July 23, 2012

Pasta and Eggs

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This was just phenomenal. Take pasta, take chicken, take frozen veggies, add egg at the end, and you have a hell of an unusual and surprisingly tasty dinner.

You might not think it if you look at it, but damn, that's one hell of a combination. Playing around in the experimental kitchen is one of my favorite things, and sometimes it even works out well! Enjoy!


Serves 2

Ingredients

2 servings cooked pasta, al dente
1 chicken breast, cubed and cooked
1 cup frozen veggies
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Combine chicken, pasta, and veggies in a pan on medium heat.

2. Once heated, add beaten egg, salt, and pepper, and scramble.

3. Turn heat to low and let sit after a minute. Scramble again until eggs are done. Add more salt and pepper as needed.

July 09, 2012

Yuca con Mojo

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Yucca (yuca, cassava) is a very rewarding root if it's prepared properly. When it's done horribly, it's like an overcooked plain baked potato. You just don't want to put it in your mouth. Dry and awful, really.


Luckily, many cultures have developed a host of wonderful ways to prepare yucca, including with a yummy garlic oil sauce. The mouthwatering smell is overwhelming, and you're likely to shove past kids and grandparents alike to get your hands on some.

To avoid all that, prepare it at home just for yourself. It's ok to be greedy sometimes. Enjoy!

Ingredients


1 1/2 lbs yucca root, halved and in chunks
1 lime
6 garlic cloves, mashed
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped

Directions


1. Place yucca in saucepan. Add salt and lime juice until yucca is just covered and bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.

3. Drain and keep warm.

4. Mash garlic cloves into salt or use food processor.

5. Add garlic, lemon juice, and onions to olive oil in a separate pan, heat until bubbling, then pour over yucca.

6. Toss yucca & sauce, gently cooking to saute over medium heat until light brown.

July 02, 2012

Salmon Burgers

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Made from scratch salmon burgers are a lot easier than I expected. I thought you'd have to cook them beforehand, then chop them up and then grill or bake them. Turns out that it's easier than that.

Just slice a filet up into whatever size pieces you want and form them into patties. Then grill or bake until tender. Add some spices, herbs, green onion, or even an egg. Make it your own. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 salmon filet, chopped
various spices
salt
pepper
optional: egg, green onoin, oil

Directions

In a bowl, mix the chopped salmon with the spices and seasonings and any optional ingredients.

Form into patties.

Bake in a 350 degree oven or in a pan on medium heat. Bake for 10-15 or grill for 5-10, until tender.