Saturday, May 22, 2010

Chicken Pizza Bake

So I was low on groceries and ideas, I just kinda threw this together and it happened to be amazing! When I took a bite and closed my eyes, it kinda, sorta tasted like PIZZA!

Here is what you'll need:

2 chicken breast
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup sun dried tomato
3/4 cup organic marinara ( got it from TJ's)
Parsley flakes
Basil seasoning
Olive oil

First, I preheated the oven to 375... then...

I glazed the 8x8 baking dish with some pam, then added the chicken. I sprinkled a lot of parsley, pepper and basil on the chicken, then I added all of the other ingredients to the pan, except for the marinara sauce, and added more parsley, basil and pepper. Then I coated everything with a drizzle of olive oil, here is what it looked like at this stage:

Before putting it into the oven I added the marinara sauce to the pan, mainly just on the chicken breasts, with a little on the veggies in the middle and on the sides of the chicken. I cooked the masterpiece for 25 minutes, served it with some broccoli and it was delish... I am going to be making this again soon!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I've been a bad, bad, blogger.

Man. I can't believe it has been so long since my last post. Life has been hectic (in a good way). Regionals, having company stay with us, having my nephews stay, Pretend City, closing out another school year, end of the year meetings, unplanned last minute professional development hours I need to start and finish, a bachelorette party in Vegas.... and do I really think it is going to slow down? Nope. This is life I guess, and I have to say I am so happy and lucky to have the things that keep me busy. So although I have not been able to share any new recipes please stay tuned as I am putting my kitchen mittens back on and trying to get back into the groove of the paleo recipes. Hopefully I can post a couple this week! Until then, have a great week!

Cheers to the Bride to Be, Vegas was a blast!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hawaiian Mahi Mahi

This was a pleasant surprise. I have been wanting to make a breading for meat with my almond meal, and I have not been very successful. Finally, with this recipe, I was! It was pretty good.

Here is what you'll need:
2 eggs beaten
1/3 c almond meal
1/3 c unsweetened coconut shavings (I told you I'm obsessed)
mahi filets (I got mine from Trader Joe's)

Heat your oven to 350. Rinse the fish and dry each filet with a paper towel. This is important so that the egg will stick to the fish, and the breading will stick to the egg. In a bowl, wisk the eggs and in another bowl, mix up the almond meal and coconut shavings. After all of the fish is dry, dip each piece into the egg several times so that the fish is covered. Then dip the fish in the almond meal/coconut mixture so that it is completely covered. Your fingers will get very messy, so just beware. Place the breaded filets on a greased cooking sheet or cake pan and sprinkle with pepper. Cook the fish for 10-13 minutes. Serve with your favorite veggie and enjoy.

Next time I might try adding coconut milk to the egg mixture. I'm loving all things coconut right now, so I hope you do too, because my blog is going to have coconut all over it. Have a great week! Regionals in 5 days whoot whoot!