Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 4: Food

Clearly, if you frequent my lil old blog, you know I love food. I love everything about good food, that is.  I love the connection you make as you're preparing a meal; whether it's baking homemade apple pies with a mother in law, or creating some dish with your lover.  Food brings people together and I just love that.

Think about it; how many fantastic conversations have you had with your friends or family, just because you're sitting around a table?

What makes me sad, is that food gets such a bad rap; and while I am not a "100% clean eater" I do try to eat as many nourishing foods as I can, and limit myself on the not so good ones.  I get it, it can be a tricky downward spiral! I love sweets and truly enjoy baking them...but I just believe everything in moderation.  As for leftovers? I freeze them or give them away!

So onto the recipes, okay, okay...

I have two.  One is this unbelievably {easy} and tasty chicken recipe! My husband actually requested this for Sunday night after hunting [in 30 degree weather!!]

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees

2 packages of  organic chicken thighs
1/2 cup of Dijon mustard
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
--garnish at the end--A few sprigs of chopped fresh rosemary

Combine ingredients into a bowl and stir.  Place chicken in a foil lined pan, as it tends get messy, and pour the mix over the chicken.  Bake for 40 minutes (or until chicken is done)

Add the fresh chopped rosemary for a boost of flavor!

must use fresh Rosemary*

I believe I pinned this recipe awhile back and it's known as "Man Pleasing Chicken"

My husband also requested Stuffed Artichokes, which I have shared awhile back.  You can find that here
The hearts are the best!
My husband LOVED them!!
And some for me.  This easy Fall recipe is soooo tasty.  Well, especially to me since I'm on day 4 of my cleanse!!

Cubed butternut squash
4 sliced carrots
1 whole onion sliced
Dried cranberries

Foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle evoo on the veggies & a little coarse sea salt. OMG.
What kind of food are you eating or cooking up these chilly days?


  1. mmmmm YUM to this whole post!! Man pleasing chicken! :) Love it.

  2. I'm so jealous of your cooking skills. All of these look AMAZING.

  3. Ummm yes. I'm gonna have to try that chicken recipe now, thanks. And the sweet potatoes, too!!!!!! :)

  4. This is chili/soup weather for us....I make a big batch of chili or soup every week or so. Those recipes all look amazing....I might have to toss them into the mix!


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