Chicken & Vegetable Glass Noodles

Have you ever tried glass noodles? Its really good in one pot meals. I used the sweet potato glass noodles. It holds the shape vey well. For a quick meal I did this one serve of glass noodles. You can use all what you have at hand. The main thing is to gather everything closer to you. While preparinmg the meal you can boil the noodles and leave it aside.

Always use what you have in pantry or in the fridge.

This recipe will serve one person.

Boil & drain  one small (100g ) glass noodles . Always read packet instructions.. Prepare the ingredients. I used one boiled chicken thiigh, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower with corn. Other than that I used 2 cloves of galic with 1/2 inch ginger and 1/2 of an onion.

I mixed 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp oyster sauce and a 1/2 tsp sesame oil in one bowl. Add some oil in to a pan and leave it to be hot.

Add onion garlic and ginger with chicken and saute well.

After add the vegetables.

Next add the sauces mixed together.

Lastly add the noodles and finish off.

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Serve hot.

Sausage pasta & Bean Casserole

Cooking on a week day night after work is a nightmare if you don’t think ahead. As mums we always like to provide most nutritious meal that we can give. One pot budget meals suits the pocket as well as the busy life style.  Most of dinners are one pot meals.

This really go well in a slow cooker as well as on the stove. I prefer to cook and freeze or cook in the morning and serve at night. This is a winter friendly meal that you can serve four people under $10.

Try adding what ever available in your fridge or the pantry. Instead of sausages you can add any other small cut meats or fish too. If you are not consuming meat still you can turn this to a beautiful vegetarian meal.

This will serve four people.

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Chicken & Corn Breakfast Muffins

This is a another one pot meal that you can try in few minutes. This can be served as a starter Or for breakfast or even for as snacks for the kids. If you want this as finger food can be done in mini muffin pans too.

You can mix anything instead of corns or either chicken in this recipe. Only thing is add the same amount only.in this recipe.

Its really simple to clean the corn. Peel it first and then shave the corn to a bowl. Its so nice and creamy when you fresh corn in your recipes than using frozen. When you buy corn make sure to buy the young ones.

Adding spinach is  bit tricky. It can give extra water. So make sure to leave the spinach out to drain after washing.

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Green Pea & Ricotta Cannelloni

One pot meals for busy night is an ideal option. This recipe is so easy to do. You can cook and freeze this meal with out a problem. The other way is to prepare and bake is the next day. When you have time prepare everything together for all busy week days. Plan the week ahead. So it is so simple to do.

Having spinach with ricotta all the time I thought of doing with green peas. This was so nice and creamy and so easy to prepare too. Instead green pea you can use any other kind of a legume for this too.

This recipe will serve four people.

I boiled two cups of frozen peas. Put the peas in to a pot with salted water and cook until tender.

 

Other than that you will need 2 eggs, a bottle of  pasta sauce or home made pasta sauce, 1 tsp garlic , and one finely sliced onion.

1 Pack Cannelloni and a tub of ricotta cheese

Drain the cooked green peas and lay the cannelloni on the tray.

Mash the boiled green peas until mushy.

Add eggs, onions, garlic, salt and pepper in to the mashed peas and mix well. After add the ricotta and mix well.

Later it will look like this. Put that in to a snap lock bag.

Cut the end of the bag and fill the cannelloni and lay them back to where they were.

 

Pour the tomato sauce on top. Spread it nice and even.

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Sprinkle the cheese on to. Bake on 180c about 1/2 an hour or until golden brown on top.

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Serve hot.

 

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Cauliflower Pancakes (Simple Meals)

Cauliflower in a pancake batter makes a beautiful meal for a busy morning or a dinner. They are so simple to make. The meal will be ready less than 30 minutes.  This is a budget recipe as well as a one pot meal. These beautiful pancakes can be left in fridge for 3 days and can freeze for future use. When you freeze make sure to store in individual bags.

Instead of using eggs you can add a banana or some flax meal too. So it will help to bind the ingredients together.

You can change the herbs always to liking.

The other pancakes I have uploaded

  1. spinach pancakes
  2. Zucchini Pancakes
  3. Egg and chive savoury pancakes
  4. How to make thin pancakes
  5. Rice and coconut pancakes
  6. Pancakes with a sweet coconut filling

 

 

 

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Chicken Quesadilla

This is a simple idea for a busy night. Trust me no one will say no  and can be done in few minutes. All you need is several ingredients & this is a one pot meal too. You can do this in a pan or even in a sandwich press. I always use my sandwich press for this. You can add what ever you have with out sticking to a recipe….

It takes only ten minutes for everything.

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Use the left overs from your Sunday roast or try pan frying some chicken for this.

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I always buy wraps when I do my week end shopping for my lazy days.

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Take a wrap and microwave or heat up in a pan for getting the flexibility with out breaking the wrap.

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Butter the wrap for a better crunchy texture and more flavour or just omit this step.

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Pull out some chicken and leave on one corner.

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Wash your favourite salad  leaves.

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Lay them on the chicken.

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Add some cucumber on top.

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Add a a layer of tomatoes too .

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Finish with slices of cheese.

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Fold it overlapping the ends.

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Put it on the sandwich press, grill or even a pan.

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Toast it until golden brown.

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Serve Hot.

Home Made Chicken meat Loaf from Scratch

Chicken meat  loaf or any other can be done a day ahead and bake the next day. The left overs are always nicer in sandwiches. I always make it with all the fresh ingredients.

Its best to buy your own meat and grind them in a food processor as all minced meat contains extra fat. Always the thigh tastes much better. The secret to a best meat loaf is to make it with out going drying. If you use shop bought bread crumbs it dries out. Use the left over bread in your meat loaf. Instead of using the food processor you can wet them and crush them to the loaf too.

I used 500 g chicken thigh fillets. I put them in a processor and processed until like minced meat.

I added onions, garlic, green chillies, a table spoon English mustard, pepper, cumin and coriander powder and 3 table spoon tomato chutney. You can use fruit chutney or sweet chilli sauce too. As I always mention the spices are always to your taste. process several pieces of left over bread and two eggs.

Add the processed bread crumbs, processed ingredients on to the meat or Process all of them together.

Add the eggs and get the meat on to a baking paper and form the meat to a loaf. You can use the making paper wrapped around and press to make it like a log.

Bake on 180 c about 40-50 minutes. Leave few minutes to settle and slice as you serve. Leave the left overs in fridge to use later.

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