Thursday, July 29, 2010

july 29

We are headed to the farmhouse this weekend. I'm busy packing, so no pictures tonight. There will be a whole slew of them when I get back though! Have a great weekend!

Steps for natural weight loss

Interview with Amy from Progressive Pioneer

Unschoolers Bill of Rights

Gluten free gingerbread men

Saturday, July 24, 2010

chocolate ice cream and cookies

ice cream + cookies = love

Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Pizza

We had leftover grilled chicken from the burritos and decided to make this fantastic pizza. Honestly, it's one of the best I've ever had - gluten free or not!

Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Pizza

1 grilled chicken breast, chopped
1 head of broccoli, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
3/4 cup pizza sauce (I used Trader Joe's brand)
Handful of cheese

2 cups almond flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp olive oil
dash of garlic powder
dash of oregano

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients for the crust together. Roll it out on a pizza pan. Bake for 6 minutes, or until it just barely starts to brown.

While the crust is cooking, saute your onion and broccoli in a dab of butter with salt. I cooked this on low heat for a good 10 -15 minutes. It was perfectly soft and caramelized. For the last minute or two, I added the chicken to warm it up.

Take crust out the oven and cover with pizza sauce. Top with chicken and veggies. Top with cheese. Cook for 7-8 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Grilled Chicken and Corn Burrito Bake

We are gluten-free and are trying to get more protein/less grains in our diet. I tried making egg tortillas and it worked perfectly!

Grilled Chicken and Corn Burrito Bake

6-7 Roma tomatoes
1 onion
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2-3 chicken breasts
8 eggs
3 ears of corn
handful of shredded cheese

Send your husband outside to grill the chicken, corn and tomatoes.

While he's outside feeling manly, you stay inside and cook up your onion. Chop it up and cook it with the spices and a dab of butter until it's soft and starting to brown.

Puree the onion and the grilled tomatoes together to make your sauce.

While the chicken is finishing, start your tortillas. Crack two eggs and whisk until well blended. Heat a skillet over medium low, cover it in butter, and drop your eggs in the middle. It will naturally flatten out into a circle shape. Let it cook on the bottom. Once the top edges start to cook through you can flip it over and cook the other side for just a minute.

Cut up your grilled chicken and cut the corn off the cob. Mix your sauce, chicken and corn together. Fill each tortilla with some mixture and roll it up.

Top with cheese if you want. Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees, or until cheese is melted.

july 24

Friday, July 23, 2010

just links

Pictures are coming tomorrow.

Eating Power Struggles With Kids

Entryway Wainscoting......I think the cuteness factor is right up there with those bajillion dollar Pottery Barn entryway furniture.

Your Body Within 1 Hour of Drinking a Soda

How diet soda makes you fat and ruins your health.....I am so so so grateful that soda has never been a temptation for me. I could go the whole rest of my life without one and wouldn't think twice about it. Soda is, in my opinion, one of the worst things you can put in your body. Diet soda is even worse than regular. Yuck.

Do you have a leaky gut?

Beautiful Montessori shelves.....its funny what makes your heart pitter patter once you're a mom, huh?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

july 21

Mariel's Turkey and Veggie Sausages

Olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced celery
1/4 cup minced carrots
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup minced fresh basil
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 1/4 pounds organic free-range turkey
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Heat 2 tsp olive oil and saute onion, celery, carrots, and garlic until tender. Remove from heat and cool completely before continuing.

Combined the vegetables, herbs and spices in a large mixing bowl. Add turkey and beaten eggs and stir well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Shape turkey mixture into patties. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown the patties over medium heat on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.

I love all of Mariel's stuff....simple, grain free, seasonal food!


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