I get, on average, 3 requests to do a guest post every day. Typically, they start out by telling me how much they love this blog and then ask to promote an on-line gambling site.
For the record, I am not opposed to gambling. I’ve played more than a few hands of blackjack in Las Vegas myself. I am, however, opposed to online gambling. But, regardless of my personal opinion, I try to keep my posts about food: growing it, eating it, cooking it, etc.or, at the very least, something I personally find useful in my garden or kitchen
This is the very first time that someone offered me recipes.
I rather liked that…..
I’m going to make the Sesame Chicken next week – with fried rice I think. And, of course, without the sriracha……
Does anything look good to you?
3 Delicious and Easy to Make Meat Meals
Not everyone is a big fan of cooking. Or, sometimes, we just feel overwhelmed by our everyday responsibilities and struggle to find the time and energy for preparing a meal. Especially when it comes to dishes involving meat.
The preparation, the ingredients, the skill required… All you can think about is how time-consuming it can be. Well, not necessarily!
Cooking some extremely delicious meat-based meals can be simple and, this might be surprising, but also a lot of fun to make.
Here are a few carefully chosen suggestions.
20 Minute Sesame Chicken
An easy, quick and light option for those who have a busy and hectic schedule. It is sweet, salty and spicy, just full of flavors.
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- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into smaller pieces
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/4cup of cornstarch or flour
- 2 tablespoons of oil (choose the kind you prefer)
- 3 teaspoons of sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 clove of garlic pressed or minced
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, grated
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 spoon of Sriracha (you can add more depending on how spicy you want your meal to be)
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 or 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Mix the ingredients and whisk until you get a completely smooth mixture. Add pieces of chicken into the mixture and stir.
- Hit up the oil on medium to high temperature and add the previously batter-coated chicken. Make sure the chicken is evenly spread across the pan.
- Cook the chicken for 4 minutes equally on both sides until browned.
- Continue cooking for another 10 minutes with occasional stirring.
- In the meantime, whisk the ingredients for the delicious sauce
- Add the sauce to the pan and stir until it thickens and coats all the chicken
You can serve it with rice or noodles and veggies. Combining it with your favorite fresh or steamed vegetables (mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, etc.) and some cooked rice is a perfect way to achieve a balanced meal.
Extra tip: Experiment with extra ingredients and make it your own!
Traditional Pot Roast
It’s a classic! It takes some time to actually cook the meat itself but requires a small amount of time when it comes to active preparations.
So, do the prep and let your oven do the rest of the work. While you wait for your tasty roast, take the time to do something else, or just sit down, relax and enjoy the mouthwatering aromas coming from your oven.
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- 3 pounds of beef roast (chuck, round or brisket, whichever you prefer)
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1 or 2 teaspoons of salt
- a teaspoon of black pepper
- 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 or 2 cups of red wine
- 2 cups of low sodium beef broth
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1-2 pounds of potatoes, cut into smaller pieces
- 1 pound of carrots, sliced
- additional vegetables of choice – optional
- some fresh rosemary or thyme for intensified flavor – optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Season the meat evenly with salt and pepper and put the oil in the pot. Cook the beef in the pot until browned on all sides
- Remove the beef and put garlic in the pot, sear for about a minute. Pour the broth and red wine into the pot and put back the meat.
- Put the vegetables in the pot around the beef and add seasoning.
- Place a lid on the pot and put it in the oven. Cook the roast for around 3 hours, until the meat becomes tender
Enjoy your traditional pot roast! Filling and flavorful, it is absolutely perfect for a Sunday lunch.
Just a reminder: Good kitchen equipment like coolers will do wonders for your cooking rituals! Correctly storing your ingredients is a must, especially when it comes to perishable and easily expired groceries like meat.
Juicy Pork Chops
Another quick dish. It takes around 25 minutes in total to prepare and serve.
With only a few common components this meal will wow you with its simplicity.
Tender on the inside, with a rich golden-brown crust these pork chops will definitely leave your stomach full and satisfied.
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- 2 1½ pork rib chops (with bone)
- black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 6-8 sprigs of sage (or another condiment of your choice)
- Heat oil.Season the pork with salt and pepper.
- Cook the pork in the pan for 8-10 minutes, turning it every minute until it’s browned
- Remove the pan from the heat, baste the meat in butter and add sage and garlic.
For some, counting the calories might be an issue. There is no point in cooking an amazing dish if you’re going to feel guilty and worry about it.
So portioning your meals in a certain way might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
That’s it, 3 simple and tasty suggestions for all the meat lovers! You can choose your favorite between the light and spicy chicken, rich and aromatic beef or all-time classic pork chops.
But also, take this as an opportunity to rewind. Look at it as a chance to take a break in an otherwise chaotic routine. There are more than a few research about the positive benefits of so-called cooking therapy.
We provided the recipes, and it is up to you to make the dishes while enjoying the process.
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