Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cabbage & Beef Stir Fry

A simple, quick, change of pace stir fry.

4 TBSP soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
1.5 TBSP sesame oil
2 TBSP Sriracha sauce
1 rounded TBSP brown sugar

Stir Fry
1/2 head green cabbage - thinly sliced
2 carrots - grated
3 green onions - sliced
1/2 red bell pepper - sliced
1/2-1 lb lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 TBSP fresh grated ginger
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup fresh cilantro - chopped
1 TBSP sesame seeds

Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the ground beef, garlic, ginger and salt & pepper.  Cook until the beef is browned (I also drained off the fat).

Add the cabbage, carrots and bell pepper. Stir and cook until the cabbage starts to wilt. Remove from heat, stir in prepared sauce, green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds.

Eat immediately.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Mozzarella Marinara Chicken

1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp Italian seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
1 TBSP olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar of your favorite Marinara sauce
*chopped fresh basil (optional)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven broiler.

Combine seasonings in a dish and heat olive oil in a large pan over high heat. Season both sides of chicken breasts with seasoning mixture.

Add chicken to the pan and sear until golden - about 3 minutes each side.

If your skillet is oven safe, add marinara to pan and top with mozzarella & chopped basil. If not, pour marinara into a baking dish, add chicken and top with mozzarella and basil.

Broil until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.

Garnish with parmesan. Serve over pasta, rice or zoodles!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Soda Bread Biscuits

Mix 2 cups flour, 2 tsp sugar and 3/4 tsp each of baking soda and salt in a bowl.

Work in 2 TBSP diced cold butter by hand or with a pastry knife.

Add 1/2 cup raisins and 1 TBSP caraway seeds.

Mix in 3/4 cup buttermilk.

Pat out dough to 1 inch thick; cut into rounds or square biscuits (about 2 1/2 inches).

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.