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Showing posts with label Lunch Recipes. Show all posts

FILET MIGNON WITH GARLIC HERB BUTTER

January 20, 2020
This fillet with Garlic Herb Butter is straightforward and taste absolutely phenomenal!

This fillet with Garlic Herb Butter absolutely melts in your mouth. CookiMng it during a hot pan and finishing it within the oven will offer you the simplest filet you ever had. Very easy to try to to , super tender, flavorful and delicious!

FILET MIGNON WITH GARLIC HERB BUTTER
FILET MIGNON WITH GARLIC HERB BUTTER

Cast iron skillets are the simplest for this steak, because it get so hot and provides them such an excellent sear. They're fairly cheap and can last forever this is often the one I even have . The garlic herb butter is such an ideal combo to top this filet off with.

This Garlic Herb Butter is astounding on anything really, just keep it in your fridge and provides it a try beef, chicken or veggies.

FILET MIGNON WITH GARLIC HERB BUTTER

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2-4 8- ounce Filet Mignon steaks, about 1 1/2 inch thick

FOR THE GARLIC HERB BUTTER:

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Remove steaks from refrigerator and let come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Heat a cast iron or oven safe skillet on high heat add olive oil and butter, once butter is melted and done foaming add steaks. Cook for 2 minutes them flip and cook another 2 minutes, this gives the Filets a nice brown sear. Place pan in oven and cook 7-8 minutes or until desired doneness. Rare - 120-125F, medium rare - 130-135F, medium - 140-145F, medium well - 150-155F and well done - 160-165F.
  4. Remove the skillet add the garlic herb butter and let rest 3 minutes. Serve garnish with fresh parsley and pan juices
  5. For the butter
  6. In a small bowl add butter, herbs and garlic and mix until combined. Place mixed butter on a piece of plastic wrap roll and twist the ends. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

HOMEMADE HEALTHY RAMEN BOWL

January 19, 2020
Easy homemade healthy ramen bowl! Basically chicken noodle soup’s Asian cousin, sans the chicken.

These healthy ramen bowls are so flavorful and therefore the perfect food when you’re sick.

HOMEMADE HEALTHY RAMEN BOWL
HOMEMADE HEALTHY RAMEN BOWL

My easy homemade healthy ramen noodles are full of vegetables to form you stronger and that I used easy dried packaged ramen noodles because no recipe when you’re sick should be complicated!

Just make certain to swap out the sodium packed flavorings found in Top Ramen and follow the recipe below for amazing flavor during this easy ramen recipe. 

HOMEMADE HEALTHY RAMEN BOWL

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 thumb of ginger, grated
  • 2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3–4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • A healthy squirt of sriracha (more if you like it spicy)
  • 2– packages of dried top ramen (discard flavorings)
  • 3 cups of kale or spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • 2–3 eggs, soft boiled

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a large dutch oven or stock pot heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add in carrots and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add in minced garlic and ginger and sesame oil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add in broth, soy sauce, and sriracha and bring broth to a slow simmer. Taste test broth and add in more soy sauce or sriracha to your liking. Stir in kale and cook for 1-2 minutes or until wilted. Add dried ramen packages to simmering broth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Top soup bowls off with thinly sliced jalapeños, sesame seeds, green onions and soft boiled eggs.
  5. To make soft boiled jammy eggs:
  6. Bring a small sauce pot of water to a rolling boil. Add in 2-3 eggs and boil for (5) minutes (be sure to set a timer!).
  7. Once eggs are finished cooking, immediately transfer them to a bowl filled with half ice/half water to cool down instantly and stop cooking. Let cool for 2-3 minutes and very gently peel and half eggs for soup.

GARLIC LIME CASHEW ZOODLES

January 10, 2020
These garlic lime cashew zoodles are an excellent easy and healthy vegan meal option. This is often a snap to form , and therefore the sauce is addictive!

I originally envisioned this to be a chilly salad, but I noticed that creating the dressing would be easier if I heated it up, then it morphed into a warm meal. So glad I went this route.

GARLIC LIME CASHEW ZOODLES
GARLIC LIME CASHEW ZOODLES

The cashews also because the spread within the sauce provide many substance. I had this as an entree, but I also think it might work as a entremots .

I spiralized the carrot on the thinnest setting, so it cooks really fast. The zucchini is spiralized on the medium setting and therefore the zoodles are nicely “al dente” when cooking is completed .

GARLIC LIME CASHEW ZOODLES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 large carrots peeled
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped

Sauce:

  • 1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicy!)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Spiralize the carrots on the thinnest setting, and spiralize the zucchini on the medium setting. Set aside.
  2. Add the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and garlic to a skillet on medium-high heat. Stirring constantly, cook it for about 2 minutes or until the garlic has just started to cook.
  3. Add the cashews, zucchini, and carrots. Using tongs or two large spoons, gently toss/lift up the pan contents every 10-20 seconds or so for about 4-5 minutes until everything is lightly cooked and heated through. The zucchini will release some liquid, which will help to make a nice sauce. When it's almost ready, add the cilantro in and toss. Serve immediately.

SLOW COOKER FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES

December 29, 2019
An easy recipe for French Dip Sandwiches made within the slow cooker or Instant Pot. Tender beef, caramelized onions and melted cheese with juicy on the side for dipping.

This easy recipe are often made in your SLOW COOKER OR INSTANT POT! The bottom recipe is that the same, which suggests regardless of which way you create it you’ll find yourself with a juicy sandwich that's to die for.

SLOW COOKER FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES
SLOW COOKER FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES

The thing I really like the foremost about using the moment Pot for this recipe is that it's made completely right within the Instant Pot. Since the moment Pot features a sauté function, you'll brown the meat and onions right within the pot before cooking. 

This is the first way I even have always made this recipe, and it's still my favorite. Yes, it takes 2-3 times the quantity of your time than the moment Pot, but I really like that I can peak at the meat, and check it for tenderness during the last hour or two of cook time (no guessing like with the pressure cooker). I also think that the meat is more tender when slow-cooked, it's always super tender and falling apart.

SLOW COOKER FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 pound beef chuck roast or rump roast trimmed of excess fat (I've also used a sirloin roast and boneless bottom round for a leaner option)
  • 3 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 2 yellow onions quartered and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 4-6 rolls nothing too soft or it will fall apart once dipped
  • 8-12 slices cheese (provolone, swiss, havarti or monterey jack)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Liberally salt and pepper your roast.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup, combine the beef broth and worcestershire sauce and set aside.
  3. In a large cast iron skillet, dutch oven or in your Instant Pot in sauté mode, heat oil on medium-high heat, add the meat and sear on all sides until each side has a nice brown crust formed. Transfer meat into your slow cooker (if using) OR remove the meat from your Instant Pot and continue.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium, and in the same pot you browned the meat in, add the sliced onions and cook for 5 minutes, adding more oil if necessary. Add the chopped garlic and cook for an additional minute or two. Pour a couple tablespoons of the beef broth mixture into the pot with the onions and using a wooden spoon, scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan (this will add lots of flavor). 

Slow Cooker:

  1. Transfer the onion mixture and all accumulated juices into the slow cooker (with the meat) and add in the remaining broth and the bay leaf. Cook in your slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours, until the meat is very tender. Remove the meat to a cutting board and thinly slice it or shred it, set aside.
  2. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and carefully pour the juices from the slow cooker through the strainer and into the bowl (this is your au jus). Set aside the onions that remain in the strainer, discard the bay leaf.
  3. Transfer the sliced meat and the onions back into the slow cooker. Pour over a little bit of au jus to moisten the meat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve the remaining au jus for dipping. If you'd like more au jus, you can stir in a little beef broth to make it stretch farther.
  4. Toast your rolls, fill with meat and onions, cover with the cheese of your choice. Melt the cheese in a 375° oven or under the broiler until melted. Serve with the au jus on the side for dipping.

Instant Pot:

  1. Add the beef to the onion mixture in the Instant Pot, add in the remaining broth and the bay leaf. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes, followed by a 20 minute natural release. Remove the meat to a cutting board and thinly slice it or shred it, set aside.
  2. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and carefully pour the juices from the Instant Pot through the strainer and into the bowl (this is your au jus). Set aside the onions that remain in the strainer, discard the bay leaf.
  3. Transfer the sliced meat and the onions back into the Instant Pot. Pour over a little bit of au jus to moisten the meat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve the remaining au jus for dipping. If you'd like more au jus, you can stir in a little beef broth to make it stretch farther.
  4. Toast your rolls, fill with meat and onions, cover with the cheese of your choice. Melt the cheese in a 375° oven or under the broiler until melted. Serve with the au jus on the side for dipping.

BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM STIR-FRY RECIPES

December 27, 2019
Stir-fried vegetables could be the right weeknight meal. Believe it – it’s quick, it’s healthy, and (most importantly) it’s satisfyingly delicious. 

You can serve vegan fry recipes on top of quinoa for a few extra protein in your life, otherwise you can eat it with a pleasant helping of healthy rice. I’ve even made it with some fried tofu on top and it’s always tasty!

BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM STIR-FRY RECIPES
BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM STIR-FRY RECIPES

Broccoli performs two important functions in vegan fry recipes. First of all, it takes up bulk. It gives you something substantial to chew on, and that’s a crucial thanks to help yourself feel full.

This green brassica vegetable also packs a nutritional punch. It brings vitamins C and K to the dish, along side fiber, folate, and anti inflammatory benefits. It even brings a touch of protein—4 grams, which may be a surprising amount for a vegetable. Broccoli is a crucial vegetable within the vegan diet, so don’t skip this ingredient.

BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM STIR-FRY RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth, optional water
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cashews, optional water chestnuts
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, optional
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a large skillet on high heat, add the broccoli, onion, garlic, mushrooms, red pepper, ginger, and water. Cook, stirring often until broccoli is soft and onions are translucent. Add broth and more as needed to prevent the vegetables from sticking.
  2. Stir in the carrot, cashews, vinegar, soy sauce, and coconut sugar. Stir well and simmer for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve alone or on top of quinoa or brown rice.

THAI CHICKEN SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE

December 27, 2019
Thai Chicken Satay skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce – the gold standard of authentic Thai food! Marinated chicken with a peanut sauce that’s so good, everyone are going to be begging for the recipe – and can be astonished how easy it is!

At the danger of sounding totally obnoxious – this is often a recipe for Chicken Satay skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce that really stacks up to your favourite Thai restaurant.

THAI CHICKEN SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE
THAI CHICKEN SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE

Thai Red Curry paste may be a “secret ingredient” in both the marinade and therefore the sauce. You only need about 2.5 tbsp which doesn’t sound like much, but we don’t want this to taste of red curry. We’re just using it as a flavour enhancer.

Ahead of publishing this recipe, I attempted the Thai Peanut Sauce with natural pure spread vs commercial spread (Kraft, now Bega) side by side to verify this!

THAI CHICKEN SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE

INGREDIENTS :

  • 400 g/14oz coconut milk (1 can), full fat
  • 13-16 bamboo skewers , 16cm / 6.5" long (Note 1)

MARINADE:

  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 600 g / 1.2lb chicken thighs , boneless skinless, cut into 2cm/4/5" pieces (Note 2)
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (Note 3)
  • 2 tsp red curry paste (Note 4)
  • 1 tsp salt

THAI PEANUT SAUCE:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste (Note 4)
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter, smooth (Note 5)
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce (Note 6)
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar (Note 7)
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) water

SERVING:

  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • 2 tbsp peanuts finely choppe
  • Coriander / cilantro leaves and sliced red chilli (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. If cooking on a BBQ or over charcoal, soak skewers for 2 hours in water.

THAI CHICKEN SATAY SKEWERS:

  1. Mix together the chicken and Marinade with 1/4 cup of coconut milk, then set aside for at least 20 minutes, or overnight.
  2. Thread onto skewers - I do 4 to 5 pieces each.
  3. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a large non stick pan over medium high heat.
  4. Cook skewers in batches for 3 minutes on each side until golden.

THAI PEANUT SAUCE:

  1. Place remaining coconut milk and Peanut Sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium low heat.
  2. Stir to combine then simmer, stirring every now and then, for 5 minutes.
  3. Adjust consistency with water - it should be a pourable but thickish sauce.
  4. Cover with lid and keep warm while cooking skewers.

SERVING:

  1. Pour some sauce into a bowl. Sprinkle with some peanuts - stir some through if you want.
  2. Pile satay skewers onto a platter, sprinkle with remaining peanuts, coriander and chilli.
  3. Serve with sauce on the side for dipping.

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