Hawaian Mini Pizzas

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Posted by Jaime B | Posted in Finger Food | Posted on 15-04-2015

Picnic Recipes

On hot summer days, we all want to get out of our house, get the fresh air that is found in the mountains or leave all of our concerns there. Whatever the place we decide to go, we also need to satisfy our culinary tastes.
Here’s another recipe for those picnic days! When the entire family starts asking for food on your picnic day, it is necessary to be prepared with delicious food that satisfies their hunger and taste.

The mini pizzas are an easy and delicious choice for everyone. We often avoid making pizzas because of the work that is involved in the entire process, but nowadays, there are more resources to make them quickly. You can buy small tortillas made of wheat and just add the other ingredients.

The rest of the ingredients in this recipe are easy to get and are not very expensive, you can find them in any supermarket. This makes it easier to enlarge this recipe if you have a large family or many friends.

This recipe was created thinking about making the work of the day before the picnic easier for you. It will allow you to enjoy some delicious snacks, but at the same time you will not miss the fun and excitement of your day.

During these days, the most important thing must be to enjoy quality time with your friends; therefore, do not carry extra food when you can simplify everything with these mini pizzas.
You can accompany these mini pizzas with other snacks, bacon strips, fries or simply with delicious lemonade.

Why choose this recipe

There are many recipes that you can try to impress everyone, but many of them require from you a lot of time to prepare, others require many expensive and not so common ingredients that make it difficult and expensive to get.

For these and other reasons, we give you some basic grounds to convince yourself that you should choose this recipe:

First, you will save time when preparing.

Second, all your guests will be satisfied after trying them … and wanting more!

Third, they are according to your budget, practical and affordable.

Do not be just with the desire to try making them … make them! It does not matter if your trip is to a sunny day at the beach or to a frozen mountain, these snacks will make you enjoy even more your picnic and your adventures will become unforgettable!

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Baked Chicken Wings with Fruit Salad

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Posted by Jaime B | Posted in Finger Food | Posted on 10-04-2015

Picnic Recipes

Regardless the time of year, we all want to go on a trip and relax having a picnic, enjoy of beautiful landscapes, the nice weather on a mountain, or the pleasant warmth and adventure of the beach.
When we are accompanied by our friends and family, what we wish the most is to spend a happy and fun time, and also to enjoy a delicious meal. For many, this could mean many expenses since it may require moving from one distant place to another to eat at a restaurant, or at the mall just to enjoy good food.

To others, this may also result in a lot of time, since satisfying everyone’s tastes can be exhausting as well as making purchases and preparations for a picnic, while all this time spent only in food, could have been spent in the exciting adventures of a picnic.
Due to all these factors, this simple but delicious recipe was created, affordable to all, and to satisfy the tastes of your family and friends.

What recipes to follow

We must remember one key factor that every recipe must include “simplicity”; this will allow us to spend less time in preparation, and at the same time it will allow us to enjoy an exquisite meal.
When deciding the food you should carry, you must take into account the place you will visit since doing that will prevent you from carrying unnecessary extra food. This recipe was created with something we all love, chicken wings. These ingredients were used because they are easy to find on the market, even many of them are in our own kitchen. Some delicious baked wings delight anyone’s palate.
Salad is a tasty side dish. When you are in such a natural environment, you need to eat something really nutritious, nice and light. The fruits inside this salad do their job giving a fresh and delicious touch. Many families always have apples in the refrigerator, using them in this recipe will be very useful. With pineapple you can make a lot of dishes, from salad, to delicious desserts. Do not forget to add it to this salad.

What about dessert?

The favorite part of many is the dessert, so on a picnic you can use fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries or some fresh grapes. You can accompany them with chocolate or honey. This will result practical, simple, delicious and affordable at the same time.
If you think in advance about the tastes of your family and friends, the place you will visit, how valuable enjoying the journey is and not forgetting the importance of simplicity, everyone will enjoy a beautiful, delicious and memorable picnic!

RECIPE #1 Baked Chicken Wings with Fruit Salad

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Servings: 4 persons
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Spicy Kathi Roll

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Posted by Mia | Posted in healthy recipes, Picnic Food And Recipes, Romantic ideas, Vegetarian Food Ideas, World Recipes | Posted on 23-10-2014

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Spicy Kathi Roll

Spicy Kathi Roll

Summertime is the perfect time to plan for a picnic– especially if you need a vacation but just can’t get away. A picnic is like the perfect little 1-day holiday, taking you away from it all so you can really relax and enjoy with family and friends. Picnics create happy, sun-drenched moments and delightful memories to treasure forever. Just thinking back on a picnic when you’re old and gray will warm you with fondness and melt way stress, bringing a smile to your face. Read the rest of this entry »

Chickpea Veggie Crepe

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Posted by Mia | Posted in healthy recipes, Picnic Food And Recipes, Vegetarian Food Ideas | Posted on 29-09-2014

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Chickpea Veggie Crepe

Chickpea Veggie Crepe

A picnic is the best way to spend some quality time with your family and friends. For couples, a picnic can be a romantic encounter. For friends, it can be a fun and casual way to pass the day. For families with children, it’s a great opportunity for quality time and bonding. A lot of my friends and family like to take a picnic a couple of times per month, weather permitting. It’s a great way to get outdoors, unwind, get some exercise and let go of all the tension from the busy work week.

When you go out for picnic, it’s important to choose foods that don’t spoil easily. Even when you take the proper precautions with a cooler, picnic food needs to keep well if you want to ensure your diners will be entirely safe when they enjoy the spread you set out on that blanket for them.

Here’s a great recipe that is not only perfect for picnics because it keeps well, but is delicious and fun to eat: veggie chickpea crepe. These crepes will keep for a long time, depending on the filling. The filling I provide the recipe here for is best, though, and can be prepared with any kind of veggies like zucchini, colorful bell peppers, mushroom and many more. These crepes can be best served with tomato sauce or with simple parsley and chilly condiment. It is basically made with garbanzo flour and fully loaded with buttery, crunchy veggies.

This recipe is so easy, you can prepare it in no time. Just keep ingredients on hand for any time you want to make it and you can whip it up in a jiffy.

Serving: 2 people

Ingredients

To Make Veggie Filling

  • Green bell pepper – 1 medium
  • Carrot – 1 small
  • Tomato – 1 small
  • Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp

 

Chickpea Veggie Crepe

Chickpea Veggie Crepe Filling

To Make the Filling

 

  1. Clean the veggies and chop them very finely. Remove the seeds from the tomatoes and dice the flesh.
  2. Place a pan on medium flame and add 1 tbsp of butter into the pan.
  3. When the butter melts, add cumin seeds and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add chopped bell pepper and carrot. Sauté for 2 minutes on the same medium flame.
  5. Add chopped tomato, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and salt. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Turn off the flame and allow the filling to cool down for a while. While it rests you can start the crepe batter.

To Make Chickpea Crepes

  • Chickpea flour – ½ cup
  • Red chilly powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste – ¼ tsp
  • Water – as required
  • Oil – for frying
Chickpea Veggie Crepe

Chickpea Crepes

 

  1. Sieve the chickpea flour using the strainer to avoid any lumps in the flour.
  2. In the wide bowl, add sieved flour, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Mix well and make a semi thick consistency paste batter using required amount of water. This crepe comes out good when it has right consistency of batter, so add water little by little to check the batter consistency.
  4. Place a non stick pan on medium flame .When pan heats up, spread the oil all over the pan.
  5. Add spoonful of batter and spread it into round circle crepe using the spatula.
  6. Smear more oil all around the sides of the crepe if required. Let the crepe fry on medium flame for 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Place the filling over the crepe and roll it as shown in the images. Another option you can try is making small coin shape crepe topped with filling. This is the best option to impress your children during picnic.
  8. Now wrap each roll in the foil as an individual serving. Doing this your dish will remain fresh and there will be no mess during eating.

 

Here we go! Chickpea veggie crepes are ready to enjoy.

Chickpea Veggie Crepes

Chickpea Veggie Crepes for Kids!

 

Chickpea Veggie Crepes

Chickpea Veggie Crepes

 

Coronation Chicken

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Recipes with Meat | Posted on 04-07-2014

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A Moist and Tender Chicken Dish, in a Lightly Spiced Curry Sauce

Coronation Chicken is an extremely versatile dish and can be made with just a subtle hint of spices, or a stronger ‘kick’ if desired – it is entirely up to you!
This dish first came to fame at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, but an earlier version was made as far back as 1935, for the jubilee year of King George V. The basis of the dish is cold cooked chicken breast with a creamy mayonnaise sauce and curry paste, but we have added a few little ‘delights’ to really make this dish sing. In this case, apricots and sultanas are the fruity addition, but you can use peaches or mango as well. Usually served with a saffron rice, this can either be mixed into the chicken, or served on the side as a separate dish, but you can also use any leftover rice from the previous day (as long as it has been refrigerated overnight).
Easily transportable and ideal for picnics, it can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored in an airtight container ready to take on your day out. The longer the dish is kept refrigerated, the more the flavour of the sauce develops. The beauty of this dish is that it really does go with everything – other meats, seafood or side dishes. Soft and tender chicken in this delightful sauce will really please your friends, family or guests.

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