Fresh Herb to Dried Herb – Conversion

General Rule: you will need about 1/3 the amount of dry herbs as fresh herbs Ex. 1 Tbsp of fresh herbs = 1 tsp of dried herbs (because 1 Tbsp contains 3 tsp) See more exacts for specific herbs in the “Cooking to be Clever” website link.   Original Websites: http://www.cookingtobeclever.com/substituting-dried-herbs-for-fresh-conversion-chart/ http://www.thekitchn.com/the-correct-ratio-when-substituting-dried-herbs-for-fresh-tips-from-the-kitchn-217760?crlt.pid=camp.wk8hZgK6S43r

Steak Bites

Original Recipe: http://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/steak-bites/   Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. steak (skirt steak?) cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 c. soy sauce 1/3 c. olive oil 1/4 c. worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp dried basil 1 Tbsp dried parsley 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp minced garlic   Steps: Place all ingredients, except steak, in a large ziplock baggie….

Taco Soup

Original Recipe: http://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/taco-soup/   Ingredients: 1 lb. ground meat (turkey, beef, venison) 1 onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 small zucchini, diced 2 c. frozen corn or 15 oz. can 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained 15 oz. can of beans, undrained (black, pinto and/or kidney) 2 cups water 1 taco seasoning pack (or 3…

Cooking without garlic or onion…

How they are related: both a type of plant called allium. Why we use them: they are aromatics, adding a savory aroma + flavor to foods. Possible Substitutes: Vegetable Substitutes: • Fennel: The licorice-like taste is great with chicken and fish; caramelize the chopped bulb at the beginning of cooking and add the diced fronds at the…

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Original Recipe: http://laughingspatula.com/sheet-pan-fajitas/ Ingredients: ~1 lb. Chicken breasts 2 Green Peppers 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground pepper pinch of chili flakes 1/4 cup olive oil (use the mist canister to coat evenly) Steps: Heat the oven to 400 degrees Combine spices Spray meat…