Carne Asada

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Missing Mexico right about now, so these Carne Asada tacos were just perfect!

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Carne Asada is one of those quintessential Mexican dishes …. pretty simple really, meat and a tortilla shell.  Make it exceptional by adding pickled onions and a fresh pico de gallo, and I promise – everything will look bright and cheerful!

Ingredients

  • 2limesjuiced
  • 4clovesgarliccrushed
  • 1/2cuporange juice
  • 1cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1/4cupvegetable oil
  • 1jalapenominced
  • 2tablespoonswhite vinegar
  • 2poundsflank or skirt steak

Instructions

  • In a large resealable bag, combine lime juice, crushed garlic, orange juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, vegetable oil, jalapeno, and vinegar. Squeeze it around to mix it up.
  • Put the entire flank steak into the resealable bag. Seal it up tight. Make sure all the meat is exposed to the marinade, squishing the bag around…

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Seasoned Collard Greens

My Meals are on Wheels

I’m passing along a perfect Diabetic Friendly Side Dish Recipe, Seasoned Collard Greens. To make this dish you’ll need Sodium-Free Powdered Instant Chicken Bouillon, Water, Frozen Collard Greens, Onion, Garlic, Turkey Bacon, Brown Sugar Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, and Cider Vinegar. The Dish is only 53 calories and 5 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Seasoned Collard Greens

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: Approximately 35 minutes.

2 teaspoons sodium-free powdered instant chicken bouillon
2 cups water
2 packages (9 ounces each) frozen collard…

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Hamburger & Barley Soup

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 2hrs

Another simple but tasty recipe that feeds the entire family. There’s nothing more to say. Best served with some fresh, crusty bread.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1L beef stock
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil for cooking.

METHOD:

  1. Prepare vegetables, finely chopping the onion, carrot, pepper, and celery.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot. Brown meat, breaking it up as you go along.
  3. Toss is the onion, carrot, celery, and pepper while the meat is still browning, cooking for at least a few minutes.
  4. Drain fat.
  5. Add the canned tomatoes, beef stock, parsley, thyme, and barley.
  6. Stir ingredients and bring…

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Fried Rice

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

I usually fail with fried rice recipes. Until now. We had a lot of leftover rice, and I was feeling particularly lazy. So I came up with this easy blend of ingredients to make a quick dinner. The picture doesn’t look particularly appetising. But I promise that it’s got a lot of flavour. And it was a good way to dose the kids full of vegetables.

Feeds 7 hungry mouths, with second helpings more most.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups cooked rice, cold
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2-1 bell pepper (green, red, yellow, orange, whatever), finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2-3 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • A little oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

METHOD:

  1. Preheat a wok or…

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Vegetarian Stir-Fry

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

This is a simple but tasty stir-fry, whose ingredients can be substituted with whatever takes your fancy. I roasted the broccoli, because I wanted a fresh meal with different textures and tastes. The sauce was simply poured over every individual serving. The method is a little unconventional, but somehow it seemed easier to make. And the family devoured it. Best served over rice.

Feeds 7 hungry mouths.

INGREDIENTS:

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, to thicken

Vegetables

  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 large head broccoli, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Chop broccoli into small chunks. Toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Lay evenly…

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Marinated Skirt Steak

Cooking Conveniently and with Purpose #LPBcooks

Wesley Maloney is the king of the kitchen and for years she would served up a perfectly charred marinated skirt steak that had marinaded for 24 hours. The oil create a high flash points that ignites the grill to caramelize the sugar in the ketchup and the soy already deeply penetrated to beef for amazing flavor. This recipe has never failed to keep everyone incredible happy and at the table asking for seconds, thirds…

The next generation of Maloney’s family and others did some experimenting and discovered that the marinade was not only perfect for flank steak but skirt as well. Their daughter Elizabeth marinade chicken with it and found that it was a total winner as well. It has also worked very well with tuna, swordfish and sea bass steaks. it is truly universal marinade and makes the summer hit list every year, year after year.

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds…

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Bacon-wrapped Pork Chops – Kirkley Crossing

We made these the other night along with some roasted butternut squash and braised Brussels sprouts. They turned out great. First we brined the chops using Alton Brown’s brinning recipe cut in half. 1/2 cup kosher salt (do not use iodized salt) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 Tablespoon black peppercorns 1/2 Tablespoon mustard powder 1…
— Read on kirkleycrossing.com/2020/04/29/bacon-wrapped-pork-chops/

Pizza Sticks

Roast 'n Relish

When you’re looking for a kid-friendly, easy recipe to make, this is a recipe for you. The original recipe I saw had this as a taco stick, which would work super well to flavor the meat, and serve with salsa. However, this night Cooper was craving pizza, so we changed it up. I think the stick-shaped pizza dough would be a great vessel for any foods you like: black beans, shredded chicken, pulled pork, etc. So make this your own (and your whole family happy!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 package pizza dough (tube easy to use here)
  • 6colby jack or mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 2tbsp, butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • Marinara sauce, for serving

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Cook ground beef in a skillet, seasoning with salt. Drain excess liquid.

While beef is cooking, roll…

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