I receive a lot of messages on my Instagram from other women asking me how is it possible for me to cook the meals that I do on a daily basis.  Some allude to the fact that I must be superwoman to run a blog, YouTube channel, raise 2 boys, exercise and still cook almost daily.  Well the first thing is I share food for a living so I am always in the kitchen.  Secondly I have a ton of meals that take 30-60 minutes to prepare, like Lamb Chowmein, which I make during the week.   While it may seem that I spend a ton of time preparing meals, in reality I really don’t.

I usually cook enough for 2 days worth of meals and I cook early in the mornings on the days that I’m not going to the gym.  I can have this lamb chowmein ready in less than 30 minutes and make my family very happy in the process.   What I love about dishes like these are the easy and has everything – meat, vegetables and carbs are all in one pot!

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Using ground lamb for the chowmein cuts the cooking time tremendously.  I’m a huge fan of using ground meat in chowmein because each tiny piece of meat soaks up the flavor and there’s a piece in every bite!  If you’ve never had lamb before, lamb chowmein a great dish to give it a try.  If you’re not a fan of lamb, it can be substituted with ground beef or chicken.

I uploaded a video on my YouTube channel that includes not only 1 but 3 meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less!  I shared this Lamb Chowmein, Cabbage and Chicken and Roasted Salmon and Broccoli with my 5 ingredient yellow rice!  Be sure to head on over and have a look around and subscribe if you like what you see!


Category: Meat




  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp mince garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 1 hot pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 - 12 oz package chowmein noodles
  • Thinly shredded cabbage (optional)


  1. In a large pan or wok add oil. When oil is hot, add lamb, then add salt and cook until brown, about 5 minutes. Be sure break up lamb using a spoon.
  2. While the meat browns, place a large pot of salted water on the fire and bring to a boil and cook chowmein according to directions on the package. Strain and set aside.
  3. Add onion, garlic, thyme, pepper and Chinese five spice powder then stir and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until the onion softens. Add ½ cup of water and hoisin sauce to the lamb and cook for about 5 minutes until all the liquid evaporates.
  4. Add shredded carrots, onions and stir fry for about 2 minutes, don’t overcook!
  5. Add lamb and vegetable mixture to the chowmein and mix to combine using a tong or large fork.
  6. Add scallion and black pepper and additional salt if needed.
  7. Add a tsp of oil to the large frying pan over high heat and add the chowmein. Stir fry for about 2 minutes then remove from heat. Serve with thinly shredded cabbage.