Friday, August 28, 2015

Orange Chicken

The kids don't help me plan meals and then won't eat what I make.  Finally, something they like!

Totally ripped off from Health Bent, thanks Brandon & Megan.  I think you'll like their Paleo Orange Chicken, too.
photo cred: Health Bent

  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I use Rosie organic, free range), cut into bite size pieces
  • 3T coconut oil
  • juice of 2 oranges - taste them, if they aren't sweet & orangey, neither will your final dish, trust me
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 t fresh ginger
  • 3T tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
  • 1t chili garlic sauce or sriracha
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  1. In a saucepan add orange juice, zest, ginger, tamari, chili sauce.  Cook over medium heat until it boils.  Reduce to a simmer until thickened.
  2. In a large skillet heat coconut oil and add chicken pieces.  Cook until chicken has a nice, brown crust.
  3. Add chicken to sauce and stir to coat.
  4. Serve topped with green onions.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Easy Zoodles

It's been awhile but I'm getting back on track and wanting to share my meals with you.

It's been hot here so I haven't been willing to turn on the oven.  Needless to say, we've been having a lot of salads.  Well, this one was easy and didn't take very long on the stove.

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, zoodled (this is the spiralizer I use)
  • handful cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • gorgonzola, optional

  1. In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp.  Drain most of the bacon fat.
  2. Sprinkle zucchini zoodles with salt and let sit for about 20 min to release the water.
  3. Add zoodles to bacon pan, toss to coat, and cook for about 1-2 min.  Zoodles should still be crispy.
  4. Plate with chopped tomatoes and gorgonzola on top.