Tuna Salad Sandwiches

I used to hate canned tuna! Thought it tasted so nasty and thought the smell was even more nasty! Then I grew up and got over it! Tuna is pretty good for you, 10 grams of protein! I should eat it after I workout!  Course all the stuff I add to it probably isn’t good for you either! oh well makes it taste good! So that’s all that matters!

Recipe

  • 2 (7 ounce) cans solid white tuna (squeeze out excess moisture with hands)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small stalk celery, finely diced
  • 2 -3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise (can use full-fat mayonnaise)
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish (optional or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper (can use fresh ground black pepper)
  • seasoning salt (to taste or use white salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder (optional)
  • 2 -3 drops Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 4 -6 bread, slices
  • lettuce leaf
  • tomato, slices

1 Drain the tuna then hand-squeeze out any excess moisture; place in a bowl then flake with a fork.

2 Add in all remaining ingredients up to the Tabasco sauce; mix until well combined, adjusting all seasonings to suit taste.

3 Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours (more is even better!).

4 Divide onto bread slices with lettuce leaves and slices tomatoes.

5 Delicious!

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Who doesn’t like Chicken Noodle Soup? It’s that soup you have when you are sick, and the soup you eat when its cold outside. Ultimate comfort food!

Recipe

 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices

2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

4 fresh thyme sprigs

1 bay leaf

2 quarts chicken stock

8 ounces dried wide egg noodles

1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place a soup pot over medium heat and coat with the oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Cook and stir for about 6 minutes, until the vegetables are softened but not browned. Pour in the chicken stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Add the noodles and simmer for 5 minutes until tender. Fold in the chicken, and continue to simmer for another couple of minutes to heat through; season with salt and pepper.