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Cajun Chicken and Angel Hair Pasta

Recipe for Cajun Chicken and Angel Hair Pasta

1 Fryer or about 4 lbs of chicken bone-in

1 lb of Angel hair pasta

1 onion chopped

1/2 bell pepper chopped

6 garlic cloves crushed

2 16 oz cans of  tomatoes

1 16 oz can of stewed tomatoes

4 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme

Non-Stick Spray

Slap Ya Mama Cajun Season

Season chicken with Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning. Spray a non-stick baking pan and bake chicken until juices run clear about 30 minutes. In another pan, add three tsp of oil and saute onion for two minutes. Add bell pepper and saute for four minutes. Add tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, crushed garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and simmer 20 minutes. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain Pasta, top with sauce, and then baked chicken, and mix together. Enjoy!

Today, I created a masterpiece vegan salad. The flavors are balanced and you can just feel the freshness, power, and energy with each bite. Here is the recipe and photo. The little celery stick on top with peanut butter and raisins is called Ants On A Log. This was created by one of my children.

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Bulgar Wheat Vegetable Salad

1 cup of Bulgar wheat

1 onion finely chopped

5 pieces of celery off stalk finely sliced

5 carrots grated

1/2 pound of fresh snow peas

1 can of garbanzo beans

1/3 cup of fresh mint

1/3 cup of fresh Italian parsley

1/2 cup of roasted/salted sunflower seeds

1/4 cup orange juice

1/8 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Optional: Half moon orange slices for presentation

1. Boil two cups of water with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. When it starts to boil, remove from heat and add 1 cup bulgur wheat. Allow bulgur wheat to absorb all water which takes about 15 minutes.

2. In a skillet heat the 1/8 cup of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion, celery, and snow peas. Cook these for about four minutes.

3. Add all the vegetables, herbs, juice, seeds, and bulgur wheat to large mixing bowl.

4. Mix everything together thoroughly and enjoy.

This recipe will serve 6-8 people.

 

Lately, I have been experimenting with a lot of vegetarian based dishes. I decided to try Napa Cabbage for the first time and I am hooked. The flavor is so much more milder than traditional cabbage. I gathered ideas from a few websites regarding Napa cabbage, and ultimately created my own recipe and dish off the ideas.

My recipe is as follows:

Orecciette Pasta Salad with Napa Cabbage, tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onions, and Herbs

1lb Orecciette Pasta

1 yellow onion chopped

2 cloves fresh garlic pressed or chopped finely

1 head Napa cabbage

1 8 ounce package of sliced mushrooms

2 fresh tomatoes

3 tablespoons fresh basil

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon of salt or to your taste

Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Optional toppings: Crushed Red Pepper and Parmigiano cheese

The first order of business is to saute all of the vegetables with seasons and herbs in olive oil until slightly wilted for cabbage and slightly softened for other vegetables.

Place all the sautéed vegetables in a large mixing bowl.

While you are doing this cook pasta 10 minutes until al dente or follow package instructions.

Mix the pasta, vegetables, and herbs in the large mixing bowl together with a little more olive oil.

Serve and enjoy.

This recipe will easily serve 6 or more people depending on portion size.

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Skillet, olive oil, 15 cloves garlic pressed,  one onion sliced, and little sea salt. Saute. Next add one pound of lean ground chuck 90/10. Continue to cook and when meat is medium rare, add one pound of white mushrooms, and cover skillet with lid until mushrooms are cooked.

During the saute process boil a pot of water in a large pot. Add a little olive oil and sea salt. Add one pound of Barrilla Plus Brand Rigotoni.  The yellow box. I prefer this brand because of the ingredients.  Omega 3’s, fiber, etc. It’s not the run of the mill flour based stuff.

Cook pasta. Drain. Add to mixing bowl. Pour in meat and sautéed veggies without draining. Top with Newman’s Own Tomato Basil Sauce.

Serve with Caesar Salad or your choice of side.

For The Vegetarians out there use a meat free hamburger crumble.

Lotsa Garlic Rigotoni!

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