Easy Breezy Veggie Lo Mein

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I was chatting with a friend of mine and they were making veggie lo mein at home. After hearing all of the deliciousness going into the dish…….I had a serious craving for some myself.  So the next day I got right in the kitchen to satisfy that craving.

Let’s get started and see how this comes together……..

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INGREDIENTS:

1 pound organic rice noodles
3 tablespoon liquid amino (or low sodium soy sauce)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon organic hoisin sauce
2 teaspoon organic cane sugar
pinch organic of five spice powder
1/2 teaspoon organic garlic and onion powder
1 tablespoon avocado oil (or oil of choice)
1 cup organic sliced mushrooms (shiitakes, button mushrooms, or anything you like)
1 organic scallion (finely sliced)
1  organic red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, julienned
a handful of organic leafy greens (bok choy and spinach)
1/2 cup of organic bean sprouts
METHOD:
1. Cook your noodles al dente according to package instructions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauces, sesame oil, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and five spice powder. Heat oil in a wok over high heat and add the mushrooms. Stir-fry for 30 seconds next add the peppers. Make sure your wok is searing hot. Stir fry for another minute.
3. Next, add the leafy greens and bean sprouts to the wok and cook until the greens are just wilted. Then add your noodles. Make sure that before you add them to the pan, they’re somewhat loose and not all clumped together (you can rinse them in warm water to loosen them up before adding them to the pan).

4. Pour your sauce mixture over the noodles and stir-fry until the color of the noodles are uniform.Once everything is well-combined, your dish is ready to be served.

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I hope you will give this dish a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I did.
 Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Sewloveable

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Organic Spelt & Oat Bread

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Welcome to……

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I was chatting with a good friend of mine about my love of baking. Which led to my friend sharing some information on Ancient Grains. Usually, I bake with organic unbleached wheat flour. Once my friend told me about all the Ancient Grains I decided to do a little research about them to see just how they are to be used. Now armed with all this information I head out to my local organic market and pick up some Spelt and Amaranth flour to start off with.

For my first attempt with spelt flour, I decided to make biscuits. Well, that recipe needs a bit more tweaking to get it just right. Somewhat discouraged by my biscuit fiasco……I decided to press on and try my hand at a loaf of Organic Spelt and Oat bread.

Let’s dive in and see just how this all turns out………..

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Ingredients:
4 cups + 1/4 cup organic spelt flour
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp organic gluten-free old fashioned oats
1 tsp sea salt
2-1/2 tsp active dry yeast
2 Tbsp +1 tsp of organic cane sugar
2 Tbsp of avocado oil
1-3/4 cups warm water

Method:

  1.  In a large bowl using a hand or standing mixer, add 4 cups of flour,  1/2 cup of oats, sugar, yeast and salt ( * be sure that you don’t directly add the salt on top of the yeast doing so will deactivate the yeast, so add salt and yeast on opposing sides of the bowl.)
  2. Using a spatula stir all your dry ingredients together.
  3. Add your water and oil. Using your hand or stand mixer with dough hook attachment on medium, setting mix for 3-5 minutes or until your dough comes together.
  4. Brush your dough with oil on all sides, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours. It will have doubled in size.
  5. Grease a loaf pan with oil and a bit of the reserved spelt flour to ensure our bread doesn’t stick. Once the dough has risen, remove the plastic, press it down to deflate it. Place your dough into the prepared pan, making sure it is evenly spread. Make slits across the top, sprinkle the top with the last of your spelt flour and the tablespoon of oats. Recover with the same plastic and let it rise again for an hour in a warm place.
  6. Once the dough has risen bake in a 400-degree pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.To help keep your bread moist while baking  fill an oven-safe pot half-way with water and place on the bottom rack while your bread is baking. Once your bread is done carefully remove it from the loaf pan and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.

I absolutely love this bread and I am now a huge spelt fan. It taste delicious and is so much better for your waistline. I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

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This recipe makes 1 loaf 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Sewloveable

 

 

 

Crispy & Juicy Oven Fried Chicken Tenders

Hello everyone,

I am here to share another kitchen experiment success.  Recently, I saw a YouTube video using rice puff cereal to make oven fried chicken.  The only issue I had with the recipe was letting the chicken marinate in a buttermilk and poultry season mixture for several hour’s or even over night.  The day I decided to try the recipe I only had a little over an hour to make it happen.  Then it hit me…….my good friend was telling me about the velveting technique used in Asian cooking for meat. It helps to keep your meat juicy and tender. Again, I was short on time so I had to find a short cut. Since this experiment  happened to work out well I wanted to share.

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Ingredients :

12 Chicken Tenderloins
1 Cup of water
1 TBS of Corn Starch
2 Cups of puff rice cereal
Cooking Spray (or drizzle lightly with oil of choice)

Seasoning of choice. ….I combined and mixed the following in a small bowl:

1 tsp of Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika
1/2 tsp of salt and black pepper

Directions:

In a large bowl add water and cornstarch.  Mix well. Add chicken to the mixture.  Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.

While waiting take your puff rice cereal and blend in a food processor or blender into a fine crumb consistency.  Place in a shallow bowl for later.

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil or parchment paper and place a baking rack on top. Spray your baking rack with cooking spray.

Pre-heat oven to 450 °

Remove Chicken from the refrigerator. Place it in a shallow bowl and season both sides.

Next dip and cover with puff rice cereal. Place on the baking rack.  Spray your tenderloins with cooking spray.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Your tenders will have great crunch with a juicy and tender inside.

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Gluten Free Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

Hello all,

Have you ever had a meal planned and your missing an ingredient?  Now I could just make a quick trip to the store but……I am already home and don’t want to go back to the store. Plus, I don’t have time to go back now. I have to get dinner on the table soon. So I decide to work with what I had on hand. Which turned out to be such a great accidental and delicious dish.  So let’s get cooking.

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Ingredients:
12 chicken tenders
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 Cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbs of Grapeseed Oil

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 425°

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix cheese and seasoning together in a small bowl set aside.

Cut your chicken tenders into small nugget size pieces

Place your chicken into a large bowl.

Add your oil. Evenly coat each piece with the oil.

Add your seasoning mixture and get it evenly coated on each piece of chicken.

Place chicken on baking sheet. 

Place into the and cook for 8 minutes.  Flip the pieces over and bake for 8 minutes longer.

Next turn your oven to broil and broil for 3 minutes.

Let cool and enjoy with whatever you desire.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Homemade Strawberry Jam Only 3 Ingredients Needed

Hello all,

I love a super easy recipe, that turns out “great” on the first try. For me the best parts were it only required three ingredients, I already had everything I needed and did I mention it was quick and easy.

So here’s all you will need:

(1) 12 oz. Bag of Frozen Strawberries
1/2 Cup of sugar
1 Tbs of lemon juice or 1/2 tsp citric acid

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Directions:

Make sure your strawberries are completely defrosted.( I used frozen strawberries for a few reasons. It’s what I had on hand and I needed to see if the recipe would work with frozen…..so that when fresh strawberries are out of season I can still make this for my daughter, since strawberry jam is her favorite.)

In a pot on medium-high heat add your strawberries and sugar. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, mashing the strawberries as you stir. This should take about 5 minutes.

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Remove from the heat add the lemon juice and stir to incorporate.

Now use your immersion blender if you would like a less chunky jam. (You can also use a food processor or blender.) Once you have the desired texture. Transfer into a jar with a lid and let cool to room temperature.

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Once cooled, store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. (You can also place in a freezer bag and freeze if you desire.)

This recipe makes 1 1/4 Cups of Strawberry Jam.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable