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!

Honey-Peanut Butter cookies with sea salt

Baked Goods

These cookies are a perfect mix of honey and peanut butter! They are easy to make and melt in your mouth. Also the quote, an ode to food. You are always on my mind!

Yield – 36 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of shortening or lard
  • 1 cup of creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of sea salt for sprinkling

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl mix together the shortening/peanut butter , honey and eggs. Mix well
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, sugar,baking powder and salt
  • Add dry mixture to the peanut butter mixture , mix until well combined
  • Roll into 1-1 1/2 inch balls
  • Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Flatten with a fork in a criss cross design
  • Sprinkle with sea salt
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown
  • Let cool
  • Enjoy with some hot chocolate!

Garlic chicken stuffed sweet potatoes

Savory Dishes

Stuck inside because of the snowstorm?! Prepare these stuffed sweet potatoes for a warm, quick and healthy dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 fig (they come in a pack, perfect for snacking)
  • Package of chives (You’ll only need a few for this dish)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Sriracha
  • 2 oz of water
  • 6 oz of evaporated milk
  • 3 Tablespoons of peanut butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

For the sauce:

  • Place all sauce ingredients in a sauce pot
  • Set stove top to low heat
  • Whisk until silky smooth
  • Add salt and pepper to your liking

For the sweet potatoes and chicken:

  • Set castiron pan to medium high heat
  • mince 2 figs
  • chop chives for garnish
  • Slice chicken breasts into strips
  • Season chicken breasts with S & P and garlic powder (Set aside)
  • Poke holes into the sweet potatoes with a fork
  • Place in the microwave 8-10 minutes until fluffy and soft
  • Saute chicken until cooked through and tender
  • Chop chicken into bite size pieces
  • Slice sweet potatoes , fluff the inside with a fork
  • Top with chicken , chopped fig and garnish with chives
  • Drizzle sauce over the sweet potatoes

Serve and enjoy this cozy meal with friends and family!

 

 

Spicy curry chicken soup

Savory Dishes, Soups

 

This spicy curry soup is so flavorful and perfect to cozy up with on a cold day!

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz of chicken broth
  • 8 rainbow carrots or regular carrots
  • 1 whole yellow onion
  • 1 cup of shredded or chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 4 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chipotle seasoning
  • 2 cups of kale
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • Salt to taste i.e to your liking
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • Tablespoon of olive oil

Procedure:

  • Set stove top to medium high heat
  • Chop onion
  • Slice carrots lengthwise and then into half-halfmoons
  • Saute onion and carrots together
  • Add all seasonings and stir well
  • Add all of the chicken broth to the pot
  • Chop or shred rotisserie chicken and set aside
  • Let the soup simmer for 30 minutes to concentrate all of the delicious spices and flavors
  • Stir ocasionally
  • Add chicken and kale to the soup
  • Let simmer for about 10 more minutes
  • Serve with a nice crunchy french bread

Gobble this up and watch christmas movies! Then eat all of the cookies. New chewy molasses recipe coming next!

Garlic & ginger seasoned fries with hot honey!

Savory Dishes

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This dish is perfect for a rainy night in or for date night! Simple crispy sweet potato fries , a yummy fried egg and a hot honey dipping sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Japanese sweet potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of ginger powder
  • 1/3 cup of chopped green onions
  • 4 Tablespoons of honey
  • Desired amount of hot sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut sweet potatoes into wedges
  • Place wedges in a bowl
  • Drizzle with olive oil

Toss the wedges in the oil, sprinkle with salt

  • Continue to toss while adding ginger and garlic powder to the wedges
  • Place on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees, or until crispy and golden brown

Fried egg:

  • Set heat to medium
  • Drizzle oil in the pan
  • Crack egg into the pan
  • Let the egg cook until the whites are solid and the yolk is a tad bit runny
  • Chop the green onion and set aside

Hot honey:

  • Place 4 tablespoons in a bowl
  • Add hot sauce and mix together

Once the fries are done, place them on a plate followed by the egg. Sprinkle with green onion. Break the yolk for an extra saucy dish. Drizzle with hot honey or dip the fries! Who says fries for dinner aren’t a thing?! Enjoy!

Cinnamon roasted Acorn squash

Savory Dishes

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It’s squash season! This dish is perfect as a side for family dinner or just a snack! It is sweet and creamy, wahoo for fall recipes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole acorn squash (shaped like an acorn) (Usually green)
  • 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Tablespoon of olive oil

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Split the squash in half, through the equator
  • Spoon out the seeds
  • Cut length wise into desired size
  • Place squash in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with a solid amount of salt and the Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • Spread out on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees

Garlic coconut cream sauce:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Procedure:

  • Pour half of the coconut milk in a bowl
  • Mince garlic
  • Add minced garlic to coconut milk
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon

Once the squash is finished, put it on a plate and enjoy! Don’t forget to dip the squash in the tasty garlic coconut sauce. Its delicious!

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!