Friday, September 15, 2017

Shakshouka: one-skillet recipe

eggs


I  saw this on my instagram feed and I had to instantly make it. Love making some Shakshuka on my weekends off. A perfect Sunday brunch for my husband and I. Shakshuka is a typical North African (Tunisian)  dish of eggs poached in tomato sauce spiced with cumin, paprika, and cayenne. Here's my version of it. I highly recommend adding the feta cheese, it's delicious! I looked up recipes from epicurious and NYT cooking when making. Scroll through this simple recipe to make some Shakshuka (just so much fun to say).

Ingredients:
6-7 eggs
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne and paprika
1 can whole plum tomatoes, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
feta cheese (optional)
salt and black pepper to taste
chopped cilantro

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Heat pan with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper- cook until soft for roughly 10-15 minutes. Add garlic- cook for another minute. Add cumin, paprika and cayenne- cook for another minute. Pour in tomatoes and season with salt and black pepper according to taste. Simmer until sauce is thickened for about 10 minutes. Add crumbled feta cheese.

3. Crack eggs in the skillet over sauce. Season again with salt and black pepper. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until eggs are just set for 10 minutes. Lastly, garnish with cilantro.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Chicken Parm Panini


Just wanted to make something quick for lunch today. I used what I had at home and this took me less than 15 minutes to make. I even have left overs for the week to take to work!

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
Pasta sauce of choice
1-2 cups egg whites
Bread crumbs
Mozzarella cheese
Whole wheat bread
Fresh basil leaves (optional)
Olive oil to heat the grill pan

1. Rinse the chicken breasts, pat dry, and cut in half horizontally. Pound flat and season with salt and pepper. 
2. Dip the chicken breasts in egg white bowl, then coat with bread crumbs.
3. Heat the grill pan with olive oil and place coated chicken breasts in the pan. 
4. I used a grill pan and allowed the chicken to cook for 8 minutes on medium high heat on each side.
5. I added a layer of pasta sauce on the bread, then placed the chicken breast, coated with pasta sauce again, and finished with adding from mozzarella cheese. Add fresh basil leaves (optional).
Ready in just 3 minutes in my panini maker!


                           



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Who needs MorningStar when you can make your own Blackbean Burger!




After my morning run, I didn't know what to make for lunch. I had not done any grocery shopping. I saw I had a can of black beans and whole wheat bread. I love the morning star black bean burgers, but thought to make my own! I was very happy with the results! Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
Garlic powder
1 can black beans
Ground cumin
Half of a lemon
Paprika
Salt & pepper
Israeli couscous
Baby spinacch
Cheddar cheese
Onions
Optional (avocados, cucumbers)

Boil couscous for 10-15 minutes. Drain excess water and let sit aside for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, drain excess water from the can of black beans and empty the black beans in a mixing bowl.

Add ground cumin (1/2 teaspoon), garlic powder (1/2- 1 teaspoon), paprika, salt and pepper to preferred taste.

Squeeze half a lemon.

Add the couscous prepared earlier to the mix and mash.

In a skillet, add olive oil and grill the burgers. Flip after 5 minutes on medium heat.




Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ingredients:
Carrots
Corn
Green Pepper
Red Pepper
Onions
Extra firm tofu
Sweet peas
Bean Sprouts
Green Beans
Soy sauce
Sriracha

Riced cauliflower- got a bag from Trader Joe's that looks like:



Dice the veggies.



Add a tablespoon of olive oil. First, sautée the onions, bean sprouts & green breans and wait a couple of minutes. Then add the carrots, peas, corn, and peppers.

At the same time, I used a separate pan and cooked the tofu until golden brown. Add to the mix.


Add 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
Add Sriracha depending of personal spice preference.
Add fried egg (optional)









Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tofu Zoodle Lo-Mein


Tofu Zoodle Lo-Mein


Ingredients:
2 zucchinis
1 carrot
1 cup sliced bok choy
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1 cup bean sprouts
2 eggs
1 pack extra firm tofu
2-3 scallions
2-3 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt & pepper to taste




First, chop all the veggies and tofu. I used a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles and I also used a spiralizer for the carrots. 








Add olive oil in the pan and cook the tofu for 3-5 minutes. 
 







Add the onions first, sauté for 2 minutes. Then add the zucchini, carrots, and bean sprouts. Cook for 5-6 minutes.


Add the soy sauce and chili garlic sauce or any other sauce you have to add taste to the veggies. Add salt & pepper to taste

Add scallions and use to garnish.
Optional: scramble eggs in a separate pan and add to the zoodles!