Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe: This is the light version of orange chicken. It was equally as good as the full calorie recipes we have used in the past.
We found this recipe on Cooking Classy blog and we will definitely be making this again. It may look like there are a lot of steps to this but it really was easy to make.
8 chicken tender filets (dice into 1 inch pieces)
1 1/2 Tbsp Canola oil
Salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp honey
2 1/2 Tbsp granulted sugar
3/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried ginger
2 Tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce (optional)
2 Tbsp cornstarch
Cooking instructions: Heat large skillet or Wok on medium high heat. Add canola oil, once hot add chicken pieces, season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until it is completely cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and set aside and leave the remaining oil in the pan.
Turn burner down to medium heat and return skillet to heat. Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds. Remove the skillet from heat. Add OJ, 1/4 cup chicken broth, orange zest, soy sauce, honey, sugar, onion powder, ginger, vinegar and Sriracha (if desired.) Season with salt and pepper to taste and return to heat.
Stir together cornstarch with remaining 2 Tbsp chicken broth in small bowl until blended. Pour mixture into skillet, stir constantly until sauce bubbles and thickens. Remove from heat and toss chicken in sauce mixture.
You are ready to serve. We had white rice and pea pods with almonds with our orange sesame chicken. Delicious!
Looking or the perfect side dish to serve with dinner? Pea Pods with Almonds are a delicious treat and good for you.
Grape Seed Oil
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
You can use any kind of pan you like, we prefer a cast iron skillet. Heat up 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil (med-high heat) and toast your almonds to the half way point. Add garlic and pea pods and mix well. Season with sea salt. Stirring often so that you don’t burn your almonds on the bottom of the pan.
Be sure not to cook your pea pods for too long, they taste great when they are still at the crisp point. If you want to mix it up a little bit add a some Sriracha sauce to give the pea pods some heat.
Cheesy Sweet Corn Party Dip: I am a lover of all things food related! When I hear cheese, bacon, jalapenos, I think yes please! This quick and easy appetizer that will have your friends surely asking for the recipe.
I made this for the Super Bowl and prep time is very quick. Fry up bacon, crumble, chop the jalapenos and green onions and that’s it.
1 pack of bacon (cooked and chopped)
1 12oz bag frozen sweet corn
1 jalapeno (minced)
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can Rotel (drain)
4 diced green onions
So easy! We used a small crock pot and added everything at once. Cook on low setting for around 3 hours or high for 1-1/2 hours. Stir from time to time.
Serve with tortilla chips. If you are making this for a party be prepared that it will be gone faster than the time it took to make it. Don’t open your chips before it’s time to serve. We did a little taste testing before we served this delicious dip to our friends and it was half gone by half-time.
Aspi-Rub review: Relieving pain since 1972. Aspi-Rub spray is a life saver when is comes to any kinds of aches and pains. Not only did we try it out, we had our friends give it a try as well.
Aspi-Rub is a potent and effective topical analgesic for the temporary relief of arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, back aches, muscular aches and cramps. Just spray the affected area and gently massage for long lasting relief.
In order to give a better review we shared this product with a friend who works out everyday and suffers from sore muscles. Another who has been having knee issues. A family member who was suffering from intolerable back pain and we just it for shoulder pain that was most likely caused by stress.
In each case, everyone said the pain was taken away almost immediately. It is extremely fast acting. The only complaint was the smell. So we asked Aspi-Rub about the smell. Having been in the business for years, Anna said that the reason why all liniments have a smell is because the active pain relief and anti inflammatory ingredients all have a distinctive odor. Aspi-Rub adds peppermint oil to the spray to lessen the odor and make it a bit more pleasant.
Personally I have used many different muscular pain creams and sprays and they all stink. I didn’t think Aspi-Rub was nearly as strong smelling as some. For me, the instant pain relief is worth a little odor. It truly works!
We are believer in Aspi-Rub and will be keeping a bottle around for all of our aches and pains. Don’t just take our word for it, you can view more testimonials here. You can watch the Aspi-Rub story below…
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I called this recipe Amazing Meatballs because they were just that. We were actually testing a recipe called Best Baked Meatballs and we can’t argue.
We were shocked by how light and delicious they were. To go with the meatballs we made linguine noodles and garlic bread. Next time we are going get some french bread and provolone or fresh mozzarella and make sandwiches.
In your first bowl combine:
1/2 Cup Fresh Ricotta
2 Tbls chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of ground fennel
1 tsp chili pepper flakes
2 tbls oregano
2 cloves of garlic minced
4 tbls of Parmesan cheese
In 2nd bowl:
2 lbs of ground beef 80/20
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of salt
Preheat oven to 425 and grease your baking dish. After mixing both bowls separately, combine the two and mix gently together.
Roll your meatballs into desired size balls (ours were golf ball size), drizzle with a little olive oil. Place meatballs on baking sheet next to each other.
Bake for 20 minutes then take out and drain extra fat. Spoon your favorite red sauce over each meatball and bake another 15 minutes.
Sriracha Cauliflower Bites Recipe: One word that describes these spicy little nuggets…addicting. Seriously, we couldn’t stop eating them.
A friend recently posted a recipe for Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and I knew I need to try them. That recipe called for Franks Hot Sauce. My house is all about Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.
1 large head of cauliflower (break into florets)
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1 tbls. garlic powder
1/2 cup Sriracha Sauce
1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. You will need a large baking sheet. Even if you use a non-stick pan you should still lightly spray with cooking oil.
In a medium size bowl combine flour, garlic powder and water. Whisk until completely mixed together.
Place you florets in the flour mixture and coat thoroughly. Once coated place on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.
In a small bowl combine the melted butter and Sriracha sauce together.
At the 20 minutes mark pour the hot sauce mixture over the cauliflower. I used a basting brush and brushed the hot sauce on. I did this so that I could make some that would be less spicy for my daughter. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
These are crazy good! We served them with celery, blue cheese dressing and ranch dressing. We can’t wait to make them as an appetizer for when we have friends over.
We are looking for more cauliflower recipes. If you have a good one you think we should try please let us know in the comments below.