Cheesy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Veggies anyone?

 

I realize this is the vegetable that normally you like or you hate, no middle ground with but like many other things, you may find how you cook something changes the flavor, the texture and possibly your liking for it. If you have shunned off asparagus due to not liking the taste, I ask that you give it another try with this recipe. For those of you who are lactose and don’t eat cheese or have allergic reactions to cheese, this particular recipe can either be altered to your liking or if you are like me (who is lactose intolerant) and still takes the risk of eating dairy then this might be up your alley. I figured those of you who are vegan and vegetarian may enjoy this recipe most. 

Of course a great recipe side or can be eaten on its own for a meal. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of asparagus spears — the woody part removed
  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (or 4 cloves of garlic minced)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat over to 425 F, lightly grease non stick baking sheet with cooking oil spray
  2. Arrange asparagus on baking sheet; set aside
  3. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle the oil mixture over the asparagus and toss to evenly coat
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, until vibrant and just beginning to tender
  5. Remove from oven, top with mozzarella cheese, return to oven & broil or grill until until the cheese melts and becomes golden (4-5 minutes)
  6. Serve immediately

Enjoy!

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Beef stir fry

beef stir fry

Now one good thing about this particular recipe is, you can sub the beef for something else that fits your taste buds, I realize not everyone likes meat or beef in particular, so use vegetables only or add some tofu, perhaps you like chicken — then use chicken instead and if you are feeling really fancy, you can have seafood instead of meat or utilize both at the same time (shrimp and beef, chicken and beef, lobster and shrimp, etc) so make this your own creation if you will. I chose this beef recipe because I have made beef stir-fry in the past (and I have also made other types as well) and it tasted wonderful; my ingredients may have differed from hers but still came out fantastic! I am a firm believer in experimenting in the kitchen, so go for it!

Ingredients: (sauce)

  • 3 tsp cornstarch/ corn flour
  • 2 Tbsp & 1/3 cup of water (separated)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp of Chinese cooking wine or dry Sherry
  • 1 tsp of white sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp of sesame oil (optional)
  • dash of black pepper
Ingredients: (stir fry)
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 7 oz / 200 grams of beef (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 small onion (yellow, white or brown)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 small carrot (sliced thinly on the diagonal, halved lengthwise)
  • 3 baby pak choy/ bak choy (quartered lengthwise)
  • 3 stems scallion / shallots (cut into 3cm pieces)
Ingredients: (To Serve)
  • Steamed white rice
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
Instructions:
  1. Combine the cornstarch and 2 Tbsp of water in bowl, mix together
  2. Mix in the remaining sauce ingredients, except the 1/3 cup of water
  3. place the beef and 2 Tbsp of sauce in a bowl, mix gently and set aside for 15 minutes
  4. add 1/3 cup of water into the remaining sauce , set aside
  5. Heat oil in wok over HIGH heat, add garlic and cook for 15 seconds
  6. Add onion and cook for 1 minute
  7. add beef and cook until it changes color from red to light brown (but not cooked through)
  8. Add bell pepper and carrots and stir fry for 30 seconds
  9. add pak choy & scallions/shallots and cook for a further minute until sauce is thicken
  10. remove from HEAT immediately
  11. serve with rice
She makes note that one should NOT use light or dark soy sauce but instead ALL PURPOSE soy sauce. If you cannot purchase Chinese cooking wine, chicken broth can be used in place of, use good source of beef and cut against the grain. 
 
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Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

Good Eats!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 (6 oz each of salmon fillets)
  • 4-6 cups of broccoli 
  • 4 gloves of garlic (minced)
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved 
  • chopped fresh parsley

 

Instruction:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Grease sheet pan with cooking spray
  3. Arrange broccoli florets and salmon on sheet pan
  4. Rub minced garlic on each fillet, set aside
  5. In a whisking bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, oregano, thyme and rosemary
  6. pour the butter mixture over the salmon and veggies
  7. Take half the lemon and squeeze it over everything and add salt and pepper
  8. place sheet pan in the over and cook for 15 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and garnish with parsley

I haven’t had salmon myself, but if salmon is not a fish of choice, feel free to sub it out for another kind of fish of your liking! Also be sure to follow Diethood for more recipes and alternatives to this recipe! good eats 🙂

 

9.17.18 Macro’s log

12AM (Snack @work)

  • Kroger carb master yogurt (cinnamon roll flavor) Calories 70, Carbs 4g, Fats 1.5g, Protein 9g 
  • Sprite (20 oz bottle) — my stomach wasn’t feeling too well. Calories 240, Carbs 64g, Fats 0g, protein 0g

2AM (Lunch @ work)

  • Leftover stir-fry 
  • Baked boneless chicken breast; Calories 55, Carbs 0g, Fats 1.5g and protein 11g

9:45AM (breakfast @home)

  • Frosted flakes cereal (2 cups) Calories 110, Carbs 27g, Fats 1g and protein 1g
  • Kroger 2 percent milk (1 cup) Calories 120, Carbs 12g, Fat 5g and protein 8g

2:30PM (Lunch at home)

  • Kroger fresh baked bread (0.25 loaf) Calories 269, Carbs 55.8g, Fats 1.9g and protein 11.5g 
  • Kroger hard salami (2 slices) Calories 60, Carbs 0.5g, Fats 5g, and protein 2.5g
  • Tillamock sliced swiss cheese (1 slice) Calories 110, Carbs 1g, fats 8g and protein 9g 
  • Fresh spinach 
  • Kroger white sweet onion (0.6 oz) Calories 6, Carbs 1.3g, Fats 0g, protein 0.1g 
  • Kroger mesquite smoked turkey (2 oz) Calories 50, carbs 0g, fats 0g and protein 11g
  • Hellman’s light mayo (2 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 2g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g

8:00PM (Dinner)

  • City blends ‘Get your peanuts here” protein shake (16 oz) Calories 428, Carbs 60g, Fats 11g, and protein 28g
  • Kroger creamy peanut butter (2 TBSP) Calories 180, Carbs 7g, fats 15g and protein 7g 

Total Calories: 1768 (under goal)

Total Carbs 234.6g ( over goal for light activity macros)

Total Fats 56.9g  (over goal)

Total protein: 98.1g (under goal)

9.13.18 Macro’s Log

12AM (Snack/Work)

  • Kroger carb master yogurt (blackberry) Calories 70, Carbs 5g, Fats 1.5g, Protein 9g 

2AM (Lunch Break)

  • Kroger boiled white long grain enriched rice (125g) Calories 81, carbs 17.6g, Fats 0.2g and protein 1.7g 
  • Kroger wild caught pollock fish fillet/2.15oz  Calories 30, Carbs 0g, Fats 0.3g, protein 7g
  • Kroger frozen broccoli cuts (steamed)/99g Calories 34, Carbs 4.6g, Fats 0g and protein 2.3g
  • Sriracha sauce (6 teaspoons) Calories 0, Carbs 6g, fats 0g and protein 0g

11:30AM (Lunch @home)

  • 2 hamburgers with a bun,  Hellman’s light Mayo, Thousand Island Dressing (2 TBSP) 

No macros recorded

5:57PM (Dinner)

  • Kroger wild caught pollock fish (2.33 oz)
  • Ramen noodle, white rice, fresh green beans, beef, sriracha sauce, fried eggs, broccoli, fresh white mushrooms, white onion — stir fry

No macros recorded

9:30PM (Snack @Work)

  • Cinnamon toast crunch bowl (1 container) Calories 230, Carbs 45g, Fats 6g and protein 3g 
  • Milk (2%) small carton 

9.11.18 Macro’s log

12AM Work snack:

  • Kroger Carb master Yogurt (Strawberry): Calories 60, Carbs 4g, Fats 1.5g and protein 8g
  • Kroger Simply classic trailmix (13 pieces) Calories 150, Carbs 14g, Fats 10g, and protein 4g

2AM Work Lunch:

  • 2 cheeseburgers (bbq) with mayo, ketchup, yellow mustard, 2 hot dogs with ketchup & yellow mustard and chopped onions
  • Potato salad 
  • Bottled water 

This was provided due to it being employee appreciation week. I could not record any macro’s for this meal

6:30PM Dinner @ Home

  • Ramen noodle, white rice, sriracha sauce, fried eggs, fresh green beans, broccoli, white onion, white fresh mushrooms, beef homemade stir fry

Could not provide macro’s for this meal.

9:30PM (Snack @ work)

  • 2 Hamburgers with mayo, velveeta cheese slices, and ketchup

No macro’s recorded. 

As you can tell, the whole day was full of carbs and protein, lol and fats. Not the best options for fats but carbs and and protein was g

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