Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken

One of the things I'm learning with cooking at a lower calorie level is sometimes a dish doesn't turn out as large of a portion as I would expect.  I know this with beef stews, but I've also learned this with recipes that just use chicken thighs as a protein.  In stews, there is a [...]

Spaghetti Squash Toss

We love spaghetti squash here at home.  This week I needed something simple that I could throw together without a lot of fuss.  I saw a recipe for spaghetti squash toss and instead of just adding a few things to the recipe, I decided to change it up.  Spaghetti squash is as versatile as pasta, [...]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Pork & Olive Tagine

We love tagine recipes over at our house.  A tagine is an earthenware pot with a triangular lid.  Most of us do not have one of these laying around, but you can make tagine recipes with what you have at home.  What's awesome about these recipes is they are fairly healthy.  They contain vegetables and [...]

Buffalo Chicken and Rice – Low Sodium #FTW

Raise your hand if you love buffalo chicken wings.  I'm right along with you.  The spicy, tangy sauce is SO good.  However, if you look at how much sodium is in these recipes, it'll make your blood pressure go up just thinking about them.  Then I ran across a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens [...]

Tabasco Braised Chicken, Chickpeas and Kale

I saw Tabasco in the title of the recipe and I couldn't help but check it out.  Yes, this recipe from Foodie Crush was sponsored by Tabasco for a challenge.  That doesn't  make it bad.  Tabasco sauce is a hot sauce I love because it adds just the right amount of heat and flavor.  I [...]

Chicken in Peanut Sauce (Pollo Encacahuatado)

I decided to go Mexican style with this recipe.  Chicken thighs smothered in a peanut-based sauce.  YUM!!!  It had a lot of flavor and punch from the ancho chili and using thighs over boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  However, it lacked the vitamins we needed make this a more well-rounded meal. Here is the original recipe [...]