Five Tastes red curry paste pots. Couldn’t be simpler. Sorry forgot to take photo again. This is one dish hubby loves to cook. Continue reading
It’s not often I purchase sauce packets as I like to make my own. This one was on special at end of the year and still in used by date so I used it as I am in process of clearing out pantry items and freezer and fridge before doing more groceries which I do from time to time. it not only saves $ but clears out items with nearest used by dates.
Away for 4day weekend for a wedding on a tight budget at the moment as unexpected expenses cropped up 2 days before leaving so decided to make own meals as we were able to get accommodation with a kitchenette. So here are the meals.
Chinese lunar new year this week so I made lemon chicken tonight including the sauce.
Another quick marinade for chicken is my own honey soy sesame Chicken. Great as a stir fry or in salad rolls.
I love Vietnamese food and I had all the ingredients to make Lemongrass Marinade. It can be for Pork, Chicken or Steak. I added it to a vermicelli Salad Bowl.
Pretty easy one as it was hubbies turn to cook I am teaching him different quick meals to make.
Cooking together this meal was great knowing the salad was all homegrown from the vegepod. We made our own schnitzels too and cooked them in coconut oil. It made a double batch of chicken schnitzels so we have another meal and less mess to make.
Wrap using labanese bread to use up peri peri chicken
Pan fried chicken seasoned with sea-salt and pepper cooked in extra virgin olive oil with garden salad (iceberg lettuce, organic cherry tomatoes, cucumber, capsicum, organic carrot, mushrooms) and pickled ginger and seedless grapes
Using up the last of groceries for the week. Peri Peri sauce with pressure cooker chicken and salad doesn’t get much simpler.
Chicken dinner is a great way to use up vegetables or leftover chicken with some mash and gravy.
Chili con carne without mince. Used chicken breast fillet instead of mince. The chili sauce made from scratch no packet mixes here. This is a family favourite dish we have grown to love.
Lovely light salads for summer time. They can be eaten on their own or as a combo as shown below. Get your salad fix today. They are filling meals on their own.
I had a pot luck lunch and dinner and wanted to take a warmed dish. I didn’t get to finish it in time, so I only had the chicken cooked and vegetables done. So I finished it off when I got home which we will have later this week.
I love udon noodles but don’t have them often as I cant have a lot of carbs anymore. So this was a treat for me. This post will show different ways to use them. Often I serve them with Thai oyster sauce, chili, garlic, and sesame oil. This time I did a little different to use up ingredients in fridge and pantry. Tip : Thai Oyster Sauce is not as salty as Chinese oyster sauce and can be found at any Asian supermarket. Often Asian Sauces are a lot cheaper at the Asian supermarkets can be less than half price.
Bean Salad #3 is a great filler for a meal without a lot of prep and goes great with pan-fried chicken. You could also team it with Fish.
Using up pesto. See previous post under sauces for pesto recipe)
Dish made by hubby with 2 cups wholemeal spaghetti cooked in saucepan with boiling water while chicken cooked. 2 steamed chicken breasts cooked in microwave steamer (11minutes from frozen or 6minutes if unfrozen). When spaghetti is cooked (taste) then drain and mix through the 1/2 jar of pesto. Serve with the chicken.
For more pesto recipes see these posts
I found some gluten free rolls in the shops so decided to make my own burgers. The rolls were nice toasted. Come in a 5 pack. I will definitely get them again if I see them.
I used a whole Free Range Chicken for this one. It can be done with normal chicken as well but it has to have bones in it to make it right.
I like a good soup broth and this one didn’t dissapoint. Asians have egg drop soup. This is similar without the egg or sesame seeds. This is my version with what I had available at the time of making this dish.
Using up sauces in fridge this week. Tandoori paste is mixed with yogurt to make the marinade. I used lactose-free greek yogurt for a change
Five Taste Pots have all natural ingredients and the most authentic I have found for packaged curries and Asian seasonings. I use them all the time. I do other dishes with their red or green curry, Thai chili and basil, Vietnamese lemongrass and ginger, Chinese hoisin, massamaum paste.
Mum use to do a Sunday roast chicken dinner when I was living at home. It had mashed potato with gravy and seasonal vegetables. This to me is comfort food. I have done my own healthier version without roasting the chicken. It is steamed in microwave steamer as well as the vegetables