Mar 30, 2012

Beef Stroganoff (Slow Cooker)


  • 1 pound cubed beef stew meat
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed golden mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 beef bullion cube
  • 1/2 pack of onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 ounces cream cheese


  1. In a slow cooker, combine the meat, soup, onion, Worcestershire sauce and water.
  2. Cook on Low setting for 8 hours, or on High setting for about 5 hours. 
  3. Stir in cream cheese just before serving

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 376 | Total Fat: 27.3g | Cholesterol: 97mg

Mina's Notes/Suggestions : 

- I found this recipe a touch salty, I plan to skip the bullion cube next time I make it. 
- I also used less cream cheese and also added sour cream for extra tang
- I decided to add some sauteed mushrooms about 1/2 hour before serving. They really help soak up any extra liquid
- Of course, serve over buttered egg noodles

Happy Eating! <3

Easy Indian Butter Chicken

I can't begin to explain how easy this is...honestly, a child (9-10 yrs) could do this..
So if you like indian food, or perhaps you're looking to experiment with something new, butter chicken is always the least intimidating thing in indian cuisine. It's a light flavour, doesn't taste aggressively of curry, its a tomato based's great! I love it :)



- 2-3 medium sized chicken breasts
- 1 bottle of butter chicken sauce of your choice
- frozen peas (if desired)


Cut up your chicken into small pieces (I used boneless thighs this time because it's what I had in the house)

brown with a bit of oil and season lightly with salt and pepper

Chicken should look like this in about 5 -7 minutes. Were browning, not cooking through

Add the entire jar of sauce and feel free to put a little water or milk in the jar and shake it up to get the rest off the sides :)

simmer for about 15-20 minutes and in the last 5 mins add frozen peas or any other frozen veggie of your choice (I also added some fresh parsley)

Serve over rice :)

Happy Eating! <3

Mar 27, 2012

Chocolate Kiwi Pops!

NEED to try this! 

Todays Lunch

consists of Chicken Soup (from a can because I'm lazy), a slice of fresh Hallah bread w/ butter and a good chunk of parmigiano cheese :)

Happy Eating! <3

Mar 1, 2012

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This recipe looks UH-MAZING! and ridiculously easy!!! Can't wait to try it and I'm totally picking up some pumpkin in my next grocery order!!


Thai Pumpkin Soup
With a pumpkin and broth stash in your cabinet, you can make this soup faster than finding the number for delivery. Serves 4.
1 – 16 oz can pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp favorite curry paste (I use red or green)
2 ½ cups vegetable or chicken broth
Fresh chopped cilantro or mint (for garnish)
Mix all ingredients (except garnish) in saucepan until smooth. Simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, serve and garnish. Turn this soup into a complete meal by adding some protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu) and frozen vegetable mix like broccoli, cauliflower and carrots!
(74 calories, 2.5g fat, 12g carbs, 1.5g protein)