What’s in your cupboard?

 I know it is only Thursday night and Taco Night is sort of reserved for Fridays but what the  heck. This is what I found in my cupboards, so tonight we’ll have Taco Pie!

Pie Shell

3 deciliter Almond Flour

1/2 deciliter Sesame Seed

1 egg

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Coconut Oil.

1 lb minced Beef

Garlic…a lot

Cumin

Paprika Powder

Chili flakes

Oregano

Salt and Pepper

(I added a touch of bong but it’s ok to use beef bouillon, make sure you mix it in well)

Egg Royal

2 Eggs

1 deciliter cream

1 deciliter milk

Oregano

Cumin

Salt & Pepper

Direction: Add all the ingredients for the pie shell in a food processor and mix it together until it becomes a smooth paste. In a oven proof dish press the paste and prick it with a fork. Pre-bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 F.

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Fry the minced beef and drain any fat or liquid that comes from the beef. Add garlic and the spices (touch of taste) and fry for another couple of minutes. When done add it into the pie shell and lay out the chopped tomatoes.

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Whisk the egg, milk, cream together with the spices and pour over the pie. Sprinkle over the cheese and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.


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Grilled skirt stake, roasted sweet potatoes and guacamole

What a hectic and not so healthy labor day weekend. Every night we had a party and don’t take me wrong it was fun and awesome but maybe not so healthy!!

I was really in the mood for something easy, fresh and quick as I did not have too much energy to cook last night. We picked up a skirt stake from whole foods that we threw on the grill as soon as we got home from the store.

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1 sweet potatoes cut in thin slices

vegetable oil to be brushed on the potatoes

salt

Roast the potatoes in the oven until it has a nice browning to it (it goes fast because they are so thinly cut)

Meanwhile mix all the ingredients for the guacamole and serve together with the sweet potatoes and guacamole.

2 mashed avocados

1 lime

2 tablespoons red onion

1 garlic clove

cilantro

1 tomato

salt and pepper

 

Summer Salad

Today is the day before midsummer and we decided to do our grocery shopping like everyone else…mistake!!! It took for ever and when we finally got back home the kids were starving and so was me and my sister. So meanwhile I made pancakes for the kids Helena made this unbelievable delicious summer salad with prawns…Unbeatable!

Prawn Mix (serves 2)

1/4 pound unpeeled prawns

1 cup sour cream

1/2 lemon juice

1/2 small chopped red onion

fresh chopped chive

fresh chopped dill

crushed chili flakes

Salt and pepper

Salad

2 hardboiled eggs

Ruccola

Lettuce

Cucumber

Avocado

Cocktail Tomatoes

Green pepper

Asparagus

Lemon wedges

Dill

How to:

Peel the prawns and mix together all the ingredients for the prawn mix season with salt and pepper.

Chop the vegetables and cut the eggs in halves serve with the prawn mic on top…enjoy!

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Oven Roasted Chicken

This is one of the easiest and simplest recipe there is and it is so good!

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I used 1 whole chicken (you can use what ever part you prefer)

1 bls / 500 grams Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage (whole foods)

1 Zucchini

1 Yellow squash

1 red onion

1 Red Bell Pepper

1/2 cup pitted Olives

1/2 Lemon Juice

Balsamic Vinegar

Olive Oil

Thyme

Rosemary

Salt and Pepper

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How to: Cut the chicken into to pieces, slice the sausage and dice the vegetables then place it on an oven proof tray. Sprinkle lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and the herbs over the ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Place the tray in the oven for about 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked at 400F/200 C.

Next time I’ll not use a whole chicken because it almost landed on my head while cutting it, guess I am no butcher…haha, but I’ll get some extra chicken wings because Mira just loved them 😉

Spice up your Breakfast egg

Have never been a breakfast gal, except for my cup of black coffee! My lack of interest in this early meal is also the reason why I never really blog about my breakfast as it’s not that exciting but today I decided I would actually change it up a bit.

I normally have 3 boiled eggs (1 yolk) depending how I feel I also might make porridge but not always. Today I decided to try to make something that is a little bit more enjoyable, as well as something that was quick and easy.

3 hard boiled Eggs (3 egg whites with 1 yolk)

1/2 avocado

1/2 tomato

chili flakes

Garlic powder

A splash of Lemon Champagne Vinegar 

salt and pepper

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Chicken and Mushroom Olio

If you think I have not eating anything the last few days I will assure you I have, I’ve just not been posting the recipes but they are coming soon. So after the snowball fight earlier on today I was starving when it was time for dinner so good thing the dinner was both easy and fast to make.

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4 Chicken breast

Button Mushrooms

1 Green Bell Pepper

3 Cloves of Garlic

½ cup white wine

1 cube of chicken stock

1-2 cans of tomato sauce

6-7 pearl onions

2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

2 tablespoons of Oregano

Fresh Tarragon

How to: Cut the chicken breast into smaller pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry them in olive oil in a skillet till it has a nice browning. Remove the Chicken and fry the garlic, mushroom and the bell pepper for a few minutes before adding the wine and let it simmer till half the wine is reduced. Add the tomato sauce, the fried chicken, chicken stock, onion, balsamic vinegar, the herbs and season with salt and pepper. Let it coddle for about 25 minutes to make the chicken real tender. I served the Olio with roasted vegetables and a salad.

 

Bacon wrapped Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes.

Wow…here I was hoping the winter was coming to an end. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, the snow was dripping away and I almost got the “spring it’s on its way” feeling. It did not last long though because today wet and heavy snow was pounding outside our window and the last thing I wanted to do was to go outside. This is when, the only thing you want to do is to lit up candles and bury yourself in comfort food to make you feel better but it doesn’t have to mean Chicken Wings or Pizza, it can still be healthy and clean…

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2 Chicken Breasts

4 slices of Bacon

¼ cup Sundried Tomatoes in Olive Oil

½ tablespoon Basil

1 Chopped Garlic

Pepper

Roasted Vegetables

Use what ever you have available…

Brussels Sprouts

Red Onion

Mushroom

Fennel

Red Bell Pepper

Olives

Chopped Red Chili

1 Chopped Garlic Clove

Olive Oil

Champagne Lemon Vinegar

Salt and Pepper

How to: Mix together the sundried tomatoes, basil and garlic. Cut the chicken breast in half and make a cut in the middle and stuff the tomato mix in the chicken. Wrap the bacon around the chicken and make sure the “ends” of the bacon are tucked in under the chicken on a ovenproof dish. Place the chicken in the oven 200 C./400 F. for about 20 minutes.

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