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Smashed Potato Salad | Summer Salad Recipes are in full swing and I am obsessed with this one! 

Green Goodness Salad:
Baked Smashed Potatoes
Chopped Cabbage
Chopped Cucumbers
Minced Serano pepper
Chopped Green Onion
Minced Dill
Minced Parsley

Salad Dressing:
2 tbsp Mayo 
1 1/2 tbsp Yogurt
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp black crushed pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp pickle juice
1 tsp fresh dill
1/2 tsp dried mint
I love blackberries in everything so it was time I put it in my salad too! Save it for later ✨
I just converted from don’t do it yourself to a DIY girly and holy crap. I should’ve just kept buying the herbs + produce from our local grocery store instead of pinteresting the crap out of how to make a beautiful garden in your backyard with a budget of like $150. Jokes on me. Follow along for day 2.
Spicy Oxtail Stew of my dreams 🤤🤤🤤 | save for later

Spicy Oxtail Recipe

2lbs Oxtail and 1lb short ribs
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme 
6 cloves garlic , minced
3 Thai chilies minced 
1 habanero minced
1 medium yellow onion , chopped
4 small potatoes pepper , cut in halves 
1 carrot , cubed
1/2 cup tomato paste 
1 can of cannellini beans 
1/2 cup  Worcestershire sauce
2 bay leaves 


* In a large nonstick pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle oxtail with salt and pepper (adjust the salt if needed). Add meat to the pot and brown on all sides. Add 2 cups of broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 1 and a half hours, checking and adding more beef broth if needed

* When meat is tender, add chilies, habanero, oregano, brown sugar thyme, crushed red pepper, garlic, onion, peppers, carrots, beans, tomato paste, potatoes and bay leaves. Mix to combine. 

* Let simmer until all vegetables become tender and flavors combine, about 10 to 15 minutes 

* Serve warm with white rice and add scallions for garnish

Will you be giving it a try?!
We recently went to @bawadirestaurant in the DMV area with our family and it was delicious. I highly recommend it! 

Mint Lemonade: 12/10
Hummus with Pita: 11/10
Shawarma Platter: 8/10
Mixed Grill Platter: 10/10
Maqluba: 11/10
Musakhan: 10/10
Courtesy of @edd_eddiee always 🤍🙏🏽🥰
If you’re not a cottage cheese person yet, you’re about to be one. These stuffed cutlets make me so happy and I hope they make you happy too. The cottage cheese adds the perfect flavor and texture in here and it’s an explosion of deliciousness! You can easily make these ahead of time and freeze them for convenience. 

3 tbsp cottage cheese 
Chopped chives 
Chopped cilantro 
5 thai chilies minced *adjust to taste* 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp black crushed pepper 

4 russet potatoes boiled and mashed 
1/2 tsp coriander powder 
1/2 tsp cumin powder 
1/4 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp chaat masala 
1/4 tsp red chili powder 

2 cups bread crumbs 
2 eggs beaten