Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Takeout-Style Coconut Chicken

I think I've always liked coconut. I was never a huge fan when I was younger, but I've always liked the taste. However, after going on the Whole 30, I am slightly obsessed. I love using coconut oil for just about any dish. It gives food such a nice nutty flavor.

This takeout-style way of making chicken, is delicious. I love that you make the chicken brown and crispy first. It gives it a "fried" taste. It's definitely one of those trickster meals. Give it to someone, and they won't even know it's healthy!

High Heels and Grills is where this recipe originated (I tweaked it a little to make it Paleo-friendly). I came across the site on Pinterest. Pinterest is awesome in that way. I think it's so cool that you can discover so many sites, just from a few recipes!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What I Did Last Weekend (2/12-2/14)

We had a great weekend in Cincy. For Valentine's, we went to a candlelit coffee and dessert event with live music. And we attended the Cincinnati Ballet's Cinderella on Sunday. It was all quite a treat!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tuesday Night Chicken Recipe

Whenever I am looking for a recipe while meal planning, I always find myself putting the words "easy," "fast," "simple," etc... in the search field. I love to cook, but I also love a simple weeknight meal that will put dinner on the table super quick.

This recipe is from Stupid Easy Paleo. She's not lying. This recipe is definitely stupid easy. But also stupid delicious. There's a nice kick to this chicken! There's a couple of seasoning blend recipes in there too. I really loved the taste of the Italian Seasoning Blend. I plan on using that again for sure!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

What I Did Last Weekend (2/5-2/7/2016)

Dinner at Taft's Ale House in OTR. The brewery is in an old church, and the architecture was breath-taking. Plus, the food and drinks were on point. DEFINITELY recommend this place.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Deconstructed Beef Samosa

Indian food is for sure one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to food. I mean it's just SO good. I really have never had a bad experience. I mean, yes, there are places that are better than others. But, I literally don't think I have ever tried an Indian dish and been like "Eww, that doesn't taste good."

So, when I find a healthy version of anything Indian, I get really excited. I found this recipe on Pinterest. It's from My Heart Beets. It was a very fast and simple meal with tons of spice and flavors. I tweaked it a little, and found it very delicious. :)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fresh Juice Recipe: Carrot, Apple, Ginger

Lately, I have really been loving fresh juice. I mean who doesn't? We have a couple juice shops close to us, and they are phenomenal. I love popping into them, and seeing what new ingredients and combinations they are using.

However, going to these shops can get awfully pricey. Plus, J & I got a juicer for our wedding! It's a little bit more work, but I think it's definitely worth it. If you don't have a juicer, you can use a good blender as well. Just have a nice strainer on hand to strain the juice before you drink it.

This particular recipe is great for winter. It's guaranteed to boost your immune system. Lots and lots of vitamins and antioxidants from the apples and carrots. Not to mention the numerous benefits of ginger including anti-inflammatory properties and lowering cholesterol.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Instant Pot Pork Mexi-Stew

Okay okay... This is the last instant pot recipe for a little bit! Promise! It's just so much fun to use.

Stews are one of my favorite things to make when it's winter. Even more than chili. It's just so comforting and delicious. All the flavors meld together and stew into a wonderful dish. You could totally make some adjustments to cook this recipe in the slow cooker or even in a dutch oven.

This Pork Mexi-Stew is really delicious. I got the idea from My Heart Beets' Carne Guisada. I swapped the beef for pork and then added a bit more broth to make it more of a stew. MMM MMM! My Heart Beets has a lot of grain free recipes, and even some great Whole 30 recipes, so definitely check out the site.

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