Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chili, Simple and Delicious

Several years ago, the hubby and I went on the South Beach Diet to lose a few pounds and came out of it with some delicious new recipes and almost 10 lbs lighter each! This chili was a staple and one of our faves. It was easy to make, I could make a BUNCH of it at once to last us a week and it was filling and delicious. I still make it often today, though I've changed it over the years, adding stuff I liked (meat & jalapenos!) and taking stuff out I didn't (celery!) and adjusting spices, the beans and tomatoes. So I think it's safe to say I've pretty much made it my own. :)




Chili, Simple and Delicious
adapted from The South Beach Diet's Chock Full of Veggies Chili
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/06/chili-simple-and-delicious.html

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INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon cooking oil (I like to use grapeseed oil)
1 lb ground meat (lean beef, turkey or chicken - optional)
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoon oregano
2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 (14 oz) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with juices
2 (10 oz) cans kidney beans
3 tablespoons pickled diced jalapenos

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  2. Add peppers, mushrooms, onion. Saute until veggies begin to soften, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes more.
  4. Add beans and tomatoes with their juices. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until chili is fragrant and slightly thickened, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Serve warm.
Makes about 4 (2 cup) servings.

Just made a batch over the weekend and enjoyed a bowl of it with Little Sis when Big Sis and the hubby were away at our nephew's graduation. She enjoyed hers topped with shredded cheese and a splash of hot sauce with a plate of plain pasta with butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a very fine combo indeed! I enjoyed mine with cheese and a dollop of Greek yogurt (it's the perfect substitute for sour cream!) AND hot sauce. We enjoyed ate it outside, to boot! :)


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Homemade Granola Bars with Gluten-Free Cheerios

I don't know if you've heard, but General Mills' Cheerios, Chex and Lucky Charms cereals are gluten-free! What?!? I, myself, had no idea, so I jumped at the chance to participate in this campaign to help spread the word.

I stopped by my local Publix to pick up a couple boxes of my girls' favorite cereals to see for myself.


There they are in the cereal aisle - imagine that! What I didn't realize until this campaign is that the General Mills gluten-free family has been growing. They recently added Chocolate Cheerios and Lucky Charms to their already gluten-free Cheerios and Chex family so there are even more delicious options for those of you who avoid it. Check out their full offering here.


Using this COUPON (save $1 when you buy 2 select General Mills Cereals) and the in-store buy one get one specials, I got QUITE a deal on 2 large boxes of my girls' favorite cereals: Cheerios and Lucky Charms. As babies, they started out with Cheerios and still enjoy them to this day. And Lucky Charms, they fell in love with the second that marshmallow bit touched their tongues. haha.


Lucky Charms are thoroughly enjoyed for the occasional breakfast with (not IN) a glass of milk...


or as a snack/treat in their lunches or even an after dinner snack.


Now Cheerios... a tried and true cereal, one they started out gumming when they were mere little babes and still enjoy to this day. Cheerios can be eaten where ever and when ever whether it be for breakfast IN milk, as a snack on the couch (they're a much welcomed low-crumb generating snack, unless the whole bowl gets tipped over which does happen on occasion, but the clean up is super easy) while watching tv, in the toy room while playing with friends, for breakfast, for dinner, for a light meal in summer when you just don't feel like cooking, when you're recovering from a bug, when ever!


I even got a little fancy and made some homemade granola bars with them. They add the PERFECT crunch to these chewy granola bars packed in this lunch.


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Homemade granola bars with cheerios you ask? They're delicious, they're nut-free for my nut allergic girls and they can be made gluten-free as well. My girls love them, especially Little Sis, which is a big win because though she loves food, she's never been crazy about my other homemade granola bars. Adding Cheerios to the mix was the difference!


If you noticed that my pan is missing a row, that's because I was doing a "little" taste testing. What started out a little bite turned into much more. That just means I found it irresistable as well. :)

Homemade Granola Bar with Cheerios
Adapted from Dr. Yum's Granola Bars with Cherries and Chocolate Chips
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/06/homemade-granola-bars-with-gluten-free.html

Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup cooking oil (I use grapeseed oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons ground flax seed meal
2 tablespoons wheat germ (omit if making gluten-free)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups oats (old fashioned, NOT quick - and if you are gluten-free, make sure to check the labels)
2 - 3 cups Cheerios (depending on how soft/crunchy you want your bars to be: 2 c soft, 3 c crunchy!)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Farenheit and line 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk cooking oil, vanilla and honey in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add flax seed meal, wheat germ, coconut, brown sugar, chocolate chips and salt into wet mixture and stir.
  4. Add the oats and Cheerios, mixing well, making sure the oats and Cheerios are evenly coated.
  5. Place granola into prepared baking sheet and press into pan evenly, so it's about 1 inch thick. This technique always works great for me: Cooking Tip #1: Smushing sticky stuff like cookie dough into a pan (nice title, huh?)
  6. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  7. Cool  minutes and cut into bars, roughly 1 inch wide. Cool an additional 15 minutes before handling to allow granola to further harden.
  8. Store in a container layered with parchment paper or wax paper, in a cool, dry place.
Makes about 20 (1 x 4") bars.



As if that wasn't enough excitement, how I'm happy to bring offer you a chance to win some for yourself via a $15 Paypal Giveaway!

General Mills Gluten-Free Cereals $15 PayPal Giveaway! Ends 6/30/16.

To enter...

1. Simply visit this link: General Mills Gluten-Free cereals to see all the different varieties offered at Publix

2. Then leave me a blog post telling me which of the many cereal is you'd like to buy! Don't forget to leave me an email where I can contact you should you be the lucky winner!

Good luck!!!

NOTE: You must be 18 years or older to enter and have a PayPal account. For US & Canada mailing addresses only. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via email upon giveaway completion so be sure to leave your email addresses! :) Giveaway ends Thursday, June 30, 2016 at midnight EST.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Donna's Chicken Lasagna

My volleyball buddy, Glen and I love to cook. We consider ourselves the chefs of the family. ;) Because we share this love, he's also one of my guinea pigs. When I was working on my butter chicken recipe, I found out that he coincidentally was, too, and thus became each other's taste tester. When I dropped off a sample of what I though was IT, I knew I had finally done it when he asked me for the recipe. When I "healthify" a treat recipe by sneaking in some whole wheat flour and/or flax seed and wheat germ, I can tell if the new version's a keeper if Glen will eat more than one of them. ;)

Last weekend, Glen and his crew had me and my crew over for dinner. He made his mom Donna's Chicken Lasagna, a tried and true family favorite. Well, let it be known that it has now become a Taylor family favorite, too, because not only did we devour our first plates, we went back for seconds.

Donna's Chicken Lasagna - The perfect make-ahead dish for any occasion. It's sooooooo delicious and it's sure to please - even the kids!

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Lucky for us, Glen made a double batch of an already giant dish and ended up having plenty of leftovers... plenty enough to share. Yeah! The next day, Big Sis of all people (she's my eat-like-a-bird pickier sweetie), came home from school literally DEMANDING some of Mr. Glen's (mom's to be exact) chicken lasagna. As she was scarfing hers down (a seriously beautiful sight), Little Sis came home from school, saw what Big Sis was eating and then jumped up and down in sheer excitement yelling "I NEEEEEED some, too!!" Can you tell this girl seriously loves her pasta? She loved this dish so much, she upgraded Mr. Glen to "Uncle Glen". haha.

So, without further ado, here's that awesome recipe that Glen and his mom so kindly and generously shared with us. Thanks guys!

Donna's Chicken Lasagna
straight from Glen's Mom's kitchen
electronictized by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/06/donnas-chicken-lasagna.html

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INGREDIENTS:
1 (8 ounce) package medium egg noodles
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (24 ounce) carton cottage cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour and next 3 ingredients. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add broth, stirring until smooth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken; remove from heat.
  4. Combine cottage cheese and egg, stirring well.
  5. Spoon once third chicken mixture into a lightly greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Top with half each of noodles, cottage cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, ending with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Makes 8 servings.

In this dinner
  1. Donna's Chicken Lasagna
  2. Steamed broccoli
  3. Delmonte canned carrots - non-GMO!
  4. Martin's Potato Rolls (a good source of protein, non-GMO, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial dyes and oh so soft and tasty!
Donna's Chicken Lasagna - The perfect make-ahead dish for any occasion. It's sooooooo delicious and it's sure to please - even the kids!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

I ran across this delicious recipe for Iced Pumpkin Cookies several years ago and had completely forgotten about it until just recently. It's like rediscovering a beloved toy. I had written a little note in the margin saying "Wow! SO good!" so I was eager to whip some up.


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I haven't been much in the mood for pumpkin in quite a while now. I think I totally OD'd on the DIY pumpkin spice lattes I got addicted to a couple years back and since then, pumpkin just hasn't piqued my interest... until a couple weeks back when I wanted to do some baking for a volleyball tournament I had signed my team up for. It was 9 straight games played from 1pm-6pm and I thought it would be nice to have some sustenance during that time. I wanted something sweet, but not super sweet and for it to be on the "healthier" side. I happened across these as I was flipping through my recipe binder for ideas and boy, am I glad I've rediscovered these.

Made these again just yesterday, to share w/ a friend for her birthday (happy birthday Erica!), my volleyball team last night on our last game of the season and with Little Sis' teacher.


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I started with allrecipes Iced Pumpkin Cookies and took it from there. Made as-is is delicious, but made my way is just as delicious and a wee bit healthier. Hmmmm, which one ya gonna go for? ;) Here's my version:

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
adapted from: allrecipes
by happyvballgirl at My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/05/iced-pumpkin-cookies.html

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INGREDIENTS

Cookies:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (2 cups white, 1/2 cup whole wheat)
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Icing:
1 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bow, or mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg and 1 tsp vanilla to the mixture and beet until cream. 
  3. Mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of cookie mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
  6. Cool cookies. Meanwhile, combine confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and milk. Stir well. Add more milk as needed to achieve a drizzling consistency.
  7. Let glaze set.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Enjoy! 


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Butter Chicken

Ever since our Last Hurrah Trip to NYC where I devoured most delicious butter chicken I have ever had, I've been obsessed with tasting that scrumptiousness again without actually having to travel up to NYC. Don't get me wrong, I'd LOVE to go up there again, but that butter chicken would come with a hefty price tag. I've sought out butter chicken at a few Indian restaurants around here but they just weren't up to par so I was determined to at least find a recipe that was. After trying several different ones I found online, I was left only disappointed. They didn't even come close.

Well, after over 2 years of searching and experimenting with different recipes, I was so excited when I was finally able to re-create that taste velvety smooth blend of moist chicken and Indian spices. I tested the recipe out 3 times to make sure it was consistently yummy and each time the hubby gave it a big thumbs up. Poor thing's been my guinea pig for 2 years now! It's also been tested out by my fellow vballer and lover of cooking buddy, Glen, who's been on my case for this recipe, so I'd say it's a winner winner butter chicken dinner! :)

The BEST Butter Chicken, made in the slow cooker or skillet!

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Butter Chicken
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/04/butter-chicken.html

Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp cooking oil (I use grapeseed oil)
5 cloves minced garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
1 stick + 2 Tbsp (10 Tbps) butter
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp garam masala
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 1/2 - 2 lbs of boneless chicken, uncooked, cubed (chicken breasts work fine but I love boneless thighs the best)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oil in skillet on medium high heat. Saute minced garlic and onions until soft and translucent. Add butter and next 5 ingredients (aka all the spices) and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, stir well and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Reduce heat to low, stir in heavy cream and mix thoroughly until well blended.

2. If using a SLOW COOKER: Carefully transfer sauce to slow cooker and add in uncooked chicken. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on LOW for about 7-8 hours, MEDIUM for about 5-6 hours or HIGH for about 3-4 hours.

3. For the SKILLET method, in a separate skillet, heat up about 1 Tbsp of oil over medium heat. Add cubed chicken, season with a couple dashes of salt, pepper and garam masala and saute until no longer pink in the middle. Stir cooked cooked chicken into sauce. On low heat, simmer mixture for about 5-10 minutes.

4. Variations: on occasion, I also like to add peas or sauteed kale or spinach to the sauce. These can be added in after sauteing the onions and garlic for about 3-4 minutes on their own.

Serve over basmati or jasmine rice with a store-bought or homemade samosa abd naan on the side.
Enjoy! :)

Makes about 6-8 servings.

Note: This is one of those dishes that tastes better the longer it sits. Originally, I made this in a skillet and ate it that night for dinner. While it was good, I noticed that it tasted waaay better as leftovers over the next couple days. That's when I decided to try making it in a slow cooker. Sure enough, letting it simmer together for hours did the trick and tasted delicious right out of the slow cooker.

Here we are enjoying my latest batch while enjoying our new deck and patio. It was extra tasty this night. :)


I made this lunch for myself last year, with that homemade samosa along with cupcake in honor my friend's birthday - Kelly of EasyLunchboxes. Click here to see post.


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And lastly, a picture of dinner as served to Big Sis at 3:15pm. Click here to see the Facebook post explaining why her dinner is so early. :)


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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28

Well, it's time to play catch up once again. I've been making lunches every day, just not always taking pictures of them nor blogging about them. So it's high time for another round of Lunch Box Fun. This time it includes over a month of mostly varied eats, surprisingly enough! :)

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches

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1. Salami, turkey and cheese sandwich on leftover Italian loaf bread sliced, with carrots and ranch, strawberries, Cheetos and and fruit leather in my EasyLunchboxes and a Pick Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, french bread sandwich

2. Mac and cheese with Wheat Thins and Laughing Cow Cheese, cantaloup, carrots, sugar snap peas with ranch and Pringles in a LunchBots Quad, Thermos and a Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, mac and cheese

3. Chicken tenders with honey mustard in the squirt bottle, mini Pretzel Crisps, grapes, grape tomatoes and a Fuji apple in our ThinkBaby bento box, a LunchBots Quad and a Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, chicken tenders

4. A hot dog with ketchup and shredded cheese, cantaloupe, Pringles, GoGo Squeez Applesauce, carrots, sugar snap peas with ranch in our Fit & Fresh Bento Kit and a Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, hot dog

5. Trader Joe's mini pizza appetizers with GoGo Squeez Applesauce, cantaloupe, Cheetos and Keebler Club & Cheese crackers in our EasyLunchboxes and a Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, mini pizzas

6. Cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese with sliced Fuji apples, strawberries, carrots and ranch and mini Pretzel Crisps in our EasyLunchboxes and Blue Avocado reuasable pouch.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, bagel sandwich

7. Big Sis requested this one: Rice, panko chicken leftovers with roasted seaweed (aka nori), Peanut Butter crackers and popcorn in our ThinkBaby bento box.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, rice and chicken

8. Ham and cheese croissant sandwich with Cheetos, carrots and ranch, kiwi, popcorn and a granola bar in our EasyLunchboxes and Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, croissant sandwich

9. This was a dinner-on-the-go on a crazy busy night of rushing around between soccer practices and piano lessons and something else I can't remember. lol. Fish sticks with tartar sauce, mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, canned carrots and broccoli in our EasyLunchboxes.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, fish sticks and mozzarella sticks

10. DIY Lunchables of the cheese, deli meat and cracker variety with strawberries, carrots, sugar snap peas with ranch, Cheetos and popcorn in our EasyLunchboxesBlue Avocado reuasable pouch and a Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, cheese and cracker lunchables

11. Easy homemade mushroom pizza on whole wheat naan bread from Trader Joe's with carrots and ranch, grape tomatoes, peach cup and Little Bites' Crumb Cakes in our EasyLunchboxes with a Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, naan pizza

12. Mini pizzas from Trader Joe's with strawberries, carrots and ranch, Cheetos and popcorn in our EasyLunchboxes and Blue Avocado reuasable pouch.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, mini pizzas

13. Turkey and cheese mini sub on hot dog bun with sugar snap peas, carrots and ranch, Cheetos, kiwi and a mandarine oranges cup in EasyLunchboxes.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, mini turkey and cheese sub sandwich

14. Frozen pizza from Trader Joe's with strawberries, Pretzel Crisps and Laughing Cow Cheese, peach cup and popcorn in EasyLunchboxes with a Pick-Ease pick.

My Epicurean Adventures: Lunch Box Fun 2015-16: Weeks #23-28. Lunch box ideas, school lunch ideas, lunches, pizza

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