Welcome to Yummy Fixins!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Smoothies and more Smoothies!

Here are some yummy smoothie recipes. Just add the ingredients in a blender and there ya go! If it seems too liquidy just add more ice (yes i know liquidy is not a word, but it works in this sentence) 

Antioxidant Protein Smoothie

6oz Plain Greek Yogurt (1 small container)
1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice
1/2 cup Coconut Water
1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries or Mixed Berries

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
1/2 cup Coconut Water

1/2 cup Almond Milk

1 Banana

1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Green Smoothie #1
3/4 cup Coconut Water
1 Banana
1/2 cup Frozen Peaches
1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries
1 Banana
1 Tsp. Spirulina

Spinach Pear Smoothie
1/2 cup Coconut Water
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
1 cup Fresh Spinach
1 Banana
1 Pear, chopped
1 cup of Ice

Monday, August 6, 2012

Good For You Pancakes for Two

3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Wheat Flour

1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tbs. Sugar

1 Mashed Banana
1 Egg (Vegan? Leave out the egg, the recipe still works)
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Almond Milk
1/2 Tbs. Walnut Oil

Heat a skillet with Walnut Oil to medium heat. Place the oats in a food processor and pulse until smooth like flour. Place oats, banana, flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl and mix. In a separate bowl/cup mix the egg, milk and vanilla, then add to the large bowl of dry ingredients. Once the skillet is hot use a 1/2 - 3/4 measuring cup pour the mixture on the skillet and cook for a few minutes on each side. 

*Makes 4-6 pancakes

Vegan Sweet Potato, Garbanzo Bean Burgers with Tzatziki

These burgers are quite delicious! The sweet potato and garbanzo bean flavors really compliment each other very well. I decided to make homemade Pita Bread for my burgers but the burgers will taste just as good in lettuce or on any kind of bread. I prefer to serve the burgers with tzatziki but you can use just about any fixins like pickles, greens, bell peppers, olives or tomatoes.  I served mine with just Tzatziki sauce in a lettuce wrap but as a side dish I served 

Makes 6 Burgers

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
4 tbs tahini 
2 tsp frozen cilantro (i use dorat frozen cubes)
2 garlic cloves
1 spring onion or green garlic
1 tbs. olive oil 
1 cup sweet potato, mashed
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
S&P to taste

3/4 cup grated cucumber
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbs. red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbs chopped dill
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and place in the fridge until ready to serve. 

Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, cilantro, garlic, onion, and oil in the food processor and pulse until smooth. Place the garbanzo bean mixture along with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir until mixed well  then place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. 
Make 6 patties and set aside. 
Heat a large skillet to medium heat and cook the patties for about 7 minutes on each side.  Create your wrap, pita or burger with yummy fixins and enjoy! 

 Htipiti Dip homemade flat bread with Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps