Recipes

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Salad

Ingredients:

1 small pack of smoked sockeye salmon

Lettuce

Tomato

1/2 of Avocado

Capers

Cucumber

Black olives

*Lightly season on top with 👇🏽

Olive oil

Red wine vinegar

Mirin

Sea salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

And you’re done!

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YOU DO NOT NEED A BREADMACHINE!

Baking bread is like the oldest trick in the book. For some crazy reason in our technology driven age it has become as elusive as finding the Leviathan. Not that one would want to find this deep sea creature cause surviving the meeting has even less odds. Yet here we are with countless epic fail stories and people resorting to buying expensive equipment to do it for them.

As a young child I used to watch my father fail over and over again to make bread. The horror of burnt loaves! Imagine the despair of a super intelligent man who could work on submarines get served defeat time after time from a little ol’ loaf of malformed bread. I even told him why even bother they sell it in the stores. Just go buy it! Welp, after dang near the 25th time the bread finally came out right and it was well okay. Yeah…. just okay. It was nothing amazing or worth my tastebuds to remember. However, I feel I have redeemed our family name in regards to baking. I realized I could not overthink think the process. Remember people been making bread before we had blenders, food processors and that dang Breadmaker!! I believe the trick is allowing the time for the bread to rise and adding a Dutch oven to your kitchen arsenal.

My Italian Herb Garlic Bread

Ingredients:

3 cups of flour

2 teaspoons sea salt

1/2 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast

1 Tablespoon of McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Italian Seasoning

4 cloves of garlic chopped

1 1/2 cup of warm water

**Replacing your Breadmaker Equipment:

5-7 quart Enamel Coated Dutch Oven (I got mine from Walmart)

Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. It’s gonna stick together but look really stringy and messy. This is okay. You’re not looking for uniformity or a smooth beaten mixture. In fact don’t over mix the dough or the bread wont be as fluffy.

Your final mixed ratchet-looking dough is below. Remember, it will come together less is more.

Cover it with plastic wrap or a damp cloth for at least 8 hours at room temperature. I typically prep this a day before so I can bake for the next nights dinner.

After 8 hours your dough will have risen and will look like this. You will see nice little air pockets!! Super cool!

Preheat your oven 450 degrees. While it is heating up put some flour on a flat surface and powder your hands so the dough doesn’t stick to them. Dig the dough out the bowl and then punch it a few times.

Hee hee…

Ahem, yes… punch it a bit. Then shape it into a nice ball like this.

Cover the dough with the plastic wrap until the oven is heated and ready.

You will put the bread AS IS in the Dutch oven. The dough shouldn’t stick to the enamel so you don’t have to line with oil or whatever. If you are not using a non-stick oven then add olive oil or parchment paper on the bottom of the pot. Bake for 30 minutes COVERED. Then REMOVE the top and put it back in the oven. Mine looked like this after 30 minutes.

***PAY ATTENTION***

Now…this is the final stretch for you. Depending on your oven it may take roughly 7-15 minutes to get that golden color. I set my oven timer on 7 mins initially. Checked it. Nope! 3 mins more. Nope and finally 3 mins again. Yes it’s perfect!

Remove it from the pot on to a cutting board.

Slice it and spread some butter or olive oil. It’s whatever you want to do at this point!

I made pot roast that night so it was super useful at sopping up juices from it! The finished product looks so unbelievably sexy I tell ya. The herbs and garlic really shine through in this recipe! I mean you can really taste them! The crust is crispy and the bread moist and fluffy!! I guarantee your family will love it. I know my boys did!

**Peep Lil Rocs stalker hand**

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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

Small pack of chicken wings

1 1/2 can of coconut milk

3 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 stalks lemongrass chopped

2 tablespoons curry powder

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 teaspoon fish sauce

2 bay leaves

3 star anise

4 cloves

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 sheet Dashi kombu

1 onion

1 tomato quartered

1 green pepper thinly sliced

1 half bundle Thai basil

2 dried chili peppers

3 tablespoons chicken bouillon

sea salt

black pepper

Udon noodles

Mash up garlic, chili peppers, star anise and cloves into a paste.

Place the chicken on medium heat in olive oil. Chop the onion in large sections and saute it, the paste and lemongrass with the chicken. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Brown up the chicken.

Fill stock pot with water. Add tomato, green pepper, kombu, and bay leaves. Pour in soy sauce. Season with turmeric, curry powder, chicken bouillon, sea salt and pepper.

Let it boil for an hour on medium heat. Then add in coconut milk, fish sauce and Thai basil. You may need to add more water too. Let the soup boil for another hour. I added an additional spoonful of chili paste for extra heat. Taste to make sure the salt and pepper is to your preference.

Separately make Udon noodles and combine your bowl.

Chili Lime Wings

Ingredients:

3 lbs chicken wings

salt

olive oil

chili powder

2 limes

garlic powder

cilantro

black pepper

Preheat oven 400 degrees. In a large bowl toss the wings in olive oil, lime juice and seasonings. Squeeze juice from limes all over the chicken. Then zest the limes. Chop up fresh cilantro and add it in.

To make it pretty I put some lime slices over top. Bake for 35-45 minutes until done.

Turmeric and Honey Facial Peel

Problem: Blackheads, Acne Scars, Slight facial hair, Dry weathered skin

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons gelatin

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons buttermilk

1 teaspoon tea tree oil

Mix ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 15 seconds.

Apply quickly to skin. It shouldn’t be too hot. It will begin to harden quickly so get it done especially on those trouble areas.

Ugh an embarrassing pic alert. This is what it looks like on! I let it sit for 20 minutes.

Start from the bottom and peel upwards opposite of hair growth. This ensures you get a mini wax too.

Then I washed my face with an organic chocolate bar soap so I don’t smell like a spice rub. Lol. Lastly moisturize with a night cream.

No filter and no makeup. I also don’t want to hear any scoffing. I’m 37 and I have been actively taking care of my skin since I was 18.

Beef Egg Foo Young

Ingredients:

Egg Patty:

1 lb beef thinly sliced

10 large eggs

1 carrot thinly chopped chopped

1 bundle of green onions chopped

1 yellow onion thinly chopped

1 cup cabbage sliced

2 tablespoons soy sauce

*2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce (this was used to replace oyster sauce)

1 teaspoon of fish sauce

3 cloves garlic chopped

sea salt

black pepper

vegetable oil

Gravy:

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon beef paste

2 tablespoons flour

sea salt

black pepper

2 cups of water

Here’s the fish sauce I used. It contains no shellfish and is made from anchovies. So it’s clean. lol

This was my first time making this and boy I give a lot of respect to those take restaurants. It’s not as easy as it looks. On medium heat, cook the beef in a little vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Once it is cooked through drain and put in a large mixing bowl. Mix all the egg patty ingredients.

Set the stove on a little lower than medium. Use a 1 cup measuring cup to scoop out the mixture. Fry the side until golden brown in vegetable oil. Flip fry the other side and remove from the heat.

In a sauce pan on medium you will make the gravy. Combine all the gravy ingredients and as it is cooking constantly whisk until it thickens up. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over rice with gravy.

Beef Chorizo and Egg Skillet

1 12 oz beef chorizo

Eggs

6 cloves garlic chopped

2 red bell peppers sliced

3 tomatoes diced

2 chili peppers medium heat (3 for max heat)

Cilantro

2 tablespoons sea salt

2 tablespoons black pepper

1 tablespoons beef paste

1 cup of water

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 tablespoons curry powder

1 tablespoon turmeric

1/2 tablespoon cumin

Paprika

Olive oil

On medium heat, saute onions, chili peppers and half of your chopped garlic until onions soft in olive oil.

Add red bell peppers and tomatoes. Pour in water and beef paste. Stir and season with your spices. Let the tomatoes cook down.

Slice the beef chorizo and drop it in. Let it simmer for about 7 minutes. Then remove from heat.

Then crack eggs over top the vegetables in the skillet. You can put as many that will cover the top. Sprinkle a little salt, cilantro, pepper, paprika and the rest of the chopped garlic over top the eggs.

Bake 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with rice and avocado.

Slow Cooker Beef Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

2 lbs of beef chuck roast

3 slices of ginger

2 green onions

1 large yellow onion

2 carrots

1/3 cup red cooking wine

8 cloves

8 cloves garlic chopped

3 star anise

3 bay leaves

1 cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon fennel

3 dried chili peppers

1 Greenhouse tomato quartered

1/3 cup of soy sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons of beef base

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 tablespoons of sea salt

Olive oil

Bok choy

2 packs of udon noodles

Garnish:

Jalapenos and cilantro

Equipment: 7 quart crockpot

**Fyi Walmart has them on sale at the time of this post for $20.

Boil 5 mins to get the muck off. Set it aside.

Slice thin half of the yellow onion. Then saute onion, garlic, ginger, bay leaf, anise, cloves, chili peppers, cumin, fennel, cinnamon, sugar and black pepper in olive oil.

Pour in wine, soy sauce and beef base. Let simmer.

Quarter half of the yellow onion and tomato. The slicing of the vegetables are meant for flavor purposes.

Slice the beef in portions sizes like pictured.

Drop in the spices you already sauteed. Then cover with water.

Cook on high for 8 hours. Add the sea salt and stir.

Boil udon noodles for 8 minutes. Strain them out and rinse with cold water breaking up the noodles. Set aside.

Blanch bok choy for 2 minutes. I cut off the ends and sliced them.

This was my final set up. Then combine your bowl.

Lamb and Beef Kabobs

Ingredients:

1 lb ground lamb

1 lb ground beef

1/2 cup onions finely chopped

3 garlic cloves finely chopped

1/2 cup of breadcrumbs

2 eggs

Juice from 2 limes

1/4 cup fresh dill finely chopped

2 tablespoons paprika

1/2 tablespoon cumin

2 tablespoons sea salt

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 tablespoons Zahtar seasoning

Equipment: Bamboo Skewers

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Hand mix the ground lamb and beef thoroughly. Then add the remaining ingredients.

For speed form the meat in smooth cylindrical shapes first in a baking pan. Then poke a kabob stick through from end to end and tighten it up.

Bake for 30 mins. I served with a fresh salad and yellow rice.

Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad

Ingredients:

1 can of tuna

1 cup watercress

1 can Cannellini beans

Basil

Sea salt

Black pepper

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons Olive oil

1/4 cup capers

1/3 cup cherry tomatoes halved

1/3 cup black olives

1/3 cup red onions sliced

2 garlic cloves chopped

Mix and boom!

Tuna and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

3 cans chickpeas drained

4 cans tuna drained

2 tomatoes diced

1 cucumber diced

1 onion thin sliced

2 limes juice

1 cup cilantro chopped

3 cloves garlic chopped

*1 serrano pepper finely chopped for spice

2 tablespoons black pepper

2 avocados diced

2 tablespoons sea salt

2 tablespoons oregano

3 tablespoons Harissa Spice blend

2 tablespoons McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning

1/2 cup olive oil

*Add Boiled Eggs for more protein*

Toss everything but the avocado. Once the the salad is mixed well then toss the avocado in last.

This makes a large batch for a family of four. Happy Sabbath!

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