April 18, 2015

Making Tangerine Juice And A Tangerine Smoothie

Tangerine smoothie Tangerine Juice

My older sister has a citrus grove on her property. She grows lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. She told me she had a big crop of tangerines that came in. I asked her to send me a  few. The few turned out be quite a bit. I did not want to risk them spoiling so I decided to juice some of them. I never had tangerine juice before. This juice tastes like a very sweet and tasty Tang drink. Anyone remembers Tang? When juicing was done there was a very slushy pulp left behind. I tasted it and it was pretty juicy and sweet. So what should be done with that sweet juicy tasty pulp? Anyone thinking about a tangerine smoothie? That is exactly what I made, a tangerine smoothie. I threw the pulp into the blender. I added some unsweetened almond milk, ice, and honey. I then blended it all. Three ingredients made a very tasty and healthy smoothie. It is vegan approved. Experiment with your food. Most of the times it is edible. Sometimes it actually  tastes very good. Enjoy! LIKE My Facebook … [Read more...]

Tuesday Kahl Makes Kale Chips

kale chips

Tuesday Kahl is holding to her promise. She is making vegan dishes and blogging each one. My daughter loves making kale chips as well. When she makes them we tear them up.  The question is, will Tuesday have any more tasty dishes with The Paderno Spiralizer. I hope so. I need some convincing before I add that tool to my cooking  repertoire of kitchen equipment. Kale Chips Kahl Style I am the worst about eating my greens, unless it's celery, green beans, romaine lettuce or spinach. I usually juice them or hide them in recipes where the taste won't be as strong. But I found a solution! I am a fan of things crunchy and salty, I used to have a serious thing for potato chips and sometimes still want them. But I've been told a lot about kale chips and figured I should give it a shot! See how Tuesday made the following at her blog site here. http://earlytuesday.weebly.com/1/post/2013/12/kale-chips.html LIKE My Facebook Page – Visit My Blog: EgbertoWillies.com Follow @EgbertoWillies … [Read more...]

Tuesday Kahl Makes A Slamming Vegan Pasta Dish w/ Paderno Spiralizer

Tuesday Kahl Paderno Spiralizer

Tuesday must have been reading my mind when she tagged me on her new cooking tool. I lasted as a vegan about two and half months then succumb to the smell of my wife’s cooking. This Christmas has not been kind to me. I probably ate enough to gain 5 to 10 pounds over the last few weeks. I will visit the scale in February after behaving for a month. Well now that the Holidays are coming to a close, I know the vegan cleansing must begin. It is ironic. Just this morning I told my wife and daughter that effective January 2nd, my trek into veganism (with some cheating) will begin; OK; re-begin again. After watching Tuesday’s recipe’s over the next few weeks at her new blog, I will consider getting me The Paderno Spiralizer. Tuesday, I will be checking out her blog for recipes. Amazon may get a culinary visit after-all. Putting The Paderno Spiralizer Through The Motion Merry Christmas to all! I got myself a present and I'm going to tell you all about it! So Chad said there was a UPS truck … [Read more...]

Linda Willies’ Cornbread Dressing (Cornbread Stuffing) (VIDEO)

Linda Willies Cornbread Dressing Cornbread Stuffing

Linda Willies’ Soul Cornbread Dressing / Cornbread Stuffing with Touch Of Panamá? I woke up Thanksgiving morning to a smell in the house to die for. My wife was making her bi-yearly cornbread dressing. She makes it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’ve been trying to get her to do some cooking on camera for some time. She always had an excuse. The kitchen is too messy now. I don’t have any make up on. I don’t have the right clothes on. Anyone who’s seen my cooking video knows I don’t particularly concern myself with the aesthetics. I am engineer. Functionality, applicability, and taste is the only thing that matters. Right? Anyway I ran to my office, got the HD camera and started recording. She finally gave in, no makeup, no tidy kitchen, no designer clothes. I finally won one. Linda does not cook cornbread dressing with recipes at all. The picture at the beginning of the video contains all the seasoning she threw in the pot when she boiled the livers and gizzards. She also baked the turkey wings with … [Read more...]

Experimental Cooking: Cole Slaw From Juiced Carrot Pulp


I continue to drink a lot of fresh carrot juice that I juice once a week or so. I hate throwing away all that good tasting pulp. I am continuing to find good use for it. Here goes my new one. Some of the carrot pulp from my juicer.   Added some raisins. Added some Miracle Whip.   Added some black  pepper.   Added some apple cider to put some moisture back in.   My healthy breakfast. LIKE My Facebook Page Follow @EgbertoWillies … [Read more...]

Experimental Cooking: Carrot Frittata


I started drinking a lot of carrot juice lately. I will blame this on my dear friend Patricia Ponton who gave me the best tasting carrot juice with milk I had to date. Anyway, my wife Linda went to SamsClub yesterday to by some carrots to juice. When I juiced it it was super sweet and creamy. Suffice it to say on her way back from tennis she u-turned it back to SamsClubs to get a couple more batches which I juiced this morning. There is a ton of pulp left after juicing that actually taste pretty good. I just could not see throwing it all in the disposal so I put on my experimental cook hat on again and create a carrot frittata. OK, purists, I know the definition of a real frittata. Since I am the experimental cook, I will experimentally call it a carrot frittata. OK? Anyway here is what I did. I started by sautéing 1/4 onion in tablespoon of olive. I then added about a cup of the carrot pulp in the frying pan. After sautéing till caramelized, I added garlic powder, black pepper, and rosemary. I then … [Read more...]

Carrot Biscuits, A healthy Use Of Carrot Grounds From My Juicer


My New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier this year. This means less potato chips, less chocolate candy (ouch), and less cookies. I am not giving up on bread and peanut butter though. Anyway, yesterday I juiced enough carrots to make almost a half-gallon of carrot juice. You would not imagine the amount of carrot grounds that is left behind from that. I just could not throw it away. I tasted it and it still had that carrot flavor and of course that is where all the fiber is. A bit a bit of sugar on it made it taste even better. I decided to keep the grounds. They went into a Ziploc bag and into the refrigerator. This morning while working out those damn grounds were on my mind. What can I do with them? Well in Panama we fry just about anything. I decided to make a fried carrot biscuit. Not to worry, I use soybean vegetable oil. I first got about a cup of the carrot grounds out of the refrigerator. The carrot grounds were kind of stuck together so it needed to be fluffed. I then added a cup of flour, a … [Read more...]

My Experimental Pasta Salad Quiche


My wife made a tasty pasta salad for our Kingwood Area Democrats Celebration of the re-election of President Barack Obama. I took some of the left overs and created my version of a PASTA QUICHE. I did no measuring. I simply took the pasta salad out of the fridge. Beat two eggs with salt, black pepper, and onion powder. Heat some olive oil in a skillet. Fried the pasta salad for a few minutes. Poor the eggs over the pasta. Remove from heat. Put it in the oven to broil for a couple of minutes. And voila. We have some kind of Pasta Salad Quiche. Guess what? It was extremely tasty. You can work miracles with left overs. LIKE My Facebook Page – Visit My Blog: EgbertoWillies.com Follow @EgbertoWillies … [Read more...]

Fried Mashed Potato – A cooking experiment that turned out tasty


Fried Mashed Potato I was home alone for a few days and after scouring the refrigerator for some easy grub came across some left over mashed potato. Everything fried tastes good so I decided to create My Fried Mashed Potatoes. Here it goes. Measurements are not exact so just throw things in. I had about 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes. Added one egg, some season salt, flour, and bread crumbs to make it thick enough to form. I formed the mashed potato. Coat in flour, season salt, garlic rub. Then I fried it in olive oil. Try it. It is actually pretty tasty … [Read more...]

Panamanian Arroz Con Bacalao (Cod Fish Rice) – One of My Dad’s Signature Dishes


Arroz Con Bacalao (Rice With Cod Fish) This was one of my father's signature dishes. He visited us from Panamá twice a year and this was one of his best treats. Unfortunately he will never fix it again as he passed away unexpectedly last week. My neighbor loved this dish and suggested that I share it in my dad's memory. In reality he know it is cathartic. Ingredients 5 Cups of Rice 2 Cups Coconut Milk 5-1/2 Cups of Water 3 Teaspoons of Curry Salt To Taste Season Salt To Taste Black Pepper To Taste 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Celery Stalk 1/2 Medium Onion 1 Small Garlic Bulb 1 Small Bunch of Parseley 1 Small Bunch of Cilantro 1/2 Green Bell Pepper 1/2 Red Bell Pepper 4 Strips of Bacon 1-1/2 Pound Of Fresh Cod Fish Cooking Procedure: Cut up bacon and sautee to crisp rendeirng fat over medium heat. When done remove bacon bits. Cut up celery, onions, garlic, bell peppers, parsley, cilantro and sautee in the rendered bacon fat. Just before done season salt to … [Read more...]