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Chicken Picadillo

18 Nov

Chicken Picadillo | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
After a couple of disappointing baking experiments it dawned on me that I am trying way too hard to find new recipes to post on the blog. Why am I not just going with my tried and true favorites? Part of me could be subconsciously hoarding them for myself, I mean, I am an only child.

When it comes to cooking dinner I definitely stick to a handful of favorites. It’s a feeling like your dog ran away when you spend the entire day and all your grocery budget on a new recipe for dinner only to end up with something inedible.

My favorite dinner dishes use minimal special ingredients, use up what I have sitting in my pantry, require little prep and provide ample leftovers. This Chicken Picadillo that I spotted in Cooking Light years ago checks all those boxes. Continue reading

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Teriyaki Salmon

31 Jul

Teriyaki Salmon | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
This is kind of a non-post. You see, I took my favorite teriyaki chicken and used the sauce to marinate salmon. Bam: Teriyaki Salmon.

I felt a need to post something not sugar-based today. A string of baking failures have left me melancholy and angry with sugar right now. Actually I’m more angry with flour. I’ll explain some other time. Continue reading

Mexican Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

6 Jun

Mexican Chicken and Cauliflower Rice | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Remember that time when I was Paleo for three weeks? Yeah, that didn’t turn out well; it’s not a lifestyle I can commit to. And you’re all thinking ‘duh, you bake cookies every other day!’ Yeah, well, …. um… shut up! I’m glad I tried it though, because I learned a lot of cool stuff about food and cooking, like, cauliflower can be made into ANYTHING!

I knew it made for good soup already. And remember those Cauliflower Wraps? Well now, I bring you… Cauliflower Rice!

Is there anything this beige Brassicaceae can’t do? Continue reading

Detox Teriyaki Chicken

18 Apr

Detox Teriyaki Chicken | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I thought because this recipe had the word “detox” in the title and was chicken it would qualify as Paleo, but then I saw the agave nectar on the ingredient list. Oh well, I’d already committed.

This still has to be healthier than a typical teriyaki recipe and it’s so fricking easy. Well, it’s easy once you locate the mirin and barley miso in the grocery store. I just assumed I had to go to Whole Foods for it and had no trouble locating both in the Asian foods isle.

This recipe came from the website Goop, a side project of Gwyneth Paltrow, which I guess explains the use of “detox” in the title. I swear that woman is always detoxing or on some snobby diet. We’ll ignore this unfortunate side plot and continue with the recipe, which states that it is for one chicken breast, but it is lying. You could easily do four with how much marinade this makes. I know it instructs you to save some to pour over the chicken, but ain’t nobody got time for that. You don’t need it. Ok, fine, it makes a decent dressing if you want to make a salad out of it all, but then you won’t have enough to make four chicken breasts. Continue reading

Paleo Crockpot Breakfast Pie

10 Apr

Easy Paleo Breakfast Pie | Adventures of a Hungry RedheadEasy Paleo Breakfast Pie | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Paleo breakfast food is not pretty. It is genius, it is delicious, it is filling, but it is not going on the cover of Taste of Home anytime soon. Must be something about the grey/brown of sausage mixed with the fluorescent green and orange of the vegetables. Combine that with egg yolks and you have… mud.

This recipe is genius. It is easy, it is tasty, it is filling, but it is not pretty. Even the original version that used sweet potato was putting lipstick on a pig when it came time for photos.

This was the first “Paleo” meal I made. I wanted something for breakfast that tasted good and got me through to lunch, but that I didn’t have to spend much time on in the morning. Enter a lovely lass named Juli, her blog PaleOMG and a crockpot. Continue reading

Kale and Quinoa Cakes

26 Nov

Kale and Quinoa Cakes | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Okay, let’s be honest: you just spent the last four days stuffing yourself didn’t you? If not, discontinue reading, because you’re obviously at the wrong blog and potentially not even human. If this is the case, then today you have another reason to be thankful — I am making you detox all week.  Yes, you have to thank me for this.

We begin detox with Kale and Quinoa Cakes. STOP IT! Stop freaking out right now. Stop making your puss face. Stop making gagging noises. Stop thinking about logging onto Pinterest instead. At least read through the rest of this post before you cast your judgment.

I won’t beat around the bush; these aren’t full of sugar, they’re not frosted, nor do they contain chocolate, but, oddly enough, they still manage to taste good. They’re from Joy the Baker, so I wouldn’t expect anything less. If you have not met Joy, please go visit and say hello.  So what are Kale and Quinoa cakes? Let’s break it down word by word: Continue reading

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