Quick & Easy Chicken Sesame Noodles

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!!!

Today I am sharing a recipe that is quick, easy and delicious to make. This dish is very versatile……you can make easy substitutions for your specific needs.  So let’s dive right in and make this together.

Ingredients:
6-8 Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins
1 Cup of low sodium chicken broth
1/2 Cup of water
1/2 tsp black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt
1 package of Rice Noodles or any thin noodle of choice
1/2 Cup of Chopped Cilantro
2 Green Onions thinly sliced

Sauce Ingredients:
1/3 Cup of Amino Acid or low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp of hot chili oil (add less if you like)
4 Garlic Cloves minced
1/2 tsp Ginger grated
2 TBS of Honey
2 TBS of Rice Vinegar
2 TBS of Sesame Oil

Directions:
Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.

In a large pot add water, chicken stock, black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and chicken and boil on medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes.
Once done and cooled, cut into bite-size pieces and add to noodles.

Add your thinly sliced green onions and cilantro to your noodles and chicken.

Let’s make the sauce. In a small saucepan add all the ingredients for the sauce. Cook on a low – medium heat setting for 3-5 minutes. Once done pour your sauce onto the noodle mixture. Toss the noodle mixture to get everything evenly coated with the sauce.

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Now enjoy your quick and easy homemade meal. To make this meal vegetarian or vegan, substitute the chicken for tofu or simply enjoy this with just the green onions and cilantro. You can easily customize this dish to make it suit your needs.

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The left is made using whole grain spaghetti pasta with carrots added and the right is the recipe listed above. You can really get creative without stressing over cooking a meal with this recipe.

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

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

Zucchini Chips

Hello all

Recently, I made oven fried zucchini and that was terrific.  I wanted to make it again but try something a little different.
So here’s what I came up with.

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Ingredients

2  Zucchinis
1/2 tsp of onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper
1/4 tsp of paprika & cayenne (cayenne optional)
1/2 Cup of flour
3 tbs of Grapeseed Oil (or oil of choice)
Salt to taste

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 400°
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Mix all seasoning in a small bowl (except the salt)
Cut your zucchini into 1/4 slices
Place in a large bowl, now add 1 Tbs of oil
Shake on your seasoning (leaving a tsp for later)
Evenly coat  your zucchini in the oil and seasoning
Add the remaining seasoning to your flour
Add 1 tbs of oil
Add your flour and even coat zucchini
Lay your zucchini out onto your sheet tray
Drizzle with the Tbs of oil and bake for 20 minutes
Salt immediately, let cool and enjoy.

This is really a super simple dish and a great way to get veggie skeptics to enjoy them.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Homemade Spicy Coconut Granola

Hello all,

A few weeks ago I made Peach Cobbler with Crumble Topping. Since then I have had granola on the brain. So I decided to make some. So let’s jump right into the recipe.

Ingredients:

3 cups of old fashioned oats
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup of raisins, flax seeds peanuts, sunflower seeds and any other nut of choice
1/3 cup of brown sugar
2 Tbs of Grapeseed Oil (or oil of choice like coconut oil, olive oil etc.
1 tsp or less of cayenne pepper ( I Love Spicy Food)
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.

On sheet tray lined with parchment paper, spread the mixture.

Bake on 325° for 15 minutes. Let cool and place in an airtight container.

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Get as creative as you like. Use what you have on hand. To make this into bars versus loose add 1/3 cup of honey or maple syrup. Make this with your kids but whatever you do have fun with it.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Herb & Lemon Buttered Broiled Flounder

Hello all,

In my life making a meal that is delicious and quick is……..one of the best things” EVER”.   I was in a seafood mood, so I decided to play around with the flounder I had in the freezer.  I am all for experimenting and trust me I have many fails and successful experiences.  So I continue to tweak what didn’t work out so well and keep the successful things in rotation.

So let’s get started…………………….

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Ingredients

6 pieces of flounder

2 Tbs of butter

1/4 tsp of salt

1 lemon

1/4 tsp of dried or fresh parsley, black pepper, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder

Direction:

Set your oven to broil 500°

Line and baking tray with parchment paper

Lay your fish onto the baking tray and sprinkle each piece with salt.

In a measuring cup melt 2 Tbs of butter in the microwave for 30 second

Zest your lemon into the melted butter and then cut the lemon in half and squeeze all the juice of that lemon into the melted butter.

Add all your herbs and spice, stir to get everything evenly mixed

Pour your mixture over each piece of flounder

Let it broil for 5-8 minutes (the time depends on your oven and thickness of fish) my oven takes 8 minutes.

Serve with whatever you like.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Turkey & Spinach Meatballs

Hello all,

A few weekend’s ago I was in the grocery store, grabbing a pack of ground turkey. When a lovely lady asked me if I cook with ground turkey often. I excitedly replied with a yes. She asked for a few tips because her ground turkey dishes are always dry.
So now I am going to share the recipe I shared with her, with all.
I love this recipe for a few reasons…..it’s lean, juicy and I can sneak all kinds of veggies and healthy ingredients in without any detection. So let’s get started.

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Ingredients:

3 lb pack of ground turkey
2 Tbs of flax seeds
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1/2 cup of cauliflower puree
3 spring onions
1/4 of a yellow onion
1/4 tsp black pepper, oregano, garlic powder, dried parsley, onion powder, Mrs.Dash
Pich of sage
3 Tbs of Braggs Amino Acid or Low Sodium Soy Sauce
Grapeseed oil

Directions:

Pre-Heat oven to 425°

Line a baking tray with parchment paper

Finely chop the spinach, onions

In a large bowl add your ground turkey, spinach, onions, cauliflower puree, amino acid, herbs & spices

Get everything evenly combined

With an ice cream scoop. Scoop out the ground turkey onto your baking tray. Drizzle Grapeseed oil across the top and bake for 45 minutes
Serve with whatever you like.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Oven Fried Zucchini

Hello all,
I am always looking for interesting ways to make healthy things for my family.  So here’s my latest success.
Oven fried zucchini.  Ahhhh so good, this will now be in the weekly rotation. It’s quick, healthy and easy to make.

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So let’s get cooking.

Pre-heat oven to 425°

Ingredients:

2 Zucchinis

1/4 tsp of the following
Paprika, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt

1 TBS of grape seed oil (or oil of choice)

Directions:

Line a baking tray with parchment paper

Combine seasoning into a small bowl except the sea salt

Cut zucchini into desired style. No more than 1/4″ thickness

Place zucchini into a bowl, add oil and seasoning. Toss and get everything evenly coated.

Place evenly onto baking tray and let cook for 20-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven immediately salt and let cool.

Tada your all done.

Enjoy and until next time,

Sewloveable

Juicy Turkey Meatloaf Full of Flavor and Health Benefits

Hello all,

So I have finally gotten around to sharing my meatloaf recipe.  This recipe is a hit with my family.  When your children ask you to make meatloaf…….you know you have done something RIGHT.  When I was a kid you would “NEVER EVER” hear me ask my mother to make meatloaf…..I dreaded it when she did…lol……..now let that be our little secret. 😉

 

So let’s jump in with all that is needed:

3 lb pack of turkey

4 Tbs of cauliflower puree

1 Egg

1 Tbs of ground flaxseed

2 tsp of garlic powder, onion powder, parsley & Mrs. Dash

1 tsp of black pepper, smoked paprika & basil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375

Line your cooking sheet with parchment

In a small bowl add your flaxseed, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, Mrs. Dash, black pepper, smoked paprika and basil. Get everything evenly combined.

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Place your ground turkey in a large bowl.

Shake on your seasoning blend, add the egg and your cauliflower puree (the cauliflower add’s moisture and added fiber)  (the flaxseed is used instead of bread crumb which also adds omega 3’s and fiber)

Incorporate all the ingredients into the ground turkey. ( Don’t over mix)

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Transfer onto your parchment lined baking sheet

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Mold into a loaf shape

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Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour

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A big thank you to my darling daughter Taylor for taking the pictures. You are such a sweetheart and I love you dearly.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

 

Sewloveable

Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili…..you will not miss the meat I promise

I have been wanting to make this dish for quite some time.  This was a big hit and my family really enjoyed it.  I am not a vegetarian but from time to time I like to make a nice and tasty vegetarian meal for my family.  I am always looking for ways to get more veggies in.  This was a BIG HIT……….  So now it’s time to share.  I hope you will enjoy this as much as my family an I did.

This recipe is for a 6 Qt or larger crock pot

Ingredients:

    • 2 pack of Helen’s Kitchen Veggie Ground

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  • 1 qt of vegetable broth
  • 1 pack of frozen yellow corn
  • 1/2 cup of peppers ( I use a frozen blend of yellow, red and green)
  • 4 stalks of celery sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 cans precooked beans of choice, rinsed and drained (white kidney beans and pinto beans were my choice)
  • 3 of cans of diced  tomatoes with liquid (I used one can of  fire roasted and two cans of no salt added diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup of cauliflower puree
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • Green or Spring onion finely chop all of it
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 tsp of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, paprika
  • 1 tsp of garlic and onion powder for seasoning veggie ground
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper, salt
  • 1/4 tsp herb provence
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional

Step by Step

In a non-stick skillet add olive oil , veggie ground  and the 1 tsp of garlic and onion powder.  Cook according to directions which will be for 4-5 minutes and set aside.

In the crock pot add diced tomatoes and the juices, vegetable broth, beans, cauliflower puree, celery, onion, peppers, corn, veggie ground, sugar and all the herbs and spices.

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Mix well and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 to 6 hours. Stir Occasionally.

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Garnish with Avocado

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Enjoy & Happy Cooking

Until Next Time

Sewloveable

Full Flavor Healthy CrockPot Macaroni & Cheese made with Whole Grain Pasta

Macaroni & Cheese has been a favorite since I was a little girl. In my family mac & cheese never came from a box “EVER”.  The women in my family have always been serious about their cooking.  Whenever I went to visit my grandmother she always made me my favorite dish and boy oh boy…….she made the best.  She made the best everything and always made everything from scratch.   Now that I have share some good memories……..let’s make some HOMEMADE Macaroni & Cheese.

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Making this in the crockpot was a first for me. Since it turned out great I had to share.

Ingredients
  • 13.25 ounce medium whole grain shell macaroni
  • 1 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup skim or plain almond milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 cup of Shredded Sharp and 1 cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese or cheese of choice
  • 1/2 cup of cauliflower puree (optional-add’s extra fiber)
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni following package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with hot water. Drain well.
  2. Generously oil the sides and bottom of your slow cooker (I use about 1 tablespoons of  olive oil).
  3. Combine the macaroni with the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and blend well. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 2½ to 3½ hours, stirring a few times.
  4. When the macaroni and cheese is done, feel free to spoon into a baking dish, top with a little more cheese, and put under the broiler for a minute or two for that “fresh from the oven” look and sprinkle paprika over the top to finish it off

I love taking a recipe and finding ways to make it healthier and not loose the delicious flavor.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable