I do not love to cook. I do however love to eat! What this has cultivated is a treasure trove of quick, easy, but very tasty recipes. I’d like to share 3 of these recipes with you gentleman. More recipes to come in future posts. I hope they will help to impress any special someone in your life or worst case keep you from starving to death!

My first recipe…Judy’s Pot Roast

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This was my mom’s recipe. It’s was passed down to me when I was in my early 20’s. I’ve never had anyone not LOVE this dish. The meat comes out so tender you pull it apart with your fork. The best part…it’s even better the next day. Pot roast sandwiches.

Prep time 10 minutes. Cook time 3 hours

3 to 4 lbs of 7 bone beef chuck meat

1  12oz can of beer

3 dried bay leaves

2 large onions

2/3 carrots

2/3 parsnips

8/10 small red potatoes

Flour/rock salt/pepper

2/3 Tbs butter

Salt, pepper, and flour both sides of the roast. In a large pot, melt 2/3 Tbs of butter. Brown both sides of the roast. When this is finished, pour entire can of beer into pot. Cover the meat completely with water. Add the bay leaves broken up in large pieces. Cover and cook on low  to medium for 3 hours.

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As you approach the 2nd hour; cut up and add carrots, parsnips, and potatoes.  Add a bit more salt & pepper if you like.

As you approach the beginning of the 3rd hour; cut up and add both large onions.

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I pour the juice into a bowl and use it as gravy over the meat and veg on the plate. Serve this pot roast with a nice green salad, a bottle of Merlot, and ENJOY!

This next dish is so simple it’s crazy! It comes from the kitchen my friend Daniel Katz.

Prep time 10 minutes. Cook time 5 minutes.

Seared Ahi Tuna…

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1 tuna steak per person

4 green onions finely chopped

2 Tbs made Wasabi mustard paste

1 bottle Ponzu sauce

4 Tbs coconut oil

1 Jalapeno thinly sliced

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Heat up the coconut oil in a skillet. Sear tuna steaks 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Mix green onions, wasabi  paste, and Ponzu sauce. Add to pan. Slice 1 tuna steak onto each person’s plate. Pour sauce equally over all plates. Top with thin slices of jalapenos.

Yes guys this one’s THAT EASY! This recipe is sure to impress your guests. This dish is nice with organic brown rice and cold or hot Saki.

This last recipe is for my famous salsa! It’s always a hit at parties. When I went to barber collage the student body was predominately Hispanic. We had a pot luck lunch one afternoon. I brought my famous salsa. Not one person could believe that the Gringa made the tasty salsa herself…But I did and now you can too!

Michelle’s Famous Salsa…

Prep time 10 minutes.

salsa

2 (7oz) cans Herdez Salsa Verde

2 (7oz) cans Herzez Salsa Casera

1 (15oz) can of tomato sauce

1/2 of a bunch green onion chopped

1/2 of a bunch cilantro chopped

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Add all ingredients together in medium sized bowl, stir and chill for hour. Serve and enjoy!

I love my famous salsa with Tostitos Hint of Lime tortilla chips.

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I hope you guys enjoy these recipes as much as I do!