Cooking

Easy Guacamole Recipe

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Guacamole is a healthy and deliciously creamy creation that is really versatile. It can simply be served with tortilla chips, as pictured above, or in more complex dishes like tacos or salads.

Easy Guacamole Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cilantro

Easy Guacamole Recipe Directions:

Place peeled avocados, fresh-squeezed juice from 2 limes, garlic powder, salt, and cilantro into a food processor or blender. Mix until the ingredients have a smooth consistency.

Guacamole lasts for about 4-5 days in the fridge if it is tightly sealed.

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Cooking, Soup

Chicken Mexican Soup Recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

Two of my favourite things are Mexican food and soup. This led me to the next logical conclusion: Chicken Mexican Soup!

Chicken Mexican Soup Recipe Ingredients:

  • Split chicken breast (both halves)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 celery sticks
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 white onion
  • 8 cups chicken broth (click here for chicken soup broth recipe)
  • 2 cups of water (if needed)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (796ml)
  • 3 chopped tomatillos
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla chips

Chicken Mexican Soup Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush the split chicken breast with olive oil, salt, and ground black pepper. Roast for approximately 45 minutes. When the chicken has cooled down, remove and discard the skin and shred the chicken.

Tip: To save time, you can purchase an already roasted chicken from the grocery store.

Prepare the basic soup base in a soup pot. Click here for instructions.

Add chicken broth, can of diced tomatoes (including the liquid), chopped tomatillos, cumin, and garlic powder. Bring the soup to a boil and let it simmer for approximately 45 minutes, or until fully cooked. If the amount of liquid in the soup gets too low, add water. Incorporate the shredded chicken and cook for another 5 minutes.

When you are ready to serve the soup, top with some fresh cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, avacodo slices, and tortilla chips.

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Cooking

Star Anise and Orange Chicken Wrap Recipe

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Star Anise and Orange Chicken Wrap Recipe

I recently became bored of the typical flavour combinations that I cook with and decided to venture out. While watching a show that featured Provence, a region of France, I learned that star anise and orange are a popular flavour combination in that part of the world. Since then, I have been playing around with this inspiration and created a Star Anise and Orange Chicken Wrap recipe.

Star Anise and Orange Chicken Wrap Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange rind
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground star anise
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 corn tortillas (1 package)
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Feta cheese

Star Anise and Orange Chicken Wrap Recipe Directions:

Combine greek yogurt, grape seed oil, orange juice, orange rind, diced garlic cloves, ground star anise, ginger, black pepper, and salt in a bowl. The orange rind will give the sauce a more intense orange flavour.

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Chop the chicken breasts into cubes and add to the sauce. Let the chicken marinate in the sauce for at least a few hours. I let it marinate in the fridge overnight.

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Add chicken mixture to a frying pan on medium high heat. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain excess liquid and cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook corn tortillas for 3 minutes and remove from oven. I use corn tortillas because they are are gluten-free. However, you can use your preferred type of wrap.

Add some chicken, tomato, avocado, romaine lettuce, and feta cheese. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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