So this NO CHICKEN or TURKEY kick has its GOOD days & BAD days. Today was A GOOD DAY (Ice Cube voice). I’ve been preparing Fish & Veggie dishes for the past 3 months. Again GOOD days & BAD days. I’m a Chef so I cook chicken, turkey & beef for my clients and its CHALLENGING as all outdoors. I have eaten a few pieces of chicken but my body did not respond well to my fall off the wagon. So I’ve decided I either have to come up with a way to combat the rection from my body or not eat chicken again. The jury’s still out on this… I took some fresh Salmon and put it in the food processor to make Salmon Burgers. I couldn’t see buying pre-packaged Salmon Burgers. This way I can season them as I wish. I even added some shrimp to the mixture along with red, orange & yellow peppers. I also added an egg & bread crumbs to bind the mixture together. I made patties and refrigerated them for 2 hours….This *Gives the seasoning time to marry with the fish *Gives the mixture time to bind together While this was refrigerated I create some SOUTHERN SLAW and made Sweet Potato Fries…I also createda spicy mayo. Siracha & Mayo.
I’ve been meaning to make these for quite some time. Never got around to it. I used to order these from my local Chinese restaurant but I currently try not to eat out. My local restaurant make theirs with imitation crab meat.
I used shrimp instead with cream cheese. I used 2 Won Ton wrappers for each one.I used a store brought Sweet & Sour Sauce. I think I ate about 6 of these….DELISH
I am Day 10 on this no chicken or turkey kick. Today wasn’t a struggle as was day 8. I had to talk myself through this. Again meal planning is CHALLENGING. Thank goodness I have fish & other seafood in my freezer. This is one of things thats making this not so hard
As of late I’ve been having a craving for mushrooms so I went out and purchased some organic mushrooms & green onion. I had baby corn & spinach. I sauteed all the ingredients and added some leftover sauce from making Lo Mein.
I loved this dish. The fresh green onion made this dish even more DELISH. Not sure how many more days I can STAY STRONG but I am staying the course and keeping my end of the bargain.
So I L-O-V-E Asparagus. Roasted is THEE BEST. So I purchased A BUNCH. I used some for a Shrimp Asparagus White Cheese Pizza as in my previous post.
I wrapped some in pastry and brushed with Olive Oil & Rosemary and baked. Then I came across this video on the Internet……
Not to be graphic but I’ve experienced this. My urine really smelled. Asparagus tastes so great I will endure this for the taste but not as often as I like to.
There you have it…THE SMELLY TRUTH
I am a SOFT TACO kind of girl. The thing I hate about hard tacos is it falling apart when you bite them and the insides get all on you, the table, the plate or all the above. I saw this recipe on how to create TAO BOWLS…..
They are created with corn tortillas. I was like WHAT? HOW? I followed the recipe….
Spritz each tortilla with water. I suggest doing it 3 at a time. I placed them on a plate and microwaved them for 30-45 seconds depending on the power of your microwave. This make them pliable.
I place a muffin pan upside down and spray with cooking spray. I then place the tortillas like so in above picture and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
THIS is the outcome. The piece de resistance.
Here are MY FILLINGS. I didn’t have any black beans on hand and didn’t feel like going out to get any so I just used what I had Lettuce, Corn, Shrimp, Salsa & Sour Cream
I ran across this recipe on TASTEMADE. Click on TASTEMADE to watch the video. I followed it to the letter and it was AH-maze-zing. I LOVE plantains…..L-O-V-E….I was excited to make these. I had most of the ingredients. All except for the Cilantro and the PLANTAINS…….
When I saw the ingredient list I was like YESSSSSSS. All these combined together will make for an amazing tasting dish….When you watch the video you will get excited as well.
So I seasoned my shrimp with salt, pepper & cumin, I cooked my shrimp let them cool and combined all the ingredients and let it chill.
My cups came out OK. 1 looks great but the other 2 look like WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP..Don’t think I am NOT going to eat them because I am. Practice makes perfect.
The end result is amazing…I am going to host an event just so I can serve these babies…..
I am hating eating out more and more lately. Finding good paces to eat is hard. You have to go through a few BAD spots to get to find the GOOD one’s. Who has time or money? I just fine myself making everything I have a taste for.
Sooooooo. I made tacos….. I took sour cream added Salsa, Cilantro, Lime juice, Lime zest & Kosher Salt…..
I seasoned the shrimp with Ground Cumin, Chili Powder & a dash of Cayenne Pepper. Tossed them in flour & corn meal and fried them up