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Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits - Sometimes you have to put a twist on your favorites and the rich flavor the goat cheese added was amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white corn grits
  • 3 cups of water
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • ¼ cup greens onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2½ tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir in grits. Let grits continue to cook for 5 minutes with the pan covered.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in goat cheese, butter, sour cream, green onions and basil. Add in milk ¼ cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Finally add in salt and pepper to taste.
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Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips - It's easy to make homemade chips all you need is a few ingredients and you possibly will never buy store brought chips again.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • Cumin to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Tajin or salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse sweet potatoes and pat dry. Slice thinly, using either a mandolin or sharp knife. Try to get the slices between1-2mm thick.
  2. Heat coconut oil to 270 degrees in medium saucepan. Fry potatoes in batches making sure that they do not overlap for approximately 4 minutes or until golden. Set on paper towels or wire rack to get rid of excess oil.
  3. Sprinkle with seasonings (Tajin, cinnamon and cumin) while still warm and serve.
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Garlic & Sea Salt Carrot Fries

Garlic & Sea Salt Carrot Fries

Garlic & Sea Salt Carrot Fries

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Garlic & Sea Salt Carrot Fries

Garlic & Sea Salt Carrot Fries - This is a great snack for my vegetarian, vegan and meat eating friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 bushel of small carrots, peeled and cut into batons (8-10 carrots)
  • 3 tablespoons cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut off rough carrot ends and peel. Reserve 1 tablespoon of finely chopped carrot leaf tops.
  2. Mix chopped carrot tops with chopped garlic. Split portion in half.
  3. On a large baking sheet, toss carrot sticks with olive oil, half of the chopped garlic and carrot tops, sea salt, cayenne and cinnamon.
  4. Arrange carrot sticks in a single layer, rounded side down first. Roast carrots on the top shelf of the oven for 5 minutes. Then flip over to the flat side down and roast for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove carrots from oven and toss remaining chopped garlic and carrot tops over the top. Season with additional sea salt if needed. Serve warm.
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No Batter Blackberry Stuffed Waffles

No Batter Blackberry Stuffed Waffles

What a week! So if you didn’t read my previous blog post I will catch you up on the week’s festivities.  After being swept away by the Kendrick Lamar Grammy performance I decided to restructure my content and recipe development this week to pay homage to his song “The Blacker The Berry”.  As a result blackberries took the spotlight this week and boy did they shine in these four new recipes.

Yaaasss to kitchen hacks! The secret ingredient helping us avoid a potentially messy batter situation is Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. These things are magical. I roll the biscuits out with a  rolling pin, stuff blackberry filling between two biscuits, pinch the edges closed and cook in a waffle iron. The biscuits make perfect waffles, with crispy outside and soft pillowy inside.

 

No Batter Blackberry Stuffed Waffles

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8

No Batter Blackberry Stuffed Waffles

No Batter Blackberry Stuffed Waffles- The use of biscuits makes these waffles easy to make and clean up takes seconds.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • 2 cups blackberries, halved
  • ½ cup sugar
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • cooking spray
  • flour
  • Optional: powdered sugar or creamy maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Cut blackberries in half and in a large bowl mix together blackberries, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir together until sugar crystal disintegrate and set aside.
  2. On a floured surface, use floured rolling pin to roll out and flatten two biscuits. Add a tablespoon of blackberry mix on top of one of the biscuits; try to drain excess syrup prior to adding on the blackberries. Make sure to leave the perimeter of the biscuit uncovered. Place the second biscuit on top of and press the edges to secure the waffle is closed. Place the stuffed waffle in the waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  3. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or pour over creamy maple syrup.
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Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Wave your hands in the in the air like you just don’t care if you gained 10 pounds over Thanksgiving weekend like I dddiiiiiidddd!!! Listen I know I’m not alone.

Well if you are anything like me you are now looking for recipes to lighten the load just to save up calories for the big holiday’s massive eating. That being said I’ve been searching my arsenal and decided to remake one of my favorites.

This is one of those recipes that you end surprised how delicious it is with only max 20 minutes of effort. And it’s light so it should help with your attach on the love handles.

Give this recipe a try and share your photos and don’t forget to tag @meikoandthedish and use hashtag #TeamGreedy #MeikoAndThedish.

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Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon
 
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Recipe type: comfort Food
Cuisine: Amerian
Serves: 4 fillets
Ingredients
  • 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 1½ pecans, chopped finely
  • 1½ tablespoons of pesto
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly spray foil with cook spray; set aside.
  2. Place salmon on prepared sheet. Use knife to remove salmon skin from the fillet. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a bowl stir together pesto, honey and lemon juice. In a separate small bowl mix together the sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Season both sides of the salmon with seasoning mix. Then lightly brush one side of the salmon with the honey pesto mixture. Flip the fish over and heavily brush this side with the honey pesto mixture (this will help the nuts stick better).
  5. Sprinkle the top with the finely chopped pecans pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Roast salmon for 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with additional lemon and honey before you serve.
 

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon - I love a good pesto and the addition to this recipe takes the honey and pecans to another level.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 1½ cups pecans, chopped finely
  • 1½ tablespoons of pesto
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly spray foil with cook spray; set aside.
  2. Place salmon on prepared sheet. Use knife to remove salmon skin from the fillet. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a bowl stir together pesto, honey and lemon juice. In a separate small bowl mix together the sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Season both sides of the salmon with seasoning mix. Then lightly brush one side of the salmon with the honey pesto mixture. Flip the fish over and heavily brush this side with the honey pesto mixture (this will help the nuts stick better).
  5. Sprinkle the top with the finely chopped pecans pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Roast salmon for 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with additional lemon and honey before you serve.
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