Friday, June 23, 2017

Shrimp Egg Rolls






















I have often wondered why they always include an egg roll with your Chinese meal.  I could eat at least a half dozen.  When I discovered just how easy they are to make at home, I make for dinner, lunch, appetizers, and snacks. I love shrimp egg rolls the best but you can make chicken, pork or all veggies.  That is the beauty of making them at home....add whatever you want!

Shrimp Egg Rolls

4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 -inch grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 scallions, sliced thinly
1 carrot, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
1 cup Napa cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons sesame oil
10 egg roll wrappers or 20 smaller won ton wrappers
1 1/2 cups precooked peeled small shrimp 
water (to stick the egg roll together)
oil for frying
Unwrap wrappers and cover loosely with a damp paper towel so they don’t dry out.
In a heavy skillet, stir-fry the ginger and garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil for about 30 seconds.  Add scallions and carrots and stir-fry over high heat for 2 minutes.













In a medium bowl, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar.  In a saucepan, add the cabbage and broth mixture and bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft. Add sesame oil, cool for at least 15 minutes, and strain off liquid.  Fold in the minced shrimp.

If using full sized egg roll wrappers, use one tablespoon of filling for each paper.  If using smaller won ton wrappers, use one teaspoon per paper. 

















The way to wrap these egg rolls is to take your filling and squeeze it a little of filling, squeeze it a little in your hand until it is compressed together, and place it on the wrapper. It’s similar to the method you’d use to wrap a burrito. Just add a thin layer of water or egg to make sure it stays sealed.













In a skillet set over moderately high heat, heat the remaining oil and fry the egg rolls until golden brown on all sides, using tongs to turn them. Serve when cool enough to eat, with dipping sauce.
Dipping Sauce
1/3 cup lite soy sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 teaspoons sesame oil
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  













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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

THE WELCOME HOME ONLINE MAGAZINE 2017!


























Attention: I am starting another brand new year of the Welcome Home Online Magazine and now is the time to subscribe for the first time or renew your current subscription, if you haven't already.

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It's a place where I post recipes exclusive to subscribers only....over 800 recipes you've never seen before. Everything from Main dishes to desserts....from soups to salads....from country food to Mexican and Chinese! You'll love it!


Friday, June 9, 2017

Doggie Salmon And Rice Bites
























I love  Dr. Harvey's Fine Ground Veg To Bowl.  This mix of healthy vegetables and herbs is wonderful for those of you who want to start feeding your fur babies a delicious healthy diet. I can't say enough good things about it ....it's affordable, it's convenient to use and so easy to make, and it's so healthy for your babies! 

You simply scoop it out and add a little hot water and your favorite oil.  You can use olive oil, canola oil...I use Omega 3 fish oil and a Vitamin B complex oil that blends in perfectly and makes it even healthier. 

Then simply add your meat. You can use beef, turkey, chicken, salmon or any other fish.  Sometimes I buy cube steaks or I often use ground beef.  I also use turkey cutlets or tenderloins or I buy ground turkey. You can make it anyway you like and then just add it to your mix. Sometimes I add some chopped apples or pears or blueberries. You can make it as delicious and healthy as you want.

Lately I have been using Dr. Harvey's fine ground Veg to Bowl to develop my own homemade recipes for my fur babies. Here's one I want to share you with you today....


Doggie Salmon And Rice Bites 

1 1/2 cups brown or white rice
1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups fresh cooked salmon 
1 scoop of Dr. Harvey's Fine Ground Veg-To-Bowl 
1 scoop of water for mixing

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook rice and set aside to cool. Microwave sweet potato until very soft. Split and mash with unsalted melted butter until smooth. Set aside to cool. 




















In a skillet melt olive oil over medium high heat and then sear the salmon on one side until lightly browned. Flip salmon over and sear on the other side and allow it to cook for about 2 minutes longer. Begin breaking up salmon with a fork into small pieces and stir while cooking. Reduce heat to medium. You want the salmon under cooked and still pink in the middle. Remove from pan and allow to cool.





















Add one scoop of Dr. Harvey's pre-mix to bowl. Add just enough water to moisten. Stir and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes. 




















Add salmon, rice, and pre-mix to a large bowl and using hands mix until all ingredients are well blended. 


Form into small balls and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Serve warm or cold.





















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