Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quinoa Fried “Rice”

My diet when I was younger consisted of chicken, chicken, and more chicken. I would occasionally eat pork or steak but that was a rare occasion. When I first started eating Chinese food I played it safe and ordered something with chicken in it. I had no idea what General Tso’s Chicken was but it sounded tasty so I tried it. My first experience eating Chinese food also included a small side of pork fried rice. I’ve had almost every variation of Chinese food since that point but still find General Tso’s to be one of my favorite dishes. Regardless of what chicken dish I order I always get a side of fried rice to go with it.

Quinoa Fried "Rice"  _ La Phemme Phoodie

Making fried rice at home is incredibly easy. I wanted to make a healthy version of fried rice using quinoa and extra vegetables. Quinoa adds extra protein and is healthier than rice. This recipe can easily be adapted to add in pork but it is quite tasty on its own.

Monday, January 19, 2015

5-Ingredient Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup 1 _ La Phemme Phoodie

My mom has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. It’s simple to put together, requires only 5 ingredients and packs a hearty flavor that is both comforting and filling. This recipe is also very budget friendly. I tend to add hot sauce to almost every meal I have. This soup is one of the few things I don’t need to season before serving. It’s perfect just the way it is.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Strawberry-Banana Parfait

Once I find an easy, healthy meal I tend to make it over and over again until I can’t stand the site of it. Recently I’ve been eating scrambled eggs with veggies for breakfast. I never change it up. I’ve lost track of how many days in a row I’ve had the SAME breakfast. It’s boring but I like it because it’s one less thing I have to think about when I wake up.

Strawberry-Banana Yogurt Parfait _ La Phemme Phoodie

 

This Strawberry-Banana Parfait will soon make it onto my breakfast menu. It’s a healthy breakfast with its combination of yogurt and fruit. It fills me up and also satisfies my sweet tooth. The walnuts add a nice texture.