Mashed Potatoes

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How to make mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are often served with roast turkey and gravy for Thanksgiving dinner. The dish is actually really easy to make and because of that it can also be made part of dinner on any day of the week. The ingredients which you require to make mashed potatoes are as follows: ten Yukon gold potatoes, 1tsp of salt, 5tsp of butter, 1tsp of white pepper and half a cup of milk.

At first, boil some water in a cooking pot. Place the potatoes in the water and boil them until they have turned soft; you can check that this has happened by inserting a fork inside a potato. Following this, drain the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher. Mix the mash with white pepper, butter and salt. Then, heat milk in another cooking pot and add the potatoes to it to make the mixture creamy; stir the mixture well. Serve the mashed potatoes hot.


Butter Bean Burgers

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How to make butter bean burgers

Butter bean burgers are good vegetarian and healthy alternatives to hamburgers. They can be eaten for lunch as well as dinner, and can also be served to guests during parties if they do not mind eating something entirely vegetarian for the evening. The ingredients which you require to make the burgers are as follows: four burger buns, butter beans, breadcrumbs, one egg, one potato, olive oil, chili powder, cilantro leaves, lettuce leaves, two red onions, two tomatoes, mayonnaise and five spring onions.

Firstly, boil the butter beans in a pot of hot water; when the beans have grown soft, drain the water and transfer the beans to a food processor and mash them. Secondly, dice the spring onions and cilantro leaves, and mix them in with the mashed butter beans, egg, potato, breadcrumbs and 3 tsp. chili powder. Thirdly, make four round patties out of the mix.

Following that, heat some olive oil in a pan and place the patties in the pan to fry them until they have turned golden in color. Whilst the patties are frying, spread mayonnaise over the bottom of each burger bun. Finally, slice the tomatoes and red onions in circular shapes and place them inside the burger buns along with lettuce leaves. Also place the patties inside the burger buns; the patties must be sandwiched between the tomato and onion slices, and the lettuce leaves. Serve the dish hot.

Vanilla Cupcakes

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How to make vanilla cupcakes topped with colorful icing

Cupcakes topped with colorful icing are great options to eat as desserts daily because they are rather simple to bake. The ingredients which you will need are butter, sugar, icing sugar, milk, four eggs, vanilla extract (for example: McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract), food coloring (for example: Chefmaster Neon Food Coloring) and flour.

Firstly, take the butter out of the refrigerator and leave it in the kitchen for one hour to soften it. Secondly, take a cupcake tray and fill them with paper baking cups; then take a bowl and mix the softened butter well with the eggs, sugar, flour and 2tsp of the vanilla extract. Thirdly, fill the baking cups with the mix and place the tray inside the oven. Bake until the cupcakes have turned a little golden brown in color; also, insert a fork into the cupcakes to check if they have baked – if the cupcakes have hardened then they are done.

After that, prepare the icing for the cupcakes: mix the remaining of the softened butter well with icing sugar, food coloring, 4tsp milk and 2tsp vanilla extract. Then use a pipe bag (for example: Wilton Professional Decorating Bag) to decorate the cupcakes in a colorful swirling fashion. Refrigerate the cupcakes and serve the desserts cold.

Vegetable Chow Mein

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How to make vegetable chow mein

Vegetable chow mein is a Chinese dish which basically comprises of noodles and a lot of vegetables; it is really easy to make and can be eaten both as a snack and as a main meal. The ingredients which you need to make this dish are as follows: carrots, broccoli, tofu, peas, bell peppers, bean sprouts, cabbage, baby corn, mushrooms, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, chili, onions and cooking oil. Firstly, shred the cabbage into tiny pieces, chop the carrots and broccoli, mince the garlic and further chop the chilies, onions and spring onions. Secondly, take a wok and heat the cooking oil; to it, add all of the vegetables and cook until they are soft and tender. Thirdly and separately, cook the egg noodles in a pot of boiled water and add to the cooked vegetable mix. Finally, add the following ingredients – soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, chili and onions to the wok, mix it all well and cook for a few minutes. Serve the noodles hot and garnished with spring onions.

The Black Derby

The Black Derby is located in NYC and it offers plenty of good dishes for both brunch and dinner; there is also a fixed-price dinner menu consisting of three courses, plus a bar which carries a pretty good range. The restaurant is located on the ground floor, although the eating area is underground and filled with yellow-colored lights. Thereā€™s more: the area the restaurant is located in gives off a nice neighborhood feel and the restaurant offers seating at the bar with a view of the road. Recommended dishes: Brunch = Eggs Benedict, Kale Caesar and Croque Monsieur, Dinner = Meatballs, Day Boat Sea Scallops and Derby Burger and Dessert = Brioche Bread Pudding.

Top 5 Mexican Street Foods

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Which Mexican street food is the greatest?

There are many kinds of Mexican street foods. But, in my outlook, the best street foods are always ones which contain either meat or cheese because I love the two ingredients more than vegetables; even though I strive to always include vegetables in the foods I eat daily, I am not as big a fan of eating vegetables as either meat or cheese. My picks of the best Mexican street foods:

  1. Fajita: fajitas are basically tortilla wraps with fillings, such as meat, cheese or vegetables.
  2. Burrito: burritos are tortilla wraps, as well, with fillings, such as meat, beans or cheese.
  3. Tacos: tacos are tortilla wraps with fillings, such as meat, cheese or vegetables, and at times a hot sauce.
  4. Nachos: nachos are basically tortilla chips that are smothered with cheese.
  5. Quesadillas: quesadillas are warmed up tortillas with fillings of cheese.


Carrot Fritters

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How to make carrot fritters to eat as snacks

Carrot fritters are great as vegetarian snacks and also really simple to make. What you will need to make them are the following: four carrots, two red chilies, two eggs, two tsp. lemon juice, three tsp. flour, cooking oil and salt to taste.

To prepare the fritters, at first, chop the red chilies. The take a food processor and place the carrots in it to chop the carrots into thin slices. Following that, take a big bowl and throw into it the carrots, chilies, flour, lemon juice and salt. Then, mix the ingredients together well and make flat circles out of the mix by using your hands – the circles should not look like they will fall apart in the next step.

Add cooking oil to a frying pan and drop the circles into the oil. Fry them on both sides until they have fried well. Serve the carrot fritters hot.