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chorizo sausage.

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Here is another great recipe from my friend Carrie, presents beautifully and so satisfying. Enjoy!

Chorizo and Potato Paella

1 large head garlic with excess skin rubbed off

1 can of peas

6 cups mixture of beef and chicken broth

¼ teaspoon crumbled thread saffron

½ pound Spanish or other chorizo

8 Tablespoons olive oil

1 large potato peeled and cut into ¼ inch slices

1 med onion finely chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 green pepper finely chopped

1 large tomato seeded and finely chopped

2 Tablespoons paprika preferably Spanish smoked

3 cups Arborio short grain rice

Preheat oven to 400 for gas or 450 for electric. Rub garlic with olive oil and place the whole head of garlic in oven and bake while preparing the rest. Pour broth in saucepan and stir in saffron and keep hot over lowest heat. Heat a 15 inch paella pan and add the chorizo and brown lightly and drain on paper towels. Heat oil in same pan and slowly fry potatoes turning once until brown and cooked through drain the potatoes on paper towels and remove to warm platter. Sprinkle potatoes with salt to taste. Add onion, garlic and green pepper to pan and cook slowly until softened. Stir in the chopped tomato and parsley and cook slowly for 5 minutes. Add paprika then stir in the rice coating well with pan mixture. Pour in the hot broth and peas. Bring to a boil taste for sale, and boil about 3-5 minutes to reduce the liquid just enough to arrange the chorizo and potatoes on top. Remove head of garlic from oven and place in center f pan. Arrange potatoes and chorizo attractively over rice. Bake for abut 15 minutes may need more until the rice is almost al dente. Remove to warm spot cover with foil and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

* it makes a lot so you can always cut the recipe in half

Autor: Carrie Patton

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Examples of high-protein foods are tofu, dairy...

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Basic Stir Fry Basic Stir-Fry
1 lb. EXTRA firm tofu, cubed and drained             well
1 cup thin sliced carrots
1 cup broccoli coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced thickly
1 chopped red bell pepper
½ cup chopped red onion
1 hot pepper of your choice, sliced in half
¼ cup sesame or olive oil
another ¼ cup oil
Soy Sauce to taste

Cube tofu and allow to drain for at least one hour in a colander over a bowl. Discard liquid. Heat 1st ¼ cup of oil in Wok to very hot. Add hot pepper and tofu and stir-fry until tofu is lightly browned. Remove tofu from wok and retain oil and tofu in bowl. Add second portion of oil and heat until very hot. Add onion and bell pepper and stir until browned (this will only take a short while). Add the rest of the ingredients in this order, stirring and browning as each is added: celery, carrots, and broccoli. Add the tofu, chili and oil and stir for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add soy sauce to taste.

Add for variation:

Peanuts or cashews
Asparagus
Snow peas
Artichoke hearts
Apples (a favorite)

** As a note, you may easily substitute meat for the tofu.

Author:   Mona Twocats-Romero