Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ground Beef with Sauteed Leaks and Parsnip Potato Puree


2 heads of leaks
Ground beef
1 tomato
Jalapeno pepper
Fresh garlic
3 potatoes
4  parsnips
Dry dill
Smart  balance butter
Olive oil

For the ground beef. Clean the leaks very well. Slice the leaks very thinly. Throw it in the pan with olive oil and minced garlic. Saute until soft. Set it aside in a dish. In the pan add the ground beef until its cooked. Add the sauteed leaks, minced jalapeno pepper (if you don't like spicy you can omit this ingredient altogether), chopped tomato. Salt to taste. Let it cook for 10 minutes.

For the puree. Peel and chop potatoes and parsnips. Cook until soft. Drain. Puree it with immersion blender. Add salt, and dill to taste, and 1 tablespoon of non- dairy smart balance butter.

And you are done, enjoy!

Rosemary Lovers 
Tilapia in Parchment Paper


Fresh rosemary
4 pieces of tilapia
Lemon juice
Minced garlic
Olive oil
Parchment paper

Lay fish in a large piece of parchment paper (you can youtube how to wrap the fish in parchment paper) Drizzle olive oil, lemon juice then sprinkle the rosemary leaves, the minced garlic and the salt and pepper to taste. Close the parchment paper folding all edges. This will keep the flavor and smell extremely delicious when your customer opens the parchment paper. Put in oven for 30 minutes on 350. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Olive and Raisin Chicken with Onions and Mushrooms


4 Pieces of chicken with or without bones
Green or black olives (pitted)
Sliced mushrooms
1 Onion
Olive Oil
Any type of sweet wine

In a frying pan saute one sliced onion. When it's browned add the sliced mushrooms. When mushrooms are tender add olives and raisins. Add salt to taste. Set aside in a bowl. In same pan drizzle a little olive oil turn up the flame to high when oil is hot place chicken skin down till browned, than turn over. Add the vegetables. Add some wine about 3/4 cup. Turn heat to low and let cook for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baked Tilapia with Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Pasta


4 pieces of tilapia
olive oil
fresh white mushrooms
sun-dried tomatoes in oil
fresh garlic
tomato paste

1. Put pasta up (any type you want)

2. Drizzle olive oil in a pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper on tilapia. Place fish in the pan 2 minutes on each side, then place covered in the oven 400 for 5 minutes.

3. In a pan drizzle some oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. Mince 2 cloves of garlic. Put in pan, saute the mushrooms, a half cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste.. Salt and pepper to taste. When pasta is cooked, drain and mix it with the cooked mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Breaded Turkey Balls


Tomato sauce
Red Pepper
Minced Garlic
2 Tomatoes
Ground Pepper
Ground Turkey
2 eggs 
Bread crumbs/corn flake crumbs
Matza Meal

Make pasta (always salt pasta water).

Breaded Turkey Balls
In a bowl put ground turkey, salt, pepper, one egg and 2 tablespoons of Matza Meal. Mix. Then form them into balls. In a frying pan drizzle a little olive oil, brown the turkey balls. While its cooling off. Make the sauce.

In pan brown some garlic, than add sliced mushrooms, sliced red pepper, and diced tomatoes, cook until tender. Add a can of tomato sauce to the pan, salt and pepper to taste. Mix with pasta. 

Egg the turkey balls and coat with bread crumbs put it in a pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.

TADA! Delish :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Steak Stir Fry


Minute steak/pepper steak
Snow peas
Soy sauce
Brown sugar
Sesame Oil
Fresh Garlic
Sesame seeds
Onion Powder

Thinly slice minute steak  if you're using pepper steak its usually sliced already. Put in a hot pan with olive oil and mince garlic when meat is just browned (1-2 minutes) set it aside. Cut the celery and carrots matchstick style. In a pan add some olive oil when pan is hot add all the vegetables. Let it cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the meat. Let it cook for another 5 minutes. While it's cooking...in a small bowl add half cup of soy sauce, 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, and a shake shake of onion powder. Add it into the pan and turn off. When you serve it you can sprinkle some sesame seeds for garnish.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Chicken

Grilled Chicken Wrap with Grilled Vegetables
Chicken breast cutlets
2 tomatoes
2 carrots
1 onion
I used a whole wheat wrap (you can use any other wrap)
Take the chicken breast and marinate with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Let marinate for 30 minutes.  Grill the chicken on the grill pan and set aside. Drizzle a little olive oil on the grill pan and grill all the vegetables separately. Spread mayo on wrap (or any other sauce you like) slice a chicken breast, and put the vegetables on top. Wrap it, Cut it, Enjoy it! :)