Coronavirus has forced most of us to get creative with our nutrition. Grocery store shelves have been a little bare, leaving us needing to think outside the box. Sammy Moniz, the brains behind Feeding the Frasers, is simultaneously making us drool and also giving us plenty of ideas for delicious, nutritious, filling meals during quarantine and isolation.
Sammy offers an important reminder: Recipes are guidelines. Tweak and adjust them based on your own tastes and preferences, as well as what you have available to you. The point is this. Simple ingredients can come together to form one heck of a meal.
This one uses instant ramen noodles!
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Don’t have ground lamb on hand? No sweat! Swap for the ground meat of your choosing! Use what you’ve got, add a little TLC and no doubt it’ll be dayyyuummm good 👌🏼#wellfed #yummyAF #feedingthefrasers – Crispy Lamb Noodles * 2 dried guajillo chiles * 2 tbsp olive oil * 2 shallots, peeled and halved * 6 cloves garlic, peeled * 1 (2 inch) piece ginger, peeled and sliced * 1/4 cup cilantro stems, chopped * 1 tbsp ground coriander * 1 tbsp ground turmeric * 2 tbsp sambal oelek * 1 tbsp fish sauce * 1 tbsp maple syrup * 2 cups chicken broth * 1 (14 ounce) cans unsweetened coconut milk * 1 tbsp Olive Oil * 1.5 lb ground lamb * Kosher salt * 4 tsp sambal oelek * 1/2 tsp garlic powder * 1/4 tsp ginger powder * Kosher salt * 4 (3 ounce) packages instant ramen noodles * 1 lime, sliced into wedges * 2 eggs, soft-boiled for garnish * 1 bunch scallions, very thinly sliced for garnish * Cilantro, for garnish — Place dried guajillo chilies into a small bowl, pour hot water over to submerge. Let sit for 15 minutes. — Pour olive oil into hot cast iron skillet. When oil shimmers, add shallots, garlic and ginger. Toast for 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Place toasted aromatics, cilantro stems, coriander, turmeric, samba oelek, fish sauce, maple syrup, guajillo chiles and 1 cup of chicken broth into the bowl of a food processor. Blitz for 1:00 until smooth. Pour contents into a medium sauce pan with the remaining broth and coconut milk. Bring to a low simmer. — In the same cast iron, heat olive oil over medium heat. Place ground lamb into skillet, break it up slightly and season with salt. Do not touch the lamb for 3-4 minutes to allow a crust to form. Once the lamb has browned on the bottom, begin to break it up into small pieced. Add samba oelek, garlic powder and ginger. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until full cooked. — Cook ramen to package instructions. Place cooked noodles into a bowl, scoop 1 cup of broth into the bowl, toss noodles slightly. Top noodles with crispy lamb, squeeze of lime juice, soft boiled eggs, scallions and cilantro.
This one uses just three main ingredients: carrots, potatoes, and meat.
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Cozy Pot Roast (CPR) is an emergency pantry procedure that combines potatoes and carrots with hunks of stew meat to preserve feelings of comfort until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous gatherings of friends for a person experiencing social distancing. – I might have word-smithed the real definition of CPR as found on Wikipedia. If nothing more, I’m feeling pretty creative these days! Recipe is LIVE on the SITE! #linkinbio #wellfed #yummyAF #feedingthefrasers
What have you been cooking for yourself and your family lately? Stay healthy, friends.
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