Monday, 30 April 2018

Chorizo Chickpeas Skillet Meal

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It has been awhile since my last post as at times life gets in the way of blogging but  it doesn't stop me from making delicious recipes. I am glad to be back blogging with what I found to be a delicious and healthy recipe to share with you all. There is just something about smoked chorizo that gets my mouth watering and when you add protein and fiber rich chick peas to the dish it packs it with a tonne of flavour. You will need to use a large skillet for the meal and make sure that the beer you use is a pilsner but an ale will work almost as well. I went with a faster root for the chickpeas and just got them from a can, you will just need to wash them thoroughly before adding them to the dish. When it comes to the simmering of the recipe it depends how saucy you enjoy your meals but a longer simmer will reduce the liquid and make it sparse and thick which is the way I prefer this dish to be.
The chorizo I chose to use was spicy as this is my fav but for those with milder taste buds can chose a non spicy sausage.

Inspired by Delicious

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PENNE WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE
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Chorizo Chickpeas Skillet Meal Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 45 minutes  Servings: 4

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

European Style Garlic Shrimp

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This recipe is a dish that is savory, spicy and with a lot of garlic, some of you will enjoy it as an appetizer before their meals, while others like me like to finish off seafood as a dessert. This traditional dish has been passed down the family tree, at times I even enjoy it as a quick snack with a side of bread for dipping. This recipe goes great as one of your holiday dishes, your guests will thank you for including it. I prefer to use jumbo shrimp in the recipe and with the cost of seafood continuously on the way up, I would recommend that you purchase a large bag to save on the cost. Sazon goya powder with coriander and annatto is one of the main ingredients in this recipe and can be picked up at most latin grocers, some big box grocery stores or online. I love garlic in my food, for those that would prefer a little less you can cut the garlic cloves in half, a large skillet should be used to cook the peeled and deveined shrimp, plus make a small incision along the back of the shrimp to absorb some of the sauce and you can leave the tail on.

Inspired by Family

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SPAGHETTI WITH BABY CLAMS
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BROILED SQUID WITH MONTREAL STEAK SPICE
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European Style Garlic Shrimp Recipe
Prep Time: 8 minutes  Cook Time: 6 minutes  Servings: 2

Ingredients

Monday, 29 January 2018

Grilled Lemon Pepper Zucchini

Side Dish Recipes

Happy 2018 to all the readers and with the new year upon us, if any of you are like me then a few pounds are ready to be shed from all the holiday food. I start the 2018 food blog year with a healthy, light and great side to accompany most of your featured dishes. A medium zucchini is just 33 calories and loaded with Vitamin C a supplement we all need to boost the immune system during the winter months. This recipe is quick to make and works great for a weeknight dish when time is not always on your side and vegans can even cook up two zucchinis and make it their main course. A grill pan skillet works great to give the zucchini that char broiled look, if you do not own a grill pan, then a regular skillet will have to do. Lemon Pepper is the main ingredient so need to be afraid to go heavy if you enjoy that mixture and I love a garlic taste so I make sure to add some garlic powder to the dish.

Inspired by Spark Recipes

MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES
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BAKED POTATO WITH SALSA
SPICY BABY BOK CHOY
MUSHROOMS SAUTEED WITH GARLIC
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Grilled Lemon Pepper Zucchini Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Servings: 2

Ingredients

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Fish Recipes

I want to kick off this recipe with a Happy Holidays to everyone and I know its been awhile since I have posted a recipe but sometimes life just gets in the way, not of cooking but of blogging. This holiday season as always involves a lot of food and plenty of added pounds that I will need the whole month of January to burn off. I decided to share a great tilapia recipe that was a big hit over the holiday season.This recipe will add a bit of spice and if that is not something that you enjoy like I do then leave out the crushed chili flakes or just add a pinch to the recipe. You will need to make sure to rub the olive oil mixture all over the fish and make sure to let it stand a few minutes at room temperature in a large bowl. The bread crumbs should include an Italian blend and fresh parmesan would be great but if you do not have any on hand then use the parmesan in a container you can buy at all grocery chains. You can also bake a bit longer for extra crunchy fish.

Inspired by Yummly

MORE FISH RECIPES
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BAKED TILAPIA WITH GARLIC BUTTER MIX
LEMON HERBED SNAPPER
PANKO CRUSTED SALMON
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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time 20 minutes Servings: 4  

Ingredients

Monday, 16 October 2017

Wedding Style Soup

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As the season changes and the fall season slowly chills the air, I always turn to one of my favourite types of recipes to warm my tummy and body, a good ole soup. I decided this time to cook a soup that you tend to eat when you start off the meal course at many wedding receptions you attend. This hearty soup filled with turkey meatballs and pasta not only warms you up but also fills you up so that your not hungry a short time after you eat. I chose turkey ground meat instead of beef or veal but any of the three will work well, seasoned bread crumbs is the way to go with the meatballs. The pasta used should be a small cut, like ditali, elbow, bowtow or paccheri and do not forget your vegetables, spinach, kale or collard for your greens and I decided to throw in some carrots myself but you can add peas or corn to the soup depending on your preferences. You will also want to use a 5 quart pot for the soup and a baking sheet to cook your meatballs beforehand.

Inspired by Barilla Recipes

MORE SOUP RECIPES
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SWEET POTATO, CARROT AND CORIANDER SOUP
HEARTY KALE AND KIDNEY BEAN SOUP
HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
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Wedding Style Soup Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 35 minutes  Servings: 8

Ingredients

Monday, 4 September 2017

Lemon Herbed Snapper

how to cook fish

With the summer months winding down, we slowly take our outdoor cooking back indoors and what can be better then a healthy fish recipe to get the fall season underway. I continue to experiment with fish recipes and took a stab at some pacific snapper, which is a firm white fish that is often substituted for halibut. This recipe involves quite a bit of seasoning and  a topping of my favourite sauteed vegetables, which are onion and garlic, it turns this into a beautiful dish that your palate will enjoy. You will want to use some heavy duty foil to place the washed snapper fillets onto and make sure to cut enough, so that you will be able to tightly seal the fish. A large skillet will be required to saute your vegetables and if you enjoy more then just onion and garlic be sure to add them all at the same time to skillet. When it comes to seasoning, the sky is the limit, sea salt and black pepper is a must but this mix of seasoning is enjoyable, unless your really anti something I would use the status quo.

Inspired by All Recipes

MORE FISH RECIPES
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BAKED TILAPIA WITH GARLIC BUTTER MIX
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Lemon Herbed Snapper
Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 2

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