Saturday, August 18, 2012

Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli

Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli

2 lbs. of broccoli florets
1 lb of shelled and deveined large shrimp
4 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of coriander seeds 
1 tsp whole cumin seeds
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp hot chili powder
lemon zest (from one lemon)

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.

2. On a large cookie sheet, toss together broccoli florets , 2 tbs olive oil, 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds , 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/8th tsp hot chili powder. Spread into a single layer and pop into the oven for 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, toss together shrimp with 2 tbs olive oil, lemon zest, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in a bowl. When the broccoli’s been in the oven 10 minutes, add the shrimp to the broccoli and toss carefully.

4. Roast another 10 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until the broccoli is tender.


Serve as is or on a bed of rice and enjoy!  ♥

Four Cheese Broccoli Pizza

4 Cheese Broccoli Pizza

4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 lb of pizza dough
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 lb of sliced Provolone cheese
12 ounces of broccoli florets
1/3 cup of Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese
garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Roll out dough. Coat pizza pan with the olive oil and spread out rolled dough evenly to all edges of pan. 

3. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. 

4. Top with sliced provolone then place steamed broccoli florets on top of Provolone. 

5. Using two teaspoons, spoon about 3/4 teaspoonful size spoonfuls of ricotta sporadically around the broccoli areas in empty spots. 

6. Season whole pizza with salt, oregano & garlic powder to taste then sprinkle the shredded mozzarella evenly all over pizza.

7. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until crust is golden brown. 

Slice, serve, and enjoy!♥

Friday, August 17, 2012

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Get yourself a bottle of Caribbean Jerk 30 min marinade...I just used the Kroger store brand

10 boneless/skinless chicken thighs

veggie or side of choice

Put the chicken in a bowl and poke the crap out of it. Pour the marinade in and coat well. Let sit for about 45 mins to and hour.

Lay each piece out in a 13x9 in baking dish and pour the marinade over the top. Cover with foil.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour.

Serve with veggie or side and enjoy!!

Sausage Pie (Quiche)


2 9 inch frozen pie shells
1 lb. bulk sausage
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs, beaten
8 oz. tomato sauce
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Brown your sausage and onion together, and while it's browning prick the  bottom and sides of each pie shell. 
Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, remove and let cool. 
Mix together eggs, milk, seasonings, and 2/3 cup cheddar and 1/2 mozzarella in large bowl. 
When sausage onion mix is done, drain and add to the egg mixture. 
Spoon evenly into both pie shells. 
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until filling is set. 
Split the tomato sauce and cover the top of each pie, spreading over them evenly. 
Top with remaining cheeses and bake in the oven 4-6 minutes until cheese is nice and melted. 

Let set 10 minutes, so the pie can settle, and EAT! :D

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Baked Lemon Pepper Tilapia

Baked Lemon Pepper Tilapia

4-5 Pieces of Tilapia
Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1. Spray your baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the Tilapia in the dish.

2. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning. The amount used will be according to your taste.

3. Add dabs of butter on top of each piece of fish.

4. Pour lemon juice around each piece of fish.

5. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until your Tilapia flakes done.

Cool, eat and enjoy!  ♥