Noodles with chicken, beef & veggies 

INGREDIENTS Noodles:

2 pkg chow mein noodles, cook according to directions on package, set aside
1-2 bell peppers, chopped
1 onion chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 red chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic ginger paste
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 jar of schezwan sauce

Preparation:

1.   In a large wok style pan, or large pan, add oil, and bell peppers, and onions.
2. On medium high heat, cook until its soft and tender, set aside.
3. Add noodles, and keep stirring making sure noodles do not stick together.
4.  Add spices, and soy sauce, as well as the schezwan sauce.
5.  Mix together, making sure all noodles are coated well with the sauces and spices.
6.  Add to a serving dish,  add additional bell peppers & onions on top.
Optional  You can add chopped fresh cilantro on top.

 

 

Beef Ingredients:

2 lbs beef stripped
2 Tbsp soy sauce
spices, such as black pepper, red chili powder, salt, garlic ginger paste, turmeric
olive oil or canola oil 2tbsp

preparation:

1.  In a large fry pan, add the oil, and beef and on medium heat add the spices.
2.  Cook until meat is tender, and add the soy sauce and 1/2 cup water.
3.  When the meat is done, add to a serving platter, and decorate/garnish with veggies/bell peppers and onions.

 

Chicken Ingredients:

2 lbs boneless chicken, cut into cubes
2 tbsp canola or olive oil
1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tbsp garlic ginger paste
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 jar of pad thai sauce
1 tsp mrs dash seasonings
1/2 tsp onion powder

chopped bell peppers, onions, lightly sauteed and set aside for garnish/decoration a top, and cilantro.

Preparation:

1.  In a large pan, add chicken, oil, and the spices. cook on medium heat.
2.  Make sure chicken is done, and cooked through.
3.  Add soy sauce, and pad thai sauce, as well as 1/2 cup-1 cup water.
4.  Continue on medium heat, until a sauce forms.    Add to serving platter, and garnish with bell peppers, onions, and cilantro.

Veggies:

Ingredients:

1 pkg mix veg variety stir fry
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp mrs. dash seasonings
1 /2 tsp garlic ginger paste
1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp red chili powder

Preparation:

1.  In a large fry pan, add oil, and veggies.
2.  On medium heat, keep cooking until veggies are soft, tender.
3.  Add spices and seasonings.
4.  Add soy sauce, and mix all the way through.
5. Add to serving dish.
6.  Serve along with the noodles, chicken, or beef, or rice.

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Shepherds Pie

Ingredients:

1lb ground beef (cooked all the way through, add 1 jar of tomato sauce, and 1 cup of water with it, and mix together, set aside)
1 pkg mix variety vegetables (steamed, or lightly sauteed)
12 potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed)
or
2 pkgs of mashed potatoes (according to directions)
1 pkg of shredded cheese
himalayan pink salt and black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 450’F
  2. In a large baking casserole dish, spread the meat mixture on the bottom
  3. Add the veggie layer on top of the meat mixture.
  4. Add the mashed potatoes on top.
  5. Add half of the cheese on top
  6. Bake in oven for 40 minutes, covered.
  7. Remove foil, add the remainder cheese on top, and put it on broil and watch it while the cheese melts, making sure it doesn’t burn, but goes a golden brown color.
  8. Remove from oven, and serve!

 


Chinese Chow Mein, Stir Fry Manchurian Veggies & Chicken 


Ingredients:

1-2 pkg chow Mein noodles 

2 tbsp veg oil 

1-2 pkg frozen stir fry vegetables 

4 tbsp soy sauce 

1 jar schewzan sauce 

Spices:  sea salt, black pepper, red Chili powder, garlic ginger paste, turmeric ( add according to taste) 

1-2 lbs boneless chicken cubed/ diced 

Preparation: 

  1. In a large pot: add water and follow directions of chow Mien, cook and drain, & set aside. 
  2. In a large pan, add oil and veggies and stir fry for a few minutes. 
  3. Add spices; and add chicken 
  4. As chicken is tender; add chow Mein noodles and mix in veggies and chicken 
  5. Add soy sauce & schewzan sauce and mix in.  
  6. Serve & enjoy. 

Chinese Chicken

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless chicken cut into strips, (washed, set aside)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp corriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tbsp garlic ginger paste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt or himalayan pink salt
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 bottle of schezwan sauce
1 onion sliced
1 red bell pepper sliced
1/2 pkg frozen veggies (carrots, beans, asparagus, broccoli)
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  1. In a large wok or frying pan, add oil.
  2. Add onions, bell peppers, and chicken
  3. Add spices; salt, black pepper, red chili powder, turmeric, garlic ginger paste, cumin powder, corriander powder.    Lightly coat the chicken and onions, and bell peppers.
  4. On medium-high heat cook until chicken is cooked, add the 1/2 pkg of veggies, and keep stirring.
  5. When chicken is fully cooked, add rice vinegar, soy sauce and schewzan sauce.  Keep on medium-low heat and keep stirring, until flavors blend in.
  6. Cook noodles/chow mein according to directions- drain- and add 1 Tbsp soy sauce in it, then serve these two together.
  7. Enjoy!

Meatballs & Veggies Pasta

  
Ingredients:

1 pkg beef meatballs already cooked as per package, set aside

1 can crushed tomatoes 

2 tbsp olive oil 

Seasonings and spices according to your own taste

2 onions diced 

1-2 bell peppers diced each color

1/2 bunch in a bag of baby carrots sliced in half 

1 pkg veggie pasta- rainbow color already cooked, drained.

 
Preparation:

  1. In a large pan, add oil, onions, bell peppers and carrots. Stir for awhile on medium heat until they’re soft and lightly brown. 
  2. Add the cooked meatballs and give it a good stir. 
  3. Add can of crushed tomatoes with 1/2 to 1 cup of water. 

  
4.  Stir in sauce for 5-10 minutes

5.  Add pasta in and stir again. Add spices and seasonings to your taste. 

 

6.  Serve.  Sprinkle some feta cheese on top.  Enjoy!    
 



Healthy snacks 

I had some cravings for some healthy snacks; you know how they say don’t go to the grocery store hungry. Well, same applies for when you’re preparing healthy snacks, because then as you are chipping away the veggies, and adding things, before you realize, there’s a large buffet of healthy snacks to choose from.

  • Kale Chips
  • Kale Berry Salad
  • Cheese Biscuits
  • baked Butternut Squash & Zucchini
  • Tabbouli
  • Berry fruit Salad


Baked Kale Chips 

  1. Remove leaves from stem, wash, pat dry and preheat oven on 400F.
  2. Add leaves, drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper
  3. Bake for 10 minutes until light brown and crispy.


Cheese Biscuits

  1. Pillsbury biscuits- remove from can
  2. Add to casserole dish- add shredded cheese on top.
  3. Bake for 10 mins until golden brown


Berry Fruit Salad 

  1. Cut up berries and add to a bowl.


Kale Berry Salad 

  1. Wash and cut up kale into tiny bits
  2. Add black olives.
  3. Chop up cucumbers and cherry tomatoes
  4. Add chopped bell peppers
  5. Add berries chopped
  6. Add chopped carrots
  7. Add lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and black Pepper to taste.


Butternut Squash & Zucchini 

  1. Add chopped squash and zucchini in a large casserole dish.
  2. Add olive oil and sea salt, black pepper.
  3. Bake for 30 mins until soft.
  4. Sprinkle with brown sugar & vi shake mix protein powder.
  5. Stir & serve.


Tabbouli 

  1. Cook  couscous & set aside
  2. Add 1/2 bunch curly parsley
  3. Add chopped cucumbers
  4. Add chopped bell peppers
  5. Add chopped carrots
  6. Add black olives
  7. Add lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, sumac, and olive oil  stir and serve.


This is my plate. Mmmmm.

Come and get it.  Kids are eager to start.


They roll their eyes at me as I take pics.

Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

  

Ingredients:

1 pkg chicken shawarma cut up 

2 tbsp olive oil 

4-6 cups water

1 tsp garlic ginger paste

1/2 tsp sea salt 

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp red chili powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder 

1/4 th bunch chopped Curley parsley and cilantro 

1/2 pkg frozen veggies steamed 

1/4 th pkg egg noodles 

1 green, red bell pepper diced

1 onion diced 

 
Preparation: 

  1. In a large pot, add oil, onions, bell peppers on medium heat cook until they’re tender and soft. 
  2. Add spices; & chicken and mix in spices. 
  3. Cook for a few minutes, add veggies. 
  4. Add water, and egg noodles and cook for a few minutes until noodles are soft
  5. Add cilantro and parsley. 
  6. Serve & enjoy.