Sunday, May 29, 2011

BF'nB Recipe

Cook and prep time: 
Approx 15 min.

You will need:
Can of black Beans
Uncle Bens 90 second Brown rice
Sour cream
Cheddar cheese
Deli turkey
1/2 Onion
olive oil

1. Set oven to Broil

2. Mince turkey. Then chop spinach, avocado and onion.

3. Put beans in sauce pan, put turkey in sauce pan with olive oil, put onion in sauce pan with olive oil

4. When everything is warm and onions are almost done put rice in microwave for 90sec.

5. Add rice to beans and mix

6.Get cookie sheet and place, tin foil on it. Then tortilla on top of tinfoil

7. Put bean rice mix on tortilla, then onion, then optional meat.

8. Top with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and then yummy cheese.

9. Put in Broiler for 1-3 minutes until cheese is melted goodness.

10. top with salsa and sour cream. 

11. EAT IT!!!

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread

1 1/4
cups sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
cup buttermilk
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
cup chopped nuts, if desired

  1. Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.
  2. Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans.
  3. Bake 8-inch loaves about 1 hour, 9-inch loaf about 1 1/4 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lemon and Parsley Recipe

Lemon Parsley Tilapia Dinner
Tilapia Hot Side Salad and Sweet Potato Mashed

En Papillote, cooking fish in parchment or foil

Cook and prep time: 
Approx 45 min.

You will need:
Fresh garlic mince
Olive oil
Fresh mince parsley
Lemon wedges
course sea salt
NOTE: if you don't have fresh materials, use dried garlic, table salt, dried parsley and lemon it will still be yummy.

1. Set oven to 375 degrees F

2. Make a little boat with foil to hold in oil, juices and fish from leaking.

3. Rub fish with salt

4. Lay salted fish in the foil boat

5. Pour oil over them, don't be shy!

6. Put garlic on the top and the underside of  fish

7. Spread parsley over top

8. Squeeze lemon juice from wedges, and then leave the wedges on top.(if you want to add a little zest here that would be good too.)

9. Wrap them up with the foil boat, put in glass casserole dish or on cookie sheet and bake for about 30 min or until flakey fabulousness! 

Hot Side Salad

En a Pan, lol cooking in a pan

Cook and Prep time
Approx:10 min, lettuce 1-2 at end

You will need
Fresh carrots
French green bean
half head of lettuce
olive oil
large pan

Clean your carrots and Julienne them for the looks and quicker cooking. If you want you can just coin them thinly. Clean and cut your asparagus, leave long. Clean and slice your lettuce leaving long thin strips of lettuce.

1. Mince fresh garlic.

2. Add oil to med hot pan.

3. Add garlic, carrots, asparagus, and other veg you may want to add like sweet onion or peppers.

NOTE: Add veggies that take longest to cook first.

4. When you veggies are almost all the way cooked to your liking add the lettuce. 

5. When lettuce is "wilted" splash salt in to taste and bada bing HOT SIDE SALAD

Sweet Potato Mashed

Cook and Prep time
Approx: 15 min

You will need

Sweet potato
Pot of boiling water
potato peeler

1. peel potato

2. cut potato in equal sized chunks

3. boil potato

4. strain the water

5. mash potato

6. season with what you like: salt, butter, pepper, moon rocks? lol

7. enjoy

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Boring Ol' Pasta!

This can be a vegetarian style dinner or you can add a little chicken. It is a light but olive oil based dish, so you still feel you are getting a full meal :) The veggies make it have a little sweet tone but the dash of salt and the herbs give it a very nice offset so it keeps its pasta feel!

TIME: 20 minutes

Pot to boil noodles
Large Non Stick Pan to cook veggies and chicken in

1 pound of pasta of your choice ( I prefer to use loose pasta like elbows, bows etc so it allows everything to be free when plated)
1 Chicken Breast
2-3 Tomatoes
1/2 Onion
Handful of Asparagus
Garlic (fresh or dried)
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil

Get your pans on the stove warming and get some water boiling for the pasta (add salt and oil) before you begin cutting etc....

1. Cut chicken breast into really small pieces

2. Cut all veggies

3. Once all veggies and chicken is prepped, add pasta to water

NOTE: Now the time begins, you want all your food to finish at the same time and this is your starting point. The pasta in this dish, will take the longest.

4. Put olive oil on the pan and add fresh asparagus with a pinch of salt and a dash of garlic.

NOTE: If you wish to add fresh garlic it should be minced already and added with the asparagus.

5. Cook asparagus for a couple minutes, cover to prevent splatter.

6. Add chopped onions and chicken

7. Splash seasonings to flavor..... You may need to add more oil, try to keep your pan "wet" and add tomatoes.

NOTE: If it smells good, then it probably is good! But remember, you can't unseason a dish!

8. Check pasta for al dente.

9. Strain pasta, add to your pan of asparagus, onion, chicken and tomatoes. Stir together, drizzle oil over if preferred.

For a little something extra you can add pin nuts and feta cheese at the end too :)

Thank you and I hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A.T.T.O.M Bagel!

This is a super easy dinner or lunch to make when you don't have much time! Kids will love it, as well as your wife or hubby :) I make this when I don't have the energy to cook chicken etc..... I thought I would start the channel off with a nice quick and easy recipe ;)

You will need:

Plain Bagels (or whatever flavor you like)
Avocado (if you don't like avocado, you can substitute this for cream cheese)
Turkey (I used Sun Dried Tomato Turkey)
Onion (red onion works awesome too)
Mozzarella Cheese
Garlic Seasoning

1. Get your Broiler going on the oven.

2. Get your bagels sliced at your local sawmill. No just cut it safely with a bread knife in half.

3. mix avocado in a bowl until creamy spread.

4. Slice your onion into rings, or mince them up.

5. Cut tomato like you would for a hamburger, coin shaped.

6. Put bagels on baking sheet with tin foil underneath them to keep cheese from dripping in oven.

7. Spread avocado on both sides of the bagel and toss onion at a hot dry pan until the smallest pieces want to burn then take off heat.

8. Spread chosen deli turkey on bagel.

9. Sprinkle minced onion, or place onion rings on top of the meat.

10. Place tomato on top of the onion.

11. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the tomato.

12. Cheese selection is optional but I like to use Mozzarella cheese. Don't be shy with the cheese, that is why you have tin foil underneath your bagels.

13. Now sprinkle, I do mean sprinkle the garlic seasoning on the cheese. You don't want to just taste garlic but it adds a nice pep to it.

14. Broil until cheese is melted and just starts to brown.

15.  EAT IT!

Thank you