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Arabic Bazella

Ingredients:

  • Bite size stew beef
  • A bag or two of frozen peas and carrots
  • Potatoes, cut to bite size pieces
  • Garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Onion, diced

The first thing we did, as my Arab friend taught me this dish, was to “dry” the meat by hearing it in a pan and draining out any excess water. We did this also with the frozen vegetables.

From there, we browned the meat with the onion, and separately cooked the peas and carrots until everything was a bit soft.

We added the meat, onion, and veggies to a large pot and put in the potatoes and tomato paste and let it boil until it was of the liquid consistency that we preferred.

Served over basmati rice.

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Chicken Teryaki 

Ingredients:

  • 1000 grams of chicken breast, cut to bite size 
  • Teriyaki sauce 
  • Honey 
  • Soy sauce 
  • Rice 
  • Garlic, minced 
  • Onion, diced 
  • Red Pepper, diced 
  • Cabbage, diced 
  • Broccoli

First cut up your chicken into bite size pieces. Throw it in a zip lock with mostly teriyaki sauce and also some honey and soy sauce. Put that in the fridge and let it marinate for as long as you have. 

Slice up your veggies. 

Start your rice. I use biryani because I love it. 

Throw your veggies (minus the cabbage) in their own pan with some olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Don’t stir them too much so they get that nice little slightly burnt edge. When everything is alllllmost done add he cabbage so it doesn’t get too soggy. 

Do the same thing with your chicken mixture. Let them cook through, sitting long enough to get nicely burnt on the sides. 

Steam your broccoli last. 

If things are nearly done and you feel like you don’t have enough sauce (teriyaki, soy, and honey) to cover everything, you can add more to the chicken and let it get caramelized before combining the chicken and veggies. 

Serve over rice with your broccoli on the side or mixed in. 

Chicken Paella 



Ingredients: 

  • At least 500 grams of chicken, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 white onion, diced 
  • 1 can of artichokes 
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes 
  • 1 red Pepper, sliced 
  • A large handful of fresh green beans (or really any other kind of bean) 
  • White rice 
  • Chicken broth
  • A head of garlic 
  • Salt, pepper, paprika 

Put your chicken broth in a pot and begin to heat it. It shouldn’t boil but it should come close. 

Then, start with the onions in a big skillet. Cook them in olive oil until they’re a little soft. Move them to the outskirts of the pan to make room for the chicken. 

Season your chicken bites with salt, pepper, and paprika and toss them in the pan with a ton of garlic and hopefully sear the chicken bits so they’re just the perfect amount of burnt. 

Now, move the chicken to one half of the pan and toss in your beans, red pepper, and dump the entire can of diced tomatoes on top of the veggies and let that boil a bit. The chicken should be ok on its own for a minute. 

Now, sprinkle in some rice (less is more, just a small dusting) and stir it into everything. Add more spices now if you think you should. 

Last, pour in your hot chicken broth. It should be enough to cook the amount of rice you added, so be smart. Push the rice down and wait.

When most of the liquid has boiled off. Smush some artichoke hearts in there. They only need to be heated so this can happen at the very end. 

Let the chicken broth boil off until the precise moment that just some of the rice starts to burn on the bottom of the pan. This will add to the flavor. 

Serve with lemon on the side. 

Searing the chicken
Adding veggies
Mixing in the rice
Adding in chicken broth

Leftovers are the best part!!!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry



(Note: Pictured is the veggie and rice mixture prior to adding the rice.  In this instance I threw in chicken too because why not?)

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of stir fry beef (approximately 300g) (the grocery store will usually sell it presliced to perfection)
  • beef seasoning (salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, etc.
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut to sizes of your preference
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • chili pepper paste (see Note 1 for the kind I use)
  • soy sauce
  • 2 brown rice, cooked

First start off by seasoning your beef! Just lay it all out all over the counter maybe on some tin foil or something and sprinkle away.

After that I’d probably start the rice.  In my rice cooker, I have a little plastic container that I can put the broccoli in so that it can be steamed with the moisture from the rice which is pretty clutch.  If you don’t have this major convenience then you’ll have to boil your broccoli, and DON’T do that now because it’ll get very cold or very soggy by the time the rest of your food is ready. Start the rice in a pot on the stove with a 2:1 water to rice ratio.

Chop up all the veggies.  If you’re like me, you won’t have a pan big enough for all the veggies AND all the meat, so I have to do them one at a time.  I first brown all the meat in olive oil and chopped garlic.  Then I take it out and throw in all the veggies and cook those til they’re soft with a little soy sauce.  Then I add the meat back in on top, throw in my chili paste and mix that up til it looks delicious.

Now you can boil your broccoli if you’re going to do it that way.  Should be done in about 3 mins.

Add the broccoli to the beef and veggie mixture.  Add more soy sauce or chili paste to taste.  Serve over brown rice.

Macros:
Based on 1/4 of recipe
Calories: 296
Fat: 5.8g
Protein: 24.6g
Carbs: 40.5g

Notes:

  1. This is the chili paste I use.  It can be found in the international foods section I believe.

chili garlic sauce.jpg

Baked Salmon 


Season salmon with

  • Dill
  • Fresh garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon slices

Cook 20 mins or until cooked all the way through either on a cookie sheet or just wrapped in tin foil.

Squeeze lemon juice on top for taste

Macros:
Per 100 grams (salmon)
Calories: 88
Fat: 0.9g
Carbs; 1.8g
Protein: 18.5g

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