All posts filed under: Lunch Ideas

Guisado a La Omap

This is a dish my mom made quite often. It’s a meat and potato stew with green beans. I’ve spent years trying to get this recipe just so. I do believe I finally have. It’s so perfect on a cool evening. Ingredients… 1 pound ground turkey 1/2 a medium white onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tsp salt divided 1/4 tsp pepper divided 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 6 cups beef broth 1/4 tsp oregano Pinch of comino (ground cumin) 4 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 can green beans, drained Process… Cook the ground turkey, season with 1/2 the salt salt and 1/2 the pepper, drain any fat, set aside In a stock pot heat oil to medium high Add in the onion, cook until translucent Add in the rest of the salt and pepper Add in the garlic, cook an additional 2/3 minutes, stirring often as to not burn the garlic Add in the chopped tomatoes cook another 5 minutes or so Next, add in the beef broth Add …

Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Orzo

Ingredients… 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Cooking spray Lemon pepper for chicken 1 tsp olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 3 cups chicken broth 1/4 tsp lemon pepper for broth Chopped curly pastsley for garnish Lemon wedges for service Process 1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray 2. Heat to medium high 3. Generously season chicken with lemon pepper, both sies 4. Cook the chicken per side 3-5 minutes 5. Take the chicken out of the skillet and set it aside 6. Add the tsp of olive oil to the pan 7. Add in the garlic, scrape up any chicken crumbs and combine them with the garlic 8. Cook the garlic for a few minutes mixing continuously so as not to burn it 9. Add in the chicken broth 10. Add in the 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 11. Add in the orzo 12. Combine all well 13. Layer in the chicken 14. Bring the mixture to a boil 15. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 15-18 minutes or until the orzo is tender (al dente) …

Enchiritos For The Win

Who remembers these? The famous Enchirito, a Taco Bell thing, no longer on the menu. Unless… you ask?! Yup, at least in my neck of the woods they definitely are a possible indulgence at Taco Bell or as shown here, at home. I found this simple recipe on Pinterest. I opted for the easiest version, I seasoned the meat with taco seasoning and I used canned refried beans. https://pin.it/iv547fsse4hmea Throw them together in a jiffy, bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 and walla, you have one (or two) tasty treat/s! Oh so good! Top as you see fit 😉 with chopped green onion and sliced olives, or fresh chopped white onion, cilantro, sour cream or just extra sauce. * I baked this batch with slice olives on, after baking I topped the enchiritos with chopped green onion. Also, for the filling I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Here’s the story on this delectable treat… … http://hackthemenu.com/taco-bell/secret-menu/enchirito/ Happy day, g.

Roast Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 

Ingredients…. 1 head brocoli 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cups chicken broth 1 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 cup butter Pinch of nutmeg 1 tsp cornstarch 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 cups medium Cheddar cheese, grated (more for garnish at service) Process… Preheat the oven to 350 Combine the 1st 5 ingredients and toss well Place this mixture on a cookie sheet Roast broccoli mixture for 30 minutes Place broccoli in a stock pot Add in chicken broth, seasonings and cornstarch Mix till no lumps appear from cornstarch Add in the butter Bring the soup to a simmer and cook covered for 20 minutes Remove the brocoli from the pot and place it in a blender Pulse the broccoli until you reach the  desired consistency, I like mine a little chunky. Return the broccoli to the stock pot Slowly add in the cream Add in the cheese Cook on low another 10 minutes or so, to heat …

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… https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/growing-herbs-in-containers.htm 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 …

A Fine Fried Rice w/Chicken 

Hey all, happy Sunday. It’s been a rather busy news weekend with all the whoop la about the new president, pro and against.  I’ve decided, I will just take it all in and enjoy the the never ending debate.  How else to take in a lovely rainy debatable 😉 day than to cook a fine meal.  Here’s my recipe for a delicious fried rice. I invite you to make it your own, sans meat, with pork or without, maybe ground turkey, add in more vegi’s to your taste, whatever you decide.  This is a great base recipe, may it inspire your own perfect take on fried rice.  I happened to have a few of Chinese take out containers. I purchased them some time back at a Smart and Final, they are fun to serve in.  and so it begins…  The eggs just take a minute or two, take them off the heat when they are done.  I browned the chiles next, watch them closely as they can burn easily.  And here you go… This is …