Guilty Pleasure Breakfast
If I'm being completely honest, this wasn't just a guilty pleasure breakfast. This was a painfully hungover, need something delicious breakfast. This one's pretty easy because you can always have these ingredients. I always have frozen sausage and frozen bagels, for in case of emergency situations. Load it up with your favorite cheese, add in some vegetables if you're feeling healthy and enjoy!
Toast your bagel. Cook your eggs in a pan with 1 slice of American cheese cut up. Cook in a omelette fashion, to be able to fold over to fit on the bagel. Sausage you can cook on a skillet or in the microwave. Once bagel is toasted, add your sausage first then another slice of American cheese on top. Then add your eggs and the top of the bagel. ENJOY!
Cosmo With a twist
The perfect quarantini, minus the martini glass. My "twist" on this cosmo is adding in orange juice for a more citrus taste. Try it out, let me know what you think! Oh and this a 21+ over recipe ;).
*This recipe makes 2*
Add in a shaker with ice, 1/2 cup of vodka, 1/2 cup of triple sec, 1/2 lime squeezed, 1/2 cup of cranberry juice, 1/4 cup of orange juice. Shake and serve over ice!
Yum!! All I can say is yum! With the pandemic, many Chinese/Japanese restaurants have closed down. With my craving for a greasy lo-mein, I had no choice but to make it myself. There are a few staples to a good lo-mein like the baby corn. Other ingredients I didn't include are cabbage and broccoli. I did noodle-less to enjoy a lower carb meal. If you choose to do it with noodles, I would recommend a spaghetti or a Chinese noodle you can find in your regular grocery store. You can also try a rice noodle, or udon noodle to change it up.
Begin by slicing your chicken and seasoning with garlic and pepper. While chicken is cooking add soy sauce, sesame oil and oyster sauce to chicken as it cooks down. In separate pan cook your sliced vegetables, with same seasonings. Once chicken is cooked through, add to vegetables. Add extra sauces as needed, to taste. Enjoy alone or with pasta. If adding pasta, in a pan mix chicken, vegetables and pasta to mix all flavors.
Another delicious late night meal! Or just a guilty pleasure snack/dinner. This was definitely made from taco meat leftovers and a late night craving. Nachos can be so diverse, adding whatever you have in your pantry or whatever you like. As long as you have the basics, you'll make a great nacho.
Taco meat (Leftovers which has onions and peppers in it)
Mexican shredded cheese
Taco bell mild sauce
Lay out your chips on a pan, adding a layer of cheese and the taco meat. Rip open a packet of mild sauce and drizzle over. Then add another layer of chips and follow first steps. Top with cheese and put in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees or into the microwave for 3 minutes. Once cheese is melted, add sour cream and more mild sauce. Ready to eat!
Asian style Ahi Tuna
Talk about a simple dish. This is literally a two ingredient, delicious salad. Not including the dressing of course. Ahi tuna and arugula, is really all you need. When the tuna is seasoned properly, it gives it so much flavor, all you want is a bit of freshness. Let me know what you think!
Ahi tuna steak
In a bowl, mix your garlic powder, black pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil. Start out adding small amounts of each and tasting as you go along to get the taste you enjoy. Then add in your ahi tuna and allow it to sit for 10 minutes in marinade. Then add to a sauce pan, cooking on each side for 1-2 minutes. Once browned, remove and slice. Add to the top of your arugula and enjoy!
Green Shrimp Salad
A lighter fare. I always like to post recipes that are fairly easy and quick. There is nothing more enjoyable then being able to eat delicious foods, and not spend hours cooking them. This salad doesn't have much cooking at all. It's a typical green salad, that will definitely get your daily veg intake and some healthy protein. You can switch the shrimp out for just about anything you have in your refrigerator.
Shrimp raw or frozen
First begin with your arugula on your plate. Then slice up your vegetables and place them on top. Once your shrimp is ready to be cooked, add to pan with olive oil, garlic powder and black pepper. Once pink, remove and add to your salad. Drizzle your dressing on top, and enjoy!
Sausage and Peppers
This baby brings me back! To the days when I would come home from school or my part time job and my mom would have dinner waiting on the table. Boy were those the days! Now I have to cook for myself AND do the dishes, womp womp. I actually took this recipe from my mom, and put my own twist on it. Traditionally, I would have it with a tomato sauce. This time I wanted a lighter feel, so I went with the garlic and olive oil. You can use red onions, or yellow/red/green peppers as well. I chose Italian chicken sausage, but you can also go for a pork or turkey depending on preference. This is great over rice or pasta, or even just alone! It's super simple, very few ingredients and so delicious.
1 package of mild Italian chicken sausage
1 orange pepper
1 white onion
2 garlic cloves
Begin by browning your sausage in a pan with olive oil. Slice up your onions and peppers and begin to cook with garlic, olive oil, and black pepper in a separate pan. When sausage is browned enough, take off of pan and slice. Once sliced, add to pan with onions and peppers allowing to finish the cooking process and adding all the flavors together. Serve over rice or pasta, or enjoy on its own!
If you're looking for a midnight snack this is your fix. Every now and then I crave Taco Bell and don't actually give into my craving. This is the best alternative that's way healthier, quicker then jumping in the car and definitely filled with nutrients. You can make different variations, depending on what you have in your fridge. Sometimes I'll add in left over chicken, black beans or sauté up some shrimp. Let me know you favorite quesadilla recipe below!
Whole wheat wraps
Mild cheddar cheese
*Taco bell mild sauce*
Slice up your vegetables and heat your pan. Sauté your vegetables in a pan with olive oil, garlic, pepper and a little bit of taco seasoning. In a separate pan, add your tortilla and place your vegetables and cheese on one side. When ready, fold and flip so the other side can get browned. *Optional, add in mild sauce before flipping or add to after cooked on top*. Quesadilla should only need a couple of minutes on each side to cook and then ready to serve!
A classic. One of the simplest, easiest and fastest dishes to make for one or a whole family. You can switch out your proteins, add in more traditional Chinese vegetables if you like or keep as is. That's one of my favorite parts of this dish is how diverse it can be. When making the sauce, I don't measure. I put in small amounts at a time, and taste as I go to make the strength I like of sweet and savory.
Shrimp raw or frozen (season with garlic and pepper)
Slice up your vegetables and toss them in a pan with garlic powder, and black pepper. Begin to add your sauces, as you like. (This is a to taste dressing). Once vegetables are cooked to the way of your liking, add your seasoned shrimp to the pan. Once shrimp are pink, lower heat and allow shrimp and vegetables to simmer in sauce. Ready to serve!