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Hi bees – I’d love for you to share your favorite dinner recipes! I seem to be in a rut with cooking which has led to us eating out a lot more than ‘d like. I have a friend’s wedding in Puerto Rico coming up so I’m trying to eat in more often and be healthy, although the dinner recipes don’t have to be super healthy. My most recent favorite dinner recipe is chicken pot pie – I make it with organic chicken, chicken broth, butter, and tons of veggies. So most wouldn’t consider this to be a “healthy recipe” but I’m a huge fan of whole food and fats and portion control as it has seemed to work the best out of everything that I’ve tried. I’ve tried Pinterest but those recipes turn out badly for me as often as they turn out well so real recipes that you’ve actually made would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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FutureMrsGrabs: One Pinterest recipe that I made is the sweet and sour chicken (http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/03/baked-sweet-and-sour-chicken-recipe.html). It does have quite a bit of sugar in it which you could probably cut down. I think it is really yummy and stops my craving for chinese food.
I also really like chicken pot pie and put as many veggies in as my husband can stand. I often make stir frys too. I’m sure you could find recipes for them but I just kind of use what we have in the house. I’ll use either beef or chicken (shrimp would probably also be good but my husband doesn’t eat them) and then chop a bunch of vegetables and throw them in. Serve this over rice or egg noodles.
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I made this two weeks ago, after my husband requested more Mexican food being added to the menue. It was so yummy and a lot easier than I thought it would be
Now that the weather is turning colder, this recipe will probably find it’s way back into the rotation. It’s good, and the seasoning isn’t a bunch of extra salt or sugar.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern
Made this recently:
For the salmon:
salmon (mine was just under a lb I believe)
about a tablespoon and a half to two tablespoons smoked paprika
tablespoon crushed fennel seed
tablespoon chopped fresh dill… dried works fine too
tablespoon brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Mix above ingredients in a small bowl. Rub salmon with olive oil… I was using skin on salmon so I coated tops and sides of each piece. Heat a grill pan to medium heat and sear both sides until cooked through. Time is dependent on the thickness of the salmon but usually a 3 to 5 minutes each side. You can tell it’s finished when it’s opaque and flakes with a fork.
For the salad:
small bunch of chives
half a lemon
While your salmon is cooking cut a cucumber into strips. Chop half a shallot. Chop half tablespoon to full tablespoon of chives depending on your tastes. Combine in bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and the juice from half a lemon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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- Wedding: Cottage on the Creek
sounds weird but is SO GOOD – Cesar Tortellini. basically you cook tortellini (from the refrigerator section) and toss with a cesar salad kit – lettuce and all. So. Good! We add shredded pork (sometimes), and chopped red onion and tomato when we have it laying around. easy and delicious!
Post # 6
FutureMrsGrabs: Jamie Oliver 15-Minute Meals! So delish. I use the actual cookbook, but a lot of the recipes can be found online
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- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
This has become a favorite of mine lately. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/141994503.html
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These are a new favorite of ours, except instead of chipotle I used cajun just because I dont like chipotle. But they are sooo good. That lime creama though :p
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Literally any vegetable on earth is DELICIOUS when roasted with olive oil and garlic. My favorites are broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts, or beets. Dice em up, toss them with oil / garlic / salt and pepper, bake at ~380 for 20 minutes and then broil for a couple minutes. It’s so amazingly yummy and also healthy and low calorie (just don’t use too much oil).
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MissStoGee: I love that recipe. Too bad the DH is not as big of fan.
Post # 13
Yumma all! Thanks for all the recipes – unfortunately the FI is a slightly picky eater and doesn’t eat any seafood at all (ugh, i know), so I’ll save those for when he’s out of town.