Teriyaki Stir Fry Noodles

2 tablespoons avocado oil
1/2 cup  reduced sodium tamari sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 package dried udon noodles, cooked according to directions on package (You can sub spaghetti noodles if you like)
1 frozen bag of asian stir fry vegetables (anything you want. we usually get one with edamame, red peppers, onions, broccoli, asparagus, water chestnuts, etc.
1 Tablespoon of sesame seeds

Add the oil to a medium/high heat pan.  Add cooked noodles and sear them along with the frozen stir fry veggies.  Seasoning everything with the garlic and onion powder and pepper.

In a separate boil mix together the tamari sauce, honey, and brown sugar.  Then pour on top of noodle mixture.  (If you want to be lazy skip mixing this in a bowl and just dump it on the noodle/veggie mixture)

Once the noodle/veggie mixture is seared to your liking, pour on sauce and sesame seeds and mix around.

You can also add some cooked diced chicken if you want.


Crock Pot Bowtie Casserole

Crock Pot Bowtie Casserole

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (15 o) can stewed tomatoes
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
5 oz. frozen spinach, thawed (can also use fresh spinach)
16 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.  Season with salt and pepper. Put in crock-pot and add tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, seasonings, spinach and cheeses. Cook for 6-7 hours on low. Season with salt and pepper to taste just before serving it over cooked pasta.

BBQ Boneless Chicken Thighs

Chicken Thighs
10 boneless chicken thighs
2 Tablespoons of avocado Oil
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder

Place avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Add the thighs and season them with the spices on one side.  When the first side is seared flip them and season the other side and sear for a few minutes.  Next place the BBQ sauce on top.  Cover the pan with a lid and simmer on low for 5-8 minutes until the chicken reaches a temperature of 165 degrees.  Serve immediately.

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

3/4 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
pinch of salt
2 garlic cloves minced

Combine all the ingredients over medium heat.  Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Use the sauce immediately or store in a jar in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.