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My name is Vicky, some of my long time friends call me Preetivicky. I’m a working mom who loves food and loves to have fun.  I also  love hosting soirées with my family and friends. In my blog, I will be sharing all my preeti delicious, finger licking, family friendly meals. My recipes will be primarily dairy free as I have a kid who has a dairy allergy. I will also be sharing some vegan and vegetarian recipes as I have dabbled in that every now and then. Cooking does not have to be a chore, with me cooking will be fun. Follow me on my blog and you too will enjoy creating your very own preetidish. Let’s make a preetidish you too will be proud to share and enjoy !!!! Happy Cooking !!!!

Happy New Year To all my readers

Hello All, it’s been a while and I’ve been so absorbed with life but I’ve been missing my time with you all. The last few months of 2019 was very interesting. Some ups and some downs emotionally but I made it and I’m hopeful that 2020 is a year of balance and positivity. Happy New Year.

Hang on people — you’re in for a wonderful ride.

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Preeti Snappy Veggie Stir Fry–Dairy Free

Oh Snap — Look at those Veggies 😋😋

Short on time, this Lip Smacking Stir Fry can be done in a snap —😋😋😋😋😋 Preeti Yummy Recipe Below:

1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 of Medium Sized Yellow Onions (Sliced)

1 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic

1 Small Jalapeño Pepper (Sliced)

1 Cup of Shaved Chicken Breast (Optional)

1/4 Teaspoon of Pink Himalayan Salt

1 Teaspoon of The Gourmet Collection Vegetables Spice Blend

1 Cup of Fresh Snap Peas

1/2 Cup of Fresh Carrots (Sliced)

1 Cup of Frozen Peas and Corn

1/2 Cup of Fresh Broccoli (Cut up)

1/2 of Large Yellow Bell Pepper (Sliced) – Can be any color

Directions:

In a Large Wok Pan, heat up the Olive Oil at Medium Heat, then add Onions, Garlic and Jalapeño Pepper – Sauté for about 1 minute. Then add Chicken, Salt and Vegetable Spice Blend. Stir and Cook for about 6-7 Minutes, then add all of the veggies. Stir all together and cook for another 3 – 5 Minutes.

Serve and Enjoy 😊

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Preeti Sweet Dairy Free Cinnful Buns

Oooooh what sweet buns we have here. These were made my modifying a recipe I saw online. Below is my Preeti spin on Cinnamon bun.

Ingredients :

Dough Ingredients:

• 2-3/4 Cup of All-Purpose Flour

• 2 Tablespoons of Granulated White Sugar

• 1 Tablespoon of Brown sugar

• 1 Teaspoon of Salt

• 1 .25-ounce package Baking Yeast

• ½ Cup of Water

• ¼ Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk

• 2-1/2 tablespoons of Earth Balance Vegan Butter

• ¼ Cup of Unsweetened Applesauce

Filling Ingredients:

• 3 Tablespoons of Earth Balance Vegan Butter

• ¼ Cup of Brown Sugar

• 3 Tablespoons of Ground Cinnamon

Glaze Ingredients:

• 1 Cup of Confectioners Sugar

• 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

• 2 Tablespoons of Unsweetened Almond Milk

Instructions

Make the Dough:

1. Set aside ½ cup of flour. In a large bowl, toss 2-1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together until evenly dispersed.

3. Heat the water, almond milk, and vegan butter together in the microwave until the mixture is very warm. Like a 45 seconds to 60 seconds.

5. Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture. Add the applesauce and only enough of the reserved flour to make a soft dough. Dough will be ready when it gently pulls away from the side of the bowl and has an elastic consistency.

6. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 5 minutes. Place it in a lightly greased bowl and let rest for 10 minutes.

Assemble with the Filling:

1. After 10 minutes, roll the dough out in a rectangle using a rolling pin.

3. Spread the softened butter on top. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it over the butter.

5. Roll up the dough tightly and cut into about 10 even pieces and place in a lightly greased round pan-I placed 5 in each pan.

Rise and Bake:

1. Loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 60 and 90 minutes.

2. After the rolls have doubled in size, preheat your oven to 375°F.

3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cover the rolls with aluminum foil after 15 minutes to avoid heavy browning, if you prefer.

Make the Glaze:

1. Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl.

2. Top the cinnamon rolls with glaze right before serving.

Preeti Moi Moi – African Bean Cake

Tasty Cake… this is so delish, it’s dairy free, vegan friendly, gluten free, and keto Friendly now that’s a win win.

Check out Preeti recipe below.

Ingredients

• 2 Cups of Red Honey Beans

• 1 Large Red Bell Pepper

• 3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers

• 2 Garlic Cloves

• 3/4 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

• 1 Large Onion.

• 3 Teaspoons of Flavor God Spice Everything Seasoning-So so good !!!!!

• 1-2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt to taste

• 1 lb of Cooked Ground Meat of choice (optional if vegetarian) – I used ground turkey mashed and seasoned with chili peppers, salt, turmeric and paprika.

Instructions

1. Start by peeling or skinning the beans. Soak the beans in water for 10 minutes, after about 10 minutes, the skin of the beans should start shed a little bit. Place the beans in a blender/food processor, to with some water, just enough to cover it. Pulse the blender for about 5- 6 times to agitate the beans. This process breaks the beans up and separates the skins of the beans from the beans themselves.

2. Transfer the Peeled beans into a bowl. Rinse several times to separate the beans from the skin. Draining the skins with the water with each rinse. The skins should come off easily as the skins are now floating to the top.

3. Once the beans are clean, soak them in water for at least 4 hours or over night.

4. After the beans have soaked, drain the water that they have been soaking in, and rinse the beans one more time.

5. Blend the beans with 1 cup of water, the bell pepper, scotch bonnet peppers, onions, garlic and seasonings.

6. Place the blended beans in a bowl, mix in the oil and salt thoroughly then thin out the mixture with the hot water until it resembles the texture of a light cake batter, then add optional ground meat of choice.

7. You can taste the mixture to adjust for salt – please note that the beans is raw so no large consumption during tasting 😂 😂

8. Prep the aluminum foil sheets by folding each sheet into an envelope with one opening. Fill each envelope with the mixture till it is about 3/4 full, and then top it with a piece of fish.

9. In a deep pot with a properly fitted pot cover, place a sheet of aluminum foil, and pour boiling water into the pot till it is about 1 inch deep. Place the moi moi packages into the pot, on top of the aluminum foil. The hot water should not be more than half way up the moi moi packages. Cover the moi moi packages with a sheet of aluminum foil.

10. Cover the pot, and allow it to steam on low heat for 50 minutes.After 50 minutes, check the the Moi moi. As you would do with a cake, insert a bamboo skewer into the middle of one of the moi moi package, if it comes out clean, moi moi is just about ready for consumption, if it’s still in liquid form, then steam for another 10-15 minutes.

11. Allow the Moi moi to sit for 5 minutes to allow for proper molding then serve warm – FYI moi moi tastes so much better that next day.

Dairy Free Oreo Cupcakes

Not really a baker but had to make some cupcakes for my little guy who turned and still can’t have dairy or eggs. So I whipped this up and he loved it, his classmates loved it and didn’t realize it was dairy and egg free. Who needs eggs when you can use applesauce, flaxseeds, bananas, etc all are great substitutes for eggs. Milk and creams can be substituted with unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, and any other plant based milk.

Preeti Sautéed Kale and Spinach – Efo Riro

Preeti Sautéed Spinach and Kale Combo is the way to go – Efo Riro … Second Helping Guaranteed. You too can make this – check out the recipe below:

What’s in this delicacy:

1 Large Red Bell Peppers

3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers

1 Large Onion – Peeled and sliced

1 Garlic Clove-Peeled

2 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil

1 Tbsp of Old Bay Seasoning

1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1 Tablespoon of Eru (locust beans)-Optional

24 oz of Chopped Spinach (Rinsed, soaked and drained in hot water)

30 oz of Chopped Kale (Rinsed, soaked and drained in hot water)

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How to Make this delicacy:

Add peppers, 1/2 of the onions, and garlic to a food processor and blend and set aside- no need for this to be a smooth purée.

In a Large sauce pan, add vegetable oil, then heat the oil for about 2 minutes, add the other half of the sliced onions. Then add the pepper mix to the hot oil. Add, Stir the pepper and then add in Old Bay seasoning and salt to taste. Add rinsed locust beans if you have them and let it simmer for 10 minutes. After simmering, add chopped spinach and kale to the pepper mix and stir then let this simmer for about 10 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy with your favorite swallow (Okele), rice or just by itself.

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Preeti Sweet & Spicy Charred Chicken Wings

Perfect Weekend Treat – Finger licking and Lip Smacking Guaranteed

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Charred Look was from the Air Fryer.

4 lbs of Fresh Chicken Wings (Cleaned)

2 Garlic Cloves – Minced

1 Teaspoon of Onion Salt

1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon of Paprika

1 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano

1 Cup of Brown Sugar

4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

Clean the chicken thoroughly and set aside (I usually use lemon water and vinegar to clean my chicken). Combine the garlic and spices except the brown sugar together in a bowl that has a lid, then add the chicken and then cover the lid and shake shake shake to get all the ingredients around the chicken. Bring a cup of water to boil and then add hot water to brown sugar and add to 1/2 of the brown sugar mix to the chicken, shake again then transfer the chicken to the air fryer pan, Drizzle on the Olive Oil, generously then set the air fryer temperature to 400°F and timer to 40 minutes. In between, check on the wings, toss and turn occasionally and then brush on the left over brown sugar liquid and then place back in the air fryer.

Serve and Enjoy !!!!

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Preeti Vegan Almond Waffles

Featuring my very first Preeti Homemade Vegan Waffles. Kids and Adults Approved – win win

Recipe for Vegan Waffles Batter:

2 Cups of Almond Flour

1 Teaspoon of Corn Starch

2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon Powder

1 1/3 Cup of Almond Vanilla Milk

1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Applesauce

2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil

Mix all dry ingredients together and then add liquids and whisk to mix. Then using a waffle maker, pour in desired amount of batter.

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Preeti Southwest Chipotle Chicken Drumsticks

Wings can’t have all the fun, check out this mouthwatering chicken drumsticks. So good, you’re going to want eat every bite. 😋😋😋Try not to eat the bones 😂😂😂

Charred Look was from the Air Fryer.

2 lbs of Fresh Chicken Drumsticks (Cleaned)

2 Garlic Cloves – Minced

2 Tablespoons of Lemon Zest

1 Teaspoon of Onion Salt

1 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano

1 Teaspoon of Parsley

1 Teaspoon of Cumin

1 Teaspoon of Paprika

1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

1 Teaspoon of Sweet Chili Pepper Powder

1 Teaspoon of Sugar

2 Teaspoons of Hickory Liquid Smoke (optional)

4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

Clean the chicken thoroughly and set aside (I usually use lemon water and vinegar to clean my chicken). Combine the garlic, lemon zest, spices and sugar except the liquid smoke and olive oil together in a bowl that has a lid, then add the chicken then cover the bowl and shake shake shake to get all the ingredients around the chicken then refrigerate for up to 24 or more hours. After chicken is now marinated chicken, add liquid smoke then shake then transfer the chicken to the air fryer pan, Drizzle on the Olive Oil, generously then set the air fryer temperature to 375°F and timer to 40 minutes. In between, check on the chicken, toss and turn occasionally then your chicken is now ready to be

Served and Enjoyed with your favorite dipping sauce!!!!

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