All posts filed under: Food

Simple Stuffed Bell Pepper

My husband doesn’t like beans or corn lol so I make his stuffed peppers without. This recipe is simple and easy! All you have to do is throw it all together. I just used whatever I had in my cupboard.   Ingredients: 4-5 deveined and unseeded Bell Pepper 1 box of Yellow Rice 1 can of Sweet Corn 1 can of Organic Black beans (Or your choice of bean) 1 cup Cheddar Cheese **Fresh Store bought Pico **Turmeric (1 tbs), salt, pepper, garlic (optional) Olive oil spray ¼ water   Tools: 1 cake pan Foil   Directions: Cook rice as described on the box. I usually add turmeric, salt, pepper, and garlic for more flavor. Set rice aside to let cool down Wash well, cut the top of the bell peppers and devein and un-seed bell pepper’s Cut the bottom of bell pepper slightly to have ventilation (make sure its small so the rice and veggies don’t fall out). Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit Line cake pan with foil and spray with olive oil …

Street Spicy Green Sauce Fish Tacos

Street Spicy Green Sauce Fish Tacos This how I know I have been San Antonio for a long time now. I love tacos! **Side note, that is the only Mexican dish I truly enjoy to eat. It is easy to make, throw together, and twist the recipe each time! Since the birth of our daughter, my husband has been on paternity leave, including from his workout challenge as well. He is now back on his challenge and is ready to get back on track to losing the weight he wants. So one of my favorite types of fish I enjoy eating is called Swai (Bass) fish. It’s like a Catfish/ Tilapia; however, its less calories and has no fishy taste, like the other two. My husband doesn’t like seafood, so the no fishy taste, the better. I still try my best to eat no meat, and if I do it is 2-3 times a week, and preferably seafood. This is very tough, considering I grew up eating meat! I used the Air Fryer again! So if …

Crunchy Zucchini

I’m always looking for veggie-based meal ideas. I want them taste delicious; especially since I try to cut out at much meat as I can. My husband wants to continue to still eat meat occasionally, so I have to find ways to make vegetables taste like meat, or at least something he would want more than once. My husband loves chicken parmesan. So I wanted to make crunchy zucchini to substitute for the chicken. I think it turned out great! Crunchy, full of flavor, and can be used to top any pasta or a main course to side dishes! Ingredients: 1 ½ zucchini 2 cups of panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup of parmesan 2 brown eggs **Salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, dried parsley Directions: Cut zucchini horizontally, about ¼ inch thick (see picture) Pat completely dry with a paper towel/ kitchen towel (I let them sit for at least 5 minutes to make sure there was no water) Beat eggs in a bowl, add salt, pepper, parsley, garlic (about a ¼ tsb each) In a …

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Since we’ve been pregnant, I really haven’t had any cravings (which is good, in my eyes). [Cravings = unnecessary weight… which I don’t need nor want lol] I occasionally have been in the mood for blueberry pancakes; I also understand that berry’s are high in antioxidants and good for women. In this case I have been wanting to try my own homemade muffins. My recipe is simple and healthy.  My husband really liked them, and said they were moist, despite the fact they have no eggs, and no butter lol. In 95 percent of my bakings, I use whole wheat flour…. However, you can use all purpose white flour if you like. This recipe makes about 14 muffins (I scrape the bowl clean)!! Ingredients: 6 oz of fresh blueberries or 1 1/4 cup 2 Lemons zested 1 cup of White sugar 1/2 cup coconut oil (slightly melted, which helps the binding when mixing the sugar) 1 tsp Dark vanilla (I use Dominican or Mexican Vanilla, its more flavorful) 1/2 tsp Salt 2 tsp Baking powder …

Veggie Flatbread

Easy, quick, and affordable… Lately, I have decided to convert to a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. I have found it most difficult, because of the fact I am pregnant and my mind goes blank when I try to come up with things to cook. I came up with an easy 10-20 minutes recipe, for a homemade pizza. Ingredients: *ALL ingredients can be substituted for vegan products*  1 bag of pizza dough (I used one that you add water and let sit for 5 minutes) 1 bag of mozzarella cheese 1 small can of pizza sauce 1/4 cup of minced red bell pepper 1 tablespoon of minced white onion 1/2 of a small zucchini (thinly sliced to look like pepperoni) 1/4 cup of white flour 1 8×10 non-stick cookie sheet (about half the size of a regular cookie sheet) *** PAM cooking spray (I used the olive oil version) *** Add pepper, salt, dry oregano, dry parsley, sazon (season to your liking, however I used all of these ingredients) Directions: Follow instructions on the pizza dough …

Vegan/ Vegetarian Eating

This past weekend, my fiancé and I decided to watch a documentary. Like most situations, we enjoy watching documentaries; they happen to be some of the most factual information you can find in this world. The name of the documentary, is called, “What the health”. I am naturally a healthy eater/ consumer, and from time to time eat vegan meals or vegetarian meals. However, after this documentary, and the statistics that we became educated on, changed my perspective entirely; if you watch it, the documentary may do the same for you! Before watching What the health, my fiancé and I decided to stick to a healthy diet (even though we already had been, but a stricter diet to help him reach the weight he wants). Instead, we have decided to try a week of vegan/ vegetarian eating next week. He also agreed to try the vegan restaurant up the street from our house this weekend (I love him.. lol); which I’ve tried several times way before our new plan. I even questioned the impact of …

Glazed Salmon

I love seafood, it is light, it can sustain seasoning, and not very fattening. My boyfriend doesn’t really like or “prefer” seafood, so I have to spice it up and make it very flavorful for him. Try my homemade glazed salmon! It’s one of my best recipes yet, and super easy! Ingredients: 4  Skinless Salmon pieces or (1lb) 1 1/2 tsp fresh ginger (or use squeezed ginger) 3 minced Garlic Cloves 1 Lime 6 tbs Honey 1 tbs Brown Sugar 4 tbs Soy Sauce 1 tbs Coconut oil *Pepper (season in moderation) Directions: Thoroughly clean Salmon in cold water. Once cleaned and drained, squeeze lime over Salmon, sprinkle paper lightly on both sides of the fish and put to the side. In a separate bowl, add all remaining ingredients (except coconut oil), mix well with fork. Pour glaze mixture on top of Salmon, cover tight, and refrigerate for 30 minutes minimum. In a sauce/ skillet pan (non stick) place Coconut oil, then heat to medium-high heat. Once pan is very hot, place fish (keep remaining …