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How nice it would be to have Eggs with Salsa and Tortilla Chips

A few years ago, my husband and I visited some Mexican friends, and they prepared this delicious casserole of eggs with salsa and tortilla chips. My husband, who is an egg lover, loved it and has been preparing it regularly since then. What I like the most is that it is very easy to make, it only has a few ingredients, and in just a few minutes you have a complete and delicious meal. If you wish, add fresh cheese on top to make these eggs totally irresistible. Enjoy them!

Ingredients:

  • two teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • one cup onion, diced
  • one cup tomatoes, diced
  • one jalapeño, veined and seedless, diced
  • one cup of red sauce
  • 6 corn tortillas, cut into 4 and lightly fried
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
    Coriander, to taste (optional)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 ° F.

2. In an ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, tomatoes, and jalapeño, and sauté until the onion is translucent about 3-4 minutes. Add the red sauce and mix until combined. Add the fried corn tortillas and delicately mix until the tortillas are covered with the sauce.

3. Break the 4 eggs over the tortillas and the sauce. Season the eggs to taste, if desired.

4. Bake until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

5. Sprinkle with coriander leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.

Easy way to prepare Watermelon and Lima slush

It is always good to have easy dessert ideas on hand and with the summer coming, this watermelon and lime slush will surely be a favor to accompany the grills. It’s easy to make and has only three ingredients, but it promises to be a refreshing dessert with a lot of flavors. Your friends and family will want more!

Ingredients
6
cups watermelon seedless
1/2
Sugar cup
two
Juice of 2 limes

Instructions:

one
Cut the watermelon into pieces and remove the peel. Mix all the ingredients in a processor and process until obtaining a homogeneous consistency. Pour the watermelon liquid into a shallow pan and put it in the freezer for an hour.

two
After an hour, remove it from the freezer and stir with a fork. Put it back in the freezer for another hour.

three
Remove it from the freezer and stir a second time. Serve immediately in individual cups. Use lime wedges for garnish.

Fast Foods – Asian Noodle and Meat Bowls

Looking for a classic Asian-style recipe? Well then, this hearty recipe with beef and noodles will be so ready in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz raw angel hair noodles (capellini), halved
  • 8 oz fresh sweet peas
  • 5 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • one lb boneless beef tenderloin, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • one medium carrot, thinly sliced ​​(1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki juice and frosting (from a 12-ounce bottle)
  • 4 medium green onions with tops, sliced ​​(1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts, chopped

Instructions:

1. Cook the pasta in the manner indicated on the packaging. Meanwhile, make a cut at the end of the stem of the sweet peas and remove the threads, if desired. Drain the pasta; lid to keep warm.

2. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet or wok, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the meat; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from the pan; keep it warm.

3. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add the peas and carrot; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes, or until al dente. Incorporate the cooked pasta, the meat, and the juice and teriyaki glaze; mix until everything integrates well.

4. Serve in bowls; sprinkle with onion and peanuts.

How to prepare Vegetarian Ceviche

Last week I made this delicious vegetarian ceviche based on cauliflower, avocado, and lime. It is a dish full of flavor and also a delicious alternative for people who do not eat fish or seafood. Its flavor has nothing to envy to the traditional ceviche. At home, although we are not vegetarians, we like to have meat-free days. To prepare this ceviche I used a very versatile ingredient that also pays a lot in different types of food: cauliflower. I hope you like this vegetarian version of the ceviche and get ready to prepare it at home soon.

Ingredients:

  • one fresh and ripe Hass avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • one cup cauliflower, diced
  • two diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • one tablespoon jalapeño, chopped
  • one minced garlic clove
  • one tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped
  • one tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • one tablespoon olive oil

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine avocado, cauliflower, tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, coriander, lime juice, salt, and olive oil.

2.Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with home fries.

3.Suggestion: Serve as an aperitif or accompaniment.

Tilapia Casserole in Coriander Sauce

During the Lenten season, fish dishes become the protagonists. A delicious way to enjoy them is by preparing this tilapia casserole in coriander sauce, so simple and quick to make that it will pleasantly surprise everyone. Another great advantage is that it is a dish made with few ingredients and a low cost. Serve with white rice or French fries to get the most out of the rich sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 5 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • one finely chopped garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • one cup of cream
  • 1/2 cup coriander

Instructions:

1. Cut the fish fillets into large cubes. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add the oil and the minced garlic.

3. Put the cubes of tilapia, in batches, in the pan, brown them for 3 to 5 minutes. Reservation.

4. In the blender, blend the cream with the coriander.

5. Pour the coriander sauce into the fish skillet and heat slightly for 1 ½ to 2 minutes.

6. Serve the fish with the sauce on top.

7. Serve immediately with the sauce on top

Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

 

Some of the food habits are popular across the world and is a common thing in their day to day life for most people. And that includes few popular drinking habits too, such as drinking coffee or tea. Drinking coffee is a very popular habit and for some, it could even be an addiction or a relaxation habit.

Few people have the sensation of their daybreak not having happened till they sip a cup of coffee. Even in the past couple of decades, few physicians have been stating excessive drinking of coffee could cause harm to health.
Now, here is really good news to coffee lovers and research has found there are several health benefits of drinking coffee and some of them are here.

As coffee contains several chemical compounds in its brew, the coffee can be a real nutritional drink with some of the chemical compounds in it is really good to health.

The caffeine content in coffee depending on the timing when the coffee is drunk helps to suppress adenosine which is a chemical that actually slows down your brain activity.

The best of all is coffee helps to lighten up or elevate your mood thereby helps in fighting depression.

Also, it can help you to lose weight and at the same time is also good for your liver.

Argentine Food that You Have Never Tried Before

 

Argentina is known for

1. Meat

2. Tango

3. Messi (for soccer fans).

The famous and juicy meat is due to the cows that live happily among the Argentinean fields. In any case, when it comes to Argentine food the roast is one of many dishes of this country. To celebrate independence this July 9, we honor Argentina with some classic delicacies. We start with the provolone on the grill, followed by some chicken breasts, and then fancy your palate with spongy pancakes of dulce de leche. We guarantee you will never see Argentine food in the same way.

In my native country, Argentina, there is a great gastronomic variety, and as in most of the countries we also have different typical regional dishes. Today I share the recipe for a delicious sandwich, typical of the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, where I was born and raised. If one day you have the opportunity to visit it, there are some things that you can not miss: discover the monument to the flag, the coast and eat the traditional “Carlitos” in the typical Rosario bars. Carlito you can only find them in Rosario, and basically, they are sandwiches of crumb bread (of traditional Argentine baking, but we can recreate with common sandwich bread) toasted ham and cheese, delicious for dinner or just give yourself a taste pedestrian or riverbank. Today I share the recipe,

Sandwich Tostado Carlitos Recipe

5 Ingredients

1 sandwich bread package
1 lb of pork ham
1 lb of cheese cut to the sandwich (I recommend using mozzarella or a good cheese of your taste)
Ketchup, to taste
1 butter spoon.

1 Place butter on both sides of the pan.
2 In a slice of bread put a slice of cheese. On the cheese, add ketchup and add a slice of ham and another cheese.
3 Finish the sandwich with another loaf of bread, previously greased on both sides with butter. Repeat for the rest of the sandwiches.
4 Place on a rack in the oven, and toast both sides, about 10 minutes.
5 Cut into triangles and consume hot.

 

Diet Foods based out of Kashmiri Apples for Slimming Down

 

Last summer I went to my native place and I had a lot of time to spend with my grandparents. My grandmother was very much concerned over my health and felt that I am not as energetic and have very little stamina when compared to the people of the same age group.

Hence, she thought over this repeatedly and finally decided that at least for the next few days of my stay over there she wanted me to eat at least four to five fruits every day.

She went to the nearby supermarket, handpicked the good ones, and bought them for me to eat. She was also good in making various foods out of those fruits and served it to me for eating at different points of time in a day.

And in particular, her concern was over one best fruit among all the other fruits she had bought and she felt that I should never stop eating it and not miss even a single day without eating it and that was nothing but the Kashmiri Apples.

In addition to that, even though she is good at cooking Apples she wanted me to buy the various food products made out of Kashmiri from the diet store.

Because she felt that, the products made by them using Kashmiri Apples are the best food products in the industry, the tastes of it matched to none, and she herself believed even if she cooked it cannot match the taste of those Kashmiri mongo food products.

 

Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe

 

10 Ingredients

1/3 cup of raisins, soaked from the previous night (or 2 tablespoons of maple sugar)
2 cups of carrots, peeled and cut
2 cups almond milk
2 frozen bananas
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon toasted and grated coconut as an accompaniment
1/3 cup of Cheerios ™ crushed as an accompaniment

If you do not have frozen bananas, use non-frozen bananas and 2 cups of ice.

A delicious smoothie that tastes like cake? Yes, please! This rich and refreshing drink will make you feel guilty free while enjoying it as an afternoon snack. It is perfect for a warm spring day or for a sweet midday snack.

1 Put the first 8 ingredients in the blender and blend until thick.
2 Mix coconut and Cheerios ™ in a small bowl. Stir with a spoon to combine.
3 Serves and accompanies with roasted coconut and Cheerios ™ blend.

 

Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet & Sticking to It

Every one of us wants to have good health however we don’t have enough knowledge and awareness on what to eat when to eat and how much to eat. This can be done easily with the help of a diet plan chart which would contain the list of foods that we can eat, along with the nutritional requirements of our body and nutrition information on the ingredients of that food. By correlating the above two information we can easily prepare a diet chart with what food to eat and on which day of the week and we can stick to that.

Here are few easy tips for planning a healthy diet and sticking to it, the first tip would be to have a health check-up with a physician and then based on the results to consult a dietitian, who would help us to understand which nutrition is in excess and which is less in our body. They would suggest to us the nutrients that need to be present in our regular diet, and we need to look up for food varieties that are prepared using those fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, and such products that would contain the required nutrients. And these food varieties should be listed in our diet chart and when we regularly follow them and intake these foods, we can stay healthy, simple, and easy!