Thursday, March 10, 2016

Oatmeal Crepes with Nutella!



Here you have a super easy and delicious idea for breakfast or dessert, I hope you like it!!!

Makes 10-12 Crepes
Ingredients
  • 2 C Oatmeal Flour
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 ½ C Milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tspn Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • +Butter or Cooking Spray


Place all ingredients in a blender (all except the butter or oil) Blend everything until well combined into a very liquidy batter. You will get a batter similar to the one you use to make pancakes, but this crepe batter should be more runny and liquidy, if you think it’s too thick, feel free to thin it out with two or three more tablespoons of milk or water, to get your desired consistency.

Once the batter is ready, now heat up a skillet or griddle and rub it with the butter or cooking spray, pour a bit of the crepe batter, tilt the pan in a circular motion so the batter will cover the bottom of the pan, and cook the crepe for two minutes, then flip it and cook for another minute. Repeat these steps until all the crepes are cooked.

Once all the crepes are ready, no spread each crepe with bit of nutella,  (warm up the nutella in the microwave for a few seconds so it will be easier to spread,) then fold the crepe in half or roll it, and continue to spread the rest of the crepes with the nutella. Serve your crepes with fresh fruit, then drizzle them with more nutella or melted chocolate.

Enjoy!

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Wings


Here you have a super easy and delicious appetizer for any occasion! Enjoy!

Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs. Chicken Wings cut in two pieces
  • 2 C Buffalo Sauce
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • ⅔ C All Purpose Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying



Dry the chicken wings really well with paper towels, cut each wing in two.

In a large bowl, combine the flour with the salt, the garlic powder and the black pepper, stir well and then coat the wings with this mixture.

Shake the wings a bit to remove the excess flour, and place them in a baking sheet, set them aside for about 15 minutes before frying them.

To make the Buffalo sauce:
In a saucepan, on very low heat, combine the butter and the buffalo sauce, simmer this on low heat until the butter is completely melted and the sauce is boiling.

To Fry the Wings:
Heat up plenty of oil to 350ºF. Fry the wings five at a time, stir frequently.  Fry them for about 8-12 minutes or until well cooked and golden brown and crisp.

Once the wings are done, remove them from the oil, drain them on paper towels for about a minute, just to drain the excess oil.

Then add the wings into the buffalo sauce, toss in the sauce for  a minute, to coat them really well with the sauce. Then remove from the sauce, place the wings in a large bowl. Continue to coat the rest of the wings with the sauce.

If you have any leftover sauce, pour it over the wings, give them one last toss and then you are ready to serve them.

Serve with Ranch dressing and celery and carrots sticks.

Enjoy!

Flautas, Mexican Food, easy recipe



Easy,  delicious, budget friendly Mexican dish!

ingredients:
  • 4 lb. Tortillas for Flautas
  • 250 g Ricotta style-cheese
  • 2 C Refried Beans
  • 2 C Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • +Oil for Frying
  • +Toothpicks
  • +Salt


To serve:
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Onions
  • Sliced Avocados
  • Cream
  • Lime Wedges



I’m using tortillas specially made for flautas, they are thinner and longer, but feel free to use regular tortillas if you cannot find the ones I’m using.

The Chicken was cooked in salted water with a bay leave, a small piece of onion, one garlic clove and plenty of salt. Let it cool then shred it. If you have any leftover chicken feel free to use that instead.

The Ricotta Style Cheese was seasoned with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

The Beans were refried in lard, and seasoned only with salt. You can refried them with Chorizo to give them more flavor.

To make the flautas:
Grab a tortilla and place about a tablespoon of the filling right in the center of the tortilla spread it just in the center of the tortilla lengthwise, then roll the tortilla to make a flauta, remember flautas are very thin, so don’t add  too much of the filling.

Keep the flauta in place with a toothpick.   Keep on making the flautas, and you can keep up to three flautas together with the same toothpick. Keep on repeating these steps until you are done.

Heat up plenty of oil to 350ºF. When the oil is hot, now fry the flautas for about 40 seconds on the first side, at this point you can remove the toothpick from the flautas, then flip them around and continue to fry them for another 30 seconds or until they are golden brown and crisp on all sides.
Drain them on paper towels.

Top the flautas with shredded lettuce, onion slices, tomato slices, pickled pork skin, your favorite salsa and a drizzle of mexican cream.

Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Easy Valentine's Chocolate Recipe


Here you have a very easy Idea for this Valentine’s Day!  I hope you like it!



Ingredients:
Makes 20-24 Chocolates
  • For the-Chocolates:
  • 1 C Chopped Nuts
  • ¼ C Whole Almonds
  • 1 C Nutella
  • 1 C Chocolate Wafers



For Decoration:
  • 1 C Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ - ½ C White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp finely Chopped Nuts (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp finely Chopped Almonds (optional)


Crush or chop the wafers into tiny pieces. For a more crunchy chocolate chop them into larger pieces, for a softer chocolate, mash them or blend them in food processor.

Place the crushed wafers in a large bowl, add in the chopped nuts and the Nutella, mix well until everything is well incorporated and refrigerate this mixture for at least one hour!

After an hour, the Nutella mixture should be more solid and easier to handle. Spray some cooking spray on your hands, grab about a tablespoon of the Nutella and roll with your hands to form a small ball, then insert an almond right in the center of the Nutella Ball, roll it again with your hands, to make the ball as smooth and even as you can, then place the ball on parchment papper. Keep on repeating these steps until you are done! (you can make the balls as big or small as you want!) Refrigerate the Nutella balls for another 30-minutes or until solid.


After 30 minutes.
Melt the Semisweet chocolate.
Cover the Nutella Balls with the melted chocolate on all sides, shake the excess melted chocolate, and then sprinkle them with the chopped almonds or chopped nuts. Place them back on parchment paper.

You can also coat the Nutella balls with melted white chocolate and decorate them with a drizzle of the semisweet chocolate.

Or decorate the Semiseet Nutella Balls with a drizzle of white chocolate or a dash of kosher salt.


Once you are done, place them in the refrigerator for another 20-30 minutes. Then you can eat them!

Enjoy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Red Jalapeño Sauce and Bean and Avocado Tostadas!



Here you have a super easy idea for a quick and healthy spicy lunch!

Ingredients:

  • For the Red Sauce
  • 12 Red Jalapeño Peppers
  • 4-5 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 small piece of Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ C chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Tsp Dry Oregano
  • Salt to taste

Tostadas:

  • 1 package of Tostadas
  • 2 C Cooked Beans
  • 2 lbs. Pickled Pork Skin
  • 3-5 Avocados
  • 2-3 Tbsp Mexican Cream
  • Salt to taste


To serve:
Shredded LettuceSliced TomatoesSlices OnionsMexican Cream


Make the Red Jalapeno Sauce:
Remove the stems from the peppers and place them in a sauce pan together with the tomatoes, and cook them for about 15 or 20 minutes or until tender. Place the tomatoes and jalapenos in the blender and add in the onion and garlic cloves, add some water and blend until you get a soft sauce.

Transfer the sauce to a saucepan and bring to a boil, if the boil is too thick feel free to add more water, taste the flavor add more salt if needed and add in the dry oregano, stir and bring it to a boil.

Once the sauce is boiling, set it aside to cool down a bit and add in the chopped cilantro, stir and now is ready to be served.

Prepare the beans.
Place the beans in a blender, and season them with salt, add enough water just to be able to blend them, the beans should have a thick consistency, like a "dip", they shouldn't be too runny. Once the beans have the consistency that you like place them in a bowl, and they are ready to be served.

Prepare the Avocado:
Place the avocado in a bowl and season it with plenty of salt and one or two tablespoon of sour cream, stir well and mash them, once you are happy with the flavor you are ready to use them! (if you want you can add the juice of half a lime to the avocado to avoid browning.

To serve:
Grab a tostada and spread a thin layer of beans over it, then add some pickled pork skin and top it with lettuce, onion and tomatoes, also add salsa to taste and garnish with mexican cream!

Spread a thin layer of the avocado mixture on the tostada, top it with lettuce, onion and tomatoes, garnish with mexican cream! Enjoy!!

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