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To make this dish you'll only need 30 mins or less. Buy a nice piece of fresh steak. Season the steak with some garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and a dash of Steak Seasoning. Let your taste buds guide the amount of Seasoning you use. I used a tsp of each. Put the steak a side and cut a few carrots, 1/2 of an onion, 5 garlic cloves, 2 small red potatoes and 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger. Then put enough oil in a saucepan pan to coat the bottom of the pan and let the pan heat for a few minutes.

When the pan is hot you are going to gently place your steak or steaks in the pan and brown each side for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes on each side, add the vegetables and spices you diced. Let everything brown until the onions have caramelized. Finally mix 1/4 of a cup of good quality Teriyaki Sauce with 1/2 Cup of Beef Broth. Add some salt to satisfy your desired taste and cover the pan. Allow the food to simmer until the potatoes are tender and the gravy has thickened.

I would serve this with some rice, couscous, or noodles. Enjoy! Remember you are in charge of adjusting the recipe to suit your taste buds. Take the idea and make it work for you and your family. This is how you will develop your culinary skills as self taught chefs.

BBQ Chicken Breast with Parmesean Butter Pasta and Collard Greens

This meal was delicious and very easy to make. I bought the beef from Whole Foods and I recommend you do the same. It had a great flavor of it's own, and melted in my mouth like butter.

In a saucepan, or soup pot add some oil to coat the bottom of the pot or pan. Heat the pan on low heat and while you are heating the pan wash, and cut your beef into cubes. Add black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper and some Steak Seasoning to the beef. Put the beef to the side and dice onions,  garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, and red bell peppers.

Then increase the heat to a medium flame and add the beef. Let the beef brown on all sides. Finally, add the vegetables you diced. Let the vegetables and the beef continue to brown. After browning add 2 cups of beef stock. Cover the pot and let it cook until the beef is tender. When the beef is cooked, uncover the pot and let the liquid in the pot reduce to make a gravy. When your gravy is the consistency you prefer your meal is done.

To make the Collard Greens begin by washing the greens with some lemon juice and water. Then strain the green and cut them into small pieces.  Season with black pepper  and a pinch of salt. Add the greens to a preheated pan that has a few tablespoons of olive oil. Cook until the greens are the way you like them. The more you cook them the softer they become. I prefer mine to have a crunch so I do not cook them for very long.

Now you will notice that I have not given any specific measurements for the ingredients of the dish. Why? I want you to make the recipe your own. The idea is yours to add your unique culinary twist. Let's compare recipes when you have given it a try. However,  if you prefer to follow my recipe just request it in the comments section. Enjoy!