My husband’s favorite fast food is Panda Express. Yeah, what can ya do.
So you can imagine my dismay, but also my resolution to make something similar but healthy!
Well, I have tried many a recipe and nothing has come close…
So I took it upon myself to create my own recipe!
Did it turn out? Definitely. Does it taste just like Panda Express? Okay, no it doesn’t. I blame the MSG.
So when we ate it for dinner I told him it was Asian chicken so as not to give him false hope. But here’s the winner-he gave it’s a couple bites and then mentioned, “hey this tastes like orange chicken”! Panda Express? No. I asked him if he would eat it again and he assured me he would. He further mentioned how much he enjoyed it. So folks, this might be a recipe to at least stave off the panda express cravings!
1 green pepper
3 mandarin oranges
Peeling (washed well!) of 1 orange
1.5 c chicken/vegetable broth
3 t nutritional yeast
2 T stevia (added at the end, if cooking)
2 t garlic powder
1/4 c braggs liq aminos
2 inch fresh ginger root
1 T coconut oil
1 t ACV
*(It turned out a little more runny than I wanted, so I added a tablespoon of chia seeds…)
BLEND! (To me this is always the answer…fast, and easy cleanup!)
~I then simmered my husbands share for about 20 minutes.
~I ate mine raw, over salad.
Of course I did try some of my husbands, which was just a little bit sweeter, from being cooked.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
1 cauliflower head
1 c peas
1/2 c corn
1/2 c diced carrots
1/2 c liq aminos
1 T ACV
1/4 c sesame seeds
1 T garlic powder
*(optional: scrambled eggs)
-chop up cauliflower into smallish pieces, and then in little increments place into the blender to make a rice-like texture.
-then simply combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and (if time permits) let marinate for at least a half hour.
NOTE: this makes quite a bit, so if you are not looking to eat quite a bit of rice and have some leftovers, you might want to half the ingredients.
~I didn’t heat mine, but I cooked the hubbies eggs and added in the ‘rice’ towards the end.
~I also cooked some organic free-range chicken in some sauce for him.
In all, this took me about 40 minutes from start to finish (with a baby on my hip, so you could probably shave off a few minutes)
Will I make it again?? A most definite yes!! It was delicious!