Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Pumpkin Soup!

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Happy Happy Holidays to everyone!!! Foodie Tuesday is here with a delightful Holiday Dish! Impress your family and friends with this easy breezy pumpkin Soup

First things First…. Gather up the necessary ingredients:

  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 whole black peppercorns

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Directions:

Heat stock, salt, pumpkin, onion, thyme, garlic, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.

  1. Puree the soup in small batches (1 cup at a time) using a food processor or blender.
  2. Return to pan, and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for another 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir in heavy cream. Pour into soup bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve it up in style!

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Recipe By -www.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

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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Chicken Souvlaki

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This week’s Foodie Tuesday meal idea for you is Mediterranean style dish using Chicken… To get started cooking up this delicious delight we need to gather up the necessary ingredients.


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INGREDIENTs

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut 3/4 inch thick, and separated into slices
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas
  • Garnish: oregano leaves

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DIRECTIONS

1. Whisk together lemon zest, 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, half the garlic, the oregano, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add chicken, and toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, for 45 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, stir together remaining lemon juice and garlic, the cucumber, yogurt, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.

3. Heat grill to medium-high. Thread chicken, tomatoes, and onion onto 4 metal skewers. Brush with remaining 2 teaspoons oil, and season with pepper.

4. Grill skewers, turning, until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Grill pitas until charred, about 2 minutes per side.

5. Serve skewers with charred pitas and cucumber-yogurt sauce. Garnish with oregano leaves.

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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- Spaghetti Dinner

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Hi Folks this week delicious delights from our Foodie Tuesday inspiration is vegan spaghetti This dish is a perfect and quick and easy filling meal. Let’s get started by gathering up the necessary ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

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Directions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and garlic powder in oil until tender. Add the spaghetti sauce, beans, tomatoes, sugar, salt, oregano and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Drain spaghetti; top with sauce and cheese.

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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- Turkey Meatloaf

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Hi Folks! Welcome back to another foodie Tuesday recipe idea from our favorite inspiration recipe idea creator Smarty Marty! Well, she is back with this classic with a change. As the weather in different parts of the country is changing, she has created a more filling dish that gives you comfort after one serving. Turkey Meatloaf is this week dish of the week! So let’s get started with the ingredients you will need to create this meal

1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

  • 3/4 cup crushed buttery round crackers
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Turkey Meat loaf ingredients

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a jelly roll pan.

  1. Mix ground turkey, buttery round cracker crumbs, milk, onion, egg, salt, garlic, and black pepper in a bowl; shape into a loaf and place on the prepared jelly roll pan.
  2. Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a separate bowl; set aside.
  3. Bake meatloaf in preheated oven for 30 minutes; remove from oven and drain liquids. Top meatloaf with ketchup topping. Return loaf to oven and continue baking until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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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- Chicken Souvlaki

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This week Foodie Tuesday sentiments by Smarty Marty : My big fat Greek meal was kind of tasty to me…what are you making for dinner… — eating chicken souvlaki.

So we are preparing to give you instructions to create your own Chicken Souvlaki!

First things first gather up the necessary ingredients.

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Gather up the necessary ingredients:

1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Sauce:
  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber – peeled, seeded, and grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

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Directions:

Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, 2 cloves minced garlic, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large resealable bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  1. Mix yogurt, cucumber, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl. Refrigerate tzatziki sauce for flavors to blend, 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto the soaked skewers. Discard unused marinade.
  4. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes per side. Serve with tzatziki sauce.

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Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty

Recipe By -www.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- All American Roast Beef

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This week delicious delight from Smarty Marty is a Classic… if you are a meat lover this one is for you…. All American Roast Beef….Let’s begin now by gathering up the necessary ingredients

3 pounds beef eye of round roast

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). If roast is untied, tie at 3 inch intervals with cotton twine. Place roast in pan, and season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Add more or less seasonings to taste.

Roast in oven for 60 minutes (20 minutes per pound). Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil, and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Gravy or No Gravy…. You Decide…..

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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty – Red Beans with rice

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Hey Folks its been a couple of weeks since we’ve been able to update you with some delicious delights, but we are back with a classic Red Beans and Rice!

1st Thing is first gather up the necessary ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, lightly crushed with the side of a knife blade and minced
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed and small diced
  • 2 (1-pound) cans red kidney beans
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro leaves

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Directions:

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Saute garlic, onion, celery, and bell pepper until tender. Stir in kidney beans, onion powder, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Reduce heat to low and let mixture simmer slowly while you cook the rice.

Bring the chicken stock to a boil and stir in rice and butter. Return to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes without removing the lid. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

Fold rice and beans gently together and transfer to a serving dish. Serve garnished with cilantro.

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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