Office Yummies

Hello Dolly bars with a twist – salted caramel chips

Previously frozen blueberry and cranberry farmers market almondmilk based muffins

Both were a hit and turn out perfect

Just a little office nom noms for my peeps every now and again

Japchae

A different version

Korean gojuchang marinated chicken thighs

Slivered onions

Broccoli

Garlic

Japchae noodles

Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil

Add the chopped marinated chicken

Cook through

Add the broccoli

Boil water and make the japchae noodles

Add to the stir fry and mix together

And serve and enjoy the yummy ☺️🙌

Rice Cooker Extraordinaire

It’s not just for plain white sticky rice

How about yellow rice with sofrito and cut up chicken or hot dogs

I know it sounds crazy but believe me it’s delicious 😋

Put everything in the rice cooker and follow the directions on the rice package – it requires more water than the standard rice making

Add your extras and voila

Lunch with some sautéed veggies on the side is served

Light and fluffy and delicious

Equality

Not all banana breads are created equal….so listen up homies!!!!

Here we go:

1 1/3 cups flour

2/3 cups sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

6 tbsp vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 mushy bananas

1/2 sweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1/2 crushed walnuts

Did you see those last three items? Those are the items that knock this out of the park.

Mix all the ingredients with a hand mixer except the last three

Fold the last three in

Bake at 359 degrees for 45 minutes

Enjoy

I promise you it’ll be the bestest ever banana bread that comes out of your oven 😘

I’m in a Jam

a strawberry jam to be exact, LOL.

Sorry I had to.

I recently have been buying gobs of strawberries due to their ripeness and low price.  With that said since I am not a food waster, I have made several jars of jam (without pectin too).

4 cups of smashes strawberries

4 cups of sugar

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Add the ingredients to a heavy bottomed saucepan, let the sugar dissolve.  Let it come to a rolling boil and then can away.  Yes, I swear, it’s that freaking easy.  It’s absolutely delicious too.

 

Cinnamon Goodness

It’s a dark brown paste – not a weird sprinkling of cinnamon

What fills your cinnamon rolls makes all the difference in the world

Butter mixed with sugars and a shit load of cinnamon – some vanilla and here we go

You should spread it to the edges of your dough with an offset spatula

You shouldn’t be able to see the dough

It’s a paste people

If you ever in your life pick up a recipe and it says to randomly spread butter onto the dough and then sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar – throw it in the trash – please! Immediately.

And the frosting? Cream cheese and butter and thick as hell too! It shouldn’t be weird and runny and look like water. If it does, close the book, you’re done for the day, lol.

Dough:

1/4 lukewarm water

1 tbsp active dry yeast

Mix together in a kitchen aid mixer and wait 6 minutes

Mix in a bowl 2 3/4 c flour, 3 tbsp sugar, 3 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt

Add into the yeast mixture

Add the dough hook to the mixer

Turn on low

Drop in 1/2 c softened butter

Once done take out

Place in a clean greased dish

Cover with plastic then a towel

Set aside 2-3 hours

Filling:

1/2 c softened butter

1/3 c cinnamon

3 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Mix with a fork

Once the dough rises spread the filling to the edges of the dough

Roll the furthest side towards you tightly

Cut into 2″ rounds

Lay flat in greased 9×13 pan

Let rise overnight

Bake next morning at 350 degrees for 22 minutes.

Frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting and eat them all, LOL.

Fridge Check

It’s that time again – what’s in your fridge?

Giant bags of spinach and broccoli. They’re our favorite side dishes!

All sorts of ripe tomatoes in all types of sizes – Roma, Campari, cherry!!! Roasted or raw – yum!

Strawberries, bananas and cuties. Healthy snacks!

Organic chicken pulled from the bone!!! Divided – dark vs white. Soups, chicken salad!

Unsweetened vanilla almondmilk. Cereal’s sidekick

Organic grass fed beef! Tacos!

Cottage cheese – with fruit for a light snack

Sour cream – coffee cakes of course

Yogurt tubes

Bags and bags of cheese – quesadillas, toppings!!!

Tortillas – quesadillas

Corn on the cob – yum!

Whipped cream – a little something for the strawberries

And in the cupboard:

Smokehouse almonds

Coconut clusters

Turkey jerky

Baking supplies galore

Macaroni and sauces

Indian curries

Rice

So much healthy goodness!!!

Stay healthy – snack wisely – moderation

Keep your kids healthy – you buy the food – don’t feed them garbage!!!!