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Happy New Year ~ how to cure a hangover :) http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2334 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2334#comments Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:49:13 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2334 read more]]>

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Hi everyone,

Wishing you all for safe and blessed holiday season !

Every year, traditionally I would spend indoors at home enjoying my Mimosas, Cosmos, and other adult beverages … Yes I am a party pooper in NYE :)

For those of you who are celebrating during New Years Eve ….

(Hire a cab if you know you will be drinking, or dedicate a driver who will not be drinking that night ~ there are FREE services now available to get you home, SAFELY)

Please be very safe … drink responsibly !

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 !

Please Drink Responsibly: Don’t Drink & Drive

Tricks to cure your hangover:

1. Drinking lots of water – both before bed and the next day. STAY HYDRATED ! to fight hangover …

2. Do not drink coffee – it may be tempting but the caffeine will only dehydrate you more.

3. Try drinking flat ginger ale if you don’t want to drink only water.

4. Eat something simple like toast or fruit

5. Sleep in if you can – and even get up, have some water of some toast and go back to bed as that will make you feel the best.

6. Some people swear that drinking a Bloody Mary is the best way to cure a hangover.

7. Some simple exercise can also help, however some feel that a brisk run is the best way for them.

8. Take a shower and alternate between hot and cold water.

9. (and yes have lots of s** “indoors fun” hahaa) ~ happy new years ! (sorry i get carried away)

 

Recipes for a hangover breakfast:

If you are lucky enough to have January 1st off (… or sober ), why not indulge in a hangover breakfast?

We’ve found some recipes on the web, but if food is not appealing to you the morning after, stick to the tips and tricks above.

 

• 3 oz ice

• 2 eggs

• 4 oz orange juice

• 1 banana

• 8 oz brewed coffee

• sugar

• 16 oz tonic water

• 2 tbsps peanut butter

• 2 slices whole wheat bread

• cream

 

Simple directions:

  1. Fry or scramble the eggs.
  2. Toast the bread.
  3. Slice the banana.
  4. Spread peanut butter on both slices of toast.
  5. Put eggs & banana on toast.
  6. Put ice & tonic in a glass, mix in orange juice if you prefer.
  7. Doctor up your coffee.
  8. Dig in, feel better.

 

Enjoy the Hangover Breakfast recipe,

 

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Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2291 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2291#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:09:02 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2291 read more]]>

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Hi everyone,

It is only one week away countdown to Thanksgiving !  I hope everyone is ready for wonderful holidays spent with family and loved ones.

There are many ways to prepare Thanksgiving Turkey, from Grandma’s oven-fresh traditional to infrared deep-frying, grilled, roasted, and many other delicious recipes. One of my favorites of all times is Herb Roasted Turkey. Hope you enjoy this traditional recipe ! Bon Appétit…

How to determine Size of Turkey to buy:

  • Count of how many guests / persons will be serving
  • Basic Rule of Thumb: 1 lb of un-stuffed, whole turkey per person for moderate leftovers
  • 3/4 lb per person, for turkey breast
  • 1/2 lb per person, for boneless turkey breast
  • 1 1/4 lb per person, for pre-stuffed frozen bird

Brining Turkey: key for moist, juicy and flavorful !

In cooking, brining is a process similar to marination in which meat is soaked in brine before cooking, and allows meat to become moister.

Personally, I prefer my turkey moist and juicy. Therefore brining turkey makes it moist, and juicy. Salt causes the meat tissues to absorb water and flavorings. It also breaks down the proteins, resulting in a tender-seeming turkey, regardless hours of cooking, turkey will still be juicy and flavorful.

Use a container that will be large enough to submerge turkey, such as bucket, roasting pan, or stock pot. If you must use a shallow roasting pan, be sure to turn turkey periodically and allow to soak in the brine. Place the container on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid spilling any foods below.

Basic Brining: 2 cups of Salt + 2 gallons of Water

  • Dissolve salt (and sugar, if using) in two cups of hot water. Stir in remaining gallon plus 3 ½ quarts of cold water.
  • Remove giblets and neck from turkey.
  • Immerse turkey in brine and refrigerate for at least eight hours but no longer than 24 hours.

Roasting the Turkey

  • When you’re ready to roast, pour off the brine
  • Rinse the turkey well with cool tap water, and
  • Pat dry with paper towels
  • Tuck the wing tips behind the back and place turkey, Breast-Side up, on a Roasting rack
  • Proceed with your preferred recipe. Note: the turkey has already absorbed significant amount of salt, any drippings for gravy will already be salty, therefore recommended not to add more salt

Here is a traditional recipe: Herb Roasted Turkey


  • 1 (12 pound) whole turkey
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 ° F
  2. Clean turkey (remove giblets and organs), and place in a roasting pan with a lid.
  3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt, and black pepper. Using a basting brush, apply the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey.
  4. Pour water into the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover.
  5. Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 ° F
  6. Remove bird from oven, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes before carving.

Carving turkey:  (you will need sharp carving knife and plastic wrap)

  • Let the turkey cool down for 20 – 30 minutes, making sure juice won’t go all over the place and to avoid juice to dry. Let it cool off before carving.
  • Use a sharp knife, cut the piece of skin in between the body and the leg. Separate the leg and the thigh from the body. Once separated, grab the body in one hand and thigh in the other, start pulling them apart all in one piece. Repeat on the other side.
  • Cut the thigh meat and carve it nicely
  • Separate the wing from the body. Grab the wing and pull it away from the turkey, take your knife and start cutting through the tendons surrounding the joint until you separate the wing form the body. Repeat on the other side.
  • (this is my favorite part):  Carve the turkey breast ! There are a couple options to carve the turkey breast. The traditional way to do this is carve in small slices off the side of the breast, this way does not dry out the meat. Another way, in maintaining the juiciness, is to cut the entire breast off the turkey and then carve it up into smaller slices onto the platter.
  • Carve down the side of the breastbone and continue making small slices with your knife until you can separate the entire breast from the turkey.
  • Slice the meat against the grain starting at the small point of the breast. You can make the slices as thin or as thick as you want. If you don’t think you’ll eat the entire breast, just cut what you’ll use, and wrap the rest of the breast in plastic wrap. It will stay nice and juicy for later.

Side Dishes: (I will post these recipes soon … stand by)

Green Bean Casserole

Sweet Potatoes puff with Crunchy Pecans & Pralines

Fruit Salad

 

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday ! Don’t forget to spend time for Yoga, workout at the gym, or simply jogging during the holiday to balance healthy life style. Stay warm during the holidays ! Gobble Gobble…

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Halibut skewer, Shrimps & Clam strips http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2311 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2311#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:35:59 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2311 read more]]>

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Hi everyone,

Today after working out, we decided to walk across this place to grab some great dishes. I know some of you would think but these are deep-fried meals, how can it be healthy? It was our ‘semi-cheat’ day from working out :) I never go deprived so from time to time I choose wisely days that I want to ‘splurge’ and able to eat anything I want. The key is to simply have a balanced healthy life style.  Enjoy your meal …

Shrimps & Clam strips

Halibut skewer and rice with spicy Thai sauce

 

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Sex On The Beach … cocktail :) http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2240 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2240#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:25:57 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2240 read more]]>

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Buenas Dias everyone,

Relax … I am talking about the Cocktail Drink “Sex On The Beach” ! Just returning from a tropical trip, I thought of sharing this simple, yet refreshing drink with you all … enjoy ! Go ahead, have an awesome “Sex On The Beach” or two … Salud.

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  • 2/3 oz. Schnapps, peach
  • 1 1/3 oz. Absolut Vodka (or any brand Vodka you prefer)
  • 1 1/3 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 1 1/3 oz. Orange Juice

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake not stir :) Shake and strain into a shape goblet chilled glass filled with ice, or served in a chilled Martini glass. SALUD !

Drink Responsibly:  Don’t Drink and Drive

 

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Hurricane ! http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2189 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2189#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:28:42 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2189 read more]]>

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Hi everyone,

In welcoming the hurricane season, here is a beverage we probably should consider while waiting safely indoors to let it all ride through … One of my favorite “Sweet Tropical” cocktails of all times ! and I hope this sweet flavored-daiquiri beverage can take the stress out for a while!  Let it ride …

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 fluid oz light rum
  • 1 fluid oz 151 proof rum
  • 2 fluid oz passion fruit flavored syrup (or Cranberry juice, depending your flavor preference :D )
  • 1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
  • 1 oz lime juice or “splash” of lime juice
  • Garnish: cherries, pineapple, orange slices
In a cocktail shaker, mix ALL ingredients and Float the 151 proof rum on top the drink. Served either “on the rocks“ stir or “shaken:) on a 12oz tulip shaped “Hurricane” glass. Garnish with cherries, pineapple and/or orange slices… Enjoy !

Salut !

Drink Responsibly:  Don’t Drink and Drive

 

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Prime Rib & Shrimps Thai Noodle Salad http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2216 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2216#comments Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:24:41 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2216 read more]]>

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Hi everyone,

Just sharing some of these great “Wallet-Friendly” meals we had at our local hangout in town:  Prime Rib breaded, and Shrimps Thai Noodle Salad. First time I tried this type of Prime Rib served in breaded style, and I actually liked it. Maybe because it is well done and not too ‘rare’. Also I absolutely love the noodles in ‘thai’ style in this salad, and I definitely will come back for more … soon!

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Sautéed Trio: Tritip, Zucchini & Green Beans http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2202 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2202#comments Sat, 06 Aug 2011 20:05:53 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2202 read more]]>

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Hi everyone,

Summer is still sizzling hot this week ! We are near to the Back To School and end of our summer break. Here is another one of my favorite trio: Tritip, Zucchini, and Green Beans in Sautéed mix. Please follow my easy, simple recipe here … You may substitute Tritip with any beef cuts or even pork cutlets if you wish. Enjoy …

What you will need:

  • Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • Garlic, freshly minced
  • Onion, white or yellow
  • Chives
  • Zucchini
  • Green Beans
  • Tritip, or Pork cutlets (whichever you prefer)
  • Broth, preferably from the Tritip or may use Beef broth
  • Salt & Pepper for taste

Easy, Simple Instructions:

  1. In a pan, heat up some olive oil and mix Onions, Garlic, and Chives until onions and garlic turn to brown
  2. Add zucchini and green beans cuts into the mix, stir for a couple minutes
  3. Add tritip into the mix, and pour a cup of broth
  4. Add Salt & Pepper for taste, or may add other salt seasonings of your flavor
  5. Sautée well & simmer down for few minutes in medium to low heat

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Ensalata Caprese http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2155 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2155#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 01:40:46 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2155 read more]]>

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Hi everyone,

Another hot humid day in summertime ! Here’s an awesome fresh delicious side dish of my favorite of all times I would like to share with you all: Ensalata Caprese. Not only it is “wallet-friendly” but it is just simple to prepare while it is filled with healthy vitamins and nutrients.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPjG6IhzSaU

Please visit my other Blogs to capture some of my adventures:

www.Blog.NickyEddy.com
www.BasicSurvival.NickyEddy.com
www.Garden.NickyEddy.com

… and coming soon my Health & Fitness blog: www.iDARE.NickyEddy.com where I mainly focus on a well-balanced lifestyle through my daily Yoga asanas, and helpful tips of workout and fitness routines!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBaymwaO8xU

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Chicken Wrap à la Italian style http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2108 http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2108#comments Sat, 30 Jul 2011 17:36:50 +0000 FoodsNickyEddy http://foods.nickyeddy.com/?p=2108 read more]]>

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Good morning everyone,

Hope you are enjoying another awesome weekend! Here is a simple and healthy yet “Wallet-Friendly” dish I would like to share with you all:  Chicken Wrap à la Italian style. It is great for anytime, anywhere for “quick grab” snack wrap during this hot summer! Yes, I would indulge these after my Yoga workout. Enjoy …

Please visit my other Blog to capture some of my adventures:

www.Blog.NickyEddy.com
www.BasicSurvival.NickyEddy.com
www.Garden.NickyEddy.com

… and coming soon my Health & Fitness blog: www.iDARE.NickyEddy.com where I mainly focus on a well-balanced lifestyle through my daily Yoga asanas, and helpful tips of workout and fitness routines!

What you will need:

  • 1/2 lb boneless, skinless Chicken breast (portion depends on how much and how many people you will be serving)
  • Wrap, whole wheat (I personally prefer healthy whole wheat, but you may choose any kind of wrap)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Marinara Sauce tomato basil, Italian style
  • Mozzarella chesse (preferably, however you may use any type of cheese you like)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper for taste
  • Brush
  • Baking sheet

Easy and Simple Instructions:

  1. Prepare and cook chicken with seasonings
  2. Paste evenly a single Wrap with marinara sauce using brush
  3. Place cooked chicken on wrap
  4. Sprinkle evenly with cheese of your choice
  5. Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the mix to moisten
  6. Easy sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese on wrap
  7. Roll up wrap from side end until it fully wrapped
  8. Place on baking sheet, and Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan Cheese
  9. Broil approximately for 20-25 minutes (or until golden brown) @ 350°
  10. Garnish with any fresh fruits of your choice !

Video 1 of 3:  Ingredients you will need

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP3n14Ji03U

Video 2 of 3:  Easy simple to follow instructions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly8epR3RdN8

Video 3 of 3:  Getting Chicken Wraps out of the oven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaT2O0GTtsU

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