Friday, November 23, 2007

Mongolian Beef Recipe

3 tablespoons organic soy sauce
2 tablespoons chinese organic rice wine or dry cherry or a teaspoon of corn starch
3/4 lb organic flank steaks, thinly sliced across the grain
2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons organic garlic minced
10 small dried organic red chilies
10 organic green onions, cut into 3-inch pieces
2 tablespoons organic hoisin sauce

low-cholesterol dish

Combine 2 tbs soy sauce, rice wine, and cornstarch. Add beef to coat. Let marinade for at least 10 minutes.
Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add 2 tbs canola oil, swirling to coat sides. Add beef and stir-fry until no longer pink, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove meat from pan.
Add remaining 1/2 tbs oil to wok, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and chilies. Cook until fragrant. Add green onions and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Return meat to wok and add hoisin sauce and soy sauce, cook until heated through.
Serve over crispy bean threads (heat oil to 375°F and deep fry bean threads/rice noodles until puffy, then drain onto paper towel).

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sweet and Sour Pork

3/4 pound pork tenderloin
2 - 3 teaspoons soy sauce
Pinch of cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water or reserved pineapple juice
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoons water
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup warm water, as needed
1 carrot
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
3 cups oil for deep-frying, or as needed

Directions for sweet and sour porkCut the pork into 1-inch cubes. Marinate in the soy sauce and cornstarch for 20 minutes.In a small bowl, combine the sugar, ketchup, dark soy sauce, salt, water or juice and vinegar.
Set aside.

In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water. Set aside.
Peel the carrot and chop on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces.
Cut the bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and cut into cubes.
Heat the oil for deep--frying to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the batter, combine the flour and cornstarch.
Stir in the egg white and vegetable oil.
Add as much of the warm water as is needed to form a thick batter that is neither too dry or too moist. (The batter should not be runny, but should drop off the back of a spoon).
Dip the marinated pork cubes in the batter.
Deep-fry in batches, taking care not to overcrowd the wok.
Deep-fry the pork until it is golden brown.
Remove and drain on paper towels.(If desired you can deep-fry the pork at second time to make it extra crispy.
Make sure the oil is back up to 375 before you begin deep-frying again).
To prepare the sweet and sour sauce, bring the sauce ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add the carrot, green pepper, and pineapple. Bring to a boil again and thicken with cornstarch mixture, stirring.
Check the sauce one more time and adjust seasonings, adding salt and/or vinegar if desired. Serve hot over the deep-fried pork.
Serve sweet and sour pork hot over rice.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Shish Tawook Recipe

Recipe ingredients:
500 g, 16 oz, boneless, skinless chicken, cut into strips
3 cloves garlic, crushed with a dash of salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon salt, as desired
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspon ground cardamon
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground mint

Recipe method:
Mix well chicken, garlic, parsley, pepper, cumin, oregano, cardamon, mint, salt and oil in a bowl.
Cover and put aside for 1 hour. (better leave marinated 24 hours)
Thread into skewers.
Grill on an outdoor grill, keep turning till brown and tender.
Serve with garlic puree.
If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water for 1 hour before using.
Tags: garlic, chicken, skewers, recipe, arab, recipes, cooking

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Our Labrador Retrievers are going to help Our Children with Happy Hours in Rehabilitation issues at Miami Children Hospital.

Your Lunch on always Helping Our Comunity.


Friday, August 04, 2006

Emergency at Baptist Hospital Works?

The horrible experience to be attended by Emergency at Baptist Hospital.

First I want to emphasise that why exist an Emergency Area in every hospital?

Because we urge to see a Dcotor, we can not wait for an appointment to visit him next week or next month!!!
we did not feel well, have pain, and we need to relief that pain anyway as soon as possible, nobody likes to suffer, Do you?

Except if you are a masochist, this is the right place to get such kind of pleasure from being humiliated or mistreated.

Unfortunately the people who works there it does not have that kind of sensibility and common sense to the patients who are there, waiting to be attended.

We start this miserable experience at 3:00 pm last wednesday when my wife had a pain in her chest, headache, vomits and chilling all that morning then I decided to take her to emergency because I was afraid that she have some hearth problems for the symptoms that she had manifested all that day.

After we arrived a PA took her information and wrote all the symptoms that she had at that moment, took her temperature and blood pressure then she said please be seat until we call you.

The place is crowded, we manage ourselves to get an empty seats far away from the loudly TV speakers installed everywhere. by chance one of them it was broken, Thanks to God!

The place is like a cooler, They mantain the hospital cool to kill bacterias and people too! at least you got a Cold after you leave from there, Guaranteed!!!

I had to get 2 blankets for my wife she conplains that she feels cold! Do you imagine? She went there because she was chilling....Remember!

People drinking coffee, sodas and snacks everywhere specially the patients companions while others talking by phone with relatives and describing what happenned to them while they are waiting to be attended, others outside the building are smoking or warming themself under the sunny and humid weather of Miami on summer.

Believe me sometimes was better to be outside from the hospital that in, at least you do not feel cold.

4:30 pm someone call her to what? to gave a wrist paper band with her name printed on it, nothing else. Marked with a bar code?

I think this people are more concerned in fullfill the database of the hospital with your information, social security, etc. more than in the health of the patients

6:00 pm another PA call her to take her blood for test. Aleluya! someone is taken care of her, only a blood test, no pills for pain the suffering still.

6:30 pm a PA called her to took her insurance information and sign al the forms required to be admitted in the hospital a pile of papers. My Wife asked her can you give me a pill for relief the headache that I have since this morning? she answered only my job is fill the documentation, you have to wait! She looks anger when she talk!

8:30 pm a PA call her to said we need to make a Cat Scan, cat scan...why we asked him? he answered us because you have pain in your head. he dissapeared and came back after a while to took her in. 9:30 pm a NR came and for the first time gave her an injection for the pain. then came the Doctor and checked and send her to Critical Patients Unit.

10:30 pm a NR injected her Dextrose and dissapear until I called her because I did not see the liquid is coming down to the veins. She fixed it and came back around

12:00 am and said you have to go to the restroom, we need a urine sample. we have been waiting 9 hours and now they want an urine sample? Amazing how this people work, they don't have any organization everyone manage himself in his own way, a self control that it doesn't work at least for the function that this people suppose to do in this kind of job.

3:00 am the NR came and said prepare yourself, you are going to release.

4:00 am The Doctor came and said you will be fine, you have and Enteritis ( Intestinal Infection from a virus ) only you have to drink liquids for two days then go to your primary Doctor. During this journey we saw more than 50 people between PA, NR and 2 Doctors walking, talking about their personal life, joking, watching the news about Cuba and Fidel Castro! comments about it. and a lot of people in the waiting room more than the people who are attended inside. Do you think that people like this are not able to cut a wrong leg from a poor guy like happened at Mercy Hospital? For sure They Are!

Now the question is you have to wait 13 hours to tell you that you have an Enteritis, what this people are doing to see the patients who are waiting outside. NOTHING!!!

They do not care, one of the Nurses told us, you are the only people who are able to change this, you will receive a survey by mail and you can complain about it. We encourage to people to do that because the Doctor manager change all the way how we worked in the past and now we are worst than The Jackson Memorial Hospital, only we have 2 doctors for Emergency and you the patients suffer fot it!

Next time we have to think twice before decide where is better to go to your Primary Care Center or Emergency?

The Choice is yours.