Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dinner doesn't always have to be complicated!

Look good?  
It  tasted good, and was super quick and easy to throw together! 
Some nights are like that, a kind of whatever you have around or whatever you can grab night.  I had 1 precooked chicken breast (cooked in salt and pepper), so I chopped it up, threw some Herdez Salsa Verde on there microwaved it for a few minutes, while stir frying my frozen veggies.  For the veggies, threw some coconut oil in the pan, threw in a bag of frozen stir fry mix, stir fried for a few minutes, added some seasoning, pepper and some Coconut Aminos and called it good, then mixed the two together and ate! 
It was so yummy and it only took a matter of minutes to make a healthy meal.  Be creative with what you have around, you don't always need a recipe to have a delicious dinner. 
In fact some of my "creations" have been the biggest successes!
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Thursday, March 17, 2011


Being St. Patrick's Day and having 2 extra kids this morning I thought I would make it even more fun by making a "treat".  So we made these: from Food Lovers Primal Palate.  
Mmmmm...chocolate chip cookies!  They were a  hit with the 6,4,3 and 11/2 year old!  I did substitute honey for the maple syrup because I didn't have any in the house, and they were still great.  It was fun to see them enjoying a "treat" and knowing it really was still pretty good for them.  Put a smile on their face and mine. Pin It

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chocolate Dessert Revisited

Today I made a big batch of "pudding"  for the kids, I combined 6 mashed bananas, a couple huge spoonfuls of almonds butter (the more the better!), some vanilla and lot's of cocoa powder in my food processor.  Processed till nice and smooth and then microwaved for a couple of minutes stirring often, don't skip this step it's what gives it that  pudding consistency.  The kids love it, I made a huge batch so they can pack it in their lunches tomorrow, it's really good with a sprinkle of shredded coconut too!

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Spicy Orange Crock-pot Chicken With Baby Carrots

This is a very quick and easy recipe for a whole chicken.  I came up with this using ingredients I had on hand, hope you enjoy it.

1 whole chicken (about 4-5 pounds)
1 tsp granulated garlic 
1 Tablespoon Kirkland Organic No Salt Seasoning
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tablespoon Chipotle Powder
3 oranges sliced 
 Baby carrots

Combine spices and salt in small bowl and set aside.  Rinse and pat dry your chicken, then place it in your crock pot and rub mixture all over the chicken and be sure to sprinkle some in the cavity too!  Surround it with the oranges, squeezing a couple slices over the whole chicken and shoving some in the cavity.  Grab a couple handfuls of baby carrots and throw those in the pot too.  Cook on low for about 5 hours (depending on your crock pot.  Delicious and easy!

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