Roasted Fish With White Wine Sauce

Fish

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 45mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Tonight dinner was on the healthy side. Roasted Whitiing fish fillets with my signature white wine reduced sauce.Also served with this delicious fish and sauce was roasted cauliflower, carrots, red potato, onion and tomato.

Apple-Pecan Cupcakes

Apple pecan

  • Servings: 6-12
  • Time: 45mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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 These delicious cupcakes have the taste of apple pie but in a cupcakes shape for an easy eat on the go!

.2 cups chopped Apples, any kind

.1 tbsp fresh Lemon juice

.2 cups All purpose flour

.2 tsp. Baking powder

.½ cup Light brown sugar substitutes

.1 cup Pecan chopped and divided

.2/3 cup low fat Milk

.1 stick of Butter room temperature

.1 large Egg

.1 tsp Cinnamon

.½ tsp grated Nutmeg

.¼ tsp Salt

.1 tsp Vanilla

Preheat oven 375

Peel and chop the apples to small bite sizes, add lemon juice and set aside.

Line a muffin pan with baking paper and set aside.

In a stand mixer bowl beat brown sugar and butter until it is soft, add egg, vanilla and mix well for about a minute.

Sift flour; add salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, chopped apples and half the chopped pecans.

On a low speed add the flour mixture and alternate with the milk starting and ending with the flour, making sure not to over mix.

With ice cream scope, adds the batter to the lined muffin pan, sprinkle the top with the remaining chopped pecans.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

It makes 12 cupcakes.

Beef Kebabs

Beef kebabs

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 45mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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 Have you ever met anyone that does not like to eat Kabab?  Everyone loves it.  It is delicious and easy to make at home, this recipe is easy and fast enough to make for a weeknight dinner.

The rule is to have dinner on the table no later than 7 pm every night at our house, so I try my best to have delicious food by that time and having easy recipes up my sleeves is all I need to accomplish that.

.2 cups fresh parsley

.1 cup fresh cilantro

.1 large onion

.4 lbs lean ground beef

.1 tbsp salt

.1 tbsp black pepper

.1 tbsp curry powder

.4 tbsp olive oil

.½ tbsp crushed red pepper

Bring meat to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 375

In a food processer, using the pulse button mince parsley and onion but making sure it does not turned to water, about 10 pulses.

Add to the meat; salt, black pepper, curry powder, and olive oil, with clean hands mix the meat until all incorporated.

Take a small amount of the meat, the size of small meatball and form a small log without over working the meat. Line up in baking pan lined up with parchment paper.

Bake for 17-20 minutes until the meat is fully cooked.

Serve with roasted chili pepper, tomato, onion, homemade Hummus and baked fries.

Baked Chicken

Baked chicken

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 40mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Chicken is an accessible and cost effective ingredient to use in making any dish for weeknights dinners, well most of the time!  My husband is a big fan of chicken, so you will find us having chicken few times a week, and that could get boring.

Not sure why I came up with this dish.  I had chicken breasts, started cutting it to bites sizes while thinking about what to make, and after standing there and looking at it for few minutes, I opened the coppered and saw a bag of seasoned croutons and a can of mushroom soup and I said ok this would do and let us try it, why not right?  Collected the rest of the ingredient as you could see below and as they say, the rest is history!

This dish actually came out tasty; it is full of flavor, hearty and sticks to your rips kind of dish.

.1 can 10 ½ oz cream of mushroom soup

.1 bag 5 oz seasoned croutons

.1 tbsp poultry seasonings

.1 cup frozen mixed vegetable

.¾-cup sour cream

.1-cup water or chicken broth

.1 tbsp. salt

.½ tbsp. black pepper

.2 ½ lbs. chicken cut to bites size

.2 tbsp. fresh parsley

.½ tbsp. curry powder

.2-cups milk

.2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400

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In a large mixing bowl whisk cream of mushroom soup, milk, water or chicken broth, and sour cream until all combined.

In 9 x13 baking pan, with clean hands mix Chicken with poultry seasoning, vegetable, salt, black pepper, curry powder, and olive oil until chicken covered with the seasoning and vegetable distributed evenly.  Add cream of mushroom mix, croutons and mix well with clean hands making sure the croutons well distributed evenly in the pan.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken fully cooked. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

TIP: Always wash your chicken; never cook directly from the package that comes in without washing it.

Turkey Burger

Turkey burger

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Making burgers at home is one of the easiest meals for weeknight dinners, especially if you are your own herbs grower…

I have been growing a small herb garden on my balcony for years, which makes it easy and convenient to go outside and cut fresh parsley, Sage, Rosemary, or any other herbs any time I need it.

If you do not have your own garden, it is always a good idea to stock up on fresh herbs just for that quick dinner you need to make.

The burgers made with lean Turkey meat and fresh herbs, served with roasted potato instead of the normal fried fries making it a healthy, delicious, and easy dinner, which would be ready in 30 minutes.

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.3 Lbs..  Turkey ground meat

.3 Tbsp. Fresh parsley

.3 Tbsp. fresh Sage

.3 Tbsp. fresh Rosemary

.3 Tbsp. Olive Oil

.1/2 Tbsp. Salt

.1/2 Tbsp. Black Pepper

.1/2 Tbsp. Curry Powder

Preheat conventional oven to 370

Chop herbs and add to Turkey meat, add salt, black pepper, curry powder and olive oil, mix well until all incorporated.

Form patties to the size you desire and line in a baking pan lined with parchment paper, bake for 15-20 minutes or until it is fully cooked.

makes about 10 large patties.

 

 

 

Spinach stew

Spinach stew

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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This stow is not just a healthy dish but also an easy one to make on a weeknight after a long day at work.

This is my mom recipe that she made for dinners for as long as I could remember.

I am a firm believer of cooking everything from a scratch when you have the time, but sometimes it’s a good and no shame of getting some help from the store! Rotisserie chicken is one of the help you could get from the store to speed up your weeknight dinner.

Spinach stew best and always served with rice pilaf with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice at my table!

.3-5 lb fresh spinach

.1 medium size rotisserie chicken

.5 cloves of garlic smashed

.1/2 tbsp salt

.1 teaspoon nutmegs

.2 cups of water or chicken stock

.4 tbsp margarine

Remove the bones and skin from the chicken, shred to medium bite size and set a side.

In a large pot on medium heat melt the margarine and add the smashed garlic, cook for few seconds making sure not to burn it.

Chop the spinach and add it a little at a time to the garlic, making sure to stir after every addition.

Add water, salt and sir to mix, cook on low simmer for 15 minutes.