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Monday, February 13, 2017

Easy Ham Lo mein

Not a pretty picture!! Forgot to take a picture until my daughter had eaten most of it!!
2 TBS canola oil
1/2 large onion cut in strips
1 1/2 cups of frozen carrots
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
no salt added all purpose seasoning
garlic powder
onion powder
3 pkgs ramen, cooked, (save approx 3/4 cup of cooking liquid)
1 pkg deli ham sliced into strips-( we use uncured so low sodium)
1 TBS garlic diced
3 Tsp. Low Sodium soy sauce
2 TBS bbq sauce
2 to 3 squirts of Bottled Lime juice
1 TBS brown sugar
2 tsp corn starch

(Make sauce) mix soy, BBQ, Lime, brown sugar and corn starch in a bowl. Set aside
Heat oil, on Med High Heat, add onion and frozen veg.  Stir frying till color showing on onion.  Add small amounts of pasta liquid to help cook veg through and deglaze pan. when liquid is gone, sprinkle with seasonings to taste. Add ham.  Stir fry till ham takes on a little color, adding more pasta liquid if it begins to stick.  Add garlic,  Cook 3 to 4 more minutes to cook garlic, stirring constantly.  Add cooked ramen and sauce.  Toss to cover noodles with sauce.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

lasagna soup

1 Lb ground turkey
1 small onion diced
1 bell pepper diced
1 to 2 TBS oil
1 TBS no salt added steak seasoning
1 TBS Italian seasoning
1/2 cup water
1 TBS brown sugar
2 cups bow tie pasta
4 to 6 cups no salt added chicken broth
2 small cans of no salt added tomato sauce
1/2 TBS onion powder
1/2 TBS garlic powder
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Heat oil in large saute pan, add onions and bell peppers and seasonings.  Stir for 2 to 3 minutes to warm up dried spices and bring out fragrance.  Add water, bring to boil, stirring frequently until vegetables are tender and water is boiled off.  Add ground turkey.  Brown turkey.  Add brown sugar and pasta.  Add enough broth to cover pasta.  Bring to a boil, and then turn down to medium heat.  Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes till pasta is cooked through.  Add tomato sauce, garlic powder and onion powder.  Taste test to see if it needs more seasoning.  Add more Italian seasoning if needed.  add cottage cheese.  Stir and separate curds until they mostly melt in.  Add shredded cheese and parmesan cheese.  Stirring on low heat till cheese is melted.