SERVED UP SOME TURKEY CHILI!!

When the snow birds come calling, I take it as a cue to comfort my palate. With falling temperatures, it’s important that I find the right dish to warm this stomach of mine. Could have gone a myriad of ways; however, I chose to pay a visit to a familiar dish of mine. Can’t go…

OLE! OLE! IT’S TACO FRIDAY OVER HERE!

My taste buds were on high alert for this one. Lunch was super-delicious.  Stuffed some crunchy taco shells with mouth-watering left-over turkey chili. Topped my crunchy ones with diced: nature’s butter (Hass avocado) vine-ripe tomatoes Garnished turkey chili tacos with flat-leaf parsley I had on hand. And of course, for me, tacos are not tacos…

KALE/CABBAGE SAUTE

Now, here’s a crowd-pleaser (sautéed kale/cabbage) that can be had at any meal. I did; and my palate was reintroduced to a crispy, tasty and nutritious treat. This delicious side was just what I needed to add to my breakfast and supper meals.

IT’S A TACO FRIDAY! #TURKEY CHILI!

Still rocking my turkey chili. Used up my mouth-watering treat in a few crunchy taco shells. Topped with the spicy poultry with diced avocado, vine-ripe tomatoes, and cool sour cream. Garnished with chopped Italian parsley. Once again, my palate and I  were transported to a happy place.

BEEF? WHAT BEEF? #TURKEY CHILI!

A Mexican grandmother would be super-proud of this dish. Though it took approximately an hour to prepare and cook, it tasted like hours of joyful/laborious cooking. Of course, ground turkey was the star of this chili dish.  There are many variations to this dish and I must state that I’m happy about this one. I…

SUMMER’S FINEST #GRILLED CORN SALAD FIESTA

I was in good company. It was like a corn fiesta in my kitchen. Once again, Mother Nature has done her duty. She has bestowed some of the finest and wholesome foods for the sizzling days of summer. And because I know how much these foods are perishable, I did my part by firing up…

ONE OF SUMMER’S FAVES #TOMATOES

When it comes to tomatoes and other foods, my palate is quite ‘fluid’ with the many dishes that can be had. And, now that the temperatures are already sizzling on the outskirts, there is a strong presence of tomatoes in the market places. Call them what you may, fruits or vegetables, I don’t care. The…

ANGEL HAIR AND CORNED BEEF IN A CAN

When hunger calls and I’m  too weary to cook a huge meal, it’s imperative that I go with what I have in-house. And that was what I did. Delivery couldn’t have done a swifter move. Had a slice of corned beef (may have  been Libby’s brand) securely wrapped in saran wrap and foil in freezer….

ITALIAN BITES #CRUSTY BAGUETTES/EGGPLANT WITH FETA CHEESE

Made a quick home-made tomato sauce with some tomatoes. Sliced eggplant and baked in oven. With a drizzle of a little olive oil and sprinkle of salt and black pepper, eggplant was ready for my fresh home-made sauce, feta cheese and fresh garnish of parsley. Paired same with slices of crusty five-grain baguette, toasted in…

A SEAFOOD TREAT #PAN-FRIED SNAPPER

I love seafood. As such,  I try to include a couple of dishes  in my weekly meal plan. More importantly, since the Lenten season started, I’ve added a few extras. Over the Easter week-end, I allowed my snapper fish to be part of my plan. I opted for a pan-fried whole snapper with a spicy…

#GREEN EGGS WITHOUT THE HAM – DR. SEUSS WOULD’VE APPROVED

Funny how a particular dish can bring back a flood of memories. This one is quite innocent and pure. It involves my days as a Sitter. One of my favorite tasks; perhaps, I shouldn’t call it task, because I enjoyed reading to  the tiny tots, it didn’t feel like work. One of the books was…