Cajun Five Cheese Potato Casserole

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Anything with 5 cheeses must be good !! This recipe is going to explode your taste buds

Ingredients 

8 russet potatoes

1/2 cup Colby cheese

1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup  mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup gouda cheese

1 tsp of garlic powder

2 tsp of cajun seasoning

salt

black pepper

1 cup of cream

3 tbsp of butter

1/2 cup of grated parmesan

1/4 cup of bread crumbs

1 tbsp of powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash and cut your potatoes in half. Season with salt and black pepper. Place on oiled baking sheet. Bake/ roast for 45 minutes until done. (Remember to flip at the half way mark)

While your potatoes are baking, lets start making the cheese sauce.

In a pot on medium heat, melt 3 tbsp of butter in 1/2 a cup of cream. Add in flour and begin to whisk quickly.Add in all your cheese except for the parmesan. Continue to mix until smooth.

Next add in your roasted potatoes and mix for 2 minutes. Add in garlic and cajun spice.

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Take the potato mixture and place in a baking pan. Place in oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Top with parmesan, bread crumbs and parsley. Enjoy

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Baked Moi Moi Cups

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Moi Moi also known as bean cake, is a popular type of food in Nigeria, made out of beans, onions and peppers. Usually one can enjoy them in steamed form. But baking is so much easier. Also making them into cup form turns it into an easy on-the-go snack or meal. Not to mention this is #fitfam approved.  I hope you enjoy my recipe.

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups of black eye beans

1 chopped onion

1 large red bell pepper

1 tsp of nutmeg

1 tsp of ginger

2 large cooking spoons of palm oil or olive oil

salt

1 maggi cube

1/2 cup of ground crayfish

1 habanero

12 count muffin pan

Preheat your oven to 375 F. Preferably soak your beans over night to loosen the skin. remove skin from the beans.

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Combine the beans, habanero, onion,red bell pepper, and 1 cup of war water. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl.

 

In a separate bowl warm your oil in the microwave for about 1 minute. Add in your maggi and mix .

Add in the oil mixture into the large bowl. Also add in the crayfish, nutmeg, ginger, and a little salt

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*Be sure to taste your batter, making sure there is enough salt.

With an electric mixer or spatula, mix the batter for a good 3-5 minutes, until smooth.

Oil cupcake pan with oil.

Pour in batter into each cup, making sure no to fill to the rim

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Pour water into a baking tray, place muffin tray into the baking tray (the steam from the water will help cook the moi moi)

  • optional: you can now add pieces of egg, corned beef, or fish into your muffin

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Cover muffin pan with foil. Place in the center of oven. Bake for 45 minutes. At the halfway mark, make sure there is still water in the baking pan, refill as needed. Check your moi moi with a toothpick by sticking it in the center, if it comes out dry it is done. If its wet, continue to bake for about 5-10 minutes.

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When done allow to cool for 30 minutes. Enjoy

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Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

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Need a new brunch idea? Try my recipe, you will never regret it! French toast stuffed with strawberry cream cheese is so yummy and delightful. I got inspired to make this after seeing a picture in Cosmopolitan magazine. Everything came out great and its easy to make. Enjoy

Ingredients

1 loaf of French bread

1/2 cup of chopped strawberries

1/2 of cream or milk

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of cinnamon

4 eggs

2 tbsps of butter

6 0z of cream cheese

2 tbsp of brown sugar

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In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, strawberries, 1 tbsp of brown sugar,  and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix together until smooth.

Using a sharp knife cute bread into 1 1/2 – 2 inch slices as show below .Using a knife make a pocket, making sure not to cut it all the way through.

Fill each pocket with the strawberry mixture and set aside.

In another bowl mix eggs, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, cinnamon, 1 tbsp of brown sugar, and milk.

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In a nonstick pan heat 1 tbsp of butter on medium heat. Take french toast one by one and dip it into the egg mixture, place onto pan. Fry the toast on medium heat until brown, then flip over to the other side .  ( about 3 -4 minutes each side)

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When done serve with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, and syrup.

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I had one of my very good friends, Beverly,  stop by today and try my french toast. She said, “This is so good, I have never tasted any French toast as good as this, even in restaurants.” I was so elated, I hope you guys enjoy the recipe. Thanks Beverly for supporting Kego’s Kitchen .

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Beverly’s Plate

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Zucchini Crusted Skinny Pizza

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Aggh Pizza, the one food that makes me weak at my knees lol. Who doesn’t love pizza? If you dislike pizza, you don’t know what your missing. One of my followers asked me to come up with a Healthy Pizza recipe. I gladly accepted the challenge. I chose to go with a zucchini as the crust. Hope you enjoy my recipe. This recipe is gluten free and Fit fam approved. Quick 30 second video below .

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Ingredients

2 large zucchini

1 egg

1 cup of mozzarella cheese

2 TBSP of parmesan cheese

1 tsp of black pepper

1tsp of italian seasoning

1/2 cup marinara or pizza sauce

2 tsp of salt

Optional (my favorite topping)

Basil leaves

8 turkey pepperoni slices

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and begin to shred the zucchini. Add 1 tsp of salt and mix. In a sieve ( strainer ) press down zucchini with a spatula in a mashing maneuver for about 2 minutes to drain the liquid from the zucchini.

Place the zucchini aside for 15 minutes. Next obtain a cloth, handkerchief, or 3 layers of paper towel. Place your shredded zucchini inside and squeeze. Do this as much as you can. You want your zucchini as dry as possible.

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In a medium bowl combine the zucchini, egg, seasoning, parmesan, and 1/2 cup mozzarella. Mix well with a spatula. Place parchment paper upon a baking sheet. Pour the zucchini mix and spread evenly into a circle, as pictured below, unto the baking pan.

Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

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When done remove from oven. Pour marinara in the center of crust, spread evenly, sparing the edges (crust). Sprinkle mozzarella and continue to add toppings to the pizza.

Return back to the oven for 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted.

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Enjoy

 

 

 

Firecracker Shrimp

 

imageWe all have busy lifestyles. Sometimes we don’t have enough time to prepare meals. That’s why its important to always quick recipes on hand . This meal took me nothing less than 10 minutes to make! Adding crushed red pepper to your shrimp will surely add an extra kick to your taste buds.  I hope you enjoy this spicy, quick, and easy recipe.

Ingredients

1 lb of shell free shrimp

2 pinches of red pepper flakes

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp of minced garlic

salt

black pepper

3 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper

2 tbsp cup white whine vinegar

1 tbsp of light butter

1/4 lemon

Season shrimp with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

In a skillet heat up oil, add in minced garlic and begin to cook for 1 minute. Next add in shrimp, red pepper flakes, and parsley . Squeeze in the lemon also. Continue to cook on medium heat for 1 -2 minutes. Next add in white vinegar and butter. Continue to stir fr 1 minute. Remove from heat and serve with steam veggies.