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I love roasted vegetables and I love poached eggs. I never thought about combining the two until recently. This is such a delicious and healthy meal. My husband, who was a bit skeptical, enjoyed them as well! This recipe serves 2-4 depending on the size ramekins you use. Baked Eggs with Roasted Vegetables 1 pound of tomatoes, cut into chunks 1 red or yellow pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces (or use Brussels sprouts) 1 zucchini, quartered and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 onion, halved and sliced 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp oil ½ tsp Italian seasoning ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 4 large eggs ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (op) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray your baking pan with nonstick spray. Place all vegetables in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat. Place the vegetables in your prepared pan. Roast for about thirty minutes or until the vegetables are crisp tender. Spray 2-4 ramekins with nonstick spray. I used two larger ramekins for the two of us. Divide the vegetables into the ramekins. Make a well in the center of each cup. Carefully break an egg into each cup. I Read More […]

Mom's Crockpot Beef Stew

Sometimes you just want a simple, tasty meal that you can throw in the crockpot in the morning and by dinnertime you have a delicious meal to enjoy. I love crock pot meals where I can do all the work in the morning and be done with it. Mom’s Crock Pot Beef Stew 6 medium potatoes, I like to use Yukon Gold 4 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces 3 medium onions, quartered salt and pepper 1 cup flour 2-3 pounds of beef chuck, fat trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 ½ cup homemade beef broth 2 tsp thyme 2 cups frozen peas, defrosted 2 cups frozen corn, defrosted Combine the potatoes, carrots, onions and 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper into your 5-7 quart slow cooker. Stir well to distribute the salt and pepper. Add 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper and the flour to a large plastic bag and mix well. Add the meat to the flour mixture and toss to coat. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the meat and brown on all sides. Transfer the browned meat to the slow cooker. Add the Read More […]

Beef & Veggie Stir-fry

I love a delicious dinner that comes together in under ½ hour. When you’ve had a busy day and all of a sudden it’s dinnertime this healthy meal can be put together quickly and in no time at all you will have a healthy, delicious dinner on the table. Beef and Veggie Stir-Fry ½ cup homemade chicken or beef broth 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tsp cornstarch ½ tsp sesame oil 2 tsp oil 1 pound sirloin steak, trimmed and thinly sliced 4 scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup snow peas 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced Pinch of red pepper flakes Mix together the broth, hoisin sauce, cornstarch and sesame oil in a small bowl until smooth. Heat a wok over medium high heat. Add 1 tsp of oil (peanut or olive oil) and swirl to coat the wok. Add the beef and stir fry until browned about three minutes. Transfer to a plate. Again heat the wok over medium high heat. Add 1 tsp of oil (peanut or olive oil) and swirl to coat the wok. Add scallions, peas, pepper, garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until the vegetables are crisp tender. Stir Read More […]

lemons

We all have our favorite uses for lemon juice and honey, but did you know it could be used to help with colds, coughs and sore throats? That’s right next time you feel a little under the weather try some of these remedies. Sip this warm elixir to reduce a fever. Combine 1 ½ teaspoons for Cream of Tartar, ½ teaspoon lemon juice, 2 ½ cups warm water and ½ teaspoon of honey. Drink slowly. Make your own cough syrup by mixing 4 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 cup of honey and ½ cup extra virgin olive oil. Heat, stirring vigorously. Take 1 teaspoon every 2 hours. Try this nighttime cough suppressant. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in 2 sliced lemons, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bring to a boil again; reduce hear and simmer until the mixture becomes a thick syrup. Take 1-2 teaspoons after the mixture cools. Honey promotes the flow of mucus and is great for coughs. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 cup of hot water and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Sip for relief. Drink a cup of tea mixed with lemon Read More […]

Oatmeal Pancakes

My husband and I are working on eating healthy at every meal. For breakfast we eat a lot of oats, either in the form of my homemade granola or in hot oatmeal. I decided to change things up and make some oatmeal pancakes for variation. These pancakes are very hearty and make a perfect Saturday morning breakfast. Oatmeal Pancakes 1 cup oats ½ cup flour ½ cup whole wheat flour 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 egg, beaten 2 cups buttermilk 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In a second bowl combine the egg, buttermilk, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients, just until moistened. Using a ¼ cup measure pour the batter onto a hot griddle that has been sprayed with oil. When the bubbles form on the top carefully flip and cook the second side. Serve with berries and yogurt, homemade blueberry syrup or best with pure maple syrup! Makes about 4 servings but can easily be doubled. Linked To: WhatToDoWeekends, WeekendPotluck, RealFoodFriday, PrettyPintasticParty, WeekendReTreat, FridayFlashBlog, PinJunkiePinParty, FoodieFriday, FridayFavorites, FoodieFriday, FreedomFriday, BestRecipes&DIYProjects, HomeMatters, CleverChicksBlogHop, MixItUpMonday, MunchingMondays, What’dYouDoThisWeekend, LinkUp#70, HearthAndSoulHop, Read More […]

You may have guessed that I love shrimp! I had a bag of frozen shrimp and decided to make shrimp and corn chowder,  a perfect meal for all the cold weather we’ve been having! This is one of those quick meals that only takes about a half an hour to make! Shrimp & Corn Chowder 2 Tbsp butter 2 leeks, chopped 1 fennel bulb, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tbsp flour 1 8oz bottle of clam juice 3 cups milk 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes ¾ pound shrimp, cooked and peeled 10 oz frozen corn 2 Tbsp fresh parsley 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the leeks, fennel, salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour. Add the clam juice, milk and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Stir in the shrimp and the corn and cook until the potatoes are tender and the shrimp and corn are heated through. Stir in the parsley and the lemon juice and serve hot! Linked To: TheWeekendRetreat, FridayFlashBlog, PinJunkiePinParty, FoodieFridayAndEverythingElse, FridayFavorites, #FoodiueFridayDIY, FreedomFriday, Read More […]

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