Posts Tagged ‘Soy Sauce’

Lentil and Ham Salad

Overdid it on the sugar this Halloween?

Surprisingly, I didn’t eat any sweets. My birthday, however, was a different story (waaay too many birthday cakes). And so…

time for a detox salad!

Simple, yet tasty and filling 🙂

Lentil and Ham Salad

Lentil and Ham Salad


1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp minced garlic


1 and 1/2 cups precooked ham, cubed

1 cup brown lentils

1 head romaine lettuce, shredded with kitchen shears

2 cups fresh spinach leaves

3 cups of broccoli, chopped into florets (before steaming)

1/4 cup fresh red rubin basil, shredded (regular basil works too)

1/2 onion, finely chopped


In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, oil, garlic, and pepper. Place ham in a container and drizzle soy sauce mixture over it. Place in fridge and let sit for at least 1 hour.

Meanwhile, pick over and rinse lentils. Cook lentils according to box instructions. Set aside and let cool.

In a serving bowl, combine lettuce, spinach, steamed broccoli, basil, and onions. Add in lentils. Top with ham and soy sauce mixture. Toss altogether before serving.


Sesame Broccoli and Carrot Stir Fry

For the next week, I’m going to be “housesitting.” This means I’m living at someone’s house while they’re away on vacation. I’ve done this so many times that I feel like this house is my second home. Unfortunately, the house is a little far away from where I live, meaning I’m in complete isolation most days.

Thank you gas prices.

It also means that I have ample amount of time to experiment in the kitchen. Yesturday, I made a whole bunch of snacks and treats (recipes to come after some slight adjustments). This meant that by dinnertime, I wasn’t really hungry. Not to mention, I only had random food at hand. As a result, I decided to make a quick stir fry.

The awesome thing about stir fry is that there’s so many options. In fact, I feel kinda bad about posting this cause I don‘t really consider this a recipe as much as just a side dish idea. However, it turned out so good that I figured it might be useful if someone needs a last-minute food inspiration.

Note: If you want it as a main dish, I recommend adding more veggies or some chicken or shrimp.

Sesame Broccoli and Carrot Stir Fry

Sesame Broccoli and Carrot Stir Fry 


1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 head of broccoli, chopped

1 and 1/2 cups carrots, sliced

1/4 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

2 tbsp soy sauce

1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms

2 tsp sesame seeds



Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-low heat. Add in garlic and sauté for 4 minutes. Mix in broccoli, carrots, curry powder and pepper flakes. Cover with a lid and let cook for 5 minutes, mixing every minute or so. Stir in soy sauce and place lid back on. Cook for 12 minutes, again mixing every so often. Add in mushrooms, sesame seeds, and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes before serving.