Category: Appetizers

Easy Mushroom Fajitas Recipe | Veggie Fajitas Recipe

This delicious easy mushroom fajitas recipe is another healthy way to prepare an appetizing snack or dinner. Season mushroom slices with seasonings mix and sauté to make them tender. More flavor is added with the sautéed bell peppers and white onions. This recipe takes only about 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

• 1 lb Portobello mushrooms (sliced to thick slices)
• 1 yellow bell pepper (julienned)
• 1 red bell pepper (julienned)
• 2 small white onions (sliced)
• 3-4 scallions (sliced into strips)
• 1 tsp smoked paprika
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp onion powder
• 1 tsp chili powder
• 1 tsp lemon pepper
• 1/2 tsp ground cumin
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 2-3 tbsp oil (to coat the mushrooms)
• 2-3 tbsp oil (for frying)

Instructions:

Prepare a small bowl.
Add all seasonings – smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, lemon pepper, ground cumin and salt.
Mix well.
Set aside.

Prepare a large mixing bowl.
Add thick slices of mushrooms into it.
Drizzle 2-3 tbsp of oil.
Mix and coat the mushrooms well using your hands.
Sprinkle half of the seasonings mixture over the mushrooms.
Mix and coat well.

Set a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 2-3 tbsp of oil and heat it.
Add a single layer of seasoned thick slices of mushrooms.
Sauté the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes on each side.
Once browned, remove from the skillet and transfer to a plate.
Do this by batch not to over-crowd the skillet.
Add oil if needed.
Set aside the sautéed mushrooms.

In the same skillet, add some oil.
Add julienned yellow and red bell peppers.
Add sliced white onions and scallions.
Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until bell peppers are tender.
Switch off the heat.
Add back the sautéed mushrooms.
Toss to combine.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can prepare it as a filling for tacos or burritos and top it off with mashed avocados and sour cream.

You can serve the mushroom fajitas as it is.

Easy Mushroom Fajitas Recipe - Veggie Fajitas Recipe
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4 Ingredient Homemade Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi is a rice cake originating from Japan. Its base ingredients are rice flour, water and sugar. In this recipe, we will fill each mochi ball with a scoop of ice cream flavor. It is a great snack or appetizer for any day.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup rice flour
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup water
• favorite ice cream flavors
• cornstarch (for dusting)

Instructions:

Prepare a large microwave-safe mixing bowl.
Add rice flour and granulated sugar.
Whisk until well combined.
Pour water gradually while whisking to combine.
Cover the bowl with clingfilm.
Microwave for a minute.
Once done, whisk the mixture.
Cover with clingfilm again and microwave for another minute.
Fold the mixture using a spatula.
Cover it again and microwave for 30 seconds.
Once done, set aside the dough.

Lay a parchment paper on a work surface or chopping board.
Dust with cornstarch.
Place the dough on the dusted parchment paper.
Dust the dough with cornstarch.
Flatten the dough using a rolling pin.
It should be 1/4-inch thick.
Transfer the parchment with dough on a baking tray.
Place the tray inside the freezer.
Keep it uncovered and keep for 20 minutes.
Once the dough is firm, use a round cookie cutter to form circles.
Place a small scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor in the center of each circle.
Seal to form a mochi ball and wrap with plastic.
Place on a muffin tin.
Do with the rest of the ingredients.
Place in the freezer for at least an hour.
Serve and enjoy!

4 Ingredient Homemade Mochi Ice Cream
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmwGaqjMJkM

Bang Bang Cauliflower (Easy Vegan Appetizer Idea!)

Bang bang cauliflower is a crispy and delicious vegan appetizer that is easy to prepare. The cauliflower florets are fried and prepared with a savory sauce. This recipe takes about 45 minutes to prepare and cook.

Ingredients:

• 1 medium cauliflower head (cut into florets)
• some canola oil for frying

Buttermilk Mix

• 1 cup non-dairy milk
• 1 tbsp vinegar
• 1 tsp ground coriander
• 1 tsp salt
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp turmeric
• 1/2 tsp paprika

Flour Mix

• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp turmeric
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• black pepper to taste
• 2 tbsp buttermilk mix

Bang Bang Sauce

• 1/3 cup vegan mayo
• 3 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
• 2 tsp sriracha

Instructions:

Buttermilk Mix

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Pour non-dairy milk into the bowl.
Add vinegar.
Add the seasonings – ground coriander, salt, garlic powder, turmeric and paprika.
Mix well to combine.
Set aside.

Meanwhile, steam the cauliflower florets for 4-5 minutes.
Once done, drain and rinse the florets.
Put the florets into the bowl of buttermilk mix.
Mix well to coat the florets.
Set aside and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Flour Mix

Prepare another mixing bowl.
Add all-purpose flour into the bowl.
Season with salt, turmeric, paprika and black pepper.
Mix well to combine.
Get two tablespoons from the buttermilk mix.
Add into the flour mix.
Mix well to combine.
Set aside.

Bang Bang Sauce

Prepare a sauce bowl.
Add the ingredients for the bang bang sauce.
Mix well to combine.
Set aside.

Assembly

Dip buttermilk coated cauliflower florets into the flour mix.

Set a frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add canola oil and let it heat.
Once heated, fry the cauliflower florets until golden brown.
Remove from the pan and transfer to a paper towel to drain excess oil.
Once cooled, put the fried florets into a serving plate or bowl.
Drizzle the bang bang sauce over the fried florets.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can use gluten-free flour as a replacement for all-purpose flour if you need to.

Bang Bang Cauliflower (Easy Vegan Appetizer Idea)
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-dOjs-svXA