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Chow Mein Salad

Being an Asian (specifically a Pinay), our country, the Philippines, has a rich and succulent variety of recipes. Most recipes are influenced by Spanish, American and Oriental cuisines. In addition to this, “westerners” often associate NOODLES with us Asians, so here I am, sharing a healthier version of the famous Chow Mein.

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Before we proceed, the American-Chinese or even the authentic Chinese Chow Mein is made with Egg Noodles. The usual egg noodle used is labeled “pan-fried noodles” or simply “Hong Kong” that is par-cooked in boiling water. With this process, it makes them easily ready to stir-fry. However, in this recipe, instead of using egg noodles, we are going to use vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound of chicken, cut into 1-in. strips
  • ½ tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 tablespoons of coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • ½ green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 small broccoli, stemmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 zucchinis, spiraled

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons of coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 2-inch ginger, fresh, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon of paleo sriracha

Procedure:

  1. In a large wok over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add in the chicken, 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos, and 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar. Stir all together and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  2. In another separate bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients. Add in the cabbage, carrot, and broccoli into the sauce and toss until well-covered.
  3. Mix all these into the large wok and stir. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted by occasional stirring, covered.
  4. Add in the zucchini noodles and allow cooking for another 7-10 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Try this recipe and let me know how it taste. Drop a comment below and share your own recipe with us, Lovelies. Thank you so much for another Pinay Time! 🙂 ❤

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Tofu Salad with Quinoa

As an Asian, I’m used to eating Tofu especially if it is mixed with seafood like Shrimp with that sweet and sour sauce…pure goodness, I’m telling you (Don’t worry, lovelies, I’m going to post the recipe for this next time). Tofu is made from curds of soy milk, making it as a soybean product, so it is somewhat similar to cheese, but instead of milk, soy milk is used as a base. Anywho, Tofu is naturally low in calories and gluten-free. It also contains iron, calcium and a prime source of protein. While Quinoa is a grain-like crop known for its edible seeds. It is also closely related to beets, tumbleweeds and/or spinach. Quinoa is also known as a “superfood.” Why? Because it is one of the most excellent protein-rich foods as it contains all the nine essential amino acids. Though it is not considered as grain, Quinoa contains more fiber (almost twice even) than most available grains out the market. It also contains the following: iron, lysine, magnesium, B2 or riboflavin and a hefty content of manganese — hence called as a SUPAFOOD. Combining Tofu with Quino will give a person lotsa benefits. On top of that, this recipe is easy to make!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of Olive oil, extra virgin
  • A cup of Tofu, smoked or baked and cubed
  • 2 cups of Purified Water
  • Yellow Bell Pepper, washed and diced
  • A teaspoonful of Salt
  • 1 medium-sized Tomato, washed and diced
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ½ of Fresh Cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves of Minced or Crushed Garlic
  • A tablespoonful of Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • A teaspoonful of Pepper, powder
  • A tablespoonful of Fresh Mint leaves, chopped

Procedure:

  1. Boil some water in a pot, then add half a teaspoon of salt to
  2. Put the rinsed Quinoa and let it simmer for fifteen to twenty minutes or until water is mostly absorbed.
  3. Mix the garlic, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  4. Add the quinoa and the remaining ingredients and toss the salad well.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Try this simple recipe and include it on your diet plan, you are going to reap the benefits sooner than you expected. If you have other recipes, please drop a comment or better yet follow or like my page. Thanks for joining Pinay Time with me, lovelies! ❤