Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pizza Bites

NOTE:  We have recently started making these in the microwave - instant snacks.  We just put the pepperoni on a plate, top with the sauce and cheese and 35 seconds in the microwave is pretty darn delicious!!

This is one of my favorite new things ever.  We've made them two days in a row and this is just the beginning - the kids are begging for more.  This is not a meal - definitely a snack.    So good.  And the best part is that everyone in the family can add the toppings they like - kids only like cheese, good.  Mom and dad like green pepper, mushrooms and goat cheese, good.  Everyone's happy.

Preheat oven to 400.
Step 1.  Lay pepperoni out on a baking sheet (I doubled up the pepperoni so they are a stack of two).  Bake for 4 minutes, flip the peps and bake for another 4 minutes.

Step. 2.  (You want them black and crispy - these were not done enough).  Top with your favorite toppings.  We added a spoonful of pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Mmmmmm.....

Step 3.  Return to the oven until toppings are warm/melted.  These were in for another 4 minutes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chicken, Shiitake and Bok Choy Stir Fry

I found this amazing recipe on the CrossFit Santa Cruz Central website.  We have made this three times.  This week.  It's amazing and delicious and I'm happy to share it here.   (So Easy!!)

You will need:
1 pound of chicken breasts cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp coconut oil
4 baby bok choy
1 sweet onion, sliced
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
18-20 sliced mushrooms (shiitake or other premium mushrooms)
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup coconut aminos, divided

1.  Marinate chicken pieces in 1/4 cup coconut aminos for at least a half hour (up to 8 hours)
2.  In large skillet or wok, heat 1 Tbsp coconut oil over med/high heat.  Add chicken and saute until browned.  Remove from pan and set aside.
3.  Add another 1 Tbsp coconut oil to pan and saute garlic, onion and ginger.  After a couple of minutes, add bok choy and mushrooms.  Saute until soft.  Slowly add remaining coconut aminos.
4.  In a separate frying pan heat sesame seeds over med/high heat until they are browned.
5.  Add chicken and sesame seeds to veggie pan and stir until well mixed.   Enjoy!