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Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas are easy to make and amazingly tasty. Now everyone could enjoy and celebrate meatless meals together because my quesadillas are delightfully delicious. You will not miss meat at all because these beauties are full of flavor. Even my children loved it,…

Chicken Schnitzels

Chicken Schnitzels

One of my absolute favorite food is tasty, easy and pan-fried Chicken Schnitzels. I can eat this all day, and every single day without ever getting tired of, and I am not even exaggerating. I have a love-hate relationship with fried food, but I suspect…

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto’s first taste is like a spoonful of sunshine- it’s a tasty and super simple recipe.

Mushroom Risotto

The other day, I woke up and had this mad craving for Mushroom risotto. Oh, how much I cherish this dish. I vividly remember when my aunt, who lived in Italy for many years, came to live with us.
She made is this fantastic risotto that I just loved so much.

She was so proud of herself and wanted to share this recipe with me as well.
I must be frank with you, I have always loved the risotto. It is such a versatile dish that I have no idea why people are so intimidated by it.

Mushroom Risotto

I enjoy making chicken risotto and plain parmesan risotto, although there is nothing bland or plain about it.

It is probably my favorite of all, but this risotto with mushroom holds a special place in my heart.

You can use one kind of mushroom, or perhaps two or more. Furthermore, you may serve it with some protein like fish, chicken or a steak, or just like this.
There is nothing like a hot risotto settling in your stomach on a cold winter day. It’s like sunshine on a cloudy day.

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Mushroom Risotto

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTION:

step by step

  1. Add stock in the saucepan and warm it up over medium-low heat, cover, and keep warm while you make the risotto. You can use your homemade stock or store-bought, vegetable, or chicken stock.
  2. Finely chop the onion (or shallots) and celery. Heat 3 tbsp of unsalted butter, the olive oil, add onion and celery mixture in a skillet and saute for about 2 minutes, making sure it doesn’t stick. Add sliced mushrooms and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. Mix in the rice, and continue stirring to coat it well with butter and oil. When it’s almost see-through, it is ready for stock. Do not burn it, so keep stirring.

steps

4. Add the stock by the ladleful. Add into the rice and keep stirring until the stock is absorbed. Then add another ladle and mix again; continue adding this until you have used all the stock. Cook at a lower temperature for about 12-14 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolk, add lemon juice, parmesan, heavy cream, lemon zest, and herb the providence; set aside.
6. When the risotto is ready (the rice should no longer be hard but still has some bite. You may taste it) take it off the heat and add the egg mixture.
7. Add remaining unslated butter, and season it with salt to please your taste. Serve with more parmesan if you desire.

Mushroom Risotto Recipes

I do hope you guys make it because I tried to simplify it as much as I could.

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Mushroom Risotto
Yield: 2-3 SERVINGS

Mushroom Risotto

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Mushroom Risotto's first taste is like a spoonful of sunshine- it's a tasty and super simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chicken stock, vegetable, or chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 celery rib
  • 1 1/2-2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups risotto rice, such as Arborio
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp herb the providence
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan, plus for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add stock in the saucepan and warm it up over medium-low heat, cover, and keep warm while you make the risotto. You can use your homemade stock or store-bought, vegetable, or chicken stock.
  2. Finely chop the onion (or shallots) and celery. Heat 3 tbsp of unsalted butter, the olive oil, add onion and celery mixture in a skillet and saute for about 2 minutes, making sure it doesn't stick. Add sliced mushrooms and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. Mix in the rice, and continue stirring to coat it well with butter and oil. When it's almost see-through, it is ready for stock. Do not burn it, so keep stirring.
  4. Add the stock by the ladleful. Add into the rice and keep stirring until the stock is absorbed. Then add another ladle and mix again; continue adding this until you have used all the stock. Cook at a lower temperature for about 12-14 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolk, add lemon juice and zest, parmesan, heavy cream, and herb the providence; set aside.
  6. When the risotto is ready (the rice should no longer be hard but still has some bite. You may taste it) take it off the heat and add the egg mixture.
  7. Add remaining unslated butter, and season it with salt to please your taste. Serve with more parmesan if you desire.

Notes

You can use other herbs such as rosemary, lemon thyme, etc.

Homemade Pierogi

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Chicken Burges with Spicy Peanut Butter Slaw

Chicken Burges with Spicy Peanut Butter Slaw

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Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

 

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos
Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

This post is sponsored by Mission Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.

An air fryer is one of my favorite kitchen appliances, so I thought to use Mission® Tortillas and create these simple vegetarian air fryer mushroom and cheese taquitos.

 

Don’t you just love the way these taquitos look?

 

Not only are you going to love the taste and texture, but they are super easy to prep, plus you will not miss the meat factor at all.

 

Obviously, these are cooked in an air fryer, however, you can easily use your skillet or bake them in the oven.

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

 

I partnered with Mission Foods for this post, so I used Mission Foods tortillas to create this delightful vegetarian recipe, which can be turned into a vegan dish if you use plant-based cheese.

 

Ever since I started my low-carb journey, I began experimenting with different recipes, and I enjoyed making my meals using Mission Foods Carb Balance tortillas. I love that they are keto-friendly, soft, and taste so good! It’s the perfect solution for any picky eaters out there.

 

If you did not know already, you can find Mission tortillas in the bread or Mexican/multicultural foods aisle at Publix.

 

mission low carb tortillas

I like that they have so many options for anyone’s taste and dietary needs; gluten-free tortillas, protein tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, low carb tortillas, low-calorie tortillas, and smaller street taco-sized tortillas.

 

Anyway, I thought it would be an excellent substitution for shredded taco chicken if I used King oyster mushrooms. I love mushrooms, so this was very flavorful.

 

Just in case you are unable to find King oyster mushrooms, I would suggest shiitakes, which are easier to find and less expensive, and just as delicious.

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

 

I will love it if you try this recipe. During the Be the Best You promotion going on now through 2/20/21 at Publix, you can get a few packs of Mission Tortillas, whichever you prefer, and create a delicious meal with 55¢ off any one (1) Mission Carb Balance, Protein, Gluten Free or Organic Tortillas 8–20 oz.

Pick up the 1/23 Extra Savings flyer in-store to find out more or access it online here!

 

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

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Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos
Yield: SERVES 4

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

An air fryer is one of my favorite kitchen appliances, so I thought to use Mission Tortillas and create these simple vegetarian air fryer mushrooms and cheese taquitos. They are super simple and tasty,

Ingredients

  • 1 Mission Fajita - Whole Wheat - Carb Balance - 8ct - 8.0oz
  • 2-3 King Oyster mushrooms, depending on the size
  • 1/8 cup olive oil + for brushing
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, or any other in hand

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • 1/4-1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Slightly wet a cotton kitchen towel and clean oyster mushrooms.
  2. Separate or cut off the mushroom top from the stem. We will use only stems for this recipe.
  3. Using a fork, apply pressure up and down lengthwise, all around.
  4. Then with fingers, pull apart oyster mushroom stems.
  5. Combine all the spice mix ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix well, add oil and like juice, and olive oil. 
  6. Add shredded mushrooms into a bowl with spices and coat well.
  7. Place on the baking sheet and bake or air fry at 350F for 7-10 minutes.
  8. After mushrooms are cooked (sometimes I like to cut them in hlaf becase they could be too long), add about 2-3 tablespoons of shredded cheese, a shredded Mexican blend of cheeses work best.
  9. Add seasoned mushrooms and roll tortilla into a thin roll; place in the baking sheet and continue.
  10. This makes 6 to 8 Mission Fajita size tortillas.
  11. Brush each rolled tortilla with olive oil and air fry at 375F for 10 minutes.
  12. Serve with pico de gallo and guacamole.

Notes

  • You may add 1 tablespoon of corn starch to taco seasoning if you wish.
  • You could use other Mission Tortillas; gluten-free tortillas, protein tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, low carb tortillas,
    low-calorie tortillas, or smaller street taco-sized tortillas.
  • Plan the amount of filling if your tortillas are larger.

instructions how to make Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos



Weekend Breakfast Board

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Mushroom and Leek Galette

Mushroom and Leek Galette

Galette is a simple open pastry that you can pretty much make sweet or savory.   It makes an amazingly easy and delicious lunch or dinner option or perhaps a dessert if you’re making a sweet version.   I made this galette by using sauteed…

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PB2 Foods. All opinions are entirely my own

Wouldn’t you agree that just about anyone would love to wake up to a freshly baked batch of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls?

Mmhm! My family was, undoubtedly fortunate during the process of testing the recipe for these rolls.

I have been making them nearly for two weeks. Ever since I partnered with PB2 Foods this past summer, I have been using their products to test all kinds of sweet and savory recipes.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

I have loved their products even before this collaboration, so I feel great when working with a brand that I absolutely enjoy using.

Anyhow, you all know how much I love Peanut Butter, so this way, I can use it in a powder form in my smoothies, baked and none-baked goods, as well as savory dishes with it being literally mess-free.

Speaking of baked goods, these rolls started as PB2 Powder, quickly made into a PB spread and used with raspberry jam. The thought of this dish makes my mouth water.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

However, when I made these with chocolate spread, all my team of qualified taste-testers agreed that they were so much better than one with jam. The sad part was I decided with them.

I mean, they were delicious, but the Peanut Butter and chocolate spread rolls tasted significantly better. You see, I am trying to create recipes that you would enjoy too. That is why I taste test recipes with my team so all of you can enjoy them as well.

Now that the Holiday season is upon us, a cozy aroma will wrap around your whole kitchen like a warm blanket and make your home that much more pleasant and warm.

Don’t you just love this time of the year?

Holiday baking

This time around, I used PB2 Pure Peanut Powder which is great for baking. PB2 Pure is the original PB2 formula reimagined down to its essence. This is literally a single-ingredient product – just 100% all-natural roasted peanuts, and that is it. No added sugar, no added salt, no added preservatives.

It is kosher, vegan, and gluten-free: Not only are PB2 products void of any GMOs, but they also work well with a wide variety of dietary preferences.

You guys must try these tasty Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls. Please remove your ads to watch a video on how to make these rolls. Thank you!

Holiday season baking

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls
Yield: Makes 20-22 Rolls

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Easy, warm, and tasty peanut butter and chocolate rolls.

Ingredients

STARTER

  • 1 envelope dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk, warm to the touch

DOUGH

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (500g/1 lb.), plus a few tablespoons more for dusting working area
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp PB2 Pure Peanut Powder
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4-1 cup warm milk (or water)
  • 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil, plus for greasing bowl for the dough

FILLING

  • 8 tbsp PB2 Pure Peanut Powder + Water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Chocolate Spread

PB-CREAM CHEESE ICING OPTION

  • 1 block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp PB2 Pure Peanut Powder

CLASSIC ICING

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, more if needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

ACTIVATE YEAST

  1. It is not necessary if you have instant dry yeast, but I like to do it. So warm up milk for about 20 seconds in the microwave-safe bowl or a cup until warm to touch, then add sugar and dried yeast.
  2. Mix and allow the yeast to start to bubble.
  3. When you see yeast get bubbly and thicken on the top it is ready. It usually takes about 3-5 minutes, depending on the temperature. Never use hot milk or water.

PREP DOUGH

  1. Measure and combine flour, salt, sugar, PB2 Pure Peanut
    Powder, etc. Mix it together.
  2. Add activated yeast.
  3. Using the kneading attachment of your mixer start mixing slowly while adding 2 mixed or beaten eggs, room temperature/soften butter, and the rest of the warm milk.
  4. Adjust mixer to a higher speed and keep kneading for about 3-4 minutes or until the dough is
    becoming a ball and pulling away from the sides of the mixer bowl.
  5. Do not overmix, there is no need. The dough will be softer on the touch. Oil dough and cover. Place dough either in the oven or microwave so it could rise. If your oven has a proof setting this is a perfect time to use it, if not just keep it in the turned-off oven. Allow it to rise for the first time for about 45 minutes to up to 1 hour.
  6. It will double in size. Knead, then allow it to second proof for another 45 minutes, knead. This is the time to place in the fridge for about 6-8 hrs./overnight before making rolls.

NOTE: You do not have to chill the dough however they do come out so much better, plus it is easier to roll out. After chilling, let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before rolling out. This is optional!

FILLING

  1. Split the dough into two equal parts. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. The size is approximately (38cm) 15 inches wide and (53cm) 21 inches long. You do not have to split dough, but I liked these smaller rolls.
  2. Mix PB2 Powder with water to create spreadable Peanut Butter. Follow the directions in the back of the package. The spread needs to be just a bit thinner, so considers adding a tablespoon or two more.
  3. It would really be hard to spread it is not. On top of PB spread, evenly add chocolate spread. You can add chopped nuts if you prefer.
  4. Slowly roll the dough until you reach the end. Pull ends to have an even end. Slice it in half, then cut the cylinder into equal slices. These
    two dough parts make 20-22 smaller rolls.
  5. Place cut side up and evenly spaced 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  6. Cover pan with a cotton towel and set aside in a warm place to let rise for at least 30 minutes to one hour. if you have an oven with a proof setting place in the preheated oven for proof.

BAKING

Preheat oven to 375F and bake them for 25 minutes. This also
depends on your oven, and baking dish.

NOTE: If you are baking in the ceramic dish, then bake at a lower temperature, I would do the same if you choose to bake it in cast iron, however, for a regular metal/nonstick baking dish, bake at 375F for about 25 to 27 minutes, or until they are golden brown.


ICING

  1. While the rolls are baking make the icing. I like it with a cream cheese-based, so you would just mix it together until nicely blended. I added PB2 Powder for a delicious warm peanut butter taste. If you prefer regular classic icing, then whisk together the
    cream, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Transfer the pan of cinnamon rolls to a cooling rack. Let cool for at least 5 minutes. Drizzle or spread the icing all over the rolls and serve immediately.
  3. Keep in the fridge after they
    cool down for 3 days. Reheat before eating for the best taste.

 

Mini Sunday Brunch Casseroles

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Grilled Cheese Bacon and Creamy Avocado Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Bacon and Creamy Avocado Sandwich

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Classic Patty Melt Sandwich

Classic Patty Melt Sandwich

 

Classic Patty Melt Sandwich
Classic Patty Melt Sandwich

 

These Classic Patty Melt Sandwiches are so simple, mouthwatering, and extremely easy to make. It is probably one of my favorites just because I absolutely love the combination of beef patty, cheese, and caramelized onions.
I mean, who would not love this?! It is a sandwich of my foodie dreams.

My family went bananas over it. You see, my husband and I didn’t grow up eating it like many of our American friends.
It was a completely new experience when I first made it compared to some of you eating it in your school cafeteria or diners.

However, I can say that I am so glad that I was the one who introduced this American Classic Sammie to my family. Indeed! It is a must-have at least once a month.

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Classic Patty Melt Sandwich

 

What is Patty Melt?

As I said, patty melt is a sandwich consisting of a hamburger patty with melted cheese and topped with caramelized onions between two slices of griddled bread, traditionally rye or marbled rye. However, sourdough or Texas toast usually is substituted in some regions, including the southern U.S.A.

Well, It is unclear when the patty melt was precisely invented. There are records that it was served as early as the 1940s. The patty melt is a variant of the traditional American cheeseburger, but instead of using it in a bun, it was served on the toasted bread.

Source: Wikipedia

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Well, I am glad it got invented because it is absolutely delightful. Not only easy to prep but to make it as well. If you make these for your family, you will thank me later. I cannot say enough!

I hope you try making it, and if you do place make sure to tag me on INSTAGRAM @SANDRASEASYCOOKING, with the #sandraseasycooking hashtag.

Also, I just added a video slide with a quick step by step instructions. I am sure some of you will find it helpful. Thank you all so much for your support!

beef
Yield: Makes 4 Sandwiches

Classic Patty Melt Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Classic Patty Melt Sandwiches are mouthwatering, tasty, and so easy. It is probably one of my favorites burgers just because I absolutely love the combination of beef patty, cheese, and caramelized onions.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Laura’s Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Table salt
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4-1 stick of butter, unsalted, divided
  • 10 oz Yellow onion, sliced
  • 6-8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices of Bread; we used Texas toast

Instructions

  1. To Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well until all ingredients are combined then divide the meat approximately into 4
    equal portions (about 6 ounces each). Form each portion loosely into the thick burger to fit your bread slices, then make a deep depression in the center with your thumb.
  2. Place on the platter, cover, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, turn the stove to medium and heat your skillet, griddle, or a frying pan then add unsalted butter.
  4. When the butter is melted, add the onion, toss to coat in the
    butter. Toss every 2 to 3 minutes until the onions are soft and golden brown. About 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside!
  5. You can grill burgers or use a skillet/griddle. Since it is a grilling season, I thought of making my burger on the grill.
  6. For the grill: Grill the burgers until golden brown about 4 minutes on one side, flip, and grill 4 minutes for medium-rare. Please make your burger doneness your preferences.
  7. If you are cooking on the sauté pan, skillet, or griddle: Heat the oil in the skillet or griddle over high heat until the oil begins to shimmer; Turn down the heat t medium, then cook burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. When done set aside.
  8. Spread a thin layer of butter on each slice of bread.
  9. Place a slice or two of cheese, a tablespoon of caramelized onions, a burger, a bit more of carnalized onions and top it off with the cheese. Place another slice of bread on top.
  10. Heat your skillet or a griddle, then toast the sandwich on both
    sides for a few minutes until golden brown and crisp, and the cheese is melted. Slice in half and serve right away.