Mental Strength = Physical Strength

After a few weeks of bad habits and no exercise I definitely feel more stressed. In the beginning, I just tell myself that I'm tired and I need a little break from my routine. Well,that little break usually turns into about a month, in which time my overall activity level drops, I lack motivation to … Continue reading Mental Strength = Physical Strength

Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

Who doesn't love chicken strips? Well that certainly wouldn't be me! I'm always on the lookout for a good recipe for chicken strips that leaves the chicken tender, crispy and with just the right texture. This recipe was adapted from this recipe over at Natasha's Kitchen Ingredients 2 pounds of chicken 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard … Continue reading Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

This recipe is so simple. Just throw everything into a pan & minutes later you have a tasty, warm meal to relish. Don't leave out the fresh lemon juice, fennel seeds or fire roasted tomatoes. These ingredients give this recipe a it's delicous savory character. Ingredients 2 chicken thighs or breast cooked & cubed 1 teaspoon … Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

Stuffed Zucchini

Here's a fun tasty addition to tonights dinner! Stuffed Zucchini! This really is a great idea. I even plan to try this concept with various other ingredients Ingredients 4 Zucchinis, cut lengthwise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup grated mozzarella … Continue reading Stuffed Zucchini

Four Cheese Ravioli With Fire Roasted Tomato Meat Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup dry red wine 1 large onion, sliced 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 16 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes 16 ounces of tomato sauce 1 cup button … Continue reading Four Cheese Ravioli With Fire Roasted Tomato Meat Sauce

Liver & Onions

Ingredients 1 -4 oz piece of liver, sliced 1 whole onion, sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Drizzle of vegetable oil Drizzle of Worcestershire sauce Directions Season liver with a generous sprinkling of salt, garlic, pepper & dried oregano. Set aside. Add drizzle of vegetable oil to pan & heat … Continue reading Liver & Onions

Oven Fried Chicken

Ingredients 1 pound chicken tenderloins 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup honey mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons dried parsley Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees Grease 11×13 baking dish Combine all dry ingredients Dip chicken into honey mustard Roll in dry ingredients Place chicken in … Continue reading Oven Fried Chicken

Lemon Pepper Tilapia

Ingredients 2 pieces of tilapia 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon Directions Combine spices. Sprinkle spices generously on each side of the fish. Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot add the fish. Pan fry for 3 … Continue reading Lemon Pepper Tilapia

Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients 1 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions In a saucepan, add vinegar & brown sugar. Combine well. Bring to a boil & then reduce heat immediately. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated & the vinegar has thickened. Serve over salad, chicken, fish or … Continue reading Balsamic Reduction

Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 cup chives 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 limes, juiced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon white vinegar Directions Make honey lime dressing by combining the juice of 2 limes, vinegar, honey, olive oil, cayenne pepper salt. Mix throughly until combined. Set aside. Add cilantro & green onions. … Continue reading Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Creamy Italian Dressing

Ingredients 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Small pinch of fennel seed powder Directions Mix all spices & set aside. Put mayonnaise & milk in a bowl. Add spices & stir well. Let the dressing cool … Continue reading Creamy Italian Dressing

Spicy Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water + 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons honey salt ginger cayenne pepper cornstarch Directions Mix 1 tablespoon of water with cornstarch.  Set aside. In a bowl, mix salt, ginger & cayenne pepper. Set aside. In a saucepan add water & soy sauce. Add spices. Mix well & bring … Continue reading Spicy Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

BBQ Sauce

Ingredients 16 oz tomato sauce 1/2 cup white vinegar 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon mustard 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika Directions In a pot melt the butter. Combine all spices & add to … Continue reading BBQ Sauce