Friday, December 21, 2012

Mushroom Pizza's

Adapted From: Pinterest and Moore Family Food

Yum Yum Yum! I have been seeing these all over Pinterest and finally decided to give it a try! Yesterday was the last day of the semester and I celebrated by cooking a new recipe! I find cooking so relaxing and because today I work a 9 hour day and tomorrow we head off to the great deep south, I needed to relax! They are very similar to the these mushrooms that we made a while ago but with a pizza twist! Enjoy!

The Fixin's
4 Portobello Mushroom Caps
1 lb Ground Beef
1 Cup Pizza Sauce
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Spinach Leaves
1 Package Pepperoni
2 Gloves Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Oregano

Let's Cook Dinner
Pre-heat the oven to 350F
In a skillet cook ground beef with minced garlic and oregano
Drain fat and set aside
Clean/wash the mushrooms, remove gills and stem
Place mushrooms on a baking sheet lined with tin foil
Cover the bottom of eat cap with spinach leaves
Top with several spoonfuls of ground beef
Cover beef with pepperoni
Top with sauce and cheese
Bake for 20 mushrooms
** the mushrooms will expel a lot of water so don't worry, you will know it is done when it feels tender to the touch.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Easy (Paleo) Chicken Parm

Adapted from: CrossFit CatCave

Chicken Parm is normally pretty difficult and timely to make. Not to mention all that cheese and fried breading is far from paleo. This recipe does have a good amount of cheese because that is pretty much impossible to cut out. Look for a real, non processed cheese or cut the amount in the recipe if you need too but DON'T leave it out! The Mr. loved the meal and I loved how quick it was to put together. The Mr suggested maybe adding a layer of pepperonis to spice it up....maybe next time!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
1 Cup Almond Flour
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 Jar Marinara Sauce
6 Slices Mozzarella Cheese
Olive Oil

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 425F
Grease a glass baking dish
Cut chicken breasts into 1/4's
Cut 6 slices of cheese in half
Combine flour, oregano, basil, and garlic salt in a mixing bowl
Cover each piece of chicken in the flour
Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan on high heat
Place the chicken in the skillet a few pieces at a time and brown the outside to make a crust
Lay the chicken flat in the baking dish
Place a 1/2 slice of cheese over each piece of chicken
Pour sauce over the entire pan
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink

Monday, December 17, 2012

Parmesan Tilapia

Adapted From: Rachal Ray

Yum Yum Yum! We don't cook enough fish and I really don't know why. It is so so easy to make and very filling! This was great and is best served with a dash of lemon juice on top when you serve it!

The Fixin's
6 Tilapia Fillets
1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 Tablespoons Paprika
2 Tablespoons Parsley
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Line a baking sheet with tin foil and grease
In a mixing bowl combine cheese, paprika, pasley, salt, and pepper until well blended
Dip each fillet into cheese mixture
Place on baing sheet
Drizzle with lemon juice
Bake for 12-15 minutes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Honey Basil Chicken

Adapted From: Fast Paleo

This was really yummy. The original recipe called for rosemary but that's not a spice that I use very often and didn't see it when I was at the store. I decided that basil might be a nice switch and luckily it turned out great. The honey adds a nice sweet flavor but the balsamic really balances that out!


The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Basil
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Let's Cook Dinner
In a bowl mix olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, basil, salt, and pepper until well blended
Pour sauce over Chicken
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet
Cook chicken until no longer pink

****To freeze, place chicken in gallon sized freezer bag
Pour sauce in bag and seal
Label with date and contents
When ready to cook, thaw and cook according to above

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Spinach Sausage Casserole

Adapted From: Multiply Delicious

Yes I know that this has like a million fixin's and will dirty up a ton of dishes BUT it is soooooo yummy. The Mr. gets all the credit for the cooking AND cleaning of this dish. Enjoy!

The Fixin's
1 lb Breakfast Sausage
6 Strips Bacon
1 Large Sweet Potato
3 Cups Spinach
12 Eggs
1/2 Cup Cheese
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Siracha
1 Teaspoon Cayan Pepper
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat Oven to 375F
Peel and dice sweet potatoes
Chop spinach
In a skillet cook sausage, remove and set aside
Add sweet potatoes to skillet with sausage oil and cook for 15 minutes
In a different skillet cook bacon, crumble into pieces
In a large mixing bowl combine sweet potatoes, spinach, sausage, and bacon
Pour mixture into greased 9 x 13 baking dish
In a mixing bowl whisk eggs
Add spices to eggs
Pour into baking dish over meat/veggie mixture
Bake for 25-30 minutes


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Meatza Egg Casserole

Adapted from: Paleomg

We made this for breakfast a weeks ago and it was so good. Better late then never right? Breakfast for most people is hard. I have found that the best way to make sure you eat a good breakfast is to cook it before hand. We always pick one or two recipes and make them on Sunday. That way when I am running around like a crazy person in the morning, there is something to eat!

The Fixin's
1 lb Breakfast Sausage
7 eggs
8 Slices of Bacon
1 Sweet Potato
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Clove Minced Garlic
Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 350F
Peel and dice sweet potato
In a skillet cook bacon, remove, let cool, and dice
Add sweet potato and minced garlic to skillet
Cook in bacon grease for 10 minutes
Place uncooked sausage into a large mixing bowl
Crack ONE egg on top of it
Add onion powder
Mix with you hands until egg and spices are blended
Grease a baking dish and "pour" meat/egg mixture into the dish
Cook for 10 minutes in oven
Remove from oven
Top with sweet potato
Crack the remaining 6 eggs on top 
Sprinkle diced bacon over eggs
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your desire

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Honey Glazed, Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Adapted From: Kayotic Kitchen

The Mr. says this is best meal we have had in a while! It was easy to prep and tasted amazing. The other great thing is that it requires so few "fixin's"! I was worried that it wouldn't be very flavorful but I was wrong! You defiantly need to make these soon. They would be a great holiday food for a party and could be changed up into an appetizer by cutting the chicken and bacon into smaller pieces. I didn't have a glass baking dish big enough to cook the whole batch, so half was in glass and half was in a metal dish. The metal cooked faster and the bacon was bit more crispy. Totally your call, but something to be noted!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
1 Package Bacon
3 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons Mustard
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Cut chicken breasts into 1/4's
Wrap each piece of chicken with one or two pieces of bacon
Place in a greased baking dish
In a mixing bowl combine honey, mustard, and lemon juice
Coat tops of chicken with half the mixture
Bake for 20 minutes
Flip over
Coat tops of chicken with half the mixture
Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is not longer pink

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Paleo Fried Chicken

Adapted From: Easy Paleo

This was soooooooo good. It was spicy and crunchy and all things wonderful! The Mr. inhaled his plate and asked that we make it again. I think this will defiantly be making another appearance soon. I cut my chicken breasts into halves because they were huge. I also think it helped it cook a little faster!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken Breasts
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Cup Almond Flour
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
1/2 Teaspoon Basil
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat to 400F
Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl
In a large bowl combine almond flour, paprika, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, basil, salt, and pepper
Dip chicken into egg mixture and then into dry mixture
Heat olive oil in large pan
Brown chicken on both sides in the frying pan for about 3 minutes each side
Place in greased baking dish
Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken in no longer pink