Today I’m going to keep it short and sweet and give you my recipe for Hamburger Soup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
6-8 cups beef broth ( depending if you like a chunkier soup or more liquid)
1- 28oz can diced tomatoes(don’t drain)
1-19 oz can black beans rinced and well drained
3 tbsp tomato pasta
2 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups mixed frozen veggies ( I like the carrot, pea, corn mixture instead of the ones with brocoli and cauliflower)
In a medium to large soup pot add oil and heat on medium. Add in the ground beef, celery and onions, cook till ground beef is browned. Then add the remaining ingredients. Bring to boil then turn heat down and simmer 15-20 minutes.
This recipe makes quite a bit of soup so you can either half the recipe or have some containers to freeze leftovers for a busy day.
My husband and I recently went on a date and it was terrible. Now my date was amazing but the restaurant was terrible. So when we got home my husband did some searching and found this website http://www.healthspace.ca/fha/food
When you look on the website you can see how well the restaurants score. I have to say I was pretty grossed out with most of the reviews. So for the next little while we will be eating at home. I’m sure that there are review sites just like this one wherever you live. The thing that shocked me the most is that some of these restaurants are still open and serving people when they have reports of not having food safety knowledge, rodent and pest infestations, improper food storage and dirty equipment. What in the world does it take for a restaurant to shut down?
Thankfully I love cooking and will be making my favourites in the kitchen. It was kind of a blessing to find out just how gross the restaurants are. Now I can cook my meals reduce some of the deep frying and fat involved in most restaurant dishes and add a ton of veggies to my food.
I seem to be all mixed up in my days because of Veterans day being a holiday here and forgot to make a meatless Monday dish. But I did make some home made Sloppy Joe’s and served it on spinach. Truth be told I was suppose to cook some biscuits but forgot. I also forgot to take a picture but trust me you will want to make this recipe over and over again for your family.
Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix
Cooking Time – 10-20 minutes depending how thick you like the mix
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp minced onion(dehydrated onions)
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp mustard
- 2 1/2 Tbsp vinegar
Mix brown sugar, onion. paprika, cumin and garlic powder set aside. Brown ground beef. Add tomato sauce, water, vinegar and mustard and stir. Add the spices and mix. Bring to a boil then simmer until desired thickness. I like my sloppy joe to be quite thick so I tend to simmer it for 15 minutes or longer. And your done. This recipe serves 4.
You can serve this mixture on biscuits, rice, spinach, salad, toast….my youngest has even requested it on a frozen waffle lol. I’ve used leftovers to make naan bread sloppy joe pizza. Enjoy!
This recipe came together without really thinking about anything except I have some leftover beef fajitas that I cannot let go to waste. And I am glad that I took the time to make this omelette because it was amazing.
So what do you need to make this delicious recipe?
leftover crockpot fajitas (recipe on this post)
a hand full of baby spinach
Whisk your eggs in a bowl with some water. Cook at medium high heat in a non stick pan. While eggs are setting ( I can’t flip an omelette for the life of me so here’s a trick put a lid on your pan and your eggs will cook without having to flip them) reheat leftovers in microwave or in another pan. Add baby spinach. Fold omelette in half and serve. This recipe made enough for two people. If you want to make it for one simple decrease the amount of eggs and fajitas mix your reheating 🙂
This week has been a little crazy. I had day surgery on Tuesday and it threw off my whole schedule. I can’t workout for three weeks, I have to have a high fiber diet and I was in pain. Thank fully the pain has died down and I am starting to feel normal again. Since I was sore I really did want fast meals this week that didn’t require me standing in the kitchen for hours or even longer then 15 minutes really.
I was a little taken by surprise by the high fiber diet as I wasn’t warned prior to my appointment that I would have to eat a high fiber foods. Thankfully my husband took down a list of foods that I like and set out to the store while the kids slept. So you wanna know what I ate ? Well here’s what I ate and if there is a recipe I will attach the link.
Tuesday for lunch and supper I had a baked sweet potato. Once it was baked I topped it with canned refried beans and a little cheese. Put it back in the oven till it was all warmed.
Wednesday I didn’t want to look at a sweet potato at all. I had had my fill the day before. So for breakfast I had a big bowl of raisin bran. For lunch I wanted something that I could have leftovers and turn them into a few different things so I made these rice and beans.
I made rice and beans cause I could eat them as they are. Or I could put them in a tortilla with avocado and tomato. Or I could make a breakfast burrito by adding salsa, avocado, crumbled bacon and some shredded cheese to a tortilla. I even served it as a side to this beef stroganoff instead of having plain rice. As you can tell I made use of cooking a nice size batch of the beans and rice as to not have to cook a lot lol.
Another recipe I made this weekend was these delicious raisin bran muffins. These little gems are great for breakfast and you can reheat them beautifully in the oven. If you have a chance watch the video and he will give you the instructions to reheat them and store them. The recipe only makes 6 muffins. Honestly their so delicious I don’t know why you would only make 6 but you can easily double the recipe.
Tonight I’m making a simple roast chicken with roasted sweet potatoes. We also had take out one night.
Healthy and high fiber eating can be boring but I have to say I really enjoyed everything I ate this week. Oh I almost forgot my favourite snack of the week. I had Wasa Rye crackers topped with avocado. It was the best snack for when I was hungry and didin’t want to waste any time in the kitchen.
Now that we have talked about all the yummy food I’ve been eating lets talk about how I’m going to stay motivated to lose weight. I can’t workout till I get the ok from the Dr so I have to concentrate on my food. But I have been wanting to make a lbs lost and a lbs to lose jar for quite some time. Well I finally went to the dollar store got some pretty jars and marbles and started my jars. I think having a visual of what I lost vs what I have to lose will motivate me a lot. Hopefully you made it this far into my blog lol. But I’ve written enough for now and I’m off to have supper. Have a great night everyone!
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