Curry chicken – another version

For dinner i made a new version of curried chicken, with no rice this time.

 

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Curry chicken - another version
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Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 3
 
Chicken and veggie curry
Ingredients
  • 3 Red frozen roasted chicken - defrosted
  • 3 Green frozen sliced bell peppers
  • 3 green fresh spinach
  • 1 Blue raw cashews
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • curry paste and curry powder to taste
Instructions
  1. heat up the chicken chunks and once hot add the curry paste, powder and coconut milk.
  2. microwave the sweet potato for 5 minutes and then slice it up
  3. add sweet potato and bell peppers to the chicken and cook for a minute.
  4. add spinach and cover, letting it wilt
  5. uncover and stir
  6. stir in cashews and cook until done, about 5 minutes

 

each serving is 1 red, 2 green, 1 blue, 1 orange

Super Quick Tomato Soup

I found a number of versions of tomato soup recipes online, when i went to search for fun things to do with my new Ninja blender.  None of them were quite to my liking so i modified here and there, put my own spin on it and voila! here it is for all of you guys!

First things first, my Ninja is not a Vitamix, so i cant cook in it by the power of the motor.  And second… i hate celery.  So i omitted it, but of course you all can add it back in if you want 🙂

I took onion and garlic and carrot and microwaved them with a bit of water for 5 minutes.  This takes a bit of the raw edge off the onion and garlic and makes the carrot softer.

While all of that was steaming, I opened the cans of tomatoes and assembled the Ninja.  While at the store i had meant to find some diced tomatoes with Italian Seasoning, but Market Basket was out or something so i grabbed a jar that had garlic and basil.  Because seriously how can you go wrong?

Once the steaming was done, into the blender they went.

soup 1
 Followed closely by their friends from the tomato cans.
 soup 2

Once everything was in, i blended on 2 and 3 (medium and highest settings) for several minutes, mostly while i found a pot and cleared the stove to set it on LOL.

Here’s the awesome Ninja in action:
 soup 3

Then into the pot it went.  did you know the Ninja ha d a little opening in a corner just so you can pour things out more easily?  OMG i am in love with this blender!

soup 4

Do forgive my untidy and in desperate need of cleaning stove top there in the picture.  The soup came out of the blender quite frothy but that calmed down some on the stove top.  Took about 1.5 minutes to heat through and then i added in about 2 teaspoons worth of heavy cream and Bam! done.

soup 5
The cheese and greenery are totally optional 🙂

This made 3 huge dinner servings.  Each serving is 2 Green.  If you add cheese Then it is also 1 Blue.

Super Quick Tomato Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 3 servings
 
Super quick soup recipe!
Ingredients
  • ½ of a medium onion, peeled and trimmed of the ends, cut in half
  • 1 medium to large size carrot, scrubbed and trimmed of the ends, broken in half
  • 2 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with the liquid
  • 1 (14.5) ounce can diced tomatoes with basil and herbs
  • garlic powder, salt, pepper, pasta sprinkles, to taste
Optional for serving:
  • Heavy cream
Instructions
  1. put onion, garlic and carrot in a bowl, add ½ cup water and microwave for 5 minutes to steam them.  drain the water
  2. Put the veggies in a blender and add both cans of tomato.
  3. Blend on high for several minutes until smooth
  4. transfer to a pot and heat up on stove top, 1-2 minutes
  5. drizzle a little bit of  heavy cream into the soup at the very end
  6. add  a small pinch of shredded cheese if desired

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

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6 Bell Peppers, tops and seeds removed

1.lb Turkey Meat

5 Spring Onions, Chopped

1.5 cups Brown Rice, cooked

20oz Jar of Organic Marinara

5 Cloves of Garlic, chopped

Salt & Pepper (to taste, optional)

Italian seasoning spice (dried leaves i think mostly oregano)

  • Cook brown rice according to package. Brown turkey meat. Add cooked rice, spring onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and marinara sauce. Stir until warm. Mix in Italian seasoning. Remove from burner and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Boil peppers with a dash of salt for 1-2 minutes. Remove from water, transfer to baking dish and stuff with stuffing. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  • ENJOY!!

Makes 6 servings

21 Day Equivalents:  1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Purple

Mini Vegetable Egg cups

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I got this recipe from the 21 Day Fix Extreme book but i modified it so here we go –

Non stick spray

12 eggs

Salt

Black pepper

1 10 oz bag of baby spinach

1 red bell pepper

2 green onions

 

Heat oven to 375

Coat muffin tin with spray

Wisc all eggs together, add salt and pepper.

In a food processor, puree spinach, pepper and onion.

Add spinach, pepper, onion goop to the egg mixture

Evenly pour into muffin cups

Bake 25 min  until toothpick comes out clean

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Or as i prefer to call them, tiny cabbages!!  These are delicious, long as you don’t overcook them 🙂

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Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or use a Silpat silicone baking mat.
  3. In a large bowl, toss brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to coat thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the brussels sprouts to baking sheet and roast until tender and caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  5. Place brussels sprouts back in bowl. Add remaining tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey and toss to coat evenly. Taste and season with kosher salt if necessary and serve.
 Makes 4 servings
1 green, 1 orange, 2 tsp

 

Sweet Potato Latkes

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Serves: 15
Prep:  15 min
Cook: 35 min
Total: 50 min

Ingredients
2 pounds grated sweet potatoes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Drop by quarter-cupfuls onto the baking sheets. Flatten with a spatula.
3. Bake for 25 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     72.5 cal
Fat     0.7 g
Saturated fat     0.2 g
Cholesterol     28.2 mg
Sodium     127.1 mg
Carbohydrates     14.6 g
Total sugars     2.9 g
Dietary fiber     2.1 g
Protein     2.1 g

Cauliflour Latkes

cauliflower latke

 

Total Time: 40 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 30 min.
Yield: 16 servings, 1 latke each

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided use
2 cups hot water
1½ lb. medium cauliflower, cut into florets, hard stem discarded
2 large eggs
½ medium onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. garlic powder

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil; brush foil with 1 Tbsp. oil. Set aside.
3. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
4. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket in saucepan; steam for 4 to 7 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Drain well. Dry with a paper towel.
5. Place cauliflower in a large bowl; mash with a fork.
6. Add eggs, onion, flour, salt, and garlic powder; mix well.
7. Using ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop mixture into patties and place on prepared baking sheet. 8. Brush the tops evenly with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil; bake for 10 minutes. Flip latkes and bake an additional 10 minutes or until crisp.

(found on teambeachbody.com)

Crockpot saves my day!

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It is a simple tool no?  Well it is a lifesaver.  When i get home from work at 6pm and i need meals for the next several days i can turn to this handy devise and it will save me.

 

Last night i did just that.  put everything in and walked away.  at 12:30 it was done.  portioned out and into the fridge and to bed with me.  World saved and no muss no fuss.   Or rather, no mess because i use these little guys.  Saves me all that cleanup too!

 

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