Thursday, February 23, 2017

Olive Oil Marinated Bone In Pork Chops

 This a great dinner recipe, it's super easy and pork chops become moist and juicy 

We will need:
Basil Olive Oil
Garlic Olive Oil
Galic salt, Black Peper and Dried Jalapeno
if you don't have basil oil, you can use dried basil and olive oil just let basil sit in oil for few hrs before using, also you don't have to use Jalapeno, you can use Cayenne or any other pepper  
3 cloves of garlic

Mix 1/4 cups of oils together with dried spices and spread evenly on your chops
let sit in a fridge for about 3 hrs

Melt Butter in the skillet add smashed garlic and a little bit of vegetable oil 
Brown garlic and add your chops

Cook Chops for about 3 minutes on each side 
Check with thermometer to make sure chops are 160F for medium doneness and let sit for few minutes  =) 

Serve with your favourite side!!! and ENJOY!

3 Large Pork Chops about 1/4 inch thick

Farm style Potatoes with Mushrooms and Onions

This is a Delicious Farm Style Potatoes!
we will need:

5 large Idaho potatoes
1 large onion
2 small cans of mushrooms 
( you can use fresh ones, but I didn't have any or 
eliminate mushrooms completely if you don't like them)
a couple of gloves of garlic
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, Garlic Powder - all to taste

chop onions and start cooking them in the skillet with mushrooms and vegetable oil. ( I use sunflower oil, about 1/4 cup) Cook on high heat

Peel and Slice potatoes. make sure they are even in size

Place potatoes sliced potatoes in water while you are working on the rest of them

Drain potatoes and add them to mushroom/onion mixture

When potatoes are golden brown and almost ready, add minced garlic

Tip #1 don't stir potatoes too ofter or they will break
Tip #2 Make sure you use the largest skillet you have =) 
Tip #3 ALWAYS add garlic at the end or it will turn green and become tart

Garnish with green onion and enjoy!
Potatoes will be ready when they are soft to touch in about 20-25 min.
Tip #4 don't cover with a lid, potatoes will become mushy 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Easy Sugar Cookies with Jam

We will need:
  • 200 g butter or 2 sticks 
  • 1/3 of cup sugar 
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten 
  • 2 cups of  flour 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • jam for decoration

  • Melt Butter in the microwave for about 1 min
  • Beat egg white with vanilla
  • Add sugar and egg white to butter
  • Add flour and mix well

  • Form Balls (about 15-20) 

  • Sqush the balls flat =) 

  • Make a whole in the middle

  • Place jam in the whole 

  • Bake for 15-20 min on 350F or until golden brown 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vegan Wrap with Smoked Tempeh and Vegan Ranch

We will need:
  • 1 pack of tempeh
  • Pita or Lavash or Wrap 
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Red Onion
  • Letus 
  • 2 tsp of smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of dried basil
  • 3 tbs of sunflower oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Mix all the spices and oil

  • Cut tempeh into pieces

  •  Cover tempeh in oil-spice mixture

  • Fry tempeh in oil on both sides 

  • Slice tomatoes,avocados, onions make vegan ranch dressing

  • Wrap the wrap and Enjoy

Vegan Ranch
  • 2 tbs of vegan mayo
  • 2 tbs of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tbs of dried dill
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Mix well and enjoy

Vegan "Creamy" Mushroom Soup

We will need:
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2-3 lbs of white button mushrooms ( could be substituted with any kind of mushrooms) 
  • 4 large potatoes peeled
  • 1/2 cups of barley
  • 2 tbs of onion powder
  • 2 tbs of garlic powder
  • 3 tbs of dried dill
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 7 cups of water

  • Saute onion, carrots and celery until fully cooked

  • Peel and put potatoes in water and start boiling 

  • Add mushrooms and barley

  • Add all spices and sauteed veggies

  • Cook for 30 min with closed lid
  • Blend with hand blender or regular blender 
  • Enjoy!

Vegan Easy Banana Pastry

We Will need:
  • 1 pack of pillsbury crescent rolls 
  • 2 ripe bananas 
  • 1-2 tbs of cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 2 tbs of powdered sugar for decoration 

  • Spray cookie sheet with spray
  • Unroll crescent rolls
  • Sprinkle crescent rolls with sugar and cinnamon 
  • Cut each banana in 4 pieces 
  • Place each piece of banana on crescent roll 

  • Roll Crescent rolls
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees 
  • And cook for 10-15 min or until golden brown 

  • Let cool and decorate with powdered sugar 
  • Enjoy!
    • Banana could be replaced with apple, pear or berries 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Citrus Marinated Grilled Shark Steaks

This was my first time making and eating shark. That shark was caught in Florida by our friends. So, it was interesting to try. It was not too big, probably around 12-15 lbs.

We will need:
  • 8 shark steaks ( 6-8 oz each)
  • 1 Large grapefruit
  • 3 tbs of Olive oil 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Juice grapefruit add oil, salt and pepper 
  • Mix well and let it sit for 2 hrs in the fridge

  • Prep you grill
  • Make sure you brush olive oil or use grill spray so fish wont stick

  • Cook with closed lid for about 5 min on each side


  • Serve with green beans and couscous or any side of your choice