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Appetizer Butter Puff Crackers Eat&Sip Food Quick & Easy Snack Ideas Snacks

6 Days of “Butter Puff Crackers” Snack Ideas – Day 3

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  • August 31, 2015
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Everyone tries to please their guests with delicious, finger-licking food which they’ll remember forever. Choices for party foods are great but you always want something quick and delicious for your guests that will tickle their tastebuds. Out of those many choices, Peek Freans Butter Puff  Crackers are the one’s that are light, flaky and buttery to serve your guests as appetizers and get your party started.

There are many topping options for Butter Puff and you can gain inspiration from their Peek Freans Butter Puff page for delicious treats. I was inspired by their 14 Ways to Butter Puff topping ideas and decided to make a dip for the crackers that goes so well with both Original and Veggie Crackers and makes delicious appetizers that are guaranteed party-pleasers!

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The ingredients used for this recipe are the ones that I have in my kitchen always. And I’m sure you’ll have these in yours too. If you don’t have these no worries, you can always be creative and come up with your kind-of-dip to go with these crackers. If you need some interesting ideas have a look at these Butter Puff Nachos Recipe here and Butter Puff with Penaut Butter & Jelly topping here
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With Mayo, tomato sauce, some sausages and olives you can whip up this dip in a jiffy and put together a perfect bite-sized appetizers to please a crowd and makes a great snack too.
Butter Puff Party Pleaser Dip

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Half-roll Packs  Butter Puff Veggie Crackers/Original Crackers
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • A pich, Salt
  • A pinch Black pepper
  • Sausages and Green Olives for topping
INSTRUCTIONS
  1.  In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, cream cheese, tomato sauce, salt and black pepper
  2. Mix in sliced sausages and olives. Keep a few aside for topping
  3. Serve your Dip with Butter Puff Veggie or Original Crackers
  4. Or, use the dip as a topping for your crackers.

Enjoy these bite-sized perfect appetizers at your next party or just snack on them! Tomorrow’s snack idea is going to be yummilicious and involves ice-cream.

Don’t forget to check out all the delicious #14WaysToButterPuff on Peek Freans Butter Puff Facebook Page

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Appetizer Eat&Sip Healthy Linwoods Snacks

Eat & Sip: Flax Seed Crusted Spicy Chicken Tenders & a Surprise!

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This Spicy Chicken Tenders recipe is one of those that has everything you crave for in a fried chicken tender but this one’s Healthy!

Healthy How? These days you must be hearing a lot about Super foods, some seeds that are healthy and should be used in our daily meals. Well, this recipe uses one of those Super foods, Flax seeds. I know you have more questions like what are flax seeds, where can one find it, how to use it in meals?

What are Flax seeds? Flax seeds come from a fiber crop Flax that is grown in cooler regions. They are rich in Omega-3 and are also a rich source of micro nutrients, dietary fiber, Vitamin B1 and magnesium

What are Super Foods? Super foods are nutrient rich food items that are beneficial for health. These are mostly plant based but also come from fish and dairy. So these foods are nutrient powerhouses that are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols that leave you feeling healthy inside out! So Yes, Flax seeds are super.

Where can I find it? Linwoods Pakistan has introduced these Super Foods to the Pakistani market and is available at Al-Fatah, Jalal Sons, Green Valley, The Global Store, Essajee’s in Lahore and at all leading stores in Karachi. Linwoods combines all the good-for-you foods in nutritious blends that are flavorful and are ground so that its easy to use and absorbed by the body. Since these Super foods are ground they can be used in a variety of ways and can easily become a part of your everyday-healthy-lifestyle. You can use them as a topping on salads, include in smoothies, add in soups or sandwiches, pasta and so many other ways. 
You can find more about Linwoods Super Foods on their Facebook Page here
I’m sharing with you another wonderful recipe prepared with Linwoods Flax seeds, it’s spiced perfectly, its moist from the inside and has a delicate crisp crust. It quick, easy, delicious and really really healthy

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Flax seed Crusted Spicy Chicken Tenders
by July-15-2015
Flax seed crusted Spicy tenders! Super healthy, moist from the inside, delicately crisp crust and perfectly spiced is definitely a finger-licking good

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

For Chicken Tenders

  • 2 Boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Hot Chili Sauce, I used Sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

For Flax seeds crust

  • 1 Cup Ground Flax seeds, I used Linwoods
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano, dried

For Egg Mix

  • 1-2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard paste
  • 1 Tbsp Hot chili Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika

Instructions

  1. For Chicken Tenders: In a prep bowl add chicken along with all the Chicken tender ingredients mentioned and marinate for 15 minutes
  2. Mix the Flax seeds crust ingredients together in a wide bowl and Egg mix ingredients in another bowl.
  3. Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil, Place chicken tenders in Flax seeds crust, shake away any excess from each piece and then coat it with the Egg Mix
  4. Before frying dredge the tenders once again in Flax seed crust mix and place in the pan. Fry for 5 minutes or until golden and cooked through
  5. Drain the fried chicken tenders on kitchen paper
  6. Serve hot with your choice of sauce. I served it with home-made fresh plums chutney

Notes

  1. Alternatively, you can bake these Chicken Tenders. Preheat oven at 350 degrees, once the tenders are coated place on a baking tray sprayed with cooking oil. Brush some oil on the tenders as well and bake for 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through

Surprise Surprise!!

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You’ll be getting a good variety of Super foods by Linwoods Pakistan. All you have to do is:
1. Visit and Like them on Facebook here

For more recipes and information on Super Foods visit their website here

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

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Appetizer Baking Quick & Easy Ramadan Recipes Snacks

Baked Chicken Cheese Discs & Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s of the world. We don’t express our feelings to our dads mostly, but there’s hardly anything we can do without them. Like they say ” When all else fails, call dad!”
 

This father’s day just say it to him, how much he means to you and make it extra special for him. My father is the best father in the whole world, I know everyone says that but he really really is. He has been there throughout supporting and encouraging me to whatever I ever wanted to do. He encouraged me to go for all those crazy ideas that I ever had and I’m glad I did!
Being a father to his 3 daughters, he never felt his daughter’s are less than any son. Be it education, hobbies, future planning, hardships of life or anything, he has been my support system all in all. This father’s day I not only said it to my father how much I love him, but also shared this with so many others who wanted to say the same to their fathers. All this through my Father’s day Chocolate Bouquets and Chocolate Date Truffles Fathers-Day-treats-Tickle-those-tastebuds
I just love doing this, making other happy, sharing love and bringing smiles. It brings so much joy to me, its amazing. While that’s what I did for clients, for my father I planned to make it special for him this Father’s Day. My father likes Savory Food, so it had to be the same and that’s when I came up with the idea of making Baked Chicken Cheese Discs.
If you’ve been following my blog and reading my posts, I shared a Creamy Chicken & Spinach Bake recipe here. I improvised this recipe and turned it into these delicious, crispy and cheesy discs. I’m sure you’ll love these!
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And the best thing about them is, you can fill up with your choice of filling and enjoy it as you fancy. Plus, these make a perfect Appetizer and Party Food. So, please your guests with this delicious appetizer.

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Baked Chicken Cheese Discs
by June-21-2015
Baked Chicken Cheese Discs! The easiest appetizer to wow your guests, flavorful, crispy, cheesy and delicious.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

For Baked Chicken Filling

  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp White pepper powder
  • 1 Cup Chicken, boiled and shredded
  • 1 Potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach, boiled
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Corn

For Herb Butter Spread

  • 3 Tbsp Salted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Cheese Spread
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced

Other Ingredients

  • 12 Bread Slices
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Oil for brushing

Instructions

  1. For Baked Chicken Filling: In a heavy bottom pan, melt butter over medium heat, add flour and mix until foamy. Now add milk stirring continuously using a whisk, to avoid lumps. Let boil and thicken. Remove from heat and add cream along with all the seasonings, now add chicken, potato, spinach and mix well. It will be thick in consistency
  2. For Herb Butter Spread: In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients into a smooth spread
  3. For Bread Discs: Take take two round cutters, one big and the other almost two size smaller than the big cutter. Cut each bread slice with the big cutter and to make a pair cut one of each pair with smaller cutter, making a ring.
  4. Assembling: Generously spread Herb butter on the whole disk and put the bread ring over it, press slightly.Fill the ring with the prepared baked chicken filling and sprinkle grated cheese on the top
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Lightly grease the baking tray with oil, place all the discs on the baking tray. Using a brush apply oil to the sides if the disk so its turn crisp and golden. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts and discs are golden and crisp. Serve hot!

Notes

  1. Veggie Lovers can skip chicken and add their choice of vegetables, capsicum, carrots etc.
  2. This can be made with any type of filling, make it as healthy as you want and as cheesy as you fancy
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Appetizer Chicken Wrap Pakistani Snacks wrap

Chicken Paratha Roll (Pakistani Flatbread Chicken Wrap)

Every day the same question pops up “What to make for Lunch today?” and when the same question is asked on a weekend the response has to be something that’s not the usual and really delicious.

 

What better way to spice up the weekend lunch than with a Chicken Paratha Roll (Pakistani Flatbread Wrap) stuffed with flavorful chicken, pickled veggies and spicy chutneys. The best thing about it is, that its a wholesome meal and can be prepared with leftover chicken too. Its as simple as assembling it all together (if that makes sense)

For this recipe, I’ve made the Paratha (Flatbread) myself but you can always use store bought frozen paratha in case you don’t feel like making your own and keeping it all quick and simple.
As with all wraps, you can use filling of your choice. For me it had to be this spicy chicken cubes, with chutneys and pickled onions that were wrapped in the paratha roll and gave those zesty, zingy and spicy flavors that were sure to tickle those tastebuds!
If you have any other Paratha Roll recipe or if you try this recipe please share in comments below or send us a picture or our Facebook Page (here)

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Chicken Paratha Roll (Pakistani Flatbread Chicken Wraps)
by June-08-2015
Chicken Paratha roll, spicy chicken with tongue tickling chutneys and pickled onions wrapped in a paratha, is a treat to the taste buds!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • 3 – 4 Chicken Fillets (cut into cubes)
  • 1 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 4 Tbsp oil

For Paratha Dough

  • 1 Cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • Water as required(for making the dough)

For Base Chutney

  • 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise,or as required
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce or Tomato Ketchup

For Pickled Veggies

  • 1 Onion, Medium (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Cucumber (thinly sliced and seeds removed)
  • 1 Cup vinegar (divided)

For Green Chutney

Recipe Here
 

Instructions

  1. For Chicken: Marinate the Chicken in above mentioned ingredients, except Oil for 15- 20 minutes. Then in a pan add oil and the marinated chicken and cook it on medium-low heat until chicken is tender and the water dries
  2. For Paratha Dough: Mix both flours, salt and ghee. Knead it into a dough, add water as required. Keep aside for half hour. Prepare the paratha, like a regular paratha.
  3. For Green Chutney: Follow the instructions in link above. Chutney should be thick in consistency
  4. For Base Sauce: In a small bowl mix mayonnaise and ketchup together
  5. For Pickles: In a bowl add half vinegar and onion slices. In another bowl add other half of vinegar and cucumber slices. Keep them dipped for 20 minutes at least.
  6. For Assembling: On the base of the paratha apply the prepared base sauce. In the center, place the chicken pieces horizontally, add the green chutney on the chicken pieces. Top it with pickled cucumbers and onion slices. Make a roll of the paratha and cover half of it with foil paper so that it stays intact. Serve with Green chutney or ketchup.

Notes

  1. To give the chicken smoked BBQ effect. Heat a coal on a burner. Take a piece of bread or chappati, put it in the middle of the chicken pan. Place the coal on it and drizzle a few drops of oil. Cover the pan with the lid for 10 minutes. Remove the coal. The chicken will now have smoked taste.
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Appetizer Chinese Kid Friendly Soups & Salads

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup – Restaurant Worthy!

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  • November 28, 2014
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Whenever we visit our favorite Chinese restaurant, for soup we always order Hot & Sour Chicken Soup. Its not the only soup we like but this is the family-favorite kind so it has to be this. Here I’m sharing home-made Hot& Sour Soup recipe which is definitely restaurant worthy! and will keep you warm through the winters.

Why I’m calling it restaurant worthy is because its very close to what you get at the restaurant and it tasted really really good. Although its not like the authentic Chinese Hot & Sour soup, as in this part of the world we’ve transformed the Chinese dishes according to our tastes and requirements. As the name suggests its Hot & Sour, here the ‘Hot’ comes from the chili and garlic paste and pepper whereas the ‘Sour’ comes from vinegar.
Many Hot & Sour Soup recipes include Mushrooms, bamboo shoots, Tofu etc. These ingredients may not be available in some areas or can be hard to find so with this soup you can include anything that is available i.e. your choice of meat or vegetables.
If you’re a veggie lover and don’t want chicken in your soup, you can always skip that part and follow the rest and enjoy Vegetable Hot & Sour Soup – it’s that simple 🙂 To dress up the Soup it is served with different sauces that includes: Chili Sauce, Soy Sauce and Green Chilies and vinegar

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 This recipe is very easy and I’m sure you’ll be in love with this Hot & Sour Soup!

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Hot and Sour Chicken Soup
by November-28-2014
This Hot and Sour Soup recipe is truly Restaurant Worthy!- Make it to believe it

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Chicken, boiled (cubed or julienne)
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot, diced small
  • 1/2 Cup Cabbage, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili sauce with garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tbsp Cornflour

Instructions

  1. In a pot bring chicken stock to a simmer, add chicken, soy sauce, red chili sauce with garlic, simmer for a few minutes
  2. Now add carrot,cabbage, salt, black pepper powder, white vinegar and bring to a soft boil. let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Do a taste-check here and adjust seasonings according to taste
  3. Now mix cornflour in water and add to the soup while stirring till soup has thickened and reached desired consistency
  4. Bring the soup to simmer and pour beaten egg in a thin stream in to the soup. Let stand for about 10 seconds and give it a stir. You can do this in 2-3 additions
  5. Soup is ready! Serve hot with the soup dress-up sauces
  6. Garnish with spring onions and serve with crackers, bread sticks or croutons

Soup Dress-up Sauces

  1. For Red Chili Sauce: 1 tsp red Chili powder, 1/4 cup white vinegar and a pinch of salt. Mix all these ingredients together into a sauce
  2. For Green Chili & Vinegar: 2 Green Chilies, sliced, 1/4 cup white vinegar. Add green chilies to vinegar to serve with soup

Tips

  1. For Preparing Chicken Stock: Take 2 Chicken breast pieces, add these to a pot of water along with salt, black pepper corns, garlic cloves and sliced onion. Let chicken cook, once tender remove the pieces from stock and strain the liquid. Chicken stock is ready. You can even use chicken carcass for preparing stock
  2. For a bit crunchier vegetables don’t cook them for long
  3. Consistency of the soup can be thick or runny you can adjust that by increasing or decreasing the amount of cornflour+water mixture
  4. For Vegan version of the soup: Use Vegetable broth instead of Chicken broth, Omit Chicken and egg

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