🐟 Seared scallop dinner. 12/13/19


I skipped a post for yesterday since it was our leftover dinner for the week. We had leftover stuffed peppers. But on Friday we had one of my favorite dinners—plump, seared, ocean scallops with new potatoes and snow peas. And don’t forget homemade tartar sauce! Yum! It makes an ordinary week night dinner seem like a special occasion.

I start steaming the potatoes ahead of John searing the scallops. They only take 15-20 minutes depending on their size. When they are done John heats up the cast iron pan with a little vegetable oil until it is smoking and then lays the scallops in.

In the meantime I have stringed and refreshed the snow peas in some ice water and put them in the pan that the potatoes have just come out of. I spray it with some buttery Pam first. The water still clinging to the snow peas gives…

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Ridiculously Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

You haven’t had baked potatoes until you’ve had my ridiculously loaded twice-baked potatoes! What makes them so ridiculously loaded? They’re filled with chicken, shrimp, broccoli, AND cheese. Then of course there’s the creamy mashed potatoes and chopped bacon bits on top. These are so good and I’m not just saying it because it’s my recipe. It’s honestly one of my favorite original recipes. I have to pat myself on the back for this one. So, I wanted to share it with you all so yall can eat like I do. But fair warning, this isn’t one of those meals that comes together in half an hour. This is about 2 hours and some change of cooking and time in the kitchen. Like for real. So, this probably isn’t the recipe you’d want to make after a long day of work or if you’re just getting in the house around 7/8…

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Butter & Dill Roasted Salmon

Salmon filet is one of those things I eat at least 2 to 3 times a month. I know most people like to purchase the portion sizes but that’s not for me. I need more than a portion size. I can literally eat a pound or a pound and a half of salmon filet in one setting. Plus, I find that it’s cheaper to purchase salmon by the pound anyway. Typically a 6 oz. portion of salmon filet is sold for about $3.99 or $4.99 whereas a whole pound of salmon is either $6.99 or $7.99. When you purchase by the pound you can control the portion sizes, essentially getting four 4oz. portions or two 8oz. portions out of one pound of salmon. If you were to buy a pound of the pre-portioned filets it’d be between $16.00 to $20.00! Even if you just bought two portioned filets, it’d still…

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Delicious Thai Red Curry!

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Recently I had been to a Thai restaurant, the recipe I like the most is Thai Red Curry. It’s a little spicy and sweet at the same time. Lots of veggies with shrimp dipped in coconut gravy is just amazing!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Ready in:40 minutes

Shrimp:1 lb
Chinese Eggplants cut in half:2
Thai Red curry paste:2 tbs
Green Beans cut in half:1/2 cup
Red/Green Bell pepper: 1/2 cup
Cut Carrot /Onion in julienne:1/2 cup
cut in julienne
Salt:1/2 tsp
Bamboo shoot:1/2 cup
Fresh Basil Leaves:15
Olive oil: 2 tsp
Garlic sliced:1 tbs
Mushroom Sliced:1/4 cup
Coconut milk:2 cup

Red bell pepper:1
Ginger: 1/2 tsp
Garlic:5 cloves
Lime juice:3 tsp
Ground black pepper:1/4 tsp
Soaked red chilies:
1 stack lemongrass chopped-
Salt according to taste
Turmeric powder:1/8 tsp


  1. In a food processor combine all…

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Egg curry (Indian Style)

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Egg Curry Recipe

Indian cuisine is quite famous for its spicy characteristics. They have a nice aroma and they taste good. Today I tried this egg curry and it was delicious.

Prep time:20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 40 min
Serving size: 2

Boiled eggs: 4
Medium size Boiled potato(cut in cubes): 2
Large tomato chopped: 1
Ginger-garlic paste:2 tsp
Large Onion chopped: 1
Salt:1/4 tsp
Green peas:1/2 cup
Turmeric powder:1/4 tsp
Kashmiri Mirch powder: 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder: 1/4 tsp
Garam masala: 1 tsp


  1. Heat oil on a saucepan, add chopped onion and fry till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, Kashmiri Mirch, turmeric, chilly powder, salt and stir fry on low heat.
  2. Now its time to add the chopped tomato, potato,and egg, green peas, garam masala and 1 cup water to the pan. Let it cook for about 5 to 7 minutes till the tomatoes…

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Black Beans with Brown Rice

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Black Beans with Brown Rice

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time:20 min

Total time:30 min


Canned 15 ounce Black beans:2

Brown rice: 1 cup

Fresh avocado peeled, pitted and sliced: 2

Vine tomato chopped: 1 cup

Onion chopped: 1/2 cup

Olive oil: 2 tsp

Salt:1/2 tsp

Garlic powder: 1/4 tsp

Ground black pepper: 1/4 tsp


  1. Wash the brown rice with clean water. In a medium saucepan add 3 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add rice, salt, one tsp olive oil to the pan and cook for about 20 minutes. Brown rice takes a little longer to cook. Once it’s cooked, remove from the heat and transfer it to a bowl.
  2.  Rinse the beans thoroughly. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil, gradually add beans, black pepper, garlic powder and salt to it. Saute for 2 minutes and keep it aside.
  3. I normally cut the…

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Chinese Egg Noodles

My Spice Cuisine

Noodles are my all-time favorites. I love to make noodles whenever I am starving, and have very little time to think.
These are really quick and easy to make.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15
Total time: 25 min
Serving size: 2

Egg noodles:1 1/2 cup
Red bell pepper cut in julienne: 1/2 cup
Large onion cut in julienne: 1/2 cup
Fresh mushrooms sliced:1 cup
Garlic /ginger sliced: 2 tbsp
Olive oil: 4 tsp
Soy sauce: 2 to 4 tbsp
Chilly sauce:1 tbsp
Salt:1/4 of tsp
Large eggs: 2

  1. Boil 3 cups of water in a saucepan. Add salt, egg noodles(I have used Kluski Egg Noodles), and 1 tsp olive oil to it. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the water and keep the noodles aside.
  2. Combine 1/8 tsp salt and eggs in a medium bowl and whisk together. Heat 1 tsp olive…

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My Spice Cuisine

This pineapple fried rice is a mix of fruits,veggies and shrimp which gives a nice taste and the sweet aroma of pineapple make it more delicious.
Prep time:20 min
Cook time:20 min
Total time:40 min
Serving size: 2

Basmati Rice:1 cup
Water:2 cup
Salt: 1 tsp
Olive oil: 2 tsp

Fresh pineapple:2 cup
Red bell pepper:1 cup
Large eggs:2
Green peas:1/4 cup
Cashew nut:1/4 cup
Low-sodium soy sauce:4 tbs
Tomato paste:2 tsp
Olive oil:2 tsp
Chili sauce:1/2 tsp


  1. Boil two cups of water in a medium saucepan. Once the water starts to boil add rice to it. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes till its cooked while adding salt and olive oil. Drain the excess water with the help of a colander and set aside. I have used leftover rice which is a great choice for this recipe because the rice doesn’t…

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Spinach Meatballs over Rice


By Angelika Hanna

I downloaded Ina Garten’s meatball recipe for inspiration but then decided to cook my own version. I had ground beef in my freezer, so I used only one type of ground meats: Beef.

I like a zesty kick to my meatballs, so I added some Worcestershire sauce. To make my dish more healthy, I incorporated freshly chopped spinach into my meatball mixture.


Prep Time: 25 min

CookTime: 50 min

TotalTime: 75 min

Yield: 4 servings

Cuisine: North American/Italian

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 large egg
  • Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

For the Sauce:

  • 12…

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Mexican Rice With Black Beans

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Mexican Rice With Black Beans

Mexican rice is one of the easy and simple recipe which needs a very few ingredients.They are full of flavor and delicious at the same time.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time:40 min
Total time:50 min
Serving Size: 2


Canned 15 ounce Black beans:2
Basmati rice: 1 cup
Fresh red bell pepper chopped: 1/2 cup
Vine tomato chopped: 1 cup
Onion chopped: 1/2 cup
Olive oil: 4 tsp

Cumin:1/4 tsp
Salt:1/2 tsp
Corn:1/4 cup
Frozen Peas: 1/4 cup
Tomato paste:4 tbsp
Garlic powder: 1/4 tsp
Ground black pepper: 1/4 tsp


1.Wash the Basmati rice with clean water. In a medium saucepan heat 2 tsp olive oil on low heat.

2.Add chopped garlic, onion ,cumin and fry for about a minute. Add corn, peas, Tomato paste, Basmati rice, salt and fry for about 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, and cover the lid…

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Mixed Mushroom Stew


By Angelika Hanna

Inspired by the New York Times Cooking recipe, I describe this dish simply as a delight. It’s sweater weather in food form; a Fall dish in every sense: brown-ish/red-ish in color, earthy and herbaceous in taste, warm and cozy in temperature. It has it all what one desires on a cool Fall day. This is not a fast-to-prepare meal. But it is worth the time, and will it will fill your kitchen with delicious earthy smells. If desired, you could kick this dish up with a tablespoon of brandy, sherry, or Masala; it complements very well the mushrooms and brings out all the flavors even better.


Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 1 hr 40 min

Total Time: 1 hr 55 min

Yield: 4-6 servings

Cuisine: North American/Canadian/European

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


  • 2 pounds mixed dried mushrooms (Shitake…

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Mushroom Risotto & Onions


By Angelika Hanna


Prep Time: Approx. 15 min

CookTime: Approx. 55 min

TotalTime: Approx. 1 h 10 min

Yield: 4 -6 servings

Cuisine: Italian/North American

Author: Angelika Hanna /Zest4Food


  • 1/2 ounce dried wild mushrooms, boiled
  • Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • 3 medium cooking onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 cup Arborio or short-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse the dried wild mushrooms to remove any dust or grit.
  2. Place the mushrooms in a small pot with water and bring to boil. Set aside.
  3. Heat some olive oil in an ovenproof pan or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  4. Add two of the diced onion…

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Best Spaghetti with meatball(Chicken) recipe

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Who doesn’t like spaghetti with meatballs cooked in a garlicky tomato gravy?
This Italian-American dish is very popular and it is one of the easy to make meals idea’s. I like to have a generous amount of garlic and herbs which adds extra flavor to the recipe.

Prep time:35 Min
Cook time:20 Min
Total time:55 Min

For the Meatball
Chicken minced: 1Lb
Chopped Ginger-garlic: 1 tsp
Ground black pepper:1/4 tsp
Fresh parsley leaves: 1 tsp
Salt:1/2 tsp
Olive oil:2 tsp
Large egg:2
Breadcrumb: 1 cup
All-purpose flour:1 tbsp

For the Gravy:
Tomato paste(Canned):4 tbsp
Chopped tomato: 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh parsley leaves finely chopped: 1 tsp
Chopped garlic:11 tsp
Olive oil: 2 tsp
Water:1/2 cup


  1. Add spaghetti to boiled water in a medium saucepan. Add a pinch of salt and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
    Drain the excess water and keep it aside

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Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Rustic Asiago Chicken Portobello Skillet

My Meals are on Wheels

This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is a Rustic Asiago Chicken Portobello Skillet. Got one Hearty and Delicious Meal Recipe to pass along for this week’s recipe, Rustic Asiago Chicken Portobello Skillet. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are; Diced Chicken, Portobello Mushrooms, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Orzo, Wisconsin Mozzarella Cheese, Wisconsin Asiago Cheese and more! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes along with a huge selection of Delicious Recipes so be sure to check out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Rustic Asiago Chicken Portobello Skillet
This rustic Italian-style chicken and portobello mushroom and orzo pasta dish makes a deliciously hearty one-skillet meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 to 4 medium Portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 1/4 cups very hot water
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped (not…

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