Mom “I don’t want to eat
broccoli, its taste is weird. I want to eat something different”. I am a mother
of two this is what I get to hear from my kids very often. Isn’t it frustrating
and also annoying. I am tired of trying new recipes and convincing them to eat something healthy. Kids are the worst picky eaters on this planet. I thought
why not to do some web research on the same to know things more in depth and
look out for some solution to curb the their eating problems.
They even check your patience by
making their mothers to run after them and feed their kids while walking or
Not everyone but some kids have aversion towards certain food textures, colors and smells etc. One day they may eat a particular meal with full interest and the other day they simply won’t open their mouth to eat their favorite meal.
Latest research from Duke
University School of Medicineproves that picky or
selective eating habits in kids may point to some psychological
disorders like anxiety and depression among them (Source). I thought not to go into
the depth of this research rather look out for some other options.
The kids eating nature and behavior has been categorized into three types:
The normal picky eaters have aversions to a particular food type like broccoli and cabbage.
Moderate ones prefer to have limited meals. Doesn’t matter if their parents serve special meals after every three hours for them. They will eat always in limit.
Severe picky eaters are very tough to handle. They are so selective in their food selection and do not prefer to eat with others. They don’t even eat at birthday parties, or any occasion and will often bring their own food. Hence, creating problems for their parents as their eating habits fully interfere with family life.
For those moms who find it hard to deal with their kids, here
is the solution.
You know what maximum percentage of people in America eat shrimp rather than tuna or chicken. According to consumerreports.org, 18 million servings of shrimp dishes are there in the everyday menu of American households. It’s one of the most favorite’s meals served so it becomes quite necessary to go through every methods and tips of cooking shrimp. Be it in the stovetop, grilling, roasting etc. What we will be discussing here is the roasting of shrimp in the oven. This may seem to be quite easy for many but it’s not that easy. If not done properly you may end up into something dry and tasteless or
overcooked shrimp in the oven.
To enjoy the hot and juicy shrimp, which is then tossed over your favorite noodles, pasta or rice try to roast it properly in oven. The best part is that unlike other meat types even if they are frozen they won’t take that much time to cook in the oven.
These can be cooked with ease in the oven like other seafood as they do cook fast. I feel it’s a great way to cook them in oven you simply have to put a tray in the shrimp in oven while you are busy with other work in kitchen. You set the time and then you see your shrimp dish is ready to be served.
If you buy the shrimp much earlier than the time when you cook it. It’s better to keep them in the refrigerator rather than the freezer just to make sure it is brought to the normal temperature. Or else you can keep it under standing water for some time to bring it to room temperature.
Now let me discuss how to actually go with the roasting process of Shrimp in Oven.
1 peeled, deveined, medium-sized shrimp with tails intact
Pre-Heat oven to 400°F: While you preheat oven to 400°F place a rack in its middle part.
Bring shrimp to normal temp: Bring the frozen shrimp to normal room temperature for that you can keep it under cold water. Drain off the water from the skin of shrimp to make sure it’s not drenched enough.
How to check if it’s dry now: Once shrimp is at the normal room temperature it turns translucent, soft and also bend now. It may take just minutes to test then use towel to pat it dry.
Use olive oil over shrimp’s surface: Just toss it with olive oil.
Use salt and pepper for seasoning it: Use salt and black pepper for seasoning it.
Place it over baking sheet: Use baking sheet and place shrimp over it to make sure there is a single layer with much of the space.
Make sure you bake it for 6 to 8 minutes: Keep on baking it till shrimp may turn white and pink and opaque from translucent texture. Remove it from oven and then serve it hot.
Now you may wonder what all shrimp recipes are there which you can try. To conclude here are some of my suggestions for tried and tested shrimp recipes from brands like Knorr shrimp recipes such as Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Shrimp and Realsimple Shrimp recipes and Roasted Tomatoes Shrimp Feta.
have discussed it many times that my husband is a picky eater he wants
something new in flavors, seasonings in every dish which I serve him. At times
I myself feel annoyed as I cannot prepare a variety dish for him at least not
every day. But at last it’s me who has to do something to bring smile on his
face. After all it’s me who has to put some more pains and look out for some
different recipes options that really do need patience. I did some research on
web and looked out for some ways to make chicken recipe in a different style.
This time I looked for a video on YouTube, this recipe is
Spicy Chicken Alfredo, the lady here
clearly mentions about the ways of cooking this recipe that too step by step
which I loved the most. She has used here Knorr Pasta Sidesfor making the chicken Alfredo recipe.
I have just taken note of the
ingredients which you are used in this recipe and are shared here.
Ingredients for Spicy Chicken Alfredo:
1 packet Knorr Pasta Sides Alfredo Flavor
1 TBSP butter
1.5 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup onion, julienned
1/3 sweet red pepper
2 serrano peppers, seeded and diced
1 large chicken breast, butterflied
cajun seasoning for chicken
directions you can click on the above link and follow the methods from the
video that is going to help you out certainly.
recipe can be served for the dinner and is quite substantial as well. Apart
from rest of the ingredients it makes use of Knorr Pasta Sides Alfredo Flavor which actually does the half part
of the cooking as it is easily available and easy to use. While looking on the
web which other mix of ingredients and seasonings I can add to Knorr Pasta
Sides - Alfredo for making varied recipes. I came across Knorr Chicken Alfredo Recipe which can be prepared in just 15 minutes this another amazing recipe for chicken
and Alfredo. I have planned to make this recipe sometimes during weeknights
when I am really tired from office work and does not want to cook something
that takes time.
I have a small TV placed in my kitchen. So while watching the recipe video and
following the instructions I prepare my dish accordingly. This I feel is an
easy way out if you want to make dish instantly. I feel video is more
descriptive rather than penning down the entire direction method on the paper
and then looking at the video for making the dish.
would like people to share their comments and experiences after reading this
post. They should really try both of these Chicken Alfredo Recipes rather than
sticking to the old ones. As things keep
on change every now and then so do the recipes and their cooking styles.
can share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ just to help wives
like me who really want to please their family members with different dishes
served at dinner table.
Hello everyone I am back with something new and interesting to share with you all. I am penning down my thoughts here. This is all about how I spent my yesterday’s holiday. This weekend I was so much busy that I could not get time to sit and relax even for a second. After successful celebration of Valentine’s Day which I had shared earlier here Valentine’s Day Recipes Serve to Your Lover. On Feb 16, it was Washington’s Birthday which is a federal holiday celebrated in the honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
So it was a long weekend for my kids and husband. They all were expecting me to serve something good and really delicious at the dinner table. So being a mom and wife I had to make them feel really happy and serve something different and scrumptious. One thing was there in my mind why not to cook something that is really easy and doesn’t take hours to prepare. I picked up my smartphone and browsed different recipes over the web and came across the below listed two recipes from Knorr. I have been often using Knorr products quite for some time now. Earlier I was using recipes from Kraft and Epicurious. Recipes from these two food brands are also good but as you all know we want always something new and really different to eat. I thought change is must!
I have read about Knorr chicken recipe’s ratings and reviews these are quite satisfactory. I thought why not to look-up for something easy to cook actually I wanted chicken recipes that can be cooked in just 30 minutes. So I zeroed in my search and choose the following two chicken recipes.
Fiesta Lime Chicken & Rice:
This one I choose because as my kids like the chicken and rice combination a lot. Also it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Other than chicken which is one of its main ingredient it contains taco toppings shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes and onion along with tortilla chips which are loved by my kids. You can go through the video of How to Make Knorr Fiesta Lime Chicken & Rice Bowl just for better clarity of the cooking method. This one is twist to the basic recipe for chicken and rice. Isn’t it surprising that such a delicious chicken dish gets ready in just few minutes? Its servings are for four and ours is also a family of four so it was quite a substantial one for all of us. I liked this one as it contains the mixture of lime with rice which gives a superb flavor to this dish.
Another chicken dish which I opted for; but this one has chicken
with a gravy along with rice. This one was totally different one; which I tried
for the first time. We generally take bread instead of rice but for the first
time we thought to go for such a combination. I find rice quite a substantial
one so opted for this one. Here you need curry powder, bell pepper and coconut
milk which are basically required for making a curry so go for them always.
Here also I have added a video URL just to know the recipe methods in detail.
This video will surely clear all your cooking doubts there is no scope for any
goof ups. Have a look at the video How to Make Knorr Coconut Curry which itself is quite explanatory. I
followed the cooking instructions as per the video and cooked this dish
Quite to my surprise everyone in my family loved it. My
husband who is a picky eater and is always particular about the texture of the
served chicken. He was quite surprised as these two chicken recipes tasted different
to him. The first word that my husband uttered after eating them was “Delicious”.
You know what heart-in-heart I was quite happy as I could
cook something quite different and delicious being it my first attempt at
cooking of these new chicken recipes. These chicken dishes made my day and I
was feeling satisfied and happy.
Everyone’s Christmas and New Year
hangover must be almost over now. They all must have started up their daily
routine of busy lives. But for those who have faith in Orthodox Christian their
time for celebrating festivals just started with Christmas celebration on Jan 7
and New Year Celebration on Jan 14.
So tomorrow is their New Year.
Actually why am I writing all about it reason being like me
I thought you all must also not be familiar about it. My grandparents believe
in this and they celebrate Jan 14 2015 as their New Year. So for me I am gearing
up myself for the New Year celebrations for the second time for the same
year. There is not a public holiday observed
here in the US but you can get to see huge traffic and parking around Orthodox
churches all over the US.
2 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, divided
1 large red bell pepper
1/8 tsp. ground chipotle chile pepper
1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
2 cups water
1 package Knorr® Pasta Sides™ - Chicken flavor
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 2 oz.)
Season chicken, if desired, with salt and ground black pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon Spread in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken and set aside.
Melt remaining 1 tablespoon Spread in same skillet over medium heat and cook red pepper and chipotle pepper, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until red pepper is tender. Stir in corn and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in Knorr® Pasta Sides™ - Chicken flavor and return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and cook covered, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in chicken and sour cream; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese.
2:- My Recipes Beach Shrimp Recipe
3 pounds unpeeled, large raw shrimp* $
1 (16-oz.) bottle Italian dressing $
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 lemons, halved $
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup butter, cut up $
Place first 4 ingredients in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish, tossing to coat. Squeeze juice from lemons over shrimp mixture, and stir. Add lemon halves to pan. Sprinkle evenly with parsley; dot with butter.
Bake at 375° for 25 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Serve in pan.
3 lb frozen peeled, large raw shrimp, thawed according to package directions, may be substituted. Prepare recipe as directed, reducing pepper to 1/2 tsp.
I am going to try both of them and will certainly share my
experiences with you all.