Thursday, April 24, 2014

BBQ Onion Bombs

If you've ever been camping, to camp or hung out with a bunch of guys in the woods you may have heard of onion bombs, seen or even eaten them.

If not, you're in for at treat!

Onion bombs are man food! Camping, grilling, eat with your hands, primitive goodness!

These however, I cooked in the oven and added BBQ sauce, so they'd be sort of messy to eat with your hands. I'm sure your husband or sons would love them!

The traditional onion bombs are cooked in foil over an open fire. Tons of meat and heat... I added in some sneaky veggies. shh don't tell your kids.

BBQ Onion Bombs
1/2 lb ground turkey
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 large Vidalia (or sweet)onion
finely diced, celery, carrots, garlic, parsley to make 1 cup
spices: paprika, garlic powder (if you don't use fresh garlic in the mix) sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper - 1 tsp each
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the onions. Slice the onion in half. Stuff half of one layer with the meat mixture and top with the other half of the layer, continue until you run out of meat or onion.
Top with bbq sauce either store bought or homemade.
Wrap in foil and place in a baking dish. Double wrap with foil if placing on the grill.
Grill for 30 minutes
Bake at 300 for 45-60 minutes

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chicken and Lentil Casserole -TexMex Flavors

I love trying new foods and making new recipes. I also love Mexican food however eating clean doesn't lend itself to eating that very often. Ya know most of it is loaded with cheese, which by the way is not very clean friendly.

Now, this recipe has cheese and you could make it without but I sure did enjoy it!

Rewind 2 years ago and we were eating 4-7 lbs of cheese a month, NO I'm not kidding! I know, that is a lot.

Now... I might buy a small package about once every 2-3 months. So that is a great improvement. Actually, I purchased cheese to make this recipe and that was only the second time since January.

This casserole is loaded with protein and vegetables.

Another great thing about this recipe, I had all ingredients on hand (except the cheese) so there was almost no added expense, but if you're wondering, this cost me (due to sales and things on hand) about $4 for the casserole. WHICH by the way made 10 servings! With 2 of us, that was 5 meals each, translation? CHEAP

*Dry lentils are less than a dollar a bag, the tomatoes were on sale, I had the peppers and spices. I buy my chicken in bulk and store in the freezer so it cost less. The most expensive part was the cheese. IF you do not want to use cheese, you can use Nutritional Yeast Flakes found at the health food stores, taste like cheese but has no dairy. Or you could use vegan cheese like Diaya.

Chicken and Lentil Casserole
1 1/2 cups lentils
3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic
cayenne, dash

2 chicken breast , diced
1/2 tsp cumin
cayenne, dash
fresh cracked black pepper

1 can diced tomatoes without salt
1 red bell peppers diced
1 onion diced
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp cumin
fresh cracked black pepper

2 cups cheese
1 TBSP cilantro

Saute the vegetables in a TBSP of oil and spices. Stir in a large bowl with the tomatoes and cooked lentils.
Sprinkle the chicken with spices and brown in a dab of oil. I use coconut or olive oil when sauteing.
Mix all ingredients except the cilantro.
Sprinkle the cilantro on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes and remove. Cover with foil and let it set for 30 minutes, then serve.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Southern Special #4

Wow it has already been a month! I hope you are enjoying our new party and that you will stop by often.

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A few of my favorites from last week:(this is soooo cute)
Church Babies from Hankies

Bathroom Redo