I have spent a lot of time painting and cooking over the pandemic and been saving my favourite recipes on Pinterest along the way. I love to trying out recipes I find online, but I usually end up making some sort of substitution or change because I’m missing some of the ingredients or to suit my preference. Because of this, I decided to create a recipe book! This way I can have my favourite recipes accessible to me at all times and I won’t forget how I made each recipe. Plus it gives me the chance to work on my food illustrations, so it’s a win win!
I’ve mostly been following existing recipes from other blogs, (which I’ll be sure to link!) but eventually I would like to focus more on making recipes of my own.
Most of the recipes that I’ll be putting in this book will be dinner recipes, with an emphasis on what’s healthy, quick and simple to make. As a student, I know that it’s tempting and a lot easier to make instant noodles, but I think that cooking is such a useful skill to have, and I’m determined to show that you don’t have to compromise on health in order to enjoy a tasty meal!
I added a little less sugar and soy sauce than the original recipe required, but it still turned out to be very flavourful!
So without further ado, here’s the first page and recipe from my recipe book:
Ground Turkey Teriyaki Bowl (Originally from: https://www.yellowblissroad.com/teriyaki-turkey-rice-bowl/)
*Serves 4-6 people
- First, put rice to cook using a rice cooker.
- Next, make the sauce. In a bowl put 1/2 cup water, 1/4 soy sauce, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp flour/cornstarch, and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar/red wine vinegar. Cut up 2-3 cloves of garlic and add to the sauce.
- Heat sauce over medium/high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, then set aside.
- Using the same pan, add a bit of oil and 1/2 onion and cook on medium heat. Then add two packages (1 pound) of ground turkey.
- While the ground turkey is cooking, peel 2/3 carrots and cut them into small pieces and add them to the turkey while it’s still cooking.
- In a small pot, add water to boil for frozen broccoli. If you have any other vegetables lying around, feel free to add those! I added one bell pepper.
- Once the water is boiling, add about a cup or so of frozen broccoli. Cook for 3-4 minutes. (I personally like the broccoli when it’s on the crunchier side)
- Finally, cut the broccoli and add to the turkey and vegetable mixture.
- Add the sauce and let it cook for another few minutes or until turkey is completely cooked.
- Serve over rice and enjoy!