Easy Asian Turkey Bowl

Easy Asian Turkey Bowl

Who else loves cooking but hates cooking!? (No I have not been drinking) Listen, I love food. I also am weird and love grocery stores. Like I could roam down the aisles looking at cool products, thinking up interesting ideas in my mind far longer than what’s probably considered normal. Actually, I legit used to do that in college. You have you’re Ramen..I’ll be over here by the bee pollen and fine cheeses. #wholefoodsismatherapy. Also, let’s clarify this is “leisure” shopping–NOT your Sunday, beat the church crowd, get trapped in Target parking lot, spend your day meal planning shopping. God knows I would WAY rather be spending my time in my sweats, catching up on Vanderpump Rules over a massive cup of coffee then doing that every week. BTW..this season is already ON POINT.


(Photo from E! Online—obsessed)

ANYWAY, my love hate relationship with cooking is similar to that of grocery shopping. Like, throw me in the kitchen to whip something up that’s creative, but easy; but tell me I need to cook a turkey, create a roux or chop up more than three items and I’ll probably LOL at you. For real, hosting Thanksgiving this year and my decision to cook a turkey—throwing that at the top of the bad ideas list. Why is there no exact timing as to when a turkey will be done cooking?! Literally never the same for anyone! #mysteriesoflife

So that brings me to why the first name of this blog is K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid/Smarty/Sexy –whatever leaves you the least offended) because that’s what I shoot for–and this recipe is no exception! We’ve already established the hubs has a palate with the refinery of a nine year old, so when I make something he “loves” you best know I’ll be publishing it!

Let me just preface this by saying I’m also the WORST recipe writer of all time. The measurements below are basically just estimates because..EASY people. Just dump a little more of everything here and there to your liking 🙂

Easy Asian Turkey Bowl

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Makes 4 Servings

For the Meat

  • 3-4 green onions (just the green portion)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • Dash of Coconut Aminos (can sub Soy Sauce or Tamari)

For the Sauce

  • 3/4 – 1 cup Coconut Aminos (or Soy Sauce or Tamari)
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • dash ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 tsp siracha
  • 1/4 tsp fish sauce (optional–it smells like foot but adds some real good flavor I swear)

Directions: Start with the sauce. Throw all ingredients into a bowl and whisk. Pour sauce into a small skillet and turn to medium heat. Once sauce is simmering, continue to simmer until it reaches a consistency similar to syrup (~10 min). While sauce is heating,  heat 1 tsp sesame oil over medium heat in a separate medium skillet. While your oil heats, chop your green onion.* Once medium skillet is hot, add ground turkey and break apart.  Once meat is almost cooked through, add onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper, sriracha and Coconut Aminos. Cook until no longer pink. Top meat with sauce and enjoy over rice, caulirice, rice noodles–whatever your heart desires. I also like to get a little fancy and throw in some easy Asian sauteed cabbage, more green onion, jalapeno, TJ’s green dragon hot sauce and approximately 47 handfuls of cilantro because #cilantroislife.

*TIP: Cut your green onion with a kitchen shears! LIFESAVING. It will save you SO much time and they’ll look all fancy and uniform.

Annnnnnd now how my food actually looks when I eat it 🙂 Smashed up into a hot mess of yum.

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Rice Krispies Treats for Breakfast

Rice Krispies Treats for Breakfast

So it snowed last night in the Twin Cities and let me just say, it’s a beaut Clark. What is not a beaut is that it had rained all day yesterday and THEN snowed, which essentially turned all roads and major highways into a giant ice skating rink.

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Listen, as a born and raised mid-westerner, it’s 100% true that we’re primed to take on the tundra-esque elements of winter in a vehicle–ANY vehicle. *Shout to my mom’s blue Chevy Nova that got us through the Halloween blizzard of 91’* And while also doing so with a friendly smile, a courteous wave and welcomed right of way—because MN nice don’t ya know. I’m actually not kidding when I say that. I tried driving in New York once and it was only then that I realized that what I ASSUMED was road rage (angry, judgy eyes and a potential profanity you can see someone whispering under their breathe) was clearly underestimating the term compared to what the rest of the country was doing (insert every profanity and threatening hand gesture here).


(Actual response from Sherman when asked how he feels about the snow)

ANYWAY, regardless, I was NOT about to risk my life pulling some vehicular Cirque du Soleil moves for 2 hours trying to get anywhere today, so thankfully I’m able to WFH. Also supes thankful because I, in turn, got to enjoy my coffee out of a mug AND with a side of Rice Krispie Treats. Ok, so maybe like a small bite because I’m trying this whole interesting carb backloading thing right now–that’s another day another post. BUT you best believe the hubs enjoyed and they’re going to be making a regular appearance around here.

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Friends…I bring you the ultimate (mostly) macro friendly, minimal ingredient, protein Rice Krispies Treats. Who DIDN’T (doesn’t ?) love these things?! Who’s thinking of their grandmother stirring up a pot of warm marshmallow goo right now? *raises hand* Or reminiscing on living off these things as an after school snack *raises both hands* Sit back, relax, allow your childhood nostalgic memories to set in and enjoy these babies without the guilt.  I’ll just leave this right here for you….

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Gluten Free Protein Rice Krispies Treats

Makes 12 bars (servings)

Directions: Put cereal and protein powder into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix honey and almond butter and heat until smooth (~ 10-15 seconds). Combine all ingredients into the large mixing bowl and gently mix until all combined. Press mixture into 8X8 baking dish lined with wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate or freeze until cooled and firm (at least one hour). Cut into 12 squares. House immediately.

Macros (per 1 bar) 20 C  7 P  6 F