We live in a fast paced world. I’m constantly splitting my time between work and school. (I’m still seeking to master that one) However, my point is that the times have changed. The family dinner is a dying breed, if not already extinct. We have too many things that garner our attention; we are too busy looking at the latest tweet, the hot new post on Instagram or sharing our opinion on the latest events on Facebook. Everything nowadays seems to move at the tap of a screen; the touch of a button.
This breakneck pace however isn’t for everyone. Taking a little bit of time in this modern world is a rather unappreciated thing and this is why I want to make an appeal to you, my readers. Start to reclaim your day; you will feel more in control of yourself and the happenings of your life. Re-learn how to put the focus on you, on what you want and on where you want to be. Take care of yourself physically and mentally. It won’t be easy as you could be sucked back into the hustle and bustle of the world at anytime. Take small steps, and what better place to begin than with your nutrition! Ditch the fast food for a day and try cooking a meal for yourself. I’ll even help you by sharing a recipe with you for an easy to make Red Bean Chow-Mein Carbonara that’ll blow your socks off. Come on, you have nothing to lose and a great meal to gain. Let’s give it a try.
- 8 ounces uncooked chow-mein
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- 4 slices turkey bacon
- ½ cup onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup red beans
- 1 extra large egg
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ⅛ tsp cayenne
- ¼ tsp salt
- Cook the pasta until al-dente. This usually takes about 6 minutes.
- Meanwhile add turkey bacon to a large saucepan. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side until it is cooked through and crispy. Remove from the pan and place on paper towels. Do not drain the grease from the pan.
- Add oil and onion to the pan the bacon was in and cook over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes or until tender.
- Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
- Microwave the beans for about 2 mins.
- Turn off the heat and stir in beans.
- Chop up the turkey bacon and add it back to the pan with the onion.
- When pasta has finished cooking add it to the pan with the bacon and onion mixture.
- Immediately add in the egg and gently toss to combine.
- Stir in milk and lemon juice.
- Add in cheese, oregano, cayenne, and salt. Serve immediately