Preeti Fiery Cajun Beef Tips

Oooooh these are so darn good, get your glass of milk ready, these beef tips are going light up your taste buds. According to my in house food critic, my 9 year old, these are super duper delicious and finger licking good.

So let me tell you what’s in it so you can make it for your family or your guests

  • Obviously Beef – 3 lbs of Beef Stew Chunks
  • One Medium Onion but you got to slice it
  • One Garlic Clove, I used my garlic press to crush it
  • 4 Teaspoons of Cayenne Pepper – Yes that much ….common you can handle it.
  • 2 Teaspoons of Crushed Red Pepper – Yes more pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons of McCormick’s Cajun Spice Seasoning – Picked this up at my local Walmart, I also saw it on amazon for about $4

So here is how to make it:

  • Rinse out the Beef Stew Chunks and transferred it in a medium size pot, then add 4 cups of water and bring it to the stove.
  • Follow up by adding the sliced onions, crushed garlic, 2 Teaspoons of Cayenne Pepper and 1 teaspoon of the Cajun spice seasoning and stir thoroughly. Cover the pot and let the beef and all the ingredients simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes under medium heat.
  • Drain out beef from pot using a coriander and then add generously coat the beef tips with the rest of the cayenne pepper and Cajun spice seasoning. Transfer beef to a non stick or lined baking pan and add crushed pepper flakes and spray sparingly with olive oil.
  • Air Fry for 7 minute in Cuisinart Toaster Oven/Air Fryer for about 7 minutes in the Air Fryer Setting at 375 Degrees – I use the Toaster Oven/Air Fryer because there is no pre-heating required.
  • Serve and enjoy by yourself or with family and friends.
  • Muy Caliente !!!

Preeti Loaded Baked Potatoes – Dairy Free with Vegan or Vegetarian Option

This was a mommy and me special. Simple yet loaded. My mom and I put this together in less than 10 minutes….what !!!!! Yes, a loaded meal in less than 10 minutes.

What to load with:

  • One Large Yellow Russet Potato
  • Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil
  • Shredded Green Cabbage also known as the Cannonball Cabbage
  • Minced Garlic
  • Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • Turkey Bacon Bits (Optional)
  • So Delicious Dairy Free Greek Plain Yogurt (substitute for sour cream)

How To Load it:

  • Wrap a wet paper towel around the large russet potato and put in the microwave for 4 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, add 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil to medium heat, and add shredded cabbage, minced garlic, pepper flakes, sea salt, cilantro and optional bacon bits. Stir for 2 – 3 minutes and set aside.
  •  Bring out baked potato from the microwave and cut in half, spread a spoonful of so delicious dairy free plain greek yogurt to each half of potato.
  • Add Cabbage Mix to each potato half.
  • Serve and Enjoy !!!!

Preeti Hot Scotch Egg – Baked or Fried

Oooooh you’re going to want to try this. It’s packed with protein. Made with lean turkey sausage and egg which is a powerhouse of nutrition with a range of about 18 vitamins and minerals. Perfect breakfast if I must say so myself.

What you need:

  • 2 Lbs of Lean Turkey Sausage
  • 6 Large Hard Boiled Cage Free Eggs
  • 1 Large Cage Free Egg for Coating
  • Vegetable Oil for Deep Frying or Vegetable Spray for Baking
  • 1 Packet of Knorr Vegetable Bouillon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Cups of Blended Corn Flakes in place of Bread Crumbs.

What to do:

  • Boil 6 eggs for about 10 mins
  • While the eggs are boiling, put together the sausage mix by, break apart the turkey sausage and add powdered chicken bouillon and cayenne pepper. Mix Thoroughly and set aside.

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  • Blend Corn Flakes into powdered form as shown below.

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  • Once the egg is boiled, soak in cold water for 1 mins and then peel the shell off of the eggs. (Pardon the one egg that looks like it’s battered below)

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  • Beat one fresh egg and set aside for coating your sausage covered egg.
  • Take a chunk of the sausage mix, flatten it in your palm and pat it out evenly on each egg then dip the sausage covered egg in the beaten egg then roll it into the blended cornflakes as shown below.

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  • Deep Frying Option:
    • In a deep fryer or deep sauce pan filled with vegetable oil or any oil of your choice, wait till the oil is really hot. then add each sausage covered egg to the hot oil and fry for about 5 – 7 mins. Make sure, you gently turn each one scotch egg in the oil to make sure the sausage is browned and thoroughly cooked.
  • Baking Option
    • Preheat Oven to 400 F. Place each sausage covered egg in a baking sheet, spray vegetable oil sparingly on each scotch egg then bake for 30-35 Mins or until sausage is brown and thoroughly cooked.

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Preeti’s Gist on Shea Moisture’s Vegan Lip Balm

Hello Readers,

Just wanted to give my two cents on this very delicious find. I found this lip balm on clearance at Target and figured I had to try it, since it was vegan. I did just buy one at first because I am very hesitant to try something new on my super sensitive lips. My lips are very sensitive and are very easily irritated so I’m limited in what I could put on my lips whether be it lip balm, lip gloss or lip stick. Anyway, so I saw this vegan lip balm for a whopping  0.97 cents (less than a dollar), can you believe that? It usually retails for around $3-$4. So here’s the gist on this vegan lip balm, it smells delicious, it goes on smoothly, it’s free of petroleum, mineral oils and parabens. This is seriously a plant based product that actually moisturizes my lips for hours and to be honest with you I don’t mind licking my lips every so once in a while. It’s not oily or super glossy so it leaves your lips feeling really soft. So I was lucky, the minute I tried this and my lips weren’t irritated, I ran back to Target the next day to get the remaining stash they had on clearance. I love it, the hubby loves it and the kids love it too. By the way, I also love putting this one before I go to bed to keep my lips replenished and rejuvenated overnight.

Pucker up, this vegan lip balm is for everyone – it doesn’t get any better than this.

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Image Courtesy of http://www.sheamoisture.com

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Preeti Fine Cajun Chicken Drumettes – Air Fried

I’m always looking for a fun way to spice up plain meals and working with what you got in your kitchen. So I bought a tray of organic drumstick chicken, worked with the ingredients in my pantry and y. They looked like they are deep fried but they were not, these were air fried and it was golden brown in 15 mins, much healthier than deep frying. This chicken was so good, it had the kids licking their fingers and asking for more.

What’s in it:

  • 4 lbs of lemon rinsed chicken drumsticks
  • 1 Medium Onion – Sliced
  • 1/3 Cup of Cajun Seasoning Mix – Contains Salt, Paprika, Black Pepper, Oregano, Thyme, Cayenne Pepper and Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
  • More Cayenne Pepper (Optional) – I added 1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper because I like it Hot and Spicy.

What to do:

  • Clean Chicken thoroughly with lemon and water.
  • Put Cleaned Chicken in a large red copper pot, add 8 Cups of Water, add sliced onions, Stir in Cajun seasoning mix, Turmeric and Optional Cayenne Pepper.
  • Place Pot on the stovetop with medium heat and cook for 20 minutes, this allows the seasoning to be marinated into the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is nice and tender, drain out excess broth and place individual Chicken drumsticks in the foil lined pan, and spray with Olive Oil , then put the pan in the Toaster Air Fryer Oven.
  • Turn the oven to the Air Fryer Mode with the temperature at 350ºF and then turn the timer to 15 Minutes.
  • Preeti Fine Cajun Chicken Drumettes are now ready to be served.

Preeti Fab Plantains

This is so delicious-part of my vegetarian meal. It so freaking yummy. I didn’t have any meat for a few days and this Fab Plantains made me feel like I wasn’t missing anything. One of this with a side of my Preeti Garlic Quinoa and Brown Rice or Preeti Bangin’ Jollof Rice makes a beautiful meal, or you can simply eat it by itself.

  • With only a few ingredients you got your preeti fab Plantains. By the way, Plantains are so cheap; $1 for 3 large Plantains.

What’s in it? Not much…

  • One or Two ripe (yellow) Plantain – depends on how many you want to eat.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of light Olive Oil to brush the plantains.
  • Sprinkle of Sea Salt – less than 1/4 a Teaspoon on each plantain.
  • Sprinkle of Paprika – less than 1/4 a Teaspoon on each plantain.

What to do…not much either

  • Rinse each plantain and peel the skin off.
  • Spray oven pan with a little bit of oil and place peeled plantain in pan and brush plantain with olive oil and sprinkle seasonings
  • Using my toaster oven which also doubles up as an air fryer, I placed the plantain into toaster oven for 10 mins in air fryer mode under 375°F, check back in 5 mins to turn plantain over. (You can also use a regular oven, which needs to be preheated to 375°F before use).
  • Plantain is ready to be served – Yummm

Preeti Garlic Quinoa and Brown Rice Blend – Vegetarian

I just threw this together because I went going meatless for a couple of days. I wrapped this preeti blend in lettuce and it was so delicious and had the right amount of flavor, you’d think you were eating chicken lettuce wrap, I also added some of my preeti peas just because I had some left over.

What’s in it:

  • 1 Cup of Whole Grain White and Red Quinoa
  • 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup of Precooked Long Grain Parboiled Brown rice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Rosemary
  • 1/2 Of Large Red Bell Pepper- Chopped
  • 1/2 of Large Yellow Onion – Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup of Peas (Optional)

What to do:

  • Bring 2 Cups of water to boil in saucepan, then add Quinoa, Olive Oil, Garlic, Sea Salt, Cayenne Pepper and Precooked Brown Rice. As part of my meal prepping, I precook my brown rice and store for meals during the week – brown rice takes a little longer to cook then regular rice.
  • Cook for 15 minutes under medium heat, then fluff with cooking fork, add chopped peppers and onions and optional peas. cover the saucepan for simmer under low heat for 5 minutes or till all the water is dried out.
  • Preeti Dish is now ready to be served as a side or inside a lettuce like a lettuce wrap….. hmmmmm goooddd

Preeti Peas – Vegetarian

Made these peas look and taste good and I bet when you taste this, you’ll be saying, can I have more preeti “peas”. I know I’m corny, which is why I added corn to the recipe too. Making recipe is preeti simple, you start rinse out the frozen veggies in warm water to thaw it out and you’re ready to go. Preeti Peas was an awesome quick side steak and Preeti Rockin’ Potato Wedges.  So on a serious note, peas may seem like a simple vegetable, it’s said to be packed with great health benefits; it’s low in fat, high in proteins, it’s high in fiber and contains many anti-oxidants, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory nutrients that helps regulate blood sugar, support healthy blood vessels reduce bad cholesterol, and may prevent wrinkles. Source: http://www.realfoodforlife.com/10-health-benefits-of-peas/

What you need:

  • 10 oz of Frozen Peas
  • 8 oz of Frozen Corn
  • 3 Small Sweet Peppers and 1/2 Large Sized Sweet Onions – Chopped – Used my Ninja Express Chop which chops veggies up in like 5 seconds – Bought mines for under $20 at Target. Amazon and Kohl’s also sells it.
  • 1 Teaspoon of Roasted Garlic Oil – Olive Oil can be used as an alternative – this roasted Garlic Oil was one of my finds at Marshalls.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper – I don’t know what made think of putting pepper but I did because I love everything spicy.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Seasoned Salt (contains sea salt, garlic, and paprika)

What to do:

  • In a medium sized pan with low to medium heat, add garlic oil, peas, corn, peppers, onions, as well as cayenne pepper and seasoned salt. Mix thoroughly and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Preeti Peas is now ready to be served with any meal of your choice.

Photo Credit – Real Food For Life

Preeti Stewed Beef in Pepper Sauce

This Stewed beef with Pepper Sauce was platted with a side of Jasmine rice infused with lemon basil oil. Stewed Beef can also be served with a wide variety of rice or grain dishes, veggie medley – Broliflower, etc.

What you need

  • 2 lbs of Stir Fry Beef Strips
  • 3 Cups of Pepper Sauce – 3 large bell peppers-cut up, 48 oz of crushed tomatoes, 2 medium onions-cut up, 3 scotch bonnet peppers, 1/2 Cup of Tomato Paste – this makes approximately – 9 Cups (I used the rest for another meal, can be frozen or refrigerated for up to a month) – Blend all these ingriedients to make the Pepper Sauce
  • 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 2 packets of Goya Beef Bouillon
  • 1 Tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon of Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon of Dried Thyme

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What to do:

  • In a large pan, heat up vegetable oil under medium to high heat, then while the oil is sizzling hot, add beef strips and all your seasonings to the pan and stir all together for about 10 mins, the beef should now begin to brown, then add the pepper sauce and simmer for about 15 mins.
  • Stewed Beef is ready to be served with a side of your choice.