Joshua Spann

Recipies

The following are all of my completely original recipies, made from a mixture of family recipies as well as experimentation over the years. I admit I’m not the greatest at keeping track of how much I truly use, I just can tell by looking and tasting when it has too much or too little. The main reason why these recipies are out here is that there were not enough that I could find online. I wanted mushroom and dandelion recipies and all I got was soup. I got fed up with searching and started messing around. Somewhere along the line I got it!

Plus, it’s really easy to lose track of recipies scratched down on pieces of paper. Family recipies are noted in brackets next to the title, everything else is all-original. Hopefully you can try these recipies out and enjoy them!


General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s

A good dish for when you hit a rut in deciding what to eat! It provides a full meal for 4 people.

Ingredients

Instructions

Vegetables

  1. Chop up the carrot into small bits
  2. Dice up the green onion
  3. Cut the 1/4 onion into fingernail-sized pieces
  4. Boil the vegetables in 2-3 cups of water until the water evaporates
  5. While boiling, snap the peas and peppers into bits and add them
  6. Add the General Tso’s sauce
  7. Mix the soy, hoisin, and worstechire sauces with rice vinegar and the vegetables

Chicken

  1. Cut the chicken into 1in bites
  2. Mix the corn starch and flour in a small soup bowl
  3. Cover the chicken bites with the flour and corn starch, mix a few shakes of salt and pepper
  4. Put the chicken into a pan of oil and fry it until golden brown

Meal

  1. Pour out any excess oil and add the vegetable sauce
  2. Stir the chicken in the sauce and add sesame seeds if you desire
  3. Boil some rice and once boiled, add a small knifing of butter and salt
  4. Pour the General Tso’s on the rice and enjoy

Philly Steak Sandwiches

Philly Sandwiches

A simple dish that can be quickly put together and cooked on a grill! It provides enough for about 4 decent-sized sandwiches.

Ingredients

Instructions

Vegetables

  1. Pour about 2-3 tablespoons olive oil on a warming up grill
  2. Cut up the onion and pepper into slivers and put them on the grill
  3. Mix some salt and freshly ground pepper
  4. After a while, add the Italian seasoning or the mixed pepper seasioning if you wish
  5. Mix around a bit until they start to wilt a bit, then ensure there’s room for the meat and even the bread

Steaks

  1. Take your shaved steak and tear it into pieces
  2. Pour a bit of olive oil onto the grill then put on your steak
  3. Mix the steak around, seasoning with salt and pepper as you go
  4. Once the meat is almost cooked, with little pink, you may opt to put the bread on the grill. If not, cook in an oven
  5. Mix together the meat and the vegetables when there is no more pink meat

Sandwiches

  1. Put the mixed meat and vegetables on your bread
  2. Add sharp cheddar cheese
  3. Add parmesan cheese
  4. Get a Coke, some cheese wedges, and BBQ chips
  5. Enjoy!

Chicken Linguini

Chicken Linguini

A red Italian dish that goes great with some na’an, Carmello, and a glass of red wine. This dish provides about 3-4 servings, depending on how much you eat.

Ingredients

Instructions

Sauce

  1. Dump the can of diced tomatoes into a pan
  2. Dice and add the 1/2 an onion in little pieces
  3. Add the 3 spoons of minced garlic
  4. Put on a fairly decent amount of Italian seasoning and mix it together
  5. Add the oil, butter, corn starch, and the tomato paste
  6. Add a sprinkle of the red pepper and a couple squirts of lemon juice
  7. Add water and corn starch as needed to get the desired consistency

Chicken & Mushrooms

  1. Cut up the chicken breasts into small pieces
  2. Put a small bit of butter or olive oil in a pan
  3. Season the oil/butter with mixed Italian seasoning
  4. Put the chicken on and season with mixed Italian herbs as you cook
  5. Add some corn startch if you desire to have a crispier chicken
  6. Once the chicken is pretty much cooked through, add mushrooms
  7. Once the mushrooms get soft, add the sauce you made earlier
  8. Boil the desired amount of linguini in water
  9. Once the noodles are in, take the na’an bread and warm it up in the oven
  10. Serve up and enjoy!

CBQ (Currified-BBQ) Steak

Curry Steak

A mildly spicy summer dish that goes well with some na’an and some hot weather. This serves as many people as there are steaks!

Ingredients

Instructions

Steaks

  1. Put salt and pepper on the steaks (there should be twice the salt to the pepper, get an open and even coating)
  2. Put on a small amount of cayenne pepper, then dust it with paprika
  3. Put the curry, cumin, turmeric, and a bit of Garam Masla on (2 parts curry to 1 part cumin and Garam Masla, a pinch of turmeric)
  4. Add a small bit of cinnamon sugar (2 piches)
  5. Put on an even amount of parsley, cilantro, and oregano (there should be a decent amount)
  6. Add a heavier coating of curry and garam masla with a few drops of BBQ sauce or steak sauce if you want (you may also use Montreal steak seasoning)
  7. Repeat the above on the other side to make sure that the steaks are covered on both sides

The Meal

  1. BBQ the steaks, making sure to flip them every so often on low heat
  2. Bake the potatoes, either on the grill or in a microwave
  3. Cook the brussel sprouts as well, and have them lathered in butter
  4. You may want to add a bit of seasoning or sauce as the steaks cook, but that’s up to you
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Chicken Noodle Mushrooms

Chicken Noodle Mushrooms

A nice, lightweight dish that isn’t too heavy but just heavy enough. This recipie creates about 3-4 servings depending on how hungry folks are.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chop the mushrooms into thumb-sized bites
  2. Chop up the onion and green onions into small slivers and rings
  3. Melt the 1/2 stick of butter in a pan on low heat, there should be a bit of coverage on the bottom
  4. Add the mushrooms with the onions and garlic, put the lid on, and let them sautee (If it is ever too dry, add water as needed by 1/2 cup at a time)
  5. Dice up the chicken breasts into little pieces and fry them in a second pan
  6. Once the chicken is ready, add salt and a little pepper to the mix with the chicken
  7. Add the oregano and cilantro and make sure that everything is mixed
  8. Boil the egg noodles for about 8-10 minutes and serve the mushrooms on top when ready!