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  • Flat Iron Steak Tacos with Mango Salsa

    2 limes, juiced 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 lb. flat iron steaks 10-12 small corn tortillas, warmed Salt and Pepper, to taste Mango Salsa: 2 cups mangos small chunks 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup minced white onion 1 lime, juiced 1 avocado, seeded, chopped Salt and Pepper, to taste Suggested Toppings: Fresh cilantro leaves Lime wedges Sour Cream Jalapeno slices   Combine lime juice, onion […]

  • PASTA FRITTATA

      Ingredients 1 large onion chopped 1 tablespoon of avocado oil 12 oz ham chopped finely 1-4 cloves of garlic 1 cup of fresh spinach 6 eggs 3 egg whites ½ cup sharp Colby cheese-grated ½ cup mozzarella cheese-grated 2 tablespoons of minced parsley 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning 2 cups of cooked angel hair pasta   In your oven proof skillet, sauté the onion in the oil.  Cook until it become translucent and begins to brown.   Remove from the […]

  • Ground Beef and Veggie Rice Bowls

    1 pound ground beef 3 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 large zucchini, chopped 2 small yellow squash, chopped 1 bell pepper, any color, seeded, chopped 1/2 white or yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, diced 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 3 cups white or brown rice, cooked 3 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons sesame seeds Salt […]

  • My Mom’s Sunday Brownies

    Serves 12-16   1 ½ cups (3 sticks) melted butter 3 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 5 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt     Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees if using a glass pan). Grease a 9×13 pan. In a large bowl using a whisk, stir together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Switch to a wooden spoon, add eggs one at a time and […]

  • Lime and Tequila Marinated Steak Burritos

    Marinade: 2 limes, juiced 2 tablespoons tequila 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon sugar or honey 2 garlic cloves, diced 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper Salt and Pepper, to taste Steak Burrito Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. sirloin 2 cup refried beans 2 cups cooked rice 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 6 large flour tortillas (10-inch diameter), warmed Salt and Pepper, to taste Toppings: Shredded Cheese Guacamole Pico de Gallo Sour Cream Shredded Lettuce Chopped Tomatoes Chopped White Onions […]

  • Home Made Granola

    3 ½  cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1  cup of roughly chopped roasted almonds ¾ cup roughly chopped dried mango slices ⅔ cup light brown sugar 2 teaspoons dried mint ½  teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon allspice ¾  teaspoon kosher salt ¼  cup butter, melted ⅓  cup honey 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 egg white Instructions Heat oven to 300ºF. Prepare a 9×13 baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Set aside. Mix the oats, roughly […]

  • Beef and Spring Vegetable Skillet

    2 cups pasta, any shape 1 lb. ground beef 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1” pieces 2 small yellow squash, chopped 2 small zucchini, chopped 1 bell pepper, seeded, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes 1 (14-1/2 ounces) can beef broth 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 6-8 large basil leaves, torn Salt and Pepper, to taste   Cook pasta according to package […]

  • Charred Sugar Snap Peas with Buttermilk Yogurt and Pickled Chilis

    Serves 4   2 Fresno chile peppers, thinly sliced ½ cup white wine vinegar ¼ cup sugar ½ tablespoon kosher salt 1 ½ pounds sugar snap peas, divided Olive oil ½ cup whole fat Greek yogurt ½ cup buttermilk 1 Lemon, zest and juice 1 clove garlic, finely grated 2 tablespoons mint, torn into pieces 1 tablespoons basil, torn into pieces Flaky sea salt Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper     Place chiles in a small glass jar. Bring […]

  • Spicy Cheeseburger Sliders

    1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean) 9 small whole wheat hamburger buns, split, divided 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder 2 slices pepper Jack cheese, cut in quarters Toppings: Barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato slices, pickles (optional)   Tear one hamburger bun into pieces. Place in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs.   Combine bread crumbs, beef, garlic and chili powder in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly […]

  • Shredded Beef Tacos

    1 (2.5 lb.-3 lb.) chuck roast or cross rib roast 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil 2 cups beef broth 2 limes, juiced 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 cup prepare salsa Corn or small flour tortillas Salt and Pepper, to taste Suggested Toppings Mexican blend or cheddar cheese, shredded Lettuce, chopped 2 avocados, diced Jalapeno, thinly sliced Sour cream Prepared salsa Lime wedges Hot sauce   Preheat oven to […]

  • Figgy Piggy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

      Makes 2 sandwiches   4 slices sourdough or country-style bread 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 4 tablespoons fig jam ½ tart apple (pink lady, granny smith, etc.), very thinly sliced 8 slices cooked bacon 2 oz smoked Gouda 2 oz Gruyere Fresh ground black pepper     Preheat a griddle or cast-iron pan on low-medium heat. Coarsely grate each cheese and then combine in a medium bowl, you should have about 1 cup total. Spread mayonnaise on 1 side of each […]

  • Honey Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

      1 lb. flank steak 3 tablespoons honey, divided 2 limes, juiced 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 bell pepper, diced 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped or shredded 1/2 white onion, chopped 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained, chopped 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground […]

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