Monday, February 25, 2013

Baked Parmesan Chicken

Adapted From: Classy Cluter

This was awesome chicken. It was tasty, juicy, and so so yummy! I put the chicken into a plastic bad to marinate before I left for work and the Mr. had it baking when I came home. It was such a yummy smell! It may look like fried chicken but it's totally baked and has NO butter or oil! This one is a keeper!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken Breasts
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Package Italian Seasoning Mix
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 Grated Parmesan Cheese

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven for 400F
Whisk eggs and milk together in a large mixing bowl
Add Italian seasoning, lime juice, and garlic powder
Marinate chicken in this mixture for a few hours
***I put mine in a plastic bag
In a mixing bowl combine almond flour and grated Parmesan cheese
Toss chicken in the mixture
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Crockpot Lemon Chicken

Adapted from: Twenties Hacker

I have been seeing this meal all over pinterest and just wasn't sure about trying it. I found this review on Twenties Hacker after pinning it for a second time and just decided to give it a go. The Mr. and I LOVED it. It was so easy to make and the Mr. threw it in the crockpot over his lunch hour. The lemon was such a nice flavor but it wasn't overwhelming.

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken Breasts
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Package Dry Italian Seasoning Mix
1 Tablespoon Butter
Fresh Spinach

Let's Cook Dinner
Place chicken in a greased crockpot
Place tablespoon of butter on top
In a mixing bowl combine lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings
Pour over chicken
Cook on low for 6-7 hours
Shred chicken and stir in the juice
Serve warm over a bed of spinach

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paleo Baked Cinnamon Apples

Adapted From:

This was so so yummy. We had a few apples that were getting soft and I was really craving sweets. Since the oven was already on, I started looked for a baked apple recipe. I really couldn't find anything paleo, so this is my very own creation! I used Jenna's recipe as a guide and it turned out great!

The Fixin's
4-6 Granny Smith Apples
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/3 Cup Agave
1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Core apples
Cut into bite sized pieces
In a mixing bowl combine cinnamon, agave, and lemon juice
Add apples to the mixing bowl and stir until well combined
Grease a glass baking dish
Pour apples into baking dish
Bake for 35-40 minutes, stiring a few times

Friday, February 15, 2013

Paleo-ish Brownies

Adapted From: PaleoOmg

This was our special Valentines Day treat. I love PaleoOmg's recipes and this one did not disappoint. I have made paleo brownies before but these take the cake! They are soft, chewy, and best served warm. We had ours with ice cream! I'm calling it paleo-ish because of the chocolate chips but don't leave them out because they are awesome! Hope you had some yummy Valentines Day treats!

The Fixin's
1 Large Sweet Potato
3 Eggs
1/4 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4-1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
3 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 350
Bake or microwave sweet potato until it's cooked and soft
Peel the sweet potato and mash it in a bowl
Whisk eggs
Add all other items
Stir until well combined
Grease an 8x8 pan
Bake for 30-35 minutes
Let cool

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Adapted From: Menu Musings

This meal was so so amazingly awesome! I have gotten in the habit of stuffing different types of veggies as a replacement for tacos shells or crescent rolls. This is so much healthier and to be honest a lot cheaper too! We love zucchini, we eat it a few times a week cooked in a skillet with olive oil. I have never tried it baked but after this meal I am going to look into it. This meal takes some time to prepare but it could totally be make ahead of time!

The Fixin's
4 Zucchini
1 lb Crumbled Sausage
8-10 Strips of Bacon
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
1 Can Rotel Tomatoes
**a fresh tomato and small chili pepper will work too**

Let's Cook Dinner
In a skillet cook bacon until crisp
Chop into small pieces
Drain grease and add sausage to the skillet
Cook until brown
Drain grease
Stir in bacon and drained can of rotel
Set aside
Preheat oven to 375F
Leaving the stems on the zucchini, cut the zucchini in half length ways
Use a spoon to hallow out the middle of the "boats"
Place on a greased baking sheet
Fill with meat filling
Top with cheese
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake for 30 minutes

Monday, February 11, 2013

Honey Lime Pork

Adapted From: The Enchanted Cook

I bought pork last week with no plans on how to cook it. I normally don't do that but I was in a hurry and well I figured that you can't go wrong with some pork. We used this same spice on chicken a while back and I really enjoyed it so I decided to adapt it for pork. That's the awesome thing about spices, they taste totally different if you just change the meat! This is easy and super yummy!

The Fixin's
1 lb Pork
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

Let's Cook Dinner
In a bowl mix honey, lime juice, olive oil, salt, chili powder, and pepper until well blended
Pour sauce over pork
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet
Cook chicken until no longer pink

****To freeze, place pork 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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Blackened Tilapia

Adapted from: Gimme Some Oven

This was really yummy! I love this blackened seasoning that my mother in law uses BUT the only place that I can buy it is a Wal-mart and I DON'T love Wal-mart. I was hoping that this would be the same and it was pretty darn close! We got lots of snow today and had tons of fun playing in it!

The Fixin's
6-8 Tilapia Fillets
Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Crush Red Pepper

Let's Cook Dinner
 In a big mixing bowl combine all of the seasonings
Coat each side of the fillets in the seasonings
Heat olive oil in a large skillet
Cook each fillet for 3 minutes
Cook for another 3 minutes

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Desserts Cooked Best in A Cup

Adapted from: Number 2 Pencil & Delighted Momma

I'm pretty sure that everyone has heard of mug cakes? Those wonderful little desserts that you can cook in the microwave? I love that they are single serving and so easy to make! After trying lots and lots of mug cakes, these two are my favorite, cookie in a cup, and chocolate cake in a cup!

Cookie in a Cup

The Fixin's
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 Cup Flour
2 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips

Let's Cook Dinner
Melt butter in the bottom of your coffee cup
Stir in sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla
Add egg yolk
Add flour
Add chocolate chips
Microwave for 1 minute

Chcolate Cake in A Cup

The Fixin's
3 Tablespoons of Flour
2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon Sunflower Butter
1 Egg
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Let's Cook Dinner
Whisk egg in a coffee cup
Stir in cocoa powder, sunflower butter, egg, and cinnamon
Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Salmon Cakes

Adapted from: Runner's World March 2013 Issue

They say that runner's need a lot of protein and I am pretty sure that even though we eat meat almost every day, I am not getting enough. I know for a fact that I don't get enough protein at lunch and it always leaves me hungry for cookies or candy while I'm in class. I love tuna cakes but they take a while to make and I am not the best a frying things so I was pretty happy to see a baked version. The added veggies is a nice bonus too. Overall I thought these were great. They were easy to cook and stored great for lunch this week!

The Fixin's
1 14oz Can Salmon
1/2 Cup Almond Flour (or bread crumbs if you don't follow paleo)
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Zucchini
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat Oven to 350F
Grease an 8 hole muffin tin
In a food processor, shred zucchini until it is fine
Drain salmon
In a mixing bowl combine salmon, flour, eggs, milk, zucchini, and seasoning
Mix with hands until well combine
Form in balls and place in muffin cups
Bake for 25 minutes

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bacon Egg Bites

Adapted from: The Mr.

After having some great success with baking eggs in the oven and wrapping them in turkey the Mr. asked if we could try bacon. I love bacon so of course I gave it a shot. These are so yummy and it's really easy!

The Fixin's
12 Slices of Bacon
12 Eggs
Garlic Salt

Let's Cook Dinner
Grease Muffin Baking Sheet
Preheat oven to 350
Place one slice of bacon around each muffin cup
Crack one egg into each cup
Top with pepper and garlic salt
Bake for 25 minutes