Monthly Archives: October 2012

Black bean quinoa burgers w/ onion, mushrooms

Black bean quinoa burgers are one of my favorite foods to eat. I decided to make them without spinach

Ingredients serving ~6

-1 cans f black beans

– 1/4 cup of dry quinoa

– 1 medium onion, chopped

– 1/2 a thing of mushrooms

– seasonings, salt, pepper, garlic

Directions

1. Start quinoa

IMG_19372. Sautee mushrooms and onions -I sauteed them separately because I was making such a large batch. 

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3.  Mix everything into the quinoa pot

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4. Blend or mash.

5. Section out into portions and fry or place on a baking sheet covered in saran wrap or wax paper, freeze till you can handle them. But into zip lock bag, sometimes if I know it is going to take me awhile to eat them I first wrap them in saran wrap then put into a zip lock bag. For pictures of me using saran wrap check out this post.

My dinner

My dinner

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Less tomato Chili -canned goods

My mother sent up a ton of canned goods. Tonight was the first time use any of them. I was a little nervous how the ground beef was going to taste. It is really good and that is the reason why there is beef in this chili. (sorry danielle) This is the first time in a very long time that I put beef in my chili, normally its vegetarian. Sometimes I add bacon or chicken.

I don’t really like the taste of tomatoes, so this chili I decided to add less. Instead of tomato sauce I used chicken broth that my mom sent up. I was a little nervous while it was cooking because it was not as red as it normally is. I loved how it turned out. Again, I don’t like tomatoes so I still need another taste tester. Also, it looked a little funny because I was really hungry, so I just shoved everything into the food processor and not all of it came out a pretty as it normally does.

Ingredients Serves about 6 people?

– 2 small onions, chopped

-1 package of mushrooms, chopped

– 2 large red peppers, chopped

-1 green pepper, chopped

– 1 jalapeno, chopped I forgot this in mine 😦

– Jar of beef

– 2 cans of black beans

– 1 can pinto beans

– 1 jat kidney beans

– one med jar of chicken broth

– 3 big scoops of pre minced garlic

– salt, pepper

Directions

1. Chop veggies. Saute.

2. Add the rest if the ingredients.

-my mother’s jared goods, Beef, tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans

3. Cook about 20 mins.

My Dinner


Turkey burgers with zucchini and carrots

This recipe is super easy. I really liked them. I wrapped the left overs in saran wrap and tossed them into the freeze. They didn’t last long in the freezer 🙂

Ingredients

-1 medium carrot

-1 medium zuccinni

-1 pound of ground turkey

Directions

1. shredded veggies.

2. Mix togeather turkey and veggies

3. Form into patties and cook.

My Lunch


My moo goo gai pan -simple sauce

Matt and I made a moo goo gai pan off of a recipe last time. This time I added and took away stuff I didn’t want and made a sauce out of the things I had at my house.

Ingredients Serving about 6 people

-4 large chicken breasts, cut into small pieces

– 4 cups of broccoli, chopped

– 3 cups of snow peas

-2 cups button mushrooms, cut

-4 oz of fresh water chestnuts

– 2 sticks of carrots, chopped

– 1 jalapeno, diced

-3 spoonfuls of pre minced garlic

– 1/4 cup corn starch

-2 cups chicken broth

– 2 cups water

-2 cups of dry rice

Directions

1. Start cooking brown rice in micro wave. 2 cups brown rice, 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cups water. It took about 40min to cook. I would have liked it more if I had cooked it longer.

2. Saute veggies. set aside.

3. Brown garlic. Add chicken. Cook till done.

4. Mix together 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 2 cups chicken broth, 2 cups water and 1/4 cup soy sauce. I like a lot of sauce. -Next time I want to try 1/8th cup soy sauce and 1/8 cup oyster sauce.

5. added sauce mixture into the pan with chicken. Bring to boil. cook for about a minute. Add veggies mix together.

6. Serve veggie and chicken over rice and enjoy.

-Also there are some gluten free cookie that danielle made in the background

My dinner

Matt and danielle’s dinner