On the Go Breakfast Burrito

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Watch this video for a super simple, quick and easy breakfast for every day of the week.

Stuff Your Burger

Jazz up your burgers with these super simple recipes.

Stuffed Burgers by Chef Payton Curry

Start with 2lbs lean ground beef

SouthWest  Burger:  Black beans, Cilantro, Corn (we used grilled corn but you can use canned)

Bruschetta Burger:  Chopped Tomatoes (fresh or canned), Feta Cheese, Olives

Blue Cheese:  Caramelized onions and blue cheese

Mixed into your burger meat and freeze if needed.  Once you place the patty on the grill, LET IT COOK!  With additives to the beef it is more likely to flake and fall apart so flip carefully.  Remember when you close the grill you are baking not grilling!

Email for Chef Curry:  payton_curry@yahoo.com

Quick Salsa recipe

Recipe:

¼ cup avocados

2 T Cilantro chopped fine

2 T prepared (in a jar) salsa

5 Super Simple Snacks

Takes hardly any time, yet provides a nourishing treat!

150 calories or less

  • 1 Cup cantaloupe ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 10 unsalted almonds & 1 small apple
  • ½ thin whole wheat bagel & 2 tsp peanut butter
  • Salsa (Terri’s recipe) & 10 whole grain chips
  • 10 Hershey’s Kisses

2 Super Simple Dinners

Frozen is not all bad! Combined with fresh and you have a supper simple supper.

When you are in a hurry frozen foods seem to be the answer. Follow these tips to help keep quick meals healthy:

Pick a frozen dinner that offers up less than 400 calories, low sodium along with high fiber & protein.

Add fresh vegetables to increase your fiber.

Split a frozen dinner for one with someone and add more fresh veggies or a salad.

Here is a quick meal for the kids, Bake a thin bagel topped with sauce and mozzarella cheese in the over for 8-10 minutes at 400. Top with  fresh vegetables or protein for a even healthier treat.

5 Minute Appetizers

 

1 pkg Puff Pastry
1 pkg cherry tomatoes
4 oz crumbled cheese
1 T olive oil
Salt
Pepper

 

Preheat oven to 400 convection or 425 without.  Roll Puff dough out on a floured surface and cut into shapes or 1 ½ inch squares.  Brush with olive oil and place a tomato cut side up and garnish with favorite cheese crumble.  Season with salt and pepper, bake until golden brown and delicious.

 

Terri O Tips:

· Look for puff pastry in the frozen food isle of your grocery store.

· Let it thaw out before you unfold it. Otherwise it breaks apart.

· For a quick desert you can add apple filling or your favorite pie filling for a sweeter side of this pastry.

· Experiment with different ingredients. I used some left over caprese salad, made mini pizza’s and even rolled them in powdered sugar and cinnamon, yummy!

· If you have any pieces left over cut them up into bite size pieces and sprinkle with garlic powder. They make delicious crutons.

Mixing Spices

Save yourself some time in the kitchen. Pre mix your spices and serve up a tasty meal for the family.

Spice mixes for poultry, beef and fish

Curry Spice:  Curry, Onion powder, Garlic, Basil, turmeric

Blackening:   Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Basil, Cumin

Sweet:   Cinnamon, Sugar, Dried Ginger, Nutmeg

Tuscan:    Fennel Seed, Coriander, Chile flake, salt

Burger/meatloaf:   Oregano, garlic, Onion, Chile Flake

Chef Curry recommends-

  • Mixing these spices in equal parts and adjusting to your liking from there.
  • If you add salt consider using sea salt. It’s healthier for you.
  • Using the spice mixtures to add to any noodle or rice dish for extra flavor.
  • To keep your spices fresh use an air tight container or ziplock bag. Use within 2 to 4 months for a better taste.

Courtesy of Chef Payton Curry.

Payton_curry@yahoo.com
Follow him on Twitter.com@chefp8n

One Pot Meal

Easy Family Meal

 

Chef Payton Curry came up with this dish. It is so easy and no doubt when you add your families favorite ingredients it will be a hit! Here is Chef Curry’s version but feel free to modify it as you please.

One Pot Dinner

1 ½ to 2  lbs beef stew meat

1  lb package quick frozen Vegetables

1  pt red wine (optional)

2 qts chicken Stock

Brown each side of meat in the pan and drain off excess fat once all is browned.  Add 2 cups of red wine and scrape the bottom of the pan.  Once wine is almost to syrup add meat back and add stock.  Bring to a simmer and cook until the meat is tender.  Add vegetables 20 minutes prior to serving and heat through.

Breakfast Casserole

INGREDIENTS

1 (10-oz.) box Green Giant® Frozen Broccoli & Cheese Flavored Sauce
1 (10.2-oz.) can (5 biscuits) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky
Layers Refrigerated Original Biscuits
10 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry ground mustard
Salt and pepper, if desired
2 cups diced cooked ham (you can buy this pre-packaged)
1/3 cup chopped onion
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese (buy pre-packaged)
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded Swiss cheese (buy pre-packaged)
Fresh Mushrooms (pre-sliced)

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350°F. Cut small slit in center of broccoli and cheese sauce pouch. Microwave on High for 3 to 4 minutes, rotating pouch 1/4 turn once halfway through microwaving. Set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, spray bottom only of 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Separate dough into 5 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces; arrange evenly in sprayed dish.

In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in ham, onion, both cheeses, mushrooms and cooked broccoli and cheese sauce. Pour mixture over biscuit pieces in dish. Press down with back of spoon, making sure all biscuit pieces are covered with egg mixture.

Bake at 350°F. for 40 to 50 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown and center is set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.

(From Pillsbury.com)

Food Storage Tips

Food Storage Tips:
· Don’t rinse and reuse plastic bags for food. They can harbor bacteria.
· Do consider shapes when buying containers. Square containers fit better than round containers.
· Don’t put margarine tubs and takeout containers in the dishwasher. They breakdown and are not safe against the heating element. Always reuse but wash by hand.
· Do use permanent markers to code lids with matching containers.