This is not your Nona’s lasagna, but this is MY version of Lasagna, a version I’ve made and fed my growing boys so many many times. My older son Adam at 3 used to call it ‘Pisania’ “Mom I love Pisania” lol This recipe is basic, but you can add and subtract ingredients to change it up!
Whoever said that Chicken soup is good for the soul is spot on. These three Chicken soup recipes with vegetarian options are like a warm hug on a cold day. These 3 recipes are made very easily and can be stored in mason jars for a wonderful light meal all week long. I grab whatever soup I fancy and bring it to work and at lunchtime, all I have to do is reheat in the microwave and enjoy!
The first soup is a Sweet Corn soup also known as the Chicken sweet corn for a non vegetarian version. This soup is a favourite in every Chinese restaurant and it’s so easy to make, my mom would make this for us all the time. If you like seafood, this is also super delicious with crab meat.
The next recipe is a Thai Coconut Rice & Mushroom soup, again, with or without Chicken. Lemongrass and Thai Red Curry paste is the star in the soup and is made hearty with Mushrooms and Rice.
And finally who doesn’t love a good old fashioned Chicken Noodle soup. The stock is enhanced with Garlic and diced Carrots & Celery make this super colourful. Cooked Pasta is added to the broth together with some fresh Parsley. This soup is not cooked for long to prevent the veggies from losing their vibrancy and crunch. Again, Chicken is optional.
I’ve been meal planning for years without formally documenting anything. I’m just naturally wired to constantly want to do things more efficiently. One of my favorite things to do is party plan and to do that you have to constantly look at time saving strategies and process efficiencies. When I saw that all my fellow YouTubers making Meal Planning videos I decided to jump on that bandwagon, and I’m so glad I did, as the feedback has been incredible. Here are some great ideas!
This is a great technique – make meatballs once, and enjoy them forever… well maybe not forever. This recipe is very generic. The meatball making technique here is incredible as you can pump these out very quickly. Once cooked they are frozen and ready on hand to make any dish in a hurry.
If I don’t have my lunch prepped and ready to go, chances are I’m going to buy expensive and calorie rich foods at lunch time. Follow these ideas to prepare stunning lunches for yourselves
It isn’t hard to go International. In this video, I give 5 Chicken breasts a different look, feel and taste from around the globe
With Fall here(brrr), quickly prepare and bottle 3 delicious soups using stock, shredded Chicken and other ingredients. These are portable, heat and enjoy!
Back to School lunches
Kids eat with their eyes and the challenge is to get interesting meals into their lunchboxes for the week. Using ground chicken, I’m create three unique lunchbox ideas using a mix and match technique.
Back to School
Back to School is a different issue from Back home and what’s there to eat??? Make easy and simple after school snacks for your hungry monsters!
Fall Meal Prep
Two whole Chickens get roasted together with some potatoes and veg and while they roast, I prepare a tasty Broccoli and Cauliflower aka Broccoflower rice with the left over veg. This is another great mix and match video!
University Freezer Meals
My son is starting his third year and is not going to have much time to cook or eat properly. Using different techniques, I prepack meals for my son before I freeze them. All he has to do is heat and eat!
My friend Viola Gardonis is famous for her Beef Sandwiches. Wherever she goes, there is a tray of neatly cut triangles with a delicious creamy filling. She told me they were super simple to make and sent me the recipe, you know the kind with no weights or measures! I never really felt the need to make them as Vee as we call her is always the sandwich queen and I don’t want to step on her toes, however when she said she couldn’t make our picnic, I decided to give her recipe a go.
I developed the recipe just going by memory of it’s incredible taste. This filling is mildly spiced and is made creamy with Mayonnaise and Mustard that I added for a little kick. I also worked with a half ground and half shredded meat texture so you get something to chew in the sandwich.