Hoisin Asian meatballs

This is another post from a recipe from damn delicious. If you have spent any time on that blog, you know why I’m frequently trying her dishes!

I made these meatballs for a weeknight dinner. We had steamed coconut buns and stir fried veggies to go with them.

To make the meatballs, you put the ground beef into a bowl with the sesame oil, panko, ginger, egg and garlic. I didn’t have green onions and didn’t think that warranted a trip to the grocery store (don’t make this same error- get the green onions!).

After the meat is all mixed up, the meatballs are formed. Mine were a bit bigger than the recipes.

While the meatballs cook in the oven, the sauce is made. All that is required is to combine the hoisin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger. I doubled the recipe and used some for my veggies too.

When the meatballs come out of the oven, they are served and topped with the sauce. The recipe also says to garnish with green onion. See above.


Although it doesn’t look that pretty, this was an incredibly tasty meal!




A healthy snack I like to give to Chloe is a smoothie. It is a good way to sneak in veggies she would otherwise not eat. Usually, I just find leftover fruits and grab some spinach from our garden. Today, I used a half eaten banana that I had thrown into the freezer, frozen strawberries that Chloe didn’t finish one day and some strawberries. I threw in some plain Greek yogurt, spinach and prune juice. She also had a half eaten packet (the puréed fruits and veggie ones you can get at the grocery store) that I put in. It was squash and pear.

Once it’s all blended up, I usually make Popsicles with it and the rest goes to Chloe.

This is a favorite snack of Chloe’s. And I like it because it’s full of healthy things and I know exactly what is in it.