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Tray Bake

Hello Readers, and happy Monday!

Today we are making our lives simple with sheet tray bakes. This is a default dinner setting for me especially on those lazy days where I don’t feel like doing anything ( cue Bruno Mars song ).

Easy tray bake

I take frozen mixed vegetables, if I feel like chopping up some potatoes I will and add pork or chicken, in the picture above I have both. I mix together Olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika pour it over the top of the food on the tray and roast at 375 for about 35 min. Presto! Easy dinner that takes minimal effort and comes out great every time!

Let me know what your go to easy meals are!

Until next time, Cheers!

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Want to explore our meal prep service? Let us make dinner for you. For $30 you will receive 3 meals on our next delivery date! Meals will include our pesto chicken ( on the bottom left), linguine and scallops, and a ratatouille ( bottom right).

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Fresh Pesto

Hello Readers, and happy Monday!

Today I wanted to talk to you about fresh pesto. It is delicious, bright green ( my favorite color) and an automatic flavor booster. If you are looking for a way to elevate your routine dishes there are many ways pesto can help you. I use it as a marinade for chicken and fish; it also plays well with quinoa, and pasta.

Fresh pesto lasts about 4 weeks in the freezer tasting as fresh and looking as bright as it did when you first made it. All you need to do is thaw the pesto for about 10 mins before cooking, just enough so that you can break it up with a spoon to scoop out as much as you need for that night and, toss it back in the freezer. I have a 24 oz. plastic container full of pesto I made about 3 weeks ago. I pull it out once a week to “fancy-fi” dishes for my family. I spread it over white fish or chicken bake it in the oven and it adds a fresh new dish to my routine sheet pan baked chicken/fish.

Here is a recipe for a quick and easy pesto. This a cheese free pesto.

Thanks for reading, Until Next time!

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Lights, Camera, Action..

Personal view and expression of what is happening in America.

Lights..

Here in the USA, Covid -19 has given us a rare opportunity. The opportunity to accept and, work through with, our fellow humans on the injustices minorities face. Particularly, minorities whose skin color is on a sliding scale of golden tan to black coffee. For a long time, those of us blessed with melanin have been the largest target of societal injustices in the modern era. Now, let me be clear, I am no expert, or history major; I will also not sit here and write for you an essay explaining when racism began, who was the first slave and why these things are bad. Racism is wrong. You know it is. I know it is. Your neighbor knows it is wrong. And yet…when the evidence of a group of humans, treating another group of humans as if there are anything less than is presented to the public, a fight begins. And not a fight between the ill treated and the guilty party. No, a fight through computer screens as to whether or not this CLEAR evidence is important enough to shed light on. To get it’s moment in the sun.

Excuse me sir does video number 1 million prove to you that we should not be treated this way? Did you feel bad enough this time? Should I continue to collect more data?

Covid-19 has proven to us that no matter how much data, and analysis we provide there will always be a group of people who are unwilling to believe it. The light on the issue will always be dull to those wearing sunglasses.

Camera

So now we are protesting.Did you know that the definition of protest is ” a solemn declaration of opinion and usually of dissent”. In observation I see that protesting is doing an amazing job of taking the light covid-19 has given us and capturing the peaceful and respectful disagreement of the injustice persisting through out the U.S today. I find the ongoing protests have swept the nation in a polarizing way. Some of our friends and family have shown us that they stand with us regardless of the consequences, a true demonstration of the unconditional love we all need in our lives. Others have made it clear that for them justice is a case by case matter, you know the one bad apple people. Well I feel obligated to inform you, there is no such thing as one bad apple. You see, a bad apple has mold, a fungus that spreads on to nearby organic matter and once that mold spreads you have indeed ruined the entire bunch of apples. In our case the fungus has spread to the apple tree. If we do not remove the fungus infested trees from our orchard we will not have any more apples, no more food. So what can we do now that we have the attention and spotlight in place for real change to be made? How do we effectively remove the “bad apples”?

Action

Well like I have stated before I am not an expert, politician; I did not study sociology or frankly, read my constitutional rights since elementary school.

I am a woman living in America using every tool at my disposal to ensure my voice is heard. I make my dollars count by supporting local business as best I can. I research before I vote and choose the candidate who best represents me and my concerns. I treat every person I meet with the same respect I give myself.

There are many things one can do and countless ways to go about creating lasting change in a real way.

My suggestion for action..just take one step and stick to it. I do not mean social media ( sorry retweets and likes do not count this time), I mean a real step.

What step will you take?

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Summer Menu!

Our summer menu is here!

Hello readers, and Happy June! We have released our summer menu and are very excited to be able to source from local farms and business. We have consciously created our menu to highlight local produce and give you healthy, nutrient full meals. If you would like to receive our menu please reach out via the contact page and we will send it to you.

Stay safe and healthy!

Cheers.

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Chorizo Stuffed Cabbage

Hello Readers and Happy Monday!

Let’s talk about stuffed cabbage, I really enjoy this dish, it tastes great, easy plating and freezes extremely well, all of thing we want when planning dinners for ourselves during this time. Today I will share a modified version of my recipe that you can make simply at home. At home we enjoy warm spices and a little heat so I make my own chorizo sausage, but to save yourself some dish washing just buy your favorite sausage and remove the casing.

Check out the recipe below

Ingredients

  • 1 cabbage head, separate about 10 leaves
  • 1/2 gallon salted water
  • 2 lbs. of sausage, (remove casing)
  • 1 1/2 cups of dry quinoa
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups Tomato sauce
  • about 32 oz of shredded cheese
  • 1 onion diced

Procedure

1) Gently peel and wash cabbage leaves. In a large pot place 1/2 gallon of salted cold water to boil.

2) While the water is heating up, in a bowl remove casing from raw sausage.

3) Next in a sauce pan, cook quinoa according to package, with bay leaf and pinch of salt, once cooked set aside to cool.

4) Once the water is boiling, boil cleaned cabbage leaves for about 2-3 min, just until pliable. Remove pliable leaves and set aside to cool on a large sheet tray or roasting pan.

5) In a sauté pan, cook sausage crumbles half way with diced onion. Set aside to cool with cooked quinoa, mixed together.

6) To assemble stuffed leaf. take 3 tbsp. of your cooked sausage, quinoa onion mixture and add in about 2 tbsp. of shredded cheese and place into base of leaf.

7) Fold in sides as you roll mixture and leaf forward.

8) Repeat this until all mixture is gone.

9) Next pour tomato sauce over stuffed leaves and remainder of shredded cheese. Bake in 375 degree oven for no more than 25 min.

10) Serve hot!

If you try this recipe let me know in the comments below or on social media!

Until Next Time, Cheers!

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Let us make dinner for you!

Hello Readers and Happy Monday!

We are excited to announce that we have a new home, meaning plenty of space to make meals for you and your family! Here are a couple of pictures of items that are on our current spring menu.

If you would like to receive our weekly order forms and be able to try out our meals let us know in the comments! We would be honored to cook for your family!

We will back soon with a new recipe to try!

Until next time, Cheers!

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Rosemary Biscuits

Hello Readers, and Happy Monday!

How is quarantine treating you? Looking for new recipes to try? Here is one I made this weekend, this is a classic biscuit with dried rosemary that I had found in the depths of my spice cabinet. Check out the recipe below!

Rosemary buttery biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 stick of salted butter cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • sheet/baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • circle cookie cutter
  • OPTIONAL egg wash: 1 egg and 2 or 4 tbsp of milk/water. Beat with a fork.

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine all dry ingredients into a bowl with a whisk.
  2. Cube stick of butter and crumble into flour mixture until well combined.
  3. Pour in milk and gently kneed with hands until just combined.
  4. Roll out onto floured surface and roll with rolling pin until about1 to 2 inches thick.
  5. Cut with circle cookie cutter and bake for 9 to 12 min.

If you try this at home, let me know how they came out either below in the comments or on Instgram, Twitter, FB or Pinterest at Mayari’s Voyage!

Until next time!

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Pizza

The other night we made a partially  home made pizza. We bought premade dough from our local grocery store and it was so much fun (minus my horrible pizza twirling abilities)!

Pizza is a classic that makes everyone happy and does not take too much effort to taste amazing! If any of you have a great pizza crust recipe feel free to comment  I would love to try out new recipes.

We shredded  a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and provolone and placed it right on top of our tomato basil sauce .

We hope you all are having a restful quarantine and make some pizza! Until next time, cheers!

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