Trash Food Is Best Food! | 5th Dimension Farm | Stardew Valley Co-op

An email for work you just call him what the heck some office hours are over Oh didn’t I do not mean to do that did not miss kau I know a little bit I love them both I like green clearly go somewhere and I’m gonna see you’re gonna play hide Zeke in the whole place it’s gonna go somewhere.

Live a lot of the plants that see if I can find you soon and I.

Like to send each other cute moth memes that’s how we that’s how we show affection through moth memes cuz that cuz at the heart of the moth meme it is a beautiful love story it really is but advances just as lamp all cats I like to tell Sharon she is the lamp of my.

Life and that is my life my heart muscle next daily tasks checking the garbage cans oh my god oh my god I just got a full-on cooked a meal hi why do.

You always have so much luck with trash breaking I never get anything I found.

A full cooked meal are you on the beach oh yeah oh yeah I hear.

You I hate you doing that there on that fishing oh you’re welcome okay I gotta get going yeah I’m glad I found you hey what giving me something.

Oh yeah I hate to bring anything I can give you this found this in the trash it’s a thing above your head at one point so I thought you were giving it to me oh yeah it was this I think oh it’s nothing else.

It’s like it’s good it gives you 90 energy and 36 hell I’ll save it for you I’m saving it for you okay you’re gonna pass out gotta get out of here I offered you sustenance and you did not want it is trash my trash.

Does that call you peasant it’s good food it’s fluffle meal sweet for offering it to me I’m just being a pain in the butt less I did at the community center right now I am I want you to meet me at the center of town okay I.

Don’t clean in the center of town sorry hello I just saw that oh hi I was looking at my friend I have something for you what do you have what is that it’s a.

Beer oh I can barely see it it’s drinking time should we go into the bar sure you drink out here all right yeah let’s do it have a.

Little like beer picnic ready close to you hold on okay all right one two three yeah we’re drunk oh my god you have another one my accident all right are you going somewhere where.

You might need energy again I don’t know probably just the mind well if you want you can have my chocolate cake I want you to have your chocolate cake cause.

You deserve it okay you don’t want this all right fine I’ll take the trash yeah it’s so good you’re dreading the plants I want to go on a little date so let me know when you’re ready okay.
I’ll do that right now what is this date we’re.

Going on I’m so excited fishing date but it’s something cool too I’m ready I love.

Fishing let me stop by this trash can on the way and you never know could he get something good oh no idea I didn’t I didn’t see your size hello second hold on come with me oh it’s awesome sprite this is a good spot we have our own private dock over here that’s awesome this is great you got here in fish no one will bother us I remember that.

I remember you telling me that yeah Josh my scary monster that’s my scary October name oh my god this fish is wearing a hat that has to mean something I have.

State Of Decay 2 ~ Unlimited Influence, Bullets, Guns, Grenades, Hooray!

What’s going on ladies and germs simple feedback at Joe once again thank you for joining me I got another state of decay to video for you guys and this time I’m gonna show you guys how to get unlimited influence as well as bullets guns and grenades hooray alright so for this particular glitch you’re going to need to start.

A new community it won’t work for current playthroughs unfortunately so start a new community and then select skip tutorial now to get unlimited bullets guns and grenades you’re gonna need the mobilization warlord boot and in order to get unlimited influence you’re going to need the favors trader boon.

Now for those that don’t know what these pokemon cards are basically these give you bonuses when you starting a new game and the type of card you get is determined by the leader you chose when you complete a playthrough once you’re ready you’re going to want to fill out the three survivor slots now.

These can be survivors from your previous playthrough or completely new ones that you roll it does not matter all you have to do at this point is get your ass in the game all right so whenever you start a new.

Game your first instincts is to run over to the mission indicator and it’s not wish a new hope ignore that you want to head over to the campsite that’s given to you at the start it is the green Enclave.

Icon on your map you really can’t miss it now then we’re at the camp you’ll notice at the.

Top left-hand corner of the screen that I have 4,000 influenced thanks to the trader Boone and I’m just gonna access that Locker here and I have a few bullets guns and grenades thanks to the warlord Boone now this point what you want to do is head back to the main.

Menu so press pause and select exit game and exit back to main menu we have the main menu select continue game when you’re back in the game you should receive the boons again you notice that I have 8,000 influence now instead of four and if we check the locker I now have double the bullets guns and grenades and that’s basically all there is to it and you can repeat.

This as many times you want so let’s do it one more time just to make sure this isn’t a fluke now you’ll notice that my influence display is capped at 9999 but it can actually go over 9,000 all right now let’s check our locker one last time.

To see if the Lord of war has graced us with some goodies and that is how you can get all the influenced bullets guns and grenades you’ll ever need for one.

Playthrough now I didn’t actually find this glitch myself someone saw my last video on how to recruit red talent and they message me through Xbox Live about this similar but more awesome glitch I don’t know if this person wants me to give out their gamertag so for the time being I’ll just column mr. X if that changes I’ll be sure to leave their gamertag in the description below anyways I hope you guys find this helpful if you have any questions or requests leave them in the comments below and I’ll try to get to them in a timely manner and as always until next.

Time you guys take care you know catch you on the flipside.

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Top 10 Foods With High Protein

Hi friends welcome to toots corner comm videos top 10 foods with high protein proteins serve as a fuel to our body as one of the necessary nutrients for the human body it provides enough energy and carbohydrates it is essential for the growth and proper function of our muscles organs skin blood cells hormones hunger at Saturday ly need for.

Intake of protein is varied for pregnant women 46 to 56 grams a lactating woman 72 grams athletes and bodybuilders.

Must consume more protein according to their workout below is a list of top 10 foods with high protein from which you can easily increase your daily protein intake number 1 almonds almond is an excellent source of protein including 10 almonds in your regular meal help you to satisfy your nutrient needs measure of protein content in one protein is 0.25 grams it helps to maintain body weight along with ensuring enough fiber and heart-healthy fats number 2 salmon salmon is packed with.

Heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids it’s an excellent option.

– who prefer seafood consumption of salmon will help you to meet protein needs which are regulated as 56 grams for men and 46 grams for women number three eggs.

An egg is essential due to its high-quality protein 1 boiled egg includes 6 to 7 grams of protein studies prove that intake of egg regulates overeating egg white consists of about 4.
Grams of protein along with sodium whereas yolk contains 2.

7 grams of protein besides fat cholesterol and sodium number 4 potatoes.

A large baked potato contains about 8 grams of protein along with several vitamins and minerals this is composed of carbs in the form of starch simple sugars such as sucrose glucose fructose and high content of water it is beneficial to consume potato with skin as a good source of potassium and vitamin C number 5 milk milk contains nine essential amino acids required by.

Human as it is one of the best muscle foods it has a prominent place in the daily diet having one glass of milk daily as good for health consuming milk at night helps to get sound sleep number six peas peas are high-quality vegan source.

Of protein it can be added to the diet without changing its taste or texture it is being used as green cooked and boiled forms peas are high in fiber and limited in fats number seven broccoli one cup of raw broccoli includes 2.

Gram of protein you can use it by boiling or steaming to avoid raw taste it is rich in folate manganese potassium phosphorus and vitamin c and k.

Number eight beef beef is composed of protein and has fattened a higher amount of iron as fresh lean beef is enriched with vitamins and minerals it is recommended to be a.

Part of your diet it can be eaten as roasted steaks or ribs as it is an animal protein it contains all eight essential amino acids necessary for our health number nine oats oatmeal is comparatively high-quality protein than other grain based foods it is a healthy choice for breakfast or mid-day meal adding your favorite fruits nuts or spices with oats adds more protein this.

Is easy to cook meal which will help to reduce inflammation and maintain a healthy weight a half.

How Much Of Our Food & Fruit Is Genetically Modified (gmo)?? – Joe Rogan Podcast With Robb Wolf

Well in it’s interesting we have these old variety crabapples on my property Johnny Appleseed kind of deal and that’s what Apple’s effectively used to be we should throw those at each other yeah yeah we we make cider out of it and it’s pretty good for that but if you pull up like a image of what an original banana.

Like wow they’re ridiculous like a seed yeah it’s tiny and.

It’s all seeds and there’s hardly any edible.

Structure to it and so if you look at most of the fruit.

That was available kind of pre agriculture and that that selective breeding of fruit like it was much smaller wasn’t as sweet and again it’s not to say that you shouldn’t have any of that.

Stuff but it’s just there was an interesting piece that came out of the UK where it was looking at feeding kids fruit they were.

Like let’s let’s recommend that these kids eat fruit and the kids already had a hyper caloric diet they were eating too much they were eating too many carbs and then they threw fruit on top of it and they’re like wow adding fruit to.

This already shitty overeating program made it worse you know and it was like there was going to be some sort of magic that came about out of adding some fruit to this this story whereas the the kids just needed to pull more of the junk out and get some sort of both caloric control and some carbohydrate control is that it’s really interests is.

There any fruit that is in its original state like maybe pomegranates they come berries are pretty pretty you know blueberries blackberries yeah yeah.

They’re pretty similar to berries yeah yep that’s sweet not that sweet no different different flavor yeah I know yeah I’ve picked them like in the wild like in in the backcountry right like a blueberry just like hmm it’s not bad but it’s.
Not spectacular it’s not what you’re used to.

Yeah yeah but oranges clearly they have been with right you know apples like we were on a trip once and we bought these apples and they were literally like the size of a softball right and you bite into it it’s like the most delicious dessert you could ever have like this can’t be a real regular Apple right.

Something’s been going to noble Apple I mean how much of our food I mean especially our fruit how much.

Of it is genetically altered it’s got to be massive amounts yeah.

And you know that that GMO story I’m in a spot where I usually piss everybody off about it because I am way less concerned about genetic modification of these things and more concerned about some of the business practices that happen like we’ve been doing selective breeding for thousands of years and there has modified the genetics back to the earth turning into dog.

Story like that tomatoes everything and without I mean that the classic thoughts of frankenfoods right meaning laboratory some sort of injection into this not what’s going on selective breeding for the most part yeah most of its selective breeding in the the thing about GMO too is the.

Apologist for it like when you look at the results that you.

Get with the the GMO the genetic modification it’s really unimpressive I mean it’s not like dramatically increasing yields is it what inevitably is doing is creating something that’s usually more resistant to Roundup than what the last thing was roundup being.

That way yeah yeah which is legitimately some pretty nasty stuff and so it doesn’t really seem to be working any type of magic as far as like feeding the world or anything like that it is creating a funnel where in order to grow this thing you need more chemical fertilizer input you need more pesticide employed.

And it just seems to be the speed.

Forward mechanism on that and so I’m really from a health standpoint I’m not that freaked out about GMOs just as a baseline but from a a really shady business practice I’m not a big fan from actually moving the needle on food production.

It’s really unimpressive to me so I my position on GMOs usually just makes everybody mad because I’m not.

Really jumping into either one of these these camps whole-hog well food production in general when you look at these gigantic large-scale farms that is that is one of the most unnatural things you’re ever gonna see in life right these.

Giant corn fields right it’s.

So unnatural right mono crop yeah and not only the mono crop but those are genetically modified mono crops and you know and.

You want to kill off all the weeds right you’re spraying your genetically modified mono crops with some that kills off everything but your genetically-modified mono crops.

And who knows what that consequence is on the human body well you know so.

Roundup is now being suggested or has been suggested for a long time as a mitochondrial disrupter similar to that antibiotic story so this is where people you know the last questions about like well what about this gluten intolerance.

Thing like people didn’t have it fifty years ago why is it going.

On now and we really don’t know but maybe it’s antibiotics maybe it’s changes and gut microbiome but a lot of this stuff seems to have a mitochondrial dysfunction piece to it Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s type two diabetes they all seem to have mitochondrial dysfunction elements to them.

The mitochondria is not producing energy the way that it should and back again to that point about being flexible with our fuel systems people seem to becoming inflexible in their fuel systems and this katatak state may be the default that we’re able to go back to to be able to.

Maintain some degree of health and it also seems to press a reset button in the mitochondria where we get apoptosis and.

Cell death and abnormal cells but the need for people to shift towards a lower carb diet may be reflective of some changes in the environment where we’re being made sick by things like glyphosate or maybe an a over-aggressive antibiotic use and then the thing.

That we need to default back.

To to be able to be healthy is some sort of a low carb akita ketogenic diet.

I Ate Only Mcdonalds Food For 24 Hours! (extreme Fast Food Eating Challenge)

You guys asleep hope you’re doing well today as you can see by the title and thumbnail of this video your boy is eating only marques for 24 hours probably not an abnormal that exact right word happened normal not normal yes it’s probably not a not normal thing for me to do because I eat a lot of McDonald’s you.

Guys know that I absolutely love chicken nuggets but today I am literally gonna be eating breakfast lunch dinner whatever you guys clash it up class you have a gut ache I can’t speak lunch slash dinner and.

Time right now it’s about 8:30 a. and I am gonna get a McDonald’s breakfast my McDonald’s breakfast order is association egg McMuffin we’ve no cheese a meal so you get a hash brown with it there is someone driving across my window hello let me go get my other.

Camera get in my car and go to McDonald’s he’s out mommy ready cold morning to like an egg so.

I’m gonna be careful because I don’t like short chip i look like empty Dumpty I’ve gotta be careful though because there’s just been a massive.

Crash of three cars like a main road getting into town where.

I live and there was a policeman controlling the traffic and everything.

So I I’m gonna have to find a different way to get my keys advise I’m going to Mason breakfast and the whole point of this video is eating my keys from the start of the day to.

The finish so I will get that really good jelly belly I don’t smell no more I kind of smells a bit like poo in.

This car you might see me a lot I’m filming a video where I Marcus.

All they’re probably just not a pre-worn he’s gonna see my time today and also I’m sorry I’ve done this.

Kicking poetry I completely forgot I just know fine changing it now quickly just up to switch cameras because if.

My overcomer die it’s all eyes on charge now but by now I have got my breakfast I’ve got my first meal of the day I’ve got sausage and egg.

McMuffin with no cheese cuz you guys know that hair trees they also have a hash brown that just dropped out the back Brown tastes good and I also got coke as my drink so what a good way to start the day with a sausage.

And egg McMuffin a hash brown and a cook I love the healthy lifestyle alright so just look.

In there everything is empty breakfast is hated honestly I did absolutely demolished at breakfast right now what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna sort out a video that needs uploading that went or two days ago I think my previous video where I got this if you guys have not seen.

That video yet make sure you go back and watch it after this one though watch it after this video if I need to make a thumbnail for that and I also need to set the video uploading to go up today.

It’s so confusing when I’m talking like about past in the future basic confusing life but yeah right now I’m just gonna go upstairs saw all that how and I might even show you guys like how I make a thumbnail how I edit my videos things like that because some of you guys make videos yourself so you might want to know some little tips of like what I do and.

Things like that it might I just all of you but if it interests some of you and help some of you out that’s all that matters to me so I’m gonna go upstairs and do that and then I’m probably gonna get a shower and stuff because I smell.

If you could smell me through this camera you would want to wash me yourself moving on so like I said I’m not sure how useful this is to any of you guys any such simple it’s like the.

Basics of YouTube that I’m about to show you right now not even.

YouTube just the basics of editing a video right so take this clip I’ve got so this is my previous video right this is the clip the original clip looks like this smile rather than having like the gap here of me turning to come around I want it to.

Cook straight to me so here I.

Wanted to cut there so I placed a little cup there and then where I turn the camera round as you can see I’m turning the camera there I want to cut that.

I will cut it there and then I will delete this bit because that’s the where I tend to come around so now if you watch it’s literally just cuts out the little gaps like that I’m not sure if that was of any help to any of you guys I’m not sure how I explained it but literally it’s just the basics of editing a video oh my.

Days that good oh that looks so where that’s about to stop over the top of.

My house that didn’t look as low on camera but I was really love but literally the software that I used to edit on is called Final Cut Pro I think he’s only.

A asshole devices you can only get it on an Apple device so if you guys have an Apple device and you want an editing software but you don’t want to.

Get final cut because it’s quite expensive to buy you can get a different software called iMovie that’s just like the bog-standard editing software that comes with a map so you could get that and let you do the exact same thing you just.

If you want to get rid of a guy cooked at the start of the gap and cut at the end of the gap and delete the clip in the middle and that’s it you’ve.

Got a nice clean cut for your video alright guys so thumbnail is now comple I’m gonna reveal to you right now this is sort of like behind the scenes of like my YouTube stuff this is I think this is basically a blog where I am eating McDonald’s all day and I’m just basically showing you what to do with my life right so this is the original.

Photo that I took from the video that I was gonna turn into a thumbnail so this is the original photo but this is the girl who tattooed me this is the tattoo pen thing this is me and I turned it into this it’s not much different apart from like the circle in the arrow but the background here is blurred we are now like a separate sort of like my image where you can put shadows on it and everything there’s a.

Bit of contrast on it a bit of color the blurry name which you can kind of already tell what it says guys I’m not being funny but on camera you can tell what that says but if I look at that in real life I that’s how it says I saw weird but yeah literally just turned from like the original picture into this but.

Now like I said I’m actually getting really hungry so what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna get showered in everything because I feel really horrible and like that’s what I do all the morning I kind of.

Gummy Food Vs Real Food Gross Food Challenge – Kaycee & Rachel In Wonderland #8 #28

[Laughter] you guys ready what if we open it and the banana major you have sugar rush okay okay you an exchange good so far and it yummy so fun okay Wow good job Rachel eating crab that’s my favorite with a butter with butter and lemon careful with the shell you don’t like soda your nose is so funny you.

Wish you get the soda no real food that’s it you ready to open what do you want again is about me or the real food gummy okay she said no ready open but that’s a fish nearest thing no you have to eat.

Your fish first that’s cool and that’s yummy are you excited you sure it’s exposed Rachel Rachel really doesn’t like to lose gummy octopus this is the nearest to an octopus it’s a squid oh you’re so funny did you like it you’re really so competitive.

It doesn’t show it on your face that.

You like you you sure you need some more no he did not spit it out [Laughter] Rachel you eat a spider.

That’s a real worm lady looks like worm Laurita let’s see if you can eat it oh my gosh she still eat it you eat some more god you’re so.

Competitive you really doesn’t want to lose you sure it’s actually faster with the speed sync and up you sure yeah it’s moving it’s a real worm mm-hmm what now ray so are you happy Rachel are you sure you want exchange okay ready that’s the salty you need to eat rice with it dip yummy you want.

Rice we don’t have right now that is blueberry cheesecake I got me cheesecake..

Healthy Halloween Party Food & Snacks! Easy Recipes!

(mystical music) (submarine honking) – Happy Halloween my Munchies.

We always have fun on thechannel around Halloween.

Last year was one of mypersonal favorite episodes, the Oreos.

But it was a littlescarier than we anticipated and some of you didn’t likethat there was no scare warning so this year I played it safein the narrative department.

Thanks to everyone on my Insta story who voted for me to wear this.

By the skin of your teeth you won.

Love the other costume and it wouldn’t be a Halloweenepisode on our channel without a visit from Skully so hey Skully! – Hey, Alyssia. I’ve never seen you so colorful. – Pink isn’t usually mycolor but I love red.

10 easyHalloween themed snacks. If you’re looking for a last minute treat for a get together or Halloween night with friends and family, here are some healthier ideas to inspire. What’s up first Skully? – A jack-o’-lantern platter. ♪ Jack-o’-lantern platter ♪ – [Alyssia] I simply used.

Anoval tray and various fruits to make a jack-o’-lantern face. I’ve got peeled clementinesas the orange pumpkin. Celery so there are in factsome veggies as the stalk. Strawberries as the mouth, and a yogurt fruit dip as the nose. For the fruit dip, I simplymix together yogurt, cinnamon, and a little honey to taste.

Fruits areeasy to pick up and eat since there’s no peel to remove and they’re all quite contained so it isn’t really a fruitsalad and you could even serve the platter withtoothpicks or skewers for self-serving or dipping.

♪ Seven layer spider web dip ha ha ha.

Ha ♪ – [Alyssia] I start with acan of re-fried black beans and mix that with taco seasoning to add a bit of. I love using re-fried blackbeans instead of regular because they’re deliciousand there’s no crap. No hydrogenated oils or anything. Just check the ingredients to make sure the only things in it areblack beans, water, and salt. Then, into a bakingdish or serving platter, I layer the beans, some salsa,lettuce, cheese, olives, and cover with guacamole.

Use a little squeezebottle to draw on a spider web.

With sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Edge of the dipwith some fresh diced tomatoes, additional olives and cheesefor color and finesse. And it wouldn’t be completewithout a black spider. Serve with chips or ifyou wanna keep it lighter, use your favorite chopped vegetables. How about a beverage? ♪ I’ve arrived with a punch whoo.

♪ – What do you lack in punch? That reminds me of the accident. (creepy music) – [Alyssia] Another easy one,just combine orange juice.

Pineapple juice, mango juice, and sparkling water in a pitcher. (upbeat music) If you’re an adult and wannaadd a hit of something else be my guest. Trust me it’s better without any of that. Dress it up by using aHalloween themed glass, straw, or garnish. I found these cute festiveglass straws on Amazon. We’re getting crafty with our: ♪ Applesauce mummies ♪ – [Alyssia] No cooking required and you don’t need. I simply used white bandagetape to wrap these squeezie apple sauce packs and I doubleit up to. And then added some googlyeyes to finish them off. So cute, enticing, and if it helps lightenup on the candy, great.

Everything I’musing in the description.

We’ve got a two for one with these fruits. ♪ Pumpkin clementines and boo-nanas ♪ – [Alyssia] Another onethat requires no cooking? I won’t complain. I got crafty with sharpiesand drew fun faces looking like jack-o’-lanternson clementines and ghosts on the bananas. You’re going to remove the peelso don’t worry about the ink but I know some of you stillwill so for you I’ve linked an edible ink marker inthe description box. Next we’ve got another beverage and things are gettingspookier by the minute. ♪ Witches brew ♪ – [Alyssia] AKA charcoal lemonade. I start with freshly squeezedlemon juice in a pitcher. Then I add a few capsulesof activated charcoal and mix.

Is that? – This stuff is pretty cool. It’s like the new wave of superfoods or super supplements. But it’s used for anythingranging from digestion help and bloating to teeth whiteningto slowing down aging, helping with kidney function, and even kids close your ears. Anyway, then I add water to the pitcher and sweeten to taste. You could use maplesyrup or liquid stevia. Anything liquid that will absorband then serve it over ice. Really, it just tastes like lemonade. You don’t taste the charcoalbut it. Food on a stick is always appropriate so next I’m sharing these: ♪ Halloween skewers ♪ – [Alyssia] One is blackand orange with black olives and cheese cubes. Can’t go wrong there but you could go with yellow cherry tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella pearls whichalso aren’t a mistake.

Way toget some savory elements into you Halloween spread soeverything isn’t so sweet. We’re keeping it savory with some: ♪ Goblin guacamole eyes ♪ – [Alyssia] It’s simply cherrytomatoes with about a third of the top cut off. I dry them with papertowels so it’s easier to top with some guacamoleand an olive slice. I must say, that this isa tasty appetizer bite. It really helps to balanceout the excessive candy that I’m going to consume regardless. – [Alyssia] Last snack of the day. ♪ Witch fingers ♪ – [Alyssia] These are pretty. Almond butter and celerysticks with an almond. And I opted for a littlefood dye to make it bloody. You could skip that, usea plant based food dye, whatever floats your boat.

Definitely helpswith the spooky levels in my opinion. And those are 10 easy Halloween treats. Great for last minute partyplatters or just a fun night in. Which is your favorite? Let me know in the commentsand feel free to share any.

Fun and easy Halloweenideas that you like. Most of these are also inmy newly released holiday compilation ebook over 150 recipes. From Halloween, fall,Thanksgiving, and Christmas.com/ebooks and you get you get 10%off any package or ebook of your choice this weekonly using the code Skully. Feel free to check outany other Halloween.

From my previous years becausethere are some good recipes, costumes, and editingeffects involved, I must say. Like I mentioned in the beginning though, the little ones bewareof the Oreos episide. Have a happy and safe Halloween. And remember, especially whenit comes to.

Halloween candy, it’s all a matter of mind over munch.

2 Traditional French Recipes ( à La Michelle ) – Youqueen

Remember Ratatouille the movie, with Remy the chef rat? Well, here’s my version of the recipe for this French traditional dish, whose name was made famous by this film! And why not try cooking up a rabbit stew too while at it?

I must admit, ever since the movie Ratatouille came out, I often relate this name to the chef rat, instead of the French dish! I know, the French would probably strangle me for such a blasphemous thought! But worry no more, I now know my place, and am loving this dish to bits.

So ratatouille is in fact a traditional Provençal vegetable stew, which explains the mainly mediterranean vegetables ingredients, like courgettes, tomatoes and aubergines. This dish originated in Nice, that beautiful sunny southern town in France.

For me, I like having my version of this dish as a main dish. If you feel that you need something more filling to have together, one suggestion is to have some pan-fried white boudin with ratatouille as a side! Some people like to have ratatouille as a filling for crepes, or as the topping for bruschetta! Be creative and enjoy it however you like!

#1 Ratatouille à la Michelle

Ratatouille

Ingredients (serves 3-4):

  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a pinch of thyme
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5-6 fillets of anchovies (stored in oil)
  • 1 medium aubergine, chopped
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2-3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp of white wine (optional)
  • water (to add more liquid in case the tomato purée is too thick)
  • salt to taste
  • butter, to be used for grilling the vegetables

Steps:

  • In a large grilling pan, spread some butter all over the pan, heat it up and evenly fill the pan with aubergines until the pan surface is covered.Sprinkle some salt on the aubergines. (You can do this in batches if your pan is not big enough to hold all the aubergines in one go.)
  • Let the aubergines grill slowly, at the same time, heat up another large sauce pan/wok, and add in the garlic, anchovies, olive oil, and bay leaf, and stir them over a low heat.
  • When the first batch of aubergines are grilled on all sides, move the aubergines into the sauce pan/wok containing the other ingredients. Continue grilling the rest of the aubergines, green pepper and courgettes by batches. This is to add that extra grilled flavour to this dish.
  • While the vegetables are grilling, add in the tomatoes and thyme into the sauce pan/wok and continue to stir.
  • Once all the aubergines, green pepper and courgettes are grilled and added to the other ingredients, add in the white wine and stir.
  • Add in the tomato purée, and if necessary, some water, stir well and let the ingredients simmer until all vegetables are soft.

And voilà, this dish is ready to be served, whether on its own or to pair it with something else! And why not open a bottle of rosé to enjoy it with. It goes quite well together!

#2 Rabbit Red-Wine Stew

leg of rabbit stewed with red wine and garlic

When I first cooked this dish, it is one of the rare ones that my hubby gave his thumbs up, meaning it’s good enough to be cooked again! So, ever since then, I have improved on it and here, I’ll like to share it with you.

TIP: Since this is a stew, you should cook it 3-4 hours in advance before serving. Worry not, this is an easy dish, it just needs time to “stew”.

Ingredients (serves 3-4):

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4-6 potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 rabbit, cut up in parts
  • flour (for dusting)
  • butter (to sear the rabbit
  • 1 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pinch of thyme
  • a pinch of black pepper powder
  • Sea salt to taste
  • ½ bottle of Merlot

Steps:

  • In a large bowl, mix some flour with black pepper and salt, then use it to evenly dust all parts of the rabbit.
  • In a medium to large cocotte, heat up the cooking oil with butter, then sear the rabbit parts on all sides until they start turning golden brown.
  • Remove the rabbit parts onto a plate, and start frying the onions in the remaining oil. Add in the bay leaves and stir continuously.
  • Once the onions have softened, add in the thyme, potatoes and carrots and stir.
  • When all ingredients are lightly sautéed, add the rabbit parts back into the cocotte, let the other ingredients spread evenly around them, then add in the red wine.
  • Cover the cocotte and let the stew simmer over low heat for 1.5 hours or until the liquid thickens, stirring occasionally.
  • If this dish is ready way before your planned meal time, you can re-heat it up 5 minutes before the meal. It should make a lovely main dish served with bread!

I hope you will have fun trying these French dishes. Especially the rabbit stew, since rabbit is not such a common meat for many. So, have fun cooking!

5 Deliciously Romantic Meals To Cook For Him

If you want to show your love to your man you definitely should cook him a delicious dinner. We give you ideas for romantic meals to cook for him.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, ladies everywhere are looking for romantic ways to pamper their men.

They always say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and it’s definitely true.

So, instead of trolling around adult stores or booking a romantic dinner at a restaurant, prepare for a romantic night in and cook a delicious meal.

1) Spaghetti with meatballs

Spaghetti pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce

While this is a simple meal in terms of skill and taste, it’s a favourite among men.

There’s something about the simple slurp of a spaghetti noodle that makes a man want his lady to be slurping at the other end.

If you’re both sharing from the same plate, then that’s a romantic bonus…especially if you’re feeding each other.

Don’t forget, it’s also the very same dish that united our favourite Disney Lady and her Tramp.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz dry spaghetti
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes (28 oz each)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz)
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

1. To make the meatballs, sauté onions, parsley and garlic in a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Cook, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes or until the onions are soft. Remove ¼ of the mixture and set the remainder inside.

2. In a bowl, mix bread crumbs, milk, egg, Italian seasoning, salt and the ¼ cup of the onion mix that was just made. Use your hands to stir in the ground beef and pork, and then form them into 2 inch balls.

3. Warm a tablespoon of oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot. Add the meatballs and cook, turning often, until browned on the outside. (5 minutes or so)

4. To the pot, add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, pepper, and salt. Add in the remainder of the sautéed onion mix. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

5. Cook pasta according to the directions given to you on the package. Place in a serving bowl and spoon the sauce and meatballs overtop. Enjoy!

2) Roast chicken for two

When it comes to keeping a meal simple, roasted chicken comes to mind. It is an easy, uncomplicated dish that can tantalize his tastebuds and keep his belly full.

Pair it with a nice, fruity wine (such as a Riesling or even a flirty Rose), some mashed potatoes and his favorite veggies to make it complete.

Ingredients

  • 1 150g roasting chicken
  • ½ tsp sage
  • ½ tsp savoury
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.

2. Grease the roasting pan with the olive oil and then place the chicken in.

3. Sprinkle the sage, savoury, rosemary, salt, and pepper all over the chicken.

4. Place the lemon half inside the lower cavity, along with the two cloves of garlic.

5. Place the roasting pan in the oven and let it roast for an hour and 20 minutes, or until juices run clear. Must have an internal temperature of at least 170 degrees Farenheit.

6. Serve with mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable. Enjoy!

3) Grilled Ribeye steak

Sliced medium rare grilled Steak Ribeye with rosemary

Men are all about meat and potatoes, aren’t they? As long as there’s a nice cut of meat and a starch on their plate, any man will be satisfied with the meal, right?

When it comes to cuts of beef to grill, the Ribeye is the most popular.

It’s tender, well marbled, and absorbs flavour a lot better than some of your usual choice cuts.

Grilled, buttery garlic shrimp is a great topping for a Ribeye if you want to make dinner extra special.

Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce ribeye steaks
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 12 de-veined, shelled shrimp
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

1. Heat the butter in a skillet on medium high heat.

2. Place the shrimp in skillet, along with the minced garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Cover both steaks with the Worcestershire sauce and the remainder of salt and pepper.

4. Heat oil in another skillet over medium high heat. Place steaks in skillet and cook for varying times, depending on degree of wellness preferred.

5. Remove steaks from heat and place upon plates.

6. Top each steak with the garlic shrimp.

7. Serve with boiled baby potatoes and corn.

8. Enjoy!

4) Coq Au Vin Blanc

Coq au Vin

The French are a notoriously romantic people. It only makes sense that their cuisine is a match to their personalities.

Coq au Vin Blanc is a simple, tasty, romantic dish that is sure to please your man and your taste buds at the same time. It’s a perfect dinner for two!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup white wine (works best with zinfandel)
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped pancetta (regular bacon works well as a substitute)
  • 2 parsnips, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil

1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot over medium high heat.

2. Season chicken thighs with salt, and pepper. Place them in hot oil and cook on each side until browned.

3. Remove thighs and set aside.

4. De-glaze pot with the white wine and chicken stock. Stir until all bits are removed from bottom of pot.

5. Return the chicken thighs to the pot.

6. Add the chopped fennel and parsnips and stir until well distributed.

7. Cook over medium heat until chicken is cooked. Internal temperature must be at least 170 degrees and the juices run clear.

8. Serve in a bowl with a sliced baguette.

9. Enjoy!

5) Pork chops in Port wine sauce

Pork chop with beetroot leaves garnish and cream sauce on white plate

Not many people associate pork chops with a romantic night in, but this port wine sauce these chops are paired with will be an instant favourite with your man.

He might want you to put this sauce on anything and everything he can…perhaps you should make a stash of the sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium shallot, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup port wine
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup plum preserves, strained
  • ½ tsp salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 bone-in center cut pork chops (1 ¾ pounds)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

1. Bring the shallots, Port and sugar to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. Boil until the mixture is reduced to ¼ cup.

2. Add the broth, return to a boil and reduce again to ¼ cup.

3. Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the plum preserves, half of the salt, half of the pepper, and cook for two minutes. Cover and keep warm on low heat.

4. Combine the coriander, garlic powder, remaining salt, remaining pepper and sprinkle over the pork chops.

5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops in a single layer and cook on each side for about 5-6 minutes until cooked through and juices run clear.

6. Serve each chop with the sauce spooned over top. Serve with roasted asparagus and gruyere polenta. Enjoy!

Making a romantic meal for your favourite man isn’t too difficult if you use one of these delicious, decadent recipes.

Not only are they straightforward to make, but they also make any time you spend sharing a meal an unforgettable pleasure.

Keep in mind that men are easy to please when it comes to food, so keep things simple!

4 Great Winter Casserole Recipes – YouQueen

Some nights, it makes life much easier to be able to grab a casserole out of the fridge and pop it in the oven for a nutritious and filling meal. Here’s to tasty and convenient all in one dish!

There are nights when you get home tired and the last thing you want to do is fuss over the stove to make a meal for yourself and your family. Casseroles offer a convenient option. Most can be prepared in advance and simply thawed and cooked. Leftovers can be frozen for future meals or kept for a filling lunch the next day. They are also, as a general rule, very filling. Best of all, they cook in a single dish which means fewer dishes to clean up after dinner.

Casseroles are not usually difficult to put together and prepping them in advance for the week can make your life less hectic. Recipes can easily be doubled or tripled to make multiple casseroles if you wish to stockpile some meals in your freezer. Here are some classic casseroles to pack your fridge with for meals this week. All come from the Food.com site, where home cooks like you and I can submit their recipes and share them with others.

1) Macaroni & Cheese

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My family loves mac and cheese and this is my all-time favourite recipe. This one is credited to jlb4.

  • 16 oz elbow macaroni (cooked)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • 1 lb cheese, cut into cubes (they suggest Velveeta, I use a mix of cream cheese, shredded Cheddar and Mozzarella, you can get as funky as you want though my sister uses smoked brie)
  • Breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a skillet, cook the butter, salt, pepper, and flour until well mixed and smooth. Add in the milk and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for 1 minute and then remove it from the heat. Add in the cheese and stir it until the cheese has all melted. Mix the pasta into the cheese mixture until as well mixed as possible. Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake for 30 minutes.

2) Pizza Casserole

pizza caserole

This one was provided by CarrolJ. It’s another family favourite that is sure to please your family.

  • 1 lb bow tie pasta
  • 1 lb sausage, ‘mild’ (or other flavor if desired)
  • 1 large onion, medium size chopped (cooked with sausage)
  • 2 (26 oz) jars spaghetti sauce
  • ½ lb cubed cooked ham
  • ½ – 1 lb of sliced pepperoni
  • 3 (8 oz) bags of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 TB grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Cook the pasta like normal, drain it, and set it aside. Cook sausage, garlic, oregano, and onion until sausage is completely cooked. Drain fat off sausage mixture. Lightly grease 13 x 9 baking dish. Preheat oven to 375 F.

Place a small amount of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of the dish until the bottom is lightly covered. Layer ingredients in the following order: 1/3 of pasta, 1/3 of remaining sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella, 2 TB parmesan cheese, and all of the sausage and onion mixture.

Next layer: ½ of remaining pasta, ½ of remaining sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella, 2 TB parmesan cheese, and all of the ham.

Last layer: remaining pasta, remaining sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella, 2 TB parmesan, and all of the pepperoni (You can pretty much cover it with pepperoni.)

Bake for 40 minutes.

3) Taco Casserole

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This one comes from Leilani. It’s another easy to assemble recipe that will be a favourite with your kids.

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1 ¼ oz) pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 oz) can refried beans
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese, divided (or mixed cheddar, jack etc.)
  • 1 cup salsa (I prefer mild, but if you would like to kick it up a notch, go for it)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (2 1/3 oz) can sliced black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups corn chips (coarsely crushed or chopped)

Preheat oven to 375 F. Brown ground beef and drain off the fat. Add taco seasoning and the amount of water indicated on the pkg. Follow pkg directions for cooking. Line bottom of an 8 x 8 dish with corn chips. Heat the refried beans in a saucepan until hot. Add 1 cup of cheese and salsa to the beans and stir until mixed thoroughly. Pour bean mixture over the corn chips. Put the beef mixture on top of the bean mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, green onion, and olives. Bake until cheese is completely melted. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

4) Moussaka

Moussaka

Kittencal is probably one of the most popular contributors to Food.com and I have found very few of her recipes that I don’t love. This one is no exception. Moussaka is a Greek casserole.

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • olive oil (as needed)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (or can use ground lamb)
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 TB fresh minced garlic (or to taste, I use lots!)
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp salt, divided (or to taste, I use seasoned salt)
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • CHEESE SAUCE
  • 3 TB butter
  • ½ tsp salt (I use seasoned salt)
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 TB flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (can use more)

Peel eggplant and slice it into ¼ inch thick slices. Sprinkle slices with salt and let them sweat for an hour.

Grease a 9 x 9 or 9 x 13 baking dish (the bigger the dish, the thinner the casserole). Brush a cookie sheet with olive oil. Take the eggplant slices (post-sweating) and brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place them on a cookie sheet and using your oven broiler, broil until brown then turn them over and broil the other side until brown. You can brush additional olive oil on the slices if needed.

Arrange half of the eggplant slices in the bottom of the baking dish. In a skillet, cook beef and onions until onions are soft and beef is completely cooked. Drain off the fat and add seasonings and tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Layer beef mixture on top of eggplant slices in dish. Next place the remaining eggplant slices on the beef layer. Preheat oven to 350 F.

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add salt, pepper, and flour. Gradually stir in cream and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly. In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Add a bit of the hot cream mixture to the egg and stir. Add egg mixture to saucepan and stir. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until completely mixed. Pour cheese sauce over top eggplant layer. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.