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YUM! ~ Chicken Fajitas

Is it too soon for another recipe?  This one is really good tho so I just have to share.  It’s late… I’ve been downtown and back reading lusty love books… yes you know the ones… I’m sad to have finished such a wonderful love story but… that’s for another time.  Time to share.  Cuz it’s yum yum in my tum tum!
 
Chicken Fajitas
I’d say this makes 6 servings?  I use the big big big giant size flour tortillas tho…
 
4 chicken breasts cut in thin strips
1 green pepper cut in thin strips
1 red pepper cut in thin strips
1 orange pepper cut in thin strips
2 jalapeno peppers cut in thin strips
1 white onion sliced in half and then in thin slices, seperating the half rings
8 cherry tomatoes sliced in half lengthwise
 
now the rest… I eyeball and adjusts to taste.  Here is my approximate guess on the measurements
2 Tbsp cornstarch
pinch of sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp chipotle powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2 C of water
3 Tbsp oil
2 C  Pepper Jack/Monteray Jack Cheese
2 C cheddar cheese 
4 C cooked white rice
flour tortillas
 
 
Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a frying pan
fry up the chicken till no longer pink. 
 
Once the chicken is cooked:
add in the onions
cover and fry for 2 minutes
add the peppers fry for 2 minutes
 
 
add the tomatoes fry for 2 minutes
 
 
add the juice of lime 
 
 
I find adding the lime juice to the chicken and veggies enhances all the flavors and gives it some bite.  Feel free to add more or omit completely.  Your call!
 
In a bowl mix the cornstarch, sugar, salt, chipotle powder, chili powder, & cumin, with the water and the remaining 2 Tbsps of oil.  Gently whisk together till fully blended
 
Cook on medium heat till the sauce thickens.
 
Heat tortillas in the oven.
 
in a line across the tortilla:
add a bit of the cheeses
then the rice
then the chicken and pepper mixture
 fold the sides in and then from the bottom up, wrap the toritilla around the filling. 
 
Heat a small amount of oil or spray oil in a pan and fry till brown and crispy on both sides.
 
serve with sour cream and salsa!
Enjoy!
 
I didn’t take a picture of the finished product cuz we were to hungry… I will take a picture tomorrow.
 
 
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IT’S SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! LET’S PUT IT TO WORK

I have been wanting a food processor for a long time now and I can’t hold out any longer. I took off to Home Outfitters this morning, Hubby in tow… 15% OFF SALE on all Kitchen Electronics. Cashed in my HBC Rewards points and here she is!!! She is beautiful! Can not wait to put her to work tonight!

Photo by House Of Haley Photography

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HELL’S KITCHEN ~ SEASON PREMIER

 

 

 

 

Long awaited, finally, at last…. all words I would use to explain my excitement for this television show.  PVR is set to record the hostile, violent, drama about to unfold.  I ♥ it!  I plan to finally make risotto and beef wellington this year.  It seems those are two dishes that they make on the regular.

I should explain, to those who have no idea what this show is about…. a little blurb from their website…

“Premiere chef Gordon Ramsay spices up the tenth season of Hell’s Kitchen with 18 new competitors. These aspiring restaurateurs will brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he once again puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize: a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
As the competition progresses, the teams will be reduced until only two chefs are left to compete for the ultimate prize and fulfill their dreams of working in the culinary industry as the winner of Hell’s Kitchen.”
 

This show does teach things and it’s exciting to watch as well.

I believe it starts Monday, June 4th!

Set your PVR’s people!  We’re going to hell!

Love Hay

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SOUTHWESTERN AVOCADO & BLACK BEAN SALAD

One thing you should know about me is that I’m a 30 year old female and up until the age of about 25…. I wouldn’t eat anything that wasn’t plain jane.  Mommy has always cooked the best food.  I know this because everyone says so, and of course she made many of my favorite things.  My tastebuds or desire for food must have been broken because I didn’t like much and didn’t want to try anything new.  When I was growing up we ate as a family at the dining room table… I was always the last to finish and I was only allowed to be excused after I had  hid my food for safe disposal later.  I liked noodles with no sauce, sandwiches consisting of a slice of cheese and pickles.  I had never even tried a hot wing for fear of the spicy sauce.

Then I grew up!

I’m not sure what changed my mentality but it became quite a challenge for me in my quest for new yummy foods.  This salad is something I would never even look at before let alone eat or even make for my Hubby for dinner.  I’m quite proud of myself in this new change… The only downfall is that my waistline is growing like my recipe collection…

Hubby has always said “Move more, Eat less”  and it’s always made me angry and laugh all at the same time.

” Southwestern Avocado & Black Bean Salad “
Photo by House Of Haley Photography
Recipe from http://www.pauladeen.com

 Servings: 4  |  Prep Time: 15 min  |  Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 or 3 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco) 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce 2 avocados, peeled and diced 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes About 3/4 cup (3-ounces) grated pepper jack cheese Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the cilantro, oil, lime juice and hot sauce.

**Note:  I like my salad dressing light so I used more lime juice, less oil and of course more hot sauce.  The hotter the better.


In a large serving bowl, add the lettuce, avocado, corn, beans, tomatoes, and cheese. Add the dressing and toss well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.

**Note:  I added grilled chicken breast to the top of mine and I layered the salad, then a sprinkle of cheese, the grilled chicken and the dressing over top.  Please see the photo below!  I just love adding grilled chicken or fish to a salad.  Yum!

” Southwestern Avocado & Black Bean Salad with Grilled Chicken “
Photo by House of Haley Photography
Recipe found from http://www.pauladeen.com

This is the image from http://www.pauladeen.com

RECIPE FROM PAULADEEN.COM

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