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Random Recipe: Early Morning Oats

Everyone has heard of “overnight oats” it seems, but I’m not really into mushy foods. So, I decided to do a chewier version. I call it “Early Morning Oats” because…why not? lol! I add the wet ingredient about 2 hours prior to eating.

One of my favorite things about oatmeal is that it is so versatile, even this recipe. I like to add a smattering of dried cranberries and raisins most of the time but I occasionally switch it up with dried strawberries or fresh blueberries. I’m having a hard time getting in all the protein I need on a daily basis so I also add vanilla egg white protein powder to my early morning oats. Delicious!
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Random Recipe: Cauliflower Rice with Sweet Onions and Herbs

I’m trying to cut back on my carb intake. This is very, very difficult for me as I LOVE carbs. LOVE CARBS.

So I’ve been experimenting with cauliflower lately. Cauliflower is a LOT more versatile than I’d ever given it credit for. With that versatility in mind, I decided to try to make a cauliflower version of my favorite seasoned rice. It turned out delicious! This is a great substitute for rice if you are trying to cut your carb intake.

cauliflower rice with herbsIngredients
1 medium head cauliflower
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
2 cups chopped sweet onions (I use Vidalia)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
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Random Recipe: Portabella Mushroom Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo

It was a Saturday and lunchtime was approaching. My husband, lying on the sofa, would soon demand food…

A peek in the fridge determined that he would have portabella mushroom sandwiches with chipolte mayo…and he would like it.

Ingredients
1 pkg Portabella mushrooms
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked black pepper
2-3 Chipotle peppers
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 Avocado
Salad Greens
Potato bread
Provolone cheese

Instructions

Mushroom Caps:
Mix EVOO, salt & pepper together. Brush on mushroom caps. Heat a skillet to medium and pan fry mushrooms, starting with the smooth side down. Cook for about 3-4 mins per side, pressing down on caps with spatula to release juices.

Chipotle mayo:
Mix 1/3 cup mayo with 1-2 chipotle peppers (pick your heat levels, I use 3 but I like it spicy). Chop peppers finely and then mix with mayo.

Portabella Mushroom sandwich

Put it together:
Toast potato bread and then spread on chipotle mayo. Put one-two mushrooms per sandwich, covered with 1 slice provolone cheese. Add slices of avocado and salad greens. Slice in half and serve.

Random Recipe: Rotisseried Chicken

Since both my husband and I work full time, I try to cut down on the amount of time I spend cooking during the work week.

One of the things that saves me time and energy when cooking for the week are whole chickens. I used to be rather afraid to cook whole chickens – I used only buy butchered parts – but damn I love whole chickens now!

When I cook whole chickens, I either bake or rotisserie them. My favorite is definitely the Rotisserie. It’s super fast and easy! I received my rotisserie as a gift but you can buy one for about $80 and up.

Rotisseried Chicken

Ingredients

1 whole chicken (4lbs or more)
1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp crushed rosemary

Rotisseried Chicken Whole

Rotisseried Chicken Whole

1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp basil
season salt (to taste)
2 1/2 tbsp butter
poultry seasoning (to taste)

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Random Recipe: Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Herbs

My husband and I love this recipe! We prefer it with chicken and fish dishes – I don’t feel it works well with [most] beef. I can’t remember where I got this one from…

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups basmati rice (about 10 ounces)
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
2 cups chopped sweet onions (I use Vidalia)
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon

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