Monday, March 25, 2013

Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are a snap for some, and an ongoing battle for others.  I'm the latter.  I've tried a handful of different methods and sometimes they worked, and sometimes they didn't.  I got this method for Hard Boiled Eggs here.  They cooked perfectly and were a snap to peel which is another thing I always have issues with. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Downfall of Juicing

So...  form a previous post, if you saw it, I told you about my endeavor into juicing.  I was so excited that I was telling everyone about it.  It lasted exactly a week.  What's funny is a Facebook acquaintance of mine posted about her interest in juicing and asked if anyone had a cheap juicer she could buy off someone so I gave mine to her. 
It was too time consuming and expensive for me.  According to all the info I researched, it wasn't like you could make enough juice for the week and drink it. The longest amount of time was 24 hours to drink your juice before it started losing it's nutrients.  It was also messy. Anyway, long story short, it just wasn't for me.
So I continued with my clean eating and have lost another 5 pounds.  People are starting to notice which is definitely encouraging.  Going to continue with what I'm doing and see what happens.  Current weight is 188. 
BTW, Calli says hi.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fish With Sour Cream and Dill

I found this recipe here.  Looked really good as I've never really thought of combining sour cream and fish.  I usually do a lemon and dill seasoning for my fish in a foil packet then eat with tartar sauce.  I gave this a go and it was pretty bland to me.  The fact that this was a way that she got her kids to eat fish was awesome, but I probably won't make again.  I'm always looking for a way to cook fish that doesn't involve frying so I will try most anything.   What's your favorite way to make fish without frying?

Mmmm, look at that mac and cheese... 
Anyway, even if this isn't something you want to try, the blog itself is awesome and there are a lot of other recipes I want to try.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is yummy.  You can do this with beef too, but I think chicken is best.  Never tried it with pork or seafood but who knows, might be good too.  Anyway, here's how I make it.

Here are the ingredients.  That's pepper hiding behind the ginger.  And yes, I forgot the brown sugar... >.<
1 to 1 1/2lb chicken cut into bite size pieces
About a cup and a half of your choice of veggies
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 ts orange zest
1/4 cup soy sauce
1tb sesame oil
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 ts pepper
1/4 ts ground ginger
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cloves pressed or finely minced garlic
Siracha to taste
Few tb of your choice of oil. I used canola.
corn starch for coating

 Put chicken, 1/4 cup OJ, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tb sesame oil and zest in zip lock bag and
let sit for an hour or so in the fridge.
Once time is up, coat marinated chicken in corn starch.  It doesn't need to be coated like you're making fried chicken, just enough to make some crispy bits.  Drain on paper towel.

Once chicken is done, sautee veggies in a little more oil.  Not a whole lot, you still want them crispy.

Once chicken and veggies are cooked, throw the rest tof the ingredients in the pan and cook until reduced by half.

 Then, throw everybody back in the pool and cook for another few minutes until
all is coated and sticky.  Serve with rice if desired.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Broccoli Bites

These were really good.  They were great by themselves, but I had an open container of sour cream and they were even better dipped in that.  They would probably be good with Ranch dressing too.  Original recipe is here.  As you can see I added a couple things.  I want to make these again with spinach alone.


Mixed up
On the pan.  (Going to make them smaller next time)

Finished product