This Tandoori Chicken recipe was a perfect fit for the main course at our Indian themed team holiday dinner. My whole family gobbled up the leftovers. This one is definitely going to be a new staple at our house.
My poor daughter recently said to me, “Mom I keep reading all these books that talk about Sloppy Joes, and I’ve never had one before. Can you please make it so I can finally try it like everyone else??” Gosh, she is so deprived! Seriously though, if that’s her biggest problem this week I will gladly take it. Not to mention it was a “problem” easily solved with this recipe below. And just for the record both kids went back for seconds. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did! :)
If you are looking for ways to cook summer squash and eggplant then I have a recipe for you. I recently shared that I used to think I didn’t like eggplant (can’t even remember why I had that in my head), but I decided to give it another chance last year and have slowly started to change my mind. I’ve even caught myself ordering it at a restaurant and craving it in dishes at home – what a turn around! This recipe below is inspired by one of our favorite restaurant meals – that actually included a pork chop as well – in France. And it wasn’t at an uppity, expensive restaurant in Paris…just at a little roadside café in the small town of Cluny at the uber reasonable cost of 8 Euros (about 10 bucks).
There was a time when I thought baked beans only came out of a can. And, since we did away with most pre-made, canned foods back when we started our real food pledge, that means I haven’t had baked beans in a LONG time! As it turns out…I really like and missed baked beans! So needless to say, I am glad to have them back in my life and am also glad to be able to introduce them to my kids (they both gave this recipe two thumbs up – whew!). These beans would be the perfect addition to any summer BBQ, cookout, or picnic, AND they are just as delicious leftover so if you are entertaining make your day even easier by cooking these a day in advance. We are officially ready for summer – bring it on!
I love soups because they’re an easy way to get in a lot of vegetables, and they are usually awesome leftover (whether they’ve been in the fridge or freezer). I am a big fan of serving easy dinners on busy weeknights and there is nothing easier than defrosting some soup out of your very own freezer. I especially love this soup because it comes with so many “accessories.” You could certainly eat it plain, but it is amazing how the flavor suddenly changes when you pile avocado, grated cheese, sour cream, and cilantro on top. We even sometimes toast tortillas (to make them crunchy like chips) and throw them in the mix as well. This is also a great dish to serve this week if you are participating in our third real food mini-pledge. Even though this dish is meatless it would still be great if you wanted to add a little raw chicken when you sauté the veggies (or even some leftover cooked meat at the end). Just like most of the recipes I post this one is super flexible. If you don’t have or like zucchini then use a different vegetable instead. If you randomly find a half container of mushrooms in your fridge…throw them in. Get creative and use what you have on hand to make this dish easy and budget-friendly!
The key to making this dish “real food” is ensuring that the corn tortillas you use are 100% whole-grain. Reading food labels can be confusing as it is, but trying to figure out what products are truly 100% whole-grain is especially hard. Very few food labels say “whole corn” as the main ingredient so you either have to keep looking or make the tortillas yourself (with Masa Harina and a tortilla press). I’ve searched grocery stores high & low and was able to find one brand of corn tortillas that proudly states they are made with “whole corn.” They are located in the freezer section of Earth Fare next to the other frozen breads products and they are called: Food for Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas. Chicken Enchiladas Course: Main Course Adapted from Rachael Ray on foodnetwork.com. Eat one casserole and freeze the other! Print Ingredients 12 corn tortillas 1 whole chicken rotisserie, or boiled 1 cup brown rice cooked 1 cup frozen corn 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon chili powder plus extra 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 teaspoon cumin ground 3 cups tomato sauce with no salt added if you can find it 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese grated Optional Toppings / Add-Ons sour cream cilantro avocado guacamole Instructions Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Wrap corn tortillas in foil and warm in the oven while you prepare everything else. Shred cooked chicken using forks. Mix in 3 tablespoons tomato paste, ½ cup grated cheese, rice, frozen corn kernels (no need to defrost them), 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1 teaspoon ground cumin. For the sauce combine 3 cups tomato sauce, cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder and heat through, keeping warm until needed. Remove […]
I got this recipe from a friend of a friend and it turned out great! Making the dough ourselves took a little extra time, but my daughters loved helping me and once it was done everyone scarfed it down (including me).