VeganYumYum | Yup, I'm back. Lighter Sesame Chicken Lighter Sesame Chicken satisfies my craving for Chinese take-out, without all the calories that usually come along with it. Well hello there, how was your weekend? :) Besides meeting some friends for an impromptu wild Friday night out (oy,) finally watching The Vow on Saturday afternoon (omg what a horribly sad movie, right?!) and witnessing the Hawkeyes get spanked (SPANKED) later that night, there actually isn’t too much to report on from the home front! The past couple of weeks have been kind of stressful, what with deadlines, projects, presentations, and visualizing a happy ending to a large foodie event I’m involved in a few weeks down the road (details to come,) so I welcomed the chance to zone out and recharge the batts, if you will. As Luca Spaghetti said in the film Eat, Pray, Love (which I also watched this weekend): “Americans. Uhhh, touche, Signor Spaghetti. Enough of zee whining though, I got another Take-Out Fake-Out recipe for ya’ today! Then add 1/4 cup honey. Time to cook!
CrockPot Chicken Nuggets Recipe Day 256. I got the neatest email from Melissa yesterday, explaining how she made chicken nuggets for her children. I was really impressed with how she layered the chicken pieces on top of foil that was punched with little holes to allow steam to escape. I made some yesterday, and while I don't think I had quite as much success as she had, I will most definitely try them again, and I love it that I have a freezer bag full of nuggets to heat up for lunches and snacks. yay! The Ingredients. --4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves--4 T butter or olive oil (I used butter)--4 eggs--1 cup breadcrumbs, or a mixture of cracker, cereal, tortilla chip, etc. crumbs.--1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt--1/2 teaspoon garlic powder--1 T flax seed meal (optional---I threw it in. The Directions. I used 6 chicken breast halves, and layered the cut up pieces in a 6 quart Smart Set Crock-Pot. Make sure the chicken is fully thawed. In a bowl, mix the melted butter or oil with the egg. The Verdict.
Chicken Teriyaki Recipe - Lola Elise If you love Chicken Teriyaki, this recipe will not leave you indifferent. I was not much of a Teriyaki person for a long time myself, but I had to reconsider my preferences once Omar started liking it. Being a cook-from-scratch lady, I looked for the perfectly tender, delicious Chicken Teriyaki recipe for almost 2 years. In case you want to know what a perfect Teriyaki Chicken should look and taste like, follow me along: TenderSuper tenderDeliciousYou need to know what your Chicken Teriyaki consists of! Oh well, it is not such a descriptive list, is it? It is much easier than it actually looks. Does anyone like Sakkio, Sarku or Sakura Japan’s Teriyaki? Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients for the chicken marinade: 4 lbs of dark chicken meat (if you have a butcher shop near buy, you can get them easily. Sherry Wine substitute: Here is a good Sherry Wine substitute for those who do not want to get their chicken drunk 1/8 cup vinegar1/8 cup water1 tsp of sugar Broth/soup for the sauce: Teriyaki Sauce:
no-bake energy bites No-Bake Energy Bites This no bake energy bites recipe is super simple to make, made with healthier ingredients, and they taste like no bake cookies! Be sure to click around on the site for more delicious and healthy recipes ideas. Hip hip for no bake energy bites! I’ll admit, a few years ago when I first posted this recipe, I had never even heard of no bake energy “bites”. But now, after zillions of pageviews on this posts, countless batches of them made in my kitchen, and more new variations of them popping up each day online, I think it’s safe to say that no bake energy bites are now officially a “thing”. And I hope that they are deliciously here to stay. Ever since my friend Courtney first introduced me to them on a ski trip in Breckenridge a few years ago, this no bake energy bites recipe has been on regular rotation in my house. I’ve also posted about five different variations of this recipe on the site, from Cranberry Pistachio to Almond Joy to Nutella to Trail Mix energy bites.
Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe This stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa is from Dr. John La Puma's recent release - Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine. I've written about just a handful of books this year (more to come, I promise!), but I wanted to highlight this one for a few reasons. "...I have begun to think of a home kitchen in much the same way I think of a health spa - a place where people can come to be restored, feel better, experience pleasure, and become healthier. There's a lot going on here (in a good way). The quinoa berry bowl is typical of what you'll find in the recipe section. My diet is far from perfect, but I've learned over the years that if you surround yourself with delicious, healthy, real ingredients you'll discover and create amazing ways to use them. I used a red quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like, white/buff colored seems to be the most common. Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Serves 4. Print Recipe
Monterey Chicken My Mother's Day was perfect. It's not often I can say I have a perfect day! Ella gave me these beautiful flowers. Patrick grabbed the salt just as I went to take this photo so it would look like he was helping. :) He did actually help. I really wanted glazed salmon sublime for dinner (a recipe I got from Steph and Dave Decker that is fabulous!) Ella sitting on her usual "perch" helping mix ingredients. I have to admit it was a little difficult to just sit and watch (actually read my new book) while my family worked in the kitchen. Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mommas out there. ***I forgot to take a photo and we gobbled up both dishes too fast! 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 c. bar-b-que sauce ( I use Bull's Eye) 1/4 c. real bacon bits 1 c. colby and jack cheese, shredded 1 14 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, drained (canned with green chilies added) sliced green onions pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Enjoy!
“Breaded” Chicken Strips with Apricot Dijon Dipping Sauce Let’s just pretend for a moment that you’re not sensitive to gluten, that deep fried chicken is nutritious, and that KFC isn’t bad for your health. Close your eyes and try to remember the last time you feasted on KFC breaded chicken complete with it’s secret blend of spices and golden, crispy skin. Now open your eyes, scroll down, and make this recipe now. Seriously this is my new absolute favorite way to enjoy chicken. print, email or text this recipe “Breaded” Chicken Strips with Apricot Dijon Dipping Sauce Author: Leanne Vogel Allergens: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Nut-free Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 8 strips, 4 servings Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Lightly beat the egg in a medium bowl, set aside.Mix the coconut, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.Working with one chicken strip at a time, dip the chicken in the bowl with the beaten egg and then coat with the coconut mixture. Directions
General Tso’s Chicken | Recipes This recipe for General Tso's chicken has been the most popular on this site since I first posted it in 2009. Month after month it continues to be the most viewed and searched for recipe here. I love that so many of you, presumably, have visited on a mission to replicate this tasty dish from a favorite take-out. Over the past few months, I've been testing and retesting this recipe for my cookbook, and want to share a new revised version. I've loved all your feedback and incorporated some changes that'll make this General Tso's even better. The biggest improvement is in the frying process. (Update: If you've enjoyed this General Tso's Chicken recipe, check out many more Chinese restaurant favorites in my new cookbook The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home.) Almost nobody in Hunan has ever heard of General Tso's Chicken, the most famous Hunan dish in America. You may know the dish as General Tsuo's, or Tzo's or Tao's or some other variation.
santa hat brownies « daisy's world Aren’t these Santa Hat Brownies just so cute? Thanks to Erica’s Sweet Tooth for the inspiration. I was looking for a fun and simple holiday treat and I ran across a recipe on her website. They’re so good and easy to make, especially since I bought Trader Joe’s Ready to Bake brownie mix (just pour the ready-made brownie batter in an 8-X 8-inch pan and bake for 22-25 minutes). Update: November 17, 2013 This year, I plan to bake these Santa Hat Brownies and other holiday treats to give as gifts to friends and co-workers. Note: I have been paying for Picmonkey’s monthly Royale Plan for the past year. Santa Hat Brownies Yields 12-16 brownies Ingredients: 1 pan of your favorite brownies, cooled and cut into desired size and shape (I used a round cutter) 12-16 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled vanilla-mascarpone buttercream (recipe below) Method: Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Like this: Like Loading...
100 Things to Do with a Banana How many times has someone spotted excess, overripe or just unused bananas in your kitchen and said, “uh-oh, looks like it’s time to make banana bread!” — as if the only things possible to do with a banana are eat it or turn it into bread? Well we say “no more.” Here’s our carefully curated list of 100 Things to Do with a Banana (not including banana bread). Click on the photos for full recipes. From Bananas to Apples, 100 things to do with apples: Sponsored Content