Cooking Up a Storm 2016


Since 2014 I have not tackled a full day of cooking. However, recently after moving to the country, getting home later and working out in the evenings it is harder and harder to get a healthy meal in. A friend recently made some frozen slow cooker meals which gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get this done!

There were several recipes that I made last time that I would make again...these were the 2 I DIDN'T like:


Chicken Marrakesh - found it too sweet with the sweet potatoes

 Tequila Lime Pork Tenderloin  - Just didn't like the flavours...maybe it was paired with something else properly like tacos or something...but wasn't a fan.

The rest were really good, but didn't re-make them all so I could try some new recipes.

Remakes from 2014 -

 Chicken Tortilla Soup - added black beans and green chilies (Tripled the recipe) - Add shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream on top at time of serving.

 (made 3 packages)

 Mongolian Beef  - no changes - SOOO GOOOD! I cook rice and broccoli that evening. I break apart the beef and add the broccoli folding into the sauce. Serve over rice.

 (made 2 packages)

  Pineapple Salsa Chicken- no changes

 (made 3 packages with 5 chicken breasts each). Super easy to make even without freezing it! 3 ingredients make it yummy and easy!


I also made 5 bags of cooked ground beef. 3 of which were seasoned with Taco seasoning to easily pull out and make tacos or Taco Casserole


New recipes - haven't tried yet!

 Coconut Basil Chicken - The mixture of smells were amazing...cant wait to try this one! Made as directed

 (2 packages of 5 chicken breasts)


Chorizo Spiced Pulled Pork  - Made as directed

 (2 bags with 1.5 large pork tenderloins)


Sausage and Gnocchi Soup - Made as directed. Add Gnocchi when cooking.

 (3 packages)


Mushroom Stroganoff - I added 2 cut up chicken breasts as well in order add some additional protein

 (3 packages)


Pork Paprikash  - This is another one where the ingredients were surprising me, looking forward to trying it. Made it as directed.

 (3 packages with 1.5 large pork tenderloins)


Moroccan Lentil Stew- I wanted a vegetarian dish in case the neighbours or my niece came over! The kale was an interesting addition (never cooked with kale before). Will be interesting to try!

 (2 packages)


Chicken Caccaitore with Mushrooms- Not a fan of olives, so I will eliminate those from the recipe when cooking. .

 (2 packages)