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Ginger, Orange, Cashew Stir Fry

I love cooking and spending time in the kitchen, but sometimes weeknights are hard even for someone who loves to cook!  Stir fries are always quick and easy, and this one is particularly flavorful.  I made it vegetarian, but you can add your favorite protein… cubed chicken, steak, or tofu.  Also, these are my favorite flavors, but feel free to create your own and enjoy!  Just make sure the veggies don’t get too mushy… that can totally ruin a flavorful stir fry.  This recipe makes several meals.

Ginger, Orange, and Cashew Stir Fry

Pieces:

  1. one cup white rice, cooked to package directions
  2. 3 stalks celery, cut into small slivers
  3. 3 carrots, peeled and cut into small rounds
  4. one quarter cup diced white onion
  5. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  6. one red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  7. one green pepper, sliced into thin strips
  8. one cup frozen snap peas
  9. one cup frozen green peas
  10. one cup frozen corn
  11. one quarter cup gluten free soy sauce
  12. 3 tbsp. ground ginger
  13. 2 tbsp. honey
  14. 4 tbsp. orange zest
  15. one quarter cup chopped cashews

 

Process:

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. While rice is cooking, add sliced celery, carrots, and onion to a large sauté pan with 1 tbsp. olive oil.  Let them sweat for a few minutes and start to soften.
  3. Add the red and green pepper strips and continue to sauté just until veggies are barely soft.
  4. Add the snap peas, green peas, and corn.
  5. Add the soy sauce, ginger, honey, and orange zest.  Stir to combine.  Continue stirring until well combined and heated through.
  6. When just about done, add the cooked white rice and stir through.
  7. Top with chopped cashews and enjoy!

cashew stir fry

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

 

 

 

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Orange Paprika Drummies

Sunday afternoons are when I clean the house, make lunches for the week, and enjoy some time to gear up for the always busy week.  I do love cooking, but sometimes I also love just throwing some ingredients in the crockpot and letting it simmer while I enjoy my Sunday afternoon.  So this week, I did just that.  The result was a delicious Sunday night dinner with very little effort!

Orange and Paprika Drummies

Pieces:

  1. 10 chicken drumsticks
  2. 1 cup gluten free chicken broth
  3. 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  4. juice of one orange plus 2 tbsp. orange zest
  5. one quarter cup gluten free soy sauce
  6. 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  7. salt and pepper
  8. white rice, cooked to package directions
  9. one cup frozen peas
  10. one cup frozen corn

Process:

  1. In the crockpot, lay the chicken drumsticks in the chicken broth and smother the drummies with the garlic, orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper.
  2. Cook on high for 3 hours.
  3. When the chicken is almost done, cook white rice according to package directions.
  4. When the rice is just about done cooking (with about 1-2 minutes left), add the frozen peas and corn and cook them in the rice.
  5. Serve the rice, corn, and peas in a bowl and top with the chicken drumsticks.

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Sparkling Creamsicle

I kindly received a complimentary bottle of a newly launched sparkling aperitif, Il Spr!z.  It is an orange flavored sparkling wine.  What a refreshing summer combination!  At first, I thought it was going to be very sweet, but it certainly wasn’t… it was slightly bitter, very orange, and perfectly bubbly…and I really enjoyed it!

In addition to having a glass on its own, I decided to make a Sparkling Creamsicle by adding vanilla vodka to the orange sparkling wine.  YUM!  A great summer drink.

In a wine glass, add:

  • 2 shots vanilla vodka
  • fill the rest of the glass with orange sparkling wine
  • squeeze in an orange slice

In the fall, you could also add some cinnamon.

Cheers!

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Honey Orange Chicken with Goat Cheese Peas

I have a tendency to buy too much food at the supermarket… sometimes I have visions of meals that just never get made or sometimes I buy items that are on sale.  I decided to make dinner this week with what was already in my fridge.  I found some goat cheese, chicken tenders, an orange, and some almonds.  Random ingredients, but perfect for Honey Orange Chicken with a side of Goat Cheese Peas.  I was stunned at how quick and easy it was to make!

Honey Orange Chicken

Pieces:

  1. one package of chicken tenders, about 1 pound
  2. juice of one orange
  3. 3 tbsp. honey
  4. 1 tsp. nutmeg
  5. 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  6. 2 tsp. lemon pepper
  7. 2 tsp. “camp mix”- a blend of garlic salt, pepper, and celery seed

Process:

  1. In a greased cast iron skillet, put the chicken tenders over medium heat.
  2. Smother them with half of the orange juice and half of the honey.
  3. Sprinkle half of the seasonings on top.
  4. After about 4 minutes, turn the chicken tenders over and smother them with the other half of the juice, honey, and seasonings.
  5. After another 4 minutes, flip one more time and let cook until cooked through.

(Afterwards, I also thought you could serve with some craisins on top!)

Goat Cheese Peas

Pieces:

  1. one bag of frozen peas
  2. one quarter cup of water
  3. one half cup sliced almonds
  4. 3 tbsp. goat cheese
  5. 1 tsp. parsley flakes

Process:

  1. In a large sauce pan, pour the peas and water.
  2. Cover and cook over medium heat until they are tender, about 10 minutes.  Be careful not to overcook them.
  3. While the peas are cooking, spread the almonds over a saute pan.
  4. Heat the almonds on low heat for about 4 minutes, just until they toast.  Be careful they don’t burn.
  5. Toss the peas with the almonds.
  6. Serve with the goat cheese and parsley on top.

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

 

 

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