Friday, June 28, 2013

PICKLE chicken! seriously... its good! and easy!

Pickle Chicken-crockpot style!

Mixed up a few recipes and concocted this amazingly tender, juicy, flavorful chicken! yummy! Definitely worth trying.

-1 lb chicken breast
-1 c. greek yogurt-plain
-1-2 garlic cloves
-1/2 small onion, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- pickle juice! (to taste... i added about a 1/3 of a cup)
-sea salt and pepper to taste
-1/2 c parmesan cheese

plop it all in the crockpot on low all day. add cheese for the last 15-20 mins. SO EASY, and SO GOOD! It was moist and just kind of fell apart, you could also shred it.

I served this chicken with a side of parmesan cheese quinoa (2 cup water, 1 cup dried quinoa, 1 tsp butter... bring to a boil, then simmer 15 mins. Add in some parmesan cheese).


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

a Breakfast COOKIE?!?!

A flavorful, crunchy...yet soft breakfast treat, you won't feel bad about eating. 
Waking up to rain this morning, the first thing that popped into my mind was that I wanted to try and bake something new today! :) So I popped online searching for a healthier baked good option to try. Knowing I wanted to stay away from too much gluten, dairy and sugar.  I also have limited ingredients in the house and don't currently have a car during the day to go to the store. So I did a quick check through the kitchen, and my cheerios caught my eye. So I looked up a few things then concocted this homemade breakfast bar...aka COOKIE!

*2 eggs, beaten
*1/2 c. raw honey
*1/2 c. butter (I actually reduced it to 6 TBS and added 2 TBS raw milk)
*2 TBS natural applesauce
*1/2 c. raisins
*1 c. grated carrots
*1 c. chopped almonds (I used peanuts due to adam's allergy)

*1/2 c. chopped apples/apricot

*1 c. all purpose flour (I used GF)
*1 c. rolled oats (I also used GF)
*1 tsp. cinnamin
*1 tsp brown sugar
*1 tsp nutmeg (optional... i didnt have)
*1 1/2 cups cheerios (YAY who doesn't love a little cheerio treat)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grate carrots, and chop apples/apricot and nuts and set aside.
Combine egg, honey and butter
Then add the grated carrots, peanuts, apples, and raisins. Stir to combine
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg.
Add to the wet mixture and stir until all mixed and wet.
Fold in the cheerios, then drop them onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-15 mins (until firm).
Cool, and enjoy!

I haven't tried it yet, but i'm going to also freeze half the cookies, so you can just grab one in a pinch for breakfast or a snack :)

ok ok, if you look closely I MAY have added a couple choc chips to 1/2 the cookies.
A girl needs her chocolate! ;)