General Tso’s Chicken — Rainy City Bites

I’m back from my sort of hiatus – hello! Life lately has been downright busy, so I took an unintentional break from posting new recipes. I’m sorry and I’m back! The weather in Washington has been incredibly hot lately, so not only have I not been in the mood to go anywhere near a stovetop, […]

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A Comfort Entrée:  CHICKEN ROSEMARY – BASIL WITH SAUCE OF FRESH TOMATO – BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS – SLICED ONION – RED BELL PEPPER – CHICKEN BROTH & WITH A SIDE OF CREAM PEAS

THE MEDITERRANEAN MICROWAVE

Note:  To make a fancier recipe, substitute white wine for the chicken broth.

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–rosemary (dried, bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–basil (dried, bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–fresh tomato (medium, chopped)

–baby bella mushrooms (fresh, 4 or 5, quartered)

–sliced onion (one-half, medium)

–red bell pepper (one-half, sliced)

–chicken broth (one-eighth cup, non-fat, low sodium)

–cream peas (1 package)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–Bac’n pieces (1 tablespoon, bottled)

1 – Place the cream peas in a slow cooker.  Add water to cover.  Season with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of Bac’n pieces, and olive oil.  Cook for 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.

2 – Place the tomato, onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper, and chicken broth in a large, covered baking dish.  Season with basil, rosemary, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  (The tomato will disintegrate, making for…

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Recipe: Chicken & Pineapple Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower “rice” is a great substitute for making lower carb dishes! This healthier version of fried rice has plenty of veggies and can easily be made into a vegetarian dish, too.

Serves: 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets OR Trader Joe’s fresh riced cauliflower (16 oz bag)
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp minced garlic, divided
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup baby broccoli
  • 6 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Slice chicken breast into chunks, marinate in 3 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp minced garlic for 20-30 minutes, in the meantime chop your vegetables
  2. Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse just until the…

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Homemade gnocchi with chicken breast and red chili jam

Cooking Without Limits

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For a long time I wanted to make gnocchi. I saw a recipe at the TV and it looked so easy, so I thought I can manage to do gnocchi alone. 3 ingredients and you have an amazing dish on your table. I already add them to my “Easy to do” list.

Ingredients for gnocchi:

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 egg

Directions:

In a pot add water and salt and let it boil. Peel the potatoes and add them in the pot. Cook them for 15 minutes. They should be firm and tender. Drain, cool and mash them with a fork.

In a bowl combine the egg, flour and mash potatoes. Knead until you have a ball. Shape small portions of the dough into long “snakes” and then cut them in small 2cm pieces.

Bring a large pot to boil. Drop in the gnocchi and cook them for…

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