My opinion about FRESH N LEAN

I have tried the following

Meal Title: 1st review

Mediterranean Diet Mediterranean Salmon:

The meal has 36g of protein and 470 calories

I really liked the salmon it was great, also the tomato, eggplant, olive and goat cheese were good. The kale however was inedible.

Keep a lookout for future news about my taste testing.

Meal Title: 2nd review

Mediterranean Diet: Guajillo Chicken with Cauliflower and grape tomato

The meal has 28g of protein and 400 calories

This meal was very tasty but I would of liked more chicken and less cauliflower. The chicken was cooked fine and so was the cauliflower but as I stated seem like mostly that vegetable.

Meal Title: 3rd review

Mediterranean Diet: shrimp with roasted Cauliflower Also included were a few grape tomato and a small amount of spinach.

The meal has 31g of protein and 430 calories

I liked the shrimp had an excellent sauce on them and over the spinach and tomato’s only negative was the skin on the tomato’s was very tough the directions did say 2-3 minutes maybe the skin would of been ok at only 2 minutes

Meal Title: 4th review

Mediterranean Diet: Teriyaki chicken breast with green beans and quinoa

The meal has 41g of protein and 520 calories

The chicken was very good as well as the green beans. I however did not really care for the quinoa.

Meal Title: 5th review

Mediterranean Diet: Cilantro-lime Salmon with roasted broccoli

The meal has 34g of protein and 470 calories

Salmon and broccoli very good but it had a lot of sweet potato that was very bland.

Meal Title: 6th review

Mediterranean Diet: Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowl

The meal has 34g of protein and 480 calories.

Jerk chicken bowl was very tasty I liked it.

Meal Title: 7th review

Mediterranean Diet: Mediterranean Chicken with artichoke tapenade and rice

The meal has 40g of protein and 430 calories.

Chicken was very tasty I liked it.

Meal Title: 8th review

Mediterranean Diet: Sesame Chicken / Bok choy & rice

The meal has 30g of protein and 430 calories.

Chicken was good did not like the bok choy & rice

Meal Title: 9th review

Mediterranean Diet: Mediterranean Turkey burger & ???

The meal has 24g of protein and 410 calories.

Burger was good did not like what came with it

Meal Title: 10th review

Mediterranean Diet: shrimp & chicken sausage with mushroom

The meal has 30g of protein and 420 calories.

This was good could eat again

Meal Title: 11th review

Mediterranean Diet: Chicken sausage with white beans

The meal has 29g of protein and 410 calories.

Sausage was good beans were too under cooked for my taste

Meal Title: 12th review

Mediterranean Diet: Moroccan Salmon / Moroccan vegetables / chermoula grains

The meal has 43g of protein and 640 calories.

The salmon was fine but the vegetables and grains were not to me.

PASTECHI AN ANTILLEAN SNACK

INGREDIENTS

  • Beef filling
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ small onion, finely mined
  • ⅛ of a medium sized green bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 300 grams of ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Tuna filling
  • 2 cans with tuna chunks (300 grams of tuna)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon of piccalilli
  • ½ tablespoon of capers
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins
  • Pastechi dough
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 500 grams of flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 7 grams of baking powder
  • 150-200 ml of water
  • *Sunflower oil to fry the pastechi’s

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Beef filling
  2. Heat the olive in a skillet on medium heat
  3. Add the onion and bell pepper, cook until the onions are translucent
  4. Add the paprika powder, cumin and nutmeg and cook the spices for about 30 seconds
  5. Then add the ground beef, mix often, until beef is fully cooked
  6. Mix in the raisins and remove the skillet from heat
  7. Let cool off.
  8. Tuna filling
  9. Drain the tuna cans of oil, or water and shred with a fork into smaller chunks
  10. Heat the olive in a skillet on medium heat
  11. Add the onion and garlic, cook until the onions are translucent
  12. Add the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes begin to soften
  13. Add the tuna and sprinkle the paprika powder over the tuna
  14. Mix the onions, tomatoes and tuna well
  15. Add the piccalilli, capers and raisins and mix well with the other ingredients
  16. Remove the skillet from heat
  17. Let cool off
  18. Pastechi dough
  19. Mix the oil and butter to a paste in a small bowl or cup
  20. In a large bowl add the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder and mix well
  21. Add the oil and butter mixture and a little bit of the water
  22. Start kneading the dough, add more water if needed, until the dough comes together
  23. Roll the dough in a ball and cover with clingfilm and set aside.
  24. Assemble
  25. Cut the dough in about 12-15 equal sized pieces, and shape into balls and cover
  26. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough in a 10-15 diameter round that is +/- 0.5 cm thick
  27. Fill the dough in the center of the round with 1 tablespoon of filling
  28. Leave a border at the edge of about 1 cm
  29. Brush the edge of the dough with a little bit of water and fold one half over the filling
  30. Seal by pressing down the edges with your fingers or a fork.
  31. Heat oil in a deep pan
  32. Carefully place max. 2 pastechi’s in the oil and cook on each side till golden brown
  33. Remove and drain on kitchen towels

NOTES

Do you to try want a different filling? These are the other ones I know about.

Gouda Cheese (Perfect for breakfast)
Just fill the pastry with about 1 tablespoon of grated Gouda cheese

Chicken (A great option)
Follow the recipe of the beef filling
Replace beef with shredded chicken

Salted cod (The first choice for a lot of people)
Follow the recipe of the tuna filling
Replace tuna with desalted shredded cod
Desalt the cod by boiling water in a large pan
Add the cod and lower the heat to a soft simmer for 10 to 15 minutes
Discard the water and rinse the fish with cold water
Remove the skin and bones
Shred the fish with your fingers or with a fork (If you put this in a kitchen machine you’ll get fish paste)
* Don’t add salt to the dish, until you finish cooking and have tasted it.

Got my yard mowed finally !!

Gave another try to fix my mower due to miscommunication between the person I wanted to fix it and myself.

I had car in shop for oil change and new tires and they were going to keep the car for a couple days. I still had the mower in the back of the truck. I didn’t want to be riding around for two days with it in the back.

So, I attempted to repair it again and it worked.