Pineapple Rice & Teriyaki Chicken

PSA: This recipe is awesome. Definitely a favorite I’ve made so far and not to mention was also super easy and fast as well! Everything about it was incredibly tasty and convenient, so it’s a winning recipe for sure. The only difference that I did was that I did not use the sauce reserve that the chicken sat in, because I just wanted a light sauce and not a super thick sauce, and it was just how I wanted it. Will absolutely make this again!

http://tiphero.com/teriyaki-chicken-pineapple-boats/

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Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boat 

Similar to the zucchini boat I made the other day, I decided to use up another large zucchini that was sitting in the fridge by making one with buffalo chicken. I just cooked up some chicken in a pan seasoned with salt and pepper and then stirred around the chicken with sautéed onions and buffalo wing sauce. I put that mixture in the zucchini bit after cutting out all the inside flesh and then cooked it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. With 7 minutes left, I pulled the boats out and sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top so it would melt. Also a delicious zucchini boat option!

Dutch Pannekoeken Pancakes

I felt like I hadn’t had a good pancake stack for a while this morning, so after my run I decided to make a Pannekoeken recipe from Colorful Foodie. I love her recipe because she mixes it up a bit to use health(ier) ingredients but still stay true to the main dish! I stayed true to her recipe as well besides the fact that I used coconut sugar instead of cane sugar. The pancakes were awesome!!

I also sautéed up some apples with cinnamon and coconut oil to put warm pancakes in between the Pannekoeken stacks, with some unsweetened coconut flakes and a small drizzle of honey as well. Perfect breakfast!

Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Warm Orange Topping

If this dish isn’t summer in a bowl, then I don’t know what is! For dinner tonight, I covered some tilapia in salt, pepper and a little bit of lemon pepper. While I sautéed the fish in a pan, I tried to make a sauce based off of this recipe:

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/248941/pacific-sole-with-oranges-pecans/

First, I just sautéed some chopped onions. After they became fragrant, I added some sweet pomegranate vinegar to the onions. Then, I peeled a clementine and threw in the clementine slices with the onions and vinegar. I also threw some unsalted sunflower seeds in the pan too.

While those were warming up, I put a mixed spring herb salad in a bowl and put some poppyseed dressing on it. Then I put the fish in the center of the salad and topped the salad with some blueberries and sautéed plantains. Finally, I added the warm orange fruit, onion and seed mixture to the top of the fish and wallah! Tasted like summer! I wish I used a sweeter honey or citrus glaze for the fish to go well with all the fruit, but it was still good!

Zucchini Boats

My sister bought the biggest zucchini I have ever seen the other day, so I made yore tasty zucchini boats out of them!

First, I sautéed some chopped peppers, onions, garlic and Italian parsley together. Then I combined ground turkey and Italian sausage, and after those were browned I combined the meat with the veggies.

Then, I cut the zucchini in half and scooped the flesh out the insides. I spooned the meat/veggie mixture into the zucchini boats, drizzled some red sauce on top of the mixture and then put the zucchini boats in the oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. With 5 minutes left, I put some cheddar and parmesan cheese on top of the zucchini so it would melt. After the 5 minutes, the cheese was melted and the zucchini boats were perfect!

Pizza Waffles! 

Today, I had a friend over for lunch, so I decided to treat her to a unique meal… We made some delicious pizza waffles! All I did was buy some crescent rolls, and then I squished each of the two triangles together to make rectangles. Then, I put one of the rectangles on the waffle iron. After that I layered some pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni and green peppers topped with another rectangle of crescent rolls. Then I just clamped the waffle iron down and repeated the process to make 2 large rectangles of pizza waffles, and cut each of the large rectangles in half to create 4 pizza waffles total! It was delicious!