Leftovers... Taco Stir-fry

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 I love homemade leftovers!  I especially love that leftovers take only minutes to whip up and generally have more flavour (the spices have time to really soak into the food.)  I recently posted a yummy dish from some leftover bean tacos, and I had many people asking about the recipe so I decided to share.  It is one of the easiest recipes I make and a top favourite.  On round one, I ate the taco mixture with lettuce wraps while my boyfriend ate it with sprouted whole wheat wraps with mustard.  On round two (the night of left overs), I heated the taco beans and peppers in a pan with handfuls of spinach.  Both nights were delicious but if I had to pick, it would be leftovers for sure!

For the taco powder, I generally use my own spice mixture, however, when I'm all out I use an organic mixture from simply organics.  I find that this brand uses more quality ingredients than the typical taco powder, and more nutrients is always my goal!  Here's the recipe and I hope you all enjoy!  

Taco Stir-fry

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper 
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 package of taco seasoning (add more if desired)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • water 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Thinly slice the peppers and onion long.
  2. Sauté them in a pan on medium with a bit of water till slightly soft,  (just a couple of minutes) add a bit more water when needed so it doesn't burn to the pan but don't add to much water to make it soggy.
  3. Add the beans spinach and taco seasoning and continue to sauté till warm.
  4. Eat as is, or as a taco with a lettuce wrap or wrap of your choice. 
  5. ENJOY and of course, keep some left overs for the following day, the flavours are always better. 

NOTES:

Nutritional values based per serving.

calories

175

fat (grams)

.7

carbs (grams)

28.4

protein (grams)

9.7

sugar (grams)

6.7
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Carrot Noodle Stir-Fry

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Carrot noodles are quick, easy and they're a great alternative to using wheat pasta.  This stir-fry is made for someone who loves spice however, it's very easy to remove the hot peppers and keep it at a more neutral taste. 

If your looking at reducing your grain intake or looking to increase your vegetable intake,  grating and cutting your vegetables into different shapes will help keep them exciting and enjoyable.  I find it even changes the taste and texture when you change the way you cut the vegetables.  

When your making these noodles, I suggest using the same tool you use to peel the outside of the carrot.  Once you've cleaned away all the outside, just continue shaving the carrot with long strokes and you will end up with lots of beautiful carrot noodles. 

Bon Appétit 

Carrot Noodle Stir-Fry

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 cups carrot noodles
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lime (1/4 cup juice)
  • 1/2 hot pepper (chopped very small)
  • dash of salt and pepper 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Grate your carrot noodles, cut all your other vegetables, set aside and use as needed. 
  2. Mix onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic in a large frying pan or wok and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients (except hemp hearts and cashews).
  4. Continue cooking on medium to low heat and stirring occasionally until noodles are cooked (but not mushy).  This should take from 10-15 minutes.
  5. Taste test and if it's not spicy enough for your taste buds, add more. 
  6. Once it's cooked, stir in hemp hearts and cashews, serve and enjoy! 

notes

*Nutritional values are per serving.
*Caution of hot peppers, they can be dangerously hot.  Add a few little pieces at a time and continue to add until you have your desired heat.

calories

234

fat (grams)

14.3

carbs (grams)

23.2

protein (grams)

7.3

sugar (grams)

8.2
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