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If Scribbles were a book, Louie would have one whole chapter! I love how he innovates. I love his spirit of fun! Louie is larger than life and is quite contagious!

Louie in Tommy's Inn, New Jersey about to gobble up his seafood pasta. But nope, that's not what I'm blogging about today.

Last December, he experimented with poaching salmon in his dishwasher. As usual, I was fascinated. Here’s the recipe for those who would like to try.

Rub olive oil, and season the salmon with salt, pepper and dill if you like.

Seal the fish tightly in foil.

Add to your dishwasher load, turn your dishwasher on to poach your salmon! (And wash dishes.)

Unwrap the foil. This batch was poached to perfection!

Let’s eavesdrop on an fb conversation about this recipe šŸ™‚

Do you have an unusual healthy eat to share? Let me know and I’d love to feature your recipe in Scribbles!

Louie Noftsier: B and L’s loving father. Devoted, sweep-her-off-her-feet husband. Chicken breeder. Organic gardener. Zip-line provider. Cooking adventurer. Scrabble dark horse. Photographer of traveling hat.

Last December, Louie and his wife, Ann Marie, saddled their pick-up and whizzed off to Atlantic City. Ann Marie’s sister had extra tickets to the Viking School at Harrah’s Resort where they learned some new recipes. Louie replicated the recipes in his New Jersey home.

Crab “Martini”

Ingredients:
4 oz. Jumbo Lump crabmeat (around 4 oz.) marinated in a mixture of
1/4 cup tomato juice
1 tsp horseradish
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
A pinch of celery salt
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon
1/4 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning
1 tbl vodka

1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh chive

Wet the rim of a martini glass with lemon. Put Old Bays seasoning on a flat plate, and swirl wet glass rim in it. Place marinated crab in a glass and sprinkle fresh chive on top.

Tiramisu Trifle

Ingredients:
Coffee syrup
1 tbl Amaretto
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbl sugar
1/4 cup water

Mix all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil while stirring. Let it cool.

Mascapone Cream

Ingredients:
3/4 cup Mascapone
2 tbl confectionery sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp espresso powder
3 tbl sweet Marsala
2 cups of cubed pound cake
2 tbl almond slivers

Mix Mascapone cheese with confectionery sugar and 1/4 cup cream until smooth and set aside. Dissolve espresso powder in Marsala, then add mixture to remaining cream and beat until they’re shaped into soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into Marscapone mixture.

Put small cubes of pound cake into a bottom of a wine glass, about 1/4 full. Add a drizzle of coffee syrup. Add Marscapone mixture to cover. Add another layer of cubed pound cake and a drizzle of coffee syrup and Marscapone to cover. Sprinkle slivered almonds on top.

Wedding Soup

2 cups bok choi
1 cup lentils
1/2 cup sliced carrots
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 medium onion, minced
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup beef stock
2 cups water

Pour all ingredients into a pot and let the soup simmer for 2 hours.

Make meatballs that are around 3/4 inches in diameter using the following mixture:
1 small onion minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg
1 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz ground beef
4 oz ground pork
4 oz ground veal
Salt and pepper to taste.

Saute the meatballs and drain off the fat, then add to the soup mixture.

Yummy! Thank you once again, Louie, for sharing! The next recipe I’d like to steal from you is salmon poached in the dishwasher!

Bon appetit! šŸ™‚

Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? Email me at sacha@jordanac.com. Happy cooking!

It was first day of school! The students are back! The halls are alive! And I had oatmeal with a cinnamon stick for dinner. The good news is I’m still cooking and oatmeal is healthy. The not-so-good news is I’m tired and trying to muster enough energy to persevere in coming up with new recipes and blogging about it.

But everything has its silver lining so the best news is I get to share Louie’s mahi-mahi recipe with you! Thank you, Louie, for contributing once again! I’m imagining the sweet tartness of this mahi-mahi, and I will definitely try this recipe once I get hold of this fish which doesn’t seem to be available in Mumbai.

Louie wrote–

This is a very simple recipe which goes with a mango-ginger salsa.

Marinate 4 mahi-mahi fillets, around 4 oz each, in a mixture of

3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons of maple syrup (If you are not blessed with real maple syrup don’t use the fake one. Use honey instead.)
3 tablespoons of grated ginger

Marinate the fish overnight in the refrigerator. Remove from the marinade and dredge in coarse walnut flour. You can make walnut flour by blending half a cup of walnut pieces until you get a cornmeal like texture.

Sear the mahi-mahi in hot oil for 3-5 minutes on each side. Arumba!

Do you have a healthy eat to share?

Seared tuna and mushrooms on quinoa. Yummy! Hope you remember to mail me my quinoa and steel cut oats!

This is Lally's healthy eat. The garlic chicken is somewhere on the left. Squint!

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Lally shared a healthy eat. She subsequently shared the recipes from allrecipes.com and I decided to try one of them! I’ve tweaked some of the ingredients to suit what was available in my kitchen. I also try my best not to cook with flour and butter to help myself remain true to being a healthy eater.

This serves two.

Ingredients:
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Rub salt and pepper on the chicken and leave for 15 minutes.

Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat and saute the chicken until it is nicely browned on one side. Add the garlic. Turn the chicken breasts and scatter the mushrooms over them. Continue frying, shaking the skillet and stirring the mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the vinegar and thyme. Cover tightly and simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Transfer the chicken, mushrooms and sauce on to a plate and it’s all ready to eat! Bon appetit!

Thanks for sharing, Lally, and please continue to send us your healthy eats. By the way, looove the new red carpet look :-D.

Healthy Eat Facts:
Chicken – a good source of protein, protects against bone loss in older people, and has nutrients that protect from cancer
Mushrooms – boosts the immune system
Garlic – is good for the heart and has anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits
Balsamic Vinegar – the digestive system can benefit from this

Sources:
The World’s Healthiest Foods
Livestrong.Com

Guess what Louie feasted on yesterday?

From his facebook status update:
Todays menu via the garden and friends: Tomato soup with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Thanks Simon and Garfunkel). Maple glazed lemon squash (Thanks Sacha), cucumber/scallion/carrot salad, grilled green squash/eggplant sandwich on fresh sun dried tomato/parmigiana cheese bread (Thanks Laurie for my French bread pan, I really like it), and lemon pepper grilled tilapia (Thanks fish farmers)

He tried the Lemon Squash with Maple Syrup recipe and said it was heavenly!

Oooohlala! I wish WordPress had a virtual taste button! This meal includes: lemon peppered grilled tilapia (recipe to be posted soon!), grilled eggplants and lemon squash in maple syrup.

How about you? Did you have a healthy eat today?

I’m really happy that B is going to the grocery, cooking and eating healthy so we’re now celebrating with photos! If you have a healthy eat that you would like to share, you can email me at sacha@jordanac.com. Bon appetit!

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