I used this recipe
...and added a lot of veggies like bok choy and other greens, regular mushrooms instead of shiitake, tomatoes, and 1/2 lbs of chicken. And yummy millet and brown noodles from Costco (see photo)!
The easiest ramen you will ever make in less than 30 min. And it’s so much tastier (and healthier) than the store-bought version!
This is one of my client's favorite salads, and I am sure you'll see why!
1 half of a large butternut squash lengthwise, seeded, peeled, and cut into 7 inch cubes
2 teaspoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (only had 2 ounces)
1 bunch arugula (5 ounces), washed well and dried, tough ends trimmed, torn into bite-size pieces
Preheat oven to 425F. ln a roasting pan, combine squash and oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, and spread in a single layer. Roast until tender when pierced with a knife, 35 to 45 minutes.
Transfer squash to a bowl; gently toss with feta and arugula and serve.
Per serving: 114 calories; 5.6g fat; 5g protein; 23.1 g carbohydrates, 6.7 g fiber
Makes Serves 46-50 meatballs. Serving size is 3 meatballs.
3 pounds of any meat (I used ground bison, ground chicken and pork (which has the least amount of fat)
2 1/2 cups of oats, panko, bread crumbs, sweet roasted potatoes or left over veggies you have to use up - I used butternut squash
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups of roasted diced butternut squash
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce homemade or store bought have used both (see below)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese I used cotija (Mexican Parmesan)
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes Optional
Salt and pepper to taste
You can also toss in a cup of roasted veggies and kale in to get more veggies. I added 2 cups of baby chopped spinach! Yay for more veggies. Shhh, don’t tell my family.
1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with Aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray for easy clean-up. I used my air fryer.
2. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent in a cast iron pan.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. Be careful not to over mix. I use my hands and a ¼ cup to scoop and place on baking sheet.
3. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until done.
Serving size is 3 meatmballs is: 184 tatol calories, 17.4 grams of protein, 10.5 grams of fat and 4.8 grams of carbs. Depending on what type of meat-sirloin, bison, chicken sausage, ground turkey or chicken and how much veggies you add.
I put in freezer bags and thrown them in the microwave oven. When I used to travel to work, I would put the in a Tupperware and they would defrost throughout the day.
I use it in my kids' pasta sauce, put on salads, soups, and all that fun stuff.
Homemade Worcestershire sauce:
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Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)
Serves 6-8 (made enough for 10 adults plus left overs)
Albóndigas is a thick Mexican meatball soup.
Use spearmint or Mexican yerba buena for the mint in this soup (I used mint).
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 large garlic clove, minced
• 2 quarts chicken stock or beef stock
• 1 quart water
• 1/2 cup tomato sauce
• 1/2 lb green beans, strings and ends removed, cut into 1 inch pieces
• 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
For the meat balls
• 1/3 cup raw white rice (I’ve also used a cup of leftover brown rice- comes out great because brown rice holds it’s shape.)
• 1 lb ground beef-I used bison, you can try turkey/ground chicken for a different flavor!
• 1/4 cup (loosely packed) chopped fresh spearmint leaves (mint works)
• 1/4 cup (loosely packed) chopped parsley
• 1 raw egg
• 1 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/4 tsp black pepper
• A dash of cayenne (optional)
• 1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh peas
• 1 tsp dried oregano, crumbled, or 1 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
• Salt and pepper
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Make the soup base with onion, garlic, broth, tomato sauce, carrots and green beans. Heat oil in large heavy-bottomed pot (5-qt) over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook a minute more. Add stock, water, and tomato sauce. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Add carrots and string beans. I did this all in my instant pot on the sauce setting, and have used celery, snap peas, and corn.
2 Prepare the meatballs. Mix rice into meat, adding mint leaves and parsley, salt and pepper. Mix in raw egg. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
3 Add meatballs to soup, let simmer, add peas. Gently add the meatballs to the simmering soup, one at a time. Cover and let simmer for 1/2 hour. Put-on heat pressure for 15 minutes and it didn’t overdo the veggies.
4. Add the peas towards the end of the 1/2 hour. Add a few pinches of oregano and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and a dash of cayenne, to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.
If fresh mint is not available, you can use a couple teaspoons of dried mint from herbal mint tea.
You can vary the vegetables depending on what you have on hand. Spring peas in their pods instead of shucked peas, for example. Or you could add some chopped fresh zucchini or corn.
My mother often puts a couple extra tablespoons of chopped fresh mint directly into the soup.
from Simply Recipes ~ https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/albondigas_soup/
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