Compiled Recipe – Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

* ½ pound pasta (large shells)
* 1 pound ground beef
* 2 tbsp taco seasoning (or 1 packet)
* ¾ cup water
* 1 cup salsa (jarred)
* 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1) Cook the shelled pasta according to the directions on the box and drain.

2) Add the ground beef to the pan and brown well.

3) Drain the fat.

4) Add the taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water, stir and cook until water is gone.

5) Add the pasta back into the pot with the salsa and cheese.

6) Stir to combine.

7) Serve immediately, preferably with crunchy tortilla chips (optional) on top.

* This recipe is easy to make.

* Adapted from Dinner Then Dessert


Compiled Recipe – Chicken Omelet

Chicken Omelet

* 1 fillet chicken breast
* ¼ tsp salt
* ¼ tablespoon and 1 teaspoon salt and cracked black pepper
* 1 tbsp oil
* 3 eggs
* 1 tbsp basil, minced
* ¼ cup quick melting cheese
* 2 tbsp store bought tomato salsa

1) Flatten chicken breast fillet with a meat mallet until even in thickness. Season with salt and ground black pepper or to taste.

2) Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry chicken until cooked through. Remove from heat and let rest. Slice into strips and set aside.

3) Beat eggs in a bowl. Add basil leaves. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Pour into hot non stick pan , and using a spatula, tilt pan while stirring only until eggs are just beginning to set. Fill one side of the omelet with cheese, chicken strips and prepared tomato salsa. Fold omelet in half and slide to a plate to serve immediately with hot pandesal.



Compiled Recipe – Potato Salad with Nachos

Potato Salad with Nachos

* ¾ kilo potatoes, cubed and deep fried
* ¼ cup cheese spread
* ¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated
* ¼ cup mayonnaise
* ¼ cup salsa, prepared or store-bought
* ½ cup sweet corn
* ¼ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
* ½ cup corn chips, crushed
* 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped fresh

* Toss potatoes with cheese spread, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, salsa, sweet corn and black beans; serve topped with corn chips, cilantro and more salsa.




Compiled Recipe – Five Layer Chip Dip

Fiver Layer Chip Dip

* ½ cup refried beans, canned
* 1/3 cup corn kernels, canned, drained
* ½ cup salsa, store-bought
* ¼ cup sour cream
* 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated

* Place refried beans in a medium glass serving bowl; smoothen top. Top with even layers of corn kernels, store-bought salsa, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Serve with nachos or tortilla chips.


Compiled Recipe – Avocado and Balsamic Vinegar

Avocado and Balsamic Salsa

* ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
* 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
* salt
* pepper
* 1 small avocado, diced
* diced tomatoes (optional)

1) Whisk balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl to combine. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

2) Place diced avocado in a bowl ; add balsamic vinaigrette. For more color, add diced tomatoes and mix gently.