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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


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


Homemade breakfast

Matt and my breakfast
Eggs, bacon and hash browns.

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Danielle and Gabe breakfast.
Scrambler.

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-Gabe likes pepper a lot


Appetite For Change

I volunteer the other day and help make some seriously yummy food. I am excited to make the chicken recipe at home.

link to the recipes

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Moo goo gai pan

Matt surprised me with getting every thing to make moo goo gai pan. He pick the recipe. I was worried that the sauce was going to be too fancy but it was really yummy. Next time I think I will at more chicken broth to dilute the sauce a little.

moo goo gai pan
recipe that I used
serving 3

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
1 (8 ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 (15 ounce) can whole straw mushrooms, drained

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/4 cup chicken broth

directions

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. Stir in the fresh mushrooms, broccoli, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and straw mushrooms. Cook and stir until all the vegetables are hot, and the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the wok, and set aside. Wipe out the wok.

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2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of vegetable in the wok until it begins to smoke. Stir in the garlic, and cook for a few seconds until it turns golden-brown.

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Add the chicken, and cook until the chicken has lightly browned on the edges, and is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.

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Stir together the cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine, and chicken broth in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for about 30 seconds until the sauce thickens and is no longer cloudy. Return the vegetables to the wok, and toss with the sauce.

My Dinner

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Breakfast tacos

Ingredients  Serving 2

– 2 eggs

-2 corn tortilla

– 2-4 slices of ham

– shredded cheese

– salsa

Directions

1. heat tortillas, I like them a bit crispy.  Scramble each egg. Heat up ham

– Add everything to the tortia. I used my fresh black bean mango salsa that I had made the day before.


Black bean quinoa burgers with onion and spinach

I made a double batch of black bean quinoa burgers for danielle and me. I am working of having my meals in the freezer so when I am feeling lazy I can grab a quick healthy meal.

Ingredients serving ~10

-2 cans f black beans

– 1/2 cup of quinoa

– 1 medium onion, chopped

– 1 bundle of spinach

-1 jalapeño

– seasonings, salt, pepper, garlic

Directions

1. Cook the quinoa. 2 cups water 1/2 cup quinoa, bring to boil. cook for 20 mins. Making sure to stir and you don’t boil away all your water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Chop onion and jalapeño

3. Cook bundle of spinach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Add everything to a big bowl and blend it all up. I used my immersion blender.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Now you can form into patties and cook or measure out about 1/3 cup on to a piece of saran wrap and freeze for about 2 hours. Then you can wrap individually or just toss in to a freezer bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My dinner  On mushrooms and yellow bell pepper and avocado on top.

 


Pizza on a grill. Genius.

I went to a party where we made pizza on a grill. It was supper good and I will be make this at home really soon.

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