Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mongo's Style Stir Fry-Gluten Free













This post is for the days, when people like me want something hearty but do no want rice or bread for their lunch. I am not saying it's as healthy as a salad but it's very close. Especially on a cold day.

I take after my dad in many habits. I love to mix different foods in my plate and eat. I do well eating buffets as well because of this trait. This dish is very rustic and the addition of the egg creates this creamy balance that subdues the heat of Siracha!
Two other addition of vegetables that make this dish very colorful, a little sweet and savory are fresh spinach and carrots.

Let me know if you ever try it.


2 cups fresh mushrooms
1 cup Cabbage
1/2 cup Broccoli
1/2 cup Carrots
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp gf soya sauce
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cumin
1 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp Siracha hot sauce :)











Procedure:

add all veggies to a wok with olive oil and fry until they start to loose their water at high heat. Sautée until some veggies get golden then add beans and all other spices and lemon juice and sautée for a minute. Then add soya, salt and Siracha. Mix it well then add mozzarella and crack an egg on top and stir and fry until you know egg would be cooked thoroughly. Enjoy!!




















































- by MKH



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chicken chowmein -gluten free

Spaghetti, linguini, all those stringy pastas always satisfied the hunger especially after 3 hours of playing under the sun and running silly.
My mum is the best cook ever, I mean ever. Anything she makes is delicious. I can't believe that somebody gets to see my ama and atta everyday :)

I made my moms recipe chowmein but made mine with rice noodles. Delicious!!















Ingredient:
2 chicken breast cut in pieces
1 big green pepper Julian
7 baby carrots Julian
1 med red onion julian
2 serving of boiled rice noodles
2 tbsp Gluten free soya sauce or regular
1 tbdp Siracha hot sauce
1/2 tsp garlic
1 tsp crushed red pepper (rp)
2/3 tsp black pepper (bp)
1 tsp salt ( taste and more)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup warm water

Procedure:
sAutee chicken in olive oil for a minute on med high heat. Add garlic, rp, bp and salt cook for 2 mins. Add water and let it simmer covered for 6 mins o. Low heat so the chicken and spices mix. Add soya sauce and hot sauce and cook for 30 sec on medium heat. Add all the vegetables, sautée for five minutes and then add noodles. The noodles will soak up extra sauce from chicken vegetables. Mix it well on medium high heat and serve with lime or Siracha!!!

- by MKH

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nabeel's delicious Gringo Burgers

I love being Nabeel's Sous Chef. He loves to cook Especially for me and as you all know by now I love to eat. He tries out new recipes and I love to watch him cook. It's very entertaining and helpful. Since I started eating gluten




free, I haven't had a good burger in years. I found gluten free buns and Nabeel grilled these delicious burgers. Its a South American recipe.


Ingredients:
Ground beef 500g (regular)
Green onions 3 roots
Red onion 1 medium
Garlic 1 tsp
Pepper medley 1 tbsp
Paprika 1tsp
Cajun spice 1tspn
Salt 1 tspn ( hasbe zaiqa, according to your taste.
Cilantro 1/2 cup

Prep:
Chop green, red onions, cilantro and garlic and add that to the beef. Add spices and soya sauce and mix it all up. Make medium size patties and grill them medium high for 10 mins on each side.




























































This lunch reminded me of mama's burgers in Sharjah Alain, English night at Peshawar mess, shami kabob sandwiches in Mianwali, barbecue at Richmond park with lays chips.
I hope when you make these, it also remind you of a family time back in the day or create a new memory of a warm relaxing day with Gringo Burgers.




- by MKH