Category: Dinner

Osso Buco (Veal)

Osso Buco (Veal)

Hello Everyone! TGIF!! Been looking forward to the weekend from like Monday, this week was a hassle right from the very first day; and I could not wait for it to be over already. Today’s recipe is one of those special dishes I enjoy, but […]

Seafood Tomato Sauce

Seafood Tomato Sauce

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a nice day. Today’s recipe is a quick meal you can whip up in no time, yet it still feels like you are eating from a fancy restaurant in your own home. My simple but rich Seafood Tomato […]

Chicken & Quinoa (Mexican Style)

Chicken & Quinoa (Mexican Style)

Chicken & Quinoa (Mexican Style)

July 23, 2017
: 4
: 20 min
: 40 min
: 1 hr
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 Cups of Quinoa
  • 2 lbs of Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup of Bell Peppers (Diced)
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 Cups of Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • ⅓ Cup of Kernel Corn
  • ½ Cup of Black Beans
  • 5-6 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp of Spanish Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Chili Pepper
  • ¼ tsp of Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp of White Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Cumin
  • 1 tsp of Dried Thyme or Oregano
  • 1 Chicken Seasoning Cube
  • Parsley (chopped for garnish)
  • 1 Lime
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Clean and Dry Chicken Thighs. Season with seasoning cube, salt and pepper. Set aside for 30 mins. Add salt and pepper according to preference.
  • Step 2 In a hot pan add 2 tbsp of Olive Oil. Pan sear on both sides for 5-6 mins each or until browned. Set Chicken aside including chicken juice. Clean pan with paper towel.
  • Step 3 Add 3 tbsp of Olive oil in a clean pan and place on medium heat. Add onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes. Do not let garlic burn. Add bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, black beans, salt and spices. Stir properly and let it cook for about 2-4 minutes. Add quinoa, place chicken thighs in the pan properly and add broth. Cover and cook on medium low heat for about 20-25 minutes. Add salt according to preference.
  • Step 4 Mix in Lime juice and Parsley. Leave to simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 5 Your food is ready!! You can top with Chopped Avocado for that extra flavor.

 

Spicy Red Thai Curry

Spicy Red Thai Curry

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! Today’s recipe is perfect for a nice Sunday lunch or dinner with your friends and family. I had this deliciousness on Sunday for lunch with my friends. They came over for the weekend and I […]

Simple Skillet Roast Chicken

Simple Skillet Roast Chicken

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! It has been a while since I posted a recipe on the blog, and I did not want to leave you all hanging. So here is a simple recipe to my Skillet Roast Chicken. It […]

Peanut Butter Soup (Beef)

Peanut Butter Soup (Beef)

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a great week so far. I am gradually getting exhausted😣 and I cannot wait for the week to be over; I need my 8 hours of sleep and a day to really not do anything. Ugh I need a vacation already! Oh well I know that is not going to happen anytime soon, a girl can only dream. Today’s recipe is a dish that has become a must at least once every month or more if I can, Ghanaian Peanut Butter Soup is to live for😋👌👍. Peanut Butter Soup is a West African dish made from ground peanuts, it is enjoyed across Africa in different ways but I believe it is more common with Ghanaian’s, at least that is how I got to know about peanut butter soup.  It is usually enjoyed with FuFu (cassava and green plantain flour) in Ghana, I have mine mostly with Steamed rice and occasionally with Semolina because I do not really like FuFu; however you can enjoy this soup/stew in different ways. I love making this with beef because I cook the beef until it begins to fall off the bone; it is really juicy and more flavorful in my opinion. You can alternate beef for chicken, if you prefer that better. Did I mention how inexpensive this dish is? Yes, it is very affordable to prepare, I spent about $25.00 and you can use less if you shop at a really low price grocery store. It does not take too long but it is all worth it in the end. You need to see me licking my plate and chewing my bones, ahh ahh life is really good 😊😀

If you wanna know how to prepare this continue reading…

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Soup (Beef)

July 23, 2017
: 4
: 20 min
: 1 hr 10 min
: 1 hr 30 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of Beef Shank (Cut into medium or small sized chunks)
  • 2 tbsp of Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Can of Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 Red bell Pepper
  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 3-4 Cups of Water
  • 2 Cooking Spoon of Vegetable Oil (optional)
  • A pinch of Nutmeg (optional)
  • 3-4 Seasoning Cubes (beef flavor)
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Wash and Clean Beef. Blend half of the onion and scotch bonnet pepper. Place cleaned beef in a sauce or soup pot and add blended pepper and onion. Add 2 sprigs of thyme, 2 seasoning cubes and salt. Allow beef to steam on medium heat until its juices starts running out and the seasoning has penetrated into the beef. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. Steaming should take about 10-15 minutes. Add your water at this point, stir, cover and leave to boil until meat softens. Adjust heat to medium high at this point and cook for 20-25 minutes. Add salt according to preference.
  • Step 2 Blend your canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, remaining onion, garlic and set aside. Add tomato mixture to your pot with your cooked beef and stock, 2 sprigs of thyme, 2 seasoning cubes, nutmeg, stir properly, cover and leave to simmer for 25-30 minutes on medium low heat.
  • Step 3 Cook until the tomato is no longer acidic and it has married with your ingredients in the pot. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt if needed, add your peanut butter, stir properly, cover and leave to simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes. Your soup will be really thick at this point, to make it a little loose and to give it the beautiful color you see, add your vegetable oil, this is optional but recommended. Stir properly to incorporate the oil and the soup, cover and leave to simmer for another additional 8-10 minutes.
  • Step 4 Your food is ready!!
  • Step 5 Serve with Fufu,Pounded Yam, Steamed Rice, Potatoes or Yams
  • Step 6

 

NOTE: This recipe has been revamped with a little food disciple touch to it

Jamaican Curry Goat

Jamaican Curry Goat

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great week. Today’s recipe is my own style of Jamaican Curry Goat, I am really proud and confident about this recipe because it has been a long time coming. I love Caribbean food so much!😋😍 So I am happy […]

Basa Steak Fish Pepper Soup & Baguette

Basa Steak Fish Pepper Soup & Baguette

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! Today’s recipe is one that is perfect for the current weather condition. Pepper Soup is a West-African soup prepared using different kinds of meat with peppers, onion, crayfish and local pepper soup spices as its […]

Quick BBQ Skewered Chicken with Baked Potatoes & Peppers

Quick BBQ Skewered Chicken with Baked Potatoes & Peppers

Quick BBQ Skewered Chicken with Baked Potatoes & Peppers

July 23, 2017
: 4
: 20 min
: 1 hr 5 min
: 1 hr 25 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ lbs of Chicken thighs (cut in cubes)
  • 4 white potatoes ( sliced with skin on)
  • 1 tsp of Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Hot Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of Granulated Onion
  • 1 and ½ tsp of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of Seasoned Salt
  • 2 Bell Peppers (Chopped into big chunks)
  • 1 medium sized red onion (Chopped into big chunks)
  • ¼ cup of Olive Oil
  • BBQ SAUCE:
  • 4-5 tbsp of Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of Granulated onion
  • 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp of Ginger Powder
  • ½ tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Hot Paprika
  • 2 tbsp of Sugar or Honey
  • 1 tsp of Lemon Juice
  • 4 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp of Sesame Oil (optional)
  • A pinch of Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat Oven to 400 degree F. Place bamboo skewers into water,this will prevent it from burning when you place on the grill.
  • Step 2 To make BBQ sauce, mix all ingredients in a small pot and leave to simmer for 4-5 mins on medium low heat. Place into refrigerator to cool fast.
  • Step 3 Slice Potatoes in a bowl, add bell peppers, onion and the rest of the seasoning. Mix properly, place on baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 35-45 mins.
  • Step 4 Marinate chicken with BBQ sauce in a sealed zip lock bag for 30 mins in the refrigerator. Reserve some BBQ sauce for basting.
  • Step 5 Place chicken cubes into bamboo skewers with any garnish of your choice. Lightly oil the grill on high heat and cook on both sides for 6-8 mins each. Flip the skewers frequently and baste with reserved BBQ sauce and cook until brown and crispy if you like.
  • Step 6 Your food is ready!!

Chicken Wings with Spicy Honey Butter Sauce

Chicken Wings with Spicy Honey Butter Sauce

    Recipe inspired and adopted from Chrissy Teigen’s cooking book Cravings! but has been revamped with a little Food Disciple twist to it. Great cooking book, grab yourself a copy!