Friday, March 3, 2017

Baked Mahi Mahi over Creamed Spinach

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With these easy-in-find ingredients and a few minutes to throw it together, your family will enjoy an amazing dinner that will leave you looking like a true chef!

Ingredients:

- 1, 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 pound fresh or frozen Mahi flillets (thawed if frozen)
- 2 Tbs butter
- 2 green onions, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 3 Tbs flour
- 1 cup 1% milk
- 6 to 8 halved cherry tomatoes
- 1 Tbs parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp. paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line spinach in an 11" x 7" baking dish. Place Mahi fillets evenly on top of spinach. In a medium sauce pan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add green onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour in the pan and gradually add milk, whisking to combine. Cook until mixture begins to thicken. Pour mixture over fillets. Add tomatoes, and sprinkle evenly with parmesan and paprika. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes. Remove and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

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Keep walking." - Anonymous

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Crockpot Bourbon Chicken

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All of the ingredients in this magnificent meal meld together to bring a robust rich savory flavor that will appease your palate and keep you coming back for more!

Ingredients:

- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup sugar free or low sugar apple juice
- 3 Tbs honey (raw organic if you have it)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup (good quality) Bourbon
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Place chicken into your crock pot. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a bowl then pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Remove chicken and shred it. Return chicken to slow cooker and cook on low for another 10 minutes. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

"Life is only as good as your mindset." - Anonymous

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lenten Appetizer and Entrée Recipes

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No-stress delicious Lenten appetizer and meal recipes for you 
to enjoy and share!

















































- Mini Quiche(minus the bacon)

Chickpea Vegetable Stew

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This hearty warm stew only looks like it's packed with fat and calories. Instead, it's packed with lots of vegetables, nutrition, and wonderful taste!

Ingredients:

- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- 6 cups organic vegetable broth
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 2 Tbs white miso (fermented soybean paste. Most grocery stores carry this.)
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 cups chopped cauliflower
- 1/2 cup chopped turnips
- 1 small bunch of kale, optional (I made mine without)
- Salt and pepper to taste, or your favorite seasonings. I put a little Creole powder in mine to give it a tiny "kick".


Add olive oil to a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Once heated, add the onions and celery. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add the chickpeas, broth, and paprika. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Let simmer 10 minutes. Turn off heat. Place miso in a small bowl and add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the hot broth. Stir or whisk until miso has melted and add to the stockpot. Use an immersion blender to puree; or place half of the soup into a blender and puree. Pour into a bowl and add remaining soup from stockpot into the blender. Once smooth, transfer both back into the stockpot, turn heat to medium and add carrots, cauliflower, and turnips. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add seasonings to taste and ENJOY! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Coconut Almond Energy Balls

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These brightly flavored balls, made with lemon juice and zest, are a great pick-me-up for a quick and healthy energy snack.

Ingredients:

- 3/4 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- zest from 2 lemons
- 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbs raw organic honey
- 1 Tbs melted organic coconut oil
- 1/8 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp. flax seed or flax powder
- coconut, pepitas, walnuts (or anything that sounds good to you), chopped very small in a food processor or spice grinder, for rolling balls in.

Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined, scraping down the sides as needed. Transfer to a bowl and roll mixture into balls. Roll balls in coconut, walnuts, etc. Store in fridge, covered, for up to 10 days.

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