Spicy Chicken Rice Bowl

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The other night I didn’t have much for dinner, so I started throwing together some things I did have and came up with this yummy dish. I was pleasantly surprised how good it turned out.

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What you need:
Boneless Skinless chicken breasts
Brown rice
carrots
broccoli
Franks Redhot
brown sugar

Instructions:
1. Cut chicken into cubes, toss in a skillet with salt and pepper. Fully cook then remove from skillet and set aside. While chicken is cooking, start your brown rice as it can take up to 25 minutes depending on the rice you purchased. There are microwavable kinds that only take a few minutes.

2.Place chopped veggies in skillet, I just did broccoli and carrots since its all I had on hand but you could do anything. Cook veggies until tender, don’t over cook.

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3. While veggies are cooking get a small sauce pan out to start the spicy sauce. Turn on medium high heat. Put 6 tablespoons of Franks Redhot sauce (you can put a few more if you like it really spicy), 4 tablespoons of water. Once you the sauce he heated not boiling but close add 1 cup brown sugar. Whisk until brown sugar is dissolved. Once sauce it smooth remove from heat.

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4. Once veggies are cooked place chicken back in skillet heat through.

5. Now take a serving bowl add your finished brown rice, just a few scoops. The add the chicken and veggie mixture on top of rice, and lastly add the spicy sauce over the top and serve.

My husband and I loved it, so I would love to hear your comments on what you think or how you made it your own.

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Da Bomb Brownies

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These have to be one of my family’s favorite treats I make, although since we have been clean eating I have not made them in a very long time. However, I promised my husband that if he hit his weight loss goal that I would make them for him. “Drum roll please………..” He blew his goal out of the water so he got his prize, hooray!!!

What you need:

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  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Brownie Mix (You could be ambitious and do all home made, that is not me)
  • Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies 1 package
  • Carmel (You can use a caramel syrup or candy caramels you can melt)

How to make:

  1. Get a 13×9 oven safe baking dish, grease the pan. Then take your cookie dough and create a layer at the bottom of the pan. I like to make the layer a little thicker because it can burn easily if you make it too thin.

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2.Next layer the double stuffed Oreos on top of the cookie dough. You can use regular Oreos like I have seen in other recipes but I feel the double stuff makes it so much better!

3.Now it’s time for the caramel! You can see this time I used the hard caramels that you would melt for apples and put them all over in between the Oreos. I have used caramel syrup in the past but I feel sometimes you cannot tell it’s there unless you use a ton.

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4.Then make the brownies in a separate bowl and follow the directions on the box. Once made you will pour the brownie mix over the top of the other layers.

5.Now let’s get this deliciousness cooking, you will bake them according to the directions on the brownie box. However, my word of caution check them 5 to 10 minutes before the recommended time because the cookie dough tends to bake a lot faster and you may burn the bottom layer.

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Now that you have them ready to serve, I love to serve them in a bowl with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Can you say yum!

Another little tip if you did over cook the cookie dough part, and they are a little hard the next day. Put them in the microwave for a 25 seconds and warm them up and you have a warm tasty treat and it softens them right up again.

Enjoy,

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Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Creamer

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Since making the move to eating clean, I am much more conscious of what I put in my body and I read the food labels to see what is actually in the food I am buying. Have you ever read what is in your coffee creamer? Yikes, things like corn syrup, chemicals, and sugars. I have been using things like Coconut milk and Almond milk as a healthy alternative. However I do miss the yummy holiday flavors, but I found this great recipe for fall.

Here is a healthy alternative Pumpkin Spice Creamer, and its good! I found the recipe at Kimscravings.com

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Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups any combo of dairy-free milk you prefer (I used 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk and ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I like using some full fat milk for extra creaminess.)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (if you don’t have pumpkin spice, use cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

It literally takes no time at all to make this, you put all the ingredients together in a blender and blend till smooth. Then boom, you have an amazing fall festival in your mouth!

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This should make enough to last you a week, I just keep mine in a mason jar in the fridge. I would love to hear any other healthy creamer recipes you have tried and let me know if you give this one a try.

Happy Fall,

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Clean Eating Recipes, you don’t have to give up the things you love!


The other day you may have read my post on Let’s stop using the word Diet, what are your thoughts? This had spawned some questions asking what my husband and I are doing, we have also had friends and family asking as well. Like I said in my post from the other day so many have said well I can’t do that, I do not want to give up my favorites and I do not want to give my sweets or bread or things like that. I used to have that same perspective with Clean Eating as well, however now learning more and realizing you don’t have to give up all that. We were quite strict the first two months of this new lifestyle change but it was due to trying to cleanse our bodies of years of bad eating habits.

Now that we are learning more about clean eating and our bodies are getting used to this new lifestyle we are adding things back into our life. I have learned that I can still have fun baking but using healthier alternatives like substituting maple syrup for sugar or almond flour instead of regular flour. Granted just because you are choosing a clean eating lifestyle does not mean you can go crazy eating more, its still about moderation and daily calorie intake.

So I decided to share some fun recipes we have tried and I have through in some entrees, sides, and even desserts so you can see it’s really not that hard to move to a clean eating lifestyle. I promise if I can do it you can too!

You will notice a lot of these tend to be Paleo friendly, I like that lifestyle of eating although I am not crazy strict about following it to the tee. So I know that may appall some people who are core in that way of living but we are trying to find the best balance for our family and that’s all you need to do as well.

My favorite Recipes:

This one is great for you pasta lovers, it shows you how to use zucchini noodles as an alternative from Just a Taste.

Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Here is a taste side dish from Morsels and Musings- Brussel Sprouts w/Garlic & Bacon

I just made this last night and loved it! This is a great salmon recipe from A Spicy Perspective: Garlic Lime Oven Baked Salmon

Want a healthier dairy free creamer but don’t want to give up that pumpkin spice try this from Kim’s Cravings:

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Want tacos here is a great recipe from Wicked Spatula: Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Still can’t live without Pancakes, try these I was surprised how good they were. From Simple Green Moms

Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes

Need a sweet treat try this, but make sure you buy the organic canned coconut milk believe me there is a difference. This is from Ancestral Nutrition.

Five ingredient five minute chocolate mousse

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These are a great way to plan out lunches for the week, my husband and I both really enjoyed them. These are from Picky Palate- Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls

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Here’s another treat when you just can’t stand not having something a little yummy from @leelalicious.

3 Coconut Flour Mug Cake Recipes-gluten free-low carb

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I hope you enjoy these, I would love to hear if you try them or if you have any good recipes to share.

Happy Eating,

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Cream Cheese stuffed Chicken wrapped in Prosciutto

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Who doesn’t love prosciutto, it’s almost as good as bacon. One of our favorite treats is prosciutto wrapped asparagus, so I got to thinking why not wrap it around chicken. I realize that is no knew concept or anything, I just had some a few prosciutto weeks ago and was trying to decide what to do with the chicken I had taken out for dinner. So I wrapped the chicken and baked it, it was good but I felt it needed something else.

This week’s experiment I decided to try adding cream cheese on top of the chicken then wrapping the chicken in prosciutto and tada! It was so good and the chicken stayed juicy with added flavor.

What you need:

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Prosciutto

Cream Cheese (I used the flavor Garden Vegetable)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh Ground Pepper (I use coarse ground pepper)

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Preparation:

  1. Separate your prosciutto slices prior this will make it easier when you are ready to wrap it around the chicken. Depending on the size of the chicken breast you use you may need two slices per chicken breast. I also separated the cream cheese into a separate bowl as not to contaminate the left over cream cheese.

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2. Spread the cream cheese on each chicken breast so it’s nice and coated, then wrap each slice of prosciutto tightly around the chicken breast and place them in a lightly greased oven safe dish.

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3. Once you have all the pieces wrapped brush some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) over the prosciutto on the top side so the prosciutto does not get too crisp. Then sprinkle the pepper over each one to your liking.

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4. Place in oven at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, you may need to add more time depending on the size and thickness of the chicken you are using. Also if you would like your prosciutto a little crisper, you can set your oven to broil and broil the chicken for the last 5 minutes of the time.

There you have it, a great flavorful chicken dish and the chicken stays nice and juicy. I would love to hear your feedback on this recipe as it’s just something I threw together and if you put your own spin on it. Looking forward to reading your comments.

Yours truly from her kitchen,

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Cuddle Fairy

Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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I love a good spinach dip recipe, I am slightly obsessed every time we go out to eat. If the restaurant serves a spinach dip I wanna try it. I’ve had this recipe for many years and honestly can’t even remember were it came from, but its definitely one of the better ones I have come across and I love to make it.

What you need:

8 oz. pkg cream cheese

1 14oz can Artichoke Hearts

1/2 Cup Spinach ( I used frozen chopped spinach)

1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

1/4 Cup Romano

1 clove of garlic

1 tablespoon dried basil

1/4 cup mayo

a pinch of salt

Directions:

Have the cream cheese at room temperature. Mix together the mayo, parmesan, garlic,  & salt. Mix well. Next add artichokes and spinach until blended. Pour into an oven safe dish then spread the cream cheese over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

This does not make a large batch so if you have a large group you may want to double it. I usually serve it with tortilla chips and baguette slices. I apologize for not having more yummy pictures to entice you but as you know I am on a strict diet and could not make this. I am torturing myself by even talking about it, my mouth is watering. Grr, stupid diet.

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Clam Dip

I know what you are probably thinking, ewe clams. I do not like clams, but this dip is a family favorite that my Grandma makes for parties and everyone loves it. It’s  always gone very fast so you have to make sure you get to the dip before anyone else does, or hover over it so you can guard it.

What you need:

8oz cream cheese

2-3 tablespoons of Mayonnaise ( I prefer Best Foods Mayo)

1 Bunch of Green Onions

1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder

Dash of Worchester Sauce

Dash of Lemon Juice

1 can of Mined Clams

Dash of Salt and Pepper to taste

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How to make:

Add three tablespoons of clam juice from the canned clams then drain the rest.

Finely chop green onions

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and chill in refrigerator for one hour prior to serving.

I usually serve the dip with plain potato chips and Frito Lay Chips. If you are having a large group I recommend doubling the batch as it does not make a lot.

Enjoy!

Cuddle Fairy