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Steamed Salmon

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Look at how unique and yet simple it is to make this steamed Salmon. Ready in less than 15 minutes and individually wrapped and steamed in its own marinade. Allowing the flavor to absorb and cook into it. Really a tasty way to eat your salmon. Very full of flavor, extremely moist and juicy.

To make this, you will need: Salmon fillets 1 tsp soy sauce (per salmon fillet) 1 tsp white wine (per salmon fillet) Seasonings such as: salt, white pepper, oregano, sesame seeds, garlic powder

Take aluminum foil and tear them into nice sized square pieces. Each to fit 1 piece of salmon; Brush each piece of foil with your finger lightly with oil, so that the salmon won't stick to the foil. Take your salmon and place it into the center of the foil as pictured above. One at a time season it individually whilst in the foil.
(it will help for you to cup the foil as for the liquids not to spill out.) start by sprinkling a pinch of each of your seasonings on every piece of salmon your salt,  pepper,…

Herb crusted chicken

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I made this Herb crusted chicken the other day and couldn't stop thinking about it. My husband loved it.Quick and easy to make in just a few simple steps.This chicken has so much flavor from the mixture of herbs and yet remains very juicy because of the cracker crust protection over it. Enjoy this with rice, potatoes, pasta, alone or with just about anything. It will light up any side dish served alongside it.

Here is how you can make this:
1 tray Chicken thighs ( preferably boneless) 1 pack salt crackers ( any salt crackers are fine 'Ritz','Town house') 1/2 onion 1/2 green pepper 4 cloves garlic 3 fresh basil leaves seasonings: olive oil, salt, pepper,sage,oregano
Preheat oven to 350F/170C
Take your salt crackers and crumble them into a plate or bowl. Set aside.
clean your chicken and then lightly season it with  your salt, pepper, sage & oregano powders and a drizzle of olive oil to help the seasonings to stick.
Then take a food processor (or a blender for th…

Is the quickest way always the best way? Part III

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As you have been following my posts, in the continuation to the topic of: Is it better to do things in a quick and easy way, or to go the extra mile and do it the harder yet longer way? As I mentioned in the last post the easy way is not always best. Those who achieved great things in life had to push through hard situations to make something of themselves. As in the picture below. I love what it says. It captivates the message of what I am talking about 'Go over, go under, go around, or go through. But never give up'.

Now bringing this message to a cooking stand point, As this is a cooking blog after all...  It is never good to take the easy route even when cooking. I understand that at times we can be really busy and have lots to do. No one wants to spend their entire day in a kitchen in front of a stove. I completely understand that. But to become a person who does everything in the kitchen in a too easy, laid back fashion is also not good. 
"When does practical become…

Is the quickest way always the best way? Part II

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Of course, on any given day a person in their right mind would want to take the quick or easy way out of anything. Thats human nature. But Unique - is to be the person who does differently. The one who goes against the wave and chooses to take the harder path knowingly. Positive that it will give a more rewarding result.
Take a look at history. Those who were successful in achieving something big, had to think outside the box; persevere beyond their own limitations and reach toward a goal even higher then themselves. It was never easy... Research their story, walk a day in their shoes, ask the questions. I guarantee that each one will tell you the same thing.
'It is hard to achieve the impossible'

Albert Einstein - Insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results Thomas Edison - I haven't failed I just found 10,000 ways that don't work Richard Branson - failure is just a reason to try again Apostle Paul - I have fought the good fight, I hav…

Is the quickest way always the best way?

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There is always the 'Easy way' and the 'Hard way'. This applies for everything in life. You will always have these two options in front of you to choose from. Do something quicker and get it out of the way or work harder, push stronger, exert all your energy and get it done better, but take a little longer. 
Taking the 'Easy' Road choosing not to get married or stay married because 'it's too hard' to maintainfollow the crowd, use drugs, drink, smoke & party because thats what everyone else is doingsleeping around recklessly not waiting for the 'right one'not putting a filter on your words, 'whatever comes up, comes out'choosing not to believe in a Higher Power
 Its simply the easier thing to do at that moment. Not only are you cheating yourself but you are also not pushing yourself to reach your full potential, nor are you creating something to last a lifetime. 
Taking the 'Hard' Road Choosing to battle it out, no matter the…