Category Archives: Cooking Tips

One Pot Burrito Bowls – Quick and Healthy Series

Hello my Friends ~

As promised, here is the first installment of my Quick and Healthy Food Saver Vacuum SealerSeries – One Pot Burrito Bowls.  As a side note, I would highly recommend a home vacuum sealer; I personally use the Food Saver brand.

One pot burrito bowls

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

One Pot Burrito BowlsIngredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of one fresh Lime
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 pound lean hamburger
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Each Jalapeño diced remove seeds and inside (Optional if you like it hot dice whole)
  • 1 cup jasmine rice (or any long grain)
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock (chicken broth works too)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar/jack cheese
  • S & P to taste
  • 1 teaspoon (Optional Love Spice)

Optional toppings:
Sour cream
Cilantro
Green Onions
Tomatoes
Guacamole or sliced avocados

Directions:
In a large pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions and red peppers. Add in hamburger and cook until browned. Stir in salsa, black beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, jasmine rice, taco seasoning and chili powder. Pour in chicken stock and then bring to a light boil. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is all the way cooked.

When rice is done, S&P to taste. Top with your favorite toppings. We like to serve over lettuce in a salad bowl and eat with tortilla chips.

Try this recipe out and let me know how you and your family enjoyed it.  I love hearing from my audience!

Much Respect and God Bless
Chef Moya

Healthy Eating and Batch Cooking

Hello everyone ~
In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it is increasingly becoming difficult to eat healthy AND stay on top our commitments.Batch Cooking - Stew Between running to work, dropping off and picking kids up from school, sports and other after-school activities, our time is limited. It is getting harder to eat healthy, so to address this and provide information on healthy “one pot” meals, I would like to focus on keeping it simple. One pot meals and batch cooking allow you to prepare quickly and also preserve with vacuum sealing, allowing you to cook for the entire week.

The keys here are healthy eating, active lifestyles and spending time with the family. These upcoming Blogs will help explain the overall Freezer Bag food storageprocess and also include some tricks and hacks to augment the process. Eating healthier meals gives us the energy we need to stay alert at work and school and also reduce the risks for a multitude of health issues. Planning our meals ahead of time helps us avoid stress over trying to figure out how to eat and live healthier. A healthy lifestyle should be fun and enjoyable, so try thinking of new recipes, different ways to get your kids involved, and stress-free meal planning.

Active Children

For more information on healthy eating and meal planning contact www.moyaskitchenconcepts.com or email me directly at chef42@moyaskitchenconcepts.com we are here to help you in any way we can So keep your eyes out for my next few blogs and GOD BLESS you all.

Quality Cutlery

Hello everyone, Easter is right around the corner.  Here are some tips to make that holiday meal extra special.  After all the kids have gone through their Easter baskets and found all of their Easter eggs, it’s time for the best part of the day:  Easter Dinner.Wüsthof

Whatever your traditional meal is for Easter, you will be spending time in the kitchen.  Regarding your cutlery, always remember these simple tips:
Keep your knives sharp! A sharp knife is safer than a dull knife. As a trained chef I am very particular about the knives I use. Professional knives can be very expensive, but with care and tender love, a lower quality knife can be just as effective. If you want to purchase a high end knife, my preference would be Wüsthof knives. It’s an excellent quality of knife and they go from moderately priced to super expensive.  Wüsthof is a German company that has been in business since 1814. For over 200 years they have continued to make quality knives using great craftsmanship. Knives are all about the balance. Balance is how it levels off when you lay the flat side on your finger, in the middle of the knife between the handle and the blade. Wüsthof knives have fantastic balance.

If they are a little expensive for your taste the next best would be another German manufacturer, JA Henckel. JA Henkel knives have been around since 1731.  JA Henkel makes quality knives at JA Henckelsaffordable prices. JA Henkle knives have great balance as well.  No matter what knife you have, always remember to keep them sharpened. Tender loving care can make any knife effective. Never put them in the dishwasher; always wash them by hand and dry by hand. Taking care of your knives will make them last longer and stay sharper. And remember for that wonderful holiday meal you might just want to have a little “Latin Love” in your pantry to give your meal a little Latin “kick”.  Happy Easter everybody and God bless you all.