Sweet & Sour Pork Meatballs

Day 34 of my #PantryChallenge Dinner tonight is Sweet & Sour Meatballs over farfalle pasta! I normally make my meatballs with a 70/30 pork to beef ratio, but didn’t have any ground beef defrosted. 🤷‍♀️ So pork it is! This recipe also works great with ground turkey. You can, of course, use bottled sweet andContinue reading “Sweet & Sour Pork Meatballs”

Chicken & Veggie Egg Rolls

I LOVE chicken egg rolls! They’re amazing with tangy sweet and sour sauce! ❤️ They’re much cheaper and tastier if you make them at home. Plus, they’re really not that hard to make and you know exactly what’s in them. No 10 syllable preservatives here! Shrimp and chicken are my personal favorites, but you canContinue reading “Chicken & Veggie Egg Rolls”

Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken

Day 16 of my 8 week Pantry Challenge! I almost caved and ordered Panda Express. I REALLY wanted their Sweet Fire Chicken, Broccoli Beef and Fried Rice. 😂 But then I remembered that it costs $12/plate and I have what I need to make it for around $5. You can use bottled Sweet Chile SauceContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken”

“Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls

Day 14 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge⁠⁠ 2 weeks in and I’ve saved around $400! One of my favorite restaurants I frequented VERY regularly over the 14 years I lived in Colorado was Tokyo Joes. I miss their Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls. I’ve been making my own for 6 years now and they’reContinue reading ““Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls”

Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken

Day 7 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge No eating out, no take-out and no new groceries. Another part of this challenge is to stop food waste in my kitchen. I was supposed to make Baked Bean Burgers today, but had some chicken breasts, cauliflower and leftover Sprite Batter in my fridge that I needed toContinue reading “Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken”

Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice

Making fried rice from leftover Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes is one of my FAVORITE things to do and it’s why I always order too much. It works with so many different main dishes and is such a filling, inexpensive and quick way of clearing out the fridge. You can add any vegetables you mayContinue reading “Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice”

Jerk Chicken Skewers

I made enough of the spice mixture to fill the mason jar, it was that good! I prepped all the skewers last night, then just threw them on my griddle for lunch. Served with steamed rice and sautéed Cinnamon Butter Sweet Potatoes, they’re a quick, low calorie, high flavor supper!  Jerk Chicken Skewers Servings: 2Continue reading “Jerk Chicken Skewers”

Orange Mango Chicken

I was really craving citrus, so I made Orange Mango Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice. It was really light and fresh! I’m glad I had everything I needed in my fridge and pantry. Orange Mango Chicken Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 35 Minutes 2 large Chicken Breasts; sliced 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil 1 large Mango; cubedContinue reading “Orange Mango Chicken”

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

My body was craving vegetables and I’m sick to death of soup. I normally make my lettuce wraps with beef, chicken or turkey, but cauliflower and broccoli made an amazing substitute. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 2 cups Cauliflower; chopped 2 cups Broccoli; chopped 1 cup Carrot;Continue reading “Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps”

Ginger Rainbow Chard & Beef Soup

I’m still feeling a bit under the weather, so this will definitely help! It’s delicious and wonderful for sick days. The broth it creates is beautifully light and all those vegetables are jam packed with nutrients. Ginger Rainbow Chard & Beef Soup Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1Continue reading “Ginger Rainbow Chard & Beef Soup”