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Parsley Beef Stir Fry

In this recipe, I was trying to replicate the Peruvian dish lomo saltado, but I forgot to buy french fries.  Despite the lack of potato, the dish turned out great: savory and flavorful. Ingredients 1 pound beef cut into strips or chunks 1 small onion cut into strips 1 yellow  chili pepper (aji amarillo) 1/2 […]

Quick and Easy Lasagna

Premade pasta sauce save a lot of time in the preparation of this lasagna.  The total prep time is about 20 minutes, and it takes 45 minutes to bake.  Despite the total time of an hour, this is still the quickest homemade lasagna I have been able to find.  Enjoy. Ingredients: 1 lb. ground turkey 1 small […]

Cajun Chicken Stir Fry

Packed full of vegetables and a spicy kick, this recipe hits the spot and leaves your mouth tingling.  If you have a heat sensitivity, you can add sour cream and/or lighten up on the cayenne pepper.  As an alternative to premade Cajun seasoning, I have included separate spices at the bottom of the recipe. Ingredients 1 […]

Albondigas – Mexican Meatball Soup

This is a very simple soup to make with lots of flavor and a medium amount of heat due to the green chiles.  If you prefer a milder version, substitute with regular diced tomatoes.  Conversely, if you prefer a hotter version, add a diced jalapeno.  Also, this is a gluten-free recipe because the meatballs do […]

Easy Homemade Iced Caramel Macchiato

Sometimes you just have to treat yourself.  I usually don’t go for the super-sweet coffee drinks because coffee houses make them so sweet, it hurts my teeth.  Making liquid treats at home is the best option because I can add as much or as little sweetness as I prefer. My morning cup of coffee is usually […]

Awesome Roast Beef Sandwich

In July, I had a roast beef sandwich at the Chatterbox Cafe in Wofford Heights, CA.  That sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten: a thick layer of slow roasted beef between two pieces of fresh baked wheat bread with crisp lettuce, onion, and tomato.  I enjoyed that sandwich so much […]