Roasted Chicken Salad


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Italian Sausages with Peppers and Onions, simple and delicious

Posted on October 15, 2013 by CircleMe

Who doesn’t like simple and tasty? There can be no more simple meal than putting together sausages, peppers, and onions. For this dish we can use theItalian sausages.

To prepare, gather together 6 links of sweet Italian sausages, 2 tablespoons ofbutter, 1 yellow onion, sliced ½ red onion sliced, 4 cloves of garlic, chopped finely, 1 large red bell pepper, sliced, 1 green bell pepper sliced, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, and ¼ cup white wine.

Then put sausages in a large saucepan over a medium flame and brown them on all sides. Remove from the saucepan and slice. Melt the butter in the pan and add the yellow and red onions, as well as garlic and cook for about 2 or 3 minutes. Add in the red and green bell peppers and season with basil, oregano, and white wine.

Continue to cook until the onions and peppers are tender. Add the sausages and vegetables to the pan and lower the heat and cook for about 15 minutes.

The meal of Italian Sausages may be served with rustic bread and a glass of white wine.



Strut Records to release Dance Mania Records in 2014

Posted on October 14, 2013 by CircleMe

Strut Records is set to release a new album early in 2014. The album, entitledHardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997, will do just that, feature tracks from the 11 year period in the label’s history and will hit stands in January.

This is the latest news out of the long-sleeping Chicago label which is also set top re-launch some of its own issues. Artists such as DJ Funk and DJ Deeonwere some of the major names that emerged from out of the Chicago ghetto house sound back in the 1990s.

The album will also feature some tracks from Hardcore Traxx’s foundation years in the late 1980s and will also feature a few tunes from TyreeRhtythm to Rhythm and Hercules.

Tracks on the album include Hercules – 7 Ways, Victor Romeo feat. Leatrice Brown – Love Will Find A Way, The House Master Boyz And The Rude Boy Of House – House Nation, Duane & Co – J.B. TraxxVincent Floyd – I Dream YouDa Posse feat. Martell – Searchin’ HardClub Style – Crazy Wild,Jammin’ The House Gerald – Black Women (Club), and Tyree – Nuthin’ Wrong.



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Brendon Moeller prepares to release new LP

Posted on October 14, 2013 by CircleMe

The Frequency Of LoveNext ExitGuilty Pleasures, these are just some of the tunes you’ll be able to hear on Brendon Moeller’s new LP entitled Storming Heaven set to hit the shops in November. Moeller is perhaps more popularly known as Echologist.

According to news on electronic news website, Resident Advisor, the album “reflects ideas from composers that inspire the musician. Moeller, it added “has attempted to personalize and interpret these influences, creating something that is idiosyncratic and nostalgic.”

The last full length album that Echologist released was Subterranean, back in 2011. He has also released other works under his own name Brendon Moeller, an LP entitled Works, in 2012 on the Electric Deluxe label.

Subterranean was released on Moeller’s Steadfast label however Storming Heaven will be released on the Prologue label. Prologue is also responsible forMechanics of Joy an Echologist EP released this year.

Other tracks on the album include Tricks OfThe ShadeStorming Heaven,Even If And Especially WhenDeep Fried, LostDown The Rabbit Hole, andStepping Out.



Roasted Chicken Salad

Posted on October 14, 2013 by CircleMe

Another one of those chicken dishes that is light and easy to prepare is theRoasted Chicken Salad. Of course you add any meat to a salad and it jazzes it up.

To make the roasted chicken salad you will need 7 1/2 pounds boneless, skinlesschicken breasts, salt and pepper, 2 pinches cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoonlavender, 1 lemon, juiced, 3 cloves garlic, minced , 2/3 cup sliced roasted almonds, 1 finely chopped large onion, 1/2 bunch celery, chopped, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves, 2 tablespoons chives, and 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves.

For the dressing, use 1 cup mayonnaise, 3/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons honeysalt and pepper.

To prepare, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. After cleaning the chicken season with salt, pepper, cayenne, lavender, lemon, and garlic.

Bake in the oven until golden brown for about 20 minutes and then allow it to cool. After the chicken has cooled chop it into small pieces and add the roasted almonds, onions, celery, herbs, and dressing. Mix all the ingredients in the dressing and add it to the chicken.


Chicken parmesan

Cheese, especially parmesan cheese (read here other news) adds a little touch of flavor to just about every meal. It spices up chicken, beef, or pork.

To make chicken parmesan, you need 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, salt, black pepper, 2 eggs, 4 cups bread crumbs, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Put chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to pieces ½ inch thick; season with salt and pepper. Next beat eggs and set aside. Then mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in a separate bowl and set aside. Sift flour and sprinkle over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides. Dip in beaten eggs and transfer to breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides.

Repeat for each breast and set aside for about 15 minutes. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over a medium flame and cook chicken until golden for about 2 minutes on either side.

Place chicken in a baking dish and top with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Then layer each breast with mozzarella, basil, and provolone. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.


Greek-style Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken is always a favourite for a simple yet stylish dish to serve when entertaining.

There are many different ways the roast chicken can be prepared but it can be given a twist by adding Greek Yogurt to the marinade. The yogurt helps the chicken retain its moisture while in the oven.

This recipe calls for 4 chicken breasts with the skin still on, salt, ground black pepper, to taste, 1 cup plain Greek non-fat yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, ¼ cup orange juice, 2 cloves garlic, and 3 tablespoons olive oil.

After seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, place them in a gallon sized re-sealable bag. Mix together the yogurt, cumin, smoked paprika, orange juice and garlic and pour into the bag with the chicken. Marinate chicken for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Over a medium flame, heat olive oil. Add chicken with the skin side down and cook for 2 minutes until chicken is golden brown. Place pan in oven and roast for 25-30 minutes until cooked.