My Favorite Salad Creations!!

This will continue with my personal bests. FYI

Pictured: Smoked salmon, soft boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, avocados, snap peas, black olives, dill, garlic, spinach, homemade lime vinaigrette

Pictured: Tuna Poke, green bell peppers, avocados, super ripe tomatoes, birds eye chili, green onions, garlic

Crockpot Lemon and Thyme Turkey Legs

Ingredients:

2 lbs Turkey legs

3 carrots chopped

2 potatoes chopped

cherry tomatoes

Juice from one lemon

fresh thyme sprigs

McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning

paprika

black pepper

sea salt

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1 chicken bouillon cube

1 cup water

*garnish with 1 lemon

Set the crockpot to high. Season the turkey legs with the above list and put everything in. Let it cook for up to 4 hours or until the meat is tender.

Pentecost or Feast of First Fruits

Just sharing what we are munching on during this wonderful feast day! We tried exciting more exotic fruits we’ve never had. The kids really enjoyed this because they really love sweet things. Of course there will be plenty of leftovers but I do have a Ninja so it’s no problem!

Pictured:

Mango, Dragonfruit, Pineapple, Kiwi, Apple, Orange, Peach. Pear, Watermelon, Horned Melon

This is nice seasoning if you want a little salty with the sweet. My Panamanian friend introduced this to me years ago and I’ve never looked back! πŸ˜‹

Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew

Ingredients:

2.5 lbs of corned beef sliced

1 head of cabbage sliced

3 red potatoes cubed

2 yellow onions sliced

3 carrots sliced

3 cups beef broth

1/2 cup red wine

1 can tomato paste

1 tablespoon caraway seed

2 tablespoons turmeric

1 tablespoon rosemary

1 tablespoon thyme

1 tablespoon red pepper powder

1/3 cup of vinegar

1 bay leaf

2 star anise

4 cloves garlic chopped

vegetable oil

sea salt

lemon pepper seasoning

black pepper

water

Equipment: Dutch Oven

*I ended up having to buy my corned beef from the neighborhood deli so I asked them slice it thick. Then I sliced it again into strips when I got home*

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On medium heat saute garlic, onions, carrots, sea salt, pepper, thyme, caraway seed and rosemary in vegetable oil. You will use the same dutch oven to do this.

Then combine corned beef and cabbage in the pot. Pour in beef broth, wine, vinegar and tomato paste. Cover with water and stir. Drop in a bay leaf and star anise. Add turmeric and red pepper powder.

Bake a maximum of 1.5 hours until potatoes tender. Remove from oven and stir occasionally and taste the broth to make sure seasoning is where you want it. Sprinkle in sea salt, pepper, and lemon pepper to taste. You can serve with rice or on its own.

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.

Crock-Pot Roast Beef

Ingredients:

1 beef chuck roast

1 onion sliced

3 carrots sliced

1 green pepper chopped

3 star anise** secret ingredientπŸ‘ˆπŸΎ

1 large potato diced

1 bunch of cilantro chopped

2 tablespoon fresh ginger chopped

sea salt

onion powder

black pepper

garlic powder

Paprika

Rosemary

Rick’s Hot & Spicy All-Purpose Seasoning (Spicy Blend)

3 tablespoons flour to thicken

Equipment: Crock-Pot

Combine all meat and veggies in a crock pot on high. Cover with water. Season liberally and allow to cook for 8 hours.

After the 8 hours break the meat apart. Shouldn’t be hard at all. Taste and add more seasoning to your preference and flour to thicken the broth. Cook for 30 more minutes then serve with rice.

A Perfect Breakfast with Sizzle Steak

Ingredients:

Sizzle Steak

Worcestershire Sauce

Rick’s Hot & Spicy All-Purpose Seasoning (Spicy Blend)

Onion powder

1 potato cubed

1/4th an onion chopped

Seasoning salt

2 eggs

1/2 an avocado sliced

6 cherry tomatoes halved

Red wine vinegar

1/2 a Serrano pepper finely chopped

Sea salt

Black pepper

Paprika

Vegetable oil

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Season potatoes with seasoning salt and black pepper. Toss in a little vegetable oil. Bake with onions for about 35 minutes. Make sure they are soft.

Toss halved cherry tomatoes with a little red wine vinegar, avocado, sea salt, black pepper and Serrano peppers.

On medium heat, fry eggs sunny side up with sea salt, black pepper and paprika in vegetable oil.

On medium heat, place steak down in vegetable oil. Season top with a little worcestershire sauce, light sea salt, pepper, all-purpose seasoning, and onion powder. Let it brown. Then flip and season the other side with all but the worcestershire sauce. Let that side brown then serve. It’s a very delicious and refreshing meal. Also budget friendly!

Pan-seared Ribeye??! Today was my lucky day!!

Ingredients:

1 pack of Ribeye Steaks

Rosemary

Thyme

Basil

Sea salt

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper

1/3 cup of green onion chopped

1 lemon

Butter

Olive oil

Normally this cut of meat is out of my price range but the other day at the dealership the meat lady came by lol. So I got them for half price. I will not elaborate further. I was super pumped needless to say and so were the kids. There was 2 ribeyes per pack but due to their size and thickness, I realized I could cut them in half. Only one pack was need for me and the kids. So I still have a pack left!

Party of 4… your table awaits!!

Season the meat to your preferences with the ingredients above and allow it to marinade for 30 mins. Then pan-sear them on medium high on each side in a little butter and olive oil. Squeeze the lemon on each side of the steak. Once you have that nice blackened sear on each side. Place them in the oven on 350 degrees for 10 mins to cook them through.

Fyi: I don’t eat my steaks rare which is why I place them in the oven to further cook. Remember a great sear locks in the juices!

Roast Chicken

Now before I begin, keep in mind I have 3 growing boys so one roasted chicken will not cut it period. My boys have bottomless pits for stomachs so luckily H.E.B grocery store has those large chickens about 5-6 dollars a pop. A super good deal. This means leftovers and lunch with for me to pack for work.

Ingredients:

2 whole chickens

rosemary

oregano

juice from 1 large orange

sea salt

steak seasoning

garlic powder

4 cloves of garlic

2 large onions cut in large slices

4 carrots sliced in 1 inch

5 red potatoes sliced in 1 inch cubes

*Use a roasting pan for this recipe.

Preheat oven 450 degrees. Rinse off the chickens with water. Remove any giblets or organ meat stuff inside. I put mine in a Ziplock bag and in the freezer. I’m sure I’ll find some use for it.. a broth or something. Place chicken the roasting pan along with your sliced carrots and potatoes. Now slice your orange in half and squeeze over top chicken. Stuff the remaining half an orange inside each cavity. Stuff one garlic clove and a half an onion in each. The remaining onions sprinkle over the vegetables. The two remaining cloves slice and sprinkle over the chicken. Then season liberally with rosemary, oregano, steak seasoning, sea salt, and garlic powder. Roast covered for 2-2 1/2 hours depending on weight.

I was soooo hungry so I had a lot of meat its literally covering all my rice. 😭

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