Chicken Sotanghon

Cook shredded chicken, carrot noodles, onion, celery, ginger, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a pot. Eat more vegetables by making this healthy Filipino chicken Sotanghon soup with carrot noodles.

Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 16 mins Total Time 26 mins Course Soup Cuisine Filipino Servings 4

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 2-3 cups chicken shredded (cooked)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock organic
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 3 cups peeled noodle carrots
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped (optional)

Instructions 

  • Heat pot to medium high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Fry until the garlic becomes brown. Then, add the onions and ginger.
  • After 3-5 minutes, add the shredded chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  • After 3-5 minutes, add the chicken stock and celery. Bring soup to a boil.
  • Add the carrot noodles and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with cilantro and lemon or calamansi slices.

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Notes

* Make carrot noodles by peeling the carrot skin with a peeler. You can use a spiraler or noodler machine. Peel carrot noodles one inch from the base.

Try this healthy Filipino chicken Sotanghon soup with carrot noodles.

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Chicken Sotanghon Veggie Noodle Soup | Keto & Low Carb

Cook shredded chicken, carrot noodles, onion, celery, ginger, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a pot. Eat more vegetables by making this healthy Filipino chicken Sotanghon soup with carrot noodles. Keto, low-carb, and a one-pot recipe.

  • soup pot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 2-3 cups chicken (shredded (cooked))
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock (organic)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 3 cups peeled noodle carrots
  • 1 handful cilantro (chopped (optional))
  1. Heat pot to medium high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Fry until the garlic becomes brown. Then, add the onions and ginger.

  2. After 3-5 minutes, add the shredded chicken and season with salt and pepper.

  3. After 3-5 minutes, add the chicken stock and celery. Bring soup to a boil.

  4. Add the carrot noodles and cook for 3 minutes.

  5. Serve hot with cilantro and lemon or calamansi slices.

* Make carrot noodles by peeling the carrot skin with a peeler. You can use a spiraler or noodler machine. Peel carrot noodles one inch from the base.

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Ginataang Kalabasa | Coconut Squash Soup

Cook this traditional Filipino vegetable stew, ginataang kalabasa with squash, coconut milk, green beans, onions, and olive oil. Season with curry, black pepper, and salt.

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Create this heart healthy and traditional Filipino recipe. Cook olive oil, onions, green beans, squash, coconut milk, curry powder, and squash all in one pot. Add brown or wild rice!

Total Time 15 mins Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup Cuisine Filipino Servings 4

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 3-5 cups squash (small size or half a regular size squash) 1 inch cubed acorn or kabocha
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk or 1 1/2 cup ultra pasteurized whole milk*
  • 2-3 cups green beans cut each approx. 1 1/2 inches in length

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp curry powder

Instructions 

  • Heat soup pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add squash and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper. Add water and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, beans, and coconut milk. Boil for 3 minutes and turn off heat.

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Notes

Omit shrimp for a vegetarian option. Add wild or brown rice.  *sub coconut milk with ultra-pasteurized whole milk (I used lactose free). Squash boils for about 7-10 minutes. “Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp take about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium size are done in about 3 to 4 minutes.” source  Let me know if you tried heavy cream or other squash varieties! Keyword bell pepper, coconut milk, curry powder, olive oil, onion, red pepper powder, salt, squash, turmeric

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Benefits of Eating Squash

Eat squash to reduce blood high pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes risk. source: Harvard School of Public health

Try butternut squash to lose weight as it contains “half the amount of carbohydrate of a sweet potato”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Consume squash to maintain blood sugar levels and “prevent … [it] from rising”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Enjoy this Creamy Squash Soup for Heart Health + Vegetarian Option!

XOXO,

Bianca

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

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Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

  • olive oil (extra virgin is the most heart healthy) source: Healthline
  • onions
  • green beans
  • organic coconut milk (sub ultra pasteurized milk)
  • squash (acorn or kabocha)
  • shrimp

Seasonings

  • salt
  • pepper
  • curry powder (sub half turmeric and half red pepper powder)

Creamy Squash Soup Vegetarian Option

Omit shrimp for a healthy vegetarian option.

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Create this heart healthy and traditional Filipino recipe. Cook olive oil, onions, green beans, squash, coconut milk, curry powder, and squash all in one pot. Add brown or wild rice!

  • soup pot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 3-5 cups squash (small size or half a regular size squash) (1 inch cubed acorn or kabocha)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk (or 1 1/2 cup ultra pasteurized whole milk*)
  • 2-3 cups green beans (cut each approx. 1 1/2 inches in length)

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  1. Heat soup pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.

  2. Add squash and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper. Add water and boil for 5-7 minutes.

  3. Add shrimp, beans, and coconut milk. Boil for 3 minutes and turn off heat.

Omit shrimp for a vegetarian option.

Add wild or brown rice. 

*sub coconut milk with ultra-pasteurized whole milk (I used lactose free).

Squash boils for about 7-10 minutes.

“Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp take about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium size are done in about 3 to 4 minutes.” source 

Let me know if you tried heavy cream or other squash varieties!

Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Filipino
bell pepper, coconut milk, curry powder, olive oil, onion, red pepper powder, salt, squash, turmeric


Carolina Gold Tofu

Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 50 mins Course Main Course, Side Dish Servings 2

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients  

  • 1/3 cup olive oil or canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Trader Joe’s Carolina Gold sauce add more or less depending on your preference

Instructions 

  • Heat skillet to medium low-high*. Coat bottom of pan with oil.
  • Wash and slice tofu into rectangles into about 1/4 of an inch. Dry tofu on paper towel.
  • Add salt and pepper to tofu.
  • Carefully fry tofu in pan until one side is golden brown. Flip tofu and cook the other side until golden brown.**
  • Coat tofu with Trader Joe’s Carolina Gold sauce. Cook for additional 5-10 minutes or until sauce has caramelized. Repeat process for other side.
  • Remove tofu from skillet. Serve tofu with fresh vegetables and rice.

Notes

*If using canola oil or vegetable oil, heat skillet to medium high. **Cook times vary: If using olive oil, cook one side for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side for 10 minutes. If using canola or vegetable oil, cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 10 minutes. 

Keyword glazed, olive oil, pepper, salt, tofu, trader joes

Trader Joe’s Inspired Golden Glazed Tofu

Make glazed tofu with Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce. Use olive oil, tofu, salt, pepper, and Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce to make this easy recipe. Serve with fresh vegetables and rice.

  • skillet
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or canola oil or vegetable oil)
  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce (add more or less depending on your preference)
  1. Heat skillet to medium low-high*. Coat bottom of pan with oil.

  2. Wash and slice tofu into rectangles into about 1/4 of an inch. Dry tofu on paper towel.

  3. Add salt and pepper to tofu.

  4. Carefully fry tofu in pan until one side is golden brown. Flip tofu and cook the other side until golden brown.**

  5. Coat tofu with Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce. Cook for additional 5-10 minutes or until sauce has caramelized. Repeat process for other side.

  6. Remove tofu from skillet. Serve tofu with fresh vegetables and rice.

*If using canola oil or vegetable oil, heat skillet to medium high.

**Cook times vary: If using olive oil, cook one side for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side for 10 minutes. If using canola or vegetable oil, cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 10 minutes. 

Frying tofu is chaotic sometimes. Cook times vary because of varying oils and heat settings. I used olive oil in this recipe to keep it healthy. I also did not deep fry the tofu for the same reason. Cook the tofu however you want it. The rule of thumb is to cook it until golden brown. 

 

Main Course, Side Dish
glazed, olive oil, pepper, salt, tofu, trader joes


Mama’s Veggie Garden Pizza

A veggie lover’s delight pizza with mushrooms, a rich soy cheese, and tomatoes. Bake it with your favorite pizza bread of choice.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz soy cheese or almond cheese alternative
  • 1 pizza bread
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tomato, seeds removed
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup mushrooms halved
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F or follow the temperature in the pizza bread instructions.
  2. Brush pizza pan with olive oil and place pizza bread. Pour tomato sauce and coat with soy cheese Add all ingredients and pop it into the oven!
  3. Bake it for 15-20 minutes, until the crust is golden brown, or bake according to pizza bread’s directions

Avocado Toast

6 Ingredients

  • 2 slices of multigrain bread (or whole wheat)
  • 1 avocado 🥑
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste

Directions

1. Toast bread. Meanwhile, slice avocado and spoon into a bowl.

2. Use a lemon squeezer to extract lemon juice.

3. Barely mash avocado and combine with lemon juice, salt, red and black peppers.

Add avocado spread to hot toast. 

Draw lines on avocado spread and sprinkle with additional black and red pepper flakes with tip of fork.