Spicy Cold noodle salad!

Savory Dishes, Uncategorized

 

This dish is great for summer! It is  healthy, combining fresh ingredients for a quick meal. It can be made for one or doubled for a group. Enjoy this easy summer recipe!

 

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of arugula
  • Small amount of chives
  • 2 heads of radish
  • 1/3 of a shallot (just a small amount, eyeball it. Also choose for preference of taste)
  • 1/2 of a chicken breast
  • Solid handful of dry rice noodles (Kroger,Publix) Local asian market .
  • 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of Korean bbq sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon of sriracha
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Procedure:

  • Place a pot with 3 cups of water the the stovetop, medium-high heat
  • Chop chives for garnish, set aside
  • Place a pan (preferably cast-iron) on the stovetop, also at medium-hight heat
  • Slice radishes into half-moon’s
  • Chop shallot into small pieces
  • Slice chicken breast into bite size pieces
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper
  • Saute until cooked through but still tender
  • Mix soy sauce, Korean bbq sauce and sriracha together in a bowl
  • Place rice noodles in the boiling water, cook 3-4 minutes, occasionally stirring
  • Drain in a colander, continue to rinse until noodles are no longer hot.
  • Place sauce into a closable container, add noodles. Close container and shake shake shake.
  • Pour into a bowl
  • Sprinkle radish,chicken and arugula on top of the cold noodles
  • Drizzle with sriracha for more heat and sprinkle chives
  • ENJOY!
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Fruit smoothie bowl

breakfast, Snack

 

This is when we are supposed to get healthy right? Right before the holidays begin? Ok great , that was my plan. Here is an easy as pie recipe, so at the holidays you can eat all of the pie that you want!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pineapple
  • A handful of rasberries
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 Tsp of cinnamon
  • Add water as needed for smoothness

Procedure:

  • Chop mango and pineapple
  • Slice banana into coin sized pieces
  • Add all ingredients to a blender (Vitamix, nutribullet, cuisinart,ninja)
  • Blend until medium a thickness and smoothness consistency occur
  • Pour into a bowl
  • Top with bananas, chia seeds and raspberries
  • Also tasty with a drizzle of honey!

Sweet potato burger with roasted jalapeños , avocado and a roasted garlic yogurt sauce!

Savory Dishes

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This sweet potato burger is fluffy, creamy and spicy all at once! A healthy option for a meatless Monday meal. It can be modified very easily, add some sautéed onions, guacamole or kimchi! SO many options! Whip these up and enjoy!

Yield: 4 ‘burgers’

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole sweet potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of cannelloni beans
  • 1 whole jalapeño
  • 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs (extra may be needed)
  • 1/3 cup of flour ( I used all purpose, others will work too)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • 1 or 2 avocados
  • 2/3 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • S & P to season yogurt sauce
  • 4 bun options, I used ciabatta buns and pretzel buns. Kroger usually has a solid ‘bread sale’ section . So definitely hit that up!

Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Place garlic cloves in foil, drizzle with olive oil, roast for 10-12 minutes
  • Cut jalapeño lengthwise , place in foil, drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with S & P. Roast 10-12 minutes
  • Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork, microwave for 5 minutes. Flip and microwave for 5 more.Slice in half, let cool .
  • Mash beans in a medium-sized bowl
  • Add sweet potato mash, combine well
  • Add S & P and other spices
  • Mince the roasted 2 cloves of garlic and add to mixture
  • Add egg, panko and flour
  • Mix well, place in refrigerator for 15 minutes

    Yogurt sauce:

    – Add roasted minced garlic, s & p and a teaspoon of honey to the yogurt
    – Mix well, place in refrigerator

  • Slice roasted jalapeño, set aside
  • Slice avocado
  • Heat a large skillet and add 3 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Form 4 equal sized patties with your hands, place in hot skillet
  • Let them cook 5-6 minutes on each side, avoid lifting until browned, add extra oil if needed, it helps the process.
  • Assemble burgers
  • Place garlic cream on the base bun, then avocado, then the yummy sweet potato burger , more garlic cream, and finally the roasted jalapeños!

Grilled peach salad with a honey-lime vinaigrette!

Savory Dishes

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It is the end of peach season! So duh, all of the peaches shall appear in the recipes! This is a simple & fresh summer salad with grilled peaches, red onions, baby lettuces and a tasty honey-lime vinaigrette!

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

-1 whole peach

-1/4 of a red onion

-4 cups of baby lettuce

-1/3 cup of honey

-1 Tablespoon of lime juice

-1 Tablespoon of olive oil

Procedure:

-Pre-heat the grill, or a grill pan on the stove top

-Cut the peach , as picture

-Slice the onion

-Place 1 cup of baby lettuces in each bowl

-Mix together, the honey, lime juice and olive oil

-Grill peaches until soft and smell peachy!

-Place peaches on top of the bed of lettuce, sprinkle red onions and drizzle the tasty homemade vinaigrette over this tasty summer salad!

-Dig in!

Fresh vegetable bowl with rice noodles!

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This dish consists of rice noodles, cardamom spiced sweet potatoes, farm fresh corn and raw purple cabbage. Garnished with thai basil.

Yields: 2 bowls

Ingredients:

– 2 cups of rice noodles

– 1 whole sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

– 1 ear of corn

– 1 cup of purple cabbage

– Teaspoon of cardamom

– Teaspoon of salt and pepper

– 2 leaves of thai basil or regular basil

-Olive oil

Procedure:

– Peel sweet potatoes and cut into cubes

– Toss in olive oil, sprinkle cardamom on sweet potatoes cubes

– Roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until ‘fork’ tender

-Cut corn off the cobb, saute, salt and pepper to your liking

-Chop up basil

-Chop cabbage into bite sized pieces

– Place rice noodles in boiling water, cook until done. Approximately 5 minutes

– Once all components are ready

-Place noodles in the bowl, place corn, cabbage and sweet potatoes on top

-Garnish with basil and enjoy this fresh bowl of goodness!