Red Yogurt Chicken

Hi everyone!

What’s up? Is it Spring yet where you are? Here in Canada, it’s starting to feel like it’s going to happen pretty soon, getting a little bit warmer, a little sunnier…

I can’t WAIT for summer guys, it’s been a looong winter and I’m super over it!

Also, I think my cat hurt one of her legs because she’s limping a tiny bit, the fur mama in me is keeping an eagle eye on her and, hopefully, she just pulled something or slept weird… we’ll see. Any cat parent out there has some advice? Let me know!

Ok so now, what exactly is ”Red Yogurt Chicken”? It’s chicken, duh, marinated with yogurt and too many red things to name them all in the name of the recipe! So I just went with ”red” even though the finished product isn’t really red… Misleading? Maybe…

Let’s get to it!

Red Yogurt Chicken Pinterest

 

So for some reason, on the pictures, my chicken looks kinda dry, but fear not, it’s delicious and – moist – (yeah, I know a lot of people hate that word… I don’t get it…).¬†

It’s so easy to make too, literally just stick the chicken in a bag or bowl with the marinade around lunchtime, or even in the morning before work, and when you get back home BAM! Awesome chicken!

 

Red Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt (the fat percentage doesn’t matter so 0% is fine!)
  • 2 tbsp of Sundried Tomato paste (or sundried tomato pesto if you are in a pinch)
  • 1/4 cup of Club House Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil or Coconut oil

 

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How to

  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients
  2. Add to a bowl or bag with the chicken, making sure all the chicken is covered
  3. Marinate at least 3h (I wouldn’t go more than 8h)
  4. Cook the chicken thoroughly in a pan or skillet, turning 2-3 times for more uniform cooking (internal temperature should be at least 165F or 75C if you care about that stuff) using canola or coconut oil.
  5. I served mine with asparagus that I stuck in the oven in a foil packet with salt, pepper, and olive oil at 375F for about 25min. This would also be great with greek type potatoes or any type of veggies!
  6. EAT ALL THE CHICKEN

Seriously, that simple… It’s almost embarrassing to put on here but it was really good!

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So yeah, very minimal effort, like… very minimal and yet super tasty (and healthy) chicken breasts!

Here is the seasoning mix by the way

 

 

It’s pretty versatile and very tasty, I like it. I also like their Garlic Plus mix and a few others, pretty good stuff!

You can check out the Salmon recipe I made with their Garlic Plus mix —- HERE

So this is it for this week! Hopefully, my cat will feel better, and I’ll get thin from eating so healthy (unlikely)

Until next time,

 

Andreanne

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Pork Udon Stir Fry

Hey everyone!

 

I am back with a pork recipe! Yeah… I know… Pork and noodles, how very original of me… Well, I like it, and it’s a fast and easy to make recipe so… there.

Now, my love of pork is well documented, but my love for pork belly is fairly new. As a kid, I would not eat any fat on meat and would painstakingly cut out any tiny bit of fat before eating. Boy did that ever change. Pork belly, with its layers of crispy meat and chewy fat, is my latest obsession.

Now to the recipe!

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Pork Udon Stir Fry

(Serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 2 packs of ready to eat Udon noodles
  • 1/2lb Pork belly, thick cut
  • 3/4 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • 3 Green Onions, sliced
  • 2-3 Baby Bok Choy, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup of light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • Sesame seeds (for the look)
  • 1 tsp of red Korean Pepper flakes

 

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How to

  1. Cut and prepare all the veggies
  2. In a wok, heat up the sesame oil on high heat for about 1 min
  3. Drop in the pork belly and sliiightly lower the heat, cook until firm and light brown
  4. Add in all the veggies and saute until half-done
  5. Add in all the sauce ingredients, depending on what soy sauce you use, you might need to add a little bit of water.
  6. Reduce until veggies are almost cooked
  7. Add in the Udon noodles (you will probably need to poke at them with your spoon to help them separate)
  8. Once the noodles are re-heated and soft and coated in sauce you’re pretty much done.
  9. Portion out and dress with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
  10. EAT ALL THE NOODLES

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That’s it, less than 20 minutes later you’ve got those fantastic, thick, and chewy noodles all ready to be eaten! The eating part takes even less time in my case…

There you go, if you have any good pork belly recipes, drop them off the in comments!

And don’t forget to like and follow this blog on my social media on the right, yada yada yada, you know the stuff!

 

Until next week,

 

Andreanne

 

 

 

 

Garlic Salmon & Butternut Squash Noodles

Hi everyone!

Man, what a weekend! My mom was in town so we went hard on the food. Nice cheeses, this fantastic pizza place downtown, carbs-a-palooza… It was awesome, but now my body needs vitamins.

So here is my Garlic Salmon with Butternut Squash Noodles! I don’t have a spiralizer, but thankfully, my grocery store caters to my lazy needs! Are the spiralizers even worth it? I mean, technically I could shred my veggies with similar results, right? No? Am I being blind to the wonders of the spiralizer right now?

Anywho, let’s get to it!

Fork and Fantasy- Garlic Salmon and Butternut Squash Noodles

Garlic Salmon & Butternut Squash Noodles

Serves 2 (+ ”noodles” leftovers)

Ingredients:

  • Salmon Filets (2)
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 2-4 tsp of Garlic Plus spice mix (Club House)
  • 1 package of Butternut Squash noodles (or 1 medium sized Butternut Squash spiralized)
  • 1 tbsp of Butter
  • 1/4 cup of crushed Hazelnuts
  • 1 clove of Garlic, crushed or minced.
  • 1/2-1 tsp of Parsley
  • 1/2-1 tsp of Thyme
  • 1/4 cup of White Wine

How to:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F
  2. Place your Salmon filets on a piece of foil, brush with olive oil and Garlic Plus.
  3. Close your foil packet, put in preheated oven and cook for about 20 min (depending on the thickness of your fish, you might want to go a little over or a little under)
  4. While the salmon is in the oven, melt your butter in a pan.
  5. Sauteed the garlic and hazelnuts in the butter until fragrant.
  6. Add in the herbs and the white wine
  7. Let reduce until you have about 3/4 of the amount of liquid left.
  8. Add in the noodles and cook for 5-15 min, depending on the desired level of crunchiness (I go about 10, soft, yet crunchy)
  9. Serve the salmon on the noodles, whole or flaked.
  10. EAT ALL THE SALMON!

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For my Weight Watchers peeps, you’ll be happy to know that this recipe is only about 10 points per portion (probably even less since I had noodles leftovers)

For my KETO peeps, yes, you can replace the oil and butter by Ghee or Coconut oil, I would recommend ghee to not alter the taste.

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So here you go for this week, hope you’ll enjoy it!

As always, do let me know if you make this recipe and what you thought of it!

Also, small poll, would any of you guys be interested to have pictures of the actual making of the recipe or are the pictures of the finished product enough? Let me know!

 

Until next week!

 

Andreanne

NuPasta Review and Recipe Fail!

Hi everybody!

Get ready for this week’s post because it’s quite the trainwreck!

Actually, first of all, how is everyone’s March Break going? Mine is quite uneventful, my mom is supposed to visit next weekend though so that should be fun!

Alright, back to my biggest fail of 2019 (so far)…

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What is NuPasta you ask? What an excellent question! NuPasta is a low calorie, gluten-free, organic, keto, vegan, and high fiber pasta substitute. Say what? Yeah, I know!

So what is it made of? Konjac. You know, the Asian plant that we can make face cleansing sponges with? The very same.

Was it good? By itself, yes. In the recipe that I made, a world of no.

See, the thing is that (no matter what Google says on the matter) NuPasta has a pretty strong taste. Not a bad taste, by any means, but strong. It’s hard to describe but it’s earthy, somewhat a little fishy, and lowkey mushroomy. The sauce I made did NOT work with those flavours… not even a little….

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Now, I won’t give you the exact recipe, because it was so very bad.

Just know that I used heavy cream, a pack of Epicure seasoning (totally wasted that btw), chicken, broccoli and a bit of white wine. An excellent combination on regular pasta, yet absolutely horrible on Konjac pasta. Why? I’m not sure. The flavours of the sauce and pasta were completely wrong together, to the point that I went back to the kitchen to make regular pasta to replace the NuPasta with.

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Doesn’t it look delicious? It really does eh? Now picture me, in my kitchen at like 9pm, removing the konjac noodles by hand, sliding the sauce off them with my bare fingers to try to salvage that shipwreck of a meal.

Cue to myself adding the sauce to the regular pasta thinking ”Ah yes, this will be much better now!”. Now, close your eyes and imagine the look of pure sadness and desperation when I realized that the sauce was now infused with the taste of the NuPasta.

I am standing in my kitchen, with bits of sauce still stuck under my nails from scraping it off the noodles, looking at my plate in disgust. What a fail. I ate it. Angry bites full of resentment and bitterness, but I did finish the thing. I already wasted the Konjac Noodles, I wasn’t about the waste the whole thing…

Now, I believe that those noodles would be mighty fine with some butter, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Or maybe even with a bit of Miso paste. But no more creamy sauce for me. Especially not one including parmesan cheese and white wine.

Though I was glad about the wine, if only to drink the rest of the bottle to help me get the pasta down…

If you so happen to have a great recipe with those (one that does not taste like death and misery) PLEASE do let me know!

I did not give up on those and I want to try them again! Let me know if you do!

Until next time,

Andreanne