Posts Tagged ‘Meals
When I make Potato and Eggs I generally leave out the eggs… What? Yup, you read that right.
But it got a little boring eating only potatoes and onion. Until one fateful day when I got a little creative (what can I say, Ham Steak was on sale).
I would argue Denny’s makes something similar and probably calls it home fries, or hash browns or something equally exotic.
Either way, I was thoroughly excited with this simple Potato, Onion and Ham skillet sensation.
1 Honey Ham Steak
1 Small Onion
2 Potatoes (I believe I used Yukon Gold. I got them at the farmer’s market – FANCY!)
1 TBS Olive Oil
Sea Salt (to Taste)
Pepper (to Taste)
Paprika (a heavy handed sprinkle)
1) Cut everything up (It just makes life easier)
2) Heat the Olive Oil in a skillet over Medium-High Heat
3) Add the potatoes and let them start to brown, stirring occasionally (Five minutes-ish)
4) Add the Onion, let them start to cook, stirring occasionally (Four minutes-ish)
5) Add the Sea Salt, Pepper and Paprika, another few minutes-ish
6) Add the Ham Steak, let it warm through
I ate a very hearty portion of this…. and then went back for more. Doofy Dizee!
Corn Starch, Corn Protein Hydrolyzed, Sugar, Salt, Maltodextrin, Spices, Pepper(s) Chili, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Soybean Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Citric Acid, Color(s) Artifical, Silicon Dioxide Added to Prevent Caking, Natural Smoke Flavor, Sulfiting Agents, Ethoxyquin Preservative
Those are the ingredients to the Old El Paso Fajita seasoning package.
I figured I could do better than that – so I did some google searches for fajita seasoning and found a few recipes (such as this one by 100 days of Real Food) which gave some starting points.
Here is my uncomplicated and pronounceable recipe for chicken fajitas
1 lb chicken, cut up (I used organic chicken and was very proud of myself)
1 or 2 red peppers (sliced or diced, however you roll)
½ onion (I used a yellow onion because I was feeling crazy!)
1 TBS-ish minced Garlic
½ TBS of coconut oil (Yup!! Good old coconut oil)
Decent amount of Smoked Paprika – I shook it all over the skillet (to taste)
Smaller amount of Cumin (to taste)
Even less Black Pepper (to taste)
Smallish amount of Salt (to taste)
- Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat
- Add chicken, wait for it to start to cook, stirring often
- Add the onion, let it brown a bit
- Add the peppers, cook for another 3-5 minutes
- Add the garlic
- Squeeze the lemon into the skillet
- Shake on the spices
- Shake a little more
- Let the food simmer on the burner for another few minutes
You can serve this with all sorts of fun things – salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro and/or cheese. (I like Monterey Jack)
This was my lunch one day at work. Impressive, right? I microwaved the fajitas mix for a minute, stirred, hit it up for another minute.
I then heated my flour tortilla for 10 seconds and added cheese, cilantro & a touch of sour cream.
Yummo and it beats Taco Bell!
Just call me Farmer Dizee. Why? Because I grew my dinner! (Ok, most of it!)
(You can use more or less depending on your preference. My meal made two portions):
1 tbs Olive Oil
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 Zucchini cut into chunks
Cupof Cherry Tomatoes, quartered & seeds removed
7 Leaves of Basil cut up/shredded
Pasta (I used whole wheat)
Cut up all the veggies.
Put a pot on the stove, add water (I also add salt ), turn on the heat to medium/high
Grab a nice size pan, place it over medium heat and start heating the Olive Oil.
When the oil is hot, add the garlic for a minute or two.
Stir in Zucchini, let them cook up for a few minutes
Add the Tomatoes, stir and let them cook for a few more minutes.
By now, the water should be boiling, add the pasta and cook per the package (I like Al-Dente or as my husband calls it ” barely cooked”)
Allow everything to keep cooking, continue to stir. Stirring is important. Add the Basil toward the end.
Drain the pasta and add the veggie mixture.
Put it on a plate and eat. I added some cheese… yum!
Um, double yum. I got the basic recipe from SkinnyTaste. What a great way to get some extra veggies!
Check out my shell-disaster here….
Call me crazy, but this pizza is a little more classy!
This ham steak was yuuuuuuuuuuuuuummy & super easy!|
The hardest part was cleaning the pan
Wholesome Family Fun -let the kids top these bad boys with their favorite foods
Looks & sounds fancy- totally not. I called it Chicken Cordon Dizee because I used American Cheese instead of Swiss. Equally Delicious.