Sunday, 17 July 2022

Jamaican Curried Shrimp

 


Shrimping!!

I can't believe after all these years I never had a plain and straight curry shrimp recipe on the blog. Someone messaged me on Instagram asking for a curry shrimp recipe and I actually went to the blog looking for one and was shocked to realize, it's not there! So I made sure to change all that.

Monday, 13 June 2022

Crispy Chicken Tenders


It's the crunch for me...

I say all the time that I’m not that great at frying chicken, but chicken tenders are a whole different thing. Chicken breasts are so much more forgiving than a leg and thigh and cook super quickly. Over the last year, I tried something new with my standard chicken tender and I have never looked back.

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Red pepper Beef mince noodles



Pantry Dinner

I don’t always make quick and easy recipes; I think there is beauty in taking the time to slowly develop flavors. But other times, you need dinner in 30 minutes or less, and that’s fine too. You should keep this recipe saved for the days when the ingredients are low. I went through my freezer, pantry and refrigerator grabbed a couple ingredients, and here we all are.

It’s not the prettiest plate of pasta, but what it doesn’t have in looks it certainly makes up for in flavor. This was a pantry recipe for sure. It was one of those times when we were due for a grocery store trip. All the things I would normally gather to make a pot of pasta were nowhere in sight. No cheese, no heavy cream, no tomatoes, no tomato sauce, nothing really. I was absolutely shocked at the amount of flavor this dish had considering it had so few ingredients.

This is why I love roasted red peppers, and I almost always try to have red peppers on hand, they can transform a dish. The roasted red peppers and garlic are the foundation of the sauce and flavor. They pair well with the beef. The Greek yogurt and the pasta water create a nice creamy silky texture to the whole dish. This was a meal that tasted better with age, I dare say the leftovers were even more flavorful than the day it was made.

 



Ingredients (Printable recipe)

1 box of spaghetti noodles
2 roasted red peppers
3 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup minced onion
2 lb beef mince
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 ½ teaspoon umami blend seasoning ( or bouillon cube)
½ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup pasta water
5 cloves garlic shredded
parsley to garnish
 

Directions

  1.  
  2. Place two red peppers on open flames and char on all sides until completely black
  3. Place in a covered dish and allow to steam for 5 minutes
  4. Peel away the skin, remove the seeds slice into bite-sized pieces and set aside
  5. Place a pot of water to boil with salt, make sure the water is salty to taste
  6. Cook the pasta to the package’s specifications usually 8-10 minutes to al dente
  7. In a pan heat the olive oil and add the onions saute for a few minutes then add the beef mince.
  8. Cook until all the pink is gone and the beef is a gray color and broken into small pieces, about 5-8 minutes
  9. Season with salt, onion powder, sugar, red pepper flakes, black pepper, umami blend, and greek yogurt
  10. Stir to combine then add the pasta water
  11. Once the mixture is creamy strain the pasta and add the noodles
  12. Toss to coat and finish by garnishing with parsley

 

 Greedy tips

  • I use takii Umami powder or the umami seasoning blend from Trader joes supermarket. If you don't have any of those use some beef flavored better than bouillon, traditional bouillon, or even maggie seasoning. All these items generally have the same flavor profile. 

 



 Greedyandproud

 

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Birria Spring Rolls with consommé


Birria is King!

I am not Mexican, I have never had an authentic birria taco, actually, I’ve never even had a birria taco before this one that I made. But over the last year, I have been seeing birria being made on Instagram and I could not take it anymore. I had to try it. I don’t know how authentic this is but I tried, I did my research, checked out a few food blogs, watched so many YouTube vids and decided it was my time!

Thursday, 31 March 2022

6 hour roasted tomato spread


Umami Bomb!

There is nothing more delicious than the perfect BLT. The perfect sandwich with its salty crispy bacon, crisp lettuce, pillow-soft bread, and tomatoes. In this recipe, the tomato has taken a new form and it has become this incredibly flavorful and rich tomato spread. Once you make your BLT sandwich with this spread, you will never go back.

Monday, 14 June 2021

Thai Meatball quinoa bowl

 


One big bowl of Protein!

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to flavor town. From the meatballs to the sauce, to the charred veggies to the quinoa, it's just one big bowl of healthy deliciousness. keep reading for more.

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Simple Charcuterie cheese board

 


I DID IT!

The elements of this dish come together like a symphony orchestra. Every item complimenting the next. They are all working together so you taste salt, sweet, zesty, and spicy. Then experience textures like soft, crunchy, and crumbly. I can see why these are all the rage, and how this can make a banging brunch.

Monday, 22 March 2021

Chicken Kale and Walnut Salad


 Low-Calorie Living 

So you know we had to do a salad. And to be honest I may do another one in this series. I love a good salad, with all the elements; sweet, a bit of spice, salty, crunchy, just all-around perfect bite. This salad is remarkably easy to make, yet it does pack a punch of lovely flavors. If this sounds like something, you’re interested in keep reading for the recipe.

Monday, 15 March 2021

Low Calorie Fish Tikka Tacos

 


Low-Calorie Living 

I really really really love tacos. I never met a fish taco I did not like. I am on a little quest to eat healthier and have meals with more veggies, lean meats, and fiber. So I'm not about to be making ribs mashed potatoes gravy and mac n cheese for the blog to tempt myself. So the blog gets whatever I am eating. So these next few recipes are about keeping the calories low but the flavors high. That’s my motto, the food has to be delicious no matter what! these tacos did not disappoint!

Monday, 8 March 2021

Cajun Turkey Neck and Dumplings


 Belly Full on a Budget

My first turkey neck ever and it was quite yummy. This one pot of delicious turkey neck and dumplings was super filling. The epitome of a belly full on a budget. I’m not sure why turkey neck has such mixed reviews. People act as if it is disgusting or it doesn’t taste good. But this tasted really good to me. I felt like I was eating jumbo chicken necks. I have never had turkey neck before. If you are a lover of turkey neck keep reading.