Chicken Fajitas on Whole Wheat Tortillas (Version 1)
A couple of days ago I made Fajitas for the first time! #milestone The #taste_score for my recipe was 8/10 mostly because I overcooked the chicken and it turned out a bit rubbery but still good try overall.
Huge #mistakes I did with this above recipe and the #lessons I learned are the following:
Aside from that it turned out well, here is the result:
Pasta and Ground Beef (Version 4)
Last week I revisited an old recipe of mine which is the beef, pasta, veggies and cheese. I did it just like last time but the only difference is using a slice of American Cheese rather than shredded Mozzarella. The #taste_score for this specific one was 8/10.
The #mistakes I did with recipe are:
The #lessons learned are:
This is the result:
Grilled Chicken with Cajun Baked Potatoes
I originally cooked a grilled chicken dinner with some baked cajun potatoes but never recorded the recipe. My #taste_score for this recipe was actually 9/10 but the potatoes easily get my 10/10, they were the best potatoes I have ever tasted (whether store bought or home cooked and that says a lot) ! #milestone
#lessons learned here:
Anyways this is the very tasty result:
Turkey Cutlets with Gravy over Brown Rice
I did the promised Turkey, Beef Gravy and Brown Rice recipe. My #taste_score for it was actually 7/10 mostly because I overcooked the turkey that it ended up tasteless and tough to chew.
This the result:
Slow Cooked Pounded Steak with Veggies Pot Roast (Version 2)
Take 2 on the slow cooked steak with veggies and this time we have a winner! My #taste_score for this one is 9/10. #milestone
The exact changes I outlined in my plan last time (March 31 entry) worked like a charm. To summarize here is the ideal way to prepare this dish.
This is the result:
If I can ask a pro one #question it would be: how to make the vegetables less soggy while slow cooking. The mushrooms were perfect but maybe I should add something other than peppers as those basically fell apart.
Also I learned from Chef John (foodwishes.com) to never get rid of 'accumulated juices' so I collected the broth and saved it as this week I decided to make rice and turkey cutlets so this broth will be used in the recipe for both dishes! I like that I started to plan my meals and think like a chef who doesn't like to waste any food or flavors haha. Stay tuned for that dish by the way!
Slow Cooked Pounded Steak with Veggies Pot Roast (Version 1)
I slow cooked some Steak (Eye of Round) alongside with veggies (mushrooms, peppers, jalapenos...etc.) and seasoned with a Lebanese 7-spice blend for 30 minutes.
The veggies turned out perfect but the steak was tough which was a bit disappointing.
I did some research and here is what I #plan on doing next time when cooking this steak:
Here are some pics from today's attempt so I can compare next time:
Turkey Tacos on Crunchy Shells (Version 1)
I'm back from traveling and as explained in my Journey to Live a Healthier Lifestyle I have decided to start cooking 4 serving meals at a time just for convenience and time saving sake. The meals have to be high in protein (around 35-40g) while keeping them at around 400 calories.
The latest and very delicious meal I just cooked yesterday is Turkey Tacos with taco seasoned 99% lean ground Turkey, Jalapenos, Peppers, Tomatoes and Onions served on a hard shell taco with a slice of American Cheese.
Recipe is coming soon but here is the result before I forget!
I watched this late night clip about making a shepherd's pie that makes me want to learn how to cook it sometime! #plan
This pie matches what I look for in a meal since it's not only tasty but contains protein, fats, carbs, as well as vegetables that I like. Also I can cook a whole tray and easily store it in the fridge to last me a few days of meals.
I've recently decided to switch from cooking individual meals into meal preping and portion sizing since it:
Homemade Pizza EXPRESS Version 1
I attempted to make my first homemade pizza for dinner today. It was made of mostly store bought pre-packaged ingredients like pre-made dough and sauce jar but I wanted to test the waters first and hit that #milestone that I was waiting for.
My #taste_score for this recipe is 8/10. It was OK but not what I expected from a home-made pizza. The main reason was that the pre-made dough was very bland (no surprise there). More minor details in the lessons learned section below. Nonetheless it was tasty for a first try.
#calories for this are around 1070 calories
#prep_time is 15 minutes
Here are the #ingredients:
Here is the #recipe:
#lessons learned for next time:
This is the process and result: