guacamole

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Guacamole is a great addition to many foods. On a taco or nachos, on a sandwich and I have even seen it in deviled eggs. What ever I have added it to has been a great addition. Here is my quick recipe. It is one of those things that can be different for everyone who makes it. Add what you like I am sure it will be great!

prep time: 20 minutes

ingredients:
2 avacados
1/2 sweet onion diced
1 jalapeno
cilantro
Rotel diced tomatoes with jalapeno
garlic powder
lime juice
(add what tastes good to you. start  slow, you can not take it back once it is in there)

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Combine all ingredients and stir. I find it is best to prepare ahead of time and refrigerate. This helps all the flavors mesh together for the best tasting flavors.

Enjoy!

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burrito bowls

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This has been one of my favorites lately. It is inexpensive, healthy, and so good. I could eat these every day! I love Mexican food, I believe it all started with my love of salsa. Taco’s and burritos have lots of calories in their shells, so some genius came up with eating them without shells. Thank you to that person! Burrito bowls are everything you love in your burrito without the calorie filled taco shells.

prep: 30 minutes   cook time: 15 minutes   total time: 45 minutes
*guacamole prep time not included.

ingredients:
(this is what I like you can take out and add what you love in your burritos)
diced sweet onion
cilantro
diced jalapenos
can of Rotel tomatoes with jalapenos
can of low sodium black beans
1.25 lbs ground turkey
taco seasoning
(see ingredients below to make your own)
shredded colby and monterey jack cheeses
guacamole

ingredients for taco seasoning:
(if you want to make your own instead of buying the bag of it at the store)
1.5 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP ground cumin
1/2 TBSP paprika
1/4 TBSP cayenne pepper
1/2 TBSP dried orageno
1/2 TBSP garlic powder
1/2 TBSP onion powder
salt and pepper

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Lets get started! I start out by making the guacamole so it can be put in the refrigerator and chill while the rest is prepared. I like my guacamole cold rather than warm. Next prep your taco seasoning. When this is ready start cooking the turkey breast on medium heat on the stove. Keep an eye on it and start cutting up your onion, jalapeno and cilantro. Also, open the tomatoes and drain the juice and open the beans and rinse them off. When you are cutting the jalapenos I would advise wearing gloves. If you don’t do NOT touch your eyes for a day or two. No matter how many times you wash your hands the heat will be there for awhile.
When the turkey meat is done add the seasoning and some water to help stir it around. Cover the pot and let simmer until the water dissolves.
About 5 minutes.

When the meat is done pile your favs into a bowl (or on a plate) and eat. When all of these flavors come together it is amazing!

Enjoy!

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baked green beans

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Are you bored with microwaved frozen green beans and canned green beans as a dinner side dish? Baked green beans are my favorite vegetable ever. Even though it is easy I will walk you through the steps, tell you what you need, and oven temperatures and time. You and your families will never want the old kind of green beans again and will be asking if there is more. Yum!

prep: 10 minutes   cook time: 20 minutes   total time: 30 minutes
oven temp: 425°

ingredients:
green beans
olive oil
salt
pepper

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Yup, that’s it. First cut the ends off the green beans. I don’t cut them, I just pop them off with my fingers. My Dad and I did this for my mom when she was preparing the rest of the meal. I have a cookie sheet that I throw the beans on and a cup or bowl to throw the ends in and later discard.

Once all of the ends are off and the beans are ready rinse the beans and pat dry. Next, place on a cookie sheet. Try to keep a single layer. Mine usually overlap a little but minimal is best. They cook better that way.

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Next, you need to gather your other ingredients. Olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle about 1 TBSP of olive oil over all the beans on the baking sheet. Add the salt and pepper. Shake on what you think will be good for your taste.

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Place in the oven at 425° for 20 minutes. This can be done with just about any vegetable. Green beans and asparagus are my favorites! I just found out baby carrots are excellent too. I usually am eating which ever one is on sale that week at dinner.

Enjoy!

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