Beef Fried Rice (Nigerian Style)

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Fried rice is a staple meal in Nigeria, the country that I come from. Typically fried rice is made with shrimp or chicken. But Bae made a special request today, he wanted fried rice with beef. I gladly accepted the challenge. Hope you guys enjoy this recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs of fine diced stewed beef

2 yellow onions

3 habanero

thumb sized fresh ginger

2 1/2 cups of parboiled rice

1 maggi

curry

1 small bag of frozen mixed vegetables

1 large green bell pepper

 

Season your beef with your favorite seasonings ( salt, pepper, ginger, thyme,garlic powder, onion powder,Adobo etc ) Add in 1 maggi cube and 1 chopped yellow onion. Also add in 2 habanero and chopped ginger. Cover your pot and cook for 20 -30 minutes until done.  Drain meat and seat aside.

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Pour 1 and 1/2 cups of water into your broth. Next pour in parboiled rice into the broth mixture ( make sure the broth is covering the rice) Begin to cook on medium heat until boiled. Cover the pot and allow to cook until all the liquid is dried up, making sure the rice is not to soft.

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Ok now time for the frying part.

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Set up your ingredients, like above. I  like to fry my rice in batches. So in a frying pan heat up 2 tbsp of oil. Throw in a small handfull of onions and green pepers, saute for 30 seconds. Then next add in a handful of veggies, stir fry for one minute. Next up add in 1 hand full of beef. Then finally add in the rice. Stir fry for another 1 minute.  Season each batch with curry powder. Repeat the above steps for every batch.

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When done combine all the batches together under medium low heat and stir with spoon for 2 minutes. Thats it your done! Enjoy

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** Fitfam option, exchange the white rice for brown rice.IMG_8742.PNG

 

 

 

 

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Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Shells

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Who doesn’t love stuffing shells? Sometimes you can get carried away when it come to stuffing food items. But when your trying to eat healthy, stuffing it with spinach and your favorite low-calorie cheese is the way to go. This meal had me looking forward to meal prep. Let me take you through this cheesy goodness.

Ingredients

1 package of Jumbo Shells

1 cup of skim milk Ricotta Cheese

½ cup Parmesan cheese

½ shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tbsp of oil

2 tbsp of minced garlic

1-2 bottles of Marinara (low sodium)

½ cup of breadcrumbs

½ finely chopped basil

1 package of frozen chopped spinach

1 -2 lbs of ground chicken

½ red bell pepper and ½ green bell pepper

1 yellow onion

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Begin to boil pasta until al dente ( almost done ,boil for 12 minutes). Drain, run cold water over pasta, and set aside.

In a skillet, pour in olive oil, begin to sauté bell peppers and and yellow onions. Once onion and peppers are a little brown add in grounded chicken. Season with salt, pepper, garlic power and onion powder. Continue to mix with spatula, Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes until done. Set Aside

In a large mixing bowl, mix Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Remove frozen spinach from package and sweet out excess water, add spinach into the mixture. Add in grounded chicken with 2 cooking spoons of Marinara and mix.

Line the baking Dish with marinara, take each shell and stuff it with the mixture. Continue to line the shells 1 inch apart. When done stuffing pour remaining marinara on top of each shell. Sprinkle Parmesan and Bread crumbs on top of shells.

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Cover with foil, place shells in oven and back for 25 minutes. Once done allow to cool and Enjoy !

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Healthy Thai Green Curry Shrimp

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It’s Thai Time !!! One of my favorite type of foods is Thai food. I love all the ingredients used in making thai food, coconut milk to ginger to lemongrass. This recipe was inspired by my thai loving Sister 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy the recipe. #Fitfamapproved

Ingredients

1 cup of Thai Green Curry Sauce

2 tsp mince garlic

1 tbsp of minced fresh ginger (or 1 tbsp of ground ginger)

1/2 onion (minced)

1 tsp of curry powder

1 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of cumin powder

1/2 tsp thyme powder

1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 habanero

1 tbsp of coconut oil

1/2 – 1 pound of shrimp

Brown rice

 

In a pan heat up the coconut oil for 20 seconds. Add in the minced onion, fresh ginger, and garlic. Pan sear for 1 minute. Pour in the green curry, allow to cook for 2 minutes. Next add in Shrimp and the rest of the spices. Allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.

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Serve with Rice and Enjoy.

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RoseMary Lemon Pepper Salmon and Lobster with Crab stuffed Sweet Potato

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Looking for a new meal idea to make for dinner or your meal Prep. Then this recipe is perfect for you. So many flavors interfusing to make such a yummy meal. Lets go on a flavorful ride.

Ingredients

1 lb of salmon

Fresh rosemary

Minced garlic

Olive oil

Salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

Red Pepper Flakes

Lemon Pepper seasoning

Butter

1 egg

Bread crumbs

1 lemon

1 Lobster tail

Crab stuffed sweet potato

1 large sweet potato

3 oz of crabmeat

3 springs of green onion (chopped)

½ cup Greek yogurt

½ small yellow onion

nutmeg

 

In a bowl beat 1 egg and place aside. Take salmon pieces and dip into egg and place on a plate. Season fish with salt, black pepper,red pepper flakes, and lemon pepper. Sprinkle Break crumbs upon fish . Sprinkle chopped rosemary upon Fish and squeeze half a lemon on top of fish.

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In a pan heat up 2 TBSP of olive oil. Place fish skin down and begin to pan sear on each side for 6 minutes each. Add in 1 Tbsp. of butter into pan. Add in 1 tbsp of mince garlic into the pan. After 6 minutes, check the color of the salmon from the side it should be turning white, and then flip it. Begin to cook the other side. When done set aside

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Lobster

Cut Lobster tail into half using a sharp knife

Heat up a pan with 2 Tbsp of olive oil

Season Lobster tail with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Lemon pepper

Add in 1 tbsp of minced garlic

Pan Sear the lobster shell up for 3 minutes one side and then flip and pan sear shell down.

Continue to flip until done, and the shell is completely red, Set Aside

 

Sweet Potato

Chop and boil sweet potato. Add in greek yogurt, green onions, yellow onions, and chopped crabmeat. Season with ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, and ½ tsp of nutmeg. Using a masher mash and mix the mixture

Plate your food and Enjoy

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Shrimp Stuffed Salmon

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Don’t we all love salmon? Stuffing it with your favorite cheese and shrimp, will take it to another level. No need to go to your favorite restaurant to order Stuffed Salmon, try my recipe at home and be done in 30 minutes. This recipe is healthy and Fit-Fam approved, Enjoy.

Ingredients

4-6 (6 oz. ) fillets of salmon

½ cup of shrimp

3 oz. of lite cream cheese

¼ cup of feta cheese

¼ of red bell pepper chopped

¼ of green bell pepper chopped

½ cup of Panko Bread crumbs

¼ cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

Cayenne pepper

salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

Thyme

1 and ½ cup of spinach

 

Preheat oven to 350, spray baking sheet with cooking spray

Season shrimp with above seasoning and pan sear for 2 minutes in olive oil. Set Aside

Season Salmon with above seasonings sparingly.

Place spinach in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. (Wilted spinach)

In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, feta cheese, shrimp, bell peppers, and spinach. Mix well together.

Cut a slit lengthwise 3/4 of way through each salmon fillet. Evenly divide stuffing into each slit and place on prepared baking sheet.

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Sprinkle Breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese on top of fillets.

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Bake for 17 minutes at 350 degrees and for 3 minutes at 500 degrees.

Serve over your choice of vegetables. Enjoy

This meal is 340 calories, 40 grams of carbohydrates, and 8 grams of Carbohydrates.

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Coconut Curry Catfish

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This healthy dish is to die for. So many different flavors exploding in your mouth. I hope you like this dish as much I do .

Ingredients

1 and ½ cup of coconut milk

1-2 lbs of Catfish cut into 1 inch slices

2 cloves of garlic crushed

1 and ½ tsp of curry

1 tsp of cumin

3 Tbsp of fresh minced ginger

4 fresh basil leaves

1 tsp of cayenne pepper

3 tbsp of coconut oil

¼ cup of fresh chopped cilantro

1 yellow onion

½ cup of low sodium chicken broth

1 chopped habanero pepper

In a medium pot place fish with water to boil. Parboil for only 2-3 minutes. You to half way cook it . Season at your discretion. Set aside

In a pan heat up the coconut oil on medium heat. Add in chopped ½ onions, ginger, and habenero ; begin to fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the curry in at this time and continue to stir for 1 minute. Add in the cumin, cayenne pepper, and, garlic at this time. Pour in coconut milk and chicken broth and stir.

Add in Parboiled fish.

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Cover and cook on low –medium heat for 10 minutes.

Add in chopped basil and cilantro and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Enjoy on a top of white or brown rice.

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Jollof Stuffed Peppers

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Who doesn’t love stuffing a bell pepper ? Layered with Plaintain and Spicy goat meat, so yummy. Try this recipe out today and let me know what you think!

Ingredients

1 medium size green bell pepper

½ – 1 cup of Jollof Rice

(Recipe on my blog)

salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350

Cut ½ of inch off the top of a bell pepper

Coat skin of bell pepper with oil and season with salt and black pepper

Fill the bell pepper with Jollof rice

Place in baking pan

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes

Top with plantain and Goat meat

Enjoy

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