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Easy Seasoned Quinoa

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Fluffy, tasty and versatile quinoa at your service. It can be part of a main dish, served as a delicious side, on salad, in wraps, in stuffed peppers or lots of other ways! It not only tastes great, it is so nutritious. Quinoa is a healthy carbohydrate AND complete protein which provides all your amino acids and keeps you full! Read on, get your quinoa ON.

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Easy Seasoned Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Rinse quinoa in a strainer.
  2. Combine 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan
  3. Cover and bring to boil, then reduce to simmer for about 15-20 minutes until all water is absorbed, stirring every 4-5 minutes to prevent quinoa from sticking to bottom of pan.
  4. After water is absorbed, remove from heat and keep covered for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add olive oil, oregano, basil, and salt.
  6. Fluff, serve and enjoy!

Note: If you would like to make plain quinoa for a specific recipe, follow steps 1-4 only 🙂

Happy Cooking! Let me know what you think. Plan to make it soon?

❤ Hope

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Easy and Quick Oven Baked Chicken

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It is SO nice to have cooked chicken breast for a quick meal with sides, on salad, for a sandwich, to use in another recipe, for tacos, quesadillas, with pasta, in a wrap, or another way. I could go for a while : ) . This chicken is not only fast to make, it is delicious with lots of flavor from seasonings and is versatile.

What you’ll need

Chicken breast, spices (I used oregano, basil, garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper), and olive oil

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First get those spices measured and mixed up

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Coat the chicken with olive oil and then seasoning. Then pop on a parchment lined sheet and bake!

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Bake until internal temp is 165 degrees.

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Pair with sides and dinner is ready!  It is that easy and great! Read on for details ❤

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Easy and Quick Oven Baked Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions;

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix spices together in small dish
  3. Apply olive oil to chicken breast, then add spices, coating top and bottom evenly
  4. Place seasoned chicken breasts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Cook for 21 – 27 minutes, with small pieces of chicken cooking faster and larger pieces taking longer. I use a digital meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is 165 before I allow it cool.
  6. Pair with your favorite sides.

Note: If I know I am making this chicken for dinner, I sometimes double this recipe so I have extra for cooking with and leftovers later in the week for other quick meals.

Happy cooking!

❤ Hope

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Oven Baked Nachos

Who doesn’t love a quick and easy weeknight or weekend dinner recipe that EVERYONE will like?! Give yourself 10 minute to preheat the oven while you get the ingredients ready to go, 8-10 minutes in the oven and dinner is ready. REALLY. 🙂

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Let’s get started

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Ingredients needed are your favorite tortilla chips, bell pepper (any color), and a can of pinto/black beans.  Feel free use garnish like cilantro, salsa, avocado, or sour cream if desired! You can always add shredded chicken or another protein on top as well!

First layer the main ingredients: Chips, beans, chopped bell pepper, and cheese on parchment paper

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Bake until cheese is perfectly gooey but not burnt

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Garnish and enjoy!

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Oven Baked Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 bell pepper, I prefer red, yellow or orange (chopped)
  • 1 can pinto or black beans, rinsed or drained
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend
  • optional garnishes: cilantro, salsa, avocado, sour cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. While the oven is preheating, wash and chop a bell pepper, rinse and drain the beans and get the cheese ready to layer.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Make an even layer of tortilla chips on the pan (You might not use a whole bag)
  5. Layer beans, bell pepper and cheese on top
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown, keep an eye on them while baking.
  7. Remove from oven, garnish with cilantro, salsa, avocado or sour cream and enjoy!

Let me know what you think!

❤ Hope

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Best Turkey Burger Recipe

Now that is getting warm out, I like to cook QUICK, TASTY, and EASY meals. Emphasis on QUICK. When it is nice out there’s so many things to do outside, plans with friends and family, and really just other things I want to do besides following LONG recipes. I use this recipe to get the most juicy and tasty turkey burger in minutes. I have been pinpointing the ratios of ingredients over the last few years and I found the best combo. The turkey burgers give me the satisfaction of a hamburger but not so heavy! I usually pair it with roasted vegetables, a sweet potato, or a side salad. Let me show you HOW EASY THIS is.

  1. Get your ingredients
Ground turkey, parmesan, and spices (oregano, salt and pepper)

2. Mix

I mix the ingredients right in the container

3. Form burgers

I form turkey burger patties on a separate plate

4. Cook over medium heat

I cook over medium heat after preheating the pan with oil

5. Add cheese

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6. Pair with favorite toppings and a veggie side

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Hope’s Tasty Turkey Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (I use natural parmesan that is stored in fridge but any will work)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Oil for cooking (canola/olive oil or other cooking oil)

Instructions:

  1. Mix oregano, salt and pepper together in small dish.
  2. Mix spices with parmesan cheese and ground turkey, forming 4 patties
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes (LETTING THE PAN HEAT UP IS KEY TO GET A GOLDEN BROWN)
  4. Add turkey burger patties to the hot pan, browning for 4 minutes, then flip to other side, all while the pan is uncovered (no lid).
  5. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until other side is brown also and then flip the burgers one last time. Next, turn off the stove burner, cover with the lid and continue to let cook in pan with the burner off and for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Then uncover the lid to add cheese and let sit another minute. Then top with your favorite burger toppings and enjoy!

Happy Cooking!

❤ Hope

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