Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Food, Food, Food, & Recipes...

Food, Food, Food.

One of my recent goals is to learn more about cooking, and find some heathy alternatives. After living in Italy I learned how cooking can uncover an entire culture. I never was one for cooking but after you learn a few tricks here and there cooking can become fun! Don't get me wrong I have always been excited about food, just not cooking it. I know that Leslie is the cook in our family but I just might give her a run for her money. Maybe we will have a cook off someday. ha. I have posted a few of my recent favorites, and its not just me that likes them. Kyle likes them too, we have the love handles to prove it!

barbecue roasted salmon


¼ cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoons chipotle powder
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  1. Combined the first 3 ingredients in a zip lock bag, marinate in refrigerator for 1hour
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Discard the marinade Combined the next 5 ingredients in bowl. Rub over fish; place in 11x17 inch pan sprayed with cooking oil. Cook for 12 minutes, or until flaky. You may
  4. serve with lemon if desired.

low fat chicken nuggets


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup flour
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 egg white
¼ cup low fat buttermilk
1 cup cornflakes, crushed

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare three bowls: one with flour and seasonings, one with egg and buttermilkstirred together, and one with crushed cornflakes.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Empty chicken pieces into bowl and roll inflour mixture. Then, piece by piece, and shaking off excess flour, dip the chicken into the milkmixture, then coat the pieces with cornflakes. Place chicken on baking sheet and bake for10 minutes until golden, turning them half way through. Serves 4.

1 comment:

Carla said...

I'll have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.