Sunday, October 30, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Newbsauce

  • I've been making blueberry banana smoothies lately and my friend James requested an apple cinnamon smoothie (updated to reflect what he named it).  Here's what I did for my first attempt.  I have one apple left, so I may update this depending on how I make it next time this week.
  • 1 small apple, 1/2 cup So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 3 dashes ground cinnamon, 1/4 banana (optional)
  • Peel the apple and cut it up to fit in your blender (NINJA!!!), add the rest of the ingredients and pulse til smooth.  That's it!  It filled my container to the 1.5 cup mark.
  • It's like I'm drinking apple cinnamon applesauce!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Livers

  • Happy Belated Birthday to my baby brother.  He turned 23 on the 19th.
  • This recipe comes from Jan's Sushi Bar blog, click here.
  • Jan intended them as appetizers. I plan on eating a couple each morning for breakfast with a medium boiled egg.
  • 12 chicken livers, cleaned and cut in half (mine came in big hunks so I cut them to a bunch of tiny pieces)
    12 slices thick-cut bacon
    1/4 cup BBQ sauce
    Preheat the oven to 350F.
    Slice the bacon slices in half, and wrap on half around each piece of chicken liver. Secure with a toothpick.
    Line a shallow, rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the bacon-wrapped on it, bout an inch apart. Lightly brush with about half of the barbecue sauce.
    Bake for about 20 minutes or until the chicken livers are just cooked through and the bacon is becoming crisp, turning the livers and basting them with the remaining barbecue sauce about halfway through.
    Remove from the oven, arrange neatly on a platter and serve immediately.

    Jan's serves 12.  I got 23 before giving a couple bites to the dogs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Western Style BBQ Burger Crumble

  • Thanks to my good friend James for coming up with the name for this dish :)
  • 1.4 lbs of grass fed ground beef from a local farm, 1.25 yellow onions, 1 bunch of green onions (didn't use that whole dish as that was 2 bunches), 5 strips of bacon (I'd make it 6-8 but 5 was all I had left), BBQ sauce, and an egg per serving
  • Cook bacon to desired doneness then saute the yellow onions and add the green onions when the yellow are almost done.
  • Cook the ground beef. Add some BBQ sauce.  I don't measure it so not sure how much I used. I just poor a little in and do a taste test.  I like it where there's a hint of the BBQ but not overpowered by it.
  • Dice the bacon and add it plus the onions to the ground beef.  Let simmer on low stirring occasionally while you fry your eggs then enjoy :)
  • This made 1 dinner plate for me plus 3 more servings I packed up for later.