Cooking Tutorial: Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatballs)

Hello. I have uploaded an old tutorial, you can tell, I’m sure. This is Albondigas Soup, which are Mexican Meatballs. This is my version of them. I hope you like it and, once again, I wouldn’t be Renaissance Mom if I didn’t have all these things going around in the background, like kids making noise. So sorry.

Albondigas: Mexican Meatballs

Serving Size: A hungry family of 5 (I always make enough so my husband can take some to work.)

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Cooking Tutorial/Recipe: Shrimp Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burger

Good morning. I have provided a great recipe that includes a shrimp (my favorite food), turkey burger stuffed with a nice layer of mozzarella cheese. It is so delicious! My family came over to celebrate Valentine’s Day, hence the massive background noise. I truly apologize for that. I will get better at filming and editing. If you enjoy these cooking video’s and recipe’s, please let me know so I can upload more. Soon, I will be uploading Mexican Meatball soup (albondigas), Mexican Chicken Pot Pie (with a green mole sauce), chicken with a green mole, and so much more.

Shrimp Stuffed Burgers:

Serving Size: 11 hungry people (7 kids, and 4 Adults)

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Recipe: Healthy Shrimp Chile Relleno

Hello. My favorite, and most requested, family recipe are my shrimp chile rellenos. My parents love them and I came up with the idea back in high school, 15 years ago, as I was looking for ways to incorporate my favorite food in more recipes. Seafood is a delicacy in our household, growing up. I DO NOT SHARE MY SHRIMP! Ask my hubby and best friend. My brother and I have fought for them, many times. Does this go against my healthy clean eating habits? YES! Shrimp are. . .ummm, let’s just say scavengers of the sea, but we all have our weaknesses and mine are seafood and chocolate. Ewww, I know, I shouldn’t place that in the same sentence.

Once again, filming with kids is extremely difficult!! Yes, I look silly and mess up. After so many takes, uugghh, who wouldn’t. Hope you like this recipe.  Don’t knock it till you try it!

FYI: You can omit the shrimp and substitute it with ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef or just veggies or just cheese if you prefer.

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Tutorial/Recipe: Valentine’s Day Bright Red Juice Blend

Hello. Here is an organic juice blend. Super delicious and perfect for V-Day or any day!

FYI: Yes, my tag is out. So sorry. It was a new shirt. LOL And filming with kids is soooo difficult and I did mess up a lot, “tops off the strawberries” when I meant “keep them on.” Oh and I use all organic ingredients.

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Recipe: Organic Pizza

Today, I baked a delicious pizza. The recipe creates a thin crust and, to top it off, I’ve decided to stuff the crust with cheese.

Note: My crust recipe is from “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking” by Marcella Hazan. I did, however, add other ingredients to it to make it my own.

Organic crust pizza:

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 cup lukewarm water

3 1/4 cups unbleached flour (I use organic flour)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil,

1 tablespoon for the dough, 1 teaspoon for the bowl

1/2 tablespoon salt

Cornmeal

**The book asked for other things that I didn’t use.

–I melted 2 teaspoons and brushed it on the top of the crust to brown.

–I added a quarter size amount of Garlic, Parsley salt with a sprinkle of romano regeano cheese onto the crust.

4 String Cheese sticks for the crust if you want it to be stuffed crust.

Toppings:

1) Lots and lots of cheese. We don’t measure the amount of cheese, we just add it until we feel it is enough. If needed, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.

2) Any toppings you want.

1) Dissolve the yeast in a bowl, preferably large, with a 1/4 cup of lukewarm water.

2) Add 1 cup of flour to the bowl and mix with a spoon, preferably wooden.

3)Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and 1 cup more of flour, mix with hand, I added seasonings I listed above I prefer.

If the flour is too dry while mixing, add more water, if it is too sticky, a little more flour. Mix, mix,  mix roughly, knead and roll it into a ball.

4) The recipe asks to sit for 3 hours to allow it to double in size. I left it over night on the counter covered with a towel so it doesn’t dry.

5) The next day, I cut it in half.

6)I cover the board with corn meal and begin squashing it down with the palm of my hand. I then began rolling it out with a rolling-pin, my hand, pin, hand. . . until I form a big round crust.

7)I put corn meal on the bottom of my tray and placed the pizza on my, gasp–dollar tree purchase–pizza tray.

8)I did the same with the other half of the pizza dough. (If you want to add cheese on the crust, make sure to separate the cheese stick into long slices. I used two per pizza crust. I placed it on the edge crust and rolled the crust inward and closed it in. Seal the mozzarella inside of the top of the crust like if you are sealing an envelope, but facing forward.) Brush butter on the crust.

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9)I found used an organic pizza sauce my mom surprised me with from $.99 store. I squirt a little and spread out the sauce with a spoon.

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10) Sprinkled mozzarella cheese.

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11) Topped it off with pepperoni.

12) Preheat oven at 425

13) I baked it for 20 minutes at 425.

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Enjoy!