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Tasty Thursday- My PF Chang Lettuce Wrap Copycat-S

We have decided to change Thursdays up every once in awhile. Today we have Tasty Thursday. On Tasty Thursdays, I’ll post one of my favorite recipes that I’ve created or tweaked and I encourage you to Try it for yourself!!!

My husband and I were given a gift card to PF Chang’s for Christmas and were finally able to go on a date! We loved the infamous lettuce wraps, so I came home and made my own version. Of course, you can tweak it to your liking, but this is now one of our new favorite meals!!! As you know my photo skills are not the best, inspite of having a professional photographer for a father in law, but you get the gist;)

Tasty Thursday- My PF Chang Lettuce Wrap Copycat-S
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ inch ginger root diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 T. Liquid Aminos
  • ½ c. chopped cashews or peanuts
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • butter lettuce leaves
  • hot mustard
Instructions
  1. In a med. pan, Satuee veggies in 1-2 T. coc oil until soft
  2. In a large skillet, Stir fry chicken tenderloins in 1-2 T. coc. oil, add ginger, garlic and soy sauce
  3. Break chicken with a spatula as it cooks
  4. Add sauteed veggies to chicken, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes on low heat
  5. In the meantime, wash butter leaves individually and pat dry with a paper towel
  6. Add nuts and sesame seeds to skillet
  7. To serve, spoon about ¼ c. of chicken and veggies onto the middle of a butter lettuce leaf, wrap up like a taco and enjoy!
Notes
*You can add hot mustard and soy sauce to your lettuce leaf before wrapping or make a dipping sauce with hot mustard and soy sauce. Unsweetened chili sauce would be a good addition as well;)

Up next week for Throwdown Thursday: Our favorite spring salads- We encourage you to participate and make your favorite salad recipe and share it. We’d be happy to feature it on our blog or link it up to your blog;)

Egg Roll in a Bowl- S, E, or FP

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Egg Roll in a Bowl- S, E, or FP
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil (or oil of your choice if you don’t have sesame, but the sesame really makes the dish!)
  • 1 lb. ground pork or beef (S) or lean ground turkey (E or FP)
  • 6 cups finely sliced cabbage (about 1 medium head)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (4g carbs per ¼ cup serving so fine for this S meal)
  • 1 medium onion
  • chopped 3 cloves garlic
  • finely chopped or minced 1 teaspoon ground ginger/ginger powder
  • (if you choose fresh ginger for this recipe, you'll need to use quite a bit and be sure it's grated/minced very fine; I love fresh, but ground really works better in this recipe)
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos (soy sauce alternative) or Bragg's Amino
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chicken Broth
  • Optional: 2-3 green onion stalks, finely chopped
  • Optional: ¼ tsp red pepper flakes adds a nice kick!
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground pork (or beef) in large frying pan until fully cooked.
  2. Turn heat to medium-high and add chopped onion (not the green onions yet) and sesame oil, increase heat to lightly brown the onions.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger and aminos and add to pan, and then immediately add the sliced cabbage and stir.
  4. Cook for a few minutes, stirring often, so that it doesn't burn and so all cabbage slightly wilts and reduces in size.
  5. Then add shredded carrots and cook for another few minutes.
  6. Turn off heat, add chopped green onions, salt and black pepper to taste, stir one last time and serve warm.
  7. Same great taste you’ll get in an eggroll, minus the deep fried wrapper, so MUCH healthier!
Notes
To make it E: Use extra lean meat instead (like 99% lean ground turkey, or skinless chicken breast - ground, chopped, or shredded) and because of the lack of juiciness (fat) from the meat, add ¼ cup of fat-free chicken stock (or water). To make it E: You may want to also add a bit more of the aminos and ginger, and feel free to add extra carrots too! Serve over brown rice. To make it FP: Use extra lean meat instead (like 99% lean ground turkey, or skinless chicken breast - ground, chopped, or shredded) and because of the lack of juiciness (fat) from the meat, add ¼ cup of fat-free chicken stock (or water). You may want to also add a bit more of the aminos and ginger. However, with the above said, it's by far best as S using ground pork (not sausage!) or ground beef. ENJOY!

by Diana Rodbourn Brown 1 lb ground pork/beef in a large frying pan. Turn heat to med-high. Add 1 med. chopped onion & 2 tsp. sesame oil, increase heat to lightly brown onions. Mix together 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp. ginger powder and 1/4 c. aminos and add. Stir in 6 c. shredded cabbage. Cook for a few minutes, stirring often. Add 1 c. shredded carrots and cook another few minutes. Turn off heat, Add 2 finely chopped gr. onion stalks, and salt and pepper to taste and serve warm.