Sometimes I wonder how women cooked before Pinterest. I wasn’t much of a cook until a few years ago. Now that I’m married to a man who comes from a family of great chefs, I’ve learned a thing or two in the kitchen. But when I don’t feel like figuring out meals myself, Pinterest is the best online source for recipes. Here are a few tasty recipes I’ve come across recently. Not all have been tried and true, but they sure look tasty.
This recipe comes from one of my favorite sites called Six Sisters’ Stuff. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I always knew those nuggets had to have both sugar and salt. I’ll probably still end up going through the drive-thru, but this recipe is good to have on Sundays when Chick-fil-A is closed.
1 lg egg
1 cup milk
1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1-1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
canola oil for frying
Place chicken on counter and cut into cubed bite size pieces; trim any fat that you may see
Put the chicken in the milk mixture and mix so that all is coated and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
In another large bowl combine the dry ingredients listed above and stir
In cast iron pot or sauce pan pour in oil so that its at least an inch deep on med/high heat
Remove the chicken from refrigerator and place about 8 pieces in milk mixture and then into the flour mixture
Make sure all the chicken is coated with the flour and then place into the hot oil
Cook each side for at least 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (You want to make sure that chicken is no longer pink so you can cut one piece to test it out)
Place the chicken on some paper towels to soak up any oil
Repeat the same steps with the rest of the chicken and serve
2 large tilapia fillets (or similar thin white fish) – about 3/4 pound
1 jalapeno pepper (optional)
3 garlic cloves
1 inch grated ginger (1 tablespoon)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup white wine
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Scallions, chopped for garnish
Extra cilantro, to garnish
Heat the oven to 475ºF. Pat the fish dry and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place in a glass baking dish.
Chop the pepper and garlic, and grate the ginger. Put in a small food processor with the soy sauce, white wine, sesame oil, and cilantro. Whir until blended. Pour the sauce over the fish, rubbing it in a little. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through. It will be very moist and gelatinous, still.
Serve immediately over brown rice, garnished with scallions and cilantro.
When I’m looking for healthy side dish recipes, baked zucchini, squash and eggplant always seem to pop up. I haven’t tried this one yet, but it lists the Weight Watchers points along with the other important nutritional info.
Baked Zucchini Sticks Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 3 • Size: 1 zucchini (sauce extra) • Old Points: 1.5 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 121.9 • Fat: 2.4 • Carbs: 21.0 g • Fiber: 6.0 • Protein: 6.7 g
3 medium zucchini sliced into 3″ x 1/2″ sticks
1 large egg white
1/3 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, place breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cheese and shake well. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Dip zucchini sticks into eggs then into bread crumb and cheese mixture, a few at a time and shake to coat. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top. Bake at 425° for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with 1/2 cup marinara sauce for dipping.
And for dessert, try this easy lemon cookie recipe with only 4 ingredients. I made them recently and they turned out so cake-like, just like I like them.
Cool Whip Cookies from All Recipes
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
Beat together the whipped topping and eggs together. Add the lemon cake mix and continue to mix. Dough will be thick.
Drop by teaspoonfuls into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar and roll to coat. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 minutes.