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Wonton Crisps with Pineapple Salsa

Hey friends! I know it has been a hot minute since I posted and I missed posting here!!! I have been sharing recipes on Instagram so go follow me there so you don’t miss my pics and stories! ( https://www.instagram.com/munchies.by.mindee/ ) 

Today’s recipe is so flavorful and it’s the ultimate appetizer for a Yom Tov meal or a football party. It has an excellent blend of flavors and spices. And, of course, it is super easy and your kids can even help you make them! You can also change around the ingredients if there is something you don’t like. For example, replacing teriyaki salmon for fake crab works well, too.

Salsa:
1 chopped large sweet tomato (juice left behind)
1/2 can of pineapple chunks, drained
1 chopped cucumber
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon lime juice, optional
Other Ingredients:
Avocado or guacamole
4-5 sticks of fake crab, defrosted and chopped
Pam
Cumin, optional
10 wonton wrappers
Start the recipe with making the salsa, mix all of the ingredients together and set aside. Spray the wonton wrappers with pam and sprinkle with a little cumin. Bake on 250 degrees for around 10 minutes, but keep an eye on them because they burn easily. And after they cooled it’s time to arrange it all! Spread some guacamole on the crispy wontons and add the salsa with a fork so that the wontons don’t get soggy. There is nothing worse then soggy crackers! Sprinkle as much fake crab as you want on top of the salsa and add some more parsley flakes for beautification. The salsa can be made in advance and then you just need to set the ingredients on top of the wonton the day of. This is a pretty, crispy, sweet and different app that is definitely addictive! Chag Sameach from my family to yours! 
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Teriyaki Veggie Salad

This is a great, easy recipe that is different from your typical simple salad. Hot veggies are where it’s at!! You can add soft-boiled eggs or teriyaki/grilled salmon and it’s a full meal! 

Sauté onions for a bit and then add the veggies you like. I added some sesame oil too, but you can skip that if you don’t like the flavor. I used zucchini, carrots and mushrooms. You can add snap peas, peppers or any fav vegetable. Add a little teriyaki sauce ( I used one with sriracha in it), a little water, salt, pepper and garlic powder. I covered it on low and let it cook for very short and I removed it from the heat while the veggies were still crunchy. I added corn right before removing from the pan. You can use any lettuce of your preference, but I used kale. This is great with hot halloumi or mozzarella cheese, as well if you want a dairy salad. Oh and duh you don’t need dressing since the teriyaki sauce is more than enough flavor!

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Bow Ties

This dish is so simple and is perfect for a side dish on your shabbos table! Try it.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Cup bow tie pasta
  • Sesame oil
  • 1 Chopped onion
  • 1 Chopped zucchini
  • Handful of shredded carrots
  • 1 Tbsp chicken soup mix
  • 1 Tbsp beef soup mix
  • Salt and Pep
  • Garlic powder
  • Sesame seeds and chopped green onion, optional

Cook the pasta, drain and set aside. Sauté the veggies in sesame oil . When they are all cooked through, and don’t overcook them, add the spices. It will be super flavored because it has to flavor all that pasta later on. I might have added more of the soup mixes because we like everything super intensely flavored! Once everything is combined nicely, add the cooked pasta and stir it up! This dish can’t get easier. 😊😊

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Easy Asian Cabbage Salad

This recipe is super simple and delicious! You can add the salad to wonton wrappers and fry em up for an awesome alternative!

This Asian Cabbage Salad was inspired by Simplybeautifuleating on instagram. Sauté 3 garlic cloves in olive oil and add 3/4 of a bag of cole slaw, half a can of bamboo shoot strips and half a can of bean sprouts. Then you just add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 3 tbsp of honey, but try it for yourself and see if it needs any more. Then some chopped green onions and sesame seeds and sriracha of course. A great side salad to any meal! #nomnomnom

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Smokey Cabbage Chips

Alrighty, so this was a new recipe that I came up with and it has all the right flavors and is a great way to use up leftover cabbage in your fridge!

Cut purple cabbage into thin pieces and coat in olive oil, salt, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and a little smoked paprika. Spread out on an oiled pan (and the more spread out the crispier they will be) and coat with more of the spices. Bake on 325 until crispy, around 15-20 minutes. Keep on checking them because they can burn easily. And when you take them out you have a perfect crispy delicious snack or a great croutons for a salad. 

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Zucchini Fries

I once had these delicious zucchini fries from a restaurant and I knew that one day I would recreate them. Today is that day and I cannot wait to share this recipe with you!

What You Need:

  • Zucchini
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Spices
  • Pam
  • Ranch dressing

Start off by cutting the zucchini into fries and don’t cut it too thin. Coat the fries in salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Then coat the zucchini in egg wash and then a mixture of flour, breadcrumbs, and the spices mentioned before. Lay them on an oiled pan and spray pam all over them. Bake on 350 until they are the perfect, crispy color. And serve with dipping sauces, like ketchup and ranch dressing. What I love using for my ranch dressing is the Lipton ranch powder mixed with mayo and water so it is completely parve. This was so friggin good and I hope you try it!

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Spicy Teriyaki Zoodles

This recipe is sweet and spicy and perfect as an appetizer!

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I sautéed a sliced small red onion and added sliced shiitake mushrooms. I added 1 garlic clove next and than the main delicious awesome ingredient; Mikee’s sesame teriyaki sauce with SRIRACHA! They totally thought of me when they created this new product because hello I always add sriracha to everything, especially teriyaki sauce. After the sauce cooked for a bit, I added spiralized zucchini and did not over cook it because aint nobody got time fo mushy zoodles. And that’s all folks! So good and you won’t be sorry you tried it!