Eggroll in a Bowl

This is a delicious and somewhat healthy dinner.

              • 1/2 Green Cabbage sliced thin
              • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper small diced
              • 1 Yellow Onion diced
              • 4 Green Onions sliced
              • 8 Mushrooms sliced
              • 1 lb Ground Chicken
              • Salt to taste
              • Pepper to taste
              • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
              • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Video
              • Garlic to taste
              • 2 TBS Soy Sauce (Can use liquid aminos too)
              • 1 TBS Raw Honey
              • Canola Oil to fry (Optional)
              • Puff Pastry (Optional)

Start by cutting up all of your veg. Create a marinade with the soy sauce, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and garlic, also to the marinade whisk in 1/4 cup of water.

Pour that over all of the cut up veg, toss until everything is combined, and set aside in the fridge for no less than 4 hours, ideally overnight.

After everything has marinated throw it in a wok over medium high heat. A regular pan with high sides works too.

In a saute pan cook up the ground chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. 

Once the chicken is cooked, combine everything together.


P.S. Feel free to add ginger to this, I personally can’t stand it. xo

P.P.S. I took puff pastry, fried it in canola oil, and added it to the top for an added flaky crispy crunch!

Veggie Taco Bake

Being laid off means going back to my roots of making do with what we have. This means making food stretch! You can make this with whatever veggies you have or whatever you find in the produce department on sale.

  • 2 Green Zucchini 1lb @ $2.00
  • 1 Yellow Squash 0.5lb @ $1.00
  • 2 Medium Yellow Onions @ $0.35 each $0.70
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper $1.00
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper $1.00
  • 1 Bone-in Chicken Breast $1.72 (I used the bone to make a simple stock)
  • 1 Can Black Beans $0.89
  • 1 Can Fire Roasted Corn $1.25
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes $0.59
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Taco Cheese $0.50
  • Taco Seasoning Packet $1.00
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic

Total $11.65 for 6 servings

$1.94 per serving

Josh highly recommends topping this with crunched up corn chips and sour cream!

I also recommend waiting until you can find zucchini on sale, that was a big cost of this recipe. This recipe can easily be turned into a vegetarian one…just take out the chicken!

I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe so I didn’t take pictures through the process. But…I cut up all of the veggies, started with the peppers and onions in a large cast iron skillet. Sauteed them, added the cut up zucchinis and chicken. Seasoned everything. Then put the tomatoes, corn, and beans in. Topped it with a thin layer of shredded cheese and popped it in the oven at 350°F for 20 minutes.

It was so good!



Easy Sangria

Typically I would go the more difficult path of making the juices myself, doing lots of muddling, and using a dry wine…but I wanted easy and quick. So here’s that recipe.


1 Navel Orange
20 Green Grapes
1 Lime
1 Lemon
1 Green Apple


2/3 Cup Simply Peach
1/3 Cup Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade
1 2/3 Cups Minute Maid Light Fruit Punch


1 Cup Peach Brandy
2 Cups Banty Red Sweet Red Wine
First thing’s first, cut the fruit, I cut the grapes in half, everything else gets sliced. Place into a glass pitcher, or a plastic pitcher, I don’t judge. Measure out the juices and the al-cha-mahals. Use the handle side of a wooden spoon to smoosh and stir everything together.

Stick that in the fridge for anywhere from 2 hours to overnight, you want everything to marinate together and be totally scrumptiously yummy.
If you are planning on making this for a party, I would at least triple the amounts of everything.

My Coffee Bar

This is my little safe haven…it cost 1/3 of my closet hanging space but it was well worth it to have a place of respite and caffeine. Oh precious caffeine. I do cold brew, my bodum is currently in the fridge soaking in ground espresso, . Plus cube storage, which is great for all of my shaker cups, yeti’s, and fabric bins full of things that don’t fit into my dresser.

This works perfectly since I have such a small space to work with.

  • Rose Gold Wire Baskets: Walmart $3.46
  • Tiny Mugs: Walmart $0.94
  • Floating Shelves Espresso Finish: Amazon $16.99
  • Square Floating Shelves Espresso Finish: Amazon $18.99
  • Fake Succulent: Target from the dollar section
  • Fabric Cube Organizers: Target $5.00
  • Letter board from HomeGoods but here is a similar one: Target $12.99
  •  Highly Caffeinated and Wildly Ambitious Sign from HomeGoods
  • 6 Cube Organizer: Walmart $29.00
  • Tall Glass Air Tight Jar: Similar one from Amazon $10.99


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