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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Chunky Rustic Guacamole

Chunky Rustic Guacamole

Avocadoes are not only creamy and delicious but their great for your health!  Packed with Omega 3 fatty acid, it is an excellent compliment to any dish.  This guacamole is a chunky version of the typical guacamole recipe without chili.  This is a great complement for tacos,  tostadas and burritos.  It is also great as a chunky dip served with tortilla chips.

Ingredients
1 large avocado
1/2 cup of finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup of finely chopped tomatoes
1/8 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/3 cup of finely chopped cilantro
the juice of 1 lime
salt to taste



Instructions:


  1. In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients.   Gently mix the ingredients together.
  2. Serve and Enjoy!

Steak, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

Steak, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions


Steak and potatoes is one of the ultimate hearty dishes.  When the meat is lean and trimmed of its fat, you can create flavor-packed and healthy dishes.  Enjoy this dish with my bold and sassy steak sauce for an extra kick!

Ingredients
1/2 pound of London Broil, trim the fat and chop into small strips
3 potatoes, finely chopped into small cubes
2 large sweet bell peppers, cut into small strips
1/2 of a red onion, thinly sliced
salt to taste
2 tbsp of olive oil


Instructions:



  1. In a large pan, add the olive oil and the potatoes.  Cook the potatoes over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 5 -6 minutes.  Make sure to turn the potatoes over several times to ensure cooking on both sides of the potatoes.
  2. Add the meat to the pan and cook over medium heat until medium rare, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the bell peppers and the onions to the pan. Add salt to taste. Cook until the onions and peppers have softened, about 3-4 minutes.  
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

Monica's Bold & Sassy Steak Sauce

Monica's Bold & Sassy Steak Sauce


Steak sauce is a condiment that we use to enhance the flavor of steak or other beef dishes.  I love being able to create a recipe that I can make and use whenever it is needed.  I wanted a recipe that featured bold flavors of garlic and pepper, without a vinegary taste that is present in most store bought versions of steak sauce.

Ingredients
2 cups of water
2 cups of tomato puree 
2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
3 cloves of garlic, grated
1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 tbsp of olive oil


Instructions:



  1. In a saucepan, add the olive oil, onion, garlic and red pepper.  Sautée the onions until they become translucent, about 3-5 minutes over medium heat.  
  2. Add the water, tomato puree, and Worcestershire sauce to the saucepan.  Mix well and cook the sauce for 8 to 10 minutes.  
  3. Enjoy!