Greek Chicken with Arugula and Kalamata Olives

Greek Chicken with Arugula and Kalamata Olives #whole30 #paleo #glutenfree

Greek Chicken and Whole30

Over the past several years my weight has been on the rise and it has insidiously affected every part of my life. My confidence is shot, my energy level is low and I have stopped participating in many of the things I once enjoyed doing. I know weight is not the determining factor of value in life but for me it has been a constant drain on my emotions and frankly I am ready for a change…. 

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Real Life for Today: 3 Simple Ways to Live in the Moment

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.”
― Walt Whitman

Live In The Moment

Real Life is for Today: 3 Simple Ways to Live in the Moment When I was in my teens I thought there was something special about turning 30. The movies I saw and the “older” generation portrayed this time of life so perfectly. I couldn’t wait for the magical number to arrive and looked forward to the day when everything in my life would fall neatly into place. I figured by then I would know where I was going, be in full swing productively and have all my ducks lined up in a row.

What a disappointment it was when 30 actually arrived…. 

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Simple Batter Peach Cobbler

Simple Batter Peach Cobbler So often we focus on the destination so much that we forget to enjoy the journey…Today purpose to take pleasure in the simple things. ~ Unknown Author

Simple Batter Peach Cobbler I love simple and nothing could be easier that my Simple Batter Peach Cobbler.  Fresh peaches, whole white wheat flour, raw sugar and cream make up the bulk of the recipe. A lovely treat to enjoy when peaches are in season. If you are fortunate to have extra peaches be sure to freeze a few. That way you can enjoy this delicious dessert long after the peaches have come and gone.

Simple Batter Peach Cobbler

Simple Batter Peach Cobbler

Simple Batter Peach Cobbler

4.8 from 4 reviews
Simple Batter Peach Cobbler
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup whole white wheat flour (if using white flour, omit ¼ cup milk)
  • ¾ cup raw sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup cream or half and half
  • ¼ milk
  • 3 cups peeled and sliced peaches
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and pour into a 9-inch round baking dish. Swirl butter to coat pan.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, ¾ cup sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Add cream and milk to dry ingredients, stirring to combine.
  5. Pour batter into baking dish. (Batter may be thin, that's as it should be.)
  6. Arrange peaches on top of batter.
  7. Sprinkle peaches with 1 tbsp raw sugar.
  8. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until batter has set and the top is browned.
  9. Serve warm.

 Recipe adapted from Peach Batter Cobbler: 

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Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini recipes are everywhere you look right now. I for one am grateful… keep them com­ing! I’m always on the look out for ways to use up my zuc­chini. There comes a point in the sea­son when I am peer­ing out the win­dow look­ing for a friend, neigh­bor, a stranger, any­one really, to walk by the house. I have my bag filled with zuc­chini all ready and wait­ing. Pity the poor unfor­tu­nate soul who hap­pens to walk by.

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Can you see me run­ning wildly out the door, zuc­chini fly­ing in every direc­tion, scream­ing like a wild woman “zuc­chini, wait, stop, I have zuc­chini.” It scares the liv­ing day­lights out of my neigh­bors. Dur­ing the month of August I’ve actu­ally seen peo­ple sneak­ing past the house look­ing in all direc­tions as if they are ready to run at the slight­est provo­ca­tion. So you see zuc­chini recipes will actu­ally be sav­ing not only me, but the sur­round­ing county as well. Suggestions always welcome.

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters are all about everything good from the garden. These healthy fritters are simple to throw together, high on flavor and will make a believer out of the most reluctant vegetable eater. 

5.0 from 2 reviews
Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds zucchini (about 2 - 8 " zucchini), shredded
  • ¾ cup fresh corn kernels
  • ½ cup finely diced sweet onion
  • ¼ cup diced sun dried tomatoes (dry pack, not in oil)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 oz creamy goat cheese
  • 4 tbsp cream (milk can be substituted)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin, divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Olive oil for griddle
Instructions
  1. Place grated zucchini in medium sized bowl
  2. Add salt and toss to mix well.
  3. Pour zucchini into fine mesh bag or colander lined with a clean towel. Allow to sit for 10 minutes (salt helps to remove high water content from zucchini).
  4. In the meantime place corn, onions, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, pepper and ¼ tsp cumin into medium sized bowl used to mix zucchini and salt.
  5. Once zucchini has sat for 10 minutes, wring out as much liquid as possible from zucchini.
  6. Add zucchini to vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Allow to sit about 5 minutes to assist in softening sun dried tomatoes.
  7. Add dried bread crumbs and beaten egg to vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly.
  8. Heat griddle (or frying pan) on high heat.
  9. Scoop out ⅓ cup of vegetable mixture onto hot griddle, pressing down mixture into a patty with spatula.
  10. Allow to cook until well browned on one side, about 3-4 minutes before turning.
  11. Carefully turn fritter over and continue to cook and additional 3-4 minutes until done.
  12. While fritters are cooking, mix goat cheese with cream until smooth and creamy.
  13. Add remaining ¼ tsp cumin and stir to incorporate.
  14. Serve hot fritters immediately with a dollop of goat cheese cream on top.

 

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