Monday, September 15

Sharing my favorite recipe...

Hi guys, just want say thanks for the love and support. I feel so motivated to do this even more now, THANK YOU.
How was the weekend? Mine was fine just filled with lots of temptations though. You know everywhere I went people seemed to offer me Carbohydrates, unbelievable. Take this, was invited for a crayfish party! What is served? Potatoes, baguette, wine, crisps, sauces made with flour, you name it was all there. I actually surprised myself in a way, because I managed to remain discreet about my non-carbohydrate /-alcohol status. It all went well, no mistakes reported from my part.
I got a cold, so not much activity after that, was indoors the rest of the weekend, and too bad, no exercise either. That was not so good.

Anyway, for today I want to share with you a very fancy and absolutely delicious dish of mine. You guys will love it, I know for sure.
Stuffed Paprika/Peppers Mexican way
The ingredients
500g minced meat
2-3 eggs depending in size( beaten)
3 Carrots
2 cups of maize
3 Small onions
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 cup grated Cheese
1 cup of chopped tomatoes
2-3 tsp Chili powder
4 tbsp cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste
If you have and would like, add Mexican spice you know taco mix (optional though)

NB: For those not doing the diet you can add, 1 cup of boiled rice.


I: Set the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Peel and chop the onions, garlic and add to the minced meat. Peel and grate the carrots and add to the meat at the same time as you add the maize corn and cheese. Mix thoroughly. The rest of the ingredients tomatoes, chili , eggs, cooking oil, salt and pepper add them together. Then mix this to the minced meat mixture. I added some cashew nuts.

II: Prepare the peppers as in the the picture. Cut the tops clean the inside that is remove the seeds and rinse them in preparation for stuffing.

Stuff the peppers with minced meat mixture.
As always with this recipe its not all of the mixture that will fit into the peppers. With that I usually just make big meat balls with them. Sprinkle some cheese over the food.
Grill in the preheated oven for 30 minutes and this is what you get.

Just from the oven

And on the plate

I served with tomato salsa and peas hmmm delicious.
Today´s menu
Breakfast: Tea and scrambled eggs and a banana
Lunch: Fish with crab & shrimp sauce served with salad
Snack: Peanuts and tea
Dinner: Broccoli and peas soup served with Tofu.
No training today. I have a cold.

Bye guys, let´s talk some more tomorrow.


Tolu Ogunlesi said...

Not sure I've got the confidence to attempt these :-))))
you doing a come-and-eat anytime soon? while am still around in sweden? :-)

Rita said...

Pearl said...
Potatoes, baguette, wine, crisps, sauces made with flour,etc at the crayfish party? LOL...

You sound like a wonderful cook. I'm going to attempt these one of these days and give you feedback (of course with the boiled rice).

No post during the weekend...guess you had fun.

Hope the pepper chases the cold away. Please get well soon.

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aloted said...

wow..this sounds exciting...i just might try it out!

Can i use sweet corn instead of maize??

keep up the good work girl :)

Red Sapphire said...

I am hungry right about now..looks delicious and healthy too.
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Lindah said...

Thanks dear,
I will check it out.
Can i do it the African way? in boiling in the later stage, or that will change every thing....

Lindah said...

I like the page style,writing, and pix.

Ore said...

I just discovered your blog. I am also into food (eating more than cooking, LOL!!!!!). And I also try to watch what I eat, so your blogs is a great find.

ShonaVixen said...

hesi girlie!!!thats for dinner tonite and will let u know the feedback l8r on...hope u are feeling much better today handitika!!xoxo

Moniq said...

hie girl, lm so proud of u. the food is looking very delicious and healthy , i actually felt very hungry when i saw your food im so happy about this diet thing sice i have to go done 5 pounds i gained when i was in uk... u know KFC, PORK PIES U are my insiperation.... thank u so much

Emilia said...

First all thanks to RITA AND RED SAPPHIRE for the award guys I am lost for words I don´t know what to say and How to say it. Thank you soooo much...and all of you guys for the complements I am so touched....

Ok back to the comments!
@Tolu we will see what we can arrange
@Rita, girl, it was hard party I mean have you ever bn tempted, big time but told yourself no...Thank you girl.
@aloted of course sweet corn goes well too be innovative you will like this. Give me feedback.
@ Red sapphire, thank you, thank you so much you made my is my goal but delicious has to accompany it too.
@Lindah, girl thanks for the complement too, well about boiling the whole thing, don´t know but I would suggest that you fry them instead but the oven is the best.
@Ore you are welcome back again and more power to healthy food
@ShonaVixen gimme feedback kana wabika. Flue ndizvozvo...
@Moniq, do I count you in now in the quest now? Welcome! In six weeks time we are shape girl

Thanks guys and lots of Love


Jarrai said...

That looks so trying to lose about 5kgs...def on the healthy eating mineframe..going to get some provisions for this recipe

Me thinks i am new here..nice blog

Emilia said...

Jarrai you are welcome back and good luck with the weight loss
Lets do this together

yankeenaijababe said...

Interesting recipes. Chef Emilla. I am loving the recipes. I should try out the pepper one

Bombchell said...

i love stuffed peppers. thats actually one thing i enjoyed in college & stirfry of course.

lol but dont think ive ever made it from scratch, Ive just bought & baked.