Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Smokey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Smokey Roasted Sweet Potatoes :) 

INGREDIENTS
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs.)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp smoked paprika
⅛ tsp garlic powder
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
¼ tsp salt
Freshly cracked pepper (10-15 cranks of a pepper mill)
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INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then cut them into ⅛-inch thick slices.

In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper.

Place the sweet potato slices in a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil over top. Sprinkle the spice mix over the sweet potatoes, then toss until the potatoes are evenly coated in oil and spices.

Arrange the seasoned sweet potato slices in a casserole dish, stacked in a row like a deck of cards. They don't have to be perfect.

Cover the dish with foil and roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and let cook for an additional 15 minutes. Test the sweet potatoes with a fork for doneness. If they're still firm, allow them to roast for an additional 10-15 minutes. If they become too brown during that time, simply cover the dish with foil to prevent further browning. 

Enjoy :) 

Made by @budgetbytes

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken :) 

Serves: 4
Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness (1 inch or less)
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (OR ¼ teaspoon each dried basil, dried oregano, and dried thyme)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
4 slices mozzarella cheese
tomato basil topping
3 roma tomatoes, diced
salt and pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

Instructions:
In a large bowl combine chicken, oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine and coat chicken evenly with the seasonings.

Grill chicken over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

While chicken is cooking, prepare the topping. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and basil and stir well.

Once chicken is cooked through, top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese and cook for about 1 minute longer until cheese is melty.

Top chicken with tomato basil topping and serve immediately.

Enjoy :) 

Made by @cremedelacrumb1

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Chicken salad cucumber cups

Chicken salad cucumber cups :)  




Ingredients (Makes about 30-35 pieces):
5 cups organic chicken, cooked and shredded
1 tbsp yellow mustard 
1/2 cup unsweetened raisins 
2 celery stalks, minced 
2 tbsp chives, minced 
Salt & pepper, to taste 
Minced walnuts, to top
3-4 large cucumbers, cut in 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
For the homemade mayo:
1 1/4 cup of avocado oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 organic egg
1/2 tsp mustard powder
Dash of salt .

Directions:
1) For the mayo - In a food processor first pour 1/4 of the oil, egg and mustard powder. Blend well then very slowly add in the remaining oil (the slower you pour the oil the thicker it will be). Lastly add in the lemon juice and a dash of salt. 

2) In a large bowl mix together the chicken, mayo, mustard, raisins, celery and chives. Add in salt and pepper to taste as desired.

3) I used a potato peeler for the cucumbers for the skin then cut them in 1/2 inch pieces and using a teaspoon I gently scooped out the seeds, but make sure to not make a hole in the bottom.
 
4) Fill the cucumber cups with the chicken salad mixture then top with minced walnuts. 

Enjoy!

By @the_organic_heart

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Age is an Attitude

Age is an Attitude



 If you don't know your age would you feel older or younger? Ageing doesn't have to be a dreaded decline into disease and disability. Be better every birthday with steps that put you in your prime all the time.



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