Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copperand vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassiumdietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.


3-4 Sweet potatoes (peeled & washed)
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 black pepper powder
1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes

  • Heat the oven to 375 F (190 C) degrees.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into sticks and toss them with the oil in a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, black pepper powder, oregano and chili flakes and toss them with the sweet potatoes.
  • Spread sweet potatoes on baking sheet.
  • Bake until brown and crisp, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot with dip.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are used extensively in cooking, in many cuisines (notably Chinese, Korean, European and Japanese). Though neither meat nor vegetable, mushrooms are known as the "meat" of the vegetable world.
Mushrooms are good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Zinc and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin D, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Selenium.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

(Serves 4-6 as an appetizer)


10-15 mushrooms
1⁄2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup red capsicum

1/2 cup green capsicum
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1⁄2 cup soft breadcrumbs
1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1⁄4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C) degrees.
  • Remove stems from mushrooms and chop fine.
  • Put stems, onion, garlic, red and green capsicums, Bread crumbs in a frying pan and saute in small amount butter or olive oil. Cook until onion is soft, then drain.
  • Stuff mushroom caps with this mixture and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake on a cookie Sheet for 12 minutes.