Chicken · Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Soups · Uncategorized

Gumbo

You’ll need:

1 large chicken breast cooked and diced

2 links smoked sausage cut into 2 inch slices

1 lb uncooked shrimp tail on

1 cup celery

4 garlic cloves minced

1/2 pablano pepper diced

1 yellow onion diced

1 tsp dried thyme

1 14oz can diced tomatoes

1-2 Cajun style flavor cube McCormick (in seasoning isle)

6 cups water

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup butter

Green onions chopped

2 cups uncooked brown rice

First chop all veggies and slice meats. In a Dutch oven add in chopped onions and minced garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Sauté until soft the. Add in chopped pepper and celery. Cook for a few minutes until they are soft then remove and place into bowl. Add in butter and melt and then slowly add in the flour and make a past. As soon as paste forms add in water slowly stirring until you have all water in. Add flavor cube and stir. Start with one cub and once gets boiling taste of you need to add a second one do that after it has been boiling for at least 10 minutes. Add in all veggies, seasoning, can tomatoes, cubed chicken and sliced smoked sausage. (Don’t add shrimp at this time) Bring everything to a boil and let boil for 12-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Cook rice as directed separately. After boiling for 15 minutes add in shrimp and boil another 3-5 minutes remove from heat. If it doesn’t have enough spice you can add some Cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Then to serve place rice in bowl and top with gumbo sprinkle on chopped fresh green onions and enjoy!!!

Dinner · Soups

Venison chili

You’ll need:

2 lbs ground venison

4 cans chili beans

2 peppers diced

2 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes

1 yellow onion chopped

4 cloves garlic

1 48oz tomato juice

1 cup water

4 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

Salt and pepper

1 tsp Garlic salt

Fist brown your venison. Then chop onions and mince garlic then add to browned meat. Sprinkle in the garlic salt and sauté until onions and garlic are soft and fragrant. Once soft add in the diced tomatoes and let simmer a few more minutes. Dice your peppers and open cans of beans and drain. Then in pot add beans, tomato juice, water and pour meat mixture in. Add in seasonings and stir. Bring to a boil and let boil for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes longer. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed or more chili powder if you would like a little spicier! Serve with sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese! Make a pan of corn bread and you have a perfect fall meal!

Dinner · InstaPot · Side Dishes · Veggies

Stuffed acorn squash

You’ll need:

2-3 small acorn squash

2 cups uncooked wild rice blend

1 10.5oz can cream of mushroom

1 7oz can chipotle peppers

2 cups Gouda cheese shredded

1/2 cup dried cranberries chopped

1 tbsp fresh thyme

4 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock

Salt and pepper

Fresh thyme for garnishing

First cook the wild rice as directed but use the chicken or vegetable stock to add flavor. I do mine In my pressure cooker and it’s done in a flash! Next slice the acorn in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and guts. Then drizzle the flesh with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If your baking bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Place into pan flesh side down with a tad bit of water. Bake until soft. Then remove and turn over.

For middle take the cooked wild rice and add in the cream of mushroom, Gouda, cranberries, thyme and salt and pepper. Dice 3 of the peppers and add. You can add more sauce to get more heat if you would like. Mix well then stuff the middles of the acorns.

Raise the oven temp to 425 and bake another 10-12 minutes until the tops are bubbling. Remove and sprinkle with fresh thyme and a few cranberries! Enjoy as a main dish or use as a beautiful side!

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Uncategorized

Hamburger skillet

You’ll need: (this makes two meals so throw one in your freezer)

2 lbs burger

2 15.5oz cans diced tomatoes

1 bag frozen mixed veggies

1 medium yellow onion diced

2 cups beef stock

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1 lb grated mozzarella

2 tbsp dried parsley flakes

Directions:

Brown burger and drain. Dice onions and add to skillet and sauté until onions are tender. Then add the canned tomatoes, frozen veggies and beef stock. Bring to a boil and add in spices. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Place half the mix in a freezer container and cover with half the mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parsley. (Cover with foil and freeze for a crazy night you don’t have time to cook)

With remaining mix in pan spread even and cover with cheese and sprinkle with parsley place under the boiler just u til cheese is melted . Serve with garlic bread and side salad! Enjoy!

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Soups · Uncategorized

Honey Soy ham steaks & black eyed peas

You’ll need:

2 ham steaks

1 small sweet onion diced

4 garlic cloves minced

4-6 tbsp olive oil

4 cups fresh chopped kale stem removed

3 cups cooked black eyed peas

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp soy sauce

First drizzle pan with olive oil. Heat and place ham steaks one at a time into pan. Heat each side about 3-4 minutes in high medium heat and brown both sides of ham steaks. Remove and set aside.

Chop onion and garlic and add to pan. (If there is chared pieces in pan remove and add a little more olive oil so your not burning)

On medium heat cook onions and garlic until soft. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Then add in kale, heat until kale is wilted. Then move to side of pan and add black eyed peas and cook on high for 1-2 minutes to brown peas just a little. Remove and pour onto serving tray.

Mix honey, brown sugar and soy. Add steaks back into pan and pour sauce over steaks turn steaks and cook another 3-4 minutes until sauce is bubbling and begans to reduce. Then place steaks over the peas and kale. Pour sauce over top of steaks and beans. We’ve hot. Enjoy!!

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Uncategorized

Mozzarella stuffed meatballs

You’ll need:

2 lbs beef 90/20 the good stuff

1/2 cup shreds motz

2 eggs

1 tbs basil

1 tbs oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

4 garlic cloves minced

2/3 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup Italian bread crumbs

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything in a bowl until there are no clumps. Then roll into 2 inch balls, then poke hole in center and rotate meatball to open center up. Take cheese and insert into middle and close and roll until you can’t see cheese and it’s fully closed. Place into a skillet with a little olive oil and brown in both sides. Then place into oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.

To make sauce chop garlic cloves and sauté in olive oil until soft. Then pour in your choice of sauce. You can also make Italian sausage and add! Yum! Then add meatballs to sauce and let cook in low to meld flavors. Serve over pasta!

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Meat

Beef & broccoli

You’ll need:

1 lb sirloin steak (or cheap thinner cut)

2 broccoli heads (cut off florets in bigger chunks)

8 garlic cloves crushed and rough chopped

1 large sweet yellow onion big chunks

6-8 baby portabella mushrooms cut in half

1/3 cup olive oil

3-4 tsp Fresh ground pepper

Salt to taste

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

4 tbsp fish sauce

3 tbsp hoisen sauce

2 tbsp sesame seeds

First slice steak into thin strips. In a sauté pan on medium heat place steak and drizzle with olive oil 3-4 tbsp. Sprinkle generously with pepper. Then smash 8 garlic cloves and give a rough chop. Place into pan on top of steak. Chop onions into bigger quarters and place on top of steak, then add the broccoli florets about 4 cups bigger chunks. Cover and let cook about 2 minutes. Meanwhile Mix soy sauce, 2 tbsp olive oil, fish sauce and hoisen sauce then pour over top all veggies and meat. Mix well and let cook another 4-5 minutes. (about 10-12 minutes for steak total) sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

You can make some brown rice and serve over top or brown rice noodles.

Enjoy!

Dinner · Low Carb Dish · SeaFood · Soups · Uncategorized

Spicy shrimp and veggie soup

You’ll need:

1 bag uncooked thawed shrimp

1 tbsp old bay seasoning

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp Cayenne pepper

1 tsp garlic salt

4 garlic cloves

2 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

Chopped zucchini (yellow and green)

Chopped carrots

1 28oz can crushed tomatoes

3 cups water

1 tbsp chicken bouillon

Chopped cilantro

Chopped scallions

Add seasoning to shrimp and toss well. Then in pot heat olive oil and cook shrimp for 3-5 minutes stirring. Then add in water and crushed tomatoes. Add in everything else and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10-15 minutes to soften veggies and let flavors meld together. Remove from heat and top with cilantro. Can add crushed red peppers for more heat!

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Meat · Sweet Potato Turkey burger · Uncategorized

Sweet Potato Turkey burgers

Ingredients:

2 medium sweet potatoes

1 pound ground turkey

1 egg

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp Mexican chili powder (or child powder)

Salt to taste but just a tad

6 leaves of ice burg lettuce

1 Roma tomato

Cilantro

Radishes

1 avocado

1/4 cup whit wine vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil light

1 lemon

Burger:

First you must roast the sweet potatoes you can do this in the oven by poking holes with fork and placing onto pan in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour.

(For quick cook in microwave poke holes place into bowl with a little water and microwave for 6-10 minutes until soft)

Then remove flesh of potato and place into bowl. Add the turkey, seasonings, egg and cheese. Mix well with ya DS and make into patties. (They will seem sticky but they will cook well)

Place into a pan drizzled with olive oil cook on medium heat 4-6 minutes on each side. They should start to brown before you flip so they don’t fall apart.

Sauce:

In a blender or food processor add olive oil, vinegar, squeezed lemon juice, avocado (remove skin and seed). You can add a few fresh cilantro leaves for an extra freshness. Then blend until smooth.

To assemble:

Place a lettuce leaf on a plate then place turkey burger, too with your choice of toppings. Tomato, cilantro, sliced radishes and cilantro. Drizzle with sauce and wrap up and enjoy! Serve with a side salad! Enjoy!