This is an awesome and simple meal that’s full of flavor and a heat, a good heat… not too long lasting but just right. This is a good dish to prep early in the day and cook later on for dinner!
It’s under 400 calories (about 375 ), approx: 19 grams of fat, 40 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and under 10 carbs (mainly complex).
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10-25 min
- 1/2 lb Ground Chicken Breast
- 2 Large Portobello Caps
- 1 Cup Organic Spinach Packed (Fresh or frozen will do).
- 1/4 Cup Onion, diced
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- 1/3 C. Organic Coconut Milk
- 1/2 tsp. Celtic Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Fresh Pepper
- 3 tsp. Green Curry Paste
- 1 tsp. Organic Coconut Oil
- 5 Cashews, chopped
- Steam Portobello caps for 6 min. Pat dry with paper towel and set aside.
- In medium skillet on medium high, add coconut oil, onion, and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds.
- Add ground chicken breast and cook until 90 % done or so.
- Add curry paste and coconut milk and reduce heat to low, simmering for 10 min. Stirring often.
- Place a mound of the chicken mixture onto each cap. If you are cooking immediately preheat oven to 350F and bake for 10 min. If you are cooking later, place meal in fridge until ready to cook, when ready, preheat oven to 375 F and cook for 20-25 min or until hot.
- Top with a pinch of chopped cashews.
Serve with green beans or a salad. 🙂
We had a sushi night last Saturday and it was amazing! I’m doing a 40 day yoga challenge and one of my commitments was to NOT eat meat… so I haven’t had any meat but some occasional seafood. I’m halfway through it and doing well. 🙂 See the end of post for details on how to vote for my Marx Foods entry!
These tempura veggies are a light and tasty snack or side to a meal.
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 4 min or until lightly golden
Ingredients for batter:
- 1 C. Flour
- 1 TBS Corn Starch
- 1 1/2 C. Club Soda
- 1 tsp. Salt
- Peanut oil
You can use what ever veggies you would like. I like sweet potato, bell peppers, Carrots, and Brocoli. Make sure you don’t slice too thick.
- 1/2 C. Soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. Sesame oil
- 1 TBS. Green onion
- 5 Thin slices of ginger, fresh
- 1/2 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. Lime juice
- 2 TBS Rice wine vinegar
- Slice veggies and make sauce.
- Heat fryer oil to 375 degrees.
- Coat veggies in batter, shake off remaining batter and fry for 3-4 min. Doing small batches at a time.
- Place on paper towel. Repeat until done.
- Serve with sauce.
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Arugulaaaa it’s a VEGET-A-BLE 😉
This sandwich is healthy, filling, and delicious. As an added bonus it’s under 300 calories, 254 cals to be exact, high in protein and fiber.I love simple sandwiches like this, especially when I’m tired of the same ole meat and cheese.
- Calories: 254
- Fat: 10 grams
- Carbs: 31 grams
- Protein: 15 grams
- Cholesterol: 30 mg
- Sodium: 386 mg
- Net carbs: 24 grams
- Fiber: 7 grams
- Sugars: 2 grams
- Calcium: 30%
Prep Time: 5 min
- 1 Orowheat Sandwich Thin
- 1.5 oz Fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 1 Tomato (small), sliced
- 1 TBS Hummus, I like to make my own.
- .5 C. Arugula
Spread the hummus on the lightly toasted thin, then add tomatoes, mozzarella, and arugula. Done!
Some mornings call for a “special” breakfast, more than just the typical bowl of cold cereal 🙂 These are easy to make and are sure to please.
Prep: 10 min
Cook Time: 6 min
Makes: 1 Sando
- 1-2 Slices of cooked bacon, nitrate free, broken in half
- 1 English muffin, sliced and toasted
- 1 Duck egg
- 3-4 pieces of kale
- 1 TBS yuzu juice
- 1 slice of cheese, your preference or omit all together.
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp Butter
- Heat medium skillet on medium high with butter, crack duck egg into skillet and cook for 2-3 min on each side deppending on how runny you like it 🙂 placing cheese on second side for the remaining 3 min until melted.
- Wilt kale in yuzu juice for about 2 min tops in separate skillet.
- Assemble sando, muffin, egg,cheese, bacon, kale, and muffin top 😉
Enjoy and Cheers!
I’ve been craving nachos lately, good nachos, not the nasty greasy restaurant kind (although there is a time and place for those as well). 🙂 I figured I’d make us this today for a good Saturday lunch at home. It’s super easy and ALMOST impossible to f’ up! 😉
Prep Time: 10-15 min
Cook Time: 15-20 min
Serves: 2-3 (Pictured: is just one plate, it makes two).
- 1 Chicken breast, cubed and cooked in the seasoning of your choice. I do a chili powder, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin. Lime is nice too.
- Tortilla chips
- Cheese, your choice. I like a blend.
- 1 C. Black beans, cooked
- 1/2 C. Tomato, diced
- 1 Serrano, sliced (you can use japs if you like less heat).
- 1/4 C. Onion, diced
- Green onion, chopped
The rest is simple:
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Cook chicken until done.
- Lay out chips on an oven proof plate or pan. Sprinkle lightly with cheese, add beans, chicken, and more cheese.
- Bake for 10-12 min.
- Top with veggies and squeeze lime on top.
- Serve with your fav sauce or crema. We used our friends award winning Salsa Verde, she was in the Taco Experiment with us and placed first audience pick, and for good reason!
Enjoy and Cheers!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my foodie friends! I hope you all have tons of great food and drinks with your families! We are packing up the house as I speak, but still finding time for good food and family time. Tonight I’m making quail, risotto, and brussel sprouts. My Dad’s making shrimp cocktail to start off the meal 🙂 Of course we will be having these little snowball cookies for dessert, if Santa is lucky there may be a few left for him…
These are great and easy little cookies that are great for Christmas time!
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 20-25 min
Servings: 45-50 cookies
- 2 C. Butter
- 2/3 C. Sugar, granulated
- 4 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 4 tsp. Water
- 4 C. Flour
- 2/3 C. Powdered sugar
- 1.5 C. Pecan pieces
- Pre-Heat oven to 325 F.
- Cream butter and sugar until fluffy with hand mixer.
- Add vanilla and water and cream again.
- Add Four and pecans and mix well with a spoon or hands.
- Roll into little balls with hands and keeps as balls.
- Place on cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 min or until done.
- Let cool for 15 -20 min and roll in powdered sugar.
I’ve been on a sandwich kick lately, it’s easy and the possibilities are endless. I knew there was a slight chance we would have some trick-or-treaters last night so I didn’t want to get too busy in the kitchen just in case… Well we had 2 groups, about a total of 8 kids so it wasn’t very eventful. Evan and I ate more candy than we gave out… as suspected 🙂 Below I’ll post what we dressed up as over the weekend!
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 15 min (depending on thickness of chicken).
- 2 Free range chicken breasts, pounded flat with a mallet to desired size.
- 4 Slices of cooked natural bacon, nitrate free.
- 4 Slices of nice bread, your choice ( I used a 9 grain).
- 1 Sweet potato
- 2 TBS Olive oil mayo
- 1 Lemon, juiced into mayo
- 1 tsp ZBD Fine Herb Blend
- 1 – 3 TBS butter for bread toasting and cooking chicken
- Purple onion (however much you like)
- Roma tomato (however much you like)
- Spinach (however much you like)
- 1 TBS Olive oil to brush on potato slices
- 2 Slices of sharp cheddar
- Pre-Heat oven to 400 F. Slice sweet potato on a mandolin, very thin into rounds. Line rounds on a greased foiled tray and lightly baste with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt. Cook for about 15-20 min or until done. Once almost done add cheese to melt onto chicken.
- In some butter cook chicken breast in large skillet on medium, season with salt and pepper.
- Slice produce that goes on sandwich.
- Toast bread lightly then add sliced to a large skillet with a bit of butter to finish the bread off.
- Mix up a quick aioli with mayo, lemon juice, and ZBD fine herb blend.
- Assemble sandwiches bread, chicken, cheese, onion, tomato, spinach, bacon, bread. Stick a tooth pick in it and there you have it!
- Pull chips from oven and serve with sandwich, we like to dip our chips in a yogurt based dressing like caesar or ranch.
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Halloween Fun… can anyone guess who we were? I sewed Evan’s costume from scratch very last min…about 5 hours before the party, talk about last min!!! 🙂
So I’m on a grilled cheese kick if you haven’t noticed, so simple and so good… How could you not LOVE fancy pants grilled cheeses (I guess if you didn’t care for cheese *GASP*)? 🙂
Prep: 3 min
Cook: 5 min
- 2 Slices of 9 Grain bakery bread
- Butter, or substitute like Earth Balance
- 2 Slices of cheddar cheese, I did use 2% milk cheese, regular cheddar is great too! 😉
- 1 Slice of Capicola
- 1 Pinch ZestyBeanDog Fine Herb Blend (coming VERY soon for purchase 🙂 ).
- 1 Handful of kale (stems removed) and one handful of arugula
- Your favorite dressing, I made a lemon herb cesar to go with mine.
- Heat small skillet to medium high, butter bread on one side of each slice, layer : Bread, cheese, capicola, cheese, bread. Cook for 2 min on each side or until golden, sprinkle with ZBD fine herb blend and kosher salt.
- Enjoy with your kale and arugula salad!