Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Tuna Croissant Sandwich

Smarty Foodie this week is keeping it easy with a quick meal idea for you. Grab you a can a Tuna we are going to assist with this delicious delight!

Tuna Croissant Sandwich

First Things First gather up the necessary ingredients.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) can tuna
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 4 pieces scallions
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2½ tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 pieces Croissant
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  • Directions

    1. Open the tuna and drain water or oil.
    2. Chop the onion, celery, and scallions.
    3. Arrange the tuna in a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, chopped onion, celery, and scallions.
    4. Add Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Mix well
    5. Slice the Croissant in half and then lay a piece of lettuce flat on one slice of the bread. Scoop some tuna salad over the lettuce. Top with the other bread slice.
    6. Serve and Enjoy!

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    Recipe By -www.speedyrecipe.com

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Foodie Tuesday by Smarty Marty- Homemade Potato Salad!

So Smarty Marty is getting you all prepared for your 4th of July cook out! So along with all the favorite BBQ delights here is a recipe for one of the sides that can make a way to the table come tomorrow. So let’s get started by father up the necessary ingredients needed:

  • 5 potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
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  • Direction:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop.
    • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
    • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.

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    Recipe By – Allrecipes.com

    Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Macaroni Salad

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This week recipe idea is a classic with a twist… Macaroni Please, but not just any macaroni,

we are adding a few vegetables to make this what they call a Macaroni Salad….  As always 1st things 1st we need to gather up the following ingredients.

Ingredient Listing: 

  • 4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers (optional)

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The Fresh Ingredients 

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Chopped & Diced 

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, pimentos and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

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Recipe By – Allrecipes.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty -Vegetable & Chicken Lasagna

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Noodles Chicken and Vegetables… a delicious combination. This week Smarty Marty is cooking up Lasagna utilizing chicken tenderloins and fresh vegetables. To get started with this dish we need to gather up the following ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2cups very thin bite-size carrot strips
  • 1cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 – 16ounces frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 12ounces shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 3cups fat-free milk
  • 9tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2teaspoons salt
  • 1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4cup snipped fresh basil
  • 115 ounce carton fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • 12no-boil lasagna noodles (about 8 ounces)
  • 1cup whole wheat panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
  • 1/4cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)

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Directions

  1. Lightly coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add carrots, onion, and garlic; cook about 6 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in broccoli and chicken; set aside.
  3. For sauce, in a large saucepan whisk together milk and flour. Add broth, salt, and pepper, whisking until smooth. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Boil about 1 minute or until slightly thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl stir together ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spread 1 cup of the sauce in the prepared baking dish. Arrange three of the lasagna noodles crosswise over the sauce in baking dish. Spoon another 1 cup of the sauce over the noodles, spreading evenly. Dot with one-third of the ricotta mixture, then one-third of the chicken mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with the remaining three lasagna noodles. Spread the remaining sauce over the top. Cover baking dish with foil. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake, covered, for 1-1/2 hours. Remove foil. Bake for 30 minutes more.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together panko and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle panko mixture over lasagna. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until the top is lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Shrimp Fried Rice

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Smarty Marty Foodie Tuesday recipe idea this week is a takeout favorite… She’s cooking up some shrimp fried rice. 1st and foremost we must gather up the ingredients needed for the dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined without tail
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

Shrimp Fried Rice

  1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Set aside and allow rice to cool.
  2. Heat a large skillet or wok for 2 minutes. When the skillet or wok is hot, pour in vegetable oil, bean sprouts and onions. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Mix in cooled rice and shrimp and cook for another 3 minutes. Stirring constantly.
  4. Mix in green onions, eggs, salt, pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook for another 4 minutes, stirring continuously, until eggs are cooked and everything is blended evenly.

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Recipe By – Allrecipes.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty – Shrimp Avocado Salad

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Well well, here we are the Tuesday after the Memorial Day Holiday~! So smarty Marty brings us an easy meal idea for this Foodie Tuesday.  Shrimp Avocado Salad. Let’s get started by gathering up the following items.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boiled or steamed shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 avocados cut into large pieces
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

shrimp avocado saladDirections

    1. Add shrimp, avocado, and onion to a large bowl.
    2. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together ingredients for the dressing. Whisk until well-combined.
    3. Add dressing to shrimp avocado salad until it has the amount you desire. Serve additional dressing on the side.

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  • Salad  Prepared By Smarty Marty

    Recipe By: addapinch.com

    Photography & Styling By Smarty Marty

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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Asian Chicken Egg Rolls

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Ooh wee it’s Tuesday and we have a delicious delight for you today. Smarty Marty whips up some Asian Chicken Egg Rolls! If you are ready to cook you up something flavorful  let’s start first with gathering up what you will need to create  this dish:

Ingredients: 

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Brown chicken with ginger and garlic in pan; drain any grease.
  2. Mix salt, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add to pork and mix well.
  3. In large bowl combine cabbage mix and green onions.
  4. Pour hot meat over vegetables and stir well. Let cool slightly.
  5. Lay wrap in front of you so that it looks like a diamond.
  6. Place 3 tablespoons pork filling in center of egg roll wrapper.
  7. Fold bottom point up over filling and roll once.
  8. Fold in right and left points.
  9. Brush beaten egg on top point.
  10. Finish rolling.
  11. Set aside and repeat with remaining filling.
  12. Heat 2-3 inches oil in large frying pan to very hot (350ºF).
  13. Fry a few egg rolls in pan at a time, 2-3 minutes per side.
  14. Drain on paper towels.
  15. Serve with sweet and sour sauce, plum sauce, hoisin sauce or jalapeño pepper jelly
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    Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty