Salmon Bow Ties / Recipe – Day #27

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So I’ve been really into cooking as of late. I love cooking and coming up with recipes. I am even thinking of making a cookbook at some point. Today, I decided to share my fav easy pasta meal.

My Salmon Bow Tie recipe is super easy. I don’t make a lot of things from scratch. (Sorry) One day I’ll attempt making alfredo sauce homemade but today is not that day. All you need for this recipe is bow tie pasta, alfredo sauce, pink salmon and asparagus.

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I always start off with boiling water for the pasta and cooking my salmon. I take frozen salmon and put it on a pan with oil. I leave the salmon be for 5 minutes on high. Then I flip it and turn down the stove top to medium for another 5 minutes. Once the water is boiling I pour in the pasta.

There are two ways to cook asparagus you can boil them or you can cook them in the oven. I prefer the oven route. I cook them at 400 for about 12 to 15 minutes. I stick them on a pan with tin foil and season them. I give them a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Since they are going to go into the pasta there is no need to super season them. It’s really to taste.

I heat up the Alfredo sauce in its own pot while I drain the pasta and take the asparagus out of the oven. The sauce heats up pretty quickly. I then mix everything together in the pasta pot.

It’s a pretty straightforward recipe and super easy for a weeknight. I like things that cook quickly and taste great. If you’re looking for just a simple recipe this is for you. I would love to know if you guys try this recipe.

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My Food Shopping Haul – Day #19

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I love food! I love food so much. I think it is my favourite thing ever. So when I moved out and I started having to buy my own food, I got really excited. I am in love with the fact that I am in charge of my own grocery list and what I was eating.

We spend about 40 to 80 dollars each every week or two weeks depending on when we go shopping. Depending on where we shop we can save a bit more money too. If we go to the grocery store up the street we spend more money. If we go to the Walmart a bit further we save a lot more money because you can price match at Walmart. I’ve spoken about this before on my top tips for saving post, price matching saved my life. You can save so much money and shop at one place.

We buy a lot of fruits and vegetables, some meat for him and other little bits and bobs. My boyfriend loves juice and soda so we buy that for him. We have a lot of fruits and veggies for snacks and meals. The meat is mostly for him but I do on occasion eat fish and chicken.

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So we just did our shopping and here is what we bought!

Fruits:

Mangos, nectarines, and avacados.

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Veggies:

Cucumbers, zucchini, onions, garlic, chives, carrots and Brussel sprouts.

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Meal:

Ground beef, tuna,  chicken breasts, and basa fillets.

Grains:

Buns, tortillas, and sandwich bread.

Milk products:

Silk almond milk, vegan butter, yogurt, feta cheese, marble cheese, and cheddar singles.

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That is the big bulk of what we bought. We also grabbed a few things like sloppy joe packets and salad dressing. I eat vegetarian and my man is still transitioning to vegetarian. The plan is to go vegan one day. He is having a harder time letting go and thinks it’s just easier to eat meat sometimes.

If you guys have any tips for transitioning to veganism I would love to hear them. I’m sorry my fridge is a bit of a mess, I still need to organize it. What do you guys eat? Do you guys do your own shopping?

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National French Fry Month – Day #16

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July is National French Fry Month. So, I love anything that can be turned into a French Fry. So, of course, that is why I have my own favourite recipe. Besides the fact that I love to cook, I feel like it’s important to figure out how to make your own version of the unhealthy food. How do you make junk food healthy?

I always start with a potato. When making this blog post I had both russet potatoes (which I use the most often) and sweet potatoes. I make sure they are rinsed and take off any of the gross stuff I don’t want to be eating.

I think this part is optional and up to you on how you cute the potatoes. I like to make chips but if you’re really talented and have the time you can make them fry shape. I just find chips go way easier. You just cut the potato vertically.

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Once all the potatoes are cut I put them on an aluminum foil covered pan. I use aluminum foil because it’s easier to clean up. I am straight up the laziest person and if it means there’s less for me to clean, I do it.

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I drizzle a bit of olive oil over the potatoes chips so that the seasoning will stick. Today I decided to add onion powder and red pepper flakes. Red pepper flakes are spicy so if you’re not in the mood for spice you can always just use your own seasonings.

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I stick these bad boys in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. I check up on them at 20 to see how they’re looking and I either take them out or put them in longer depending on how they look. I look for them to be crispy.

I let them sit for about 5 minutes then I serve. I typically eat them with vegan sour cream and chives just for extra flavour.

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I hope you guys have a great national french fry month. Do you guys have your own french fry recipe or do you just buy them premade? If you try out this recipe make sure to tell me about it!

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What I Ate for Lunch Today // Pescitarian

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I know, I know, you guys are asking yourself why I ate a pescetarian lunch today. As you guys probably saw a few weeks ago I talked about my go-to vegan lunch. I will admit right here right now, I am a bad vegan!

So here are the facts, I have been wanting to go vegan now for almost 2 years. It’s something I really want to do in my life and something I want for my future children. Why do I not eat vegan all the time you ask? I still live at home where my meat-eating parents are in charge of the groceries. So it can be very difficult to eat vegan with what they buy because they don’t care to see if things are vegan or not.

So, I do what I can with what I got and sometimes it has semi-vegetarian. A semi-vegetarian is someone who eats a plant-based diet but on occasion adds meat. So Today I added crab to my meal.

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I made a naan bread and crab sandwich with vegan mayo and a large salad with legumes, avocado and avocado – lime dressing. It was incredible and exactly what I was craving when I saw that there was unfrozen crab in the fridge.

This meal is also super easy to make. The only real time-consuming thing I had to do was cut the romaine salad and put it in a bowl. If you have pre-cut salad then it’s even quicker. Slap the sandwich together and throw everything in a bowl and you are set. I ate this at home because I have a day off but this is easy to make in the morning to bring to work or school.

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I do suggest that you wait to put the crab sandwich together because it will get soggy by the time you eat. This is also a got to salad for me. I bring it to work all the time because it’s so good and very filling. Again I suggest that you wait to put the avocado because it will turn brown.

I highly recommend you guys try this meal if you’re looking for something easy and want to shake up your usual sandwich. I would love to know if you would try this meal or what your favourite lunches are?

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My Favourite Go-To Vegan Lunch

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I am no cook but I would love to share with you guys the easiest lunch that I adore. I enjoy cooking but I never seem to have the time. I never get to further my skills. That may be because I wake up 20 minutes before I have to leave for school or it’s pure laziness. So this is my quick lunch that I do at night so it’s ready when I rush out the door.

I start with my veggies of choice. Today I am using red potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, zucchini, and I also grabbed an apple. I love potatoes and find they keep me full the longest when I’m at school. I actually am not a huge fan of carrots unless they are warmed up. I also decided to add an apple so sweeten my meal a bit.

I cut up everything till they are the way I want them. I like big chunks but it’s not necessary. You can cut them however you want. I throw them on some parchment paper on a pan. I drizzle some vegetable oil and then add my seasoning. I like my veggies a bit spicy so I add some cayenne pepper.

I threw them all in there for 30 minutes at 350. You can always change the amount of time to your liking. This recipe is not exact and doesn’t follow a strict set of rules. If that isn’t your cup of tea, my cooking is not for you, haha. I always am just throwing things together and hoping for the best.

Once they’re done I take them out and let them sit for a bit. After they’ve cooled off I put my lunch together in a Tupperware container so I could take it to school the next day. I started with a bottom layer of chilli, then potatoes and zucchini, followed by the carrots and apples.

This is one of the easiest lunches to make. It doesn’t take too long especially when you’re just making one portion. I made two in this video, by the way, you for sure don’t have to make this much. It’s for sure a starchy and calorie dense meal but it’s super filling and very comforting. I love this on a cold day at school when I have a lot of school work that I need to get done.

Make sure to check out my video if you want to see more of this recipe. Send me a message if you’ve tried it. I would love to see you guys recreations.

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