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Anya’s Bok Choy, Kale, Sausage Spaghetti Dinner

Anya's Bok Choy, Kale, Sausage Spaghetti Dinner

Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • Organic Thin Wheat Spaghetti ( 1/2 a box)
  • Organic Sausage (2, apple and chicken flavor)
  • Kale (2 leaves)
  • Bok Choy (1 bunch ~6-7 leaves)
  • Garlic Clove (4-5 big ones)
  • Red Onion (1/4 cup)
  • Butter
  • Paprika
  • Curry
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt

Steps:

  1. Boil water and add spaghetti, pinch of salt, cook until tender.. about 10 mins.
  2. Dice red onion and garlic very finely, then add to pan with olive oil, let simmer
  3. Dice sausages and add to pan with red onion and garlic, cook 3-4 mins
  4. Cut kale and bok choy into salad strips, add to pan & add 1/4 stick unsalted butter, cook 1-2 mins. Drizzle 1/2 tsp. of curry and paprika, mix well.
  5. Once spaghetti is done, drain and add to pan, mix well on low heat for 1-2 mins, add 1/4 stick butter & pinch of salt. Top with freshly shredded parmesan.

Serve by itself with lemon water and maybe a baguette? :)

Enjoy!

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Anya’s Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies – No baking soda, powder or vanilla extract needed!

Anya's Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies - No baking soda, powder or vanilla extract needed!

Time: 30 mins
Serves: 6 (2 big cookies each)
Temp: 350

Ingredients:
Butter (1 stick softened, salted or unsalted)
Light or dark brown sugar (3/4 cup)
Egg (1 large)
Flour, all-purpose, self rising (1-1/4 cup lightly spoon the flour into the measuring cup, don’t pack down)
Chocolate chips (3/4 cup, semi-sweet)
Walnuts (1/4 cup)
(You can do all chocolate chips or macadamia nuts, raisins what ever your heart desires! )

 

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together until completely combined
  3. Add egg and mix well
  4. Add flour, adding little by little, mix well.
  5. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, mix in well
  6. Scoops equalling 2-3 inches of cookies batter must be placed on greased metal pan
  7. Bake until the edges look browned and the middle still looks undercooked. About 20 mins. (if you did not use brown sugar the cookies will not brown)
  8. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before devouring.

Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or whole milk! :)

*Yummy Tip: Place cookies in fridge overnight, delicious in the morning!

[Don't alter the ingredients in anyway, the cookies will not turn out due to the lack of baking soda, powder and vanilla extract]

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Anya’s Creamy Cilantro – Lime Dressing

 

cilantrodressing4Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 3/4 cup dressing

Ingredients:
Cilantro (1 cup loosely packed, remove stems and roughly chop)
Greek plain yogurt (1/2 cup)
Lime Juice (2 Tbsp., about 1/2 lime)
Garlic (1-2 cloves)
Olive Oil (1/4 cup)
White wine vinegar (1 1/2 tsp.)
Salt (1/8 tsp.)

Steps:
1. Puree all ingredients in a blender and use in salads, on pasta, or chicken, meat or fish

ENJOY!! :)

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Anya’s Spaghetti – Spinach, garlic and butter

Anya's Spaghetti - Spinach, garlic and butter

Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti – 1 box (white or wheat, wheat tastes much better in this recipe fyi)
  • Spinach – 4 cups
  • Butter (1 stick)
  • Garlic (8 cloves)
  • Optional – (parmesan cheese and sausage)

Steps:
1. Boil a pot of water, enough to cook the spaghetti (8-10 cups)
2. Add pasta to boiling water and cook for desired amount on the pasta box (usually 12-14 minutes)
3. Cut off spinach ends and dice spinach leaves, to about 1/4 or 1/2 inch. Dice garlic cloves, very finely as well.
4.Heat up a pan and add garlic and butter, simmer for about 8 minutes on VERY LOW heat.
5. Drain cooked pasta and add to pan with garlic and butter, add spinach, mix well.

Serve with all natural or organic sausage and top with parmesan cheese!

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Anya’s Minestrone Soup (with potato)

Anya's Minestrone Soup (with potato)

Time: 1 hour
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • Onion (1 yellow or white)
  • Potato (1 large potato)
  • Celery (2 sticks)
  • Garlic (4 cloves)
  • Kidney Beans (16 oz can)
  • Diced Tomato ( 16 oz can)
  • Carrot (1)
  • Broth or bouillon cubes (4, organic is best)

Steps:
1. Dice onion, celery, carrot and potato
2. Place onion into pan and cook for 4 minutes until golden brown
3. Add celery and cook for 4 more minutes, then add garlic and carrot. Then add diced tomato, let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Boil 10 cups of water, add 2 bouillon cubes
5. Add potato and kidney beans and pan veggies into the boiling water, or if cooking in a deep pan add water to pan instead. Add two more cubes. Cook for 15 minutes.

Done! Enjoy your healthy yummy creation!

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Anya’s Cilantro Spaghetti with Chicken Strips

 

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Time: 30 minutes (10 minutes to cool)

Serves: 6

Ingredients:
Chicken strips (1/3 pound)
Spaghetti – thin (1 box)
Cilantro (1/2 bunch)
Lemon (2)
Butter (1 stick)
Garlic (5 cloves)
Yogurt – plain (2 cups)
Paprika
Salt & pepper

Steps:
1. Bring a pot of water to boil and throw in the spaghetti, cook for 11 – 14 minutes, add 2 pinches of salt
2. Cut chicken breast into thin strips and cook on skillet, add paprika and salt & pepper
3. Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes, add salt, paprika and pepper
4. Cut up cilantro and squeeze lemons’ juice out; blend yogurt, cilantro, and juice in a blender/juicer
5. Cut up garlic and heat in pan with butter for 5-8 minutes
6. Drain pasta and mix with garlic and butter, let cool
7. Place pasta, chicken and cilantro sauce into bowl and mix well.

Bon Appetit!