Garlic and Lemon Chicken with Green Beans and Red Potatoes

15 Jun

5 Stars! Woo! This dish is heavenly!

 

We followed this recipe to the tee except for using a little less of everything because our pan wasn’t big enough.  This recipe was great if for no other reason than fact that our whole apartment smelled like lemons.  If you like a bit of the citrusy-tangy taste, then this recipe is for you!  It tasted fantastic, was perfectly tender and felt good for the soul!  We gave it 5, well deserved, stars.  We definitely recommend this recipe to everyone!

 

Click this link for the original recipe:  http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/pan-roasted-chicken-lemon-garlic-green-beans-10000000780291/index.html

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Bow Tie Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

3 Jun

4 1/2 Stars! So good!

 

So with this recipe, it was pretty much just one of those inspired ones. We bought pesto in a jar, cooked noodles (any type works) according to directions, used chicken in a can (we shredded it), added the prescribed garlic and went to town. We pretty much just cooked the noodles, drained the water, and threw the ingredients in the pot until it looked good. We poured some lemon juice in, spooned in the pesto, threw in some salt and pepper and then steamed some broccoli for the side. Although this was a super simple, fairly quick meal, it was pretty delicious! We gave it 4 ½ stars. We also made it more than once. (It was that easy and that good).

 

Try this recipe!  Find it here:  http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/bow-ties-with-broccoli-pesto/?utm_source=DFVegan&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=DFVegan

Sweet Potato Fries

3 Jun

4 1/2 Stars.

 

 

So one thing that we forgot to do was to soak the fries first. I think this might have affected the overall result of the fries (I would recommend trying it).  One big thing that we didn’t realize until a few days after we made these fries is that we accidentally used yams instead of sweet potatoes! It still turned out pretty good. Other than our random mistakes, just make sure to follow these instructions verbatim. Make sure that they are sliced well (not too thick, not too thin), that they have room on the pan (not too squished together), and that they are lightly (emphasis on the LIGHTLY) coated in corn starch (the less it seems, the better). These fries were delicious. We made our own sauce however; we just mixed some mayo and ketchup to a nice consistency and voila! Magic! We gave these 4 ½ stars.

Find the original recipe here:  http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/guaranteed-crispy-sweet-potato-fries-sriracha-mayo-dip/

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

3 Jun

5 stars! Try this recipe! So good!

This meal was AMAZING! The smell filled our apartment throughout the day and by the time we got to eat it, it was worth the wait. It didn’t take too much time to prepare, just the chopping and cutting and what not. We left out the chili peppers and put less chicken (we ran out of room in the crock pot) as well as a little less cumin and chili powder. We also put in only one can of tomatoes with chilies, and included one can of just plain tomatoes. It was still a bit spicy, but quite a bit milder. I guess it really depends on your preference of hotness. Remember to drain every can of anything that you put in, it makes a difference. Even with two less chicken breasts, this meal served the two of us for about a week, along with a couple bowls for other people. On top of that, small portion sizes are really filling. We gave this meal 5 stars; it was great all around!

You can find the original recipe here: http://redsie05.blogspot.com/2010/10/ww-crock-pot-chicken-taco-chili.html

Spaghetti Squash

3 Jun

This dish was given 3 1/2 stars.

This picture looked scrumptious and we wanted to try it out for ourselves. It was a fairly simple recipe and just took a bit of time to complete (more than the ten minutes that the original recipe states). I think most of our effort was put forth when we were trying to split the squash in half.  Other than that, the recipe went smoothly; although we did exclude the hazelnuts.  We found that leaving the squash on the pan a little longer to cool made it easier to come out of the shell (the second one that was sitting on the hot pan came out smoothly while the first required more effort).  It was a decent tasting meal, but we ended up giving it about 3 ½ stars. It was a tad bland, and I don’t know if perhaps we made it wrong, but we felt it could have been a little better.

Find the original recipe here:  http://www.marthastewart.com/338110/roasted-spaghetti-squash-with-herbs?czone=food/produce-guide-cnt/produce-guide-fall&center=276955&gallery=275670&slide=262285