Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chocolate & Banana wheat, oats breakfast muffins

Oh my goodness ladies and gents. I am so happy that my very first chocolate & banana wheat oats breakfast muffins turned out deliciously! 

1 c oats
1 c whole wheat flour
2 tbsp flax seed
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 c fage Greek yogurt
2 eggs
2 ripe frozen bananas
1/2 c farmland skim plus milk
2 1/2 semi sweet mini chocolate morsels
2 tbsp raw sugar or nature sugar crystals
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
1/2 c freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a food processor add oats, flax seed till they turn to powder form. Then add the whole wheat flour, baking soda and baking powder and pulse to mix evenly. 

In a bowl add eggs, vanilla extract, raw sugar/crystals, orange juice, milk, yogurt, coconut oil and whisk to blend. 

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir. 

Use the food processor to purée the frozen bananas. 

Now I made 12 muffins. A batch of 6 muffins was with bananas and chocolate chips and the other six just chocolate chips. 

Separated the muffin mix. Folded the banana purée and sprinkled chocolate chips to half the mix and scooped them into a ready muffin tin layered with cupcake paper cups. 

For the remaining muffin mix fold in the remaining chocolate chips. Then transfer to a muffin tin lined with cupcake paper cup. 

Bake for 20 minutes. Muffins will rise and bake beautifully. Insert a toothpick in the center to double check muffins are cooked through (toothpick should be clean). 

These are delicious and very satisfying. Kids approved 👍👍! 

Bon Apetit! 

Steamed Tilapia wrapped in collard green leaf


I large Collard green leaf
2 Tilapia Fillets
1 green scallion
1/2 c fresh flat parsley
Sea salt & pepper
1/2 lime juice
4 corn tortillas
1/2 c tomato diced

Will be serving this for fish tacos. 

Let steam for about 15 - 20 minutes for flaky goodness. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Brussels & Zucchini Veggie Blend

3 celery
3 Brussels sprout
1 carrot
1 lemon
1 cucumber
1/2 collard green 
1 beet
6 beet leaves w/ stems 
1 zucchini

Juice it. 
 Bon Apetit! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lime basil beet veggie juice blend

3 celery stalks
1/2 bunch collard greens
1 cucumber
1 carrot
1/2 lime
1/2 bunch cilantro
3 Culantro flat leaves
3 basil leaves
4 beet leaves
2 small beets

Juice it!

Bon Apetit! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cuban Style Imperial Chicken Rice Dinner

The first time I tried Imperial Rice was a very good friend of mine back when I lived in Miami. His mother is a chef and made this dish. It looked odd but so incredibly tasty.

Today I figured to make it for my daughter even though I didn't have all the ingredients at hand. 

It was fine, besides she's not too crazy for mayo and peas. So to play it safe I went without. However, it still turned out yummy. This menu feeds well about 3 (cup) servings.

The chicken rice dinner was served with a side salad too. When I first tried this was pair with fried sweet plantains. But I chose a salad because this meal is a bit rich.

It's fairly simply to put together. Just a couple steps to follow. Its great to serve it for large gatherings. Hope you enjoy it!


4 c of homemade chicken broth (or 1 16 oz. can)
2 tbsp Goya olive oil
2 c Long grain rice
1 tbsp sazon con achiote or bijol powder or (tsp of saffron threads in a tbsp of water)
5 grated garlic cloves
1 1/2 c yellow or white onion diced
1 tsp dry oregano
1/2 c dry cooking wine or sherry
About 3 inch piece of green pepper
Juice of a lime
1/2 c frozen peas *optional
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp hellmanns mayo *optional
3 tbsp tomato sauce
1 roasted red bell pepper in jar
1 c of shredded white cheese or spicy Monterrey Jack Cheese
1 skinless/boneless chicken breast
salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 325F. 


1. Wash chicken. Pay dry with paper towel. Season with sea salt and pepper. Set aside. 

In a non stick skillet on medium high heat add seasoned chicken stirring occasionally with wooden spoon. Sear on all side for about 3 minutes. Add onion, 1/2 of the grated garlic and cook for another minute. Turn off heat and set aside. 


2. Wash and rinse rice. Set aside. 

In a large sauce pan add rice, the broth,
green pepper, salt/pepper to taste, wine, and Sazon w/ achiote powder. 

Boil rice for about a minute. Stir and reduce heat to low and cover. Let cook for 25 minutes without uncovering pot. 

Once rice is cooked, you now may add the mayonnaise (if you do choose to add it) a spoon at a time and mix throughly. 

In a baking dish, crockpot or Dutch oven layer rice mixture, then chicken and then cheeses. Like you would in a lasagna dish. 

Bake for just 15 minutes and or just until the cheese melts throughly. Serve hot. Garsh with the red bell pepper.

Plate with your choice of sides. Enjoy. 

Bon Apetit!  

Green Kale Juice

The entire bunch of kale
6 celery stalks
1 carrot
1 1/2 inch ginger root
dash of cayenne pepper

Makes 16 ounces of raw goodness 

Bon Apetit! 

Homemade Decongestion

Excellent article and tonic. Check out her site for great tips. 

Stay healthy. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Homemade Onion & Garlic Chicken Soup

2 chicken thighs
5 c of water
1/2 chicken breast cubed or cut into strip
1 garlic bulb peeled and grated
1 1/2 c spinach 
1 tbsp of lemon zest
1 large potato cubed
3 celery stalks diced
2 carrots diced
1/2 egg noodles *optional
1 large onion diced
Juice of half a lemon 
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Ughh this flu is trying to get a hold of me. But I'm not having it. 
Getting this Garlic Chicken soup to help me battle it. 


In a medium pot boil 2 chicken thighs, 2 grated garlic cloves 1/2 c chopped onion, 1/2 of the diced carrots. Simmer for about 10 minutes then remove chicken thigh and with two forks pull the chicken meat from the bones. 

Return meat to the pot and add all the remaining ingredients but reserve a tbsp of the grated garlic and half of the spinach. 

Simmer for another 15 -20 minutes then add the remaining ingredients. Serve hot. 

Feel better! 

Stay healthy. 

Bon Apetit ! 

Four Greens Garlic Beet Veggie Juice

1/2 bunch cilantro
1/2 bunch watercress
1/2 bunch Italian flat parsley
1/2 bunch fresh baby spinach
1/2 lemon w/ peel
3 celery stalks
2 large garlic cloves peeled
1 inch ginger root
1 beet
1 carrot
1 cucumber
A dash of cayenne pepper
A dash of turmeric powder

Juice it! 
Stay healthy. 

Bon Apetit