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Cabbage Unrolled

Who has time to carefully roll a meat stuffing into fragile steamed cabbage leaves?

This recipe tastes just like cabbage rolls but it’s a  lot easier to make

Ingredients:

1/2 lb of ground beef
1/2 lb of ground pork or more ground beef
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 medium red onion, sliced
1/2 large head of cabbage, sliced
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of dill weed
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
5 Roma tomatoes
1 medium carrot
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  • In a large saucepan, saute the onions in the oil until tender.
  • Add the meat and spices and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Blend tomatoes and carrot together , until a sauce is formed and add them to the meat, cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the cabbage in, cover and cook until cabbage is tender.
  • Remove from heat, add the parsley, stir and cover.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes.
 
 

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Easy Tomato Chicken Fajitas

Here is my version of Mexican Fajitas with a Costa Rican touch

Most of us typically have all of these ingredients in our kitchens , so, it’s easy to turn to this recipe whenever you failed to plan a meal ahead or when you have unexpected visitors … I get lots of them

Ingredients:

2 tbsp of olive oil or oil of preference
5 boneless chicken thighs cut into strips (or 3 chicken breasts)
1 medium onion sliced
1/2 medium red bell pepper sliced
1/2 medium green bell pepper sliced
2 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of coriander
1 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional )
2 Roma tomatoes cut in 4
2 oz of water or broth (chicken, vegetable, beef or bone)
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:
  • In a skillet  saute the chicken oil and spices on high heat for 7-10 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper and water and cook until vegetables are tender.
  • Add tomatoes, cook for 3 minutes and serve
 
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Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Chicken, Entree, Gluten-Free, Paleo

 

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Pumpkin Seed Chile Verde

My version of a traditional Mexican recipe with a boost of nutrients.

100 grams of dried pumpkin seeds contain over 100% of your recommended dietary allowance of vitamin E, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus and sesame seeds are also rich in iron, calcium, thiamine, copper and zinc

Ingredients:

1 lb tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 cup of broth
4 lbs of pork shoulder roast
1 to 2 jalapeños, stemmed and chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, plus more for garnish
6 green onions, trimmed and roughly chopped
6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and roughly chopped
1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted
1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1/3 cup of almond flour.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation:
Blend all ingredients together, except the meat. Place everything in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, shred pork and mix in with sauce.
Garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions
Serves about 10
 
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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Entree, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork

 

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

Finally, Here is my first post!
Perfect recipe for a busy day, get it read in the morning and go about your day.

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken
3 tsp of olive oil
2 tsp of smoked paprika
2 tsp of coriander
1 tsp of black pepper
Salt to taste ( I used 2 tsp)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 small lemon cut in 4

Preparation:

  •  In a small bowl mix the olive oil with all the spices.
  • Clean and dry the chicken and rub the spice mixture.
  • Place inside a ziplock bag inside the fridge over night(optional)
  •  Place onions in the slow cooker.
  • Put the lemon inside the cavity and place chicken over onions, cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Place cooked chicken under broiler until skin is slightly brown and crispy  (optional)
 
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Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Chicken, Entree

 

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