Sunday, January 29, 2012
I'm almost done with my 4th week of P90X2 (working off that baby weight :) and I'm on their 3000 calorie/day Fat Shredder diet. It's brutal. I never thought that it could be so hard to eat that many calories, but it's all clean calories. I've been looking for recipes that fit into the criteria and this was one that I could do...if I changed a few things!
-Instead of using mayo, I used lowfat plain greek yogurt (in fact whenever a recipe calls for mayo I substitute this in.)
-I took out the green onions and celery because we didn't have any.
-I put in one honeycrisp apple.
-I didn't have an orange, but I did have a clementine, so I used that instead, and I squeezed the juice into the mixture to pump up the flavor.
-Finally, instead of using bread, I used the lettuce and wrapped it up in that...delish!
This was a great recipe that everyone loved we will definitely use this again. The craisins were amazing!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Tonight I made this dish for dinner and it was quick and easy, just like the recipe book said. Also, very good! I followed the recipe exactly as directed without any problems. I served it over steamed basmati rice. Not much else to add except I will definitely make it again sometime.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
|These sure tasted good, but mine turned out kind of soggy. I had to borrow a waffle iron that I had never used before and I think I didn't have the temperature right. It was a fun dinner though!|
|These were pretty good. I only had the bottled Parmesan cheese. I think next time I would definitely use freshly grated. I will probably make them again though.|
|These were seriously amazing! Maybe because it had been a while since we had bacon?? I don't know but they were so good. This one is definitely a keeper!|
|This was pretty good too! I liked it but it wasn't too popular among the rest of my family.|
Orange Chicken with Snow Peas on page 118
I only chose one recipe because I really want to catch up on all the recipes I've missed. I'm excited to see what everyone thinks. Enjoy!
I have actually made this chicken several months ago when I needed a quick chicken recipe and grilled it on BBQ. It was very tasty cooked that way and I believe we just ate it with regular rice. I tried it again this past week but cooked it inside and served it with the salad and vinaigrette. The chicken cooked up nicely in the pan with the rub on it and I waited until after it was done cooking before I poured on the sauce. The dressing was light and refreshing tasting and the salad make a great meal!
Friday, January 20, 2012
I made these three recipes for dinner tonight and I loved all of them. The chicken had just the right amount of sweet and spice. I used chicken tenderloins instead of thighs because that is what I had and they turned out just fine. Since it is quite cold here now I just used my grill pan to grill them up – perfect. I thought the subtle coconut flavor of the rice was a good pairing for the spicy chicken. I used basmati rice and soaked it for about 15 minutes in water first. I cooked it in a pan as directed and it turned out perfectly. Rice doesn’t cook well in my rice cooker with the coconut milk I have discovered. The vinaigrette had a very good flavor and went well with the rice and chicken. I just put it on a green salad but I think using it on the Spicy Honey Chicken Salad would be really yummy too. Maybe I will make that with the leftovers but I will need to get mangoes. Wonderful, flavorful meal and I would definitely make all of these recipes again.
This is my husband’s plate and I put Blue Cheese dressing on his salad because that is pretty much what he likes but I put the Vinaigrette on mine – excellent. I actually think he would have enjoyed the vinaigrette as well.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
For this week I pick the Spicy Honey Chicken on page 119. It suggests a salad recipe on the side that I think sounds good and a recipe for the Honey Citrus Vinaigrette on page 91. Or it suggests Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice on page 203 as a side dish to go with the chicken. I think I am going with the salad variation, but either way I think it sounds good!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I made the meat pies a few nights ago and they turned out really well. They were pretty tasty. I followed the directions in the recipe except I used regular beef bouillon instead of the low-sodium beef broth. I thought the meat mixture was a little salty so I should have diluted the bouillon a bit or used the LS broth. I used the pie crust recipe in the book and it was very flaky and tender. It was fun to try a dish from Louisiana.
I made the Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri today for Sunday dinner. We both thought it was quite tasty. The Chimichurri was a bit of work but gave the meat a really good flavor. I also ended up cooking the tenderloin on my grill pan on the stove because we only have a small table top gas grill and it would have taken the whole canister of propane to cook it. It took a bit of time on the stove but it was fine. I let the pork marinate for about 4 hours. I would like to try the Chimichurri with chicken next time. In fact maybe I will do that with the leftover sauce.
Thanks for choosing the recipes, Ingrid. It is nice to have you back cooking with us:)