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Monday, February 21, 2011

New Recipes Again!

For breakfast today I had a special "sweet treat":
*1/2 cup Silk Light Vanilla Soy Milk
*1/2 cup Golden Grahams (or other sweet cereal)
*1/2 of a medium banana, sliced
*1 small apple (I used Golden Delicious), chopped
*1 Tbsp raisins
*6 whole raw almonds
*1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

(PS, the Silk Soy Milk website has lots of recipes for all sorts of meals and treats that all sound fabulous; if you get a chance check it out)

I've been all about simple "breakfast bowls" like the one above lately. Another combination I tried:
*1/2 cup oatmeal, made with 1/2 cup water on the stovetop
*1 tsp vanilla extract
*1/4 cup bran flakes
*1/2 cup Cap'n Crunch Treasure Hunt (reduced sugar) cereal
*10 raspberries
*4 whole raw almonds

And now for the "real deal":
I found a recipe on SparkRecipes for "Cola Chicken". I made a few modifications to the recipe, but it was seriously the easiest recipe ever and BEYOND DELICIOUS!
*2-4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*1 can (12 oz) diet cola
*1/2 cup Heinz Reduced Sugar Organic Ketchup
*1 Tbsp. chopped onion
*1 Tbsp. crushed red pepper

Pour the can of diet soda into a large pot on the stove. Turn the heat on high and add 1/2 cup of ketchup, stir until mixture starts to boil. Once boiling, add two chicken breasts; place lid over pan and reduce heat to medium. Set the oven timer for 20 minutes & let the pot do it's bubbly thing. Once the twenty minutes are up, remove the lid from the pot and scrape the "sauce" (which should be starting to slightly thicken on the sides of the pot) back into the coke. Flip the chicken, and add in the tablespoons of onions and crushed red pepper; replace lid and set timer for another 20 minutes. Once the mixture has cooked for another twenty minutes, remove lid and turn up heat. Liquid will finally start to thicken up now. Continue to scrape and stir until a "sauce" the consistency of a thick BBQ sauce starts to form. Once it's set up (only took mine about five minutes), remove from heat and serve!

I served my chicken with brown rice, asparagus, and a side salad with carrot and cherry tomatoes. The sauce on the chicken was divine- almost like a sweet barbecue sauce. So good I wanted to drink it!!!

& after all of these "sweet" meals I've been having lately, what more could I want but a little something "extra sweet"
This Ben & Jerry's flavor is so decadent and rich that the 1/2 cup serving actually leaves you satisfied! I suggest it for anyone who is looking for a bit of a calorie splurge (250 for the 1/2 cup serving).
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