Chicken, Kale, Bean Minestrone Soup

So let me just say before you scroll to the recipe, this is not a classic minestrone soup and does not contain any noodles! but you can obviously always add them in at the end if thats what you’re after 😉

Chicken Broth:

  • 1 pot of water
  • 1 chicken carcass
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper
  • tumeric

Soup Ingredients:

  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 -3 cups of Chicken or Sausage
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 2 -3 hand fulls of kale
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 can of black beans or kidney beans
  • more salt! jk, taste it first

I just throw every thing in together once the broth is done (i usually boil for a couple of hours) strain the content out of the broth. Add your soup ingredients to the broth and then once the carrots are tender to your liking I turn off the heat. Happy souping!

Asian Beef Tenderloin Kabob Marinade & Lemon, Dill, Garlic Potatoes.

Beef Kabob Ingredients:

  • 2 beef tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed/juiced
  • Salt & Pepper

Beef Kabob Prep:

  1. Trim any fat from the beef tenderloin & cut into preferred kabob bite size.
  2. Mix oils, soy sauce, grated ginger, chopped garlic, sugar & squeezed lemon, salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Add beef pieces to your marinade, toss thoroughly so pieces are coated & let marinate for 40 – 60 minutes.
  4. Once beef is done marinating , add to skewers and grill until preferred tenderness. (I grill mine on medium for around 7 minutes, flipping halfway).

Potato / Dill, Garlic, Lemon Butter Ingredients:

  • 12 baby potatoes, halved
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed/juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Prep:

  1. Turn oven to 450*
  2. Chop potatoes in half, douse with olive oil, toss with salt & pepper and roast in oven for 30 minutes.
  3. In a pot on the stove at low heat melt your butter, dill, lemon juice and garlic together.
  4. Once potatoes are done, toss in your butter mix and serve.

Happy Grilling!

Stuart’s Quality Baked Goods

Whilst down in Granville Islands at the Market, as there are way too many things to choose from which becomes very overwhelming, we decided to pick up a couple tarts before heading back to our hotel.

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I didn’t try the key lime tart because I am not much of a sweet tooth myself, however I did try the blueberry tart and it wasn’t overly sweet and had a really nice texture to it. I think the presentation of the tart’s honestly speak for themselves! Delicious.

xo

Miz Lulu

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Simple Snacks: Homemade Fries

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I began making homemade fries when I was in college. I needed something quick and easy, with the munchie satisfactory that I was craving. I think almost every regular human being out there loves a good side of fries. Lunch time, evening or a midnight snack, this quick, simple, delicious snack is for any type of fry lover out there!

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To begin set your oven to 450 Degrees (*F) . Grab 3 decent sized potatoes and give them a good wash in cold water before cutting into them.

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To make cutting your potatoes easier & sturdy, cut a thin slice off of one side and place that side on the cutting board. This way you should be able to have a sturdy hand without your potato trying to get away from you!

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Once you have your potatoes cut like the photo above, you are now going to grab your baking pan. Drizzle grape seed oil (or which ever cooking oil you have in your cupboard) across the pan back and forth. Take your spatula that you will be flipping your fries with and spread the oil as evenly as you can across your baking pan.

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Arrange your potato slices on your pan and enter into your preheated oven. Set the timer for 15 minutes.

Once your 15 minutes is up and you’ve flipped your potatoes, your fries should look somewhat like the image below. Image

Now you’re going to want to salt & pepper these ^-^ I put a good pinch or two sprinkling it as evenly as I can. And back in the oven it goes! Set your timer to 10 minutes.

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Now that your fries are finished it is your choice of dip! I like an aioli which is garlic, mayo and a squeeze of lemon juice and ketchup!

DABOMB!

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Enjoi!

xo

Lulu

Chocolate Quinoa Squash Bread

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Hello all my lovely birds! I hope you are all doing well this cold gloomy autumn day. Today I bring you this very tasty recipe my boyfriend and I made last night! Perfect for dessert, breakfast or anytime of the day to be honest! For those who don’t know what quinoa is. Quinoa is apart of the grain family. Making this bread with quinoa flour makes this GLUTEN FREE! So for those trying to watch their weight or those who are truly living gluten free this is a super tasty recipe for you!

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So you first have to cut your squash up into little cubes and put it in some boiling water on the stove for about 7 minutes until it is soft. After you boil your squash you want to strain it and put the squash cubes into a blender or mash it up by hand with a fork. I used ambercup squash but you can you what ever kind of squash you have lying around your house because it won’t make a big difference!

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Once you have your squash puree you are ready to start adding your other ingredients! So here is what you’ll need.

Ingredients:

1 cup squash puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups quinoa flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon of coco powder

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the squash puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmegm cardamom and coco powder.

3. Stir the dry ingredients into the squash mixture. Combine just until incorporated; do not over mix. Pour into the prepared pan.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Notes:

-Because it has to be in for an hour, at the half hour mark we put some yummy crushed salted cashews ontop! Personalize with what ever you got!

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xx

Lulu

Snack Time

 

Last night I cozied in before the party… happened. Before all the madness I sat down with a nice glass of $8.95 Grey Fox Merlot, and a tasty little snack that involved Kavli Cripsy Thin Crackers these are suuper thin so I had to double up to even be able to spread the cream cheese. On top of the Philadelphia Roasted Garlic cream cheese I broke up some smoked salmon I bought at the grocery store for $2.95 (could make about 8 crackers!) then I sliced a couple of mini dill pickles for the side and pulled out a couple of chunks of garlic from the pickle jar to put on top of the smoked salmon. Very tasty!

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Are you a fan of the smoked salmon?

xo

Lulu

Blog:Foodie

Blog:Foodie

So i’ve decided since i’m going to be posting lots of food pictures i’m going to make its own page because it would just.. make.. thing more interesting perhaps?
PS- i know i said i was trying not to eat wheat but my boyfriend just came to me and served my sandwich in a silly character so i couldn’t say no.

Find the link above!

Winner…winner chicken NO I DID NOT.

Winner...winner chicken NO I DID NOT.

On tonight’s menu:

1 small chicken
1/4 of a very large yam
1 fat carrot that resembled a dick
1/4 of a slightly going off cabbage
1 large russet potatoe

IF you are a foodie like myself, i have begun to start my postings of the delicious food i will be cooking up with my chef of a boyfriend and eating this next chapter of my life, feel free to follow along and share some recipes if you like!

Eat well my lovely birds!