Friday, March 29, 2013

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Zuchini Boats

This is not a meatless recipe, but could be adapted to be - just leave out the chicken and replace with your favorite bean! 

Ingredients: 

4-5 small to medium Zucchinis
1 cup shredded chicken
8 oz Tomato sauce
1/2 cup salsa (your favorite - I used Newman's Own mild)
Homemade Taco Seasoning
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup Shredded cheddar cheese (or as much as you want:)

Instructions:

For Tomato Sauce:
1.  Place tomato sauce and salsa in a pot.
2. Let simmer (low to low medium heat) while you prepare the boats and chicken.

Zucchini Boats:
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. 
2. Wash and slice zucchini in half
3. Use a melon baller or teaspoon (what I used) to scoop out the centers.
4. Keep the centers to be added with chicken mixture. 
5. Place in 9 x 13 baking dish.

Chicken: 
1. In a pan place shredded chicken, taco seasoning, zucchini centers and water.
2. Cook over medium heat until chicken has absorbed all the liquid/spices, then reduce heat.

Putting it together:
1. Place chicken mixture into the center of each zucchini (be generous:).
2. Pour tomato sauce over zucchini.
3. Top with shredded cheese.
4. Bake for 20-30 minutes*
*I baked mine for 30 minutes and the zucchini still had a little crunch - you don't want to bake it too long or it will be mushy

 
Step 1: Rinse off Zucchini. Slice in half lengthwise.

Step 2: Use a melon baller (or a measuring spoon) to scrape out the inside of the zucchini. Set aside what you scrap out - don't throw it away!

 Step 3: Place Zucchini in a 9x13 baking dish.
 Step 4: Cook chicken. Add zucchini and seasoning. Make tomato sauce.
 Step 5: Place chicken mixture into zucchini boats.

Step 6: Pour tomato sauce over zucchini. Top with cheese

Step 7: Back @375 F for 20-30 minutes (or longer if you want a "softer" zucchini boat)

*Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

No time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

Do you remember that line from Alice in Wonderland? The rabbit is hopping by and says to Alice, "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late - for a very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!" Good stuff:)

All that to say, as you've noticed, I've not been blogging lately. I haven't even been creating any new meatless recipes for Meatless Mondays (gasp!) either. The truth is, I've wanted to, but I just haven't been able to. Why?

I'm pregnant:) I've been battling morning sickness, and the thought of food in general (meatless or not) has been repulsive to me. I can barely manage to get food prepared for my husband and son, and when I do, I generally don't want to eat it (let alone take pictures and post about it ha!:).

I'm sorry if you've been disappointed by my lack of activity, but know it was for good reason. Hopefully soon I'll be feeling back to "normal" and will surprise you with something yummy for a Monday or any day really. We'll see.

Little Balls of Energy

No, I'm not talking about my son or little kids. I'm talking about these No Bake Energy Bites! I stumbled across this recipe while on pinterest (of course:). Here's how I made mine:
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 natural peanut butter
1/2 cup flax meal
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup all natural chocolate chips
2 tsp cinnamon

1. Combine wet ingredients (peanut butter and maple syrup).
2. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.
3. In a medium sized bowl, stir together oats, flax meal, cinnamon, and choco chips.
4. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes
5. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
6. Shape into balls (approx. 12).
7. Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.



*Note: These are pretty crumbly, although DELISH. Next time I will probably add more maple syrup:) They are filling and healthy! My 2 year old even loved them (and the hubby:)!

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