Brunch Tacos

Hi there! Hope everyone has had a productive week and a relaxing past weekend. One thing I love about weekends is generally there’s always something to do or you won’t be punished for not doing anything. It’s the two days where you can be as active as you want or as lazy as you want because you work hard through the week and you need some time for you and/or your family.

Unfortunately, this does not apply to everyone especially those in the service/restaurant industry, where weekends mean absolutely nothing. (I’ve been there.)

But it does not mean that whenever you do have an off day, you can not relax and do chores or catch up on Netflix originals or whatever it is you like to do.

Me personally, I like to cook something on the weekends that I can enjoy with the family. Sometimes, I don’t want to do just plain waffles or scrambled eggs. And if you haven’t noticed by now, I like to add my own little spin on foods you have more than likely tried before. 20180706_1541132668311108462614214.jpg

And I test these out on my hubby and my boys to see if they like it. If the dudes approve, it’s a go.

So, for today’s recipe, I’m thinking Brunch Tacos. It’s the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch and since I would make this on weekends (or whenever it really doesn’t matter), that’s why I call them Brunch! And just in time for this weekend! Yay!!

20180706_1504008628219644250180601.jpgIn this one, this recipe calls for:

  • 1 stalk of Green Onion
  • 4 medium-sized Mushrooms (white or Bella- yes you can use canned)
  • 1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
  • half of a Green Bell Pepper, chopped and diced
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 yellow Squash
  • 1 tablespoon of Butter
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Spices- Basil, Pepper, Garlic Salt, Accent. (add as much or as little as you like. Not too much on the Garlic Salt and Accent, though.)
  • 8 medium-sized flour Tortillas (Or corn, if that’s your preference)

First, I would like to start off with dicing the green onion, peppers, and squash. Then slice the mushrooms into slices and set them to the side. Put the butter and minced garlic in a pan set to medium heat. (I used a cast iron skillet.) 20180706_1520258389973728651031287.jpg

In a separate bowl, crack the eggs in the bowl and mix them (you can add spices to this or leave it out.)

Once your butter is melted, you’re ready to add your diced veggies in the pan. Sprinkled your spices onto the veggies while stirring them around occasionally. You would want to soften up the veggies a little before you put the eggs in. The veggies much soak up the flavors of the butter, garlic, and spices.

Next, add your eggs in and stir periodically. mixing the veggies and eggs together until eggs are cooked. (Scrambled, of course)

In the meantime, you can place your tortillas in a thin clean kitchen towel or paper towel on a plate in the microwave or steam on top of the stove. Make sure your tortillas are warm, not too hot. You are not cooking your tortillas, just rewarming.

After your eggs are done, dispute even amounts of egg and veggies into your tortillas and garnish with cilantro and/or hot sauce or sweet sriracha sauce or sweet chili sauce. (trust me, it will change your life)  20180706_1540544633322563065883991.jpg

And that’s it! There you have it! And it’s so good! I like making these as much as I like eating them. They are also good for those who do not consume meat but if you like, bacon is also great with these. Mmm…20180706_1541132668311108462614214

So, please, have at it! Let me know what you think! If there’s something you would like to add or comment, please do!

Until next time, stay wild! 😉

Tuna Patties

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and honestly, I have no real good excuse. Most of it was pure procrastination. But don’t worry, I’ll get better! After all, there’s always room for improvement.

To those of you who check up on my blog from time to time to see if I’m alive, thank you. I really appreciate that. It’s the small things.

I’ve decided the perfect post to break the silence is a recipe post! And something easy and somewhat quick. Great for busy moms, college students or people in general who like alternative burger options that don’t consist of beef, chicken, turkey or pork.

I would highly recommend making this on a George Foreman grill or whatever counter grill you may have. From my experience with this particular recipe, they don’t cook well in a skillet on the stove. (They tend to fall apart.)

This is a favorite recipe with my family and I’m hoping if you try it, you would like it, too! Fresh ingredients are great and make these patties so delicious! However, if you do not have fresh ingredients or don’t have the time to wash and chop veggies, can goods are just as good.

So, now here’s the recipe.

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 can of tuna
  • Italian bread crumbs or crushed saltine crackers. (Just pour as much needed to make the patties hold together with the egg.)
  • 1 can of black beans (strained)
  • 1 can of corn (strained)
  • 1/2 of green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small can of sliced mushrooms strained (or 5 or 6 white or Bella mushrooms sliced and diced)
  • half a stalk of diced scallions (green onions)
  • tablespoon of minced garlic
  • dash of garlic salt, pepper, onion powder & basil. (I like to add a little Old Bay seasoning and cayenne pepper powder for a little zing!) But it’s just as good without the spicy stuff.

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Once you have all your ingredients in a bowl, mix it well and form tennis ball-like balls. If the mixture is sticking too much to your hands, add more breadcrumbs.

Place your tuna balls onto the grill and let them cook for about 5-10 mins. (or until it’s as crispy as you want it to be.) Sidenote: the inside will be a little mushier than the rest of the pattie itself, but it’s cooked! Trust me and still delicious!

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Garnish the pattie however you like! For me, I like adding fresh spinach leaves and mustard. And pepper jack cheese goes great on it as well! But go wild!

And that’s it! Simple! Great quick dinner, awesome leftovers for lunch and filling! Don’t let my size fool you, I can really put down some food! But I can only eat 3 of these and I’ll be full for the rest of the night. That’s a great problem to have.

Please, try it! And if there’s something you would like to add or maybe you can solve my problem with the patties sticking to a frying pan, feel free to comment, email or subscribe! 😀

Until next time: keep it simple, sweetie! 😉