HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

Easy Balsamic Chicken recipe with a caprese twist! Chicken breasts are cooked until tender in a flavorful balsamic sauce then topped with mozzarella, basil & tomato. Low carb and gluten free!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I got to spend the weekend before last in Palm Springs with some of my favorite girlfriends! It was ridiculously fun.

I felt guilty about leaving since I had just (no, seriously JUST) come home from Chicago the day before and Santa Barbara the weekend before that (THREE trips in ONE week, guys!). My husband is a good sport and let me go.

So when I was in Palm Springs, I was chatting with my friend Emily on the way to the outlets and she was telling me about a recipe that her family loves. She said it wasn’t the healthiest but maybe I could fix it and give it a YHE spin. 😉 So I took the challenge. Of course I did! Her recipe was for balsamic chicken sandwiches. Sandwiches sound amazing but add unnecessary carbs. So I threw the sandwich idea aside.

Also, her recipe had a lot of brown sugar in the balsamic sauce. I subbed Truvia Brown Sugar Blend in its place and the sauce was ah.maz.ing. I pan cooked the chicken and let it simmer in the sauce until cooked through and tender and then I baked it with a slice of mozzarella cheese, a sprig of basil and a slice of tomato on top. My boys absolutely loved this balsamic chicken recipe!

The chicken is tender and the caprese combo on the top is like icing on the cake. It adds so much flavor. If you try one dinner on YHE, try this! It is so delicious!

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts (about 5-6 pieces)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup low sodium-chicken broth
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. Truvia Brown Sugar Blend (or about 6 Tbsp. brown sugar)
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced mozzarella
  • fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In between two pieces of plastic wrap, pound chicken breasts to ½” thick. (Mine were large, so I cut them in half).
  2. Salt and pepper both sides.
  3. Heat oil in saucepan on medium-high.
  4. Brown chicken on both sides.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic.
  6. Cook until garlic is tender, being careful not to burn it.
  7. Add broth, balsamic and Truvia.
  8. Turn heat up to medium-high and simmer for 10-12 minutes, covered until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Preheat broiler. Line baking sheet with parchment.
  10. Place each chicken piece on baking sheet.
  11. Place a sprig of basil on top of each breast then cover with a slice of mozzarella.
  12. Broil until cheese is slightly melted.
  13. Add tomato slice on top.
  14. Heat again until tomato is warm and cheese is melted.
  15. Serve as is or with a little extra sauce from the pan drizzled on top.
  16. Enjoy!

You can find complete recipes of this CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE in yummyhealthyeasy.com

How To Make California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo | Food Recipes

How To Make California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo | Food Recipes

California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo is a fresh and filling low-carb meal that comes together in minutes!

Hello, hello! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

My Mom, Lincoln and I finally made it back to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. We’d only gone once together this summer, way back in June, and were long overdue for a visit. It felt great to be amongst the crowds and hit up all our favorite stands again. (Please notice the adorable chevron dress the gal walking in front of us was wearing. Isn’t it cute!? Wish I would have asked where she got it…)

We also had a celebrity sighting – Governer Chris Christie was unexpectedly there doing a meet and greet and my Mom made a beeline for him as soon as we figured out who was drawing the crowd. One second she was next to me then the next she was hand in hand with the Gov. It was as if she’d seen a member of The Monkees (her fave) or something! That is to say, she’s a big fan. 😉

Crunchy lettuce leaves replace flour tortillas in this easy gluten-free lunch, dinner, or hearty snack recipe, which are layered with deli turkey, a 30-second fresh Basil-Mayo, cooked bacon, and thinly sliced avocado and Roma tomatoes, then rolled and sliced. These lettuce wraps are cool, fresh and made extra special by the California-inspired combo of sliced avocado and Basil-Mayo in the mix. The flavors are AH-mazing!

The original intent for this recipe was to create an amped up BLT, which I guess it still is, but I think this lettuce wrap with hearty turkey and bacon can stand on its own. Trust me, try a bite and you’ll be making it over and over again.

How To Make California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo | Food Recipes

How To Make California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo | Food Recipes
How To Make California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 4 slices gluten-free deli turkey (I like Applegate Farms)
  • 4 slices gluten-free bacon, cooked (I like Applegate Farms)
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced

For the Basil-Mayo:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free mayonnaise (I like Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayo)
  • 6 large basil leaves, torn
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. For the Basil-Mayo: combine ingredients in a small food processor then process until smooth.
  2. Alternatively, mince basil and garlic then whisk all ingredients together.
  3. Can be done a couple days a head of time.
  4. Lay out two large lettuce leaves then layer on 1 slice of turkey and slather with Basil-Mayo.
  5. Layer on a second slice of turkey followed by the bacon, and a few slices of both avocado and tomato.
  6. Season lightly with salt and pepper then fold the bottom up, the sides in, and roll like a burrito.
  7. Slice in half then serve cold.

You can find complete recipes of this California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo in iowagirleats.com

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats | Food Recipes

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats | Food Recipes

Last year I shared a recipe for Pizza Zucchini Boats and I knew it wouldn’t end there. This year I’ve made a zucchini boat I like even more – these unbelievably delicious and perfectly flavorful Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats! With these you save on carbs by swapping out the classic tortilla wrapped enchiladas with hallowed out zucchini boats instead.

I was actually really surprised myself by how much I truly loved these! I was so skeptical at first and I thought there’s no way I could ever trade in a classic, cheese loaded, pure comfort food enchilada for a healthier version. Indeed was I wrong.

The key with these is making sure you find wide zucchini, otherwise you won’t be fitting very much filling in them. Trust me you will love this filling so you’re going to want to be able to load them up. You might look a little crazy at the store digging through the zucchini for 5 minutes looking for the wider ones but it’s worth it :). Also key to these is Ancho chili powder.

please don’t just swap it out with more regular chili powder – like I used to be guilty of doing. It has a more robust depth of flavor and really just makes these, plus I’ve been adding it to everything lately. You’ll have no problem using it up.

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats | Food Recipes

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats | Food Recipes
How To Make Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats | Food Recipes

INGREDEINTS :

  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (from about 1 lb)
  • 4 medium zucchini (2 1/2 lbs), sliced in half through length*
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion (be sure they are chopped fine or they won’t cook through)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • For serving: diced Roma tomatoes, chopped cilantro, chopped yellow onion (optional), light sour cream (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop centers from zucchini while leaving a 1/4-inch rim to create boats.
  3. Brush tops and bottoms with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil and place in two baking dishes (I used a 13 by 9 and a 9 by 9).
  4. Bake in preheated oven until zucchini is nearly tender, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  6. Once hot add onion and saute 3 – 4 minutes until soft.
  7. Add garlic and saute 10 seconds longer.
  8. Remove from heat, pour in tomato sauce, ancho chili powder, chili powder, cumin and paprika.
  9. In a liquid measuring cup whisk together the water and cornstarch until well blended then pour into tomato sauce mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Bring to a light boil, stirring frequently. Allow to gently boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  11. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. Stir in shredded chicken.

You can find complete recipes of this Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats in cookingclassy.com

How To Make Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings | Food Recipes

How To Make Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings | Food Recipes

 

How To Make Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings | Food Recipes
How To Make Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 4 large bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1½ tsp creole seasoning
  • ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
  • A pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Prepare peppers by slicing off a little of the top and bottom of each pepper.
  2. Do not discard these. Cut out ribs and seeds.
  3. Slice into 3 thick rings and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment for easy clean up.
  4. Dice up remaining parts of peppers to use in meat mixture.
  5. Prepare meatloaf mix: Mix ground beef with seasoning, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, garlic, and remaining diced peppers until combined.
  6. Stuff each pepper with meat mixture leaving a dome of the mixture on top of each pepper.
  7. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe pot over medium-high heat. (If you do not have an oven-safe pot, you will just transfer them into a casserole dish to bake later).
  8. Brown each stuffed pepper ring for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  9. You may need to do this in 2 batches depending on the size of your pot.

You can find complete recipes of this Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings in diaryofarecipecollector.com

How To Make Vegetable Soup | Food Recipes

How To Make Vegetable Soup | Food Recipes

It had been a long time since I had vegetable soup from a can, then several months ago I was sick and was craving it. I tried it and couldn’t even finish half of it, not because I wasn’t feeling well but because it just tasted off. Finally I’ve gotten around to trying it homemade and I will never want another can again, it’s 100 times better homemade.

This soup is completely delicious and it’s easy to make. It just takes some chopping and a fair amount of simmering until you’ve got a soup worth remembering. This is one you’ll definitely want to add to your dinner rotation. It is probably one of the healthiest things I’ve made for dinner in a while.

I had two bowls then came back before bed for a third because I liked it so much. I love that it uses half fresh veggies and half frozen so you still get all that freshness but have the ease of pre-cut frozen veggies too. During the summer when you have all the fresh veggies on hand definitely feel free to use all fresh instead.

Enjoy!

How To Make Vegetable Soup | Food Recipes

How To Make Vegetable Soup | Food Recipes
How To Make Vegetable Soup | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots (about 4)
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped celery (about 3)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 3 cups peeled and 1/2-inch thick diced potatoes (from about 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped frozen or fresh green beans
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen or fresh corn
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh peas

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute 3 – 4 minutes then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer.
  3. Pour in broth (if you want lesser ratio of broth use 3 cans then only 3/4 cup of the 4th can) and add tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, bay leaves, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste (if you want a really flavorful soup you can add in more dried herbs, I prefer to let the flavors of the vegetables shine though and not overdue it).
  4. Bring to a boil, then add green beans, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 – 30 minutes.
  5. then add corn and peas and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve warm.

You can find complete recipes of this Vegetable Soup in cookingclassy.com

HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT LOSS WONDER SOUP | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT LOSS WONDER SOUP | FOOD RECIPES

“A filling and healthy wonder soup to assist with any diet. Vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, paleo – this combination of cooked veggies will leave you feeling full enough to get past the hunger pangs.”

This soup is a little out of character compared to the recipes I usually post, seeing as how it doesn’t include two cups of sugar or a pound of cream cheese, but that’s actually the point. I have a wonderful job (this little food blog) where I get to spend my days making tasty recipes… and I know they’re tasty because I eat them.

All the time. And like that one day where I had the genius idea of snacking on parfaits all day long, it does catch up to me. It has caught up to me. I’m going to be real with you: my pants no longer fit. In fact, they haven’t for a while now. But at least yoga pants are super comfy.

So for the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to do everything a bit less – eat less, cook less, splurge less. I’ve also did the GM Diet again, a week-long program that’s one part diet and one part detox. I have no authority to recommend the GM diet to anyone, but it’s worked for me now (and in the past) to help jump start me toward more healthy habits.

And one of my absolutely favorite parts of the GM Diet? Their weight loss wonder soup.

Now, the GM Diet doesn’t have full claim on a soup like this. Many other diets (such as Weight Watchers) have their own version of this soup to help supplement their plans. There are even whole diets based on eating nothing but this soup.

I’ll bet you wondering, can a soup really be good enough to be called a “wonder”? Well, there are some clear benefits to a soup like this:

1 – It leaves you feeling satisfied and full. One of the hardest part of any diet is overcoming those hunger pangs, and I find that having this soup (with lots of water) helps get me through the day with ease.… And if you’re anything like me, I’ll bet you’re giving that last sentence the side eye, since every time someone promises that a food is “filling” it ends up being anything but that. My tip? Have some large naval oranges handy. If you’re still feeling snacky after the soup, grab an orange.

By the time you peel the fruit and finish eating, all the remaining hunger pangs will have passed. Sometimes you just need a distraction for your body to catch up to the idea that you’re full, and a fruit like an orange keeps you occupied while that happens (and helps top of any remaining room in your stomach).

2 – It has great flavor without adding all the “bad for you” foods. In its base form, this soup is about as good for you as it can get – it’s nothing but veggies cooked in water. Before I had this soup, I would have told you that I did not like cabbage, onions, or green peppers, yet they somehow make a delicious combination when cooked together in this soup.

HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT LOSS WONDER SOUP | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT LOSS WONDER SOUP | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT LOSS WONDER SOUP | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 4 large onions finely chopped
  • 2 green peppers diced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil optional
  • 3 large tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch celery diced
  • 1 small cabbage chopped
  • 3 cup water or up to 5 cups for a more watery soup

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Start off by cutting up all the vegetables and separating them into three large bowls: onion and green pepper in the first bowl, tomatoes and celery in the second bowl, and cabbage in the last bowl.
  2. If you need tips on how to cut a green pepper, watch this video for a walkthrough.
  3. If you’ve never cut a cabbage before, watch this video on how to do it.
  4. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add onions and green peppers to pan, tossing to coat.
  6. Sautee veggies until water has cooked out and onions begin to brown.
  7. The length of time this takes will depend on your cooking unit and the size of your pan, but for me, it took about 35 minutes.
  8. Turn the veggies every 3 to 5 minutes while cooking to prevent sticking and to check the color.
  9. When cooked, remove from heat.
  10. In an extra large spaghetti pot, add the cabbage and water.
  11. Next, add the tomatoes and celery.
  12. Finish by adding the cooked onions and green peppers on top.
  13. Ingredients will likely be to be brim of the pot – this is okay. Do not stir soup yet.

You can find complete recipes of this WEIGHT LOSS WONDER SOUP in homemadehooplah.com

How To Make Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Food Recipes

How To Make Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Food Recipes

I want to introduce you to my new favorite salad:  Southwestern Chopped Salad, loaded with tons of veggies, juicy and flavorful chicken, and topped off with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® brand)!  It’s a salad, side dish, and dinner all in one – depends on how hungry you are!

And so easy-to-make – only 30 minutes from start to finish: just chop up all the veggies, cook the chicken in Mexican-style spices, and spice everything up with a delicious dressing! Super flavorful, colorful, healthy, this recipe is packed with fiber (vegetables) and protein (chicken)! And did I say it is gluten free?!

You’ll love this salad! What’s even better, your kids will love it too, especially when they taste the dressing! What a great and easy way to serve tons of veggies to your kids. We all know that the best and easiest way to take the salad from boring to flavorful is the right dressing! In this recipe I am using Hidden Valley® Buttermilk Ranch – and it’s not called America’s Favorite Ranch for nothing!

It’s delicious, versatile, and makes everything taste better: the vegetables and the chicken! Add the Mexican-style spices, and you’ll have one of the most delicious (and healthy!) meals you’ve ever tried! I love how colorful the vegetables are in this recipe! Colored vegetables are so good for you – they are packed with a variety of essential nutrients.

I love the Buttermilk flavor, and the Original Ranch dressing will work great here too! By the way, did you know that both Hidden Valley® Buttermilk Ranch dressings are gluten free?! It’s always a huge plus in my book since I HAVE to follow a gluten free diet.

I very much respect the companies that take the time and effort to ensure their products are gluten free and label them as such. It makes life so much easier for us gluten-free folks. One thing less to think about!

Without further ado, let’s start cooking!  Generously season chicken breast with salt, ground cumin, mildly spicy chili powder, and cook in olive oil on medium heat until the chicken is cooked through:

How To Make Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Food Recipes

How To Make Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Food Recipes
How To Make Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large chicken breast (about 1 lb), sliced in half horizontally
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder (mild, not overly spicy kind)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn from the can, rinsed and drained
  • Hidden Valley® Buttermilk Ranch dressing

INSTRUCTIONS :

Cooking chicken:

  1. Generously season the chicken breasts with salt, on both sides. Also, season both sides of chicken breast with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder (reserve the remaining 1.5 teaspoon of each cumin and chili powder for later).
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat until hot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil – it should sizzle immediately. Add the chicken breast, and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, on medium-high heat. Remove the skillet from the heat, cover with lid, and let the chicken sit, off heat (it will continue cooking off heat) until the chicken is completely cooked through and no longer pink in the center, about 10-15 minutes. Slice the cooked chicken into stripes or cubes. Set aside.

Assembling the salad:

  1. Make sure lettuce, bell pepper, tomatoes, avocado, and green onions are all finely chopped.
  2. Rinse and drain canned black beans and canned corn.
  3. Add all salad ingredients, 1.5 teaspoon of ground cumin, and 1.5 teaspoon of chili powder to a large bowl and toss with the desired amount of Buttermilk Ranch dressing.
  4. Taste the salad, and definitely add some salt, to taste.
  5. Adding just the right amount of salt at this point will really bring out all the flavors! Top each salad serving with cooked chicken (cubed or sliced into stripes).

You can find complete recipes of this Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing in juliasalbum.com

How To Make Baked Spinach and Eggs | Food Recipes

How To Make Baked Spinach and Eggs | Food Recipes

Have I already mentioned that I love hot cooked breakfast? Perhaps just a million times! I am a creature of habit, that’s why. I grew up in our island of Marinduque having cooked breakfast all the time. Everyday. It was the norm.

We had rice for breakfast everyday – almost always accompanied by eggs and with some meat cooked in a variety of ways (pork tocino, beef tapa or perhaps even some left-over fried chicken) and yes, even fish – whether smoked (Tinapa) or fried (Daing – first comes to mind)! Of course, I should not forget the Ma-ling (Chinese Spam) or the more expensive Spam! I won’t mind having them everyday though I will probably gain a few pounds if I do so. 🙂

But that’s just the way it is, I assume, in most houses in the Philippines. Breakfast is almost like dinner in the sense that people still eat together whenever they can. Kids have to be up early for school and parents need to prepare for work so it makes sense for everyone to eat together.

Well, at least it was like this in our house when we were growing up. There’s only one cook – whether it was my mom or a helper who makes breakfast so it’s impractical to cook each breakfast dish on piecemeal basis. If you want to eat a later breakfast, you may, but it would be a cold one.

How To Make Baked Spinach and Eggs | Food Recipes

How To Make Baked Spinach and Eggs | Food Recipes
How To Make Baked Spinach and Eggs | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 6 cups firmly packed baby spinach or 1 (10 oz or up to 1 lb) bag fresh baby spinach*
  • 4 eggs (can increase to 6 if you are using more spinach)
  • Salt and freshly Ground Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp crumbled Feta Cheese for 1-2 eggs (about 2-3 Tbps in total)
  • Baking spray or a little oil for greasing

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray or grease with a little oil individual ramekins or other small oven safe dishes that can accomodate 1-2 eggs. See photo above. Set aside.
  2. Place the spinach in a deep skillet or a large frying pan.
  3. Add a little water (2-3 Tablespoons).
  4. Using medium heat, cook the spinach just until wilted, roughly 3-4 minutes.
  5. Use either your hand or a spatula to pack in the spinach.
  6. Drain the excess water well especially if you are using frozen spinach.
  7. Distribute the spinach evenly among the prepared ramekins or oven-safe dishes.
  8. Crack 1-2 eggs on top of the spinach. Season lightly with salt and pepper – lightly because Feta cheese is pretty salty on its own.
  9. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese on top
  10. Place the baking dishes or ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until the eggs are set/cooked (whites are set and yolks look firm on the edges) to your liking.
  11. I like mine well-done but some like eggs that are a little runny.
  12. Whatever you like as long as the eggs are susbtantially cooked inside, it’s fine.
  13. Serve with some toasted bread or rice on the side and tomato juice! A healthy breakfast that will keep you going for hours! Enjoy!

You can find complete recipes of this Baked Spinach and Eggs in manilaspoon.com

HOW TO MAKE ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA | FOOD RECIPES

Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it’s so easy to make – even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan!
Despite my daily 3-mile runs, all the morning donuts have finally caught up with me. So Jason and I made a pact to lighten up our diet before our Cabo trip in 6 weeks. But instead of eating bland, boring salads, I decided to make a fun, healthy quinoa dish that we would both really enjoy.

And that’s exactly what this quinoa dish is. With a fun Mexican twist, this dish is chockfull of so many amazing flavors, from the tangy lime juice to the hint of spiciness from the chili powder and jalapeno.

And not only is this healthy and nutritious but it’s also unbelievably easy to make. Simply throw everything into the skillet and that’s it. Even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan, really letting the flavors soak in.

HOW TO MAKE ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic and jalapeno, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in avocado, lime juice and cilantro.

You can find complete recipes of this ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA in damndelicious.net

How To Make Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) | Food Recipes

How To Make Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) | Food Recipes

This is the best Chickpea Stew ever! It is hearty and comforting, tastes delicious with rice. I have been so busy lately, it’s been a roller coaster ride since our move to Ohio. So many wonderful things are happening to our family and we feel so grateful for the abundance of blessings that are coming our way.

I have been delaying putting up new recipes because it’s been so difficult for me to decide which ones go on my website and which ones go in my cookbook.
Yes! you heard me, my cookbook is almost ready. I can’t keep the silence any longer and want to share with you all that I have been up to.

Moving here has given me long hours of being able to experiment in my kitchen. Don’t get me wrong where I lived in Virginia was also quiet but in a different way. Devannah started college in January but did most of her classes online. Here she goes to college full time so it’s just Daevyd and myself at home.
In order for me to focus on the cookbook, I had to narrow down my skincare orders to private customers.

I’m also currently enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to be a Certified Health Coach. I’m learning how to better work one and one with my clients to motivate them to achieve better overall health-More on this to come.

Well enough on me. This chickpeas stew is simple to make and delicious. Chickpea is low in fat, a good source of protein, fiber, vitamin B6 and iron. They increase bowel health, aid in weight loss and lower cholesterol.

How To Make Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) | Food Recipes

How To Make Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) | Food Recipes
How To Make Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 cup chick peas, dry or two-15 ounce cans chick peas, drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, (1/4 cup water)
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups liquid from boiled chickpeas, or water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. If you are using dried chickpeas, sort, wash and soak them overnight.
  2. The next day drain and rinse chickpeas.
  3. Cover with water about 2 inches above chickpeas and bring to boil on medium heat.
  4. Lower heat to simmer and cook until tender, about 1 hour.
  5. Drain chickpeas and reserve 2 cups of liquid, set aside.
  6. If using canned chickpeas, start at step 5.
  7. Heat oil or water in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.
  8. Add onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  9. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds stirring.
  10. Add bell pepper, tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, parsley, basil and oregano.

You can find complete recipes of this Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) in healthiersteps.com