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Steak and Mushroom Tacos

August 21, 2018

Another delicious summer recipe…

  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix the salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder together. Sprinkle all over the steak and marinate for 2 to 3 hours.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more
  • 2 cup shitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced thin
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle in adobo sauce
  • Salt

Heat a wide frying pan with the olive oil. Brown the steak on both sides on high heat. Keep aside. Cut into bit sized pieces. Add the mushrooms and add more oil if needed. Saute on medium high heat for a minute. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes on medium high heat, stirring constantly. Deglaze with orange juice and scrape the bottom of the pan. Add the adobo sauce. Mix well. Add the steak pieces and heat through. Serve on top of corn tortillas.

Mexican Style Turkey Burgers

July 30, 2018


  • 1 poblano pepper, cut in half, seeded
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into quarters
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, (wrapped in aluminum foil)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the vegetables on a lined cookie sheet. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle the salt and pepper and roast for 35 to 40 minutes or till the vegetables are soft. Take out of oven and scrape off the skin from the poblano peppers as well as the garlic from the foil. Place in a blender or processor and process till smooth.

  • 1 pound dark turkey meat
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Pepper

Place the turkey meat in a medium mixing bowl. Add the poblano mixture, salt and pepper and mix well till everything is incorporated. Form into four patties. Let it sit for 2 to 3 hours. Cook on a grill or skillet. Serve on a sesame seed bun with tomatoes, smoked paprika mayonnaise and guacamole.

Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of half lemon

Add the yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and lemon juice in a small bowl. Mix well and keep aside.

Grilled Chicken with Chipotle Sauce

July 31, 2017

Perfect recipe for a barbecue.. I made this last summer and it was a big hit!

Dry Rub

  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 smashed garlic cloves

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and keep aside.

  • 8 to 10 chicken drumsticks, skin removed

Score the drumsticks a couple of times and marinate them in the chipotle mixture in a zip lock bag over night or for at least 2 hours.

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 cup tomato sauce, preferably fresh
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo (added a pepper in there as well)
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Bring all the ingredients to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste for seasonings and set aside.

Grill the chicken till done and baste with half of the chipotle sauce. Use the rest of serving on the side. Serve the chicken with a salad.


Kathi Kebabs- Chicken Tikkas Stuffed in an Egg Roti

January 5, 2016

Kathi Kebab 4This dish is great with leftover chicken…

I already had cilantro chutney in the fridge. All I had to do is to make some fresh rotis and prepare the egg mixture. Whole wheat or regular tortillas can be used instead of rotis…

  • Leftover chicken tikkas (you need about a quarter cup per kathi), cut into one inch pieces and keep warm
  • 4 whole-wheat rotis
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Egg Mixture

  • 4 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a medium bowl, add the eggs, salt, and cayenne pepper. Beat lightly and keep aside.

Onion Relish

  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 8 toothpicks

In a small bowl mix the onion, salt, cayenne pepper and limejuice. Keep aside.

In a wide non-stick frying pan, heat one tablespoon olive oil. Add one roti to the pan and heat both sides, about a minute on each side. Take out of the pan and add 1/3 cup of the egg mixture. Immediately top the egg mixture with the warmed roti.
Kathi Kebab 1 Cook on medium high heat, till the egg is cooked at the bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip the egg roti and cook the other side for about a minute. Kathi Kebab 2

Place the egg roti on a serving plate and place the chicken pieces in the middle from top to bottom. Add about a tablespoon or more of the onion relish and the cilantro chutney. Kathi Kebab 3

Roll the roti and secure with two toothpicks.

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch thick fries
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the fries on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet. Drizzle the olive oil, salt, garlic powder and paprika. Mix well with your fingers and bake for about 45 minutes or till the fries are soft on the inside and crunchy and golden brown on the outside.

Sweet Potato Fries

Jalapeño Fontina Cheese Burgers

May 20, 2015

These are the most delicious burgers ever! Perfect for the upcoming long weekend…

  • 1 pound ground beef

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • 3 large jalapenos, sliced in half and deseeded
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, with skin on, wrapped in aluminum foil
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt
  • ½ cup cilantro

Add the jalapenos cut side down onto a lined cookie sheet. Add the wrapped garlic cloves. Drizzle the olive oil over the peppers and sprinkle some salt. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes until the peppers are soft. Take out of oven and let cool. Scrape the skin off the peppers. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins and add to small processor. Add the peppers and cilantro. Process till smooth. Add to the ground meat. Add some salt and mix well. Form into four patties and let sit for an hour or so.

  • 4 slices Fontina cheese
  • 4 ciabatta rolls

Jalapeno Mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos

Add the yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt and jalapenos in a small bowl. Mix well and serve with burgers and rolls.

Assemble the cooked burgers with melted fontina onto the toasted buns with the jalapeno mayonnaise.

Blackened Red Snapper

March 18, 2015

This is an easy, fast and super healthy recipe… I am trying to cook fish at least twice a week and this is a great one.

  • 4 red snapper fillets

Spice Rub

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Lemon slices

Mix the spices in a small bowl and sprinkle all over the fillets.

  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil

Heat a cast iron skillet and add the oil. Add the fillets skin side down and cook till almost opaque. Turn and cook the other side for another minute. Serve with lemon slices.

Roasted Smoked Paprika Sweet Potatoes

January 9, 2013

Smoked Paprika Roast Sweet Potatoes My weakness- are potatoes. I love then in potato chips and fries! I try to stay away from them but when I do indulge, I try to make them in a healthy way. I love make oven fries at home with very little oil. I stick with non-caloric flavors like smoked paprika, garlic powder or herbs.

Sweet potatoes are delicious and super healthy. I love making oven fries with sweet potatoes. I love the sweet flavor with the savory and smoky garlic and smoked paprika- talk about amazing bold flavors… I don’t miss the super unhealthy french fries at all…
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