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Food prep

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tonight I spent some time prepping food for later - a habit I really need to get into. I cooked 6 chicken breasts which ate now cooling. Tomorrow I will shed the meat and then pack into servings for fridge and freezer. I also made some brown rice pudding for breakfast for the next few mornings. Start with 3 cups cooked brown rice. Put in a saucepan with 1 cup almond milk and cook over medium heat until the rice has completely absorbed the milk and is thick and creamy. Add 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. In the morning I'll hear up 1/2 cup and then sprinkle on dried cranberries and slivered almonds. It smelled really good so I'm looking forward to tasting it.

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SMAILEH 8/14/2013 11:42PM

  @AHAPPYLIFE, I don't use the spark recipe page to enter recipes--I had an existing account with Pepperplate and didn't want to duplicate entries. Well, that and when I gave the spark recipe calculator a try I found it very difficult to use. Besides, the brown rice recipe is not my own--it's one that I found at Vegetarian Times. That link is
it-and-almonds/. You may notice that I replaced the apple with almonds since I'm allergic to apples.

The brown rice was very good with the cranberries and almonds this morning, but I did notice that since I had stored it overnight in a container in the fridge and then heated in the microwave, it dried out just a tad and lost the creaminess that it would have had if I had eaten it directly after making it. Still, it makes a nice hot breakfast cereal and a good substitute for oatmeal (yup, allergic to oats, too.)

In the meantime, I got all my chicken shredded and packed into 3 oz. servings in baggies in the fridge or doubled bagged in the freezer. The 2 ounces left over I heated with Mexican seasoning and then stuffed into a half pita pocket with a squirt of olive oil mayonnaise.

Tomorrow I won't be getting home from work until late, so stuffing chicken into a pita sounds perfect next to a garden salad.

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AHAPPYLIFE 8/13/2013 11:30PM

    The brown rice pudding sounds really good. Have you created a spark recipe for it?? I'd love the link if you did.

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DELIA38961 8/13/2013 11:23PM

    emoticon I really should start prepping my food too it would probably help me to stay focused

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