Food Is Not Your Enemy

Chorizo and Egg Burritos (or Tacos)
March 8, 2011, 11:49 am
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I whipped this up the other day for lunch–it only took about 10 minutes total. This can work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

1 chorizo sausage, chopped

Pat of butter

4 eggs

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Splash of milk

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Flour or corn tortillas

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and brown, about 7 or 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a bowl along with the milk and chili powder. When chorizo is browned, pour the egg mixture over the chorizo in the skillet, then add the chopped cilantro. Scramble all the ingredients until egg is cooked as you like it. Salt to taste and serve inside tortillas. Serves 2.


Mom’s Turkey Chili
August 2, 2010, 4:51 pm
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This is simmering on my stove right now. A delicious comfort dish with minimal prep prior to actual cooking time:

2 tablespoons oil

1 medium-large onion, diced

1 red, yellow, or green pepper, diced

2 lbs. ground turkey

1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

2 15 oz. cans kidney beans, well rinsed

1 8 oz. can tomato sauce

1/4 cup red wine

1-2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon parsley flakes

3/4 tsp. basil

3/4 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. sea salt

1 bay leaf

1 clove garlic, pressed

Optional grated cheddar or jack cheese

In large pot, heat oil over medium heat and add onion and bell pepper. Saute just until soft. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink.

Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 2 hours. When ready to serve, top each bowlful with grated cheddar or jack cheese if desired. Serves 10.

Go Ahead and Roast Yourself a Chicken
October 9, 2009, 1:18 pm
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There’s pretty much nothing easier to make for dinner than a roast chicken. Rinse it. Put in in a roasting pan. Brush it with a mixture of melted butter, a few tablespoons of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of any dried herb you like. Put it in a 375 degree oven for about 2 hours. Done.

If you don’t have time when you get home from work to wait the 2 hours, then cook the chicken the night before, during your TV-watching time after dinner. You can then simply reheat it or enjoy it cold the next night.

When wholesome, home-cooked food is this easy to prepare, there’s no reason to constantly rely on takeout, now, is there? Plus, you’ll save a ton of money over the long run. And a ton of calories.