Author: ginasjoys

Tilapia Burritos w/homemade Lime Crema and Chile Fresca plus Avocado salsa πŸ’ƒπŸ»Β 

In the center is the Chile Fresca (fresh chile) Here’s the avocado salsa, I love. Ingredients… 4 tilapia steaks Seasoning mix Cooking spray Yogurt Crema (recipe to follow) Avocado salsa (I used store bought) Chile Fresca (recipe to follow) Shredded cheese Lemon wedges Flour Tortillas of your choice (I use wheat), the hubby prefers regular Process… Prepare the Lime Crema Combine 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non fat), 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cilantro (I used the tube type paste cilantro here) and 1/2 tsp salt and a dash of pepper Chill until ready to use Prepare the Chile Fresca Chop then combine the following 1 cup fresh tomato 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro 1/4 cup white onion 1 tablespoon chopped jalepeno (more or less according to heat preference) 1 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp garlic powder Refrigerate until ready to use Cool the Talapia Begin to preheat your broiler, move oven shelf to about 8 inches from the heat source. Combine 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 …

Mussels in a Tomato Cream Sauce

One of my favorite treats, Mussels In Tomato Cream Sauce! This is actually a light cream sauce, really. I just used a 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Bring those onions to the translucent state. πŸ˜‰ Add in the salt, dried thyme and garlic. Next, add 1/4 cup white wine (I used a descent Chardonnay), cook mixture down until all the alcohol is absorbed. You’ll know when that happens as the liquid will disappear. Next add in the broth and canned diced tomatoes with juices Add in the mussels and don’t forget the dried parsley Next, stir in the cream And walla! Add some toasted bread for delish dipping. My bowl started to empty quick like. Oh yes, delish! Ingredients… 2 pounds frozen cooked mussels, defrosted (fresh mussels can be used too just cook until they are opened, add them in at same stage of original recipe here) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 white onion, chopped 1 tsp salt 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1/4 cup Chardonnay 1 14.5 oz can of diced …

Split Pea (Soup) For Me!

I was looking for a way to use up some leftover ham and a ham bone, split pea soup with chopped ham it is! I came across this great recipe on Pinterest. Naturally I added my own this and thats… but Uncle Bill πŸ˜‰ you sure already have a winning recipe here! https://pin.it/y4zhccxxznosle Here is how I changed things up, I used 4 cups beef broth (no bouillon cubes) and 4 cups water I added only 1 chopped onion I used 1/2 tsp dried thyme At end of cooking time I added in 1 cup of cooked chopped ham After following the original recipe for pre cooking peas, and all ingredients were added I simmered the soup for only 35 minutes. I left the soup chunky but it can certainly be smoothed out a bit. I just liked the look of the chopped vegis and ham in the soup. This soup has great flavor! I topped my bowl of soup with croutons. My husband stayed the purist. Second day soup is so very yummy, I …

Herbed Brown Rice w/Lemon

The are some health benefits to brown rice, that’s a plus. Sometimes I just crave the stuff! It is so much more substantial (in my book) than white rice. The grains are heavier in your mouth and just a good and different food experience. Ingredients… 1 1/2 cups brown rice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons minced shallot 1 garlic clove minced 3 cups beef broth 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tsp thyme 1 1/2 tsp salt Process… In a med sauce pan heat the olive oil to med hot Add in the rice Over medium heat stir fry the rice until slightly toasted Add in the shallot continue to cook for a few minutes Add in the garlic, stir for another minute or so, being careful not to burn the garlic Add in all other ingredients Bring mixture to a boil Lower heat to simmer Cover and cook rice for about an hour and 1/2 or until tender and the liquid is absorbed Enjoy friends! g.