Category Archives: Marinades, Sauces, & Spices

Easy Mexi Foils (Carne Asada Foils)

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Whether you cook on grill, in oven, or on hot coals in fire pit (Great for camping)… These are AMAZING. And, pretty healthy! Tons of Vegis! Fiber in Beans! And, Beneficial Sweet Potatoes! 

2 lb. Chuck Roast Marinaded (4-6 hours):
1/2 Taco Pkt. (I used Fiesta Style)
2 1/2T White Vinegar
1/4c Soy Sauce
1T Cumin
1/2T Garlic Powder
1/2T Onion Powder
1/2T Dried Oregano
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Paprika

Vegis:
Small drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Good shake Dried Oregano
1 pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Pepper Mix (Orange Red Yellow)
Onions
Mushrooms
Sweet Potatoes, diced (2 sm./med.)
1 can (Mild) Black Beans with Jalapeno in LIME JUICE, drained
1 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper/Onion kind), drained

Toppings: Drizzle Taco Sauce, Salsa/Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream

Marinade 2 lb. Chuck Roast in ziploc bag. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!!
In a bowl, mix ALL Vegi Ingredients. Add to foil (Ours used 2). Wrap tight. Grill Chuck RIGHT ON GRILL, and cook Vegis in Foil.
Cut up Chuck. Top bowls with Vegi Mix, then Meat. Then, Toppings of choice.

Potato Tip: Stab whole potatoes with knife about 3 times on each side. Microwave Potatoes (Whole) for few minutes (Depends how many I do 3-4/5 minutes). Dice up. Then, grill. Cuts cooking time and ensure those potatoes are soft through.

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Delicious Glazed and Seasoned Salmon

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1/2T Course Black Pepper
1/4tsp Cayenne
1/4tsp Paprika
Optional, I skip (1/8tsp-1/4tsp Sea Salt)

1T Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
1T Dijon Mustard

Mix Glaze (Maple Syrup and Dijon). Brush nice layer onto top of Salmon. Mix Seasons (Pepper, Cayenne, Paprika, Salt (If using)). Season, well, with season mix. Grill til flaky.
(Try not to move too much, it will flake apart. Can choose to place onto foil.)

Served with Sweet Mini Bell Peppers: Place into Foil. Grill. That’s it!

Our Other Salmon Recipe:
Place Lemon slices onto grill (Optional). Lay Salmon onto Lemon Slices (Skin down). (Optional to add a Honey/Dijon Glaze). Season top, nicely with McCormick’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Grill.

Tay’s Sweet and Spicy Chicken with AMAZING Cucumber Tzatziki Wrap

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EASY to Make! LOW CALORIES LOW CARBOHYDRATES Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps with a Delicious Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce. Healthier never tasted so good!

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Tay’s EASY Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken:
Chicken Marinade (ONE HOUR! That’s it!):
About 1/3c White Vinegar
About 1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning

Chicken Sauce (To toss cooked Chicken):
1 part Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle. I did about 1/3c)
1 part Louisiana Hot Sauce (I did about 1/3c)

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Tzatziki Sauce:
1/2c Sour Cream
2T Mayo
1T Grated Parmasen Cheese
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1c Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Toppings: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Italian Shredd. Cheese
Flatbread/Wrap of Choice (I used Joseph’s Flaxseed Flatbreads)

Marinade thawed Chicken Breasts 1 hour, mixing around every so often. (Great time to make Tzatziki Sauce.). This Chicken is BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!! Cook Chicken. Once cooked, cut into strips. Toss Chicken with Sauce IMMEDIATELY.
Top Flatbread/Wrap of choice with Tzatziki, Chicken, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Cheese

Optional to use Breaded/Fried Chicken to toss with Sauce, instead.

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Served with Quick Grilled Potatoes:
Potatoes (Stab w/fork. Microwave about 3minutes)
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
McCormick’s Herb Garlic Seasoning
Butter Flavor Seasoning
Pepper
Green Onions

Microwave Potatoes, covered (Cuts cooking time). Then, halve then. Butter flavor cooking spray them. Sprinkle, WELL, with Herb Garlic Seasoning and Pepper. Add Green Onions. Wrap in Foil. Grill.

tTt’s Chicks (tTt’s Chicken Bites)

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Sweet Chili Sauce:
1/3c Chili Sauce (The Ketchup aisle stuff)
2/3c Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle)

Hot Honey Sauce (From our Hot Honey Flaps):
1/3c Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/3c Honey
1T Butter

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Batter (Was enough for 3 batches):
2 Eggs
Up to 2/3c Cornstarch
1/3c Oil (For Frying)

Cut up thawed Chicken Breasts. Add to bowl of Cornstarch, rolling each around, one at a time. Beat Eggs, pour over bowl of Cornstarched Chicken. Give a quick toss to distribute the Egg around, NOT TOO MUCH Mixing.
Heat Oil. Place each in, one at a time, and brown each side, til cooked. Once cooked, toss with Sauce of Choosing.
Potatoes: Slice thin-ish. I soaked in COLD Water + a lil Vinegar. Bake in Oven til browned, flipping halfway. PRE, or Post, Cooking- Season with Seasons of Choice (Salt/Pepper. Dill/Salt/Pepper/Chives), etc.

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Healthier Options: Use Coconut Oil. Skip Batter process, just toss Cooked Chicken with Sauce of Choice.
*** Please be sure to check out Our MANY Sauce Recipes On Our Marinade/Sauces Posts or Our Grilling Posts!

Easy Orange Marinade

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Marinade:
1/2c 100% Orange Juice
1/3-1/2c Soy Sauce
1tsp Garlic Powder
2 Dried Bay Leaves

Marinade 5-6 hours. OPTIONAL (We do!): Remove from Marinade, drain excess juice. Place on plate. Season both sides with shake of (Choose ONE!):
-McCormick’s Brick Oven Seasoning (What we did!)
Tay’s Chicken Rub (w/Brown sugar!)
-Or, McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
Allow to sit 15minutes.
 Then, Grill! (Charcoal Grill is Best!)

Eat Alone. Or serve over Rice (Cooked in Broth) with Vegis.

Tay’s Chicken Pitas – Healthier

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Tay’s Chicken Pita is Healthier and Lower in Calories, but you wouldn’t know! 

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Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce:

3T Mayo (Lite can be used)
1/4c Sour Cream, or more to taste
1tsp White Vinegar
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
3T-1/4c Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/2tsp Black Pepper
1 ripened Avocado
Optional: 1/2-1tsp Ranch Dressing PKT. (I used Fiesta Ranch Pkt.)

-Flat Bread/Pita (We used Joseph’s Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita)
-Cooked Chicken Breasts (I used Tay’s Mexi Marinade, grilled. *SEE NOTES)
-Toppings: Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce, FRESH Tomatoes, Shredd. Chedd. Cheese, Salsa or Quick Pico (Recipe Below), Lettuce. OPTIONAL: TINY Spread of Refried Beans

We Mexi Marinaded Chicken, then Grilled (Charcoal Grill’s Best!). Blend Peppered Parmesan Sauce Ingredients. I lightly rub Pitas, using fingers, with Water. Microwave 10 seconds. Spread half with Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce. (Optional to spread other half with Refried Beans). Top with Cooked Chicken Breast and Toppings of Choice. I had no Salsa, so, improvised with Quicky Pico (Below).
 ** NOTES: Any Chicken will do: Plain, Boiled in Chicken Broth (Toss frozen Chicken into a pan w/ Water, throw in 1-2 Chicken Broth Cubes. Bring to boil, boil til cooked.), Desired Seasoning. Any. **

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Quicky Pico/Salsa:
1can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained (All I had)
To taste Red Onions, chopped
1tsp Jalapeno deseeded, minced, more to taste
1/2tsp Dried Chives
a lil shy 1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
a lil shy 1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt, more to taste
1/8tsp Pepper
1tsp+1/4tsp Lime Juice (Fridge concentrate kind)

Potato Oles:
Tater Tots
Season (Pre and Post cooking), well, with either: Tay’s Rub or Tater Ole Season

Season, bake according to directions. Once done, season lil more. Eat.


*** LEFTOVERS?:
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Tostadas
Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce (Above recipe)
Canned Refried Beans
Leftover Tay’s Mexi Grilled Chicken
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
Louisiana Hot Sauce

LIGHTLY spread Tostadas with Refried Beans. Then, LIGHTLY spread Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce. Top with Leftover Mexi Chicken, Shredd. Cheese. Sparsely, add Sour Cream, Few drops of Louisiana Hot Sauce. I just Microwaved til Cheese Melted.

Sweet Chipotle Legs with Grilled Asparagus and Toast

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Great for Chicken or Turkey Legs, Wings, Breasts, etc.

Marinade (1hr)(6 legs):
1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
3-4T Lime Juice (100% fridge kind) (I do 3!)
4 sm. Garlic Cloves, slivered

Sauce:
2T Chipotle Pepper in Adobo, minced
1.5T Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Brown Sugar
1/16tsp Sea Salt

Premix Sauce, set aside til use.
In Ziploc Bag, marinade Chicken 1 hr. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!
Cook Legs. Last few minutes cooking, Brush on Sauce! Cook a minute or two, flip, brush more Sauce, cook a minute or 2… Right before serving, I brush any Sauce left, onto Chicken.
Served with Grilled Asparagus and Toast. Sprayed with Butter Flavor Spray (Or use Butter), seasoned with Salt, Pepper, (Garlic Optional). Wrapped in foil. Grilled.
We don’t even season Toast, but, you can Brush LIGHTLY with Seasoned Butter or Olive Oil (Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Optional: Butter Flavor Seasoning). Brown each side on Grill.

Charcoal Grilling Tip: We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Hickory Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.

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Lemon Chicken Legs / Wings

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Great for Chicken or Turkey Legs, Wings, Breasts, etc.

Marinade (1 hr)(6 legs):
1-2T White Vinegar
2T (Pick ONE): McCormick’s Montreal Steak OR Tay’s Chick Rub

Sauce:
3T Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1/4c Lemon Curd OR Pineapple Marmalade (I used Curd!)
1T Honey
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Dried Mint
1/8tsp Curry Powder

Marinade Chicken. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Cook Chicken. Toss with Sauce.

Not grilling?: Marinade Chicken in Ziploc Bag, for 30minutes. Add 1/2T Olive Oil, toss around. Then, toss with 1/2T -1T Flour (I add half, toss. Add other half, toss.). Marinade another 30minutes in fridge. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray pan. Bake, uncovered, at about 425-450 for 18minutes, flip, bake another 12-18minutes, or til juices run clear. Toss with Sauce (Or brush on half way)
Charcoal Grilling Tip: We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Hickory Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.

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Mexican Marinaded Chicken … SERVED WITH Taco Tay’s TAYter Oles

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Easy! Tasty! LOW CALORIES – LOW CARBOHYDRATES, too!
Ole Season Recipe below!

Mexi Marinade (4-6 hours):
About 1.5 – 2 lb. Chicken Breast, thawed
1 Taco Season Packet
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Cumin
1tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 Dried Bay Leaves, halved
3T Lime Juice (Fridge 100% kind)

Marinade Chicken in ziploc bag. Best on Charcoal Grill. Last hour I remove from fridge to bring closer to room temp before cooking.
Eat as is. Shred, eat over Salads, Rice, on Tacos, Fried Taco Bowls, Mole Enchiladas, etc. MANY USES!

Served with TACO TAY’S TAYter OLES:
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*** TACO TAY’S TAYter OLES – Seasoning: ***
2tsp Lawry’s Seasonal Salt
1/2tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Cumin
1/8tsp Cayenne Powder

Tater Tots, Fries, etc.

Bake or Fry Taters. Once out, season, well, immediately. Serve up.
Or, Make a Taco Dish:
In bowl, add Taters, top with Taco Meat. Then, Toppings of choice.

TAYsty Fry / Wedge Season

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Potatoes, cut to Fry desire

1T Oil
1/2-1T Flour (I did 1T)
Season Mix (Premix):
2T Parmesan Cheese
1T Garlic, minced
1/2T Garlic Powder (Optional)
1tsp Paprika
1tsp Onion Powder
1T Dried Parsley
2tsp Cajun
1T Creole
1/2tsp Lawrys Seasoned Salt
1/4tsp Celery Salt

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray

Cut Potatoes. Place into Ziploc Bag. Add in Oil, toss. Add in Flour, toss. Sprinkle in MOST Season Mix (Reserve 1tsp for after baking sprinkling). Allow to set a few minutes. Preheat oven to about 425-450. Lightly Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Pan. Add Fries. Bake, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes. Toss. Bake additional 5-15minutes, to doneness desired.
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Tay’s Sesame BBQ Sauce

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1/4c Kraft Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing
2T Teriyaki Sauce
1/3c Sweet Baby Ray’s HONEY BBQ Sauce (USE HONEY!)
1T Soy Sauce
1tsp Green Onions (Optional, I skipped)
1/2T Brown Sugar

Sea Salt
Pepper
1/2T Olive Oil
1/2T Flour

Premix Sauce. Set aside. LIGHTLY Sea Salt and Pepper Legs. Add into ziploc bag, add Oil, toss. Sprinkle in half the Flour, toss. Sprinkle in other half, toss. Fridge for about 15-20minutes. Bake 425-450 for about 18 minutes, flip. Cook another 12-18minutes, til juices run clear. Toss with Sauce. Serve.
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Tay’s Chick Rub – Tay’s Sweet Honey BBQ Recipe, as well. KILLER COMBO!

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Season over makes, for few uses! Try over Fries. Potato Skins. Chicken. Etc. Great for indoor cooking or Grilling!

Rub/Season:
1T Chili Powder
1tsp Brown Sugar (Optional. Depending on use.)
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Black Pepper
1/2tsp Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Onion Powder
1tsp Paprika
1/8tsp Cayenne
1/2tsp Fresh Lemon Peel
1 Chicken Broth Cube, crushed to powder*
1/8tsp Celery Seed

White Vinegar (Depending on how cooking)

Flour (Depending on how cooking)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Depending on how cooking)

Use Rub any way you’d like. For this particular recipe, I BAKED Chicken Legs. So, I:
REMOVED SKIN FROM LEGS (Easier to do when Partial Frozen!).
I Marinaded in Ziploc Bag: 6 Legs + 1/2T White Vinegar + 1-2T Chicken Rub (I skipped Brown Sugar for this particular recipe). Marinade 20min.
Add 1/2T Olive Oil to bag, toss around. Sprinkle in half of 1/2T Flour in the bag, toss. Add other half, toss. Set in fridge for about 20 minutes.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at about 425-450 for 18minutes, flip, bake another 12-18minutes, or til juices run clear.
I tossed cooked Chicken with Tay’s Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce (Recipe below)!

If Grilling: Marinade 1hr. in Ziploc Bag: 6 Legs + 1/2T White Vinegar + 1-2T Chicken Rub. Grill. Eat alone, or, Optional, to toss with Sauce (BBQ, Buffalo, etc.)
Also, try the Rub Recipe for Tay’s Loaded Taters!

NOTES: Brown Sugar: If I’m doing a BBQ Chicken, or Sauce Toss, I skip Brown Sugar. Usually only use if just doing Season with Oil/Butter. Also, USE the crushed Chicken Broth Cube. Lots of famous seasons contain Meat Flavoring/etc. It’s GREAT!

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*** *** Tay’s Sweet Honey BBQ *** ***
3/4c Sweet Baby Ray’s HONEY BBQ
2T Honey
1/2T Brown Sugar
A lil shy of 1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/8tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Chili powder
1/4-1/2tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge kind)(I did 1/4)

(Optional to Marinade Chicken, Either: 1-2T Vinegar + 1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning … OR… Above Tay’s Rub Idea)
Premake Sauce. Set aside til use. Cook Chicken. Toss COOKED Chicken with Sauce. Then, serve.

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Tay’s Greek-cado Sauce / Spread (Tay’s Greek Avocado Sauce)

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Great on Wraps, Sandwiches, over cooked Meats, top while cooking Meats, with Fries, etc… MANY USES!

1 Avocado, mashed
1/4c Plain Yogurt
1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Dijon
1.5tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
a lil shy of 1/2tsp Dried Rosemary, crushed
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1T Jalapeno, deseed, minced
A lil shy of 1/4tsp Sea Salt

Add all to Blender, drizzling in oil near end. Blend in blender til smooth. Top onto Sandwiches, in Wraps, Over Fries, Over Chicken… MANY USES! 


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I used this topped over Baked Breaded Chicken Breasts (While cooking):

Flour Mixture:

3-4T Flour
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/4tsp Cayenne Powder

White Vinegar or Louisiana Hot Sauce
Tay’s Greek-cado Sauce/Spread (Recipe Above)

Blend Sauce ingredients. Place in fridge til use.
Mix Flour Mixture. OPTIONAL TO REMOVE CHICKEN SKIN! Brush Chicken LIGHTLY with Louisiana Hot Sauce OR Vinegar.
Add half Chicken to bag. Sprinkle in half Flour Mix. Shake around. Add in rest of Chicken Legs and Flour Mix. Shake more. Place onto Butter Flavored Cooking Sprayed baking pan. Place into fridge 30min-1 hour. Add a decent amount of Tay’s Greek-cado Sauce on both sides. Bake in oven at 425 til juices run clear (Ours was about 45minutes).
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Try on the Grill: Can choose to skip Flour, do rest. Add to grill cook Chicken most way. Near end, Brush on Sauce, Cook each side a few minutes more!

Tay’s Guaca-HOLY MOLY! It’s the BEST we’ve had!

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Tay’s Avocado Sauce/Guacamole/Spread:
1 Avocado, mashed
1/2T Mayo
2T Sour Cream
1tsp Lemon Juice
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Dried Dill Weed
1/4tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Dried Parsley
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp dried Dried Chives
A smidge shy of 1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Remove Seed and Skin from Avocado. Mash some. Then, add that and the rest of ingredients to Blender. Blend til smooth. Then, Get Your Guac On!
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A FAVORITE!!! Tay’s HEALTHY Awesome Chicken N Shrimp Avocado Egg Rolls (Not a Shrimp Person? Options Below)

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A NEW FAVORITE! A MUST TRY!!! Not a Shrimp Person? Options Below!
*** LOW CALORIES – LOW CARBOHYDRATES ***

About 2tsp Coconut Oil (Or Butter Spray. More if Frying)

Chicken Marinade
(UP TO 4-5hours):

1.5 lb. Chicken
1 Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch PACKET
1 tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1T White Vinegar

Shrimp Marinade (UP TO Few hours):
1/2lb. Shrimp (Bell Peppers/Onion Mix, in it’s place)
1tsp TO 1/2T Tony’s Creole Seasoning
1tsp McCormick’s Cajun
1/4tsp Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder

Toppings: Grated Carrot, minced Celery, minced Red Onion, Avocado Sauce (Recipe Below),

Avocado Sauce:
1 Avocado, mashed
1/2T Mayo
2T Sour Cream
1tsp Lemon Juice
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Dried Dill Weed
1/4tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Dried Parsley
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp dried Dried Chives
A smidge shy of 1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Marinade Chicken. Diced up.  Marinade Shrimp. (Not a Shrimp Person?: Saute Sweet Bell Peppers and Onions with Shrimp Marinade Ingredients (Can cut back on amounts, if need be).)
Make Sauce: Remove skin and seed, MASH Avocado! Then, I add Sauce Recipe to Blender, blend. Set aside.
In SEPARATE PANS, Heat 1tsp Oil in each, cook Shrimp and Chicken.
Top either: Soft Shells, Buns, Egg Rolls, or Spring Wraps (As we did) with Chicken, 4 Shrimps, grated Vegis (I mix together), and Avocado Sauce. Roll. Cooking Options:

Spring Rolls: Soak each Sheet in Water for about 30 seconds. Top with ingredients. Roll.
Egg Rolls: Top em. Roll em, using water to close ends. Butter Flavor – Cooking Spray Skillet. Brown each side. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder (My favorite way)
OR Bake (Butter Flavor Spraying each side, Bake ABOUT 12-18min., flipping half way thro)
Or Deep Fry.
Tacos/Buns– Top. Add Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream, if desired. Eat.
Note: OPTIONAL to also add grated Cucumber to Carrots, Onions, Celery.
(Photo Below is of Spring Rolls)
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Loaded HEALTHY & BENEFICIAL Tuna & Mandarin Orange Salad with a DEVINE Balsamic Wasabi Dressing

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HEALTHY and BENEFICIAL!

1 can Tuna in Water, drained
– 1/4tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2c Crab (Optional)
3/4c Mandarin Oranges
1-2T of REAL Bacon Bits
1/4c Beet, Grated (These can get messy!)
1c Cucumber, matchstick cut
3/4c Red Onions, sliced thin
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Optional, I forgot)
Lettuce/Spinach to desired amount
Seasoned Texas Croutons

Dressing (Premix):
1.5tsp Kikkoman’s Wasabi Sauce
1.5T Balsamic Vinegar
1/2T Soy Sauce
1/4tsp Sesame Oil
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1T Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (Benefits- USE!)
1/16tsp Sea Salt

Drain Tuna. Stir in McCormick’s Montreal Steak Season. Allow to set some and Marinade while prep rest. Premix Sauce, set aside. Cut up Rest (To your desired taste). Toss in Bowl Serve up and drizzle a little Dressing and add a few Croutons. Enjoy!
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Cheat Day Healthier Options – Maintaining Fit without Knowing It!

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Healthier options to give you that GUILTY feeling on your Cheat Days!
You can eat “Healthier” without the suffers of Cravings. A lot of these Recipes are Healthier than what’s offered out there as Comfort Food. And, yet, DON’T Lack in Flavor!
You can still get your Dirty Fixes! Just remember Moderation, and skip the extras. As a lot of these recipes are a basis for Healthier, with Healthier Options on Posts. But, these are a starting point in helping to cut back on “Some” of those Red Meats, Calories (Where other recipes call for more).  Not to forget, these UP FIBER. (CLICK READ MORE)
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Swiss Shroom Burgers (HEALTHIER Mushroom and Swiss TURKEY Burgers)

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AMAZING Flavor!!! And, Healthier than Most. But, you wouldn’t know with it’s FLAVOR!!!

Meat Mixture:
2lb. Turkey Meat (Beef can be used)
1 Mushroom Gravy Packet
1T Worcestershire
1tsp Soy Sauce
1T Green Onions, minced super small
2tsp Dried Parsley
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Dried Dill Weed
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Ground Pepper
2-3T Celery, minced

Sauteed Mushroom Topping:
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Butter
1 pkg. Baby Bella Mushrooms, chopped
3/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge 100% kind)
1/4tsp Dried Rosemary, crushed more

– Toppings: Tay’s Balsamic Garlic Sauce (Recipe Here) (<-USE IT!) or Mayo, Swiss Cheese, AND FRIED ONIONS!!!
 Tay’s Redhead Flatbread (Recipe here) or Bun of Choice

Mix Meat Mixture. Allow to marinade about 20 minutes. Form Patties. Cook. Near end add on Swiss Cheese, to melt. Try with Tay’s Balsamic Garlic Sauce (Recipe Here) on Buns. Top with Sauteed Vegis. Then, Fried Onions (Optional, but delicious!).

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Tay’s Crocko’s Tacos with a DELICIOUS Jalapeno White Sauce

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About 2.5lb., or so, Roast or Chicken (I did Frozen Chicken)
Fontera Red Chile Sauce with Roasted Tomato & Garlic (OR Old El Paso Red Chile and Roasted Garlic Mexican Cooking Sauce! If you can find it!!!)
1 Fiesta Taco Pkt. (Reg. works)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Dry Mustard Powder
1tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2T Jalapeno, deseeded, minced
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Saute Vegis:
1 Pkg. Frozen Sweet Bell Peppers/Onions Mix
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2tsp Dried Oregano

Sauce:
1/2c Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Lime (Fridge 100% kind)
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1T-2T Fresh Jalapeno, minced (I did 1T)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Dill Weed (Optional, I believe I skipped..?)
1tsp Wishbone Ranch Dressing PACKET

Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes

Premix Sauce. Set in fridge til use. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add first 10 Ingredients. Cook on low til Chicken is cooked. Shred, add back to crock. Allow to cook about 20 more minutes. Saute Vegis on skillet. Top Hard Shells or Soft Shells with Chicken Mix, Vegis, Sauce, Shredd. Cheese, Lettuce, and Tomatoes.
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Porter Burger served with Creole Sweet Tater Fries (Ultimate Stuffed Burger fit for The Porter served with Creole Sweet Potato Fries)

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Named in Honor of the Most Loyal N’ Awesome Soul… The Porter. RIP
(Creole Sweet Potato Fries- Recipe Below)

Meat Mixture:
1 lb. Ground/Cubed Steak
1 lb. Ground Beef
3T Real Bacon Pieces
1T Worcestershire
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Mustard Pwdr.
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke (Can skip if charcoal grilling)

Burger Cheese Center:
1/2c canned Queso Blanco (Blend w/Provolone)
2/3c Provolone (Blend w/ Queso)
Jalapeno Slices or minced (Optional)

Saute Vegis:
1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1c Mushrooms, sliced
1c Onions, sliced
1tsp Dried Oregano
1tsp Soy Sauce

Toppings: Tomato Slice, Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese Slice
Great w/ No Sauce. But, options: Ketchup/Mustard OR Our Garlic Balsamic Mayo
Bun of Choice

First, mix top 12 ingredients. Set aside to set some.
In a blender, blend Queso Blanco and Provolone Cheeses.
Form 4 oz. to 6 oz. Balls with Meat Mixture. Divide each Ball into 2 Patties. Place a spoonful of Blended Cheeses on one Patty. Top with a few Jalapeno. Top with other Patty. Press down edges to make a stuffed Burger.
Saute Vegis: Add in Oil, Onions, and Mushrooms. Add in Oregano. Once about soft, add in Soy Sauce. Cook few minutes, set aside.
In separate pan, fry burgers. Once just done, top with Chedd. Cheese Slice, to melt.
Top Toasted Bun with Sauce(s) of Choice (Or no Sauce). Add Burger, Sauteed Vegis, Tomato, and Lettuce.
(Photo of Burger Prep)
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*** Creole Sweet Potato Fries ***:
Large Sweet Potato, cut to fry desire
About 1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1tsp Tony’s Creole Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Dill
(Seasons can be altered to taste)

Mix in Ziploc Bag. Allow to set about 15 minutes. Bake in Oven at about 450, til desired done-ness. I like to Broil mine at end, to nicely brown (Optional).
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Tay’s Tasty Tangy Burger

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2 lb. Ground Beef
1T Balsamic Vinegar
1T Red Wine Vinegar
1T Soy Sauce
1/2T Worcestershire
2tsp Dried Oregano
1/2T Dried Parsley
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt

Mix, well, above. Allow to set a few minutes. Form Burgers. Cook. Serve on Bun with Toppings of choice.

(I originally did 1.5T, each, of: Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, and Soy Sauce… But, thought it could be cut back to 1T… So, to your taste.)
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Coconut Chipotle Chicken and Chipotle Orange Mayo

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Many ways to eat this Chicken. (OPTIONS BELOW). Over rice w/vegis. Over Peppers/Onions and Sweet Potatoes. On Wraps w/Rice (Optional). On Hawaiian Buns. Or, as we did, on Hawaiian Buns with Our SPECIAL Chipotle Orange Mayo (Recipe Below- Not just for this meal! Tastes great on many Wraps/Sandwiches.)!

Marinade (5hours) *See Notes:
1tsp McCormick Jamaican Season
1/3c canned unsweetened Coconut Milk
1/4c Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, minced
2T Maple Syrup (I used Organic Grade B)
1T Soy Sauce
1/4tsp Sea Salt

Hawaiian Buns, Bread of Choice, or Wraps (Or an option below)
Frozen Pepper/Onion Mix

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Chipotle Orange Mayo (Great on ANY sandwich/wrap):
3T Mayo
1tsp Orange Marmalade
1/8tsp Chipotle Powder (Or more to taste!!!)
1/8tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge 100% kind)
3/4tsp Dried Chives, minced
1/8tsp McCormick’s Dried Orange Peel
1/8tsp Mustard

Marinade Chicken. Preheat oven to 450. I cook Peppers/Onions seperate. Wrap each in foil and bake about 1 hour. Cut up Chicken. I served on Hawaiian Buns with Chipotle Orange Mayo, Tomatoes, and Lettuce. Cheese is optional. Leftovers I made Tacos. More options below, ideas are endless!
OR
Try throwing into crock pot (Chicken and Marinade ingredients). Cook on LOW 4 hours, last 30 minutes add in Peppers/Onions. Serve on Buns, over Sweet Potatoes, Wraps/Shells, over Rice.
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MANY WAYS to Eat this Chicken Recipe:
Serve over Sweet Potato Rice (Recipe Here)
Over cubed, seasoned, and baked Sweet Potatoes
Or over Peppers/Onions with cubed Sweet Potatoes
Or over Rice with cubed Sweet Potatoes
Or over Rice with Peppers/Onions
Or over Rice with Peas and Carrots
Grill it up!
(ALL RICE COOKED IN CHICKEN BROTH! 1 cube, crushed per 1c Rice)
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Tay’s Sweet Shrimp over Rice and Vegis (Chicken can be used)

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Coating *See Notes:
About 1/2 lb to 1 lb Shrimp (Or Chicken, cubed)
1/3c+1T Cornstarch (Flour can be used)
1 tsp+1/4 tsp Ol Bay Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Cayenne

Egg + 1T canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk, beat
Organic Coconut Oil (For Frying)

Sauce *See Notes:
1/2c canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge 100% kind)
1/8tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2T +1tsp Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1T + 1tsp Green Onions, minced

Toppings (For Serving. Optional): Drizzle of Sweet Thai Sauce (I skipped), Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds (Shell-less. I skipped)

Rice:
2c Rice (Mine was not instant)
4c Water (Per instructions 2c per 1c Rice)
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed
1/2c Carrots and Peas
Optional (I Skip): Pineapple, Peppers, Mushrooms, Broccoli

Preheat oven to about 400. Mix Sauce. Toss Shrimp in Egg+Coconut Milk Mix. Dump into Cornstarch Coating. Toss. Add into skillet with heated Coconut Oil. Fry on both sides. Add to baking pan. Top with Sauce. Bake, uncovered, about 18minutes, cooked to desire.
Rice: 1 Broth Cube per 1c Rice, crushed. Add Water, Rice, Vegis together. Cook. Serve Shrimp over Rice.
Served with Chipotle Fish Tacos with Special Slaw & Avocado Sauce

Notes: My original recipe was going to try Coconut Milk with SWEETENED Condensed Milk… But, realized I didn’t have any. So improvised with this Recipe. 1/3c Coconut Milk + 1/4c Condensed Sweetened Milk then 1/2tsp Brown Sugar, rest of ingredients the same. I liked it the above way, tho.

A lil Healthier?
Skip Breading, Just Marinade Meat with Seasons. (Shrimp 1.5-2hrs, Chicken for 4-8 hours)
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Chipotle Fish Tacos with Special Slaw and Avocado Sauce (Chicken can be used)

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Fish (Or Chicken) Marinade (1.5-2hrs):
1.5T Lime Juice
1tsp Brown Sugar
3T Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, minced
1tsp McCormick Cajun Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt

1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

Avocado Sauce (Blend):
1/3c Sour Cream
1 Avocado, diced
1tsp Lime Juice (Store 100% kind)
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Dried Chives
1/8tsp Brown Sugar

Wasabi Slaw (TRUST ME!! USE!):
1.5c Coleslaw (Premix below, before adding)
1/3c Red Onion, thin sliced (Premix below, before adding)

3T Mayo
1T Prepared WASABI Sauce (I use Kikkoman’s)
1/8tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/4tsp Paprika
1/8tsp Celery Salt

Hard/Soft Taco Shells
Canned diced Basil Oregano Garlic Tomatoes, drained

Marinade Fish/Chicken (Chicken marinades 4+ hours). Discard excess Marinade. Cook in skillet in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Avocado Sauce: Blend all til smooth.
Slaw: Mix below ingredients, add in Coleslaw and Onions.
Top shells with each. Lil fish goes long way! If using Soft Shells (As I did)- Roll. Heat Skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side of Taco. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder.
Served with Tay’s Sweet Shrimp (Or Chicken) over Rice and Vegis
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Chinese Chicken with BBQ’d Cabbage

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Marinade (4-8hours):
Chicken (Steak or Pork, work)
1T Sesame Oil
1/4c Soy Sauce
3T Hoisin
2T Balsamic Vinegar
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/2tsp Ginger Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8tsp Chinese 5 Spice

2 pkg. Mushrooms

2c Instant Rice
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed

1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (For cooking)

Marinade Chicken 4 hours. LAST HOUR of marinading, add 2 Pkg. Mushrooms (Washed) INTO the marinade. Marinade last hour.  Discard excess marinade. Cut up Chicken. Heat skillet, add oil, cook chicken and Mushrooms.
Rice: I microwave Rice with crushed Broth Cubes and Water. Serve Chicken N Mushrooms with Rice.

BBQ’d Cabbage:
1T Coconut Oil
1-1.5 LARGE Heads of Cabbage
UP TO 1/2c Soy Sauce
1 Onion
1/3c Water
1 Beef Broth Cube, crushed

Heat Oil in pot. Add in Cabbage and fry a minute or two. Add in rest, cover, and cook. Cook til soft. Serve. (The more you cook down the juices the saltier it gets… So, to your taste)
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Tay’s Cuban Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

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Chicken Marinade:
3T Lime Juice (100% / Fridge kind)
1/4c Orange Juice (100% / Pulp Free)
2T White Wine VINEGAR
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
2 Dried Bay Leaves
1T Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp McCormick’s Dried Orange Peel
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Mint
1/4tsp Pepper

1-2tsp Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1 (2c) Sweet Potato (See Directions BEFORE start!)

1/2 pkg. Frozen Peppers and Onions Mix
1tsp Jalapeno, deseed, minced

Marinade Chicken 4 hours. Drain excess juices.
MICROWAVE Sweet Potato (AS WHOLE, Stab few times with Knife), covered, for about 2-3minutes. Cube 2c worth of Potatoes.
Heat Skillet with Coconut Oil. Fry Potatoes. SET ASIDE, covered.
In same pan, add in a smidge more of Coconut Oil. Cook Chicken and Peppers. COOK DOWN JUICES! Then, add back in potatoes and Jalapenos. Cover. Cook about 5 more minutes.
I served with side of Leftover Cheesy Jalapeno Baconed Beans.
Also, can be served with Instant Rice COOKED IN BROTH!

MAKE THIS VEGETARIAN by cooking with just Vegis! Pumpkin, Peppers, Onions, Zucchini, endless options! Serve up just the Chicken on the Grill. Eat Alone. On Tacos. Etc.
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Chicken by the Bay (Grilled Old Bay Bone In Chicken)

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Chicken Marinade
(UP TO 4 hours):
Few Splashes of White Vinegar
GOOD Sprinkle McCormick’s Montreal Seasoning

Sauce:
3T Butter
1tsp Old Bay Seasoning, or to taste
1/2 -1tsp Garlic Powder

Marinade BONE IN Chicken. GRILL IS BEST! Grill. Toss with Sauce. Eat.
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Garlic Lime Chicken Enchilada with Creamed Corn Crema

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Chicken Marinade (4-6 hours. ABout 1.5-2 lb.):
1/2c LAWRY’S Herb and Garlic Marinade
1T Lime Juice (Fridge kind)
1.5T – 2T 100% Orange Juice (Pulp free)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Dried Orange Peel
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder

1 Pkg. Frozen Pepper and Onion Mix
1/2tsp – 1tsp Cumin
1tsp Fresh Jalapeno, minced

Toppings (Each Shell):
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce (DON’T SKIP)
Creamed Corn Crema:
1/2c+2T canned Cream Corn
1/4c Sour Cream
1tsp-1T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Shelf kind)
1T Green Onions, minced

Top over Rolled Tacos: 3T Taco Sauce + 1c Salsa + 1c Shredd. Chedd. Cheese

Marinade Chicken Breasts for about 4-5 hours. Cube Chicken last 30min. and Continue to Marinade. DRAIN excess Marinade.
Saute Chicken with Frozen Peppers, minced Jalapeno, and Cumin. Cook til Juices are Cooked Down!
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garliclimeenchiladatopperIn separate bowl, mix Creamed Corn Crema Ingredients: Cream Corn, Sour Cream, Parmesan, and Scallions (I allow to set 30minutes).
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On Softshells, spread a little line of Queso Blanco. Add Cooked Chicken Mix. Add a Spoonful of Creamed Corn Crema. A sprinkle of Shredded Cheese. Roll.
garliclimeenchilada1Add to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Top with Salsa Mix. Bake, uncovered, at about 375-400 for about 35 minutes, or til lightly browned and cheese is melted. Optional to Broil at end.
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tTt’s Jalapeno Cheese Beef Stick Snacks (The Best Beef Stick you will EVER have!

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THE BEST BEEF STICK I’ve Ever Had! And, I’ve had MANY!!! 
Per pound of Beef (I double batch, but, mix 1 lb. at a time. Then mix all together at the end).

– 1 lb. LEAN Ground Beef (Leaner then better)
– 1 Pkt. Cure/Season Nesco Jerky Season HOT STICK Variety
– 2T Mezzetta Deli SLices HOT Jalapeno Peppers (Jarred untamed Jalapeno slices), minced
– 3T SHARP CHEDDAR Cheese Brick, cubed small
– 2tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
– 17mm Collagen Skins (Tubing for sticks)

I double batch, BUT, I mix 1 lb. at a time. Then, mix it all together at the end. Stick into your jerky gun. I just did one stick at a time. Got it to length I wanted, cut off, repeat. Lay onto Dehydrator Trays (I did 6 per tray). Dehydrate 8 hours, or so.
You can make into nuggets: Skip skins. Form nuggets and place onto dehydrator and optional to season, well, with Fresh Cracked Pepper. Pepper is tasty!
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Jamaican Jerk Chicken & Peppers, Onions served with Coconut Sweet Potato & Black Beans Rice

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Marinade:
1tsp packed Brown Sugar, or more to taste
1tsp – 1/2T each: Coriander, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
1.5T McCormick Jamaican Jerk Season
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4c Soy Sauce
2 dried Bay Leaves

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Rice:
1c mashed Sweet Potato, (Boiled, mashed)*
1/3c canned UNSWEETENED Coconut Milk
1/4tsp Curry
1/2 can Black Beans, drained well
1tsp Dried Cilantro

2c Instant Rice
2c Chicken Broth (Or Water + Broth Cube, crushed)

Vegis: 1 Frozen Bag Bell Peppers and Onions (Or 1-2 Red Pepper, 1-2 Green Pepper, Onion)

Marinade Chicken about 6-8 hours. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray baking dish. Lay in Vegis. Lay Chicken over Vegis. Bake, covered.
Prep Rice: Boil Rice in Broth. Add Black Beans. Boil and Mash Sweet Potato, mixing in Curry, Cilantro, Coconut Milk. Mix into Cooked Rice and Beans.
Serve Chicken and Vegis with side of Rice.
*You can used cooked DICED Sweet Potatoes in Rice.
CAN ALSO Marinade Chicken and Grill! Great many ways!
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Adobo Grilled Chicken and Vegis with Cilantro Lime Rice

We’ve made Adobo Pork Loin over Coconut Rice (With other options on Post). But, this is using same idea, but, with Grilled Vegis and Cilantro Rice. Great Combo of Flavors!
MARINADE is also great for Legs/Bone-In Breasts/Thighs, too!
Eat Adobo Chicken Alone. With Vegi Mix, or with Vegi Mix+Rice, or on Tacos (With Refried Bean Mix, below, is AMAZING!).

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Chicken Marinade (About 5-6 hours):
Chicken Breasts, thawed
1/2c Soy Sauce
1/2c Rice Vinegar
4 large Dried Bay Leaves
1T Garlic Powder
1tsp Coriander
1T Dried Chives
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes

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Grilled Vegis:
Green Pepper(s), sliced
Red Pepper(s), sliced
Onion, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
(I believe I also added 1 large Garlic Clove, minced)
Little Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Good Shake(s) Dried Oregano

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Cilantro Lime Rice:

Instant Rice + Water it calls for
Pinch of Sea Salt
Splash of Lime (Or Lemon)
Few shakes of Dried Cilantro

Place Chicken in Ziploc Bag or Bowl. Marinade 6 hours. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!!
Vegis- I wrap, well, in Foil. Grill. (((GRILL TIPS BELOW)))
I microwave Rice with Pinch of Sea Salt. Once done, add a Little Splash of Lime and then a few Shakes of Cilantro. Toss. Cover.
Eat Chicken on top of Vegis with few Spoons of Rice.

Or Optional to Make Adobo Tacos:
adobochickentaco– Adobo Chicken, A LITTLE Rice, Vegis, Shredd. Cheese (I used Italian 6 Cheese), Sour Cream (Optional)
ALSO, AMAZING on Tacos with just Adobo Chicken, Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, and Our Beans (Refried Beans + 1 can Basil Oregano Tomatoes + Black Beans, drained, 1/2 small Onion- Mix well.)

Grilling Tip: We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Hickory Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.
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Chinese Chicken Egg Rolls with Coconut Peanut Sauce

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2-3 Frozen Chicken (Boil in 3c Water + 2 Chicken Broth Cubes)
1/2T Sesame Seed Oil
1/2 Sweet Red Bell Peppers
1/2c Red Onions
1 Carrot, grated
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp TO 1/2tsp McCormick Chinese 5 Spice

Sauce (Blend in blender):
1T Peanut Butter
1/2c canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk
2T Soy Sauce
1/2T Honey
1/2tsp Lime (Or Lemon) Juice (Fridge concentrate kind)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
a lil under 1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1c Cucumber, peeled/seeded/diced SMALL
Egg Rolls (Cabbage (Boiled)/Lettuce leaves, work)

Boil Chicken (Don’t bother bring to boil before adding Chicken… JUST ADD ALL IN!). Cut Up. Sautee 1st 8 Ingredients in Sesame Oil.
Top Egg Roll Wrappers with Chicken Mix, Sauce, then, sprinkle of Cucumbers. Roll.
Heat skillet, Butter Flavor Cooking Spray it. Brown all sides of Egg Rolls. Eat.

Optional to mix Chicken and Sauce to desired consistency.
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Tay’s Thai Buffalos (Quick Easy Sweet and Spicy Sauce – Chicken Legs, Chicken Breasts, Dipping Sauce, etc.)

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A GREAT Wing/Leg Sauce! Cooked Chicken Sauce. Or Dipping Sauce… Endless Options, for this EASY TO MAKE Recipe.

Optional Chicken Marinade (1-4 hours- Optional! I’ve also done Brush White Vinegar + Good Sprinkle McCormick’s Steak Seasoning-Marinade 1hr.):
1/2c Coconut Milk
1tsp TO 1T Lemon Juice (Fridge Concentrate Kind)
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8tsp Sea Salt (Or to desire)

– TAY’s Thai Buffalo Sauce (Just equal parts of 2 ingredients!):
1/4c Louisiana Hot Sauce (Store Brand!)
1/4c Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

Marinading is optional. Depends on my laziness. Tastes great both ways.
– Cook Wings (Best on Charcoal Grill). Toss with Sauce.
Easy Breezy: NO MARINADING! Boil Chicken (With ONLY enough water to cook it). Once done, drain well. Pour Sauce over.
– Cut up Chicken, Cook in Skillet, Top with Sauce. Eat! Alone. over Rice, or Vegis.
– Use as dipping sauce for Moz. Sticks, Wings, Egg Rolls, etc.
EAT!
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Smoked Pumpkin Seeds – 2 Recipes

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tTt’s Beered Salt N Pepper Pumpkin Seeds (THE BEST SEED I’VE EVER EATEN!!!):
Brine:
1can Miller Lite Beer
1/2T Cracked Pepper
1/3c SEA SALT
2 1/4c Pumpkin Seeds

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hickory Chips

Season:
3/4tsp Cracked Pepper
3/4tsp Lawry’s Season Salt
(Directions Below)


cajunbloodypumpkinseedsTay’s Cajun Bloody Seeds (Good, but, not as good as tTt’s recipe!)
Brine:
2c Pumpkin Seeds
1c – 1.5c Mr. Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix
To 1T Sea Salt
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1T Lemon Juice
1T Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/4tsp Worcestershire

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hickory Chips

Season Mix (Toss with-Premix THEN add to seeds!):
2-3T Mr. Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix
1/8tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/8tsp Worcestershire
-Then Season with (Premix THEN add to seeds!):
1tsp + 1/4tsp Sea Salt
2tsp McCormick’s Cajun
1tsp Dill (Dried)
1/2tsp Course Cracked Pepper
1/4tsp Paprika

Directions for Both:
While gutting Pumpkins, Place seeds into pot of warm water (Easier cleaning).
Rinse off seeds, removing pumpkin guts.
Add to Brine/Marinade. Marinade overnight (We did little over 12 hours).
Light pat with paper towel (Mine weren’t complete dry. Just gave one pat.) We smoked- Lay Foil over grates. LIGHTLY brush foil, on grates, with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Lay seeds down. Smoke 1 hour. Good time to PREMIX Season Mixes.  Toss with Season Mix.
…   (Cajun Bloody– Premix Top part of season mix, toss with seeds, THEN season with Lower Season Mix!) …
BUTTER FLAVOR COOKING SPRAY a foil lined baking dish
. Bake 375 for about 8-13 minutes… KEEP AN EYE ON… THEY BURN FAST! Cook to a light crisp.
– Tip: PreMix Seasons Mixes to quicken cooking, and spread flavor better!!!
I like to cook til they have a crisp. DELICIOUS! And, YES! You can eat the
entire thing!
*Smoking Optional, but tasty!
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