Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients 1.2 lb top round steak 2 tbsp vegetable oil , divided 1 large onion (or 2 small onions), sliced 10 oz mushrooms , sliced (not too thin) 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 2 cups beef broth , preferably salt reduced 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2/3 cup sour cream Salt and pepper Serving: 8…

Curry Chicken Salad

Ingredients For the curry chicken salad 9 chicken thighs bone-in & skin on ¼ cup green onions sliced 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley chopped 2 tablespoons walnuts chopped & roasted(optional) ¼ cup of red or green grapes sliced ¼ cup celery sliced Juice of half a lemon Kosher salt Freshly cracked pepper For the Curry…

Lime Zest: Did you Know?

Did you know??? Lime peel among other citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits etc) serves to give a hint of flavor to salads, sauces, dressings and others? As a child I remember that my grandmother used to add them to oatmeal and I never understood it …. now … I love using them!

Philadelphia Roll Sushi Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup Sushi Rice cooked 1 Cucumber 6 pcs Smoked Salmon 6 oz of creme cheese 2 sheets Nori Seaweed 2 Tablespoon black Sesame Seeds (optional) Instructions Peel the cucumber and cut into half lengthwise. Place your nori seaweed on your Sushi mat. Use a sushi mat wrapped in plastic so that the sushi…

Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins

Ingredients 1 pound Ground breakfast sausage 1 cup Flour 1 teaspoon Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda 1 tablespoon Sugar 1 Egg 1 cup Milk 1 tablespoon Butter (melted) Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Cook sausage. Crumbling with a spatula until fully cooked. Drain…

Cool Beans Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked basmati rice 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2…

Penne A’la Vodka

Ingredients 3 cups penne pasta3 garlic cloves, grated2 tablespoons salted butter2 tablespoons all purpose flour2 cups half & half6oz can tomato paste1/4 cup vodka1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil, plus more for garnishing your plate2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon black pepper1 ladle of reserved boiling pasta water (in case the…

Beets Cupcakes

Ingredients For the cupcakes 10 oz fresh red beets, peeled  1 lemon, juiced 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 3/4 cup buttermilk 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder, see note 1 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp…

Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients 12 lasagna noodles cooked to package instructions 16 oz ground beef 85% lean 24 oz marinara sauce 1/2 cup diced onion 3 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp salt or to taste for red sauce 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste 1/2 tsp dried oregano 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 large egg 1/4 cup…

Breakfast Toasts – 2 ways!

Ingredients 4 Slices of sliced bread 3 Tsp Olive Oil, divided 3 Cups Chopped kale 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 1/8 Teaspoon Salt 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper 2 Large Eggs beaten 1/2 sliced banana 1 Tbs of almond or Apple butter 1/4 tsp of chia seeds 1 Tbs of cheddar cheese Directions Toast bread to desires level….