Good Morning…. Flowers!

Good Morning!
Good Morning!

A new beautiful bouquet of flowers to wake up to every morning on my bedside table… 🙂

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Thai Chicken Soup

Thai Chicken Soup!
Thai Chicken Soup!

A new soup adventure came to light when I made a Thai Chicken Soup. 🙂

I heated sesame chili oil in a large pot. I added finely chopped garlic cloves and cooked over a medium heat, stirring, for one minute. I then added sliced scallions, finely sliced leeks, grated fresh ginger, and a seeded and finely chopped red chile. I let it cook, stirring for another three minutes. I then added chopped chunks of chicken breast, and my homemade chicken stock. I brought it to a boil and let simmer for twenty minutes. I then stirred in finely sliced lime leaves.

While the soup was simmering, I boiled water in a separate pot, and added fine egg noodles. I cooked them for three minutes, drained them, then added them to my soup. I then seasoned with salt and pepper. I let it cook for another two minutes, then I removed it from the heat, and ladled into serving bowls, and served hot. 🙂

Yummy!
Yummy!
A view from above!
A view from above!

My Take on the Waldorf Chicken Salad! ;)

A twist on the Waldorf Chicken Salad!
A twist on the Waldorf Chicken Salad!

I sliced some yummy green apples, and put them in a bowl with lemon juice and one tablespoon of mayonnaise. I let it sit in the fridge for about forty minutes.

I then sliced celery very thinly. I added the celery to sliced shallots, a finely chopped garlic clove, chopped walnuts, and my own twist – halved green grapes and chopped cucumber, and combined them to the apples and mixed them altogether. I stirred in additional mayonnaise and blended thoroughly.

I added cubed cooked chicken breast, seasoned with salt and pepper, and mixed with all the other ingredients.

I lined a large leaf of romaine lettuce across a plate. I piled the chicken salad along the lettuce leaf and served with toasted French baguette slices. 🙂

Yummy!
Yummy!
So much deliciousness all on one plate! ;)
So much deliciousness all on one plate! 😉

Artisan Gourmet Pizza…

A delicious close up shot of my mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, fresh basil artisan pizza. Yummy!
A delicious close up shot of my mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, fresh basil artisan pizza. Yummy!

Recently, I decided to create another installment in our pizza adventures.

Now instead of following along the lines of a specific well known pizza, like a margherita pizza for instance, I thought I would just add flavours that we like and would possibly use if we ordered a pizza: mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, fresh basil.

I, of course, started with premade handmade pizza dough that I had stashed in my freezer, let it defrost and rise. Then when ready, I brushed it with my Herbed Grill Oil, placed slices of yummy mozzarella, then placed the rest of the toppings – bacon, pepperoni, and orange peppers all over the pizza. But before putting it in the over, I dropped spoonfuls of my freshly made Chunky Tomato Basil Sauce all over the pizza.

I then cooked the pizza in the oven until it was perfectly cooked. Sprinkled it with fresh basil.. and Yum!!! 🙂

It just doesn't get any better than this!! :)
It just doesn’t get any better than this!! 🙂
Yummy artisan pizza!
Yummy artisan pizza!