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Pizza Pot Pie

Oh My Goodness!  When I saw this…. I had to share.  It’s from the Food Network.  Love the description: Not a pot pie, not a deep-dish pizza, this dish is its own tasty entity. Enjoy!

Lady E Cooper

How to Eat an Avocado Seed

Avocado

Among all the goodness within each avocado seed is said to be:

  • 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole avocado, which help to regulate intestinal function
  • More soluble fiber than most other rich sources
  • Oils that increase the collagen in our skin, assisting with wrinkles and keeps our hair shiny

Unfortunately, though, it usually does end up in the garbage. It’s extremely bitter taste probably has a lot to do with that… but there’s so much benefit to be had by eating it, so it’s worth investigating how we might go about it.

Eating the avocado seed is not only a great way to get extra nutrients in to your diet, but also a great way to minimize waste – I love the idea of using more of a food in cooking than what gets thrown away!

Read more about how awesome the avocado seed is here.

Ok then… how on earth do I eat it?

The easiest way to eat the seed is to dehydrate it (to increase it’s shelf life), and then grind it in to a powder to be added to smoothies and juices.

That way, we can add lots of lovely strong flavors to mask the bitterness of the seed. Good choices to do this are tart berries, ginger and citrus.

How do I make the powder?

  1. Remove the seed as you normally would – tap a sharp knife into it, and twist.
  2. Rinse the seed, then place in an oven pan and dehydrate the seed at 120C for 1.5 – 2 hours.
  3. Once the seed has cooled to the touch, discard the dry outer skin. Then find the seam created by your knife when you removed your seed, and gently press your knife down in to it. The seed should pop into two halves. Be sure to spread your fingers on your free hand when you do this, in case the seed rolls.
  4. Using a sharp knife, dice the seed halves. Still ensure your fingers are kept away, just in case.
  5. Using a high powdered blender (a Vitamix is ideal), blitz the diced seed into a fine powder.
  6. Store in the fridge in an air tight container, and use a tablespoon at a time for your smoothies and juices.

 

Read the full article at: http://www.nourishmewhole.com/how-to-eat-an-avocado-seed/


Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers

Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers are the easiest appetizer around. Salty Feta compliments sweet watermelon for an appetizer that will please folks of all ages.

IngredientsWatermelon-Feta-Mint-Skewers-2-Bites-of-Bri

  • 4 oz feta cheese, in a block
  • 1/4 of a large watermelon, cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • mint leaves
  • skewers
  • balsamic for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Cube the watermelon into bite sized pieces.
  2. Cube the block of feta.
  3. To assemble, stack the feta and watermelon with a mint leaf in between. Using a skewer or toothpick, skewer the stack.
  4. For added flavor, I used a reduced balsamic vinegar drizzle. This is entirely optional but also entirely delicious so that’s your call. To make the drizzle, add ½ cup balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and reduce for 3-5 minutes until thickened. Drizzle over the skewers.

From: Bitesofbri.com

RV Kitchen Questions and Answers

1367206194949Subject: RV Kitchen Sinks

Hi there, I was wondering if you know how to get light stains out of trailer sinks.  You are camping right by us and we had the pleasure to talk with you yesterday.  I got to pet your dogs a lot   : )

Pat

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Hi Pat,

My sink  stains, too. Mine is a one piece – very porous bone colored material (farm-style) sink.  I use ‘Soft Scrub’ cleanser that has a bit of Clorox in it. Let the cleanser to sit a few minutes allows it to clean up beautifully!

There is a new Soft Scrub used on stainless steel called –  Advanced Surface  here is the website to read more about it: https://www.softscrub.com/cleaning-tips/tips-for-cleaning-maintaining-high-end-kitchen-surfaces

Try it and see what you think.

Thank you for your question!

Lady E Cooper

Here is a comment from Brenda Jordan –

Hi Lady E.,

It was good to meet you in Jan. in Eustis.  For our sink or counter stains, I use a Magic Eraser (Mr. Clean) and add a little Dawn sometimes to boost it’s effect.  My sinks come clean right away, the erasers (it’s a sponge type material), works well on erasing those coffee/tea splashes on the counters too.  I’ve also used them on my shower glass and shower walls to clean those too.  I like the non-abrasive especially of the Magic Eraser.  Also works wonders on the coffee decanter, keeping them crystal clear. I buy several for various uses. Love your site! Will bookmark and keep in touch.

 

Brenda Jordan

Jim is an NRVIA/RVIC

Life is good and getting better!

 

 

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Food Safety

Evada_Terry Cooper_Cookbook2There is nothing like RV tailgating – whether it’s football, car races or a weekend at county fair – outdoor cooking and entertaining is at its best. Take the time to be educated on food safety to insure your RV tailgating experience is a real winner.  Keep your hungry crew safe by following these food preparation safety tips.

  • Bring plenty of water along if none is available on site. Soap, paper towels, wet disposables and sanitizers for cleaning hands and other surfaces.
  • If a cooler is being used to store raw meats (like beef, poultry, etc.), wrap each type individually securely in separate wrappers to prevent cross contamination. Use multi layers of ice to maintain a constant temperature of 40 degrees F. or lower.
  • Avoiding over and under cooked meats by using a food thermometer. Keeping everyone safe from harmful bacteria is the key objective.
  • Never partially cook meats to finish cooking at a later time. Cooking to an unsafe temperature allows harmful bacteria to survive and multiply. Remedy this issue by cooking to at least 160 degrees F. and holding for at least 3 minutes. Choose higher temperatures for more desired doneness.
  • In hot weather (90 degrees F or higher), never let foods sit unrefrigerated for more than one hour. In cooler weather, no more than two hours is acceptable.  Toss any leftovers should these time guidelines be broken.  It is better to be safe and not sorry.

 

Whether choosing make-a-head recipes served out of the refrigerator or a feast straight off the grill…. kick off your tailgate party with pizzazz.

NOTE: This blog is among many that I have written for AmeriGO RV Club.  Please go check them out.  They provide valuable information for the all of us RV enthusiast.

 

Peach Cobbler Recipe

I made this recipe to serve along side the Professor’s birthday cake …..this past weekend.  Oh, so delicious !!!  Wishing my husband, Terry Cooper a very Happy Birthday!!  (In my opinion – When we get to a certain age, we can celebrate birthday weeks!!)
For the cobbler:
1/2 cup (1 stick)of butter
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup self-rising flour
(or 3/4 cup of all purpose flour w/ 2 tsps of baking powder)
3/4 cup of milk
For the fruit:
1 can (28 ounce) peaches in heavy syrup,
OR
2 cups of fresh sliced peaches
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water1 tbsp cinnamon (for sprinkling on top)
1 tbsp of nutmeg (for sprinkling on top)
2 tbsp of sugar (for sprinkling on top)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Put the butter in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish and place in the oven until the butter melts. Remove from oven and set aside.

In a bowl, mix together the flour and sugar and stir in the milk. Batter will have a few lumps but that’s okay.

Pour the batter on top of the melted butter.

If using fresh Georgia peaches, put fresh sliced peaches, sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.  I used the fresh peaches that I ‘canned’  last summer; I stored in 2-cup packages using the  FoodSaver V3835 Vacuum Food Sealer with SmartSeal Technology, Silver/Black then placed them in the freezer.  They were as fresh tasting  as when I stored them away last summer.  This is always a great way to store fresh fruit for use any time of the year.

Spoon fruit on top of batter and then slowly pour the liquid on top of that. Be careful not to mix the fruit INTO the batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Batter will rise to the top while baking to make an amazing crust!  I know you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do. We do love this Peach Cobbler Recipe here in Texas!!

I also enjoy using my FoodSaver and take it inside my RV kitchen everywhere I go!!

Defrosting RV Refrigerator / Freezer

Are you like me and decided to start my new month off  by taking a good look at my RV Refrigerator/Freezer and making the decision it was time to defrost?  Well,  let’s get right to it…and spend a little time talking about how the defrosting process is done properly. Defrosting RV refrigerator can be done with ease.

It doesn’t matter if you have a Norcold (like mine) or the Dometic brand. These steps will be the same.
Steps for defrosting the RV freezer:

  • Push the ON/OFF button to the OFF position. (You may have a switch that turns, regardless, turn to the off position)
  • Remove all foods.

 

  • Note: If you have a buildup of frost on the fins inside the refrigerator….this will defrost also and you will need to have a large bowl ready outside at the back of your unit to catch the water as it drains out. (you will need to remove the access panel)Backside of RV Refrigerator
  • The Norcold drain tube (top right side photo) rest inside a small drain pan but the water will need to go in a large bowl because the drain pan is too small to hold a significant amount of water.

    Backside  - drain tube

    Dometic backside – drain tube

  •  Dometic has a drain tube (middle right photo) but not a drain pan. The water will go through the tube and out the grill on the back side of the refrigerator.  Make sure that the tube is resting through the grill at all times to
  • avoid water seeping down behind the appliance and causing damage. (bottomphoto)

    Dometic drain hose

    Dometic drain hose

  • Place dry towels inside (on the floor) of the empty freezer for soaking up melted frost.
  •  Placing bowls of warm tap water (not boiling) in the bottom of the freezer (photo on the right) will speed up the defrosting process. Caution: never use high temperature water – warping/melting can occur of the inside walls. Never use a hair blow dryer, any source of fire or sharp tools during defrosting.My RV Refrigerator
  • Once all frost has melted use dry towels to remove all water. Clean inside with warm moist towel with a mild soap. Avoid harsh cleansers of any kind.
  •  Replace all foods and restart your RV refrigerator.
  •  Don’t forget to place the drain tube back into the drain pan on the back side of the unit. (Norcold brand)