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Cashew-Filled Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Cashew-Filled Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Recipe Detail

“1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 recipe Cashew-Butter Filling (see recipe below) or 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
1 recipe Chocolate Glaze (see recipe below) (optional)
Finely chopped cashews (optional)

“1. In bowl beat shortening on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour and oats. Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten balls into 1-inch circles.

  1. Bake in a 375 degree F oven 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to rack; let cool.
  2. Spread bottom of half the cookies with a scant 1/2 teaspoon Cashew-Butter Filling. Place another cookie, top side up, on filling. If desired, spoon a little glaze on top and sprinkle nuts over glaze. Let stand until set. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage. Makes 78 sandwich cookies.
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Cashew-Butter Filling

In a bowl beat 1/3 cup cashew butter and 2 tablespoons softened butter until fluffy. Slowly beat in 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Beat in additional milk, if needed, for spreading consistency.

Chocolate Glaze

In a heavy small saucepan melt 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces and 1 tablespoon shortening over low heat, stirring mixture frequently.

Low Cholesterol Chicken Recipes

When it comes to low cholesterol chicken recipes, many are under the assumption that it’s going to be tasteless. The fact is ‘’no’’, low cholesterol chicken recipes are not only healthy but they can be tasty too. When it comes to low cholesterol chicken recipes you turn away from the norm of having plain, boring piece of chicken breast to something that’s more creative. To begin with, one of the most sought after low cholesterol chicken recipes is grilled chicken which can be prepared with either teriyaki sauce or barbeque sauce. You can be comforted by the fact that this above …

Low Cholesterol Chicken Recipes

There is a saying that goes. “We are what we eat.” This is so true as the food being consumed may affect the cholesterol levels inside the person’s system. This makes this makes the person prone to high blood pressure or heart disease through age, which could leave the patient, paralyzed or dead. The only thing to do before it is too late is to make some changes in the individual’s diet. While many of the good stuff that people love to eat have high concentrations of LDL better known as bad cholesterol, this can all change by consuming those that …

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From helpful information about how to get perfect results when roasting a turkey, cooking beef, grilling steaks or baking layer cakes, we have loads of tips to make your time in the kitchen more organized and stress-free. Whether you are cooking for your family or getting ready for a large dinner party, our useful tips will help guide you to a successful experience every time.

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ASIAN VEGETABLE LO MEIN RECIPES

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“1 cup dried shiitake or Chinese black mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
6 ounces udon noodles
2 egg whites
1 egg
2 teaspoons cooking oil
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1 red sweet pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
2 cups sugar snap peas or snow pea pods (strings and tips removed), halved if large
1/4 cup light teriyaki sauce

“1. In a small bowl combine mushrooms and boiling water. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Drain mushrooms, squeezing out excess liquid; reserve 1/2 cup liquid. Chop mushrooms and set aside. Meanwhile, cook noodles in additional boiling water for 5 minutes; drain and return to saucepan.

  1. For egg strips, combine egg whites and egg. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 teaspoon of the cooking oil and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil over medium heat until hot. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Lift and tilt the skillet to form a thin layer of egg on the bottom. Cook, without stirring, for 2 or 3 minutes or until just set. Slide egg mixture out onto a cutting board; cool slightly and cut into 2×1/2-inch-long strips. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon cooking oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add sweet pepper and peas; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Add reserved mushroom soaking liquid and teriyaki sauce. Bring to boiling; boil gently, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Add egg strips and vegetable mixture to noodles; toss well. Serve immediately. Makes 4 (1 1/4-cup) servings.

Artichoke & Pine Nut Risotto

Here’s a great new vegetarian recipe for you to try. This really is tasty and will convince even the most hardened meat-eater that veggie food can taste delicious! 🙂

Artichoke & Pine Nut Risotto

600ml/ 1pt vegetable stock
50g/2oz fine green beans
15 ml/ 1tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1 clove crushed garlic
175g/6oz arborio rice
100-200ml dry white wine
2.5ml/ 1/2 tsp dried oregano
40g/ 1,1/2 oz pine nut kernels, toasted
200g/7oz canned artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
handful flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
50g/2oz Parmesan cheese, optional
salt and black pepper

Heat the stock to a bare simmer and keep simmering over a very low heat.

Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the green beans for three minutes. Remove from the water, drain and set aside.

In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil and add the onion. Cook for 2 minutes then add the garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the rice and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Begin adding the stock a ladle at a time, allowing the rice to absorb all the stock before adding more and continue stirring.

When half the stock has been used, add the wine and oregano, stirring constantly. Continue adding the remaining stock for about 20 minutes until cooked.

When the last ladle of stock has been added, add the beans, pine nuts, artichoke hearts and herbs. Cook for an additional few minutes until the rice is the texture you like.

When cooked, remove the pan from the heat, stir in the Parmesan if using, season to taste and serve immediately.

The benefits of Sushi

Eating sushi is great, it is delicious obviously or why else would you be here on a Sushi restaurant website!? There a large number of health benefits when it comes to eating Sushi ranging from managing weight loss, they are a rich source of antioxidants, may help prevent cancer, rich in omega 3 and fatty acids, good source of protein, can help slow down the aging process, good source of calcium and they can help with hypothyroidism prevention. Some other benefits include the fact that sushi is a good source of iron too!

Yeah but what is Sushi?

This probably doesn’t need to be written here, but Sushi is a part of the Japanese and Asian cuisine. Sushi originated a long time ago but in quite a different style to what we eat today. It was originally a method of preserving fresh raw meat or fish to be carried out into the colder months. The fish was cured and left for fermentation covered with rice for later eating. The fish was then eaten later and the rise discarded.

Here is some more information on the health benefits of Sushi:

  • Rich source of antioxidants:We all need a good source of antioxidants, it helps prevent any oxidative damage to the skin and the DNA of cells. Antioxidants are a good way of protecting against this. Why not use Sushi to achieve this? It’s delicious!
  • Weight Management:
    Everybody likes to have the chance to eat out at restaurants etc, Sushi is a good means of being able to eat out with your friends and maintain a social life while still looking after your waistline. Sushi in moderation is great for you and saves you having to be the person ordering a salad for dinner when out with friends.
  • Hypothyroidism Prevention:
    It is a great source of iodine and there is scientific evidence that claims that iodine is a great way to help balance out the thyroid hormones. Thus the iodine present in sushi can be very beneficial for anyone having any troubles with hypothyroidism.
  • Skin Care: Omega 3 which is found in seafood has been linked to helping your skin look and feel radient. Along with good nutrition, it’s also important to get a regular skin cancer check at your local doctors.

These are just a small amount of the health benefits of sushi, obviously, we recommend this as all things in moderation (unless you’re coming to our restaurant constantly). We love sushi and I hope you guys do to, this was just a small amount of information about Sushi and why it is so good for you.

10 Most Iconic Australian Dishes-Guide 101

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We are creating a list of the top 10 most iconic Australian dishes. The list is split into two since we have disclosed everything that needs to be said. Without further ado, let’s kick things off.

  1. Pavlova

There is a culinary war that is fought since its inception. The Pavlova is said to have originated in Perth as a tribute to the Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova. But culinary experts in New Zealand believe that the exquisite desert actually originated from New Zealand and not from Australia. For decades, people have tried to decipher the true lineage of the famed desert, but to no avail. Since this list is about the most iconic dishes in Australia, we are leaning towards Australia as the point of origin.

  1. Chiko Roll

The Wagga Wagga Agriculture show has been the birthplace of a number of famed Australian dishes. But among those, one particular dish stands out. It is the Chiko Roll that premiered in 1951. For decades, it has been one of the most sought-after Australian dishes, and many compare it to the British’s craving for a fine plate of Fish and Chips. There is actually a lot of thought that has gone into the food that many believe to be simple. The Chiko roll was so designed to be the perfect food to eat during sports; because on the one hand you can hold the Chiko roll and on the other, you can hold the beer.

  1. Meat Pie

We have to admit that the Meat Pie did not originate from Australia, but Australia has truly made it a part of its culture. The Meat Pie can be seen as a staple in almost all sports canteens and service stations. The food is a famous street food that is loved by millions of Australians. Nothing sounds better than meat and gravy filled pastry on warm Australia day while traveling in a stretch limousine to your favorite destination.

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  1. Splice

It comes as a surprise that splice is being referred to on a list of iconic dishes. But hear us out, and our argument might make more sense to why we put splice on the list. Since its inception and commercial release, splice has received cult status. Something that has become so popular that it was extremely difficult for us to avoid including it. It has its peak years during the early 70s to the late 80s but has continued to stay relevant despite the culinary revolutions that the country has experienced over the last two decades.

  1. Lamingtons

The Lamington is another dish that is hotly contested between New Zealand and Australia for its place of origin. But it is said that the desert was first given to Lord Lamington of Queensland; he received a sponge cake that was dipped in chocolate icing and rolled in powdered coconut. The dessert was an instant hit, and thus the lamingtons were born. For this article, this is the story we are going to believe and refer to.

10 Most Iconic Australian Dishes-Guide 102

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Thank you for all the love and support that you showed us in our previous article. We have decided to stay true to our word and finish the series.

  1. Vegemite

Australia has genuinely embraced vegemite as the number one source for all things Vitamin B. It might seem strange for most non-Australians who are reading this list, but Australia has taken the Vegemite craze to new levels. The locals believe that it is more than just a vitamin supplement, as they say, it is a source of flavouring more than anything else.

  1. Sausage Sanger

The United States has the wiener roast or the much-beloved hotdog; Australia has its own version, and it is called the Sausage Sanger. The Sausage sanger is a straightforward dish and can be found in almost any place in Australia. To make it all you need is a good slice of bread and a sausage soaked in gravy to place in the middle. The gravy is the essential ingredient that makes a world of difference to the whole thing.

  1. Weet-Bix

How can we not add one of Australia’s most preferred snack on the list of iconic Australian Dishes? The Weet-Bix is more than just a snack; it is the breakfast choice of scores of Australians who want a yummy and nutritious choice instead of going for a substantial breakfast. The Weet-Bix is known to be rich in fibre and is taken along with a large serving of milk. The key to eating Weet-Bix is to eat it while the crunch lasts and before the sogginess sets in.

  1. Anzac biscuit

We are adding the Anzac biscuit over other choices because of our undying love for the biscuit. We might be cheating, as we are moving away from a stance of objectiveness. But could you really blame us? The Anzac biscuit has its origins from WWI, and although it has stood the test of times, it has dramatically changed over the years. But the brand and the following don’t seem like dying anytime soon.

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  1. Neenish Tart

The Neenish tart is one of the best things that you will ever taste. The Tart’s origin is shrouded in mystery yet again, and many believe that it was definitely from the Australian region, but questions still remain as to who first came up with the concept. The Neenish tarts are a gelatine-set cream-filled delight and one that is rich in flavour and awesomeness.

Hope you enjoyed our blog on the most famous Australian dishes. While we don’t actually offer these yummy dishes in our Brisbane restaurants, we do have a fantastic menu of tasty cuisine from all over the world.

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