek rice can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. It won’t be the same but cooled rice can be frozen in a Ziploc bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Rice taken from a fridge should be heated in its own individual serving amount using microwave or streaming.

Other differences include what is added to the rice before the raisins and vegetables (might include biological colouring and even lentils, soy sauce, or rosemary), and how the rice is cooked. Use your imagination.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 65% | Vitamin C: 10% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 6%
Brazilian Style Rice Fast2eat Recipe
Rice is a very important part of the Brazilian cuisine and is served at least once a day. This way might be your answer for making delicious and fluffy rice at home.
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Tabule (also Tabbouleh, tabbouleh or tab(b)ouli) is a vegetarian dish (sometimes considered a salad) made of Bulgar, tomatoes, finely chopped fresh mint, parsley, green onion, and onion, all tossed and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.

I grew up with this recipe, and I love it, but feel free to make your own variations. Some possible variations: add cucumber, garlic or lettuce, or use couscous or quinoa instead of Bulgar.

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Tabule Fast2eat Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 198kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g Bulgur wheat (1 1/3 cup) extra fine ground (not coarse)
  • 4 Tomato finely-diced
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • Green onion chopped
  • Parsley chopped
  • Basil chopped
  • Mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a Bowl soak the bulgur wheat in water, cover and let stand for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
  • Add the onion, mint, parsley and basil to a Food Processor and pulse until grated.
  • Drain the Bulgur pressing well to eliminate any excess water
  • Remove the seeds and chop the tomatoes, and green onions using a sharp Knife. Be sure to use firm tomatoes. Once chopped, place the tomatoes in a Colander or Strainer to drain excess juice.
  • I don’t use but if using cucumbers use the English Cucumbers or If you choose to use the American cucumbers, be sure to remove the skin; cut the cucumber in halves and remove most of the seeds then proceed to chop.
  • Place the chopped vegetables, herbs and green onions in a Mixing Bowl or dish. Add the bulgur and mix gently.
  • Add the the Lemon Juice and olive oil and mix again.
  • Add the salt just before eat, salt will cause tomatoes to release their juices and you may need to drain some of the juice out.
  • Serve the tabule over fresh lettuce leaves with Baked Kibbeh Fast2eat Recipe or a side of pita and romaine lettuce leaves, which act as wraps or “boats” for the tabule.

Notes

The finer you chop the vegetables, the better.

You can keep tabule refrigerated in a tight-lid container for 2-3 days or so. It’s important to refrigerate it with no salt added or you may need to drain some of the juice out before and after refrigerating leftover tabule.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20% | Vitamin C: 22% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 11%
Baked Kibbeh Fast2eat Recipe
It freezes wonderfully so make a big batch and freeze extras for another night. When making it ahead you can freeze the casserole raw, then thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake. Or bake it ahead, refrigerate for up to two days or freeze, then reheat in the oven, thawed.
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