Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spicy Thai Stir Fried Bamboo shoots with Chicken

So what do I do with the leftover rotisserie chicken....
There's always chicken soup, chicken salad, etc.
But what about turning it into something different?

I love this recipe and it is so easy!!!


Skinned rotisserie chicken (diced)
(I usually have at least 1/2 the chicken left)

1 Vidalia Onion (cut in half then length wise)
2 Garlic Cloves (diced)
1 Can Bamboo Shoots (drained)
2 Tbs Peanut Oil
1/4 Cup Hoisen Sauce
4 Tbs Soy Sauce
2 Tbs Huy Fong Sriracha Chili Sauce (I like it hot, you can use less if you like)
2 Tbs Thia Peanut Sauce
(I didn't have it today so I substituted 1 Tbs. creamy peanut butter).


Green Onions
Water Chestnuts
Red Bell Pepper (diced)

Start by putting your peanut oil in skillet and add onions, red bell pepper, bamboo shoots and diced garlic cook for a couple of minutes then add chicken and cook until veggies are tender (I like my veggies Al dente).

Add all the other ingredients and cook until hot throughout.

I like to add extra Sriracha chili sauce to mine.

This recipe heats up well after being refrigerated.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Southwestern Stuffed Red Pepper

I don't eat rice and wanted to make a stuffed Red Pepper and thought....hhhhmmmmm...why not make it southwestern and add black beans instead of rice.

It turned out great! The picture of the completed recipes didn't turn out very good, but it was very yummy!


Hamburger meat (you can use turkey or chicken if you prefer)
2 shallots diced
1 vidalia onion diced
1 bunch of green onions chopped separating the green and white
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
2 Large Red Bell Peppers
1/2 Red Bell Pepper diced
Olive oil
Taco Seasoning
Chili Seasoning
Garlic Powder

First I sauteed the shallots, onion, white part green onion, and 1/2 diced red bell pepper in a little olive oil, and then let it cool.

In a large bowl I mixed my hamburger meat and seasonings (I really didn't measure the seasoning) then added the drained black beans, and the green part of the green onions and the ingredients I sauteed.

I sprayed a glass baking dish with PAM and put the Red Pepper in and stuffed them. To get them to sit up I had extra hamburger stuffing so I made little meatballs and positioned them around the red bell peppers.

Baked them at 350 degrees until the hamburger meat was done.

They were really good! I topped mine with hot sauce and Pete topped his with sour cream.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Yummy protein smoothies in just minutes!!!

Ok, when I try something and it is good I just have to share!!!
I like the Premier Protein Shakes (I get them at Costco, but you can order on line). They come in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.

30g Protein
160 Calories
1g Sugar
3g Fat

I am loving these protein drinks, but I make them even better by putting them in a blender and adding frozen fruit!!

I take 1 vanilla protein shake put in the blender add about 1 to 1 1/2 cup of frozen fruit (I like peaches and strawberries, add a little splenda if you like) and blend blend into an amazing smoothie.

It is just as good as what I get at "Planet Smoothie" or "Smoothie King" and it has so much less calories! When you go to the smoothie chains they add fruit that has added sugar most of the time. Also it is so much less expensive that what you get at those chains.

If you like you can add extra frozen fruit and it turns into the consistency of frozen yogurt!

It is soooo good!