Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chicken with Raisins and dried Cranberries Recipe

This is easy and good. This recipe was adapted from Sun maid recipe site.

You will need:   Serves 2-6

1 T. olive oil
2-6 pieces of chicken skinned
1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes (or used 2-4 tomatoes diced)
1/4 cup raisins (the original recipe is all raisins, but I love the cranberries)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (you can use all cranberries if you like)
3 T. lemon juice
 3 T. brown sugar
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp. dried ginger
1/4 cinnamon
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Enough cooked rice for the amount of people being served.

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium/high heat. Brown chicken on both sides for about 3-5 minutes.  remove from pan and set aside covered to keep warm. Add tomatoes, raisins, cranberries, lemon juice, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon and pepper to skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 3-5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve over a bed of rice.


Sweet Italian Peppers saute'd in Onion and Garlic Recipe

Another easy side for dinner or lunch meals. My Sweet Italian peppers are growing beautifully in my garden. My husband likes this recipe and it is a new food to him. So I am happy about that.

Serves 2

will need:

8 Sweet Italian Peppers (you can use Anaheim Peppers as a substitute)
1/2 cup sliced onion. ( Use the amount that works for your taste)
2 large or 4 small Garlic cloves diced
Olive oil

Take a large skillet and pour some olive oil in it. Perhaps about 2 T. Slice onions and place into skillet. Chop peppers into bite size pieces and place in skillet. Sprinkle some salt into the mix in the skillet. Dice your garlic and set aside in small bowl.

Heat stove top with skillet on it, to medium/high. Saute' peppers and onion for about 10-15 minutes. Now add the garlic and cook while mixing for another 1-2 minutes. Try not to burn garlic. Lower heat if need be. Turn heat to low and you can cover until ready to serve or turn off heat and serve.

Need a little extra? Sprinkle or shred some Parmesan on top after peppers are served on plates.

Note: I think one of my sweet pepper plants got cross pollinated with a Habanero pepper and made a spicy Italian pepper. My last meal I picked a pepper from the back of my garden next to a Habanero pepper. My dish was a bit spicy, but still yummy.

Blackberry,Rasberry and Walnut Salad Recipe

This recipe can be made with only Blackberries or only Raspberries. I had both mixed in a bag from my garden, so the combo was there. Very easy side dish, snack or breakfast.

This recipe serves 2

You will need:

1 cup total of Blackberries and Raspberries (frozen thawed fine)
1 cup walnuts (I used soaked and re-dried nuts, optional and any nut you like will do)
1/4 cup plain or any flavor yogurt you like (I used some of my home made plain yogurt)
1 T. sweet of choice (I used powdered sugar)
1 T. Coconut shredded. ( I used non sweetened. If you use sweetened, you may not need the T. sweet)

Mix in a bowl and serve.

So easy.

You prefer more berries, less nuts. then adjust to your taste. Enjoy.

Strawberry, Squash, Banana, Chia crisps (Dehydrator Recipe)

This recipe is a hodge podge of leftovers and I must say that the Strawberry flavor is fresh and dominant. My Weston Dehydrator did have one glitch. The on and off button stop wanting to stay in the on position. Lucky for me the timer can shut off the machine. Then for a bonus I taped the button to the on position and we have a working machine again.

You will need:

2 bananas (frozen thawed fine)
2 cups shredded green squash (frozen thawed fine)
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries rolled in 1T. sweet of choices (sweet opt.) (frozen thawed fine)
3 T. Chia Seeds (it is an odd number because it was what I had left)
pinch of salt (opt)
1 tsp. ground Cinnamon

Place these ingredients in a food processor and blend until well blended. Take prepared sheets on dehydrator trays and scoop out mix into them. Making a layer about 1/4 inch thick. Put filled sheets into dehydrator and dehydrate and 135 until dry on top and able to peel/flip onto grated trays to finish drying. The Crisps are done when dry on both sides, yet pliable/bendable. Break/peel off into smaller pieces and store in Ziploc or glass jar with lid.

Very good...

I have been wanting healthy snacks after my surgery and this is one great inspiration. Hope you enjoy the food.