Posts tagged: 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.


• 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)


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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Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Apples

Have a hearty and flavorful appetizer with this brussels sprouts with bacon and apples recipe. This is a quick and easy to cook dish – a delicious but simple combination of brussels sprouts, onion and green apple.


• 1 lb Brussels sprouts (rinsed and halved)
• 1 yellow onion (diced)
• 2 green apples (chopped)
• 4 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled to bits)
• 1 tbsp butter
• salt to taste
• black pepper to taste
• some finely chopped parsley (optional)


Set a pot over high heat.
Pour some water and bring to a boil.
Put a steamer basker on the pot.
Add halved Brussels sprouts.
Cover the lid.
Let it cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
Once done, remove from the pot and set aside.

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Melt 1 tbsp of butter.
Add diced yellow onion.
Season with salt to taste.
Saute onion for 5 minutes or until soft.
Once soft, add chopped green apples.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Stir and cook for 5-10 minutes or until apples are soft.
Add the steamed Brussels sprouts and finely chopped parsley.
Stir to combine.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
Top it off with cooked bacon bits.
Serve and enjoy!

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon + Apples
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Potato Wedges Recipe | How to Make Baked Potato Wedges

Baked potato wedges are the perfect side dish to accompany a delicious dinner meal. This dish is made up primarily of unpeeled large potatoes cut into wedges and coated with a savory dressing. Classic combos for potato wedges are bacon strips and shredded cheese. You can also serve with dips of your choice like mayonnaise, marinara, mustard, or chili sauce.


• 3 medium potatoes (unpeeled and sliced into wedges)
• 1 tbsp salt
• 1 tsp baking soda


• salt to taste
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp oregano powder
• 1 tsp rosemary
• 2 tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 370 F.

Set a pot and fill it with water.
Add 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda.
Let it heat.
Once heated, add potato wedges.
Let it boil for 6 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Remove from the heat and drain the water.
Set aside.


Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add the ingredients for the dressing.
Mix well.
Add the boiled potato wedges to the bowl.
Carefully mix to coat the potato wedges.
Transfer to a parchment-lined baking tray.
Place it inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 15 minutes.
Flip the wedges and bake again for 15 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve with your favorite dip.

Potato Wedges Recipe - How To Make Baked Potato Wedges
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