Monday, September 2, 2013

Minestrone Soup

Makes 8 cups

3 cups water
1 TBS chicken Bullion (1 1/2 tsp shirleys)
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes undrained
1 15 oz can green beans drained
1 lb cooked lean ground beef (can substitute left over roast etc.)
1tsp oregano
1tsp basil
1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
*1 15 oz can beans, drained and rinsed* optional

Put all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. You can allow it to simmer for a while if you'd like and 4-13 minutes before serving add

6-8 oz dry noodles of your choice

Cook until noodles are tender and serve.

Approx 165 calories per 1 cup serving (without beans).

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Thai Noodle Salad

  • 18 oz cooked diced chicken


(Use a food processor to shred the carrots)

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Break pasta into small pieces and add to boiling water; cook for 4 minutes or until al dente; drain. In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, cabbage, carrots, red bell peppers, 1/2 of the cilantro, 1/2 of the onions, and chicken.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, tahini, rice wine vinegar and sweet chile sauce. Season with soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Ten minutes before serving, toss the sauce with the cabbage mixture until evenly coated. Garnish with remaining cilantro and green onions. Optional garnish: peanuts and sesame seeds.

Eat cold. Makes great left overs. 
Makes 17/1 cup servings 175 calories per serving. 

Adapted from