Tuna Pasta with Cilantro

Ingredients:

4 5oz canned chunk tuna

2 Roma tomatoes chopped

1 cup large black olives halved

1/2 cup onions chopped

1/2 cup yellow bell pepper sliced

1/2 cup matchstick carrots

1/2 cup olive oil for marinating

1 cup cilantro chopped

Lemon pepper seasoning

1 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup capers

Sea salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

16 oz spaghetti noodles

Drain tuna and put in a mixing bowl. Pour in olive oil and season fish with salt, pepper, garlic powder and lemon pepper seasoning. Put it in the fridge to marinate at least 30 minutes.

Lightly saute carrots and bell pepper. Allow them to cool down then combine with other vegetables. Place in fridge.

Boil the spaghetti noodles, rinse and allow them to cool down. Finally combine tuna, vegetables, fresh cilantro and noodles in a large bowl. Toss with capers, more olive oil, salt, lemon juice and pepper.

Easy Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients:

2 Pillsbury Chocolate Cookie Dough 16.5 oz. Packages

Chocolate Syrup

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Vegetable oil

Equipment: Large Cast Iron Skillet

Let the dough soften for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease the skillet with vegetable oil. Make sure to grease the sides. Press down the cookie dough in the skillet. Use 1 1/2 of the dough packages. Bake for about 50 minutes.

Let it cool for 5 minutes.

Serve with ice cream and chocolate syrup over top.

Chili Baked Wings

Ingredients:

2+ lbs of chicken wings

1 onion

1/4 cup olive oil

Paprika

Garlic powder

Chili powder

Sea salt

Black pepper

Preheat oven 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix chicken with olive oil and seasonings. Make sure its thoroughly coated.

Place into a pan and cover in chopped onions. Bake for 1 hour and 10 mins.

Lemon Pepper Chicken 1.0

Ingredients:

2 lbs chicken thighs

Oregano

Black pepper

Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend

Celery salt

Garlic powder

1 onion chopped

1 orange bell pepper chopped

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

This is a super shortcut recipe without all the prep time. Basically I had to figure something good really quick. Season liberally with the above ingredients. Then bake for 1 hr and 15 minutes. I got a shot of them baked halfway done before I had to go work lol. Sorry the kids destroyed the finished product.

Ahi Tuna Cerviche

Ingredients:

3 small ahi tuna steaks sliced

1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced

1 half jalapeno finely chopped

1/4 of red onion finely chopped

1/2 of cucumber deseeded/sliced

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon ponzu sauce

1/3 cup soy sauce

Juice from 2 limes

1 cup cilantro finely chopped

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons Shichimi Togarashi

Sea salt to taste

*Garnish with avocado

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. The lime juice will begin to “cook” the tuna. It will go from a pink to brown. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving with avocado on the side.

Taco Tuesday

Ingredients:

Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey… see previous post

Sauteed Cut Corn:

8 ears of corn (cut kernels off)

1 cup cilantro chopped

Onion powder

Garlic powder

Sea salt

Black pepper

Juice from 1 lime

2 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion chopped

1 cup chicken broth

Saute on medium heat for 15 minutes.

Yellow Rice Ingredients:

2 cups rice

4 cups water

2 packs of Goya Sazon

Sea salt

Black pepper

Put all of it in a rice cooker and walk away.

Taco Meat:

2 lbs ground beef

2 tablespoons Harissa Spice Blend

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup of water

little vegetable oil

Brown the meat on medium 15 minutes.

Taco Bar:

Cilantro

Mexican blend cheese

Onions

Tomatoes

Lettuce

Limes

Avocado

Jalepenos

*Sour cream

Flour or corn tortillas.

Stewed Chicken

Ingredients:

4 lbs chicken thighs

1 can tomato paste

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup cilantro chopped

1 onion sliced

1 green bell pepper sliced

1/2 of yellow bell pepper sliced

3 potatoes cubed

1 bay leaf

1 serrano pepper finely chopped

Zahtar seasoning

1 tablespoon Rick’s Hot & Spicy All Purpose seasoning (Spicy)

sea salt

black pepper

onion powder

garlic powder

olive oil

Preheat oven 400 degrees.

Combine chicken, cilantro, vegetables and olive oil in a pot. Season liberally. Heat on medium and lightly brown outsides of chicken.

Once the chicken has browned add potatoes, tomato paste, bay leaf and chicken broth. Stir thoroughly.

Bake for 45 minutes and then serve over rice.

Easy Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients:

2 lbs chicken strips cut into cubes

1 can of large black olives halved

1 bundle of spinach

2 cups broccoli

2 jars of Newman’s Own Roasted Garlic Alfredo

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/4 cup whipping cream

1 Roma tomato diced

2 lbs Fettuccine noodles

Italian Seasoning Blend

1/2 cup white wine

Sea salt

Black pepper

Olive oil

*Makes a large batch

Chop up the vegetables and set them aside.

Season chicken with Italian seasoning, sea salt, black pepper and chopped garlic. On medium heat, saute chicken and olives in white wine and olive oil in a large wok.

Add broccoli once chicken is cooked through. Continue to saute.

Add alfredo sauce, spinach and whipping cream. Stir and let spinach cook down. Sprinkle more Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.

Lastly cut down heat to low. Add tomatoes last. Simmer for 3 minutes.

Serve over noodles or combine in a large pot with noodles and toss.

Spicy Baked Tilapia … It’s hot!!

Ingredients:

10 filets of tilapia

1 onion sliced

1/2 a green pepper sliced

1/2 a yellow pepper sliced

1/2 a red pepper sliced

1 Serrano pepper finely chopped

1 bunch of cilantro chopped

2 stalks celery sliced

1 roma tomato sliced

Louisiana Cajun Seasoning

paprika

onion powder

cayenne red pepper

black pepper

sea salt

chopped garlic with juices

Olive oil

Brush tilapia with olive oil.

Mix the chopped vegetables and cilantro in a separate bowl.

Sprinkle seasoning over top of fish liberally. Now for the cayenne pepper… imagine you are crop dusting the fish. This is so you aren’t putting too much per fish. Remember your serrano peppers will take over the heat aspect.

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Cover the fish in vegetables and chopped cilantro. Sprinkle over chopped garlic.

Bake 20 minutes.

Serve over rice.

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