posts tagged "high protein"

Perfect Roast Chicken

Posted on March 22, 2011

My version of Perfect Roast Chicken is based upon one from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.  This go to dish is something I make at least once a week, after which I generally use the carcass for chicken stock.  My best friend from childhood, Helen, introduced me to Ina, and I have been hooked on her books ever since.

While Ina’s recipe for Perfect Roast Chicken calls for wheat flour, chicken stock and butter, mine is a tad simpler and gluten […]

Green Eggs

Posted on March 14, 2011

When the boys were little we used to have green eggs for breakfast everyday.  They grew out of that phase a while ago and now I think this Green Eggs recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s day.

Now when I make these, I serve them with chicken breakfast links and my Dark Rye Bread (as shown above).  Green eggs are a colorful, fun, super healthy, hearty way to get in green veggies at the start of your day.  You can also […]

Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Posted on January 28, 2011

These healthier gluten free brownies are the perfect Super Bowl snack. My family loved them and I’m hoping my guests will too when I serve these treats along with my gluten free Super Bowl Cake Pops come next Sunday when the Packers take on the Steelers and I have my big, bad, gluten free Super Bowl party.

These brownies use high fiber coconut flour and are based on a recipe by Michelle from Gluten Free Fix; her recipe is called Gluten Free Fudge […]

Date Walnut Bars

Posted on January 18, 2011

These healthy, higher protein, gluten free Date Walnut Bars are a nice alternative to my more indulgent gluten free Cake Pops.  If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’m obsessed with cake pops.  After I put the words “cake pops” in my status update bar for the umpteenth time, one of my followers said, “yes, I have noticed them!” I think she may have had just a twinge if sarcasm in her response, though who can blame her.

Anyway, back […]

Chicken Meatballs from Spunky Coconut

Posted on October 1, 2010

Spunky Coconut’s Chicken Meatballs!

This giveaway is now closed.

This recipe comes from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook by my adorable friend, Kelly Brozyna of the spunkycoconut.com.

Last weekend, between all of my writing deadlines, I snuck out of the house, away from the computer to meet up with Kelly and her family at the Boulder Farmer’s Market.  We grabbed some grub from the market, splashed around with her gorgeous daughters in the creek, then walked around downtown together for a while.

How refreshing!  I […]

Roasted Red Pepper Salmon with Spinach

Posted on September 29, 2010

This high protein salmon dish with Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup from Pacific Foods was a big hit with my husband, and children as well.

The sweet, smoky taste of the sauce (which simply uses the above soup) along with healthy spinach and salted salmon, results in a sophisticated entree that is not too challenging to make –a lovely dish that will wow your guests.

Thanks for all of your votes in the first round of Pacific Foods Everyday Chef Challenge!  Because […]

Stuffed Peppers

Posted on September 8, 2010

Yesterday, when I compiled my Rosh Hashanah Menu, I promised y’all that I would give out the recipe for my Stuffed Peppers today, and here they are.  I’m glad I made that promise, since it “forced” me to make these gluten free, grain free stuffed peppers for dinner last night, and my husband and I love them.  They’re quite colorful and festive, as you can see in the photo above, and mighty tasty, not to mention high protein.

The idea for […]

Green Chili Turkey Burgers

Posted on August 30, 2010

These Green Chili Turkey Burgers are based on a fabulous recipe from Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook. His recipe is actually called Fried Eggs Over Green Chili Burgers, and is yet another high-protein entree from the king of primal that my entire family enjoyed.

Green Chili Turkey Burgers

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2 (4 oz.) cans diced green chiles
1 pound ground turkey
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
½ cup onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt

In a medium sized bowl mix diced chiles […]

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Posted on August 2, 2010

This Rosemary Lemon Chicken has become my go to dinner dish this summer.  In fact, I’ve been making it a couple of times a week and loving it, as has my family –children included.  It’s super easy to make, very healthy and fabulously fresh and delicious with hints of garlic, lemon and rosemary complementing the flavor of grilled chicken.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

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1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, pressed
¼ cup fresh rosemary, minced
½ teaspoon […]

Green Chicken Soup

Posted on April 6, 2010

I can tell this Green Chicken Soup is going to become one of my go to dishes in no time at all.

I love this soup because it is an easy way to take in powerfully nutritious greens. While I love my green juices in theory, in reality, my stomach doesn’t always agree with them, especially when it’s cold outside. That’s when it’s time to make Green Chicken Soup. Somehow, the carrots and kale give the soup a delicious sweet flavor, which makes this […]

Chocolate Espresso Power Bars

Posted on March 23, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Espresso Power Bars made with pecans, dates and decaf espresso.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good power bar?  One that is easy to travel with and renders a healthy snack on the go?

These gluten free Espresso Power Bars have a delicious espresso-chocolate-vanilla-ish flavor that makes them equally satisfying as a snack or dessert.  I found mine were just a tad crumbly, you may need to add a dash of water to help yours hold together well.

Chocolate Espresso Power Bars

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How to Roast Almonds

Posted on February 19, 2010

photo from familyfriendsandfood on Flickr

Roasted almonds?  Yes, one of my favorite foods and an important part of my eating plan.

What about my family’s eating plan?  Well, my husband is one of the main reasons I cook and bake as religiously as I do; he comes from a family of excellent cooks who love to eat. However, recently, he went on a diet (I had no one to critique my desserts!).  Then he sent me this email:

“Was thinking you might want […]

Nut Butter Cups

Posted on February 2, 2010

A healthier version of the classic peanut butter cup, homemade nut butter cups or balls make the perfect chocolate candy.

When I posted the recipe for Vanilla Almond Butter I had planned on sharing my Nut Butter Cup recipe with you shortly thereafter.  My children however, hijacked the Nut Butter Cups the night I tried to make them (with exact measurements for you all, of course).  They hacked my project, dumping loads of chocolate chips into the pot (for melting) […]

Leftover Chicken Recipe Roundup

Posted on December 31, 2009

The other day, one of my favorite commenters  suggested that I post a roundup of leftover chicken recipes; actually at this point I would probably call ~M (that’s the handle she uses when commenting on my site)  a “contributor.”

I quickly took to ~M’s idea since this time of year so many of us are suffering from post holiday cooking fatigue.  If you have leftover chicken or turkey from the holidays or if you want to throw a bird in the […]

Thai Chicken Wraps

Posted on December 28, 2009

These light and healthy Thai Chicken Wraps are an easy and refreshing entrée and a simple “one pot meal” to boot.  I often make them with leftover chicken, though I sometimes use leftover fish –any type of protein will do.

The other night I served this to my children with salmon and my little one loved it.  The older one?  Well, he’s another story and not all that adventurous in his eating habits of late.  He enjoys his homemade burritos and […]

Kumquat Garlic Chicken

Posted on December 11, 2009

Kumquats are in season right now. What’s a kumquat you ask? Essentially it’s a citrus fruit that closely resembles an orange, though it is much smaller. If you want to know more about kumquats there is a great article over at the Cooking Light website.

Meanwhile, here’s a cozy holiday recipe for gluten free Kumquat Garlic Chicken.  We’re having this tonight for the first night of Hanukkah, along with Squash Latkes and gluten free Matzo Ball Soup, of course.

Kumquat Garlic Chicken

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Salmon Kabayaki

Posted on November 11, 2009

There was a shortage of Fish Kabayaki the other night when I made this amazing dish from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.  I used salmon to make this sweet and tangy fish dish and it was phenomenal.

The boys were unhappy that I did not make more, so tonight I’m making it again and doubling the recipe to 2 pounds of salmon so all can eat to their fill and still have some for leftovers the next night.  I’m making it right […]

Coconut Chicken Soup

Posted on November 9, 2009

This recipe was inspired by Jaden’s Lemongrass Chicken and Coconut Soup from her fabulous book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.  I received it in the mail on Friday and played with it all weekend long.  It is a captivating book, full of gorgeous pictures (which she styled and shot herself) and easy recipes.  I’m in love.  Last night, I made this Coconut Chicken Soup, Jaden’s Grilled Fish with Kabayaki Sauce (also from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook) and some stir fried broccoli.

The […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

Posted on November 2, 2009

This Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup is super easy if you have chicken stock on hand.

It’s a gray day here in Boulder and I decided some soup would be in order.  Chicken Noodle Soup to be exact.  So what’s a gluten free grain free girl to do for noodles?  Zucchini.  Yes, DIY zucchini noodles.

This recipe is super easy if you have chicken stock on hand.  I keep several jars in the freezer and try to have one in the fridge […]

Ina’s Grilled Lemon Chicken

Posted on October 14, 2009

This gluten free Grilled Lemon Chicken recipe from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa cookbook is easy to make and amazingly delicious.

I cut her recipe in half and it was not nearly enough for my family.  They licked their plates clean and my little one asked if we could have the chicken again the next night for dinner –and he’s a guy that complains about lack of variety, so you get the idea here.

Gluten Free Grilled Lemon Chicken

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⅓ cup lemon juice, fresh […]