Main Dishes

I love dinner time because it's so easy to get creative with flavors and textures. I'm a fan of various ethnic flavors and I'm always trying out new ideas. Here are some of my favorite dinner recipes. Fish Fish and Grits Lemon Pepper Tilapia Asian Salmon With Tangy Lime Dressing Meat Meatloaf Top Sirloin Liver … Continue reading Main Dishes

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Mental Strength = Physical Strength

After a few weeks of bad habits and no exercise I definitely feel more stressed. In the beginning, I just tell myself that I'm tired and I need a little break from my routine. Well,that little break usually turns into about a month, in which time my overall activity level drops, I lack motivation to … Continue reading Mental Strength = Physical Strength

Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

Who doesn't love chicken strips? Well that certainly wouldn't be me! I'm always on the lookout for a good recipe for chicken strips that leaves the chicken tender, crispy and with just the right texture. This recipe was adapted from this recipe over at Natasha's Kitchen Ingredients 2 pounds of chicken 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard … Continue reading Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

This recipe is so simple. Just throw everything into a pan & minutes later you have a tasty, warm meal to relish. Don't leave out the fresh lemon juice, fennel seeds or fire roasted tomatoes. These ingredients give this recipe it's delicous savory character. Ingredients 2 chicken thighs or breast cooked & cubed 1 teaspoon oregano … Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

Stuffed Zucchini

Here's a fun tasty addition to tonights dinner! Stuffed Zucchini! This really is a great idea. I even plan to try this concept with various other ingredients Ingredients 4 Zucchinis, cut lengthwise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup grated mozzarella … Continue reading Stuffed Zucchini

Four Cheese Ravioli With Fire Roasted Tomato Meat Sauce

This is my favorite sauce. Actually, I use it for most of my pasta dishes. The fennel seeds really bring this sauce to life so make sure not to leave them out. Ingredients 1/2 cup dry red wine 1 large onion, sliced 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon … Continue reading Four Cheese Ravioli With Fire Roasted Tomato Meat Sauce

Oven Fried Chicken

Ingredients 1 pound chicken tenderloins 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup honey mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons dried parsley Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees Grease 11×13 baking dish Combine all dry ingredients Dip chicken into honey mustard Roll in dry ingredients Place chicken in … Continue reading Oven Fried Chicken

Lemon Pepper Tilapia

I like lemon pepper anything & I really enjoy tilapia so I thought this would be a nice combination & it is! Ingredients 2 pieces of tilapia 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon Directions Combine spices. Sprinkle spices generously on … Continue reading Lemon Pepper Tilapia

Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients 1 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions In a saucepan, add vinegar & brown sugar. Combine well. Bring to a boil & then reduce heat immediately. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated & the vinegar has thickened. Serve over salad, chicken, fish or … Continue reading Balsamic Reduction

Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 cup chives 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 limes, juiced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon white vinegar Directions Make honey lime dressing by combining the juice of 2 limes, vinegar, honey, olive oil, cayenne pepper salt. Mix throughly until combined. Set aside. Add cilantro & green onions. … Continue reading Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Creamy Italian Dressing

Ingredients 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Small pinch of fennel seed powder Directions Mix all spices & set aside. Put mayonnaise & milk in a bowl. Add spices & stir well. Let the dressing cool … Continue reading Creamy Italian Dressing

Spicy Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water + 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons honey salt ginger cayenne pepper cornstarch Directions Mix 1 tablespoon of water with cornstarch.  Set aside. In a bowl, mix salt, ginger & cayenne pepper. Set aside. In a saucepan add water & soy sauce. Add spices. Mix well & bring … Continue reading Spicy Ginger Stir Fry Sauce