Beef and Barley Stew with Biscuit Croutons

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

Today’s recipe is all about celebrating fresh produce and pantry staples. Because, friends, that’s all you really need to make a great meal.

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

Recently, the good people from Farmbox Direct sent me a box of 100% organic fruits and vegetables. Farmbox Direct is a new subscription based produce delivery service. They are a farm to table, CSA style, USDA certified organic produce delivery service with a focus on locally harvested seasonal produce and all of their products can proudly show the USDA organic logo.

Because Farmbox Direct works with several different farms, you are able to customize what is in your box. So, enjoy a box of fresh fruits and veggies of what you want and each box comes with a recipe suggestion card for the week’s unique menu! Farmbox Direct is an easy way to fuel and maintain a healthy lifestyle, so be sure to check them out! I am a huge supporter of eating and cooking with seasonal, fresh and organic produce so I love what they are doing.

Once you have the fresh produce, you also need to make sure your pantry is stocked properly. What do you have in your pantry? I’m currently on a lentil, beans and barley kick. I could live off this stuff. For reals.

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

So, I took my vegetables, the celery, carrots and the beautiful purple potatoes from Farmbox Direct, my beans, lentils and barley and made this stew!

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

Oh and I can’t forget these biscuit croutons! Oh my gawd you guys. .  I had leftover biscuits that I had made one morning and so I made some biscuit croutons.

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

Life changing.

So, grab a bowl and let’s warm up with some beef and barley stew. Who wants some?

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

It’s March 1st (I can’t believe it’s March?!) but it’s still cold here in Wisconsin, like cold and still snowing occasionally, until April. But I just might be able to survive another month with several bowls of this stew. Now, this one takes a while so make this one on a Saturday or Sunday and enjoy!

It’s so good!

Beef and Barley Stew with Biscuit Croutons
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients
For the croutons:
  • 3 or 4 already made biscuits, cut into large-ish cubes
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, melted
  • dried parsley flakes
For the stew:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 oz pancetta or bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 to 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 small leek, well rinsed and chopped (tender white part only)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh Italian parsley + more for garnish
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 zest of lemon
  • 1 zest of orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1½ 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 2 cups cooked pearl barley
  • 1 cup cooked beans and lentils (or more if desired)

Instructions
For the biscuit croutons:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prep a parchment lined baking sheet and toss the biscuit cubes on top, spreading on the baking sheet evenly. Drizzle with the melted butter and sprinkle on the dried parsley flakes and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
For the stew:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, brown the beef in batches on all sides, setting aside on a plate as the pieces are browned. (Don’t salt the meat yet, as you won’t obtain a proper sear). When all the beef is browned and has been removed, add the pancetta (or bacon) and cook just to render the fat, for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, leeks, onion, and the garlic. Cover the pot and sweat the vegetables over medium heat until the onions and leeks are tender, for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, tie the whole sprigs of parsley, rosemary and thyme and the lemon zest, orange zest, cinnamon sticks and bay leaves into a sachet wrapped in cheesecloth. Once the vegetables are sweated, pour in the wine and increase the heat to high to reduce the wine by half. Add in the sachet, the tomatoes, chicken stock, and allspice. Bring to a simmer and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Return the browned beef to the pot, add the potatoes and cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beef is tender, but the sauce is still soupy, for about 1 to 2 hours. When the meat is tender, add the cooked barley, the cooked beans and lentils and simmer to blend the flavors, for about 15 minutes. Discard the sachet. Ladle the stew into bowls and top each serving with some more fresh parsley and the biscuit croutons. Enjoy!

Recipe from Geoffrey Zakarian’s My Perfect Pantry (changed slightly). Recipe published here.

Packed with beef, barley, beans, lentils and vegetables, this Beef and Barley Stew delivers. Big and bold flavors in each and every bite, you've got to try this! #stew #comfortfood

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am a huge supporter of fresh, seasonal and organic produce and wanted to help promote Farmbox Direct. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

 

Seven Sundays Muesli + A Giveaway!!

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

It’s insane the number of emails I get on a daily basis asking me if I want to sample a new product. As a food blogger, it’s fun but now that I’ve dabbled in a lot of reviews and tried a lot, I now only accept a few.

I look at the packaging, what the company and brand is about, how and why they started and of course, the product itself. And when I find something I like and want to see do well, I’m happy to let you guys know about it! And secretly Shark Tank is one of my favorite shows to watch and I love seeing small business owners succeed!

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

Seven Sundays is a company started by a couple, Hannah and Brady, who were on their honeymoon in New Zealand.. “Inspired by honeymoon memories and focusing on simple but unique ingredients, Hannah created the recipe that became their Original New Zealand recipe. Three more recipes and a year later, they were back home in Minnesota, testing the products at their local farmer’s market.”

Their mission is to clean up the cereal aisle and make breakfast special again. They are going back to the basics, with nutrient-dense grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and muesli. Muesli is quite simply the least processed form of cereal in the world. With real ingredients like whole grain oats, whole grain rye, whole grain barley, organic honey, pecans, coconut, flaxseeds, nuts, sunflower seeds, banana chips and more, how could you say no to this?

Plus, I’ll be honest, I love that they are right here in the Midwest.

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

We, of course, tried the muesli with fresh fruit and yogurt. One Saturday morning, I set up a buffet-style table and let the girls top their yogurt with what they wanted. Smiles all around. Except they both wanted the blue bowl. Note to self: the next time I am prop shopping and I decide to buy one bowl of each color, buy TWO of each color.

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

Seven Sundays is special and we love their muesli!! It’s not overly sweet at all and tastes delicious. We even used some to top our Sunday morning pancakes!

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

But since it’s still extremely cold here in Wisconsin and I get cold in 20 degree weather (so you know when I say cold, I’m cold). Their Minne Mueslis hit the spot. You can pour milk or hot water directly into these containers and heat them up.

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

I enjoyed mine with hot almond milk, fresh fruit and a touch of honey.

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

But seriously, you guys, Seven Sundays can be enjoyed everyday of the year! Warmed up or not! You can find Seven Sundays at Target ..  or online so I hope you guys give them a try! And enter the giveaway below!

All of these photos are real life and were taken over the course of a few weeks, where we have been enjoying Seven Sundays’ muesli in all different sorts of ways!

Power Breakfast
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast

Ingredients
  • Non-fat yogurt (any kind, any flavor)
  • bananas, peeled and sliced
  • strawberries, sliced or chopped
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • apples, unpeeled and sliced
  • Original Toasted Muesli from Seven Sundays
  • For a hot breakfast option: almond milk
  • honey

Instructions
  1. For a cold breakfast option: place yogurt into bowl and top with fresh fruit and Seven Sundays muesli. Mix and enjoy!
  2. For a hot breakfast option: combine Seven Sundays muesli with milk or almond milk and warm through. Serve in a bowl topped with fresh fruit and drizzle with honey. Mix and enjoy!

Make breakfast special again with real, healthy ingredients!! Try Seven Sundays muesli. This is a breakfast of champions. #muesli @sevensundays #breakfast

The Giveaway!!

One lucky reader will win everything seen above: 3 packages/bags of Seven Sundays muesli (you can choose the flavors) plus some “minne” mueslis!!

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. The products featured were provided to me to try. The giveaway is sponsored by Seven Sundays. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Velvety Leek and Potato Soup

Rich, creamy and velvety leek and potato soup, made with a surprise ingredient so everyone can enjoy it! #soup #comfortfood #dairyfriendly #vegetarian

I’ve never been one to be afraid and not talk about stuff. But I think it’s hilarious how this recipe and post came together for The Kitchn, where I am a contributing writer and recipe developer.

So, my love for all things dairy (cheese, ice cream, recipes using heavy cream, etc.) is not a secret . . but you may be surprised to discover that I am a little lactose intolerant, which simply means my body cannot easily digest lactose, a type of natural sugar found in milk and dairy products.

Now, I LOVE dairy so this could pose a problem. But thank the Lord for products like lactaid, almond milk and my coffeemate creamer, which I use every morning and is lactose-free. I still obviously consume dairy products, just not that much of it, or not a lot in one sitting.

I never thought I’d be talking about my lactose problems but here we are and I’m doing it. You’ve got to check out my post, where I share how leek and potato soup came into our lives, and the recipe over at The Kitchn. I’ve now discovered how to make my family’s favorite soup, where I can enjoy it, and it’s still rich, creamy and velvety!

Rich, creamy and velvety leek and potato soup, made with a surprise ingredient so everyone can enjoy it! #soup #comfortfood #dairyfriendly #vegetarian

Velvety Leek and Potato Soup
 
If you are not lactose intolerant, you can use heavy cream in place of the Lactaid (lactose-free cow’s milk). With heavy cream, I start with just a ½ cup. Feel free to add more if desired.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer or Main
Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 large leeks, tender white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ½ medium to large head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 cup low-fat or non-fat lactose-free cow’s milk
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise and de-seeded
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chives, diced for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese to taste
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Using a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the leeks, potatoes and cauliflower and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables have started to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and mix one more time.
  2. To get the FULL recipe card, instructions and nutritional facts for this recipe, please visit The Kitchn.

Click here for the full recipe.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, in partnership with The Kitchn and The National Dairy Council. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

 

Dukbokki: Korean Spicy Rice Cakes

Dukbokki, or Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, is Korean comfort food at its best. Made with soft rice cakes, fish cake, a variety of vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce, you’ve got to try this! #koreanfood #dukbokki #comfortfood

We live in a small town, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. The population here is a little over 12,000 people and unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of diversity where we live. Especially at my daughter’s elementary school.  . . a vast difference from where we lived in Washington, where there was a good mix of Indian American, Chinese, African American and Caucasian.

After an event that happened last summer, I took it upon myself to email the principal, set up a meeting with my daughter’s school guidance counselor (who is in charge of everything diversity related. .  sexual orientation, different ethnicities, different backgrounds etc. and who does a great job in teaching the kids as much as she can about respect and celebrating differences.) I wanted to find out more about the student body and what they were learning as far as different countries and cultures.

So, long story short. I am going to be giving two presentations on Korean Culture to the entire second grade. There are about 125 students so we’re splitting them up by classes. OK, second graders. .  so I have to not only make this interesting and fun but also memorable. Because the last thing I want is for them to sit through 30 minutes of me talking and showing slides and them not remember a thing.

My sister thinks I should end the talk by teaching the kids the Gangnam Style dance by PSY, a Korean pop star and singer, who was huge 2 years ago.

Um, yeah. .  what do you guys think?

I’ll keep you guys posted. My talk is happening on March 18.

The first question Phoebe, my daughter, asked me was. .  “Mom, do you know what you’re going to say about Korean culture?” I have a rough outline and we’ll see how it goes. .  one thing I know. .  I’m going to plan and prep the best freaking presentation ever. Or so I hope.

If there’s one thing I hope to instill in my children is their pride in being Korean. This is obviously something I want them to appreciate and celebrate. They are still young so, for now, we do what we can (I just signed them up for a Korean culture camp this summer) and talk to them and cook and expose them to lots of Korean food.

Dukbokki, or Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, is Korean comfort food at its best. Made with soft rice cakes, fish cake, a variety of vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce, you’ve got to try this! #koreanfood #dukbokki #comfortfood

It’s still freaking cold here so I’m turning to one of my favorite Korean food comfort food dishes. Korean spicy rice cakes, or Dukbokki. I’ve made dukbokki before, here on the blog, but this version (meatless) is my go-to. .  it all starts with the rice cakes. Be sure to pick up the cylinder shaped rice cakes for traditional dukbokki.

Dukbokki, or Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, is Korean comfort food at its best. Made with soft rice cakes, fish cake, a variety of vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce, you’ve got to try this! #koreanfood #dukbokki #comfortfood

What makes this dukbokki epic for me are all the veggies, the rice cakes, the heat and. .  the fried ramen noodles!!

Dukbokki, or Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, is Korean comfort food at its best. Made with soft rice cakes, fish cake, a variety of vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce, you’ve got to try this! #koreanfood #dukbokki #comfortfood

I mean. .  come on. This is comfort food.

Dukbokki, or Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, is Korean comfort food at its best. Made with soft rice cakes, fish cake, a variety of vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce, you’ve got to try this! #koreanfood #dukbokki #comfortfood

If you’ve had dukbokki before, you will love this. If you’ve never tasted dukbokki before and can handle some heat, try this. It’s life changing, yo.

And if you’ve stuck with me this past week of celebrating Asian foods here on the blog, thank you!!!

Dukbokki: Korean Spicy Rice Cakes
 
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Please note the rice cake soaking time. If looking for a vegetarian option, omit the fish cake. TASTE YOUR SAUCE: Add more sugar and/or gochujang as needed.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer or Main
Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients
  • 1 package of tube shaped Korean Rice cakes
  • Water (to soak the rice cake)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 to 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, unpeeled and chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into thin pieces lengthwise
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 to 5 cups of water
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup Korean red pepper paste or gochujang
  • 8 oz. mushrooms (any kind), sliced
  • 1 to 2 cups Korean fish cake, cut into triangles
  • 2 packages ramen noodles (discard the powder packets, you will only use the noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon of flour or cornstarch (if needed to thicken the sauce)
  • 4 to 5 stalks of green onions, cut into ½ to 1 inch pieces + diced (for garnish)
  • Roasted sesame seeds for garnish; optional

Instructions
  1. Soak the rice cakes in a large bowl of cold water. Use enough water to cover them. Soak for at least 30 minutes to one hour if possible. One hour is best. You are doing this to help the rice cake soften up. (Even if you buy fresh rice cake, my mom says to soak them for a while so they don’t stick together when you cook them. If soaking overnight, use cold water and place in the fridge).
  2. Using a large wok or saucepan, heat the sesame oil over medium high heat. Add the carrots, zucchini and red bell peppers and saute for just a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another minute or so. Add the water, brown sugar, gochujang and rice cakes. You want enough water to barely cover all of the rice cakes. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, add in the mushrooms, fish cake, and ramen noodles.
  3. At this point, if you want to or need to add in cornstarch, remove a few tablespoons of liquid from your saucepan and into a small bowl. Mix with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch until completely dissolved and then pour into the saucepan. Mix and allow to thicken a bit. Add in the green onions and cook for another 2 minutes or so. Taste your sauce! Add more sugar and/or gochujang if needed.
  4. To serve: garnish with more green onion, sprinkle sesame seeds if desired and serve immediately.

Dukbokki, or Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, is Korean comfort food at its best. Made with soft rice cakes, fish cake, a variety of vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce, you’ve got to try this! #koreanfood #dukbokki #comfortfood

 

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Make Chinese Egg Drop Soup at home! It’s seriously so easy to make and delicious! You'll never have to go out or order from a restaurant again. #chinesefood #eggdropsoup #comfortfood #asianfood

It’s Sunday and I’m about to get real.

Growing up, I loved the sun.  . I laid out and perfected my tan like no one’s business. As a kid and teen, I was pretty dark and loved it. What was it all about back then? Wanting to be tanned skinned and thinking the sun was my friend. I think at one point in my life I was even slathering on the sun tan lotion (instead of sun block) and just laying there for like hours. Seeing that extreme tan line (so I could see how much darker I had gotten) was a thrill and I loved it.

Fast forward several years later. .  I’m older. I never lay out. The sun is not my friend. My complexion has always been okay, especially after college. .  I did have pretty bad acne as a teen but not so bad that it didn’t go away ..  anyway, last year, maybe like 6 months after moving to Wisconsin, I noticed some spots on my face. Sun spots. Sun spots that even my best concealer couldn’t cover-up. After a visit to the dermatologist, I learned that they are the result of all of those years of laying out. .  the pigment is now rising to the surface and showing it’s ugly face.

So, on Wednesday, I’m going under. Under a laser and having these dark spots removed. I have one on each cheek, right smack dab in the center of my cheeks. Am I scared? Hell yes. Am I praying everyday that things go smoothly? Hell yes.

So, my PSA for the week for you young ladies out there ..  the sun is not your friend, there are other ways to get nice tanned skin. .  and for God sakes, wear sun block. Like everyday. On your face. Everyday when you go out. Regardless if there’s a lot of sun out. Now, whenever I’m out in the sun, I wear a hat or something. This could just be me but I’d love to hear your thoughts on the sun and your skin.

They say the winter time is the best time to have work like this done. Because you shouldn’t go out in the sun after laser work like this so your face has time to heal and I’ve been told that the spots will get darker before they get lighter and then they just flake right off. And the staying in part? I can totally do. Because it’s freaking cold.

Make Chinese Egg Drop Soup at home! It’s seriously so easy to make and delicious! You'll never have to go out or order from a restaurant again. #chinesefood #eggdropsoup #comfortfood #asianfood

That’s where this glorious soup comes in. Chinese Egg Drop Soup. Simple, delicious and filling. I was planning on sharing this last week but things got a little crazy.

Make Chinese Egg Drop Soup at home! It’s seriously so easy to make and delicious! You'll never have to go out or order from a restaurant again. #chinesefood #eggdropsoup #comfortfood #asianfood

This is one of my favorite Asian soups to make. .  and it’s SO EASY to make. Like ridiculously easy. I’ve been making egg drop soup every week for the past month. I also like to add rotisserie chicken or rice to make it even more hearty. If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember me sharing this glorious cast iron cookware! Did you know KitchenAid makes cast iron cookware?! You need to check it out!

So head on over to The Kitchenthusiast to read my post and to get this complete recipe!! I hope you check out my version!

And please send happy thoughts to me for Wednesday!

Chinese Egg Drop Soup
 
Author:
Recipe type: Main or Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 to 2 cups tofu, cubed
  • 2 green onions, diced

Instructions
  1. For instructions, please visit The Kitchenthusiast for this complete recipe card.

For the complete recipe, please visit The Kitchenthusiast, the KitchenAid blog.

Make Chinese Egg Drop Soup at home! It’s seriously so easy to make and delicious! You'll never have to go out or order from a restaurant again. #chinesefood #eggdropsoup #comfortfood #asianfood

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, as part of my partnership with KitchenAid. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

 

Spicy Tofu Roll

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

I tend to get obsessed with one kind of food and I stay with that for like a couple of weeks. So, yeah, when I first got my spiralizer, who was eating zucchini noodles for two weeks? Me. This week, I am obsessed with Asian food. For Valentine’s Day, we had some friends over and made sushi and DIY rolls. It was so fun. It had been a while since I last made rolls so I was eager to make some more. Fast.

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

After I visit to my local Japanese market, I learned how to make a cheater’s version of the spicy sauce that is used when making spicy tuna rolls. Now, your favorite Japanese sushi restaurant certainly does not make it like this, but we home cooks certainly can. And you know what? It’s pretty damn good.

Are you ready for the secret spicy sauce? It’s simply Japanese mayo + Sriracha sauce! Now, you can also add a little sesame oil too for more flavor and even a touch of wasabi, but these are your two main ingredients! And get the Japanese mayo from your local Asian market. Japanese mayo is lighter in flavor and I was told that using the mayo you would purchase from your local grocery store is not the same. Sorry, there was no label . . just ask for the Japanese mayonnaise.

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

Spicy Mayo

So, I was thinking about options for people who can’t get sushi grade fish easily.  . and I was thinking about my vegetarian friends ..  and since I love tofu: The Spicy Tofu Roll was born.

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

I started with some of my favorite raw veggies (carrots, red bell peppers and zucchini, or you can use whatever you like!) and some pan fried tofu.

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

Start by spreading your sushi rice on a piece of roasted seaweed and then topping with all of your veggies and the tofu. (I used a combination of white rice + brown rice).

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

Top with the spicy mayo and roll! (More detailed instructions below in the recipe card).

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

The Academy Awards are on this Sunday .  who’s watching? I personally love the red carpet and seeing what all the celebs are wearing. I just watched Cake with Jennifer Aniston. . OK, I totally thought she was nominated for Best Actress?!!! WTH? Really? Who else saw the movie? I know it was a little slow but I loved it. And sadly, American Sniper was the only Best Picture nominee I have watched so far ..  but I loved it and if Bradley Cooper doesn’t win Best Actor, I’m throwing something at the TV. Something big.

Are you hosting an Academy Awards party? If so, do something different and fun and make some rolls!! I hope you enjoy!

The Spicy Tofu Roll! Filled with raw vegetables and pan-fried tofu and a spicy sauce, this is the perfect spicy roll for vegetarians! #sushi #rolls #DIY #tofu #asianfood

Spicy Tofu Roll
 
Use about a ½ cup to 1 cup of cooked rice for each roll. If the Tamanoi Sushinoko (Sushi Rice Mix Powder; aka Sushi Vinegar Powder) doesn’t sound appealing to you, you can simply use sesame oil + roasted sesame seeds + a little salt to mix into your rice instead. Recipe makes 6 ROLLS.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer or Main
Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients
For the rolls:
  • 3 cups cooked seasoned white medium grain rice (or more if using more rice in your rolls)
  • 1 oz. (half package) Tamanoi Sushinoko powder
  • ¼ cup Japanese mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon Sriracha sauce + more if desired
  • 6 sheets dried roasted seaweed (gim)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin lengthwise
  • 1 zucchini, julienned (do not peel)
  • half package tofu, pan fried and sliced thin into strips
  • sushi ginger
  • wasabi
  • low sodium soy sauce
Special equipment:
  • A bamboo rolling mat
  • Disposable gloves
  • A small bowl of water
  • A wood cutting board or other clean surface
  • A sharp knife

Instructions
For the rice:
  1. Place cooked white rice into a large bowl and let cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes. When cooled, sprinkle on the Tamanoi Sushinoko (Sushi Rice Mix Powder) and mix. The package will say to use more but I only like to use half of the suggested amount of vinegar powder. Taste and adjust the amount if desired.
For the spicy mayo:
  1. Mix together the Japanese mayonnaise and sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Taste and add more sriracha sauce if desired.
For the rolls:
  1. Take one sheet of the dried gim and place onto your bamboo mat (make sure the bamboo sticks are horizontal). Spread about a ½ cup of cooked, seasoned rice onto ⅔ of the gim, spreading it evenly with your fingers. You can leave one inch uncovered (with no rice at all) at the top. This will help you to seal your roll at the end, or you can cover the entire seaweed sheet (gim) if desired.
  2. Lay in all of the raw veggies, top with the pan fried tofu leaving about an inch of exposed rice down at the bottom. Top with some spicy mayo. Using the bamboo mat on the end closest to you, roll from the bottom up and over the ingredients (like you’re rolling a sleeping bag), pressing down gently but firmly to make the fillings stay in. As you continue to roll, pull the mat up and straighten it so that it doesn’t get caught in the roll. Continue until you have reached the edge of the gim.
  3. Using your fingers, dab just a little bit of water along the top seam of the dried seaweed and roll to seal it closed. Roll and gently squeeze one last time with the bamboo mat, set aside and continue with the other seaweed sheets.
  4. When all of the rolls are finished, using a sharp knife, dip the knife into the water and lift the knife up so the water runs down the blade. This will help you to get a nice, clean cut. Slice each roll into about 8-10 pieces. Serve with sushi ginger, wasabi and soy sauce and enjoy!

For photos on how to roll, click here.

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And more sushi recipes from me!

 

Good Luck Foods for Chinese New Year!

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Wherever they are, people come home to celebrate the festival with their families. It’s an opportunity to honor family and friends, and to enjoy some culinary traditions and there’s a lot of eating involved!

So, what foods should we have on hand to ensure a prosperous and happy year to come? Here are some Good Luck foods for Chinese New Year!

Tangerines and Oranges: “Tangerines and oranges are passed out freely during Chinese New Year as the words for tangerine and orange sound like luck and wealth, respectively.”

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

Long Noodles: These noodles are traditionally served at Chinese New Year’s feasts. An ancient Chinese belief says that long noodles are the key to a long life so don’t cut the noodles! Click here for this recipe!

The Tray of Togetherness: a tray filled with things such as preserved kumquats for prosperity, coconut for togetherness and red melon seeds for happiness.

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

Sticky Rice Cake!! Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living shares her mother’s Coconut Sticky Rice Cake. “It’s the perfect ending to a Chinese meal – not too sweet and full of coconut flavor.” I can’t wait to try Jeanette’s mom’s Coconut Sticky Rice Cake! Be sure to visit Jeanette’s beautiful blog for the recipe!

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

Here’s another great Sticky Rice Balls recipe from Elaine Luo from China Sichuan Food.

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

Spring Rolls! “Spring rolls get their name because they are traditionally eaten during the Spring Festival. It is a dish especially popular in East China: Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Fujian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, etc. Spring rolls are a Cantonese dim sum dish of cylindrical-shaped rolls filled with vegetables, meat, or something sweet. Fillings are wrapped in thin dough wrappers, then fried, when the spring rolls are given their golden-yellow color. Lucky saying for eating spring rolls: ‘A ton of gold’ (because fried spring rolls look like gold bars) — a wish for prosperity.

The Shanghai Style Spring Rolls above are from Woks of Life. I love this blog for great Asian food!

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

These delicious, crispy Spring Rolls are made with a ground pork filling and are from Kelly from, one of my favorite blogs, Life Made Sweeter! This is one of the dishes that she always looks forward to having at their Chinese New Year family feast. Kelly makes delicious and beautiful food and sweet treats! Check out her blog!

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

Lettuce Wraps: “A food may have special significance during Chinese New Year because of the way the Chinese word for it sounds. For example, the Cantonese word for lettuce sounds like rising fortune, so it is very common to serve a lettuce wrap filled with other lucky food.” These are my pork belly lettuce wraps. .  check them out!

Long Leafy Greens and long beans: “leafy greens, such as Chinese broccoli, are served whole to wish a long life for parents.”

Whole fish: “The Chinese word for fish sounds like the word for abundance. It’s important that the fish is served with the head and tail intact to ensure a good start and finish and to avoid bad luck throughout the year.”

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

Whole Chicken: “Sounds similar to the word for opportunities. A whole chicken also represents completeness and togetherness. The Woks of Life blog usually makes a poached chicken with ginger scallion oil.”

Pomelos: The giant Chinese grapefruit! “This large citrus fruit is popular because it is thought to bring “continuous prosperity and status.” The tradition comes from the way the Cantonese phrase for pomelo, which sounds similar to the words for prosperity and status.”

Check out these "good luck" foods for Chinese New Year! #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear #asianfood

And finally!! My favorite: Dumplings! “Different dumpling fillings have different meanings: Chinese don’t eat Chinese sauerkraut (酸菜 suāncài /swann-tseye/) dumplings at Spring Festival, because it implies a poor and difficult future. On New Year’s Eve it is a tradition to eat dumplings with cabbage and radish, implying that one’s skin will become fair and one’s mood will become gentle.”

Maggie from Omnivores Cookbook (her beautiful San Xian dumplings are featured above) tells me that the “san xian” filling of the dumpling literally means “three treasures” so we think these are pretty lucky!! Be sure to check out Maggie’s recipe for her San Xian dumplings and her gorgeous blog!

How to Make LUCKY Dumplings

  1. When making dumplings there should be a good number of pleats. If you make them too flat, it is thought to mean poverty.
  2. Some Chinese put a white thread inside a dumpling, and the one who eats that dumpling is supposed to possess longevity. Sometimes a copper coin is put in a dumpling, and the one who eats it is supposed to become wealthy.
  3. Dumplings should be arranged in lines instead of circles, because circles of dumplings are supposed to mean one’s life will go round in circles, never going anywhere.

Sources: Chow.com, ChinaHighlights.com, and ChineseFood.About.com

Here are some more great Chinese New Years posts:

Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!!!

 

Asian Soba Noodle Broth Bowls for #SundaySupper

Soba Noodle Broth Bowls! So delicious and easy to make! Filled with cabbage, buckwheat noodles, a light and flavorful broth and veggies for garnish, you’ve got to try this! #sundaysupper #asianfood

Hey guys! Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! We had some friends over on Saturday and had a sushi and rolls party! I love Asian food and if I had to eat Asian food everyday for the rest of my life, I think I could do it.

Soba Noodle Broth Bowls! So delicious and easy to make! Filled with cabbage, buckwheat noodles, a light and flavorful broth and veggies for garnish, you’ve got to try this! #sundaysupper #asianfood

One of the things I love so much about Asian foods is that you can almost always find a healthy option, you can find a dish that involves a lot of vegetables and a lot of my favorite Asian foods are soups or have a great broth. It’s still pretty cold here in Wisconsin and these soba noodle broth bowls have become one of my favorites to make, for lunch or dinner.

Soba Noodle Broth Bowls! So delicious and easy to make! Filled with cabbage, buckwheat noodles, a light and flavorful broth and veggies for garnish, you’ve got to try this! #sundaysupper #asianfood

They are super easy and the broth only requires a handful of ingredients. I got the idea for this broth when making one of my favorite Chinese soups, which I will be sharing on Friday. This dish is healthy, light and delicious! It has cabbage, fresh veggies on top as a garnish with some pan fried tofu and soba noodles.

Soba Noodle Broth Bowls! So delicious and easy to make! Filled with cabbage, buckwheat noodles, a light and flavorful broth and veggies for garnish, you’ve got to try this! #sundaysupper #asianfood

Soba noodles, or buckwheat noodles, are a staple here at my house. I seriously make soba noodles as often as I do regular pasta. Buckwheat noodles are super healthy and fat and cholesterol-free and are a good source of nutrients like manganese, lean protein, carbohydrates and thiamine (or vitamin B-1). Also, since buckwheat does not contain gluten, buckwheat noodles are a good choice for gluten-free diets. Similar to whole grains, buckwheat it is a great source of heart-healthy fiber, which helps keep you full longer.

Soba Noodle Broth Bowls! So delicious and easy to make! Filled with cabbage, buckwheat noodles, a light and flavorful broth and veggies for garnish, you’ve got to try this! #sundaysupper #asianfood

Asian Soba Noodle Broth Bowls for #SundaySupper
 
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*Pickled radishes can be purchased from any large Korean market in the ready made food section. Or you can pickle your own by heat vinegar, water, salt and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over high heat, whisking until all of the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a light boil and then pour over the shredded radish in a mason jar. Let sit until the liquid has cooled, for about 25-30 minutes and place into the refrigerator overnight. The pickled vegetables will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator in the covered Mason jars. Be sure to purchase a Korean radish or daikon.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4

Ingredients
For the broth bowl:
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce + more if desired
  • ½ head of cabbage, chopped or shredded
  • 9 oz. soba (buckwheat) noodles, cooked
For the toppings:
  • Pan fried tofu, sliced thin
  • pickled radishes*
  • shredded carrots
  • roasted sesame seeds
  • roasted seaweed (gim), shredded thin
  • green onions, diced

Instructions
  1. Using a heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven over high heat, bring your chicken stock, grated ginger and soy sauce to a boil. Once boiling, add the shredded cabbage and turn down to a medium simmer. Let cook for another 5 to 6 minutes, or until the cabbage is softened. Taste and season with more low sodium soy sauce if needed.
  2. To assemble your broth bowl: Place some soba noodles into your bowl and pour in the broth, making sure to get some cabbage too. Top the noodles with pan fried tofu, pickled radishes and carrots. Sprinkle on the roasted sesame seeds, gim and diced green onions. Serve immediately and enjoy.

 

Soba Noodle Broth Bowls! So delicious and easy to make! Filled with cabbage, buckwheat noodles, a light and flavorful broth and veggies for garnish, you’ve got to try this! #sundaysupper #asianfood

Welcome to Sunday Supper! Today we’re sharing heart healthy recipes! A big thank you to Lori from Foxes Love Lemons and Ethel from Eating in Instead for hosting today! Check out all of these fabulous recipes!

Better for you breakfasts:

Jump start your health with these appetizers and snacks:

Soups that’ll win your heart:

Veggies, Sides, & Salads your heart will thank you for:

Healthy is the center of attention in these main courses:

Staying healthy doesn’t mean giving up desserts!

We heart wine.

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

 

 

Vegetarian Chow Mein

Quick, easy-to-follow and delicious Vegetable Chow Mein! Make your favorite Chinese dish at home! #chinesefood #chowmein #chinesenewyear

After dessert and chocolate, my next love is Asian food. I love all kinds of Asian foods. .  Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai. .  and so on.

Chinese New Year is next week, Thursday, February 19, so I wanted to celebrate by sharing all Asian foods recipes for the next week. I won’t be posting everyday, but every recipe you see here on Hip Foodie Mom for the next week (6 recipes, 4 posts) will be an Asian food recipe.

Quick, easy-to-follow and delicious Vegetable Chow Mein! Make your favorite Chinese dish at home! #chinesefood #chowmein #chinesenewyear

When it comes to Asian cooking, it’s not hard at all. It just comes down to the ingredients and the method of cooking.

Quick, easy-to-follow and delicious Vegetable Chow Mein! Make your favorite Chinese dish at home! #chinesefood #chowmein #chinesenewyear

I live just outside of Madison, Wisconsin, where we do, thankfully, have a few Asian markets in town. I was psyched to see fresh egg noodles when I went to one last week, Asian Midway Foods. Now, truthfully, the produce isn’t always the best there, but I can buy my essentials and staple Asian food ingredients here and at the Korean market right down the street.

When shopping at your local Asian market, don’t feel lost. Just ask for help. Now, I hate to say it but sometimes the people working there may not know how to speak English well so just carry the printed recipe or have a photo of what you are trying to make and someone should be able to help you. Just speaking the truth here. If you have an Asian market that’s in a larger city, chances are, someone there will speak English and you’ll be fine.

And as I do anywhere I shop, check the expiration dates on everything. The last thing you want is to purchase a brand new bottle of hoisin sauce that’s almost going to expire.

Quick, easy-to-follow and delicious Vegetable Chow Mein! Make your favorite Chinese dish at home! #chinesefood #chowmein #chinesenewyear

Chow Mein is a staple in our family. It’s the pasta. My kids go crazy for anything with long noodles. And chow mein has got to be flavorful and the noodles cooked just right. I can’t do flimsy, over cooked chow mein noodles.

Quick, easy-to-follow and delicious Vegetable Chow Mein! Make your favorite Chinese dish at home! #chinesefood #chowmein #chinesenewyear

You’re going to be shocked at just how easy this is to make. .  and in under 30 minutes. A lot of Asian people will be enjoying noodles for Chinese New Year. .  long noodles = good luck. .  so slurp up those noodles! Enjoy!

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Feel free to use a mixture of whatever Asian vegetables you have on hand.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup bok choy, chopped (both green and white parts)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz shiitake or oyster mushrooms, chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh or dried chow mein egg noodles
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 to 2 cups snow peas
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce + more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 green onions, diced for garnish

Instructions
  1. Using a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. After a minute or so, add ginger and garlic and saute for a minute or two. Add all of the vegetables from the bok choy to the mushrooms and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften a bit. Feel free to add a touch more vegetable oil if needed.
  2. Next, add in the egg noodles and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes and then add in bean sprouts and snow peas and cook for about 3 minutes or so. Add in the vegetable broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and honey. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until slightly reduced and thick, for about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste and garnish with the diced green onions before serving.

Adapted from The Food Network

Quick, easy-to-follow and delicious Vegetable Chow Mein! Make your favorite Chinese dish at home! #chinesefood #chowmein #chinesenewyear

Sesame Chicken Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Everything you love about Asian Sesame Chicken, but in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap! Using McCormick's new skillet sauces makes dinnertime easy and quick! #easy #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce #spon

There are some weeknights where I am exhausted and don’t want to spend a lot of time on dinner. I love meals where you can prep vegetables a day ahead of time and then when dinner time comes around, everything is quick and easy. That’s where these fabulous new skillet sauces from McCormick come in. They are seriously delicious and I love that they have so much flavor.

Everything you love about Asian Sesame Chicken, but in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap! Using McCormick's new skillet sauces makes dinnertime easy and quick! #easy #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce #spon

Everything you love about Asian Sesame Chicken, but in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap! Using McCormick's new skillet sauces makes dinnertime easy and quick! #easy #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce #spon

My family and I love sesame chicken and sometimes you just get bored of serving it with rice, or in this case, sometimes you’re watching the carb in-take and want to go for something a little healthier. Enter my whole wheat tortillas and lots of fresh vegetables, which I cut and prepped the night before.

Everything you love about Asian Sesame Chicken, but in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap! Using McCormick's new skillet sauces makes dinnertime easy and quick! #easy #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce #spon

These wraps are super quick and easy to make! And I love that you get so much flavor from the chicken and freshness from the vegetables. So, the next time you’re at the grocery store, you need to look for these new skillet sauces from McCormick! They are a new range of recipe sauces packed full of flavor that help you create a delicious, home cooked meal in no time at all!

Everything you love about Asian Sesame Chicken, but in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap! Using McCormick's new skillet sauces makes dinnertime easy and quick! #easy #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce #spon

There are seven flavors in all: Fajita with Roasted Chili, Garlic and Lime, Fire Roasted Garlic Chili, Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry, Sicilian Chicken with Tomato and Basil, Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken, Sweet and Smoky Sloppy Joes and Taco with Chipotle and Garlic. McCormick has basically covered most of my family’s favorite meals. So far, we’ve tried five skillet sauces and love them all!

Everything you love about Asian Sesame Chicken, but in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap! Using McCormick's new skillet sauces makes dinnertime easy and quick! #easy #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce #spon

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I like to keep the bell peppers raw for a nice bite. If desired, you can add the bell peppers to the saute pan, with the chicken and onions, to cook and soften a bit.
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Recipe type: Main

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 package McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry skillet sauce
  • roasted sesame seeds
  • 4 to 5 whole wheat tortillas, warmed
  • 2 to 3 cups fresh green leaf lettuce, chopped or shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • ½ orange bell pepper, cut into strips
  • sriracha sauce for serving, optional

Instructions
  1. Using a skillet or saute pan over medium high heat, heat the olive oil. After a minute or so, add in the onions and the chicken and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in the McCormick’s Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry skillet sauce and mix well so that the chicken and onions get coated nicely. Reduce the heat to medium and let cook or another minute or so, or until heated through. Sprinkle on some roasted sesame seeds and remove from the heat.
  3. To assemble your wraps: Grab a whole wheat tortilla and top with the sesame chicken and onions, then add on some fresh lettuce, tomatoes and bell peppers. Drizzle with some of the sesame chicken skillet sauce from your pan if desired or some sriracha sauce for a kick. Wrap and enjoy!

 

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We’ve got some great and delicious #WeekdaySupper Meals using McCormick Skillet Sauces for this week so be sure to check back later in the week so you can check out the other fabulous recipes!

Monday – Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tuesday – Sesame Chicken Wraps by Hip Foodie Mom- That’s me!!
Wednesday – Sicilian Spaghetti Squash with Vegetables by Ruffles & Truffles
Thursday – Sloppy Joe and Biscuits Casserole by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Friday – Fire Roasted Garlic Beef & Quinoa Chili by Amee’s Savory Dish

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.