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Spicy Fried Chicken Drumettes

Ingredients: 4 Servings 12 (11/4 pounds) chicken drumettes Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 table spoon red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon onion powder  1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper  1 tablespoon dried Cilantro  ½ Cup all-purpose flour ½ cup plain breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper Vegetable oil for frying Kosher Salt for seasoning Method:  Season the chicken on all sides with salt and pepper, to taste, and put in a 1-gallon size resealable plastic bag or clear white bowl.  In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, curry powder and cayenne pepper until smooth. Pour the buttermilk mixture over the chicken and seal the bag. Refrigerate for 3 hours or cook immediately. Breading:  Mix the flour, breadcrumbs, paprika, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.  Pour in enough oil to fill the pan about 1/3 of the way in a heavy bottom saucepan. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 325 degrees F. (If you don’t …

Basil & Cashew Pasta

Basil & Cashew Pasta INGREDIENTS 3 portions of pasta or brown rice pasta 100g cashews 1 ripe avocado, peeled and roughly chopped Juice of 1 ½ lemons 25g fresh basil 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 garlic clove, peeled Pinch of sea salt METHOD Place 50g of the cashews into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds.  Toast them in a frying pan until they are golden brown.  Sprinkle on top of the pasta as garnish. Add all the rest of the ingredients, except the pasta in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add water as needed. Toss your pasta with blended ingredients and sprinkle with the toasted cashews. I did not use nutritional yeast in this recipe as it has an after taste to me.   You may notice non traditional ingredients in my recipes. Rather, I may add a mix of non plant based ingredients to give flavor.  Instead of using nutritional yeast,  I added about 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese to give an …