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Stir Fry with Rice Noodles Happy Hen Style

Tuesday, April 02, 2013



This makes one large serving - So adjust amounts to fit your needs... As I'm only eating one meal a day, and have two Green Smoothies the other two meals, this was perfect... I absolutely LOVE the Brown Rice Noodles in this dish... My inspiration for this dish, was day 2 of the Soy Challenge of the Virgin Diet I'm following... I found out yesterday, I don't like Miso!!! *LOL*

2 ounces Brown Rice Noodles (about 1/4 of a 8 oz. box)
2 TBS Olive Oil
3 Green Onions - sliced in half lengthwise, then sliced into 2" pieces
2 Cloves Garlic - sliced
4-6 Mushrooms - sliced
1/4 Red Bell Pepper - sliced
1/3 C Sugar Snap Peas
1 TBS Chinese Rice Wine
1 TBS Tamari
1 tsp Sesame Oil
10-12 Shrimp - Tail off, cooked, peeled & deveined (small 52-70 per 12 oz. bag)

Soak Rice Noodles in hot water for 6-8 minutes, drain

Heat Olive Oil in wok until hot

Stir fry Green Onions for 1 minute, then add Garlic for another 20 seconds or so.

Add Bell Pepper, Mushrooms and Sugar Snap Peas and stir fry about 2 minutes... You'll want them just a bit soft.

Add Rice Wine, Tamari and Sesame Oil, stir.

Add drained Rice Noodles and Shrimp. Continue to stir fry 2-4 minutes, until the shrimp is heated through.

Serve Tamari on the side to add as desired

  
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HAPPY_HEN 6/26/2013 6:50PM

    *LOL* Thanks - But trust me, the Stir Fry will taste much better than your screen!!! Thanks again for your comment. Hen

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MZKYNDLY 6/26/2013 5:48PM

    looks so good, i could have licked my screen :P

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HAPPY_HEN 6/19/2013 3:43PM

    That's one of the things I enjoy so much about this, is that I can take an old favorite and tweak it to suit my new healthy lifestyle. Have fun with it!!! emoticon

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HOMESTEADCHICK 6/19/2013 3:32PM

    Thank you. Trying new foods will make eating healthy an adventure.

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HAPPY_HEN 6/19/2013 2:39PM

    Don't feel bad, I had never heard of rice noodles before either, until I got on the Virgin Diet... This stir fry is the only thing I've used them in so far, and I've just heated water in the microwave for a few minutes, to just bring to a simmer and then took it out and put the rice noodles in the water and let set for 6 to 8 minutes... After that, it didn't take but a couple minutes in the wok, while the shrimp was heating through... I've tried the rice spaghetti and really like that too, when I'm in the mood for "'sketti". emoticon

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HOMESTEADCHICK 6/19/2013 12:47PM

    I've never used rice noodles. How do you know when they are ready? Are they like wheat noodles that are better a little al dente?

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HAPPY_HEN 5/29/2013 10:27PM

    I'm sure it would be just fine without it.

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BACKYARDER1 5/29/2013 9:28PM

    Looks good, I'd leave out the garlic..can't digest it.

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BOHEMIANCAT 4/3/2013 9:53AM

    Sounds good, but I too have to watch sodium intake. I am going to figure out how I can have some Asian food prepared at home, low sodium.
Linda

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HAPPY_HEN 4/2/2013 9:18PM

    Yes, there is the sodium issue... That's why I pretty much kept it to the 1 TBS minimum, but even so, it's a lot... After my Soy Challenge this week, I'll be making it without the Tamari... I never have been much of a Soy person... But don't get between me and my Garlic!!! *LOL*

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MAGGIEVAN 4/2/2013 8:09PM

    It is looking mouth watering. I love miso only thing is that we are using very little if any salt and nowadays the miso and soy sauces are way to salty for me. Keep on making delicious food. Your husband will bless you.

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Honey n Oats Green Smoothie

Monday, February 11, 2013

Please note - This recipe was created before I started the Virgin Diet, and is NOT Virgin friendly.

Honey n Oats Green Smoothie Happy Hen


2 cups Spinach - packed measure
1 1/2 cups Vanilla Almond Milk
1 cup Ice Cubes

1/2 frozen Peach - skinned & sliced
1/2 Banana - fresh or frozen

1/3 cup Whole Oats
1 TBS Raw Honey
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 TBS Flaxseed oil

Pack the Spinach in the blender, add the Milk and Ice and blend.

Add the Fruit and blend.

Add the Oats, Honey, Vanilla and Flaxseed oil and blend.



Makes one large serving.

  
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HAPPY_HEN 5/29/2013 10:26PM

    Actually, I don't use that one anymore, as the honey is way too much sugar for the program I'm following... That being said, fresh spinach is all I use... I got in a bind once and had to use frozen, and it was awful... With the fresh spinach, you can't even taste the spinach... With the frozen, there was an undertone of it.

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BACKYARDER1 5/29/2013 9:22PM

    Sounds very good, is the Spinach fresh or frozen?

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HAPPY_HEN 2/12/2013 12:58PM

    The oats do really well... The combination of them and the honey is wonderful.

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CHARLIE-B 2/12/2013 10:47AM

    That sounds really good. Just wondering how the oats do? Guess I'll have to try it to know.

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Peanut Butter and Honey Green Smoothie

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Please note - This recipe was created before I started the Virgin Diet, and is NOT Virgin friendly.

Peanut Butter and Honey Green Smoothie Hen

2 cups Spinach - packed measure
1 1/2 cups Vanilla Almond Milk
1 cup Ice Cubes

1/2 Banana - fresh or frozen
2 TBS Peanut Butter
1 TBS Raw Honey

1/3 cup Whole Oats

1 TBS Flaxseed oil

Pack the Spinach in the blender, add the Milk and Ice and blend.

Add the Banana, Peanut Butter & Honey and blend.

Add the Oats and blend.

Add the Flaxseed oil and blend.


Makes one large serving.

  
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HAPPY_HEN 2/9/2013 1:45PM

    I don't see why not... I often swap them around, just to get the nutty flavor of toasted ground flaxseed... That being said, the flaxseed oil does help the body absorb the nutrients of the greens.

Comment edited on: 2/9/2013 1:52:16 PM

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KEEP_GOING247 2/9/2013 1:30PM

    Going to try that tomorrow. sounds good. can I substitute the flaxseed oil for just ground flaxseed? emoticon

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TreadClimber

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

My TreadClimber has been assembled and is ready to go!!! I can see where it's gonna give me a great workout and tighten up my butt and thighs... Didn't really think I was out of shape, but after 5 minutes, I had to take a break... Of course, the fact that the sun is now shining on the side of the house where I've got it set up, didn't help... I'll probably do better first thing in the morning, when I usually do my workout, as it will be cooler.
Woo Hoo!!! I'm on my way!!!

  


Strawberry Rhubarb Green Smoothie

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Please note - This recipe was created before I started the Virgin Diet, and is NOT Virgin friendly.

This Green Smoothie is very refreshing and makes a great breakfast!!! - Happy Hen

2.5 Cups Spinach Leaves - Packed measure
1 Orange - Peeled and seeded
1 Cup Ice Water
1 medium Banana - Fresh or Frozen
1/2 Cup Frozen Rhubarb - Sliced
3 large Strawberries - or to equal a handful
1 TBS Flaxseed oil
Blend first three ingredients until completely smooth with no spinach bits.
Then add the fruit, pulsing between each one for easier blending, then add the flaxseed oil and blend well.

Makes 3.5 Cups

  
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MAGGIEVAN 2/6/2013 5:14PM

    Thank you. I won't add raw rubarb as it is too tart for me and I am a bit worried about the oxalic acid in it. I just Krill oil instead of fish oil so I won't add the flaxseeds but for the rest I often use those ingredients together. I just freeze my over ripe bananas and use those instead of ice water. Also I just mostly frozen berries in my smoothies. I am glad that you dont add agave or or syrups because I think that is an overkill of a really good smoothie. Thanks for sharing.

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