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Vegan Kale Delight

So these past two months I’ve been on this vegetarian/pescatarian diet. What is a pescatarian you might ask? They have a vegetarian diet excluding all meat but fish. Yes, I’m giving up chicken. As hard as that sounds, I’ve been doing pretty good. I had a few relapse but I’ve been meat free for 2 weeks now! I can already see changes in how I feel also how my bowels move. TMI I know, but it’s important to share. I will still be posting recipes that involve meat, so no worries. But right now I’m going to share with you TASTY vegetarian meals that even a meat lover like myself would love!

 

 

Vegan Kale Delight

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Kale, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Pepper
  • 1tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1can Coconut Milk
  • 1tbsp Coconut Oil (or whatever oil you have on hand!)

Instructions

  1. Start off by sautéing your pepper, onion, garlic with coconut oil. For 3-5 minutes. Add your salt, pepper, garlic powder and stir well. Cook 1-2 minutes. Add in your coconut milk, bring to a slight boil/simmer. Once your mixture is at a simmer add in your kale. Stir well, cover and turn heat to medium-low to low. Cook about 6-8 minutes. Until most but not all of the milk is gone. Serve over quinoa or rice. Also good as a side dish. Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/vegan-kale-delight/

 

 

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Soda on the side!

It’s officially soup season y’all! It’s cold out so keep warm with this hearty Chicken Noodle soup. Any time I hear chicken noodle soup I automatically think of that lil mama song! *Chicken noodle soup! chicken noodle soup! chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side!* Enjoy!

 

sautee them veggies

brown your chicken, mine was acting stubborn

season and simmer

shred chicken

add your noodles and eat up!

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Thighs (Bone In or Boneless, Skin Removed)
  • 3 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 3 Whole Carrots, peeled & diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 32oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8oz Egg Noodles, cooked (keep a cup or 2 of pasta water)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat your soup pot or dutch oven with olive oil to medium heat. Toss in your celery, carrots and onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes.
  2. Add your garlic cook 1 minute. Stir everything together then push to the side making a well in the middle. Season your chicken lightly with salt and pepper and place in the middle (add a little more oil if needed) Cook each side 3 minutes, until browned.
  3. Sprinkle in your oregano, stir. Add your chicken broth. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn down to medium low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Take out your chicken, remove bone and shred. Add chicken back and add your noodles and pasta water if you need more liquid.
  5. Stir everything up, add more salt or pepper if needed. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/chicken-noodle-soup-with-a-soda-on-the-side/

The Creamy BLT Chicken

One pot meals are magical. Personally I don’t like to make a big mess with dishes or stand in the kitchen too long. It’s days i love being in the kitchen all day but sometimes I need a one and done meal!

My boo came into town and cooked me this meal. I got on his nerves hovering over him and trying to tell him what to do lol! So I ran off with the recipe and tweaked it.

This skillet meal is so good! Bacon is involved and bacon grease! Cooking chicken or veggies in bacon grease is so magical. It steps up the flavors in so many ways! The fresh components of the spinach, onions and tomatoes. The fatty components of the bacon and heavy cream balances it out. Oh! Plus this meal makes for leftovers. Who doesn’t love good leftovers!?

I like to call this pasta meal The Creamy BLT Chicken. Enjoy!

 

 

The Creamy BLT Chicken

Ingredients

  • 5 strips bacon, chopped
  • 3 boneless chicken breast, chopped
  • 2tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese
  • 16 ounce rotini pasta, cooked

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing everything as far as chopping, dicing and cooking the pasta. So this recipe can go along swiftly!
  2. Heat your skillet to medium-high heat and crisp your bacon. About 5 minutes.
  3. Remove a few pieces of bacon and set aside. (Keep your bacon grease in skillet!) Add your chicken, seasoning and turn heat to medium. Cook about 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  4. 3 minutes in add your onion.
  5. Stir everything real good. Chicken should be fairly cooked and onions translucent.
  6. Add your tomatoes and spinach. Cook until spinach wilt.
  7. Add your cream and reduce 6-8 minutes or until slightly thick.
  8. Turn heat OFF add your cheese. Stir then add your pasta. Mix well!
  9. Top with bacon and enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/the-creamy-blt-chicken/

 

*I like buying pre-diced tomato and onions for this recipe. Makes it hassle free. Less dishes to wash!
**I cut my bacon and chicken with kitchen shears. So simple and affective.
***I reserve some of the pasta water just in case my pasta sauce gets too thick.
****This meal is freezer friendly. Don’t add your cheese yet, if you want to freeze this meal.