Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

This weekend ended up being a bit busier than I expected. Instead of cooking on Friday, I chose to make dinner on Saturday. I once again I chose to use items in the pantry and give the wallet a little reprieve from the Ina Garten recipes. But, do not worry! An Ina recipe review will be posted on the blog later in the week!

This is a Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe that I’ve been making for a few years now. It’s also really easy since it uses store-bought ingredients. It stems from when I was in college and didn’t have the time or the patience to make everything myself. Plus, grocery stores have come a long way when it comes to the international food aisle. There are now some great options in there!

The recipe is below and I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Hearty Vegetable Quinoa Soup

On Friday, I made this wonderful soup that tasted so yummy. An added bonus? It’s vegan! This soup is a wonderful soup to make because its essentially a one-pot meal. It has veggies, grains, and proteins all in one recipe! It will definitely save you some time in the kitchen while also ticking off some nutrient requirements.

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Yesterday’s Cooking

As I mentioned in my previous post, I did do some cooking this weekend, but I did not make Ina recipes.

Instead, I chose to make recipes that would give my family and me a little more plant protein versus meat protein. So, I crafted two dishes and my family liked them.

The first one was a take on Beef Wellington, but instead of meat, I used a delicious mushroom mixture to wrap in the puff pastry.

Mushroom Wellington

The other dish I made was kind of my own creation. I used quinoa and chickpeas (garbanzo beans) as the star players and make a dish that also featured kale, an orange pepper and cherry tomatoes. I added in some sherry wine and spices and it was so yummy! Though, I think I needed more salt and pepper. Oh well, you live and learn, right?

Quinoa & Kale Recipe

I’m not sure what I will make this week, but it will be an Ina recipe, that’s for sure!

Also, the cookbook reviews will return next week, but there will be more time between them. They will not be a weekly post, but I do still plan to review all twelve.

Sit tight, more is coming your way soon!!