Chimichurri

This time I prepared this wonderful little lamb chops and I made a chimichurri sauce that goes perfectly with grill stake. Chimichurri is a green sauce that comes from Argentina. Originally it is prepared with parsley, but I used cilantro instead. It is delicious and it is the easiest sauce to prepare, basically you just throw all the ingredients in the blender and ready!!

CHIMICHURRI

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Poached egg on a portobello

With this prefect breakfast you will start your day in the best way! Low carb vegetable, healthy fats and protein. Lay a poached egg over a cooked Portobello sprinkle some red pepper flakes to add some spiciness and then let the runny yolk be your creamy sauce.

POACHED EGG ON A PORTOBELLO 

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Dry Rub Pork Ribs

Slow cooker is the best! This ribs are delicious and so easy to cook. Marinate them over night, and the next morning all you have to do is brown them, put them in the slow cooker and it does everything for you. I really like the process of slow cooking, it lets flavors penetrate deep into the meat, the meat remains juicy and it becomes so tender. Delicious! This time I prepared them with paprika to give them a spicy flavor and served them with some beans, some slices of avocado and a cauliflower “stake” (Stay tuned for that recipe too!).

DRY RUB PORK RIBS

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Ginger-Lemongrass Stir Fry

I’ve mentioned that I have some plants in my backyard. Among them, I have some lemongrass. I use it to infuse water or make tea, which by the way it is very good for an upset stomach. This time I decided to use it in my main dish, a stir fry. I combined it with ginger and the flavour came trough nicely. I paired it with some brown rice that I cooked with garlic and cilantro. If you are following a low carb diet you can omit the rice and add more veggies and you will end up very satisfied. It is delicious as is, but you can be creative adding different kind of vegetables or switch red meat for chicken. Enjoy!

GINGER-LEMONGRASS STIR FRY

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Good Version of Pancakes with Apple Topping

 

This morning I just needed something sweet for breakfast. These pancakes came out amazingly good and filled up my sweet tooth with out going over the board with sugar and without adding any artificial sweeteners either. So they were very satisfying. Enjoy!

PANCAKES WITH APPLE TOPPING

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Mango Salsa

 

Love mangos, and as a good mexican, love salsa too. So this Mango salsa combines the two in a perfect way, sweet, salty, spicy. As I walk into the grocery store and I see the pile of mangos calling me, I think how many things I can prepare with them. This time I decided to go with the salsa. I topped my shrimp tacos with it and I also top my fish with it the next da. Let me tell you, the next day was even better as all the flavors blended longer. The very little that wast left, I pour it over my simple salad, and was delicious too.

MANGO SALSA

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Shrimp Ceviche

Ceviche is a mexican dish very common of the coast. You can make it with any kind of fish or seafood. The fish/seafood is cooked in lime juice, but I prepare it with fully cooked shrimp. It is very refreshing as it is served cold. Perfect for a hot summer day! I love it, it is so light and flavorful. Very easy to make, just let it time to marinade and the flavors combine.

It makes a great appetizer or main dish. Serve it with come crackers or corn tostadas; over avocado, the creaminess of the avocado pairs excellent with the bold flavors.

SHRIMP CEVICHE

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Delicious Healthy Loaded Potato

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How about this delicious breakfast!! This is a healthy loaded potato. Swap the regular potato for a sweet potato, which have fewer calories and more fiber. Then prepare some scramble eggs with spinach and there you go! You have a healthy topping. This is so good! The sweetness of the potato, the bitterness of the spinach, saltines of the egg and I added a little bit of this awesome hot chilli sauce that my son brought me from Hatch (great place well known for growing beautiful tasty chillies)! You have an explosion of great flavors in your mouth! Just Delicious!

LOADED POTATO

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Cabbage Leek Soup

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I like to have a nice warm bowl of soup when it is cool cloudy outside. It seems to be leeks season, so I decided to do something delicious with them.

I’ve mentioned cabbage have many health benefits like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer prevention, digestive tract and cardiovascular support. In addition to the health benefits, both leeks and cabbage, are a low carb vegetable and contains fiber, so I guess we should include them more often to our diet. They pair very well, so enjoy this comfty easy to prepare soup.

CABBAGE LEEK SOUP

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Molcajete Salsa

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This is a Molcajete. It is a utensil that the indians created to grind vegetables to prepare all different kind of salsas. It is made out of volcanic rock. It is like a bowl with three legs and a separate oval stone.

Today I made salsa, have I mentioned that we all Mexicans love to pour salsa over everything? Well yes, we do. Tabasco can’t beat a real homemade salsa. And even better, a blander can’t beat a molcajete, it gives the salsa such a nice different texture. That is why I still use it.

This is a really spicy (hot) salsa, but we love spiciness too! You may adapt the ingredients to your convenience.

MOLCAJETE SALSA

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