Spiced Up Classic Baked Chicken

Hmmmm….. just reading the title makes me hungryyyy.

This is absolutely delicious and all you will be needing are the following:

  • Whole Chicken
  •  Spices
    • Turmeric
    • Cayenne Pepper
    • Spanish Paprika
    • Salt
  • Butter or Olive oil (or both)

Now the magic begins.

STEP 1: Cleaning

We will start everything by cleaning our chicken. Place your chicken under running tap water (preferably in a plate or bowl so that it would be easier) for about 1 minute while rubbing it. Drain the water and start rubbing the chicken all over with some rock salt (This will help to clean it even more and remove the remaining dirt). After rubbing your chicken with salt, rinse it with warm water. You could try to drip down the remaining water that is staying on the chicken

Yay. Now we have a clean chicken.

STEP 2: Spicing things up

3…. 2…. 1…. Spice! Spice! SPICE!!!!

Get the bowl or container you will be cooking your chicken and place the chicken inside.

Now, get all you spices and sprinkle it, according to your taste, on top. I put more of the turmeric and Cayenne Pepper (because I love spicyy). Now once you have put your desired amount of spices on top, flip the chicken and put your spices here as well. All you have to do next is rub it everywhere. You could also add your own spices. Like, rosemary or other herbs.

STEP 3: Last Ingredients

Yay!!!!

On both side of the chicken drizzle on some Olive or you could just the chicken with butter. I also put butter inside the chicken but that’s optional.

STEP 4: Cooking

Turn on the heat of your stove (or even a broiler), poke your chicken all around with a fork and start baking the chicken. Every now and then check on your chicken to see if its skin is getting brown and crunchy. When this happens, flip the chicken and continue to cook.

STEP 5: ENJOY

Time to eattt.

When you take your chicken out, you could cut it up or poke it to see if blood will come out, if not you are ready to eat! Enjoy!!

Homemade Bolognese

To make this you will be needing to gather:

  • 1 Pack Pasta (brand was: Linguini but any pasta will do)
  • 1/2 kilo Ground Beef
  • A few teaspoons of brown sugar
  • Himalayan Salt (but, you know, if you don’t have this, any salt will do 😀 )
  • 6 Onions (Add how much you would want in your sauce)
  • 2 Garlics  (Add more if you want)
  • 1 Canned Tomato
  • 7 Real Tomato (not canned)
  • 1 Adult Carrot
  • Worchester Sauce
  • Fish Sauce

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Now, onto the action!:

First things first:

Cook 5 strands of bacon and cut into small squares

Ground Beef

Peel then saute 3 whole chopped onions into a pan. When the onion is light brown, add the ground beef, sprinkle with salt, put two teaspoons of fish sauce and then add 5 pieces of Laurel leaf. Mix the bacon with the ground beef. When you are finished, set aside.

Next, gather all the ingredients and start by boiling a pot of water. If you want your water to boil at a quicker pace (I don’t know who wouldn’t), I suggest covering the pot with the cover.

Second step:

Peel the garlic and onion. Then, chop the garlic and onions into small pieces (unless you like eating your onion and garlic whole, some people do 🙂 ). If you have a chopper use it. Also, try keeping a small trash bag beside while you cut so that it will be much simpler to clean up. Thanks to my two sisters who helped in peeling the garlic. Set aside

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Very usefull.

Third step:

Wait, I have a recommendation! If your pot or whatever you are boiling in is really small then, if you are using the straight long pasta then break it in half.

If your water is boiling, then place the pasta in and time it. You might know this but for different pastas there are different minutes each should be timed. So, once you unwrap your pasta, don’t throw your pasta wrapper too soon to check how many minutes to cook. I timed my pasta for 8 minutes (my brand was Linguini). Don’t forget to put in 3 drops of olive oil and sprinkles of salt in the boiling water with the pasta.

While waiting for your water to boil, clean up your surroundings.

Fourth step:

Wash your tomatoes and carrot and dice it. Set aside.

In a separate pan, start sauteing your onions. Can you smell the onions? Smells so gooood. Once your onions are cooked, add in a teaspoon of sugar. This will caramelize your onion!

Next, mix in all your chopped garlic with the onions, when these are slightly brown, mix in all your tomatoes. You will need to stir every now and then. Once your tomato is cooked and soft, add you super chopped carrotts. The smaller the carrot is, the easier it takes to cook it.

Sixth step:

Tomato Sauce

When your onion, garlic, tomato and carrots are cooked, add in your canned tomato, evenly spread two teaspoons of fish sauce, 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of worschester sauce. When this is done cooking, add a sprinkle of fresh parsley on top, spanish paprika and cayenne pepper.

Seventh step:

Prepare the bowl:

  1. Twist a portion of the pasta and place in a bowl (to remain warm longer)
  2. Top of your twisted pasta with the tomato sauce.
  3. Put your ground beef on top of your tomato sauce
  4. Sprinkle with Olive oil, Cayenne Pepper, Spanish Paprika
  5. Put basil on top of everything
  6. Enjoy.

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Hope you find this delicious!

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H

Can you choose a diet by blood type? Maybe.

Although rumor spreads that according to what blood type you have a different type of diet, I’m still thinking which side I support.

Let’s get to the real stuff.

So, we all (should) know that there are different blood types (right?) but can there be a certain type of food which helps those different blood types in different and unique ways? I don’t know. But, it’s time to find out!

*Checks bookshelf* Unfortunately, I do not have any books which explain about the relations between blood and food. Maybe you do? Have you ever heard about the book Eat Right for Your Blood Type? It might be your first encounter with the book (it’s okay you’re not alone, haven’t heard of it till now either -__^) but you should know that this book was written by Dr. D’Adamo, a naturopathic doctor, who believes that our diet is determined by which blood type we are.

Intriguing, right? If this is true we might as well find out right now which diet should which blood type get:


Type O:

A.K.A The Hunters

Which diet?: High protein diet

Such as meat, fish, poultry, certain fruits, and veggies

What to avoid: Dairy, grains, and legumes

Somewhat close to the paleo diet

Type A:

A.K.A The Veggie-tarian | The Agrarian | The Cultivator

Which diet?: Veggies! Lotsa greens and rich in plants

Stuff like tofu and beans and other vegetables

What to avoid: Red Meat

Resembles a vegetarian diet

Type B:

A.K.A. Balanced Omnivore | The Nomad

Which diet?: Veggies, plants and most meats (except chicken and pork) and a bit of diary

What to avoid: Wheat, Corn, lentils, tomatoes, chicken, pork….. others

Type AB:

A.K.A The Enigma | Mixed diet in moderation

Which diet?: Eats foods like type A and B

Food such as: seafood, tofu, dairy, beans, and grains

What to avoid: Corn, beef, and chicken


 

Those were a few examples of the food diets that you should intake according to which blood type you are but there have been no hard scientific studies, yet. There are countless people really trying their hardest stick to this diet, do you believe this? The funny thing is I’m eating the food that matches with my blood type but unknowingly. Maybe it is true. Maybe the reason why this works is that different foods have different vitamins in them that help supports the different blood types.

I’m type O and I do kind of stick to this diet unaware by eating the foods like fish and chicken but sorry I just can’t stay away from ice cream.

Comment down below whether you believe in this or not and why.

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H

 

 

 

 

 

How to make Vanilla Extract

Today I shall teach you how to make Vanilla Extract.

It’s a short then long process…

What you will be needing:

  • Vanilla Beans
  • Vodka
  • Jar
  • knife

Tip:

Depending on how big your jar is you will need different amounts of vanilla bean. For example, as for me, I only used this small, pretty, see – through jar which I only used one vanilla. If you are to use a big mason jar then you will probably be needing to use like 4 – 5 beans. Also, it depends on how strong you want your extract to be… explore!

What to do:

Step 1:

Once you are finished setting up everything on your table, get your vanilla beans and cut it open. You will notice small dots inside, you have to scrape these out, all you will be needing is the stick. Remember, scrape all the beans out. Set aside.

Step 2:

Fill your jar up with vodka. Simple, right? ~__^ You should leave a gap near the top because if you place you vanilla bean inside it might overflow….

Step 3:

Place your vanilla beans inside (hopefully not overflown) and let it rest for about 3 weeks to really let it set. But, the more vanilla beans inside the faster it takes to make the taste set.

Enjoy!!!

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H

L.O.A.S.H’s Guide to (nearly) Everything: How to Google Keep

What is Google Keep? 

You may wonder what this Google Keep is but today you shall find out. It’s an app and site that enables you to store anything from notes, lists, audio, videos, and videos. And, that’s not all, with google keep you have the choice to collaborate with other people! It’s simply a note – taking the device which was programmed and developed by google to help you to remember and share anything that you need to. Your google keep is connected with your email which means it’s in the cloud which helps you to access it anywhere.

What can you do on Google Keep?

Just as I’ve mentioned above, you can keep all your notes, lists, links and other things that you’ve just so happened to remember one day that you won’t want to forget. Also, what makes this different from other simple notes or a piece of paper, is that you can make you remember what you want when you want. You can set a date and time to what suits you most. So, if you want to remember something, it doesn’t just stay in your bag just to make you forget again!

You can also collaborate with others if you want to share what you know!

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What devices is it compatible with?

Honestly, most devices are compatible with this. The devices that I’ve come across that allow the download is: Sony, Apple, Mac, Windows and much more. But, with a different device comes a different action. An example, when you use google keep with your phone, it allows you to access the notes that you’ve saved and the notes that have been collaborated with you the last time you were connected to the internet. On the other hand, if you download Notes of Google Keep on your computer, it does not allow you to access your notes without internet. So, personally, I enjoy using the phone version rather when it’s on my computer.

What other features does it have?

Other features? Hmmmm….

Oh ya! You can personalize you google keep to what color for each note that pleases you and the way you want you it to be formatted. Also, for each note that you make there will be small icons at the bottom for you to change.

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Let’s learn more about these icons…..

The first button, the hand with the finger that looks like it just turned Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.22.46.png, is the remind Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.23.46.pngme button. Once you click on this, a drop down box will fall exposing a few choice. You can set the date that you want it to remind you of something as long as the place! I found this feature to be extra helpful as I tend to have a lot of tasks to do and this helps me to fit them all together neatly while finishing multiple things!

 

The second button, the addition sign on top of a person’s shoulder Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.28.13.png, is the collaborator. The COLLABORATOR. Sounds serious, right? Hahaha. Anyways, once you click on this, you just have to enter the email of the person you would like to share the piece of information and *KABOOM* it will instantly share it with the other person. This can be classified as one of my favorite icons as it’s proven itself to be of great helpfulness. It has reached the maximum helpfulness bar. With our projects that we have to do, like writing a program together or finishing an essay, any two or more collaborators can help each other and edit and teach through this. And, as a student, I found this to be extremely helpful when needing to share information or even contact somebody a secret morse code message (like a spy).

The next icon, simply a pallet Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.35.08.png, is simply used to change the colour of your note. And, if you take a quick glance at the second screen shot, you will notice that the colour is teal. You will have a range of colours (Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.07.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.13.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.21.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.28.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.42.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.01.png) to make your dashboard to your liking! Usually, when I first open my Google Keep, I get more happy vibes when I bombard my dashboard and notes with colour. Try it some time!

After the “change colour” icon comes a small coloured box with a down arrow at the centre Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.42.28.png. This is the archive. It’s used mainly to hide the notes that you don’t want to see for awhile or you could also use the archive to lessen the notes on your dashboard. I use this icon when I’ve finished an assignment that has been given to me. This is very useful if you want to keep you dashboard neat.

Finally, the last icon! Well, it’s the three dot thingy Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.47.29.png. I’m pretty sure this means more or other options (I think). Anyways, this helps to customise your notes more by giving you the option to add checkboxes and plenty more! You might encounter this so just to warn you, there was a time I accidentally hit my mouse and it hit archive and I didn’t know where my note went. And, you know me, I write super important highly classified information that can’t go missing- Just kidding. But, that’s what happened my study note just vanished and I didn’t know google keep so well so I only found the note like a few days after. So before you freak out that your note goes somewhere try checking your archive, first!

The rest is for you to explore! I hope you have fun in this new found app. This has really helped me in putting my time together and having fun at the same time. I just hope that you enjoy the other features you will soon find out by looking around yourself. So have fun!!!

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H

Seafood Pasta: Shrimp and Clam

It was an experiment…

A very delicious one.

Time to make seafood pasta! I love seafood. Ready?

First, grab your equipment…

You will be needing:

  • Pasta (your choice, really)
  • Baby Shrimps
  • Clams (if you want a sweeter flavor, smaller Clams work)
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Spanish Paprika
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic (LOTSA GARLIC) | around 6 to 7 whole garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Soya Oil

 

You should also gather:

  • Pans and pots
  • Spatula for pasta
  • More spatulas (not too much, tho)

 

Once you have your stuff all laid out, we may begin.

LEGOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Awesome instructions:

Step 1:

Put on your chef hat and start placing two pots in which you will use to boil your shrimp and clams. Yes, I know I didn’t put how much shrimps or clams. Well, that’s your decision. I can’t decide everything for you guys. Depending if you want your pasta to be more on the seafood side, you should add more of this seafood. I’ll say I might have put too little seafood on mine.

Remember: This seafood will only need one boil, after that, drain the water and set aside

Hint: To be quicker in your cooking, you will want to multitask…. you probably know this….but just a reminder/hint which I found very, very useful

Step 2:

While you wait for you clams and your shrimps to one boil, start peeling and chopping up that garlic. I’m a slow peeler, bear with me. If you have the machine chopper with you guys then that would make everything much simple. I had a machine chopper but it was brown out so….. useless machine. Anyways, the way your want your garlic is your choice as well. Here are the types of ways you can get the different textures of garlic:

Cook garlic with:

  • Soya Oil === Crispy Crispy Crispy garlic
  • Butter === Crispy with a tad of a different kind of taste
  • Olive Oil === cooked but no crisp (normally use for pasta)

 

Step 3:

Boil your pasta. You will find how many minutes you will be needing to boil on the cover. Once you are done boiling, drain then set aside in a bowl with a bit of olive oil on top.

 

Step 4:

Once you’ve finished frying you garlic, check if your clams and shrimp are finished. Remember, one boil, so this means as soon as it starts to boil, drain and set aside. You will notice that the clams have opened, this means it is done cooking. Do not force open a clam. Separate the small meat of the clam from the shell and place it in a bowl.

Check to see if your shrimps are done, you will notice that the shrimp has gone all orange this means it is ready to be served.

Try to dry both seafoods for awhile.

Throw away the water that you’ve used to boil the seafood.

Step 4:

Once your garlic is the way you want it to be, mix both seafood into the same pan and mix. Just warm it all together for a few seconds.

Step 5:

Put the seafood and mixed in garlic in a small bowl while pouring in 5 tablespoons of olive oil.

Step 6:

Set table and serve. Sprinkle all the types of spices and salt onto the pasta with the seafood mix.

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Enjoy!!!

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H

 

Italian Pasta: Aglio Olio

Get ready for the best pasta you’ve ever tasted…

What you’ll need (for this awesome recipe):

  • Pasta
    • Better if the pasta is thin and long but I think any would work
  • Garlic
    • 6 whole bulbs
  • Spices
    • Spanish Paprika
    • Cayenne Pepper
    • Oregano
    • Salt
  • Olive oil & Soya oil

Directions(!!!):

  1. Start boiling the water in a pot
  2. While the water is boiling, chop, chop, chop, your garlic!!!
  3. Once your water starts boiling, put in your pasta in the water with two teaspoons of Olive oil and a pinch of salt, then mix
    1. Just extra info, it will say on your pasta package how many minutes you will be needing to boil it…. it really depends on the brand…. mine was 6 minutes
    2. Don’t worry too much if the pasta is sticking out, it will soon loosen up and fit in your pan….. but, once the pasta starts to loosen up, make sure that the pasta gets equally cooked so that one side wouldn’t be uncooked
    3. In another pan, start frying the garlic
      1. If you want your garlic to be brown and CRUNCHY, fry your garlic with Soya oil
      2.  If you want to cook your garlic but not crunchy (I don’t know who would ^__^) then cook your garlic with olive oil
    4. Once your pasta is done, drain the water
    5. Once your garlic is, put it in a fancy container (or, it won’t taste good……jk)
    6. Serve your pasta with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of each of the spices (Spanish Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Oregano and salt)
    7. Last and the most important part: ENJOY!

Hope you made a successful Aglio Olio. If you want it to taste even better you could add some cheese!

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H