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Quarantine Has Brought On A New Love For Cooking

Quarantine Has Brought On A New Love For Cooking

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Listen I can’t believe what I’m writing but I love cooking now. Quarantine Has Brought On A New Love For Cooking… Words I thought Id never knew say. I’m the person who use to eat fast food EVERYDAY and it was literally and figuratively killing me. So instead of doing what I wanted to do which was go home and cry (no bullshit) I decided that by any means necessary I’m gonna live.

Coronavirus​ Has Brought On A New Love For Cooking
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What I thought would was most helpful is that I bring you guys along the journey of me cooking. Plus it hold me accountable. I’ve been cooking my life but it wasn’t really something I enjoyed to do but I think now because I have to do it I’m learning to cook to fuel me, using food as medicine rather than toxins.

So every week you can expect a recipe from me that is going to be the latest in our food series which I titled XL Foodie. This weeks recipe comes from none other than FitMenCook. I didn’t come up with this one on my own I wish I did but I didn’t . Last week I purchased his app and I decided that I wanted to make a meal from it however in the decision making process Cindy decided that she was going to cook this meal and take the photos. Of course I didn’t object and got to enjoy it was a really good meal it was very low in salt as I instructed.

I did a lot of replacement so it could match my new eating style. So in this XL Foodie series I’m going to talk about all the replacements for the things I would normally eat.

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So as you can see I replaced the rice with quinoa .We also added a bunch of veggies so there is tomatoes, green beans, corn and carrots in this mix. I used the chicken thighs (all the chicken breast was gone at the time) I removed all the fat from the chicken. I also are used raw shrimp. It’s lower in cholesterol than cooked shrimp (I’m not sure why the cooked shrimp has extra ingredients I was confused like a motherfucker). Here’s a trick that I learned if you take the shrimp you put it in some water and let it sit for a while a lot of the salt will come out of the shrimp and you have less sodium intake. I really really really hope you guys enjoy this weeks blog and can’t wait to do more cooking.

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Ingredients

  • spray avocado oil
  • 1lb raw chicken breast, chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 raw jumbo shrimp, chopped into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup green onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, cold (I used rainbow quinoa)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup frozen peas & carrots
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon (black) sesame seeds
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