Pepper Chicken with Guacamole


Pepper Chicken with Guacamole

Pepper Chicken

¼ Red pepper sliced

½ Jalapeno sliced

¼ Banana pepper sliced

¼ Anaheim pepper sliced

½ Yellow onion sliced

½ tsp. Garlic Powder

½ tsp. Ground Pepper

½ tsp. Paprika sweet

½ tsp. Cumin

½ tsp. Chili Powder

1 Zucchini sliced

2 Chicken Breast, skinless, cut in chunks

2 Chicken Sausage sliced

5 Queen Green Olives chopped

2 tbsp. Olive Oil

Fresh Cilantro

Put 1 tbsp. olive oil in hot skillet adding first five ingredients.  Add ½ of garlic powder, ground pepper, paprika, cumin, and chili powder.  Sauté till al-dante.  Add sliced zucchini and sauté till tender.  Remove from pan and set aside.  Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to the hot pan and add the sausage and chicken.  Season with the remaining garlic powder, ground pepper, sweet paprika, cumin, and chili powder.  Sauté till cooked through.  Add back the vegetables to the pan with the chicken and sausage.  Add the chopped olives and combine.  Add chopped fresh cilantro and remove all to a serving bowl.

Guacamole

2 Avocados sliced

1 tbsp. Red onion chopped

1 Green onion chopped

¼ Jalapeno chopped

¼ tsp. Garlic powder

¼ tsp. Salt

¼ tsp. Ground pepper

1 Lime

Mash the avocado then add remaining ingredients except the lime.  Mix till combined.  Add juice of one lime, mix well.  Refrigerate

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Lentils with onions and peppers with chicken sausage


Lentils with onions and peppers with chicken sausage

This is a very easy and healthy dish to make.  I added some sliced cucumber with the onions and peppers this time and I was very pleased with the results.  You can use your favorite sausage, I cook mine on the grill.  Enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 cup dried lentils (I used green)

2 cups chicken stock

3 peppers your choice cut in strips

1/2 yellow onion cut thin

1 small cucumber cut in stips

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

2 chicken sausage

Directions:

Place the lentils and stock in a sauce pan on high heat bringing to a boil for about 4-5 minutes.  Turn heat to a simmer and cooked covered until the lentils are the soft texture you like.  Mine took about 15 minutes to cook.

In a skillet over medium heat add the oil.  Add the peppers, onion, cucumber and saute until soft.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cook the sausage on the grill until cooked through.

To serve place the lentils in the middle of the plate and top with the vegetables.  I do not season the lentils; I like the earthy flavor.  If you want to season your lentils, do so after cooking.  If you season the lentils while cooking they can become hard.  Serve the sausage sliced into chunks either next to or on top of the lentils.

Pepper Chicken with Guacamole


Pepper Chicken with Guacamole

This was one of my first posts I made this year.  It is also one of my favorite dishes.  The combination of chicken breast and spicy chicken sausage gives just enough spice to the dish.  Use as many combinations of pepper you have.  I do like a little heat so I use some chili peppers.  The guacamole calms down any heat that is present in the dish.  Please enjoy.

Ingredients:

¼ Red pepper sliced
½ Jalapeno sliced
¼ Banana pepper sliced
¼ Anaheim pepper sliced
½ Yellow onion sliced
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
½ tsp. Ground Pepper
½ tsp. Paprika sweet
½ tsp. Cumin
½ tsp. Chili Powder
1 Zucchini sliced
2 Chicken Breast, skinless, cut in chunks
2 Chicken Sausage sliced
5 Queen Green Olives chopped
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Fresh Cilantro

Directions:

Put 1 tbsp. olive oil in hot skillet adding first five ingredients. Add ½ of garlic powder, ground pepper, paprika, cumin, and chili powder. Saute till al-dante. Add sliced zucchini and saute till tender. Remove from pan and set aside. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to the hot pan and add the sausage and chicken. Season with the remaining garlic powder, ground pepper, sweet paprika, cumin, and chili powder. Saute till cooked through. Add back the vegetables to the pan with the chicken and sausage. Add the chopped olives and combine. Add chopped fresh cilantro.

Guacamole:
2 Avocados sliced
1 tbsp. Red onion chopped
1 Green onion chopped
¼ Jalapeno chopped
¼ tsp. Garlic powder
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Ground pepper
Juice from 1 Lime

Mash the avocado then add remaining ingredients except the lime juice. Mix till combined. Add juice of one lime, mix well. Refrigerate

Sautéed Spinach


This year I have been lucky enough to have grown some spinach in my garden.  I can tell you there is a huge difference in taste and texture when compared with your typical store bought spinach.  I will now make sure I grow this every year in my garden.

Ingredients:

1 large bunch of your favorite spinach

2 strips of bacon cut in small slices (a small piece of sausage or salami will work as well)

Salt and pepper

Grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

Cook the bacon in a medium hot skillet.  When crisp drain most of the bacon grease and add the spinach on top of the cooked bacon.  Season with salt and pepper.  Fold the spinach over itself till it starts to wilt.  Remove from pan and serve with grated parmesan cheese on top.

Serves 4

Pasta ala Daddy


Pasta ala Daddy

Ingredients:

2 Italian Hot Sausage cut in chunks
1 med Onion chopped
3 cloves Garlic
1/2 Red pepper, chopped
1 lb Dry Pasta
4 cups Water
1 jar Pasta Sauce
¼ lb Shredded Cheese, Mexican or Italian Blend
½ tbs Salt
1 tbs Pepper
1 tbs Tarragon
2 tbs Olive Oil
1 tbs Oregano
1 tbs Basil

Directions:

Cook pasta in 4 cups water adding 1 tbs of olive oil.  Drain when done and set aside.  Heat a large skillet over high heat and add 1 tbs olive oil.  Add onions, peppers and sausage, cook for a few minutes till sausage is browned on all sides.  Drain most of the grease and return to heat.  Add garlic, salt, pepper, tarragon and pasta sauce.  Bring to a simmer.  Place pasta in skillet with the sauce mixture and combine.  Place contents in an oven proof casserole dish and cover the top with shredded cheese.  Sprinkle basil and oregano on top of the cheese.  Place casserole into the broiler and cook till cheese browns.  Let stand for a few minutes to set up before serving.

Serves 6