Fab Food Friday Fotos: Lemon-Orange Ice Cream, Roast Pork Neck, GF Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos, Easy Cheesecake, Chicken Adobo, Quick Black Beans, Country Breakfast Pizza, Thai Veggie Stew, Bacon Nachos, Rachael Ray’s Dandan Noodles, More Frugal Recipes
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on July 31, 2015
“I think all kids need snacks. Mine are fruit machines. I give them things like apple slices, berries and melon. Do I let them eat ice cream? Absolutely. But not every day.”
~ Emeril Lagasse, American celebrity chef, restaurateur, TV personality, cookbook author
FOOD. GLORIOUS FOOD.
This summer has gone by quickly for me — only one more day and it will be August. Where did the time go? Before you know it, autumn will be here.
However, there are still plenty of meals in the coming weeks that will be demanding frugal, tasty, summertime menus… today’s compilation of fabulous warm-weather foods and drinks will help meet that demand.
When they’re available, recipes and recipe links will accompany select “Fab Food Friday Fotos,” with a guarantee that at least one frugal-minded recipe will always be included.
The recipe for this simple-but-fabulous homemade lemon-orange ice cream is posted at The Kitchen Tourist, with this background info:
This has been a favorite family recipe since we found it in a magazine I inherited from my Grandmother about 20 years ago. It’s a very simple recipe – squeeze fresh lemons and oranges, mix in enough sugar to keep it from being ridiculously tart, then add milk and cream (or just half & half) and freeze it.
It’s light, fresh, creamy, and tart all at once, basically the perfect summer dish for a hot day. The only problem I can think of is it melts quickly. And you might want to get some help for the squeezing part if you’re doing a full batch.
You could try something with concentrates or bottled juices, but I can’t really see the point – it’s always worth it to try to get the juiciest, most flavorful oranges and lemons you can find because that’s pretty much all there is to the recipe.
— Gourmet Traveller (@GourmetTweets) July 23, 2015
Heavenly roast pork neck… the recipe is available at Gourmet Traveller. Summary:
The beauty of buying pork neck with the skin on is that you end up with a braised piece of meat topped with a lovely piece of crackling – the best of both worlds. This sauce is quite rich and would be good paired with a crisp bitter leaf salad and some mashed potato.
Gluten-free taquitos recipe, with this summary, is posted at Beard & Bonnet:
My Mexican food loving clan enjoyed these last weekend along side a big pot of my fast & smokey black beans, and heirloom chile infused rice. The avocado dipping sauce that goes along with these worked great as a stand in for guacamole over our beans and rice and gave the taquitos just the kick that they needed to tame the sweetness of the sweet potato.
— Food.com (@Fooddotcom) July 24, 2015
Everything’s better with bacon… overview and recipe are at Food.com:
This recipe is inspired by appleydapply Bacon and Onion Nachos. We had unexpected company come by and I wanted to make lunch for them. This is the result I got. It’s hot and spicy but you can decrease the amount of jalapeno peppers. If you do not like crisp vegetables, microwave them to the desired consistency you like. We like crisp.
A number of people commented on the Food website that they added some diced tomatoes to the nachos. I think I would, too.
Photographer/cook Iris used this recipe from Blue Apron — summary:
This recipe gives special treatment to one of our favorite springtime ingredients: rhubarb. Though it’s most famous for its appearance in pies, rhubarb makes for a great addition to salads, too. We’re shaving the crimson stalks into beautiful, thin ribbons and pickling them with red wine vinegar.
— MTV News (@MTVNews) July 30, 2015
Today is National Cheesecake Day… who knew?
Only three ingredients are needed to make this simple, delicious Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. Check out the demo video posted at MTV News.
— Canadian Living (@canadianliving) August 1, 2015
Perfect for camping families, the recipe for these nutritious Barbecue Breakfast Packets is posted at Canadian Living. Quick description:
Sweet potato makes a healthy addition to this quick all-in-one breakfast. For even cooking, choose a sweet potato that is the same thickness throughout. A cooked potato is easier to cut when it’s cool, so cook it ahead of time, if possible.
Encore gluten-free recipe — this was previously posted in 2013. Photographer/cook and paleo-cooking master Elana Amsterdam provided the recipe link for her gluten-free, mock potato salad:
— Rachael Ray Show (@RachaelRayShow) July 31, 2015
TV personality and cooking maven Rachael Ray demonstrated on her show how to make her dan dan noodles earlier this week. The recipe is now the most popular Rachael Ray recipe of the week. Pop on over for the written recipe and video cooking demo here at Rachael’s website.
About dandan noodles, via Wikipedia:
Dandan noodles or dandanmian is a noodle dish originating from Chinese Sichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables, chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles. Sesame paste and/or peanut butter is sometimes added, and occasionally replaces the spicy sauce, usually in the Taiwanese and American Chinese style of the dish
Photographer Jazz Guy wrote this brief description:
From their menu, Meatloaf, $7.95 “Prepared according to an old family recipe. Served with creamy mashed and a saute of baby carrots with sugar snap peas doused with a nice demi-glace.”
— FamilyFoodandTravel (@BusyMomofTwins1) July 31, 2015
Let the sun shine in… Be a hero with the kids this summer, or treat yourself and/or significant other with any one of these 27 Popsicle recipes or 25 iced tea recipes, all posted at Family Food and Travel.
— Kristen (@DineandDish) August 1, 2015
Wow, these grilled summertime hot dogs with avocado relish look awesome. The dish is simple to make — you’ll find the recipe posted at Dine and Dash.
Photographer/cook Thomas Cizauskas shared his recipe for his quick, economical black beans dish:
From Molly Wizenberg (at Orangette):
* Olive oil
* 1 medium yellow onion, diced
* 1 tsp. ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
* 1/2 tsp. Mexican-style hot sauce, or more to taste (this amount makes mild beans)
* 1 small (or ½ medium) clove garlic, pressed
* 1 (15-ounce) can black beans
* 1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
Pour a glug of olive oil into a medium saucepan, and warm it over medium heat.
Add the onion, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent and pale golden. It should be just starting to caramelize; it might scorch a bit in areas too, and that’s just fine.
Add the ground cumin and oregano, and stir well. Add the hot sauce, and stir well again.
Add the garlic, followed by the beans and their can juices.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are soft and warmed through. (Some brands of beans are softer than others; some will be ready as soon as they’re warm, but some need more time.)
Taste, and salt as needed. [Watch the salt! Many varieties of canned black beans have a high sodium content.]
And easy and frugal microwave popcorn recipe. Just popcorn, a brown bag, and your favorite seasonin http://t.co/FGIbgWcyOE
— Diane Hoffmaster (@turningclockbac) July 31, 2015
It’s easy and smart to make your own healthy, thrifty, microwave popcorn at home in a brown paper bag without spending extra bucks on pricey packaged microwave popcorn. Check out Suburbia Unwrapped for the simple details.
This is such an easy, natural way to make popcorn (no scary multi-syllabic ingredients), I’m smacking myself in the head that I never thought of it before.
Photographer/cook Ben Stiefel shared his easy and tasty recipe for chicken adobo:
So simple, so much awesome flavor. Marinate in soy sauce & garlic for an hour or a day, remove from marinade, pat the skin dry and brown it off. remove to a bowl, add the marinade and water (enough to cover the chicken when you add it back to the pot), bring to a boil, scraping up the fond, add bay leaves, a handful of peppercorns, chicken and reduce and simmer for 1/2 hour, add a 1/4 T white vinegar per thigh, simmer another 10 minutes, stir in a little sugar, taste and serve.
— Eater (@Eater) July 31, 2015
Everything you need to know about making and drinking the perfect mint julep is here at Eater.
— Forks Over Knives (@ForksOverKnives) August 1, 2015
Knives Over Forks has posted a recipe for a healthy, flavorful Thai veggie stew that’s quick to make. Great if you’re a vegan, great if you’re on a tight budget, great if you’re famished or only mildly hungry. Check it out:
This delicious Thai stew is a perfect dinner to serve to last-minute guests, but don’t only save it for them — this will hit the spot anytime you’re in the mood for Thai. The stew tastes great served over brown rice.
— Crooked Plum Farm (@CrookedPlumFarm) July 21, 2015
The video demo in the tweet above shows how easy it is to make a down-home, savory Homemade Country Breakfast Pizza. This pizza is made with a scratch biscuit crust, cream gravy sauce with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage.
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Past two months of Fab Food Friday Fotos posts:
Cider Can Chicken, Makhlama Lahm, Herbed Salt, Beet & Leek Salad, GF Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders, Kiwi Banana Ice Cream, Pan-Fried Salmon with Asian Glaze, Mango Mint Fizz, Vegan Fried Rice, More Thrifty Recipes
Beef-Pork Meatballs, Cherry Cucumber Coolers, Fried Fish Tacos, GF Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sauerkraut Pork Casserole, Eggplant Toast, Chilli Chicken Pasta, Garlic Dill Zucchini Pickles, Swedish Salmon Tart, More Fab Recipes
Huli-Huli-Style BBQ Chicken, Summer Salads, Strawberry Meringue Tartlets, Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Hot Dogs, Zucchini Pizza, Watermelon Salsa, Naeng Myun, Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups, Pickled Beets, Brussels Red Potato Gratin, More DIY Recipes
Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks, Homemade Mayo, Tiramisù, GF Sticky Coconut Pork Belly, Lentil Broccoli Salad, Watermelon Daiquiri, Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies with Cherries, Easy Red Curry Chicken, Julia Child’s Vichyssoise, More Frugal Recipes
Chicken Curry, Father’s Day Sundae, Pasta with Spicy Tuna Sauce, Taco Meatballs with Stuffed Cheddar, Iced Bulletproof Coffee, Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars, Ahi Poke, Southern Banana Pudding, Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne, More Recipes
Pan-Fried Pork Chops, Piña Colada Smoothies, Chopped Kale Greek Salad, No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream, Huevos Rancheros, Fruit Ice Lollies, Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, NY-Style Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemony Chicken Liver Scone Pie, Triple Chocolate Cookies, More Low-Cost Recipes
White Wine Roast Chicken, Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, Pork & Hominy Pozole with Avocado, Sweet Grilled Peaches, Banoffee Pie, Hokkaido Milk Bread, Cauliflower Leek & Fennel Soup, Malted Chocolate Cake, One-Pot Enchilada Pasta Dinner, More Thrifty Recipes
Memorial Day Recipes, Such as Lemon & Lime Cream Parfaits with Blackberries, Thai Chicken Tacos, Easy Sangria, Classic Smashed Cheeseburgers, Grilled Peaches, 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake, Crispy Potato Latkes, Pizza Margherita, & More