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Super Easy Kung Pao Meatballs

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How to Buy Sparkling Water

Have you noticed how water is all the rage now? Everyone is drinking it. Bottled. Canned. It’s everywhere.

When I was a kid the only bottled water in the grocery store was a few bottles of distilled water to fill your iron or some other appliances. Now there is an entire aisle (or more) of just water.

I thought I’d give tips on how to buy the healthy versions. There are plenty that are not healthy. The unhealthy ones are filled with sugar, caffeine, artificial sweeteners and more. Some of them are as bad as soda.

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Super Easy Kung Pao Meatballs


This meal comes together in a MINUTE – or at least it feels like it. I made this for Saturday night movie night and it was a hit!

Servings: Serves 2. Can be easily doubled to serve more or it can be set out on a buffet.


half a bag of frozen, beef or pork meatballs (use the plain ones, not the Italian ones)
3 Tbl of Tamari or soy sauce (Tamari is healthier)
2 Tbl of rice vinegar
1-½ Tbl of sesame oil
1 Tbl of brown sugar (or a brown sugar substitute like Swerve Brown)
1 Tbl of minced garlic (jar garlic will work, too)
½ tsp of chili pepper flakes (or to taste)
1 tsp of cornstarch
¼ cup of cold water
1 red bell pepper sliced into thin slices (optional)
1 handful of salted peanuts (optional)
4 green onions diced (optional; remove the roots, clean thoroughly and chop up the white and green parts)


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