Grilled Veggies with Chicken

Hi my lovely J
Past couple weeks have been crazy, I moved back home, we have had house guests (aunt, uncle and cousins from London) and we’ve have been all over the place really. I haven’t been cooking at all. Today was my first day back at uni, and I cooked dinner for myself for the first time in quite a while.

I grilled tomatoes, zucchini and broccoli in the oven, they were sprinkled with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano I enjoyed this with some leftover chicken

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Insanely easy and quite boring however delicious and healthy! This is as exciting as it gets for me eating wise at the moment. I’m not going to apologize though, I never said I was a master chef.

Miss you cuuuzz. Over and out.

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Quick and Healthy Apple-Crumble-inspired dessert

Hi J
I was hungry for something sweet today so made this quick little dessert/snack for myself. I chopped up an apple and roasted it in cinnamon on a pan.
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Then on the same pan, I made crumble from buckwheat flour, oats and coconut-oil, sweetened it with honey. I added some low-fat greek yogurt. It only took a few minutes to prepare and it was very satisfying 馃檪

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Cooking any healthy/good food lately? Hugs and kisses from here -O

Lettuce Wrapped Cayenne-Rubbed Thai Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Hey O. A few nights ago I made this dish and I’ve got to say it’s been my best dish yet. It had so many flavors that just came together all in one wrap. The name kind of encompasses what it was but here’s the ingredients and recipe!

Cayenne-Rubbed Thai Chicken:

聽聽聽聽 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced crosswise

聽聽聽聽 Spicy Asian Dressing (used Trader Joes, Asian style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette)

聽聽聽聽 Coarse salt and ground pepper

聽聽聽聽 1-2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

聽聽聽聽 2 tablespoons olive oil

聽聽聽聽 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced

聽聽聽聽 1 red/yellow bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced

聽聽聽聽 3 cloves garlic, minced

聽聽聽聽 2-3 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger

聽聽聽聽 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

Place chicken, cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 录 cup dressing in a resealable plastic bag refrigerate overnight.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan, along with the onion and bell pepper. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.

Serve in lettuce cups.

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Topping:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 medium red onion, finely diced

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Chopped peanuts

In a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice; set aside. Just before serving, fold avocado chunks into onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa. Drizzle extra dressing to taste!

I served this with a side of roasted potates (in oregano, thyme, olive oil, and salt and pepper)

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Quick and Easy Baked Banana Snack

This snack is so easy and so delicious. All you need is some mashed banana, honey, cinnamon and oats. From there on you can add whatever, in the ones i made today I added desiccated coconut and some of the muesli I made a few days ago. I’ve made them before with chopped nuts, raisins, seeds and even grated apple.
Mix the ingredients till it has a fairly thick consistency pop them in the oven for a 5-8 minutes. And bam! Easy, delicious, sweet AND sugar-free snack.

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I enjoyed these with a warm cup of chai tea, yum.
– Oh

Breakfast: Cheese Blintzes and Smoothie Cleanse

O! I made some breakfast for my sister and I this morning. And because my mom is on this 3 day smoothie cleanse she saw on Dr. Oz, I decided to join her just as an added touch to my meal.
A blintz is a thin crepe-like pancake filled with cheese.

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The crepe recipe is 1 egg, 3/4 cup pancake mix (just add water), 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup sugar,聽tsp vanilla, pinch of salt. For the聽cheese filling, I mixed together 1 cup lowfat ricotta cheese, 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt聽.

What I did was cook one side of the crepe and take it off the pan, fill the center with a spoonful of cheese and then folded聽it to go back on the pan for another minute.聽I thought it might be heavy because I the cheese but it was super light, I added a strawberry topping, AND my sister ate it, which is saying a lot. For the strawberry topping, the ingredients were, 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries, 1/4 cup whitesugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp cornstarch. I put the sugar and strawberries in a saucepan聽on medium heat until it came to a boil and then added the cornstarch.聽

And as for the smoothie, it had blueberry, mango, avocado, cayenne pepper, coconut water, lemon juice, kale, and flaxseed. I can almost feel my body cleansing itself! Almost. Since you told me about the whole eating healthy thing you should really try out the 3-day cleanse by Dr. Oz. Mom swears by it. Missing you.

-J

High Protein Breakfast + Muesli Recipe

Holla J!

So I want to share a two high protein breakfast options. The first is skyr.聽Skyr is a traditionally Icelandic dairy product, the consistency is kind of like yogurt and it has a fresh, slightly sour taste to it. It’s low in fat and high in protein so it’s perfect for my diet although it’s definitely not paleo so I guess i changed my mind again. I had this for breakfast a couple of days ago topped with fresh strawberries and muesli. Then there is quinoa.聽Quinoa is a South American seed that, like skyr, is high in protein and quite low in calories (and not paleo either). For my breakfast today I made quinoa porridge which I then topped with the muesli and blueberries.

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Skyr with homemade muesli and strawberries.

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Quinoa porridge with blueberries, homemade muesli and honey.

The muesli was homemade it was quite easy here is the recipe.

Indgredients:
Buckwheat flour 25 g
Chopped hazelnut – 50 g
Chopped brazil nut – 50 g
Linseed – 20 g
Oats – 25 g
Coconut oil – 2 ts
Cinnamon – 2 ts
Honey – 2 ts

Steps:
1. Put cooker on medium heat, add oil.
2. Add the flour, this step is making the crumble.
3. Add oats, nuts and cinnamon shortly after and allow it to brown as much as you like.
4. Add honey and linseed.

This can be used as topping for anything you want. Needless to say any type of flour and any combination of nuts work. One could also add dry fruits and berries, whatever you like.聽
– O

Dinner: Sweet Potato Chips with Salad and Pork Chops

Hi J. I changed my mind forget about the vegan thing I’m paleo now. Lol.聽Today my friend stayed for dinner. We cut up some sweet potatoes and cauliflower drizzled some olive oil on and seasoned it with salt, pepper and rosemary.

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Then we made a quick little salad with baby-leaves, tomatoes and cucumber. On the cauliflower we drizzled a lemon, honey, parsley dressing. The pork chops were fried in a garlic-tomato marinade.

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IT WAS SOOO GOOD OMG. But I could actually totally have done without the pork chops. Luckily I have some leftovers for my lunch tomorrow, YUM!
– O

Humble Beginnings: Lemon Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa with Salad

Goodmorning J. It’s morning here in Copenhagen anyway. So this is our first post, I made this a few days ago for my dinner it was really delicious and easy.

I don’t have a detailed recipe for this one. All I did was chop the cauliflower in to thin slices and then roast it in the oven with salt, pepper and olive oil. I started boiling the quinoa, then i mixed fresh parsley, lemon juice, honey and oliveoil which the quinoa and roasted cauliflower was later turned in. The salad is just tomatoes and baby-leaves with some lemon and olive oil on. Easy, quick, filling and delicious.

Can’t wait to see your first post. Love O