Mixed Bean Turkey Chili

mabou june 2013 007

This a delicious and healthy recipe for the whole family to enjoy.. Also a great recipe to serve at a party or sports event!

Mixed Bean Turkey Chili

 

You will need:

 

  • 2 lbs of ground Turkey
  • 1 large can of mixed beans
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves of diced garlic
  • 2 peppers any color, diced
  • 1 Jar Strained Tomatos
  • 2 cans of diced or whole tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp of chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne powder
  • 2 whole hot peppers with sliced holes in the pepper
  • 2 tbsp EVOO

 

Turn on your burner to 8, add your EVOO, when warmed up add your ground turkey

mabou june 2013 001

While the ground turkey is browning, prepare your fresh veggies!

mabou june 2013 002

When meat is browned add your veggies.

mabou june 2013 003

Then add the can of beans!

mabou june 2013 005

Season with spices

mabou june 2013 006

Mix together and then add tomato products

mabou june 2013 004

Let cook out for at least an hour.. Even better when left over night and reheated!

When its cooked and ready to eat you can eat this alone, or with onions and cheese on a hot dog, nacho’s or make yourself a plate of chili cheese fries.. It’s as healthy as it’s going to get and just as tasty!

So this is my blog for today hope you all enjoyed.

I am interested in hearing your comments and your ideas. If you have a recipe you would like to see me blog about I would love to hear from you and give it a try. I am always up for trying new things. I can be emailed at schoonerpixie@hotmail.com or I can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SchoonerpixiesKitchen?ref=hl.   

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Until next time enjoy & happy cooking!!

 

 

 

Advertisements

I’m home alone and it’s lunch time, so this lunch is all about me!!

 

sushi&soup 015

 

“Spicy Crab Sushi & Crema de cepa de apio”

 

     Well my lunch today was all about me! And I have to say it turned out just the way I like it!!

So to start off today I am going to show you how I made Spicy Crab Sushi including homemade Wasabi…

You will need:

  • 1 Slice of Whole grain Bread
  • 1 bamboo mat
  • 2 sheets of saran wrap
  • 1 sheet of nori paper with the last row removed from the paper
  • 1/2 cup of crab flavored pollock
  • 1/2 cup sushi rice
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of seasoned rice vinegar
  • Sprinkle of powered wasabi
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds
  • Soy Sauce for dipping
  • 1 tsp of wasabi

 

So for the rice I cooked it in one of our favorite appliances, the rice cooker.. to get the directions on how to make it stove top read the label on the backside of the sushi rice bag! I actually made my rice first thing in the morning so it had alot of time to cool off, no need to put it in the fridge just set it aside in your rice cooker or the pot you cooked it in.

Take your one slice of bread, and grate it to bread crumbs. Warm a small skillet at 4 with the bottom covered in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then toast your bread crumbs to later add to the sushi.

sushi&soup 010

 

On a large cutting board lay down your bamboo mat covering it with one sheet of saran warp, then place your nori paper of top of that. When the nori paper is laid down add your rice, not all of it because it’s to much so add it as needed. Wet your finger tips and flatten the rice unto the nori paper leaving only 1 perforated space remaining empty. Sprinkle on the sesame seed. Remove nori paper and rice with the saran wrap from the bamboo mat, placing down the second sheet of saran wrap, flip the rice facedown unto the saran warp, with the nori paper now facing up.

sushi&soup 007sushi&soup 006

Get your crab flavored pollock, cut into med sized pieces. Line the whole row legenth wise about an 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the paper. Then cover the pollock with the toasted bread crumbs.  Sprinkle on a LITTLE bit of the powdered wasabi onto the top of the row.

sushi&soup 009sushi&soup 011

 

Fold over on the side closest to you, then roll the remaning side over, continue to tighten and roll with the bamboo mat. When it is rolled remove from the saran wrap. Cut roll into .5 inch slices, makes around 7-8 pieces.

Take your powered Wasabi, in a small dish add 1 tsp of powder, .5 tsp of water, mash together and combine until it can be rolled into a ball. Place on the plate with sushi pieces.

 

sushi&soup 013

In a small dish add soy sauce for dipping!! 

すべて完了

Subete kanryō

Meaning “All Done” in Japanese

sushi&soup 014

So for todays blog I am done, and if you are interested in finding out how to make the delicious Crema de cepa de apio, a Creole Celery Root Cream Soup, a speciality dish made in the Dominican Republic please come back tomorrow..

Any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to email me at schoonerpixie@hotmail.com or join me on my facebook page

@https://www.facebook.com/#!/SchoonerpixiesKitchen

Until then Enjoy & Happy Cooking

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My own idea, Asian inspired sliders!!!”

il_fullxfull_375553235_k75p

     Hey there everyone! I know it has been awhile since I blogged last. I know because my ideas and photos are starting to pile up.. Ahhh. With Christmas just around the corner things have been busy here at the Parsons household, Happy but busy! 🙂

     This idea came to me from watching Anthony Bourdain’s show,  No Reservations.. This is a great show where he travels all over the word trying out food specific to that region. Funny thing is this show was done in Vancouver, B.C. where a very innovative entrepreneur opened up a roadside stand serving Japanese inspired infusion food selling hot dogs, and sausages…. This show gave me an instant craving, and an idea, Asian Inspired Sliders. 

     So my first try at this recipe turned out pretty good but second time around I would tweak the idea just a little, that is the recipe I am giving you today. Read on because this is super easy and a great way to impress your friends and family! Sliders are always a hit and you can do to them pretty much whatever you want to.. Maybe this will inspire you to create a slider of you own! What you will need are some of the things we put into the noodle bowl, which works out great by getting two birds stoned at once or should I have said killing two birds with one stone.. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of picnic buns or any rolls you may want to use for your buns, cut them in half.
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp fish oil
  • 1/2 tsp soy
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper to season
  • 1/2 sheet of nori paper
  • Handful of Beansprouts rinsed off under cold water
  • Handful of sliced red onion rings
  • 1/2 cup real mayo
  • Wasabi as much or as little as you desire

In a large bowl mix together your ground beef, sesame oil, fish oil, soy, egg yolk and your green onion, mix and set aside.

Meat mixture

Meat mixture

In a small bowl make your Wasabi Mayo by combining your Mayo and Wasabi adding as little or as much as you desire. For me I bring on the heat, it is a nice mix when you combine it with the slider.  Set this aside. Cut your red sliced onion rings, and buns in half and rinse your bean sprouts off under cold water!

Everything is prepped

Everything is prepped

    Turn a large skillet on to 5 or 6, adding very little Extra Virgin Olive Oil to grease your pan. I always use a cast iron for burgers and they cook just prefect. Start making your slider patties and add to the heat skillet until they are done, not over cooked!  Remove them from the heat and tent to let them finish their cooking and reasorb their juices. Let them tent for 5 Minutes.

The sliders are cooking

The sliders are cooking

When the sliders are cooled off, its time to assemble them, put some Wasabi Mayo on the top bun, then add the slider to the bottom bun. Adding to them your onion rings and a few bean sprouts! What I didn’t do this time that I will do for sure the next time is add thinned slices cut  up nori paper, for texture and for presentation. Serve with potato wedges or french fries!

This is the final product hot off the press and pretty good I might add!!

Hot off the press!!

Hot off the press

Next up another authentic recipe this time coming from the Philippines, 

              Adobo Chicken !                                                                                               

I made this one with John and we all loved it and it is so easy we will definitly make it again.

So see you soon, in the mean time, be safe and enjoy all the Christmas Cheer!!