Category Archives: Family

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.

Mother’s Day Celebration

Happy Mother's DayMother’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually as a tribute to all mothers and motherhood. It is celebrated on various dates in many parts of the world. Although the origins of the holiday date back to the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the modern form of the celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States began in the early 20th century.

Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis who, in turn, many years earlier had founded Mothers’ Day Work Clubs in five cities. Anna Jarvis began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a national holiday and she succeeded in 1914.  U.S. President US President Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day.

So, what shows your mother or wife you really care about them more than making brunch at home?  Anyone can take mom out, but taking family time with the kids, in the kitchen, is not only educational but fun!  And mom will enjoy the food so much more knowing the family made it together with love.

Make sure to treat your mother or wife with respect and love.  Take the time to make something from the heart; it is so much more special.  Remember, you only have one mother!

Happy Mother's DayAs a way for Chef Moya to help you celebrate Mother’s Day, a delicious recipe has been posted especially for Mother’s Day.  Feel free to add this special dish to your routine.
You can find it here – “Waffled French Toast with Maple Cream” Waffled French Toast with Maple Cream

If you have questions or need ideas or even recipes, just reach out and we will help in any way we can…we are here for you.

Happy Mother’s Day and God bless.

Chef Moya