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Instagram media - Lets call this my version of Crispy Fish & Chips, Ok? Thanks! 😂. . I love me some… 2116455747901837792
Let's call this my version of Crispy Fish & Chips, Ok? Thanks! 😂. . I love me some Crispy skin on a good piece of Fish... so I decided to cook it on my Cast Iron Skillet. . YES! I know! I haven't used my Skillet since June 29th (look for my confession post) 🤦🏻‍♀️. . I couldn’t stop thinking about this meal for the whole week, until the day of cooking it arrived. I was nervous, but all my overthinking was worth it! . I seasoned the Fish with Lemon, Garlic, Oregano, Rosemary, Salt & Pepper. . Put some Butter and Oil in the Cast Iron and let it work it’s magic 🤤 Tossed the Fries in the AirFryer because why overcomplicate things 🤷🏻‍♀️ #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Balancing new job + home duties has been an adjustment, to say the least. So I’ve… 2114045253559527544
Balancing new job + home duties has been an adjustment, to say the least. So I’ve been relaying on the InstantPot a LOT! 🤣. . The IP Frozen Chicken recipe is seriously the best tool in my kitchen. Easy, and can be turned into anything. . This time, I seasoned the chicken with: Smoked Paprika, Garlic, Cumin, Oregano, Salt & Pepper. . It was so juicy and so yummy. And because I set it in the morning, the timer beep announced it was done as I walked through the door. . What better sound to welcome you home besides my hubby shouting “I’m over here”? 😂 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Improv beach gateway with the hubs, so we took everything that was in the fridge… 2111921374447744620
Improv beach gateway with the hubs, so we took everything that was in the fridge on the road. That includes my InstantPot 🤣 I’m that girl 🙋🏻‍♀️ and proud of it! . This not only made our trip cheaper but it also saved us so much time ⏰ We didn’t have to think about food for this trip... we just took our week’s menu with us. . And let me tell you what I discovered: you haven’t been to paradise until you’ve eaten a bowl of Zuppa Toscana while the sea breeze cools you down and you stare at the 🌊. . *Zuppa Toscana InstantPot recipe can be found on a previous post (March 25) #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Meal prepping just makes things easier... and yummier 😋. . Zucchini & Carrot Chicken… 2106831251460747088
Meal prepping just makes things easier... and yummier 😋. . Zucchini & Carrot Chicken Meatballs with Spaghetti, in a Vodka Sauce . Not only does it sound fancy but it was delicious and done in less than 20min. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Happy Taco Tuesday!! . Simple & Delicious Tacos 🌮 that left me wanting more & more… 2104649203778133445
Happy Taco Tuesday!! . Simple & Delicious Tacos 🌮 that left me wanting more & more & as I write this... I think I may have them again for dinner! . Sauteed Onions and Garlic with some Olive Oil. When it was nice and fragrant, I mixed in the Ground Beef, added Cumin, Oregano, Taco Seasoning, Tomatoes, Salt & Pepper and cooked it through. Served it with Sweet Corn & a Four Cheese Mexican Style Blend. . While assembling, I remembered a tip from @budgetbytes about Baking Hard Shell Tacos and let me tell you she was right!!!! They were next level yummy!!! 😋 . I also made little taco shell pizzas out of the ones that broke 😂 Best decision I ever made! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Meal Prep: Zucchini & Carrot Chicken Burgers & Meatballs . You know I love me some… 2103910715365753634
Meal Prep: Zucchini & Carrot Chicken Burgers & Meatballs . You know I love me some Meatball & Burger Prep, so heres my latest creation! . Ingredients: Ground Chicken Zucchini Zoodles (chopped) Carrot Zoodles (chopped) Lemon Cumin Paprika Oregano Garlic Onion Panko Salt & Pepper #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - My husband wanted to use one sauce... I wanted another, so I present to you... 🍕Two… 2102619145970483897
My husband wanted to use one sauce... I wanted another, so I present to you... 🍕Two Sauce Pizza! . And it’s the greatest thing on Earth! This was soo yummy I don't even know which side was better 🤤. . I love accidentally creating new flavors with life's random cravings. . For the sauces I used Half Marinara, Half Smoked Eggplant with Onions & Peppers. Topped with Pepperoni and a Four Cheese Blend of Asiago, Mozzarella, Parmesan and Provolone. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - A beautiful Sandwich made out of Genoa Salami, Muenster Cheese, Turkey Ham & Tomatoes… 2101203653858884994
A beautiful Sandwich made out of Genoa Salami, Muenster Cheese, Turkey Ham & Tomatoes (Husband wanted Cheddar). . I made them for lunch, and ate mine at new job!! 🎉 I’m super duper excited!!! . The only tiny bit of downside is... it’s been chaotic to say the least. . So I’ve been slowly transitioning into a work/home balanced schedule... I don’t have it figured out yet, but slow and steady wins the race 🙂 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Remember the Bruschettas I made yesterday? . Well, this yumminess is here because… 2096788016319270490
Remember the Bruschettas I made yesterday? . Well, this yumminess is here because of it! . Had to whip something quick for lunch, and what’s easier / tastier than a plate of Pasta? The answer to that is nothing btw 😂. . While the pasta is boiling, place the Meatballs in the Air Fryer for 10mins at 390F (flip halfway) . In the same pot I boiled the pasta, I added the Bruschetta mix leftovers, Farfalle, Mozzarella seasoned with Salt & Pepper and let that simmer for a bit. Add the Meatballs, stir, add more cheese and serve! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Italian Meatballs . Meal prepping is such a time saver but, lets face it, it can… 2093854746921377693
Italian Meatballs . Meal prepping is such a time saver but, let's face it, it can also be a tedious time-consuming task that we'd rather skip. . But hey, it's one day of work to save time on next week's dinner, that’s all I say to myself when I'm not in the mood. #realtalk. . So my strategy to avoid getting overwhelmed with meal prepping? Depending on what I’m prepping, I usually prep for at least 3-4 meals worth. . So I settled into meal prepping just 1 or 2 items per shopping trip, that way I don't get overwhelmed or last more than 90mins in this task. . This trip, it was Italian Meatballs. Made 20 regular sized meatballs, 15 mini meatballs & 3 Burgers. . Ingredients: Ground Beef (2lbs) Italian Panko 1/2 cup Onion Parsley Basil Garlic Lemon Egg Salt & Pepper #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Leftover Creation: Grilled Pork Penne Marinara . I say this a LOT when it comes… 2091718823714665791
Leftover Creation: Grilled Pork Penne Marinara . I say this a LOT when it comes to my Leftover Creations, but this was superbly delicious!! . Picture this: Husband is feeling a bit under the weather... so dinner was a solo mission, no desire what so ever to even think about what to eat or cook, plus I'm overwhelmingly tired. . Then I open the fridge, and remembered I have a small leftover of Pork Tenderloin. . And in less than 15mins, I was burning my mouth with this pasta dish because it was soo good I wouldn't even let it cool enough before serving :P . Used @prego Marinara Sauce, added a bit of Milk, Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes & Salt. . I'll just say, this was so good my hubs made a miraculous recovery and decided to join me for dinner 🤗 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Grill Pan Pork Tenderloin . Juicy & tender... thats how to describe this fine piece… 2090888591898112533
Grill Pan Pork Tenderloin . Juicy & tender... that's how to describe this fine piece of meat. . With a simple seasoning of Garlic, Rosemary, Lemon, Salt & Pepper, this beauty was melt-in-your-mouth good. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast . This is the definition of a lifesaver! . I found… 2090122578340446803
Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast . This is the definition of a lifesaver! . I found this tip online about cooking Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot and I was a bit skeptical about it. A few weeks later, BOOM! Forgot to thaw the Chicken, and life presented an opportunity to try it out. . To my surprise, it worked!Incredibly simple, plus it's an easy way to meal prep shredded chicken for some tasty tacos, stuffed pasta... you name it! . Ingredients: Frozen Chicken (3 Breast) Butter (used about 1 tsp) Garlic Paste (used about 1 tsp) Oregano Chicken Broth (cup) Salt & Pepper . Season Chicken with Salt & Pepper on both sides. Pour liquid and place the chicken breast in the IP. Add Oregano, Butter & Garlic. Set for 10mins, allow the pressure to release for 5mins and do a quick release. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Lasagna Post . What a girl wants, what a girl needs? . Well Christina, definitely… 2089391724970433931
Lasagna Post . What a girl wants, what a girl needs? . Well Christina, definitely this Lasagna in my belly! 😂 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Improv Game Night = Improv Pasta Party 😂. . Spur of the moment Game Night! No need… 2087212057815536111
Improv Game Night = Improv Pasta Party 😂. . Spur of the moment Game Night! No need to panic... everybody loves Pasta!! . The only thing better than Pasta? ONE POT PASTA!!! 😎. . Cooked in Milk, these spaghettis are full of everything that I could find in the fridge: Onions, Tomato, Garlic, Bell Pepper, Mustard, tons of Cheese & yummy Ground Beef. . Had some leftover Slider Buns, so I brushed them with Butter and toasted them in the Air Fryer. . It was a huge crowd pleaser and I didn’t have to lose a turn😝 You may call me Farkle Queen from now on! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Leftover Creation: Rice Bake + Pepperoni . Continuing with the theme of the week:… 2086594444403981640
Leftover Creation: Rice Bake + Pepperoni . Continuing with the theme of the week: Leftovers! 💃🏻 Wohoo!! . Don’t you think that, for some unexplainable reason, they taste better the next day? Or do we think that because it means no cooking and minimal cleanup? 🤣. . The beauty of Leftover is that you can turn them into something completely different and its a whole new dish/dining experience 😋. . Reheated Yesterday’s Rice Bake, but with a bed of Pepperoni… It was another level of deliciousness. My husband has kindly asked me to repeat this dish next week 😂. . Happy Friday! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Veggie & Cheese Rice Bake . Accidentally, made the best side dish EVER!! 😝 This… 2085870114234647060
Veggie & Cheese Rice Bake . Accidentally, made the best side dish EVER!! 😝 This week is definitely called: “Fridge Leftovers” HA! HA! I haven’t had time to go to the Grocery Store and I’m winging it every time. So stay tuned for more! 😂. . I prepped this yumminess last night, a.k.a. saving on today’s cooking time 😎. . Made the sauce with a cup of @campbells Cheddar Cheese, Milk, a few tablespoons of Shredded @kraft.naturalcheese Mozzarella & Parmesan, a couple florets of Broccoli (previously steamed), halved Cherry Tomatoes and Corn. Seasoned with Garlic, Salt & Pepper. . After the sauce was done, I mixed it with the cooked rice and assembled in a greased baking dish. (Cover with Aluminum Foil and refrigerate in the case you're cooking it later). . Top with Cheese before popping in the Oven for 20mins, or until cheese is completely melted 😋. . Served with Grilled Chicken. Seasoned with Garlic, Lemon, Cumin, Salt & Pepper #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Provolone, Cherry Tomatoes & Smoked Ham Quesadilla . Not only is it #tacotuesday… 2084606002556177697
Provolone, Cherry Tomatoes & Smoked Ham Quesadilla . Not only is it #tacotuesday but this is the only food left in my fridge 😂. . It’s been a super busy couple of days... all I wanted was to cook and eat something homemade. . How’s your week going so far? #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Leftover Creation: Penne Extravaganza . This midnight craving is brought to you… 2082176772107130779
Leftover Creation: Penne Extravaganza . This midnight craving is brought to you by all of the Pizza Leftovers 😝. . Smoked Turkey Ham, Cherry Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Mozzarella, Parmesan & Blue Cheese with yummy Pizza Sauce and a dash of Milk. . Super easy, super yummy and done in 10mins! Long live the Leftovers!! 😋 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - We hosted a Pizza & Movie Extravaganza for my nieces. . Last night we introduced… 2081504668269167036
We hosted a Pizza & Movie Extravaganza for my nieces. . Last night we introduced them to Spy Kids and they absolutely loved it! I really can’t tell you who was more excited with this movie selection... my husband or my nieces 😝. . Grown Up Version: @stonefirenaan Artisan Pizza Crust brushed with mix of Butter Parsley & Parmesan in the oven for a few mins before adding the toppings and Sauce. . Smoked Turkey Ham, Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Onions, Corn & Basil. . Kids Pizza: @stonefirenaan , Smoked Turkey Ham, Mozzarella & Corn. . Kept the Pizzas pretty simple without compromising their yumminess, because the important thing here is: Spending time with family… while having a full belly. HA! . Enjoy the weekend & Eat some ice cream for dessert! 😋 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Cast Iron Fillet Mignon . Confession Time: I’ve had my Cast Iron for almost a year,… 2077195697031045874
Cast Iron Fillet Mignon . Confession Time: I’ve had my Cast Iron for almost a year, and this is the FIRST TIME using it 🙈 For reasons that only my brain knows… I take my sweet time getting comfortable with the idea of trying a new cooking method. . Sometimes I don’t event think about it and just dive right in, other times it can take months 🤪 My InstantPot stared at me for 3 months before I dared to turn it on. . For the Fillets, I seasoned aggressively with Salt & Pepper; gave it a good sear for about 5min before flipping. Then I basted the fillets in Butter, Garlic & Rosemary and finished them in the oven until it reached Medium Rare. Make sure to keep a thermometer close… you don’t want to over cook it. . I was a nervous wreck because, not only was it my first time using Cast Iron, it was my first time basting. . But they turned out delicious, juicy and so soo tender…it literally just fell apart 🤤. . Stay tuned as I lose my fear of Cast Iron cooking 😋. . Have you cooked with Cast Iron before? Any advice for a newbie? #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole . I stumbled upon @trishayearwood recipe for Chicken… 2075746055433104195
Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole . I stumbled upon @trishayearwood recipe for Chicken Broccoli Casserole while watching @foodnetwork and decided to give it a try. It was sooo good... and the best part: enough leftover for tomorrow 🤗. . I woke up, set the Rice in the microwave and the Chicken in the Instant Pot... then, I forgot about it 😎. . That saved me a ton of prep time! . When it was time to assemble the Casserole, it took me only a few mins to get this yumminess ready to go in the oven; then into the belly! 😆 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Pan Seared Tilapia in a Lemon Butter Sauce . My Dad taught me how to “properly”… 2074944110682269615
Pan Seared Tilapia in a Lemon Butter Sauce . My Dad taught me how to “properly” eat a whole fish at a very young age. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been able to eat a whole fish and leave just the skeleton... like in the cartoons 😋. . The Tilapia turned out flaky, lemony and just perfect all the way around. Seasoned with Garlic, Paprika, Salt & Pepper. . Heat the pan with a little Canola Oil & Butter. Place the Tilapia and cook. When you are ready to turn, add some more Butter and squeeze 2 Lemons, then finish cooking. Served with smashed Baby Potatoes tossed in Olive Oil & Parmesan. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Oven Fry Pork Chops . For some reason, I decided to turn on the oven during a heatwave!… 2073623670407972284
Oven Fry Pork Chops . For some reason, I decided to turn on the oven during a heatwave! The apartment turned into a sauna...literally! 🥵. . On the bright side, my Pork Chops turned out amazingly delicious. Juicy, tender and crispy! 🤤 Served with Baby Potatoes tossed in a little bit of Butter & Parsley. . I seasoned the Pork Chops with Garlic, Lemon, Salt & Pepper... let that marinate for a few mins. Then dip in a beaten Egg mix before coating in Italian style Panko. Spray Canola Oil on each side. . Pop in the oven at 425F for 20min (flip halfway). #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Pan Seared Fillet served with Spaghetti in a Lemon Parmesan Sauce . Sundays are… 2072803414433294688
Pan Seared Fillet served with Spaghetti in a Lemon Parmesan Sauce . Sundays are for indulging in the good stuff before the inevitable Monday comes. . This is one of my classic go to dishes, it’s simple and super duper flavorful... and I almost never cook it the same way 🤣. . For the Pasta Sauce, I used Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Basil, Lemon & Parmesan. . The Fillet is another story, seasoned with just Salt & Pepper, gave it a nice good sear and voila! 🤤 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Quick Lunch Alert 🚨. . I love a good excuse to take the Wok out... I feel like such… 2069896001459766598
Quick Lunch Alert 🚨. . I love a good excuse to take the Wok out... I feel like such a Pro 👩🏻‍🍳. . Chicken Breast seasoned with Lemon, Garlic, Salt & Pepper sautéed in Coconut Oil with Red Bell Peppers, Onions. . Served with some yummy Naan. . I love one pot easy meals 😍 I’m here for minimal cleanup, maximum flavor 😋 Who’s with me? (or tag a friend who can relate) #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Cocido Madrileño . Leftover Monday, a.k.a. the best kinda Mondays, the ones that… 2068622335224792641
Cocido Madrileño . Leftover Monday, a.k.a. the best kinda Mondays, the ones that I don’t have to cook nor spend money ordering out 😎. . My husband’s family (on his dad side) get together for lunch every Sunday.. I’m talking cousins, uncles, nephews...there‘ve been literally 25 of us arriving for an intimate gathering 🤣. . To celebrate their Spanish roots, this past Sunday, my Father-in-Law made Cocido Madrileño, it literally translates to Madrid Stew. It’s made with Chickpeas, Carrots, Pancetta, Chorizo, Serrano Ham, Onions... and I need to stop because I already ate all of the leftovers we had... And now I’m calling my Father in Law to ask what’s on the menu for next Sunday. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Crispy Bacon Bites and a perfect trifecta of Cheese: Mozzarella, Muenster & Parmesan,… 2064977712413442645
Crispy Bacon Bites and a perfect trifecta of Cheese: Mozzarella, Muenster & Parmesan, in a super creamy Vodka Sauce baked until golden perfection 🤤. . This is my husband’s favorite dish... if there’s a Bake Pasta in a menu, you can bet he will order it 🤣 However...... 🤭 this is my first time making it!! I know!!! I make pasta all the time, but never baked... inspiration struck and all that changed today! . The dish was a total yummy success! He’s declared it “The best he’s ever had!” 🤗 I guess it was worth the 3 year wait 🤣 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Turkey Cielito Lindo . Cielito Lindo literally has the word heaven in its name for… 2064246317659695849
Turkey Cielito Lindo . Cielito Lindo literally has the word heaven in its name for a reason! This dish is deliciously cheesy, creamy with just the right amount of spicy. Usually made with Ground Beef or Chicken, but I wanted to try a Turkey version of this heavenly dish. . Seasoned the Ground Turkey with Garlic, Lemon, @oldelpaso Taco Seasoning, Onion, Peppers, Tomato, Salt & Pepper. Then, I layered it all in a baking dish; spread as evenly as possible starting with the Cream Cheese, Ground Turkey, Pico de Gallo & Cilantro... and finish it all off with a thick layer of Cheddar Cheese 😉. . Put in the oven for aprox. 20-25min at 400F. Served with Taco Shells 🌮 shredded Lettuce & Avocado 🥑. . Here’s to Taco Tuesday! The most important celebration of the week! 🥳 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - One Pot Creamy Ground Beef Mac & Cheese . Home Sweet Home! Comfort food is the best… 2060003319585371609
One Pot Creamy Ground Beef Mac & Cheese . Home Sweet Home! Comfort food is the best medicine to transition from vacation mode to normal life 😆. . And nothing says comfort like a good old Mac & Cheese! This One Pot Wonder was deliciously creamy, cheesy and eaten straight out of the pot. A welcome home parade for the belly! . First, I cooked the Ground Beef with Onion, Peppers, Garlic, Tomatoes, Worcheshire Sauce, Salt & Pepper. Once the beef is cooked, add Pasta, Milk, Cheesy Packet, Cheddar Cheese and stir to combine. . Close lid and let the pasta cook in the sauce, stir frequently to avoid sticking. Finished it off with some chopped Basil & Parmesan Cheese. . My husband described it as “Everything he wanted to taste” 🤣 I don’t know what that means but I will take the complement. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Lemon Dijon Chicken . Had a family Potluck this weekend, and I had to bring a Chicken… 2054905497827420663
Lemon Dijon Chicken . Had a family Potluck this weekend, and I had to bring a Chicken Dish. I decided to keep it simple but yummy. . I made @skinnytaste Lemon Dijon Sauce. Dredged the Chicken in flour and cooked it until golden, and set them aside. . Added half the sauce to the pan, diced Tomatoes & chopped Basil then, it simmered for a bit before adding the Chicken and the rest of the sauce. Cooked until the sauce was well incorporated with the Chicken. . My family is full of foodies, so I was super nervous; but everyone loved it 🤗. The sauce was tangy and light, the Chicken was juicy... and did I mention that everything was delicious? #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Steak Fajitas . It’s Taco Tuesday!! 🌮. I just love the days were serendipity is… 2054200889912238950
Steak Fajitas . It’s Taco Tuesday!! 🌮. I just love the days were serendipity is in my favor 🤗. It’s Tuesday and I have all the ingredients, a.k.a the perfect excuse to TACO! . This flank steak was grilled to perfection! It was soooo juicy and full of flavor. . Gave it a dry rub of Homemade Taco Seasoning, Salt & Pepper. Heat the grill pan with some butter and let it get a good char before turning it, cook until desired temp. . Sautéed the veggies in Coconut Oil with some Garlic, Salt & Pepper. Served with Guac & Cheddar 🤤. . Ingredients: Flank Steak Bell Peppers Onion Taco Seasoning Salt & Pepper Coconut Oil #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu . This delicious dish was inspired by @skinnytaste I… 2051949794380941632
Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu . This delicious dish was inspired by @skinnytaste I love trying new recipes and this one was a huge success. . I tweaked the recipe a little by seasoning the Chicken with Garlic, Salt & Pepper before dredging them in flour. . I also used a bit more Lemon & Mustard in the sauce just because I enjoy those flavors so much, and really wanted to bring them out. . *Check out her profile for the recipe. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Meatball Lo Mein . This is comfort food at it’s finest! Spaghetti & Meatballs, but… 2050554117302076401
Meatball Lo Mein . This is comfort food at it’s finest! Spaghetti & Meatballs, but with a Chinese Twist... because why not? . When I first posted this Sauce recipe, I raved about how yummy and easy it was. . Second time around, and I stand by my previous statement.. it’s so good. And it really does taste better than Take Out! . Sauce: 1/3 Lite Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Worcheshire Sauce 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1/2 Tsp Garlic 1/2 Tsp Grated Ginger 1 Tsp Canola Oil #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - This is a Butternut Squash Casserole. . It has a layer of sautéed Onions with Green… 2049885802162426387
This is a Butternut Squash Casserole. . It has a layer of sautéed Onions with Green Bell Peppers & Sausage in a Marinara Sauce. On top of this deliciousness sits a layer of Mozzarella Cheese 🤤. . So filling, so easy and, best of all, I get to eat the leftovers tomorrow.. if they survive that long 😋 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Instant Pot Black Bean & Chorizo Soup . Rainy days only mean one thing: It’s Soup… 2048956018129569275
Instant Pot Black Bean & Chorizo Soup . Rainy days only mean one thing: It’s Soup Time!! . Funny story: when I was a kid I used to hate soup. Soup meant sick food. . It all changed once I left home for college, I missed my Mom’s soup so bad when I was sick or it was raining and cold. . So I’d called her and she would explain step by step how to recreate her delicious recipes. . Today, I’m creating my own versions 🤗. . Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups Chicken Stock 2 cans Black Beans (drained) Green Bell Pepper Red Bell Pepper Onion Garlic 1 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp Chili Powder 1 tsp Oregano Salt & Pepper Olive Oil Chorizo (2 Links) . Press Sauté. In Olive Oil, sauté Onions for 3-4mins before adding Garlic & Bell Peppers; continue sautéing for 2-3 mins longer. Cancel Sauté function. . Add Beans and stir to combine, add Stock, Cumin, Oregano, Chili Powder, Salt & Pepper then stir. . Press Pressure Cook & Set for 7mins. . While this is cooking, cut the Chorizo in small rounds, cook them for a few mins in the pan, then drain the excess fat and set aside. . Allow for a Natural Pressure release (5min), then open the lid and stir in the Chorizo. Serve & Enjoy! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Meatball Subs with Creamy Vodka Sauce . These delicious Subs came together in no… 2046998438189384044
Meatball Subs with Creamy Vodka Sauce . These delicious Subs came together in no time! Perfect for a lazy Saturday, it was super tasty, hassle free and with minimal cleanup! . The Meatballs took 10min in the Air Fryer. While that was cooking, I brushed the buns with a bit of Butter and gave them a quick toast in the oven. . Once the Meatballs are done, assemble the Subs and place in the oven until cheese is melted. . Ingredients: Buns Meatballs Mozzarella Basil Preggo Creamy Vodka Sauce #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Eggplant Caprese Rollatini . Eggplant is such a versatile veggie, it works with… 2046266549673562185
Eggplant Caprese Rollatini . Eggplant is such a versatile veggie, it works with a lot of cuisines and flavors; you can fry them, bake them, roast them, grill them.. we can have a real Forrest Gump moment here, so let’s say the list goes on. . This time around they served as a side dish to a Grilled Herb Lemon Chicken. . Each roll is stuffed with a slice of Tomato seasoned (Salt, Pepper and a Spritz of Balsamic Vinegar), Mozzarella & Chopped Basil. Its cheesy, healthy and delicious! . Ingredients: Sliced Eggplant Marinara Sauce Tomato Mozzarella Parmesan Cheese Basil Balsamic Spritzer Salt & Pepper #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Mozzarella & Tomato BBQ Burger . There’s really nothing better than when you bite… 2044101866300413900
Mozzarella & Tomato BBQ Burger . There’s really nothing better than when you bite down on a burger and it’s an explosion of juicy flavors 🤤 A perfect companion of meat, condiments, cheese & bread. Seasoned with Herb Seasoning, Garlic, Salt, Pepper and brushed with BBQ Sauce on both sides. . Yep… that’s this burger! Perfection with a side of French Fries seasoned with Garlic, Paprika, Basil, Thyme, Salt & Pepper. . Quick & Yummy just like the Doctor ordered! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Turkey Rice Bowl . This dish was so easy to make that I almost feel like it shouldn’t… 2040469634896907244
Turkey Rice Bowl . This dish was so easy to make that I almost feel like it shouldn’t even taste as good as it did 😋 I had ZERO desire to cook today but, as always, I wanted something light, yummy and comforting. . Yes, I know... laziness and desire to eat yummy food don’t always match. Specially on days where take out ain’t an option 🤣. . So, the first thing I decided was my famous Microwave White Rice as my side dish. . Then, inspiration hit me! I ground up a few Turkey Burgers I had in the freezer and cooked them with tons of spices 👩🏻‍🍳. . It was bursting with so much flavor, and it had a wonderfully mild spicy kick to it! 🌶. . Ingredients: Ground Turkey Burgers Bell Pepper Tomato Onion Garlic Oregano Basil Thyme Cilantro Creole Seasoning Chili Flakes Salt & Pepper #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Pork Schnitzel & Cheesy Mashed Potatoes . This healthy version of Pork Schnitzel… 2039720914228090496
Pork Schnitzel & Cheesy Mashed Potatoes . This healthy version of Pork Schnitzel is made entirely in the Air Fryer; a.k.a. no fussing with oil. And still Crunchy, Tender & Crispy!!! . I love saying Schnitzel! SCHNITZEL!! SCHNITZEL!! My husband and I have been annoying each other non stop shouting Schnitzel just randomly all day long 😛. . Now, let’s talk about that Mash 🤤 Potatoes with Butter & Muenster Cheese it’s deliciously cheesy and ohhh soo buttery, a perfect side dish. . Ingredients: 6 Pork Cutlets 1/3 Cup Flour 2 Eggs 1 1/4 Cup Italian Seasoned Panko Garlic Salt & Pepper . Season the Pork with Garlic, Salt & Pepper on both sides. In 3 separate bowls put Flour, Beaten Eggs & Panko. . Dip the Pork in the Flour, Egg & Panko coating both sides (in that order). Spray with Canola Oil on both sides. . Warm the Air Fryer first. After it's done, place the Pork in the Air Fryer and Select Pork Feature (370F) for 17mins; flip halfway and Voila! Yumminess Delivered! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
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In honor of the 100th post, It’s time for a little introduction... . This is #easyandhomemade! Hi!! 👋🏻 🤗. . I cook simple & flavorful meals that don’t really take much time in the kitchen. Because, let’s face it.. I love to cook but I also do other stuff 😋. . I love using common ingredients and giving traditional recipes a twist. . My inspiration comes from flavors, recipes & ingredients, then I translate that into delicious hassle free recipes at home. Shoutout to my Bffs Pinterest & The Food Network 🤣. . Here are a few of the top dishes! Hopefully they’ll inspire your week! Stay tuned for more Recipes & ProTips! #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Ground Beef & Cheddar Lasagna . I had a million ideas on what to do with my Leftover… 2036906583513899691
Ground Beef & Cheddar Lasagna . I had a million ideas on what to do with my Leftover Ground Beef (see yesterday’s post), but ultimately I couldn’t pass up on making my childhood favorite dish.. Lasagna! . Every year for my birthday meal I asked for Lasagna... like 6 years in a row! I think I may be undercounting 😋. . This meaty and super cheesy Lasagna, with bits of Corn in the mix, is sooooo good! Super easy to make if you Meal Prep some Ground Beef, or even if you don’t. . Ingredients: Ground Beef* Cheddar Corn Marinara Sauce Lasagna Noodles *Seasoned with Homemade Taco Seasoning #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Taco Pockets . Super easy dinner! I meal prepped the Ground Beef with some homemade… 2036134902654618045
Taco Pockets . Super easy dinner! I meal prepped the Ground Beef with some homemade taco seasoning to use for tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s lunch. . So I thought, why not take it a step further and make the most out of the ground beef with this dish? . It’s perfect for dinner and servers as a delicious leftover breakfast. . Now I’m m debating what to do for tomorrow’s lunch.. 🌮 🍝 🥗 Stay Tuned! . Ingredients: Puff Pastry Ground Beef (Seasoned with Homemade Taco Seasoning) Cheddar Egg Wash #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Grilled Pork Tenderloin Lo Mien . I was in the mood for some Chinese takeout, so… 2034622372853731828
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Lo Mien . I was in the mood for some Chinese takeout, so I whipped up this improv Pork Lo Mein. This recipe is soooo good! I dare say, even better than takeout 🥡 SWIPE ➡️ FOR VIDEO . I used regular Pasta & Canola Oil, and Pork as my protein. Feel free to substitute the pasta for Noodles, Canola Oil for Sesame Oil and the Protein & Veggies you’d liked. . This delicious Sauce goes with anything!! I may do a repeat of this dish, but with 🦐 & 🥦. . Pork Tenderloin: Seasoned with Lemon, Garlic, Salt & Pepper. Grill & Set aside to rest before cutting. . Ingredients: Spaghetti Red & Green Bell Peppers Onion . Sauce: 1/3 Lite Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Worcheshire Sauce 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1/2 Tsp Garlic 1/2 Tsp Grated Ginger 1 Tsp Canola Oil 1/2 Tsp Sesame Seeds #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Sweet Corn & Zucchini Pie . • Inspired by @pinchofyum • This incredibly delicious… 2033968312374835663
Sweet Corn & Zucchini Pie . • Inspired by @pinchofyum • This incredibly delicious recipe is easy and wonderfully versatile for lunch, dinner and... even as a breakfast leftover meal. . Ingredients Corn* Zucchini Eggs (3) Basil, Oregano & Parsley Garlic Powder Onion Cheddar & Mozzarella Salt & Pepper . *Full Disclosure: Used Canned Corn. It’s what I had, plus it was also yummy. . Preheat Oven at 375F Slice Zucchini using a mandolin. Sauté Onion, Zucchini & Corn with some butter. . Once the Veggies have softened a bit, let them cool and mix with the beaten Eggs, Basil, Oregano, Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper. Transfer mix evenly to a lined pan and top it off with extra cheese. . Bake covered for 20-25mins then uncover for 5-10, until the top is nice and brown. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - NY Steak & Garlic Butter Rustic Mashed Potatoes . Today was a big day at work so… 2030295589857610842
NY Steak & Garlic Butter Rustic Mashed Potatoes . Today was a big day at work so a hearty meal was much needed, but not necessarily one that required a lot of work. So I went with an oldie but a goodie... . Rustic Mashed Potatoes are probably my favorite side dish, plus it's super easy.. no pealing! The skin adds a bit of texture to the mash, and I personally love it. Add Garlic Butter & Parsley and enjoy! . For the Steaks, they’re seasoned with Salt & Pepper and a bit of oil brushed on both sides. Cooked to a medium well temperature 👩🏻‍🍳 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tex Mex Coleslaw . It’s Taco Tuesday! And, for the… 2028835451569325232
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tex Mex Coleslaw . It’s Taco Tuesday! And, for the first time in forever, I’m actually eating tacos on the designated Taco Day 😋. . I love Tacos! There really is no wrong combination, just endless possibilities 👩‍🍳. . These are bursting with flavor and super easy to make. The Pork Tenderloin is super juicy, the Cumin, Chili Powder & a squeeze of Lemon add a zesty kick to its flavor. . And the Coleslaw.. ohhh the Coleslaw... Once you’ve tried this recipe you will be making it again and again and again. It’s seriously good! Perfect recipe to have in your back pocket for Spring & Summer Side Dish ideas. . Ingredients: Pork Tenderloin S&P Garlic Oregano Cumin Chili Powder . Coleslaw: Shredded Cabbage Cherry Tomatoes Sweet Corn . Dressing: Mayonnaise Sour Cream Lemon Taco Seasoning Cilantro S&P #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Chicken & Eggplant Teriyaki Stir Fry . I’m a huge Stir Fry fan! They’re quick, healthy,… 2028163953473003660
Chicken & Eggplant Teriyaki Stir Fry . I’m a huge Stir Fry fan! They’re quick, healthy, easy to make and incredibly delicious. You really can’t go wrong with a Stir Fry 👩🏻‍🍳. . ProTip: I read in @omnivorescookbook blog a great tip about Eggplants, I decided to try it out and they turn out soo great! So I’m paying it forward and sharing it with you. *You can visit her website for a more detailed explanation. . After you cut the Eggplants, put them in a bowl of cold water with a teaspoon of salt for 15 mins. Put a lid on them so they are submerged. Then, in a bowl, toss the Eggplant with one tablespoon of cornstarch until all the pieces are evenly coated (preferably done by hand). . Ingredients Eggplants Bell Pepper Onion Chicken Breast Garlic Lemon Five Spice Asian Blend Sesame Seeds Canola Oil S&P @kikkomanusa Less Sodium Teriyaki Sauce . Cut Veggies (see Eggplant ProTip below). Season Chicken with S&P, Garlic, Lemon & Five Spice Asian Blend. . Heat up Wok with a tablespoon of Oil, cook Eggplant until golden brown and soft in the middle. Remove from Wok. Add Chicken & cook until done. . Add the rest of the veggies and cook with the chicken for a couple of mins until veggies are tender. Add Teriyaki Sauce & Eggplant, stir until well combined. . Add Sesame seeds for garnish. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
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ICE CREAM SANDWICH! . Having freshly baked cookies at home is the best decision I’ve made all week 🤩. . This ice cream sandwich makes the perfect Easter treat or... a late night snack 😉 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Potato & Zucchini Gratin . Creamy, crunchy & super extra cheesy. Need I say more?… 2025767135128667374
Potato & Zucchini Gratin . Creamy, crunchy & super extra cheesy. Need I say more? . This side dish is so perfect that I forget the other stuff on my plate. I used Bechamel Sauce on this version of the dish but you can substitute this for any other delicious sauce you like. . I’ve also done a version with Alfredo Sauce and, believe it or not, Hollandaise. Both times... a knockout! . Ingredients Red Potatoes Zucchini S&P Rosemary Oregano Parsley Garlic Powder Bechamel Sauce Mozzarella Parmesan . Preheat the oven at 400F, slice Potatoes & Zucchini with a Mandolin. Season with S&P, Rosemary, Oregano and Garlic Powder. . Sauce casserole dish with Bechamel Sauce, then layer the seasoned Veggies evenly. Spread the sauce and sprinkle Parmesan on top, repeat this again with the remaining Veggies. Top with a generous amount of Mozzarella & Parmesan (between you and me.. there’s never enough cheese) and a sprinkle of Parsley. . ProTip: Drain the excess water from the Potatoes & Zucchini after you seasoned them. This will prevent the dish from being watery. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta & Grilled Snapper . I love pairing fish and pasta, the… 2023779451468428021
Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta & Grilled Snapper . I love pairing fish and pasta, the perfect combination of light and hearty. . This dish is delicious and super simple to make, the ingredients are usually at hand and provide a perfect mix of flavors... not to mention the wonderful spicy kick from the Lemon and Chili Flakes👌🏼. . Ingredients Snapper Lemon Oregano Garlic S&P . Spaghetti Lemon Garlic Cilantro Parsley Olive Oil Red Chili Flakes Parmesan S&P #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
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Back by popular demand! It’s Pizza Night 🍕 Classic Pepperoni & Mozzarella Cheese . Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like tomorrow is Friday but today’s actually Wednesday so you still have to wait one more day until the weekend? . Well... If you have... I suggest you enjoy a warm cheesy, crunchy crust pizza. It will most definitely make you feel better! SWIPE ➡️ FOR VIDEO #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - It’s Pizza night!!! Eggplant, Onions, Peppers, Basil & Burrata . Pizza is like a… 2015115392359473918
It’s Pizza night!!! Eggplant, Onions, Peppers, Basil & Burrata . Pizza is like a warm hug, sometimes you just need it.... maybe even everyday 😂. . Ingredients @stonefirenaan Naan @prego Pizza Sauce Chopped Basil Oregano Sautéed the Eggplant, Peppers & Onion in a Vinaigrette . Preheat the over at 400F. Spread pizza sauce on naan, layer cooked veggies then Burrata cheese. Finish with chopped Basil & a sprinkle of Oregano. Bake for 5 mins & Enjoy! . This cheesy veggie Pizza is a guilt free option that’s definitely a must in the pizza menu rotation. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Orange Jerk Pork Tenderloin (Instant Pot) served with Black Beans & Rice . This… 2014341251221960725
Orange Jerk Pork Tenderloin (Instant Pot) served with Black Beans & Rice . This pork recipe is super easy, packs a whole bunch of flavor plus it’s juicy and oh so tender 🤤. . Ingredients Pork Tenderloin Salt & Pepper Garlic Oregano Rosemary Jerk Seasoning @badiaspices Orange Juice Chicken Broth . Season the pork with salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, rosemary & jerk on both sides. In a hot pan, give the pork a nice sear on all sides (you can also do this in the Instant Pot) . Pour chicken broth, orange juice and a dash of rosemary in the Instant Pot, stir. Place trivet, then place the pork on top. Set in Pressure Cook for 10mins and allow for natural release. . You will be so pleased with how well all this spices complement the pork, can’t say it enough.. it’s so JUICY & TENDER! I honestly can’t wait to try this again with a new side 👩🏻‍🍳. . Bonus: you can use the leftover liquid as sauce 🤤 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Rainy Saturday = Baking!! . Mixed Berries Croissant Bread Pudding . Words can’t… 2012048210150896011
Rainy Saturday = Baking!! . Mixed Berries Croissant Bread Pudding . Words can’t describe how good this actually is! Tangy from the berries but moist, sweet and yummy with the croissants and sauce. . Ingredients 12 mini croissants 1 cup Mixed Berries 8oz Cream Cheese 1 cup milk 2/3 sugar 1 Tbsp Vanilla 2 Eggs 1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar . Preheat the oven at 350F Cut croissants 🥐 into pieces and assemble on a 8x8 greased pan. Distribute berries evenly. . In a mixing bowl, mix cream cheese until soft then add sugar, vanilla, eggs until smooth. Then slowly add the milk while continuing to mix. . SWIPE ➡️ FOR VIDEO . Once all ingredients are well incorporated, pour sauce into the pan. Let it soak from 5-10mins. Then place in the oven for 40-55mins. Until gold & crispy! Let cool for 5min, sprinkle Powdered Sugar and serve! . Recipe adapted from @tipbuzzfood #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
Instagram media - Leftover Creation: Cream Cheese, Cheddar & Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken with Air… 2010769325824224338
Leftover Creation: Cream Cheese, Cheddar & Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken with Air Fry Roasted Potatoes . One of the things I enjoy the most is getting creative with my leftovers...whether its enhancing the flavors by pairing it with something else or coming up with a brand new dish! . I used the leftover Pico de Gallo & Cheddar from yesterday’s Kale Salad to stuff this beautiful Chicken Breast . Ingredients Chicken Breast Cream Cheese Cheddar Pico de Gallo Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder . Season chicken breast with salt, pepper & garlic powder on both sides to taste. Spread cream cheese to the chicken (like mayo on a bread), stuff with pico de gallo and cheddar and close . Fully cook the Chicken Breast in a hot grill pan until it reaches 165 F. * Please don’t eat raw Chicken . For the Potatoes: Paprika Olive Oil Spay Rosemary Salt & Pepper . Season the Potatoes with Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Rosemary & Olive Oil Spray. Toss until the seasoning is well incorporated. Set In Air Fryer at 400F for 15-18 mins. #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption
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Sunday dinner needs to be as easy and comforting as it gets. The Monday Blues keep away with this delicious Chicken Zucchini & Carrot Meatball Pasta . SWIPE ➡️ FOR VIDEO . For the Meatball: Ground Chicken, Zucchini, Carrots, Lime Juice, Cumin, Paprika, Oregano, Onion, Garlic, Italian Panko, Salt & Pepper. For the Sauce: @prego Pizza Sauce, Garlic, Lemon, Cheese, Milk, Dijon Mustard, Cilantro (salt & pepper) . EasyTip: I usually meal prep a batch of meatballs, burgers & chicken breast with different seasonings/marinades to cut down time when cooking during the week 👩🏻‍🍳 #TakeOutisNotAlwaysanOption