Yellow Coconut Curry

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Yellow Coconut Curry

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One of my favorite dishes growing up has always been coconut yellow curry. Some people are intimidated by the spices, but it can actually be super simple and tasty. Here is my coconut curry  recipe! Enjoy

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Bottle of Rebbl Golden Milk ( Turmeric, Ginger, Coconut Milk) 
  • 1 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Chopped Basil 
  • 1/4 Cup of Bell Peppers 
  • 1/4 Cup of Green Peas
  • 1/4 Cup of Cooked Lentils 
  • 1/4 Cup of Cooked Golden Beets 
  • 1/4 Cup of Shredded Carrots 

Coconut Curry Paste:

  • 1 Knob of Ginger ( Skin Off) 
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic 
  • 2 Sticks of Lemongrass 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tomato Paste 
  • Handful of Fresh Coriander or Cilantro
  • 2 Tsp of Cumin Powder 
  • 2 Tablespoon of Curry Powder 
  • 2 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar or Lime Juice 
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INSTRUCTIONS: 

Food processed the paste, start pot on high with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, add in bell peppers, and veggies, slowly add in paste then coconut milk base. Keep stirring, add in salt and pepper to taste. Serve with jasmine rice or quinoa. Top with sprouts!

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GIVEAWAY!

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GIVEAWAY!

Some of you know my LOVE for Medicinal Mushrooms, and the understated healing benefits of adding them into our lifestyle. I have partnered with Om Mushrooms to give away $500 dollars worth of mushrooms to 3 different LUCKY WINNERS. 

3 RULES:

  • Follow Me on Instagram @CHARLESCHENTV
  • TAG a FRIEND
  • Comment Below Your Favorite Mushrooms!

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN 1 WEEK! Good Luck! 

 

 

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Coconut Mushroom Turmeric Zoodles

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Coconut Mushroom Turmeric Zoodles

I have been craving pasta lately but the weather has been super hot here in Los Angeles, I decided to swap out my regular pasta for ZOODLES! The key thing is to have an amazing sauce, here is my coconut turmeric sauce I made with Rebbl Golden Milk

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium zucchini & yellow squash
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic & ginger
  • 1/2 of diced onions 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 1/4 cup of seasonal mushrooms
  • 3 Tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast 
  • 2 Tablespoon of Liquid Aminos or Coconut Aminos 
  • 1 Tsp of Cumin & Coriander 
  • 1/2 Juice of Lemon 
  • 1 Whole Avocado 
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 bottle of Rebbl Golden Milk ( Turmeric) 
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt & Pepper to Taste 

BLEND wet ingredients for sauce, and sauté onions, mushrooms, and peas, add in zoodles and sauce, top with hemp seeds ENJOY! Cheese to top  is optional  

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Jicama Avocado Salad

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JICAMA is full of prebiotics ( aids digestion) , Fiber, Vitamin C and supports Heart Health. Here's my Yummy Avocado Jicama Salad. Ever try Jicama?

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 Cup Diced Jicama Slices
  • 1/4 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes 
  • 1/4 Cup of Cucumber 
  • 1 Whole Avocado Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 
  • 3 Teaspoon of Spice Mix ( Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt)
  • 1/2 Juice of Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoon of Sauerkraut 
  • Top with Sesame Seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix & ENJOY!

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Hilary's Kimchi Burgers

These Kimchi Burgers Hilary's Eat Well are super TASTY made with Millet, Probiotic Rich Fermented Veggies, Avocados, Served with My Homemade Paleo Hamburger Buns!  Hint of spice to kick it off, and it's plant based for all you wanting something lighter for the SUMMER

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Paleo Hamburger Bun
  • Slice of Tomato 
  • Romaine Leaf 
  • 2 Tablespoon of Kimchi 
  • 1/2 Avocado 
  • Drizzle Balsamic Glaze 
  • Pea Protein Mayo (Optional) 

INGREDIENTS:

Grill or Pan Sear the Kimchi Burger and serve with your favorite bun and veggies :)

I am doing a GIVEAWAY of Hilary's Eat Well burgers, leave a comment below of your FAVORITE burger and why???? Goodluck! Winners will be announced end of July!

 

 

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Paleo Bread

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Paleo Bread

I grew up eating lots of bread, it was my favorite thing to go to the bakery with my mom. Thankfully I figured out a way to make gluten free paleo bread. These taste so YUMMY!!! These are gluten free, and free of yeast!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 Cup of Cassava or Almond Flour
  • 4 Organic Eggs 
  • 3 Tablespoon of Psyllium Husk Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt 
  • 1/2 Cup of Organic Apple Sauce

Top Dough with Sesame Seeds (Optional) & Egg Wash 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven at 400F 
  2. Add in all ingredients into a dough, make sure there are no clumps
  3. Roll into 3-4 round buns, top with egg wash and sesame seeds
  4. Bake for 20-22 mins till golden brown, let it cool and eat!

 

 

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Green Tea Smoothie

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Green Tea Smoothie

I love having tea, but I also love smoothies in the morning. I figured out a way to get both nutrition in my morning smoothie! Green Tea Smoothie! I made this batch with my Teaforia Green Gen Maicha Tea, if you don't know what Gen Maicha is you are missing out. Traditionally brewed in Japan with roasted brown rice, this brings rich bold flavors and smokiness to your smoothie blend. Absolutely must try!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup of Teforia Genmaicha Tea
  • 1 Cups of Almond Milk Unsweetened
  • Handful of Spinach
  • 1/4 Cup Cucumber
  • 1 Banana 
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Mangos 
  • 1 Tsp of Turmeric Powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

Blend & GLOW!

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Cookie Dough Protein Bites

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Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Collagen Coconut Bites

INGREDIENTS: ( Makes 5-7 Small Bites)

STEP 1 COMBINE DRIED INGREDIENTS:
1/2 Cup Almond Flour, 1 Tablespoon Neocell Super Collagen Powder, Chocolate Chips
STEP 2 ADD WET INGREDIENTS:
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil, 1 Tsp of Coconut Nectar
STEP 3 STIR & ROLL INTO SMALL BALLS
Stir all ingredients and roll into small bite size, coat with coconut shreds
STEP 4 COAT WITH COCONUT & EAT

( Best After Refrigerated for 5 Mins) 

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Mom's Taiwanese Rice Noodles

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Mom's Taiwanese Rice Noodles

Mom came to surprise me in LA for 4th of July weekend! I was so happy to see her, of course we filmed a recipe video together in the kitchen because you all loved her so much last time. My mom Lina decided to share a childhood favorite recipe! These are Taiwanese rice noodles with veggies. Super simple & tasty 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Cups of Rice Noodles
  • 1/8 Cup of Zucchini Julienned
  • 1/8 Cup of Sweet Potato or Carrots
  • 1/8 Cup of Onions Diced
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 2 Scrambled Eggs
  • 1/2 cup of Teaforia Oolong Tea
  • 1/8 Cup of Asian Mushroom Julienned
  • 2 Tablespoon of Reduced Soy Sauce 
  • 3 Tablespoon of Black Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chili Oil with Pickled Radish Optional
  • 1 Tsp of Black Pepper 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First cook rice noodles in hot water for 7 mins and drain and cool on side
  2. Cook scramble eggs and leave on side to cool, and julienne. 
  3. Soak dried mushrooms in warm water until soft 
  4. Add coconut oil on high heat, put in onions and garlic, then add in mushrooms, potato, zucchini, add in rest of sauces and pepper. Stir in rice noodles, and add in mushroom broth. 
  5. Plate, top off with eggs, and add favorite toppings such as sesame seeds, or green onions.
  6. ENJOY!

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Juicero Pulp Burgers

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Juicero Pulp Burgers

I am a big advocate of juicing! I believe the health benefits to adding juice to our daily routine. If you don't like the mess of juicing check out Juicero!  Here is my juice pulp burger recipe I came up with, I wanted to find a way to turn all these delicious pulp into recipes. As you know juicing can get costly, but the juice pulp are filled with fiber and minerals. Here is a delicious recipe you can try out!

Ingredients (8-10 burgers)

  • Juicero Root Renewal Pulp
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced mushrooms (any variety)
  • 1 Tbs. liquid aminos or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp italian season

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add cooked lentils, In a food processor, combine the almonds and flax seeds and pulse until the mixture forms a texture of breadcrumbs.
  3. Roughly chop the onions and squeeze the garlic in a press. Add both to the sunflower crumb mixture along with cilantro and pulse until incorporated.
  4. Add the mushrooms and pulse a few more times.
  5. In a large mixing bowl combine the mixture from the food processor and add the beet and carrot pulp, liquid aminos, olive oil, cooked lentils and salt and pepper to your taste. *Since your mixture is all cooked veggies, give it a try and adjust for seasoning.
  6. Shape each patty into a small ball and the squeeze down.

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Avocado Matcha Truffles

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Avocado Matcha Truffles

Avocado are the perfect healthy fat! Not only are they good in salads, I love using avocados in DESSERTS! I make a kick ass avocado ice cream, and chocolate pudding! Today I create these YUMMY avocado coconut matcha truffles 

INGREDIENTS:
For the truffles:

  •  2½ cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
  •  2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  •  ¼ cup maple syrup
  •  ¼ cup avocado, mashed

For the chocolate coating:

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Mix the shredded coconut, maple, coconut oil, and avocado.
2. Form the mixture into small balls by squeezing until a ball forms.
3. Once you have the balls rolled, freeze for 1 hour or so until they are firm. 
4. For the chocolate coating, whisk the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
5. Remove the truffles from the freezer and insert a skewer through the middle (don't poke through them). 6. One by one dip them into the chocolate coating and place in the fridge to set. 
7. Dust with matcha powder (optional)

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Perfect Weekend Margarita

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Perfect Weekend Margarita

I believe in moderation, some days you are going to celebrate with friends and let's be honest there will be some alcohol. If I drink alcohol I choose wines or clear liquor. Here is a perfect yummy light cocktail for the weekend

  • 1 cup of your favorite red wine
  • Juice of 1 orange 
  • Juice of 1 lime & zest 
  • 2 cup of ice

FOR THE MARGARITA SWIRL

  • 1 can frozen lime concentrate
  • 2 shots tequila
  • 2 cup of ice 

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Cinco De Mayo Tostadas

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Cinco De Mayo Tostadas

#CincoDeMayo is Here! Celebrate with Friends & YUMMY Food! Need a SIMPLE Tasty recipe? Here you go! Here is my delicious tostada with my favorite margarita! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Grapeseed oil or Coconut Oil
  • 12 Gluten Free Corn Tortillas
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Refried beans (1 Box BPA free)
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, sliced thin and seasoned with salt and lime juice (no oil)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • Add handful of spinach for extra color and greens
  • 1-2 chopped peeled and pitted avocados or guacamole
  • 8 ounces grated favorite cheese or dairy free option
  • 1 cup of mango salsa 
  • Top with 1 sunny side egg per tostada
  • A handful of chopped fresh cilantro

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Cool off with these refreshing strawberry coconut lemonade popsicles. Perfect for a warm day, replenish with electrolytes from coconut water base! 

  • 1 heaping cup of fresh strawberries, or frozen
  • 1 cup of fresh coconut water
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch of mexican chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar optional when needed

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What I would tell my 12 year old self

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What I would tell my 12 year old self

The things I would tell my 12 year old self.  Don't give up, everything will work out in divine timing. No need to rush, keep putting in perfect effort. The bullying will stop and you will change the world. The universe has your back, keep being kind regardless of how much suffering you have endured. Count your blessings, work hard and you will be rewarded. There are things in life that are unfair, but don't be a victim you are powerful beyond measure. This too shall pass, focus on the baby steps, and soon change will happen. Stick close to those who love you for who you are. Not everyone will understand and support you but that's none of your business. Embrace the unknown, keep meditating and help others as much as possible. Love more, laugh more, and enjoy the present. Invest in yourself. This day will never be brought back again, live life fully with passion and with no shame. I Love You 

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Dragonfruit Coconut Ceviche

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Dragonfruit Coconut Ceviche

Served my Zuma Valley Coconut Ceviche last night and everyone went nuts!!! We ran out so quickly!! thank you for everyone who came to support Wellness In The Schools Charity Gala. I got to meet some of my favorite chefs, and so grateful to be able to help our future generation!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Zuma Valley Tender Young Coconut Meat (thawed)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 heirloom tomato
  • 1/2 cup salsa (optional)
  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 limes
  • 1 tsp of cumin 
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp of coriander 
  • 1/4 tsp pink sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bag Tortilla chips
  • 1 tablespoon of black sesame seeds
  • top with sprouts and sriracha mayo dairy free

Instructions

  1. Thaw Zuma Valley Tender Young Coconut Meat.
  2. Dice 2 cups of coconut meat and add to a large bowl.
  3. Finely dice bell pepper, tomato, cilantro, and jalapeño (add the seeds if like it spicy!) - Add to the coconut in the bowl and add the salsa. If you do not have salsa on hand, feel free to add more tomato!
  4. Squeeze limes over the ceviche mixture, add salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  5. Let sit for about 30 minutes to allow all the flavors to blend together.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Another great addition to this recipe would be a finely diced cucumber! Make sure to skin the cucumber before chopping to add some additional crunch to this recipe.

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Brussel Sprouts Made Easy

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Brussel Sprouts Made Easy

Brussels Sprouts by Charles Chen

YAY! Brussels Sprouts are in season! This is one of my favorite vegetables to eat, some don't prefer it but that's only because they never had it like this! Cook your next batch of brussels this way, and you will have die heart fans following you around for some more. With the sweet chewy texture of pitted dates, and the citrus note from balsamic vinegar this is a absolute MUST TRY! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Brussels Sprouts (Cut in Half & Ends Cut Off)
  • 3 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 3-4 Chopped and pitted Dates
  • 1 Clove Chopped Garlic (Optional)
  • 2 Twigs of Rosemary & Thyme 
  • 2 Tablespoon of Coconut Flakes (Large)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Prep and cut brussels sprouts 
  • Heat skillet on medium heat, add in olive oil and brussels sprouts, herbs, spices except on the coconut flakes.
  • Stir-fry for 5-7mins until nice color, add in coconut flakes last.
  • Serve and ENJOY!

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Yummy Balls

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Yummy Balls

Who doesn't love BALLS! Chocolate Protein Truffle Balls That Is! These are perfect to snack on at work, or post-workout  Filled with Healthy Fats & Protein for muscle recovery

Ingredients

Coatings

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients into mixing bowl and mix until well combined
  2. Remove and form into 1 inch balls
  3. Roll energy balls into coating of your choice
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for up to 2-3 weeks

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