Did you know #olives contain #monounsaturatedfat , a fat that helps keep your cholesterol under control. They can also help prevent osteoporosis. That's proof that olives are anything but the pits! 🍸
It was just me at home tonight and I was too hungry to wait for take out. Ended up raiding my pantry and found a jar of green olives, a couple tomatoes and a half empty #glutenfree spaghetti bag. Low and behold I think this is my #top5 pasta of all time!
1/4 pound of spaghetti of choice
1/4 cup green olives (or more to your liking)
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2tbs GF breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Boil pasta to package instructions. Heat pan on medium heat with 2 turns of olive oil. Lightly brown chopped garlic. Add chopped olives, tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1/4 cup water. Bring to low simmer till tomatoes soften and create sauce, approx 5-8mins . Add salt to taste (dependent on saltiness of your olives). Meanwhile in a separate pan melt 1tbs of butter or olive oil. Add 2tbs of breadcrumbs and brown. Turn off sauce heat and fold in strained pasta and parsley. Top with breadcrumbs and enjoy!
Makes 1 serving. Double or quadruple recipe for your needs!
Being a mom of 4 boys Mac and Cheese has always been a family staple, homemade Mac and Cheese was always a hit for supper and definitely a comfort food. Tonight Mac requested it for supper. Tonight I was quite thankful for our Instant Pot as I didn’t relish the thoughtful heating up the kitchen and all the dirty dishes from making this classic on the stove. While initially I started out following an internet recipe I ended up creating my own. It was perfect and next time I’ll have even less dirty dishes! #lovemyinstantpot#instantpotmacandcheese#instantpotmagic#yum#coolkitchen#lessmess#quickdinner
Day 23 Dinner: Got home from work mentally exhausted and I had no motivation to cook. Whenever I don’t feel like cooking, I just throw everything in a pot and cook a one-pot-meal 😁 Chicken Turmeric Bok Choy Pumpkin Soup was yummy and took only 20 mins to cook! #chickensoup#sibodietphase1#lowhistaminediet#bokchoy#quickdinner
It’s Winter Market Day at @sciclunasrealfoodmerchants and we are thrilled to be there sampling our delicious and warming range of nourishing meals. Pop in and say hello, have a shop and sample some delights from some other wonderful brands including @thebrothsisters @melbournehotsauce @_goldengrind_ @fresh_fodder @eighteenthousandislands @bromleysbread @melbournegourmetfood @calendar_cheese
5 TIPS FOR EATING AIP ON A ROAD TRIP
Hey, everyone! How’s your August going so far? I just completed a 2,800 mile road trip from Washington State to my school in Ohio with my brother, I moved into my dorm, started my second year of Community Advisor training, AND I am about to start school for the first time in 9 months! Needless to say things have been busy, and overwhelming but I am feeling good about it all.
I want to share a few things about what I learned while eating AIP on my road trip. Early mornings and late nights, driving through rural middle America, and camping offered a lot of challenges to over come AIP-wise, but reflecting back on it, I think it went pretty well! Here’s what I learned:
1. Make meals ahead of time🥒- Before you leave, pack a cooler full of food. For me, it worked best to have some “ready to cook” food for when we got to our hotel room or campsite, and some “ready made” food for lunch and snacks on the road. This eliminates the stress of wondering if there will be any food for you to eat. Pro tip: Freeze your marinated meat, it will help keep your cooler cold and it will last longer.
2. Stay in hotels or campsites with kitchens⛺️- When making your accommodations, find places that allow you to have access to a kitchen. My brother and I mostly stayed in KOA’s which usually have one kitchen for guests to use. This was when we were able to make our “ready to cook” food.
3. Plan your grocery store stops💵- Instead of trying to find a grocery store when you find yourself running out of food, research grocery store options along your route before you leave and add them into your total trip time.
4. Baby food👶🏼- organic baby food makes a really great non perishable back up snack in a pinch.
5. Don’t forget dessert!🍫- I have a huge sweet tooth, and I always like to have a treat around if I feel like I want it. This can be as simple as a dark chocolate bar or fruits. Just make sure you bring some foods that satisfy your soul.
Do you have any tips to add to the list? 🍃🍃🍃
I’m not one to brag.....but these lettuce wraps are better than any restaurant lettuce wrap I’ve tried! They seriously took under 30 minutes to cook(and I was moving slow) and I love a good “build your own plate” type of dinner. Perfect for kiddos or dinner parties and everyone gets exactly what they want. Super simple recipe below!👇🏼👇🏼
-add diced garlic, ginger, carrots, red pepper, and mushrooms to pan with olive oil and sauté about 5 minutes
-add 1 lb ground chicken to pan (and any spices you like)and cook until done
-peanut sauce is just 1/4 cup coconut aminos, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp white or rice vinegar, pinch salt, pinch garlic salt, pinch ginger powder, 1 large tbsp peanut butter and 1 pitted date to pan. Simmer until date is soft. Transfer to blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
-add chicken/vege mix to romaine leaves and top with peanut sauce
-I also added chopped cashews, green onions, bean sprouts and sriracha
Voila! Healthy, quick and tasty dinner that your guests can assemble themselves. To make whole 30 compliant just use almond butter instead of peanut butter. Vegetarian or vegan? Substitute the chicken with roasted cauliflower, lentils, quinoa, grilled zucchini or eggplant....I could go on and on! ✌️#cleaneating#clean#lettucewraps#quickdinner#endlesspossibilities#allthetoppings#delish#srirachaoneverything#peanutsauce#asianinspired#asianflavors#allthesauces
Bit of a speedy, snacky dinner tonight and if I'm honest, a last ditch attempt before weigh in tomorrow! 😂
I got back late from doing my little ones karate club and since I've been feeling nauseous with this inner ear malarky I didn't fancy anything in particular so raided the fridge 😋
Chilled chicken (f), cucumber (s), mini tomatoes (s), carrot (s), yellow pepper (s) , pickled onions (s...ooh I can't get enough of these little buggers!), a warmed flat bread and a small pot of houmous! I was defeated though, I couldn't eat it all. Keeping everything crossed for tomorrow....question is though, do I weigh blind or know the score?!
Super Quick Stuffed Mushrooms
It's the weekend!! I hope you've got some amazing plans lined up.
This dish is so embarrassingly simple, I almost didn't put it on the blog, but its so delicious I thought I had to share it!
Last night my husband and I ended up eating late due to working, and we really didn't fancy spending ages cooking, so I thought I'd throw these gorgeous ingredients together, and had a nice light dinner on the table in 20 mins. As we were eating late, the photo wasn't taken in natural light, so I'm not best pleased with the icky yellow hue, but I have tried to make the most of it.
I hope you have a lovely Friday evening.
Love, Natalie x
Ingredients (serves 2): 4 Portobello Mushrooms
8 Cherry Tomatoes, cut into quarters
6-8 Basil Leaves
4 slices of Goats Cheese
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Put the tomatoes into the mushroom cups and put in the oven on a baking tray for 20 mins.
Once cooked, add the basil leaves and top with the goats cheese and serve.
Need a last minute dinner idea for Friday night? You are going to want these California Chicken Gyros! These are so good, fresh, and full of flavor they are amazingggg 🙌🏻🤤. This is a go to summertime meal for us! What’s your favorite easy summertime meal? Tell us in the comments ⬇️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Packet Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dips Mix
1/2 Cup tomato, diced
1/2 Cup Avocado, diced
1/2 Cup cucumber, diced
1/4 Cup Red Onion, diced
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Juice from 1 Lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Pound Grilled Chicken
Shredded Romaine Lettuce ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt and hidden valley Greek yogurt dip mix. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, cucumber, avocado, red onion, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
3. Thinly slice chicken breast. Spread pita with yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with shredded lettuce then top with chicken and cucumber mix. Top with additional yogurt mix, roll up and enjoy!
I love any Asian inspired food, so my leftover dinners tend to go in that direction 💚 This was leftover roasted chicken that I sliced and seared in avocado oil. On the side I made noodles (rice sticks for my hubs and stepson and sweet potato vermicelli for me). The bowls were filled with whatever greens and veggies I had on hand (shredded kale, home-grown lettuce, fresh basil, cucumbers, carrots & tomatoes) then toss on noodles and chicken. Top with a drizzle of sesame oil + ume plum vinegar + coconut aminos + sriracha + fresh cilantro = bomb meal everyone loved in 20 mins! Go team!
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Looks fancy... but don’t let it fool you, in reality this is just a super quick prep dinner with a very pretty presentation 😉 Totally random and on the fly too (just call me Random Chef Rainie 😂). .
— pan fried Mahi mahi filet (I buy a frozen family pack from @wegmans)
— @fronteracocina brand frozen veggie taco skillet
— @aldiusa brand frozen quinoa and kale mix
— Wegmans brand balsamic glaze drizzled on top .
It looks good, it tastes good, I get my omega 3s and stay on track with my meal plan... and all in about 15 minutes or less. #winning .
What’s your favorite frozen quick prep weeknight dinners?
Weekend made more lazy with this pasta!! 6 mushrooms to be chopped and off the shelf ingredients blending and u are good to go. Pea Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms and Basil. You are just 15 mins away from this dish... (Used the Georgian cheese and it was insane... Awesome) Recipe in the Comments below.. Gluten free success xoxo Nidhi
This soup is one of my favorites!! It’s super light but still fills you up when you need comfort food that doesn’t weigh you down. ———————————————————
Lemon Leek Soup
•four leeks, trimmed and cleaned, sliced thinly on the bias
•2 tbs olive oil
•two medium white sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
•6 cloves of garlic, minced
•Handful of fresh sage, roughly chopped
•3 tbs fresh thyme
•4 cups vegetable stock
•2 cups water (as needed for texture)
•fresh lemon juice from one lemon
Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat and add leeks, stirring for 5 minutes. At sweet potatoes and S&P and cook for five minutes. Add garlic and sage and let sit for two minutes, then toss in the vegetable stock and thyme. Cover and let cook for around 15 minutes until the sweet potatoes can be easily pierced. Squeeze in the fresh lemon, stir, and serve! I usually add some leftover pesto for good measure.
Hope our Planted Table customers are enjoying this week’s Black bean and sweet potato burgers with Elote Brentwood corn, grilled summer squash and heirloom tomatoes. Came with pretzel burger bun. Have a great weekend! @plantedtablemeals