03/16/17

Amazon Smile Donating 10X Today Only!

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Heyya Peeps…BIG NEWS!

Today Amazon is donating 10x the usual amount to charities through their Smile Program!

If you’ve been thinking about picking up any of my novels, cookbooks, story-story collections, or my new Chicken Soup anthology for yourself or others, today’s the day!

1) Go to: https://smile.amazon.com/
2) Log into your Amazon account
3) Click the “Supporting” arrow, and choose “MY KITCHEN Outreach Program”
4) Then, in the search box, type “Perry P. Perkins”
5) Order any of the books that catch your eye!

That’s it!

Simple, no extra cost to you, and our outreach gets TEN TIMES the regular donation from Amazon!

PLUS…I will donate 100% of any sales earned today to MK as well!

How’s THAT for a Win-Win?

Thank for for helping us help at-risk and special-needs kids!

~ Chef Perry

PS – This counts for ANY purchases you make from Amazon after Step #3

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11/2/16

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Simple Tangy Coleslaw

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise & Simple Tangy Coleslaw


 

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich

  • 2 tbsp. sweet paprika 1 tbsp. ground thyme
  • 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 2 (6-oz. ea.) tilapia fillets 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Kaiser buns 1/4 cup mango salsa
  • 1/2 avocado

Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 sprig cilantro
  • 1/2 lime

Mise en Place:

In a shallow dish, combine paprika, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt & red pepper. Remove skin & pit from avocado and slice the flesh. Chop the cilantro. Make the Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise: Juice the lime. In a small bowl combine, mayonnaise, cilantro, and lime juice. Cover and chill. Butter & toast the buns.

Preparation:

Brush fish with oil, and sprinkle with seasoning mixture.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook fish, in batches if necessary, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Spread Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise on the cut side of buns. Place blackened fish on bottom half of bun, add slices of avocado, top with mango salsa, and cover with top half of bun.

 

Simple Tangy Coleslaw

  • 1/2 lb. green cabbage
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

Heat vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved, allow to cool.

Shred cabbage.

Toss dressing with cabbage, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

MY KITCHEN Outreach ProgramBy the way, if you’re enjoying this recipe, please subscribe to our free newsletter! We’ll send seven amazing dinner recipes and a shopping list to your inbox each Friday.

Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.

 

10/22/16

This week’s dinner plans!

Hello friends and foodies!

Our free weekly dinnerplans have posted…and some of my favorites are on the menu!

This week we’ve got some amazing boneless pork recipes on Menu 1, and  and beef round-steak recipes on Menu 2!

Here are my favorites from each…

Chef Perry’s Picks of the Week:

Week 40

Click here for this week’s Dinner Plans!

Password: SimplySmart




MY KITCHEN CookbookDid you know…that every one of our students receive, as their graduation gift, their own free copy of the MY KITCHEN Cookbook, which contains all of the lessons and recipes they’ve learned over the last four weeks, as well as many more using the same basic techniques.

Speaking of which…

Have you picked up YOUR copies?

100% of sales goes to support MY KITCHEN classes, and for each copy you buy, you’re providing two free copies for future students!

Pick up your copies (they make great Christmas presents for kids, teens, or anyone who wants to learn their way around the kitchen) at our secure sales page.

New classes start soon, can’t wait!

Chef Perry
MY KITCHEN Outreach Program

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09/27/16
Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas

Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas

Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas

As a follow up to last week’s recipe, “Easy Skillet Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce“, I’ve continued my ground lamb experiments, and may have found a recipe that’s even easier, and that I like even better!

This one has a slightly lighter  bread-to-filling ratio, using Mexican style gorditas* as opposed to the thicker traditional flat bread.

The ground lamb is prepared more simply, more like the “American-style” ground beef taco filling, but with that amazing gyro flavor.

Here you go…

Chef Perry
MY KITCHEN Outreach Program
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*A gordita (“chubby” in Spanish) is typically a thick tortilla, baked on a comal. Gorditas de migas, one of my top five favorite foods, is a version in which fried pork is mixed with the dough. BTW –  what Taco Bell offers as a “gordita” is more akin to a flatbread than any type of tortilla. Making it, ironically, more of a “Greek Taco”. 😉

Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas ~ Serves 4

1/2 med sweet onion, finely chopped
1 lb ground lamb
Olive oil
1 Tbs finely minced garlic
1 Tbs dried marjoram
1 Tbs fresh rosemary, chopped
1 Tbs fine sea salt
2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
Tzatziki Sauce (recipe follows)

Toppings:
8 thick slices of a large tomato
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
4 large gorditas, warmed

Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas

Prep your toppings and chill, covered.

Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas

In a lightly oiled non-stick skillet, fry the gorditas over medium heat until golden spots appear (20-30 seconds per side). Set aside and keep warm.

Add a small amount of oil to the pan, and let heat up. Add sweet onion, garlic, herbs and spices and saute, stirring often, until onions start to soften.

Add the ground meat in chunks, stirring and chopping until cooked and well mixed with the seasoning. Allow to rest five minutes, then drain of any additional grease.


 

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Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas

Assemble: Sprinkle gordita with feta cheese, then a couple of spoonfuls of ground lamb, top with tomato slices and red onion. Spoon tzatziki over all.

Chef’s note: I like to add a sprinkle of celery salt, just before serving.

Ground Lamb Gyro Gorditas

Tzatziki:
8 ounces plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoons red wine vinegar
6 mint leaves, finely minced

Place the chopped cucumber in a towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid; discard liquid.

Homemade Tzatziki Recipe

In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint.

Homemade Tzatziki Recipe

Tzatziki will stay good in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to a week.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

 

03/11/16

Name one dish…


EveryDay

MY KITCHEN Outreach ProgramBy the way, if you’re enjoying this recipe, please subscribe to our free newsletter! We’ll send seven amazing dinner recipes and a shopping list to your inbox each Friday.

Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.

 

01/3/16
One in 5 Campaign

“One in 5″ Food Truck Campaign!

One in 5 Campaign

Orders yours today!

Today we launch our 2016 “One in 5″ Campaign!

“One in 5” refers to the current US statistics that nearly 16 million children (1 in five kids) live in a “food-insecure” household. This means they lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis and struggle with hunger at some time during the year as a result.

This campaign is specifically to raise funds for the purchase and maintenance of a professional food truck to expand our current abilities to feed kids, and volunteer in local summer meal programs for children who are out of school, and unable to get at least one meal a day there.

Buy a cool shirt and help us feed kids!

~ Chefs Perry, Terry, & Chris
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