Creating Edible Art

A mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend that enjoys creating art on a plate. For more than 20 years, I have enjoyed family and friends telling me how great my dishes look and taste. I have been asked…why dont you open a restaurant? My answer always: when you cook for the masses, you no longer enjoy…

Pasteles en Hoja

Tonight is Noche Buena!! A tradition in most Latino’s homes around the world…Christmas Eve celebration that is shared with friends and family. There is food galore and amazing dishes. ONE of those dishes is Pasteles en Hoja. Tamales-like appetizers that will very quickly become a staple in YOUR family when you try them. Its only…

Almond Crusted Baked Shrimp

Ingredients 1/2 cup almond flour1 teaspoons salt1 large egg2 tablespoons water1 cup panko or plain dry bread crumbs1/2 cup sliced almonds16 uncooked peeled deveined extra-large shrimp (about 1 lb), thawed if frozen and peel left on tails1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted or cooking spray Directions Heat oven to 375°F. Generously spray 15x10x1-inch pan with…

Orange Glazed Pork Loin & Apple Kabobs

Ingredients: 1 (10-12ounce) jar sugar free orange marmalade 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice2 garlic cloves, minced1lb pork tenderloin trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces3/4 teaspoon salt3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperCooking spray2 apples (one green, one red) Directions: Preheat grill to medium-high heat.If they are not already, cut the pork loin…

Honey Garlic Lemon Salmon

Ingredients 1 Fresh Atlantic Salmon Side cut into 6 ounce portions salt and pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons salted butter 4 cloves minced garlic 4 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon water 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon Olive Oil Directions Pat the salmon dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste…

Basa fillets with Kale & Tomato

Ingredients 2-3 Basa fillets salt black pepper 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbs of unsalted butter 1 clove garlic minced 4 cups fresh kale, chopped 1 can of diced tomatoes, with juice Directions: Season both sides of fillets with salt and pepper. Set aside Heat olive oil and butter in large skillet over…

Guava Protein Oatmeal

2 guavas. (If you can find red better) 1 cup Quaker Oats 2 cups water 12 oz of milk or protein shake 3-6 cloves 2 cinnamon sticks Dash of salt Directions  Peel the guava, remove the seeds (optional) and cut the flesh into small cubes. Add the cloves, cinnamon and salt to a pot with…

Split Pea Soup with Bacon and Chorizo

A delicious soup with fiber, protein, Iron & zinc that is comforting and beautiful. The Canadian Bacon and chorizo will give this soup a delicious smokey flavor that will bring you back memories and create new ones. Ingredients 1 lbs dried split peas, soaked if possible overnight. 1 white onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced…

Chicken Nuggets & Protein Waffles

Ingredients: Sauce: 1 Tbs honey 2 Tbs dijon mustard Chicken: 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 1/2 cup coarsely crushed cornflakes 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon French’s Crispy fried onions 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon of salt…

Easy Delicious Homemade Refried Beans

Ingredients 1 Tbs of olive oil 1/4 onion diced 1-2 garlic cloves minced 1/2 tsp of cumin 1/2 tsp of chili 2 cups of soften pinto beans (you can used canned rinsed and drained) 1/2 cup beef broth Directions In a non stick skillet set to medium high heat, add onions, garlic, cumin, chili, in…

Easy Chicken Salad Wrap

Ingredients 1 cup of diced rotisserie chicken 1/4 of dried cranberries (or raisins) 1/4 cup diced celery 1/4 cup of diced green peppers 1/2 cup of diced red peppers 1/2 cup of greek non fat yogurt 3-4 large green leaves of green lettuce 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric 1/2 tsp of ground cumin Directions In…