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I got curious how to make this dish when I found out this was a healthy dish made of veggies! I need to find some auto-adjust toggle clamps and I just had to stop and search for this first.

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The ingredients are easy to find too. Maybe I can give this a try one of these days:

2 medium zucchini
1 (1.5 lb) bag of spinach
1 large onion
1 large or 2 small carrots
Sesame oil to taste
Olive oil for stir-frying
Sea salt to taste
2 cups of rice, cooked
1 egg for each person
Go-chu-jang (Korean hot chili paste)

Special Equipment Required:

Large steamer
Medium-sized hand-held strainer
Metal tongs
Mandoline (If you don’t have a mandoline you can just do a lot of chopping with a knife.)

You can read all the instructions here.

Recipe: BLT Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette


Serves 8 as a side, or 4 as a main

French baguette
6 oz. bacon (about 9 slices)
About 6 cups washed lettuce (a delicate, leafy green is best)
2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil, sliced into ribbons

For the vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste

Cube the baguette into 1/2 inch pieces (should provide around 4 cups of croutons).

In a large nonstick pan, fry the bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Carefully remove 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings and set aside, returning the pan to the heat. Add the bread cubes and toss until golden and crispy, stirring regularly, about four minutes.

Mix all vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until emulsified. Crumble the bacon. Toss salad ingredients, bacon and croutons, drizzle with dressing and serve.

Thai Crunch Salad

Source: via Crystal on Pinterest

Thai Crunch Salad. (California Pizza Kitchen) Shredded Napa cabbage, chilled-grilled chicken breast, julienne cucumbers, edamame, crispy wontons, rice sticks, peanuts, cilantro, julienne carrots, red cabbage and green onions tossed with lime-cilantro and authentic Thai peanut dressings. Topped with additional Thai peanut dressing upon request.

YUM! (If you are not allergic to peanuts!)

Orange Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

Yield: 4-6 Servings


1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 large cloves garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
optional sweetener like sugar, honey, agave, etc.

1 pound chicken tender cut into cubes
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons corn starch
4 cups chopped vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, celery, mushroom, snap peas, etc.
olive oil
1/2 cup medium yellow onion, chopped


1. Blend all the ingredients for the sauce in a blender or food processor for 10 seconds.

2. Taste the sauce and add your choice of sweetener to your liking.

3. Blend again for a few more seconds.

4. Heat the sauce in a large skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Carefully transfer the sauce to a heat proof bowl.

5. Rinse the skillet clean.

6. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

7. Add the corn starch and massage the chicken with your hands.

8. If using fresh broccoli or green beans, boil the broccoli for 3-5 minutes until soft enough to pierce with a fork yet firm.

9. Transfer the vegetables to a plate lined with a paper towel.

10. Wipe down the skillet until dry.

11. Heat approximately 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet on medium-high heat.

12. Cook the onion and chicken until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 3-4 minutes.

13. Add the remaining vegetables and stir-fry them together for 2 minutes.

14. Slowly add a few tablespoons of sauce while stirring the vegetables and chicken.

15. Continue to add the sauce a few tablespoons at a time, allowing about 15 seconds between each addition to allow sauce to slightly cook down.

16. Spoon the stir-fry over a bowl of hot rice. Serve immediately.

Luscious Lemon Pie

I will definitely be printing this recipe – you all know no-bake gets me everytime.

It only has three ingredients, is a cake and easy to make – what more can I ask for? Except for more!

Source: via Jenn on Pinterest

3 lemons, juice and zest of
Cool Whip Topping (medium container)
1 (8 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
graham cracker crust


place juice and zest of 3 lemons in bowl, add.
sweetened condensed milk and stir til blended.
fold in cool whip.
pour into crust and chill.

Standard Beef Tacos

While I should be browsing nurse uniforms, I am salivating over these tacos I saw over Pinterest.

Source: via Lydia on Pinterest


1 (2.5 lb) chuck roast
1 (14 oz) can beef broth
1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 Tbsp cumin
1/2 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
Juice of 1 lime

Serve with:
Warmed corn tortillas or warmed fresh flour tortillas*
Green or Iceburg lettuce, chopped
Monterrey Jack or Cheddar cheese, shredded
Guacamole or diced avocados
Sour cream
Fresh salsa
Freshly squeezed lime juice
Hot sauce

In a small bowl whisk together chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place roast in a slow cooker, pour beef broth over roast then squeeze with fresh lime juice. Sprinkle roast with spice mixture. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low heat 8-10 hours. Remove roast from slow cooker, shred beef (remove fat) and return shredded beef to slow cooker. Cover with lid and cook additional 30 minutes. Remove beef from slow cooker with tongs to remove juices when plating or drain in a colander. Serve with desired toppings.

Drinks to Boost Weight Loss

Here are some drinks to boost your weight loss. I haven’t tried any of it yet but these ingredients are easy to find so I might try everything — I will update you if it’s effective!


Source: via Aggie on Pinterest

To boost weight loss – 2L water, 1 medium cucumber, 1 lemon, 10-12 mint leaves. steep overnight in fridge and drink every day. Also great for general detox–including clear skin!


Source: via Aggie on Pinterest

BOOST Your METABOLISM Naturally with this ZERO CALORIE Detox Drink: Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water 0 Calories. Put down the diet sodas and crystal light and try this out for a week. You will drop weight and have TONS ON ENERGY!