Friday, June 10, 2011

40 garlic chicken

(makes 6 - 8 servings)
  • 40 cloves of garlic, whole
  • 3 - 4 lbs. of chicken (any part)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

1.) Chop onions and place in bottom of crock pot.

2.) Peel garlic (yes, all 40 cloves!) without crushing cloves too much.

3.) In a large bowl, mix together chicken, olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper.

4.) Pour chicken mixture on top of onions in crock pot and cook on low 6 - 8 hours, or high for 4 - 6 hours.

5.) ENJOY!

If you love garlic, this recipe is for you! It was really good! I know I used chicken legs (instead of the ever-healthy-constantly-raved-about chicken breast) but I tried this recipe with skinless/boneless breasts before and the chicken came out extremely dry and crumbly. I used chicken drumsticks with the skin ON and it made such a big difference! Chicken came out super moist and falling off the bone! The only negative... I think I cooked it too long because the bones were so brittle, they broke apart if you tried to eat the drumstick with your hands. No biggie.

Will try this recipe again with chicken breast but maybe add a cup of chicken broth to keep things moist.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pumpkin pie pudding

Now, this recipe uses tofu as one of main ingredients but don't knock it till you try it! I promise with the right tweaking of pumpkin pie spice/cinnamon/sugar, this tastes exactly like pumpkin pie filling! EXACTLY! I didn't include it in the recipe, but I topped my pudding off with vanilla almond crunch granola and it was SOOO yummy!

(this recipe makes 1 serving)
  • 0.5c pumpkin puree
  • 0.5c soft silken tofu
  • 0.25 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • stevia/agave/sugar to taste
1.) Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend till smooth.

2.) Pour into your container and sprinkle a little more pumpkin spice on top and ENJOY!

This is so good... I always make it! I'm gonna add in some vanilla protein powder to boost the protein amount but this is good as is! Maybe I'll try chocolate protein too!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Food porn!

 Dynamite roll: shrimp tempura sushi with spicy ahi and a sweet chili sauce on top.

Spicy ahi bowl.