1 cucumber- deseeded and sliced
1/4 yellow onion- sliced
6 cherry tomatoes- quartered
1/2 Tbsp fresh cilantro- chopped
1/4 Tbdp fresh parsley- chopped
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary- diced
1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all and put in fridge for an hour to combine flavors
Quick and flavorful . Put it on your salad, add a scoop to your wrap, top it on your turkey burger …
1 box penne pasta- cooked
2 bell peppers- sliced
1/2 yellow onion- sliced
1 can diced green chilies
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup mozzarella- shredded
1/2 cup cheddar cheese- shredded
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup enchilada sauce
2Tbsp taco seasoning
Cook onions and peppers until tender. Add garlic and chilies and seasoning then add cheeses and sauce and stir until combined. Add milk and cream. Stir well. Top with cilantro.
Simple . Add seared chicken if you like. Add some sour cream, salsa, jalapeños…. It’s a weird blend- but I know you will keep coming back to it!
1 cup chicken- sliced thin
2/3 cup water
5 celery ribs- sliced
1/2 yellow onion- sliced
1/2 cup celery leaves
3 garlic cloves- sliced
2 spring onions- diced
1 tsp Tamari
1 TBsp baking soda
1/4 tsp black pepper- fresh cracked
1/3 cup veggie or chicken stock
Add oil to wok and add onions and celery . Cook for 3 minutes and add water and coo on medium for 7 minutes . Remove from pan and toss baking soda with chicken and add to pan with garlic and cook until almost done. Add stock and scrape pan and then add spring onions . Serve by itself or with rice/noodles
If you like black pepper- AKA… The spice of Kings…. This is for you! Lessen up the pepper and add more Tamari if you wish…, super tasty- either way!
1/2 lb kielbasa – cut in half lengthwise
4 strips of thick cut bacon
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 TBsp white vinegar
2 Tbsp stone ground mustard
1 Tbsp black pepper plus!
Wrap sausage with bacon and secure with skewers
Heat in pan on high until bacon is cooked and flipped. Then add rest of ingredients and stir and baste until cooked through.
Easy- right??? Simple and flavorful! I mean, add bacon to anything, come on folks!!! Add more pepper!- it’s freakin delicious!
1/2 lb asparagus
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup white wine
1/2 Tbsp butter
1/8 tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp Manchego cheese- shredded
Heat pan on high and add asparagus and water. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add butter, pepper, cheese, wine. Cover and cook until cheese is melted.
So simple and damn it’s flavorful! The cheese is bity but it compliments the asparagus and don’t be shy on the pepper!!!! Can’t wait until NJ asparagus is ready to eat…. A simple, solid, flavorful side dish.
2 fresh pheasants- cut in pieces
16 oz fire roasted red peppers- cubed
16 oz crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups white wine
3/4 cup thick sliced bacon- diced
2 potatoes- cubed
12 baby carrots- cubed
Handful of dried shiitake mushrooms
2 onions- diced
8 cloves of garlic- chopped
4 bay leaves
1 TBsp fresh rosemary- diced
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Pour hot water over mushrooms and sit for 20 minutes. Salt meat and sit for 20 minutes. Add oil to pan and dear meat on both sides. Remove from pan. Add onions and bacon and cook until done and then add garlic. Add meat,tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms with juice and all herbs and spices. Cover and light simmer until cook through- about 1 hour.
Pheasant?- Yes! A friend went out to a farm here in NJ and was kind enough to bring me back some birds. Truthfully I never cooked pheasant before- I’ve eaten it but was a bit shy on how to prepare it. I came up with this recipe. It’s a recipe from central Spain and you can use any meat you like. I did my own spin on the traditional recipe, as usual. The flavors are balanced and very satisfying. Try it with duck, chicken or pheasant!
2 pork chops- boneless and butterflied
3 handfuls of baby spinach
3-4 Tbsp diced pork hocks
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup tortilla chips -shredded
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp smoked paprika
Dredge chops and fill with mixture and cook for 9 minutes
Flip and cook until done – 4-8 minutes. Cook until internal temp is 160 degrees
Throw in a 1/2 cup white wine and 2 TBsp butter and combine
Oooooo so good- I mean smoked pork hocks???? -come on!!! De freakinlisious! Satisfying to the max!….. Think Studio 64 – only food😉
2 avocados – large dice
1 Roma tomato- seeded and diced
1/2 red onion- diced
1/2 roasted Poblsno proper- diced
3 cloves roasted garlic- smashed
1/2 tomatillo- roasted and diced
Juice of a lime
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro- chopped
1 tsp sunflower coconut oil
Sundried tomato sea salt to taste
Combine all and let sit for an hour in fridge before serving.
OK- this was the recipe I created for the Haas avocado conpetition a while back. Well, I didn’t advance but I think this Guac is a winner!- well balanced flavors with earthy roasted goodness – pass the chips!