» Pineapple Whip»Detoxinista Every time I visit Disneyland, I look forward to enjoying a dish of Dole Whip. If you’re not familiar with Dole Whip, it’s a dairy-free pineapple sorbet, with the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. It’s amazingly delicious! It’s also pretty difficult to come by, unless you’re visiting Disneyland or the Dole Plantation in Hawaii. (Though, I hear they are going to be offering it at Six Flags, and a few other locations soon!) Roasted Young Chicken I know I posted a recipe for a roasted cornish game hen that was similar to this, but this is a larger chicken and I will follow up with some great leftover ideas. I am posting this just before the weekend because this makes a great saturday or sunday afternoon meal so that you can use the leftovers throughout the rest of the week. Here are the general instructions I used, from www.chow.com Preparation: Whole Chicken: 1. Remove the neck and giblets from the cavity (use the neck, gizzard, and heart for stock; use the liver for stuffing).
Flourless Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies I continue to be amazed at the flourless, grain-free and gluten-free desserts I have made lately. First, the Vegan Flourless Zucchini Brownies, the Flourless Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies, the Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and now these Flourless Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. My brain just can’t comprehend how you can get a dessert that is moist and crumbly like a regular flour-filled dessert, but have absolutely no flour at all. It’s like you mix everything up thinking, “there is no way this is going to come out like a brownie/cookie/etc” and while it bakes, something magical happens, because it does! It really does!
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Dip I’m the dip queen. I babysit the dip table at parties and I love dips as meals. I don’t even need dippers. Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Slow cooked shredded chicken with corn, tomatoes and black beans. Prep this the night before and turn your crock pot on in the morning for an easy weeknight meal. Serve over rice or in a bowl with nachos on the side, and don't forget the toppings. Chopped scallions, fresh cilantro, fat free yogurt or sour cream and reduced fat cheddar are my favorites. Crock Pot Sante Fe Chicken came in first place (yay!)
. rice krispie energy bites . - . running with spoons . Happy Monday, friends! What do you say we start this week off on a sweet note? Any objections? No? Excellent! So remember that box of crispy rice cereal I told you about in my last post? Vegan Breakfast Recipe: Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats One of our Free People girls recently went vegan, and told us that the biggest struggle when it came to changing her eating habits was breakfast because she loved eggs and cheese so much. She was excited to discover a breakfast meal that she could eat and enjoy — overnight oats. She shared the recipe with us and we couldn’t wait to try it out on the blog! It is so easy to make, can be changed up depending on what you’re in the mood for, and is a delicious and healthy way to start your day. Here’s how to make it!
Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Tacos This easy taco recipe requires no pre-cooking, just throw it all in the crock pot and you'll have a delicious weeknight meal. Black beans and chicken breast, simmered in the slow cooker make the perfect filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or even a burrito bowl and it's loaded with fiber. Personally, I love this served in crunchy corn taco shells. Raspberry Chia Jam - the most delicious and healthiest jam ever! The credit for this delicious natural homemade jam really goes to my daughter. The other day when we were picking fresh raspberries from our bushes in the side of the house, picking some to go to the basket, some to go into the mouth… all the while talking about unicorns and fairies (you know, the usual stuff moms and their 5 year-old-daughters talk about)… In between all that important stuff, she looked down into her little basket and exclaimed that we have so much! Yes, I said, what should we do with them? “Mommy, can we make jam?”
Lexi's Clean Kitchen – Harissa Chicken Stuffed Eggplant 1 large eggplant 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, separate 3/4 lb. organic chicken breast, cubed small 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 2 cups fresh spinach 1 can diced tomatoes 2 tbsp Mina Harissa sauce (I used the spicy red) 1 tbsp fresh basil 1 tsp garlic granules Himalayan sea salt, to taste Red pepper flakes, to taste Preheat oven to 375 Slice eggplant in half and scoop out the center, set aside for later use Brush eggplant with olive oil and place on a lined baking sheet- bake for about 15 minutes, until softened In a skillet heat other tbsp of oil and sauté garlic Add in chopped onion, chicken, mushrooms, and the remaining eggplant, chopped Cook until chicken is opaque Add in tomatoes, mina, and spices Add in spinach and mix until sautéed Taste and adjust spices as desired Place mixture into the eggplant bowls and bake for a remaining 10 minutes The finer the chicken and veggies are chopped, the better! By Lexi's Clean Kitchen Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Fiesta Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker Happy January 15th! Research shows that most people have given up on their New Year's Resolution by now. I can see that, since I'm eating spoonfuls of frozen cookie dough while I type, right now... (the calories disappear when frozen, right?)