Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chicken and asparagus over rice

This is a tasty dish that was inspired by a picture that I saw on the internet. Of course, I took to a whole new level! I liked to eat it with soy sauce.

Chicken and Asparagus Over Rice

2 chicken breasts, cut in pieces
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped very fine
5-6 fresh mushrooms, sliced thin
1-2 T. olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 lb asparagus, cut into 2-3 in. pieces
1-2 T. water
3 c. cooked rice or millet

Cook the first four ingredients together in a frying pan with the oil. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. Put the asparagus and water in the pan with the meat. Cover and cook for a few minutes until the asparagus is tender-crisp. Serve over warm rice or millet.

Recipes from other blogs that I've tried

These are some great recipes that I've tried in the last few months and that we've really liked:

Berry almond oatmeal smoothie
This was really tasty and healthy! I decided I liked it best with plain yogurt and a tablespoon of honey, instead of vanilla yogurt and maple syrup.

Apple spice steel-cut oatmeal
This recipe is great! I love the taste and texture. It reminds of rice pudding in a way. The only thing I do differently is to omit the applesauce, use honey instead of maple syrup, and double the cinnamon.

Cheesy bacon pull-aparts
I made these using homemade, whole wheat biscuit dough. They are a favorite with my husband! :)

Jack-o-lantern pumpkin pancakes
I really liked these. I found that you could make them using all wheat flour (no white), and omitting the wheat germ.

Crockpot oatmeal
This recipe makes a big batch, so I had to half it, and we still had leftovers. This is a great recipe for a family.

Apple celery salad
This another good recipe for a family. It makes a pretty big salad. I made the dressing without the Dijon mustard.

Crockpot lasagna
I used chicken instead of sausage and hamburger, and I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. It was another hubby favorite, and it was very easy.

Crockpot tostadas
I've made these with and without the crockpot. They're super easy.

Reduced-fat mac
Easy and healthy!

Crockpot white chicken chili
I loved this easy dish. You use chicken thighs for the meat, which are super cheap to buy. I did omit the tabasco sauce.