Fridge Diving – Lamb Cutlets

A few days ago, we had some delicious, roasted lamb cutlets totally covered in garlic and rosemary.

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After a wonderful dinner there were some cutlets left over which meant I would be having lamb cutlets for lunch at work.

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For some reason they got forgotten, so today cleaning out the fridge I came across the forgotten tupperware container 🙂 with the lonely 4 lamb cutlets. I had also come across a small amount of pizza dough from sometime during the week……

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I decided to go way out of the box  and started off by chopping up the meat into small pieces.

I rolled out my pizza dough and put it in the oven till it was nice and golden.

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Took the pizza dough out of the oven and gave it a nice brushing with some mint/basil homemade pesto sauce. Can you see the theme building up, mint and lamb?

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Then I topped the pesto with the chopped lamb, some chopped rosemary and banana peppers and topped it all off with some fresh mozzarella.

Into the oven it went again until the mozzarella was nicely melted and the crust was nice and crispy and voila! We now had a Lamb and Mint Pizza 🙂

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I have to say that the husband did not like the idea of a “Lamb” Pizza so I had to rename it to a Lamb Flatbread!

 

Energy Bites – Bananas & Oats

For a couple of weeks I have been seeing this posting about making energy bites/bars out of bananas.

So the day came when I had 2 bananas that needed attention so I embarked on this testing, testing being, will the family like them or not!

Recipe is pretty easy and since I made the first batch I have been replacing a few of the ingredients here and there but to start off, here is what it calls for:

  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 cups of rolled oats ( I used the regular minute Quaker oats)
  • 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Mix it all together, put it in the fridge for a couple of hours and then roll about a tablespoon into balls or put into a mini cupcake mold for the perfect bite.

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I love love cinnamon so I use a full teaspoon of it instead of 1/2 and I sometimes replace the peanut butter with Cashew butter, Almond butter or the healthy version of peanut butter. They are also great with Craisins ❤

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They are great to have in the fridge for the quick picker upper, as well as great to have on the go in the morning with your coffee!

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Got the family seal of approval so they are now a staple in our home and bananas get bought with a purpose in mind 🙂

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Grilling in Winter…..

I know, I know, I live in South Florida, which means we can technically grill all year round, but then again, it does rain a lot so your grilling moments can come to an end very quickly!

A few years ago our gas outside grill died a horrible death of rust and exposure to the south florida weather elements. So after assessing the situation I decided just for the convenience and maintenance to invest in an electric grill instead.

This way I can use it outside and inside and the weather will never be a problem 🙂 am I smart or what? lol

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Anyway, yes I know its not the same as a real BBQ (not to mention the really real once like they have in my country “Uruguay” see pic below)

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but you know what, it works for us. So with that said, tonight I brought out my handy dandy Wolfgang Puck electric grill/griddle (oh please note I use the griddle part of it a lot for pancakes, omelettes and lots of other yummy things).

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This morning I put some flank steak into a ziplock bag and marinated it in mojo for about 8 hrs. Whilst the grill was getting hot, I turned the oven on to 400 deg F and seasoned some Broccolini (yes I know, twice in a week but we love this veggie). ❤

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This time I drizzled some Parmesan Garlic Olive Oil from the Sedona Olive Oil company. I let it roast for 15 minutes turning it over once to get an even color on it.

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I also made some light and fluffy Couscous, seasoned with cilantro, lime, turmeric and garlic.

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Once the grill was very hot I quickly cooked the Carne Asada and served it immediately with a side of Couscous and some roasted Broccolini ❤

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Nothing nicer that the satisfaction of making my family happy 🙂

Light Tasty Bites

Grocery shopping all morning, came back home after noon quite hungry having skipped breakfast!

Time to put a light tasty bite together.

Pulled out a low carb flower tortilla and crisped it up a bit in a pan with a little olive oil spray.

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Topped it off with a loaded teaspoon of pesto sauce and evenly spread it all over.

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Then I sliced a tomato nice and thin and chopped up 3 artichoke hearts. Followed by a hearty handful of baby spinach and kale.

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Sprinkled some black pepper, red pepper flakes and lemon pepper for a nice kick and finally topped it off with some goats cheese.

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Placed it under the broiler for about 5 minutes and voila, nice, tasty light bite done in 15 minutes 🙂

 

Quick Bites – Shrimp Tacos with Sriracha Mayo

Rush rush rush, that is all we seem to do nowadays!

In the midst of the rushing we still need to find time for our daily meals, so what about making a quick tasty meal in no time?

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For this all you need is:

  • Shrimp
  • Soft Tacos or Tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Coleslaw (homemade or store bought)
  • Sriracha Mayo

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Cook your shrimp to taste, in this case I sautéed them in a pan with some garlic, lots of black pepper, salt and lemon juice.

Once they are cooked put them aside.

Get your soft tacos and layer them with shredded lettuce, coleslaw and shrimp and then top them off with a drizzle of Sriracha Mayo!

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And there you have it, a light healthy bite ready in 10 minutes!