Month: June 2017

Spanish Brown Rice w/Vegi’s 

I picked this up at my local Walmart, it’s a great texture brown rice. Benefits of brown rice I followed my method for regular Spanish rice except for a few things, more liquid and a longer cooking time. I like to brown the tomato sauce as well. Bring the mix to a boil Cover and simmer on low for 1 hour. Serves approximately 6 Ingredients 1 tsp cooking oil (I use olive oil) 1 cup brown rice 1/ 3 cup tomato sauce 2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup water 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (or a frozen peas and carrot mix works well here too) Process In a medium saucepan heat the oil to medium high Begin to brown the rice, mixing often. You’ll have to watch over the pot of rice closely here as not to burn it. Mixing it quite often is your best here When the rice is somewhat browned add in the tomato sauce, continue browning with …

Salmon W/Dill 

I recently started growing a few more herbs in containers. So far they are doing great! Here’s my new dill plant I have going… Isn’t she lovely?. Here’s some info you might find helpful on growing your own herbs in containers… Dill was the inspiration for the Salmon I made today. Though I used dried dill in the process I will be garnishing the finished salmon with fresh dill. This will add a wonderful and fresh flavor pop.  I found this recipe on All Recipes and tweaked it to my liking.  A few simple ingredients made for some fab tasting super moist salmon. I’ve got the butter already melted here.  The recipe comes together quick and cooks quickly as well, 25 minutes.  And walla!  Ingredients…  4 pieces of salmon 2 tablesoons butter 2 tablespoon lemon juice (by all mean us fresh if you have it on hand)  1 tsp dried dill 1/4 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste  Fresh dill for garnish, chopped.  Process… Preheat the oven to 350 Spray a glass …

Meet Ground Turkey Chipotle Albondiga (meatball) Soup, otherwise known as… Albondiga Soup! Ole’ 💃🏻

I’ve grown to prefer ground turkey over ground round in many of my cooking escapades. The flavor is more sudtle and less meaty, I like that, especially in this soup.  Here are some of the ingredients I used… A while back I happened upon these fire-roasted diced tomatoes. I really like the flavor, they do taste roasted and that can add a great flavor layer to any recipe.  Here’s the finished soup. This soup takes some effort as the meatballs need a whole start of their own, but the effort is well worth the delicious finished bowl.  I had my dad here visiting with us for a few days recently, how lucky am I?! I love cooking for him, he is always so very appreciative.  Enjoying meals together, well,  it’s a bit like going back in time with him in a most heartwarming way, as my mother prepared many of the dishes I make for him now. It’s all love in my book.  Recipe coming soon.     g.  Happy weekend all! xxoo