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Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

My oldest son, Tyler has decided to start making some of the meals and has graciously offered to allow me to blog his meals as well.  Tonight he begins his journey with Mexican Pizzas and boy, they are DELICIOUS!!!!

     Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

Fry onion & beef together in a skillet, drain.  Add refried beans and taco seasoning and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.  In a skillet, fry your tortilla shells in oil on med-hi heat, flipping to cook evenly on both sides until golden in color (about 30 seconds each side). Tyler used Avocado oil for frying pouring enough in to put about 1/4 inch in skillet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay 6 fried tortillas out on a cookie sheet (we were working with a small cookie sheet, so only two fit at a time) then spread 1/6 of meat mixture onto them.  Top meat mixture with another fried tortilla and top that with about a spoonful of the taco sauce and a handful of cheddar cheese.

Bake in oven until cheese is melted, approximately 3-5 min.  We topped ours with lettuce, tomato, black olives and Greek yogurt.

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Beer Baked Chicken w/ Peppers ‘n Onions

 

 

Beer Baked Chicken with Peppers and Onions

  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken ( I used breast tenders )
  • 1 c Beer of choice
  • 1 med Onion sliced
  • 1/2 c Bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 c Honey
  • 2 T Worcestershire
  • 1 t Garlic, crushd
  • 1 t Chili Powder
  • 1 t Turmeric
  • Pepper to taste

Lay Chicken out in a 9×13 baking dish.  Lay the slices of peppers and onions out over the chicken meat.  Sprinkle with garlic, chili powder, turmeric and pepper.  Pour beer and Worcestershire sauce over top of that. Drizzle with honey.  Bake at 325 degrees for 60-70 min.  We ate this over brown jasmine rice but it is delicious on its own or even atop a bed of spinach or lettuce.


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Spicy Southern BBQ Chicken

This recipe I used to make years ago.  I came across the recipe recently and decided to give it a try using organic ingredients instead of  *cough* what I used to make it with. Here is what I did and it turned out quite nicely, definitely a repeater.

     Spicey Southern BBQ Chicken

  • 2 lbs Chicken pieces (I like to use strips of breast meat)
  • 1 med Onion, sliced
  • 1 c  Chicken broth
  • 2 T  Vinegar
  • 2 T  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T  Chili powder
  • 2-3 T  Honey, Maple syrup or other natural sweetener of your choice
  • 2 t  Hot pepper flakes
  • Black pepper to taste
  • dash or two of turmeric

Place chicken in a 9×13, then place onion slices over top of the chicken.  In separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour mixture over chicken and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until cooked thoroughly, basting with mixture occasionally.


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Salsaguac

I now have a new favorite dip.  I call it Salsaguac (Salsa + Guacamole – amole….).  I am sure someone else already makes this and calls it something more sophisticated.  As usual, I use all organic ingredients for this recipe.

     Salsaguac

  • 4 ripe Avocados
  • 16 oz Cottage Cheese
  • 16 oz Salsa (I use ones like Organicville Salsa while I am working on perfecting my own)
  • 1/4 t Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 t Onion Powder
  • 1/4 t Turmeric
  • 1/4 t Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Cut, Pit and Peel your avocados, then mash them as well as you can until fairly smooth.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Serve with tortilla or pita chips or whatever else you like.  Store in refrigerator.


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Tuna Salad (with Garlic, Onion and Parsley)

Tuna Salad with Garlic, Onion and Parsley

  • 15 oz Wild caught tuna (3 cans of this is what I used)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped (I use free range eggs)
  • 2 T pickle relish
  • 1/2 t mustard
  • 3/4 c mayo (I use Spectrum Organic)
  • 1/8-1/4 t garlic powder (you decide what you like)
  • 1/4 t parsley
  • 1/2 – 1 small onion, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve with your choice of bread, toast, crackers, celery, leaf lettuce, corn chips…… the possibilites are endless 😉


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Rolls-Garlic Onion

I was on a gluten free diet for a while, because I wanted to give my gut time to heal from all the processed wheat products I had been eating.  I finally received my mill and grains the other day and was anxious to get started milling my own organically grown non modified wheat berries so that I could finally add back wheat to our diet in a way that made me comfortable with feeding it to our family.  One of the first things I did was modify my basic recipe to make a roll for eating our Sloppy Joes on.  So here is my recipe, hope you enjoy.

       Garlic Onion Rolls

  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c raw honey
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 4-4 1/2 c whole wheat flour (I milled 1 2/3 c hard red wheat berries and 1 c hard white wheat berries)
  • 1 T dry active yeast

I put ingredients in bread maker in order listed, making sure to mound up the wheat and create a crater for the yeast.  I set my maker to dough and let it do its thing.  After it was done, I pulled the dough out and kneaded it.  I pulled it apart and rolled into 1/2 fist sized balls.  I sat in warm place and let rise until almost double (about 45 min).  After that I baked ate 390º for 15-20 min.  I cooled them, cut in half and served with sloppy joes.

 

Sloppy Joe on Garlic Onion Roll (I will work on improving images)