Pasta with a kick

Recipe Wednesday! Today is a dinner meal I made. I buy canned whole tomatoes with no skins on them. I can usually get a couple meals from each can since it’s just me. Well I had some in the fridge from another meal that I need to use.I made the sauce first of course. I started by adding some coconut oil to a pan. Then I chopped up some onion and jalapeno and added it to the pan when it got hot with some salt and pepper. I peeled some garlic (lots of garlic actually) so it would be ready to chop up and add when the time was right. I also had my other ingredients ready to go which were the tomatoes, black beans, and some green onions to top it with. I usually add parsley, but didn’t have any. Once the onions and jalapeno cooked a bit I added the garlic, black beans, a couple chopped up dried chili’s, and some tumeric. After that cooked a bit I crushed the tomatoes up over the pan with my hands and cooked it a little before adding the juice the tomatoes were in. I let this simmer and added my pasta to my water that was boiling by now. While that cooked I sliced a radish up to top my salad. I buy lettuce at Aldi’s sometimes and I get the pack that has four small heads in it. I can usually get a couple salads out of it. I made a simple dressing out of whole grain mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, a pinch of sugar,  and a little water. I shake that up in my little thing I use for dressings. It’s not a thick dressing, but has lots of flavor. Once the pasta was aldente I added it to the sauce to finish cooking. I let that go and once it was finished I plated it up with the green onions, dressed my salad with the radish on top, and sprinkled some chia seeds on top of that. Then I enjoyed.

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-Jason-

Leftover’s Burrito

Recipe Wednesday! Today we have a burrito made with leftovers. I always have some rice in the fridge and I had some left over roasted eggplant and onions from the night before. To start off I wanted to freshen things up and give a slight flavor change. I started off by chopping some jalapeno, yellow bell pepper, and garlic. I add the peppers to a pan with a little coconut oil and let them cook a little. I wanted to still have some bite though. Then I added the garlic and leftover eggplant and onions to the pan. I added a little water and let everything get to know each other and heat up. While this was going on I put some of my rice in a small pot with some water to re-hydrate it and bring it back to life. I had some leftover sliced radish and green onions from the night before also. I sliced some more of each though so I would have more. I had already opened a can of black beans by now also. I just scoop them out of the can with a slotted spoon. After everything was heated I Layered it on the tortilla, add hot sauce, and rolled it up tight. I had enough for two burritos and after I made  both I wiped the pan out and add a little more oil. I placed the burrito in the pan seam side down once the pan heated up. Let that side get crisp then flipped it over. I love doing this to burritos. I just sliced them on the bias and enjoyed!

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-Jason-

Simple Breakfast

This morning I decided to have simple meal of some Avocado toast. It’s quick, easy, and so delicious. I enjoy simple meals like this in the morning since I’m not a morning person. The only “cooking” you have to do is toasting the bread. I do a couple different variations on this Avocado toast. I’ll give some alternative additions at the bottom of this post. For today though I stuck two pieces of bread of my choice int he toaster. While that was going I cut an avocado in half, cut it up in the shell, and squeezed some lime juice over it and let it sit. I the sliced some green onion on the bias. It’s prettier cut on the bias. After the toast was ready I scooped half the avocado on each piece and chopped and spread it on the toast. I then sprinkled some black pepper, the green onions, and some crushed red pepper on top. I cut each piece into two triangles. I always cut my toast and sandwiches in half like this. Then I enjoyed my delicious meal. You can add more or less of each ingredient. It just depends on what you like. Let me know if you give this a try and what you think. Do you like other combo’s of Avocado toast? I love trying new recipes!

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Here’s some other combo’s I like.

1: Avocado, red onion, lime juice, black pepper, and crushed red pepper (not a big difference there)

2: Avocado, lime juice, black olives, green onion or red onion, Black pepper, and some basil leaves

3: Avocado, lime juice, diced tomato (with no seeds), minced rosemary, minced garlic, and black pepper

4: Avocado, lime juice, crushed red pepper, arugula, and reduced balsamic vinegar drizzled over top.

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-Jason-