PORK EGGROLL IN A BOWL

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 This one is becoming a favourite in my house: 

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 5 green onions, sliced on a bias (white and green parts)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger 
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha or Garlic Chilli Sauce - more to taste 
  • 14 oz bag coleslaw
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, and white portion of the green onions. Sauté until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the ground pork, ground ginger, sea salt, black pepper and Sriracha. Sauté until the pork is cooked through.
  4. Add the coleslaw mix, coconut aminos, and rice wine vinegar. Sauté until the coleslaw is tender.
  5. Top with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.

Ground Turkey Skillet with Green Beans

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Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

• 1 lbs extra-lean ground turkey

• 1 tsp clove garlic, minced

• ½ cup onions, diced

• ½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced

• 1 ½ cup green beans, chopped

• ¾ cup homemade tomato sauce or any other sauce of your preference

• Salt and ground fresh black pepper

• A pinch of crushed red pepper

Directions:

1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

2. Add ground turkey and break it up until it’s in small pieces.

3. Once the turkey is almost cooked through, add the onion and garlic. Stir occasionally and cook until onions are golden brown.

4. Add yellow peppers, green beans, and homemade tomato sauce.

5. Cover the skillet and cook until they are tender.

6. Add salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste.

Serve warm and enjoy!


This recipe is so easy to make and very filling.  You can add in other vegetables such as mushrooms, or peas - get creative!



Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato buns

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I have never managed to actually use a bun with my Sloppy Joes!  In this case, the sweet potato bun forms the base, with the lovely sloppy joe mix poured on top.


INGREDIENTS


2 lbs. Ground Beef 

2 tsp. Olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

1  small bell pepper, diced (any color)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 6-ounce can tomato paste 

¾ cup water

2 Tbsp. yellow mustard

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

½ tsp. fish sauce (may substitute coconut aminos) 

½ tsp. paprika (smoked or sweet)

1½ – 2 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper


For Sweet Potato “Buns:”

2 large sweet potatoes cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds (with peel intact)

1 tsp. olive oil


INSTRUCTIONS


Place a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat . When the pan is hot add olive oil, onions, and peppers. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until onions start to soften (about 5-8 minutes).


Add ground beef and garlic.  Break up the beef, stirring occasionally until meat is browned and almost cooked through. Drain meat if desired.


To the meat mixture, add tomato paste, water, mustard, vinegar, fish sauce, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine. Continue to cook over medium heat (about 10 minutes) until hot and ground beef is cooked through and peppers are tender.


Taste and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days. May also be frozen up to 3 months.


To make Sweet Potato “Buns:”


Preheat oven to 350ºF. 


Line a large baking sheet (or two, depending on how many sweet potatoes you’re going to bake) with parchment paper.


Arrange sweet potato slices in a single layer on baking sheet(s). Brush with olive oil.


Bake for 25-30, flipping halfway through baking time, or until sweet potatoes are tender and lightly browned on the surface.

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Easy Kale with Beans and Sausage

  

A hearty recipe for a lazy Sunday or for a quick weekday meal. This takes no time at all to make; which is why it is a favourite!


1 head of Kale

1 can of Cannellini Beans (white kidney beans)

3 sausage (I like to take the casing off and crumble it, but you can also just cut it into slices)

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

½ Spanish Onion, thinly sliced

Salt and Pepper


Directions:

1. Saute garlic and onions in the olive oil

2. Add the sausage and cook until it is no longer pink

3. Add the kale and cook until it starts to wilt

4. Add the beans, cook until they are warmed through

5. Add salt and pepper to taste


If you want to turn this into more of a soup – add in some chicken/vegetable broth. Otherwise, serve in a bowl!