Cilantro Party Dip

Super easy healthy and fun party dip that can used on top of anything.

Ingredients :

1/2 a bunch of cilantro

1/2 a bunch of flat leaf parsley

2 roasted jalapeños 

1 pint yogurt plain

Directions:

Roast your jalapeños in saute pan till tender.

Then add all the ingredients to blender, food processor. 

Liquify.

Pour and enjoy!!

This dip is great with chips crackers and anything you wanna experiment with.

Fun Tortilla Pizzas

I am always trying to find fun ways to encourage my kids to eat healthy.  This recipe is super easy and cooks in 7 minutes. 

Prepares 1+

Meat free option as well.

Ingredients:

Flour tortillas

Vegetable ragu ( thick chunky vegetables in red sauce)

Mozzarella cheese and fresh basil

And I used salami in these. (Optional)

Preheat your oven to 375°

Heat your vegetable ragu and spoon desired amount on your tortilla.

Top with your desired among of cheese.

Top with your chopped salami. (Optional)

Cook at 375° for 7 minutes. 

Top with fresh basil and enjoy!

Vegetable Ragu with Spring Mix

The sauce is so good you could eat it alone and a lot of times I do.

This recipe took about 45 minutes to reduce and 30 to prep.

Ingredients:

Sauce: 18 to 20 tomatoes

8 0z raw mushrooms

6 individual pieces of celery

1 smaller onion 

1 medium carrot

16 Oz dry red wine

Dried basil 1/8 cu

Dried oregano 1/8 cu

1/4 cup fresh basil

Garnishes and salad:

Spring mix

Blue cheese

Jalapeño yogurt  ( recipe on other blog post)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400° .wash and place tomatoes in baking pan and bake about 25 to 30 minutes till the outside skin on tomatoes crack.

While cooking dice your onion, carrot, and celery keeping the celery separated for later.
In saute pan on top of stove use a little olive oil and heat to medium high.

Add the carrots and onion to pan stirring frequently while the onion swears and carrot tenderizes.

Once the onions have sweat and look a bit glossy add the 8 Oz uncooked mushroom. 

While cook in check tomatoes and remove from oven. You can chill them in the freezer for a few minutes, or even prep that part the day before.

When cooled enough to touch, peel the skins off and squeeze the seeds into separate dish.

This can also be used and I will do a separate blog on this but we will not use this for our ragu today.

Place the meat from your tomatoes in blender and liquify.

Add to your pan with onion, mushroom, and carrots and go ahead and add your wine. 

Reduce for 30 minutes.

Before reduction.

After.

Add about 1/8 cup of dried oregano and another 1/8 cup of dried basil.

Add the diced celery.

Add your fresh basil (chopped).

Stir well.

On plate I served for vegetarian night, spring mix and topped both with blue cheese. Delish.

I dressed my spring mix with the jalapeño yogurt sauce I love so much not listed in this recipe but on my stuffed turkey breast recipe.

Cuban Style Black Beans And Rice 

serves about 6

Indredients:

3 cups uncooked black beans (soaked in water over night)

1 cup uncooked rice

1 green onion

1 jalapeño 

2 tbs butter or oil

1/2 an onion diced

1 tbs cumin

1/2 tbs salt and 1/2 tbs pepper 

Cheddar cheese 

2 jalepenos

1 qt plain yogurt 

Directions:

Rinse and add soaked beans to large pot and add water to cover the beans.

Cook on high about 45 minutes till tender.

Place beans in food processor or blender and pulse on liquify.

In saute pan add 2 tbs butter or oil to pan and add your diced onion, jalapeño diced, and green onion.

The add the pulsed black beans to sauce pan and add 2 cups of water.

Let cook down on medium high for 30 miutes.

In medium sauce pan bring 2 cu water to boil then add your 1 cu rice.

Return heat to low .

Cover and let cook 12-15 minutes.

Do not lift lid till 12 minutes for any reason. 

In oven at 375° in small pan cook your peppers till tender and char looking on outside in some places.

About 20 min.

Once peppers are tender in your blender or processor add your peppers and yogurt and liquify.

Your beans you will need to add all the spices, your cumin, salt ,and pepper. Cook about 45 minutes until desired thickness is achieved. 

Layer your rice, beans, cheese and top with the jalapeño yogurt. ..

And enjoy!

7 Minute Saute: Breakfast Scrambled Eggs with Onion and Tomato

Super fast 2 egg scramble …

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 diced tomato

2 slices of medium onion chopped.

2 tortillas

1 tsp olive oil

Smoked jalapeño yogurt for dipping

Directions:

In saute pan add 1 tsp olive oil heat to medium to medium high.

Add your diced onion and tomato.

Saute about 2 minutes till onion has a glossy look then cracking your eggs on top and stir well.

Fill your warm tortilla’s and serve with smoked jalapeño yogurt. 

Super Easy Black Bean Nachos 

Serves 2 to 4

Super easy black bean nachos are quick and easy when in a crunch for time.

Ingredients :

8 Oz cooked black beans

Tortilla chips

1/4 cup melted cheese 

1/2 tomato diced

1 green onion thin sliced

Directions:

Heat your beans in microwave for 2 minutes.

Lay your tortilla chips on the plate.

Melt your 1/4 cup melt able cheese with a little water (3tbs).

Layer your black beans then your cheese.

Top with diced tomato and thin sliced green onion.

Super fast lunch or snack!

Garnished here with my smoked jalapeño yogurt.

3 Cheese Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

1 lb. Hamburger ground beef

2.5 cu macaroni pasta

1 cup satori burgundy cheese, Cheever cheese, and parmesan cheese cubed

1 tsp paprika 

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tbs mayo

1 tbs mustard

Garnishes:

Spring mix

Diced tomato

Onion

Pickles

Directions:

In medium sauce pan place on medium high and place meat in pan.

In quart pot bring 5 cu water to boil and insert pasta.

Cook pasta till tender throughout.

Add your salt, pepper, and paprika and cook until there is no visable pink. 

Strain the water from your cooked pasta and add to your cooked beef and then add your cheese stirring well to melt cheeses.

Add your mustard and mayo.

Garnish with spring mix salad, tomatoes, pickles and onions!

Tumeric Califlower Soup

Serves 8

Ingredients :

1 head calif lower

4 cu water

1 tsp. Tumeric 

1 tsp. Paprika 

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

1/2 cu. Melt able cheese.

Sour cream 

Green onions
Directions :

 Slice up your washed calif lower and heat soup pot to medium high with your 4 cu water in it.

Place your calif lower in the pot and cover cook for about 40 minutes till soft and tender, stirring occasionally. 

Then add your tumeric, paprika,  salt and pepper.

Add your cheese and stir till the cheese is melted.

Serve with sour cream and green onions.