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#1 janey

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:56 AM

An invitation to MJ's Kitchen.

I'd like to invite you all to my new website in which I will be publishing many of the recipes that I have developed over the years. Many of the recipes you'll see were developed after I got sick back in 2002. As you all can relate, it became so hard to cook or even want to cook. But because cooking is one of my passions, I have been able to get the energy to return to the kitchen. The recipes you find are EASY, healthy and can be made using basic ingredients. I try to keep the whole prep and cooking time to less than an hour and many times - 30 minutes.

I hope you take a moment to check it out and possibly even try out some of the recipes. If you do try out a recipe and find something that looks interesting, please let me know. My plan is to publish a new recipe every Wednesday. I hope you enjoy what you see.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:50 AM

Oh wow, where to start?! I've got most of the ingredients for all of the first recipes, except the calzone. The Handsome Hubby is really going to enjoy supper tonight! Thanks, MJ, you're a honey.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:16 PM

Healthy and quick I am all for that!

Thanks Janey

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

I'm sure you've all heard about the health benefits of onions. Along with garlic they are considered anti-inflammatory and can improved cardiovascular health. Since inflammation is something that we all have to deal with on a daily basis, onions and garlic are two ingredients that I try to eat every single day. Luckily, I LOVE onions and garlic. This week's recipe, "Fennel Infused Onions", is an easy, breezy recipe that helps you get that dose of onion. I hope you try it.
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

Way to go Janey! Looks like it's all good!

I have to ask what's wrong with the pusscat in your avatar, how come the poor baby has one of those collars on?

Take care.
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

Janey,

:emoticons-group-hug: YOUR SITE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL! :emoticons-group-hug:


I don't do kitchens but bookmarked it for my husband, who is an excellent cook and thrives on reading cookbooks. May you have much success with it and may many enjoy it!

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:32 PM

Thanks everyone! I've always loved to cook and create new things so it's great sharing with others.

Amanda, my poor kitty had a really bad bite which got infected. He had to wear the collar for a week. We had to keep him inside which was devastating for him and us since he is an outdoor cat. The collar drove him nuts so he drove us nuts as pay back. -:) Thankfully, the collar is now gone and hopefully never to return.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

Janey, the site looks great. I too am a big cook and love to cook up new things! Now that I am dieting seriously I have been attempting to adapt my favorite recipes into not so fattening ones. It is a bit of a challenge in some cases but still trying!

I too love garlic and have been doing many attempts at pickling it to no success so far. I will get it right eventually I'm sure.

I have added you to my favorites and look forward to new recipe posts!

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:02 AM

Hi Janey,

I'm afraid I'm not the best cook on the planet, but we do like to try new things and I shall definitely attempt some of your delicious recipes. :) (My husband won't believe his luck!!)

Oh, your poor cat....his leg must have been really painful! The dogs have had to wear 'Buster' collars like that on occasions; they play havoc with our legs and have been known to take the paint off the skirting boards!! ;)

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:28 PM

I can hardly wait to try your recipes, janey!

You are so sweet to share your wonderful recipes :thank-you-2:
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:52 PM

Thanks Everyone! All of your comments are very encouraging! When you try a recipe, please feel free to leave a comment - even if you change it some for your personal tastes - I'd like to hear what you did and so would others.

Y'all are the best! :thank-you:
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:50 PM

This week's recipe - If you need a little sweet to help cool off in the heat, try my rhubarb mint sorbet. Even if you're not a fan of rhubarb, you'll love this one. My husband did and he's definitely not a fan. Let me know what you think.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

A little sometime to keep you warm in the hot weather - not that any of us really ever get that hot. :blink: This week's recipe is my Cold Cucumber Soup. Enjoy!
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:21 PM

Roasted Red Pepper Appetizer - A healthy little dish that can be an appetizer, spread, relish, or meal.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:40 AM

The Roasted Bell Pepper Appetizer is a fabulous recipe! We've had it as a dip and a spread and last night, in an attempt to delude my hubby that I really was paying attention to the culinary department and not just spending my days reading, I stuffed chicken breasts with it. Oh yum! Keep the recipes coming, MJ.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:41 AM

Jeannie,
Thanks for the feedback!!!!!! What a great idea to stuff chicken breasts with it! I love it! Thanks so much for checking out the site and giving my recipes a try. It's always good to get feedback in any shape or form, but positive feedback is awesome! :woohoo:
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:43 AM

Here one of my favorite salads! It's quite refreshing in hot weather. Mango Jicama Salad. Don't let the jicama scare you off. You can always substitute cucumber. I have to go to the Mexican market to find jicama, and it's well worth it. I love that little root vegetable!
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:04 AM

Janey you can have the Jicama. I have bought it and tried it on a couple occasions. It brought back memories of being in my Grandparents musty dirt floored cellar. It tasted to much like the dirt I tasted when it was thrown in the air when I was a kid. I am happy to find someone who likes that. Ha!
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:29 AM

I know that with scleroderma you may have a problem with eating chile peppers, but for some reason, they don't really bother me. I am more affected by citrus fruits and acidic foods - oranges, grapefruit, fresh tomatoes, kiwi and the like. It's actually a good thing that I can eat chile because in New Mexico, chile is HUGE! One of New Mexico's biggest crops is the New Mexico chile pepper. September is a huge month for chile because that's when the crop is peaking so you can find chiles and chile roasters everywhere. So to celebrated this wonderful ingredient, I ran a New Mexico Chile Series. The series explains the question "Red or Green?" and provide several recipes for red or green or both. Check it out and ENJOY!
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

Thank you, Janey. I love chile's! And they don't cause me heartburn, either. I have more reflux issues with things like donuts. There is some sort of combination of sugar/fat/flour that is the worst heartburn trigger for me, even in gluten-free versions. I don't understand it and I seriously doubt that my doctor believes it -- but I have to be cautious or else I really have to pay the piper.

Your recipes, instructions and photos are delightful. And I never knew that honey could cut down the burn on chiles. What a great tip!
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