Friday, May 13, 2011

Yummy in my tummy

While working through my yeast issues my diet is extremely restricted. Nothing to feed the yeast: sugar, fruit, processed foods, refined foods, gluten, even some starchy veggies like carrots, potatoes, and corn, all no-nos for the time being.

This is forcing me to be a little more creative in the kitchen. I warned Isaiah that dinners around here may be getting strange for a bit, like mashed turnips instead of potatoes (delicious by the way). Perhaps it's not so strange for some (like me) but my pickiest eater by far is my husband and I wanted to warn him. I found some great recipes that fit my criteria. Though some of them I've been a little apprehensive about sharing with the man of the house, he is the type that just won't eat what he doesn't want.

One of them was planned Wednesday night, a recipe that sounded wonderful and simple:

Coconut Chicken with Spinach

For 2 servings:
1 large chicken breast (chopped)
3 cups baby spinach
1 onion (chopped)
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons coconut oil
Handful of almonds
Salt and pepper to taste

Add almonds to the food processor to chop them up, then lightly brown in a pan with coconut oil. Set aside.

In a pot, add the coconut milk and spinach, then cover on a low heat to simmer.

Now add the onions to a second pan for 2 minutes with coconut oil, then add chicken until thoroughly cooked. Take the chicken and onions and add them to the pot with the coconut milk and spinach. Stir and cover for 2 minutes. Served garnished with toasted almonds, salt and pepper.

SOOOO good, changes I made were of course doubling the recipe, I used regular spinach and slivered almonds so I was able to skip the food processor step, also I only had one onion but it was pretty big.

As I was preparing this mushy mess of goodness I thought "Isaiah will probably have to scrounge for dinner tonight I don't think he will touch this." I got a welcomed surprise when not only did he eat it but he said "This one's a keeper to put in regular rotation." Wow, his horizons may be expanding - I'm thinking of trying some kind of quinoa salad on him next.
*since I didn't take a picture of the dinner he is a picture of the picky eater*


Ivanna May 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

YES! I'm excited about trying this. :)

Andrea May 14, 2011 at 1:48 PM  

This sounds so good! I want to try it! And I so know what you mean about the hubs being a picky eater! Mike has slowly but surely started liking things that he wouldn't touch when we were first together. 5 years later and he finally admitted he actually like salad and onions. He's still really just a meat and potatoes kind of guy but he's growing in the taste department and that is nice. =)

Becky or MomS/Gram May 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

That's sounds wonderfully good! I'm going to try it too!

Ivanna May 17, 2011 at 8:09 PM  

Made it with Mom tonight. Everyone enjoyed it. :)

Deb May 31, 2011 at 4:28 PM  

i even got to eat some leftover with Ivanna for lunch 2 weeks ago...and I will be making it for us here as well.. delish!!!

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