Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crockpot Meat Loaf

I love crock pot. I think crock pot is the most wonderful invention for busy people. We use crock pot a lot as we have crazy running schedule. We do not get home till 8 or 9pm each day. The best thing after a hard run is a warm dinner in the crock pot

I have learn to convert my favourite recipe to crock pot friendly. I made this meat loaf last night using the recipe from Kalyn Kitchen. Instead of putting the meat in the oven, I put it in the Crock pot on low for 7 hours. I added some green beans to the crock pot before we leave for our track work out.

Awesome to come home with some dinner ready for us :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tumeric Tea !


Power breakfast ! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. It is blessed to wake up with food. I used to skip breakfast . I would starve myself till lunch and then "pigged" out during lunch. But my BF is a breakfast person. He first thing which he does in the morning is breakfast.I learn to enjoy breakfast again after meeting him

I am glad that I re-discover the joy of breakfast. Smell of eggs and bacon in the morning is so wonderful. I recently added tumeric tea to my breakfast. I found the recipe in Mark Daily Apple

It is an acquired taste. But it is so good once you get used to it. 

8 ounces (1 cup) almond or coconut milk ( I use coconut milk)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper( I use black pepper)
1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener

1.  Gently warm the milk on the stove.
2. In a mug, combine the remaining ingredients.
3.  Drizzle a teaspoon of the warmed milk into the mug and mix until the liquid is smooth with no lumps. Add the rest of the milk and mix well.

( I microwaved the ginger and coconut milk for 1.30 min or till boil. And then add all the other ingredients and stirred till smooth) 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Chocolate banana walnut muffin

Chocolate Banana Walnut Muffin

Another variation using the base coconut bread recipe !

Slow Cooker Jambalaya Chicken

Chicken is fast becoming our staple these days as they are easy and it is hard to mess up with chicken. I found this slow cooker Jambalaya recipe at Allrecipe and could not resist sending it to the BF with some modifications.

The BF put the chicken in the slow cooker,  took a picture and posted it on FB.. inviting friends for dinner " first come first served". One couple took up the "dinner offer". This is really a great easy recipe for week days dinner. We put everything in the crock pot, went for our evening run and came back at 9pm. Our couple friend arrived with a bottle of wine and dinner was served . No hassle and no mess :)

Both the BF and I agreed that this recipe is a keeper. We made it with just chicken and agreed that we would add sausages the next time we made it

Ingredients ( with my modifications)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cube
2 cans diced tomatoes ( one original and one fire roasted)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
 1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon hot sauce
 2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 carrots

1. In a slow cooker, combine chicken, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, celery, and chicken broth. Stir in oregano, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, bay leaves, and thyme.
2. Cover, and cook on LOW for 7 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours.