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Banana Muffins!

22 Jan

I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to try a new clean banana muffin recipe that I found on one of my favorite clean eating blogs, thegraciouspantry.com. I have tried quite a few of her delicious recipes and this one was no different! Here is the link to the recipe: http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-banana-muffins/.

First I layed out all of the ingredients on the counter. I decided to use Almond milk and honey based on what I had available and also decided to 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes for texture.

I followed the directions and mixed all the ingredients with my kitchenaid on a low-speed.

I even let M take a picture of me in the kitchen, don’t mind my sweats and no makeup! I am not very glamorous in the kitchen!

I decided against adding nuts to my muffins and cooked them according to the recipe and they turned out perfect and golden brown! They were delicious, the perfect amount of sweet, fluffy, and moist! We are trying to switch over all of the foods we eat to the “eat clean” versions and this will be one recipe that this PreppyHouseWife will recreate!

xo Kay

Berries in the Kitchen!!

3 Sep

I have turned to the fabulous fresh berries that I found at the farmer’s market this week as the inspiration for a few items whipped up in the PreppyKitchen this week! Both of these amazing recipes are from Clean Eating Magazine, one of my most favorite sources for healthy recipes! For dinner we made Chicken with Sautéed Blackberry Sauce, and it was delicious! Here are some pictures and the recipe:

Chicken with Sautéed Blackberry Sauce

Ingredients: 4 6oz boneless chicken breasts, 1/2tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 2tbsp olive oil, 1/3cup chopped shallots, 1tsp fresh rosemary, 1cup blackberries, 1/2cup 100% pomegranate or blueberry pomegranate juice.

-Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet or saute pan heat oil on medium. Add chicken and cook for 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Transfer chicken to serving plates and let rest for 5 minutes.

Chicken cooking in the skillet.

-Meanwhile in the same skillet on medium-high heat add shallots and rosemary and cook until shallots are tender, about 1 minute. Stir in blackberries and pomegranate juice, deglazing pan by scraping up any browned bits from bottom of the skillet with heatsafe spatula. Cook until liquid is reduced to a thin layer, 1-2 minutes.

Cooking Up Blackberries!

-Top Chicken with berry mixture and serve! I served ours with a heap of organic green beans:)

For dessert I found another amazing recipe also from Clean Eating for homemade Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles. I had used our popsicle molds before but these were above and beyond anything I made before!

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Ingredients: 2 cups blueberries, 2tbsp evaporated cane juice (I subbed 1tbsp agave nectar for this), 2 cups plain non-fat yogurt, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1/2tsp lemon zest

Ingredients!

 -In a medium saucepan combine blueberries, agave, and 2tsp water and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until blueberries soften. Allow berry mix to simmer for an additional 2 minutes then set aside to cool.

Cooking the Blueberries!

-Meanwhile mix together yogurt, vanilla extract, and lemon zest in a bowl. Slowly fold the slightly cooled blueberry mixture into the bowl and stir.

Blueberry and Yogurt Mixture

-Pour mixture into popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze for 3-4 hours or until frozen solid, then enjoy!

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles!

I always love cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients so these are definitely two delicious one’s  I will be keeping on my list for summer. Enjoy!!

xoKay

What’s For Dinner Tonight?

2 May

I have been getting bored with dinner so last night I dove into my cookbooks and tried to find a new recipe for the same old boring chicken! I found a winner in The Bon Appetit Fresh Easy Fast Cookbook. Mojito Chicken! Here is the fabulous recipe and a few pictures of the process of making dinner for M and I:)

Ingredients:

-3/4 cup fresh lime juice

-1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped finely

-1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp light rum

-6 tablespoons mint syrup

-4 chicken breasts

-2 limes, cut into slices

Take the lime juice, mint, 1/2 cup rum, and mint syrup and combine with a whisk. If you don’t have mint syrup you can make it with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water, heated until the sugar dissolves, then add chopped mint and allow to cool. Tenderize the chicken breasts and soak them in the marinade for 1-4 hours.

Take the additional 2 tbsp on rum and soak the sliced limes at room temperature.

Rum Soaked Limes

Once the chicken and limes have marinated place them onto your pre-heated grill. Cook the chicken until thoroughly cooked, and sear the limes until tender!

On the Grill!

 Once cooked take the chicken and top with the rum soaked lime garnish and serve! 

Mojito Chicken!

I served this with coconut rice and grilled zucchini, this will be added to our regular rotation of dinners. Off to search for tomorrow’s dinner because now I want to try some more new dishes for summer!
 
xo Kay