Sometimes the best meals and the most healthy meals are ones that are thrown together with simple, easy ingredients.
While sipping on a glass of delicious Cupcake Vineyards red wine (a really good find at Costco’s amazing wine section!) with Joe, we were totally at a loss as to what sounded good for din. Did we want to make an easy pasta dish? Did we want to grab dinner at a restaurant?
After a few more sips of wine, I decided that what sounded best would be a healthy at-home meal. And, seriously, what resulted was absolutely delicious!
Here’s what I ended up using for my portion:
-4.5 ounces broccoli
-1 cup of brown rice
-1 ounce Costco seasoned rotisserie chicken, shredded, leftover from last night (I’ve decided that we should buy this every week!)
-0.5 tablespoons Kikkoman low sodium soy sauce
-Dash of Sun Luck chili sauce
-1 tablespoon of Yumm sauce (I stock up on a couple quarters each time I visit home from Cafe Yumm in Eugene, OR
-Couple teaspoons of Sriracha
-Good sprinkling of red pepper flakes, Mrs. Dash
Basically sauté the broccoli in a little olive oil, add the shredded chicken and brown rice, and add the rest of the ingredients. 🙂 Heat through. Top with Yumm sauce and squeeze some Sriracha on!
Just a tip: If you’ve never been to Oregon and tried the deliciousness of Cafe Yumm and their amazing sauce, you are missing out. But never fear! I hear that Mama Pea’s recipe for Mmmm Sauce is a great wannabe and taking the blog world by storm. Can’t wait to try and see if this is nearly the real day… that is if I ever run out of my beloved Yumm sauce!
Here’s to good healthy eats even on nights when takeout sounds the most convenient. 🙂
Dang it! Is Cafe Yumm a chain? I totally walked by one in Pioneer Square while I was in Portland last weekend and I thought it sounded familiar..
Yes! There’s one right by there. It began in Eugene but they’ve spread to several locations throughout Oregon. You should try the Peas & Thank You wannabe recipe! Or, next time I go to Oregon I can pick you up a bottle. Soooo good. Best sauce ever.
Wow I’ve never heard of Yumm sauce but I am definitely going to try out Mama pea’s and try to remember it next time I’m down in Portland! Thanks for the info!
You’re very welcome! You’ll absolutely love Yumm Sauce and I bet Mama Pea’s Mmmm Sauce is just as good. Let me know if you end up trying it! 🙂