Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This one is a keeper. Trust me.

On to the recipe. 

I made this and it was way to bland the first time.
So I made my own recipe.

1- Onion
1-Green Pepper
1to 2 t - minced garlic
2 t - Chili Powder
1t - Oregano
1-28oz Can Crushed Tomatoes w/ Oregano-Garlic-Basil
1-1/2 Cups of V8 juice
1-10oz can Chicken Broth
1-Can of Nibblets
1-Can of Black Beans
1-2 Chicken Breast (shredded)
2T of olive or cocoanut oil

Chop onion and green peppers and add to a large pot along garlic and oil. Cook until translucent. 
Then add Chili Powder, Oregano, Crushed tomatoes, V8 and chicken broth. Bring to a boil add shredded chicken turn down and let simmer for 10 minutes. 
Add beans and corn and allow to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream and guacamole.

No lie this recipe is a show stopper. 
Easy to prepare and delicious.

Stay Warm :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Healthier Popcorn

I needed air popped popcorn for the Valentines Party Mix I was making and didn't have an air popper. So I improvised and what I got was a healthier cheaper version of my families favorite snack.

Here's all you need.

1/3 cup of popcorn kernels
1 thicker small paper bag. ( I used the Whole Foods smaller bag below)
{if you use a thin brown bag the kernel will bust threw the bag}

Fold the top of the bag down twice and then place in your microwave.
I popped mine until the pops stopped approximately 1:30 - 2:00 minutes. 

Pour and Enjoy!

No Oil, No Butter, No Salt
That is unless you want some. 
Then go for it. 
But the great thing is you can control what you put on it which makes it a healthier choice.

This popcorn works great for making chocolate covered popcorn!!!

Hope you enjoyed! 
What's your favorite popcorn or topping?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Gluten Free Valentine Party Mix

 All you need!

2 cups - Air popped pop corn (no oil)
1 cup - Gluten Free Snyder Pretzel Rods
2/3 Cup - Raw Almonds
1/2 Cup of M&M's
Wilton Candy Melts
Pink Sprinkles optional

On parchment paper mix up half of the ingredients and drizzle melted candy melts over mixture.
(Repeat until all ingredients are used)

Allow to cool and harden then enjoy.