Well, the latest update is that we are back to a very strict low sodium diet. After a couple years of Derrick feeling great, we are back to more sever symptoms. We are tapering back salt again, and will be eating <1,000mg per day. As you know, this can be a challenge, but honestly is […]
We are addicted to these. Seriously, we eat tacos at least once a week. There was a brief time when all our stores were out of the Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning (which is a staple in our household) and I went onto hearthealthymarket and ordered, gosh, 14? Just in case. Yea, it was a […]
Boise has been cold. For some reason I feel like the cold is useless and annoying if it is any time after the holidays. I’m also very upset if it is warm during Christmas, so I guess that I’m a little particular on the timing of snow. What can I say? I guess it is […]
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Like I have said before, I’m not big on cooking. Sometimes I feel like it is just a tremendous waste of time in our modern era. I realize that it is a cornerstone of our society, and that many fond memories are created around the dinner table, but I also acknowledge that this is more […]
We have our friend Mike here from California. He is on leave with the Marines and we are so happy to be hanging out with him like old times. He was the best man at our wedding, and I’ve only known my husband approximately 5 days longer than Mike. We have been friends for years now, and I think of him more like a Brother than one of Derrick’s friends.
On the first full day he was at our place, the weather was dismal, and he mentioned that soup sounded really good. So, I decided to make some for dinner! I had it on the menu plan (yes, I started a menu plan) for Sunday, but I shifted a few things around and BOOM. Soup night.
My friend Ashley told me that she had found this on Pinterest and it was absolutely amazing. Well, my friends, it was pretty darn good. I’m sure extra sodium would come in handy to most (Mike added some salt) but to our low-sodium brothers and sisters this is one flavorful dish! Derrick ate approximately three bowls of it and Aidan exclaimed “MMMMM!” when he had his first few bites. So… whatever that is worth. I like it too, and had it again for lunch today. Not sure if it got better or if I just didn’t realize how good it was last night. This one is definitely going in the rotation.
This recipe has been adapted from RiverNorthPaleo’s Recipe to meet our low sodium requirements. Also, the picture that I took from my phone is crappy, so this is her’s too!
Sometimes, my husband really surprises me. He is amazing, I already know this, and he is a good cook (duh!) but every once in awhile, he will make something that seems to come out of nowhere and could be served in a 5-star restaurant. Regardless of what he is making, he always has the same focus and attention to detail – so by watching him in the kitchen you never really know when something is going to be amazing or KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF good.
Apparently he found this recipe while I was out of town on business. Wow-za! I should leave more often if this is going to happen each time. He just whipped it up for me when I got home, no big deal; but it was so good that I knew I would have to share it with you pronto! Enjoy!
Thanks tasteofhome.com for this fantastic idea; only slight alterations were made!
I decided to try something new. You see, we have this magazine that has turned out some amazing dishes… but we have honestly gotten stuck in on our few favorites. It’s time to try something new! And did I mention that it is a slow cooker magazine? Yea, that is a factor too. HELLO FALL!
I’ll tell you what. This is not the smell to be wafting through our house when you are hungry. Boy oh boy did it make my stomach growl! But it was worth the wait, and Derrick FREAKED out about how good it was. He was in awe (which makes me feel good) with my amazing slow-cooker skills. Yea, I totally threw all of that into a pot and it turned out. Imagine what I could do if I actually tried??
After a hardy meal, the babysitter arrived and we headed out on a date night – Anberlin concert! We had a fantastic time! I always love hanging out with my wonderful hubby.
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The last few weeks have felt like there simply isn’t enough time in the day. Do you ever feel that way? I have a HUGE laundry list of things to do (for example) this afternoon while Aidan is napping, and I’m only on item TWO. And… it’s been an hour and a half. YIKES! I […]
It has been cold. I guess I thought it would take longer for the weather to make the switch, but we are suddenly fully immersed in autumn. Although I use my crock pot all year, it gets a workout in the fall. If I didn’t have to clean it in between meals I probably would […]
This is one of those recipes that when you read it you think to yourself, “Oh no; I don’t THINK so!” We honestly thought that this would turn into a soggy mess, and that the chicken would dry out, and that all other possible catastrophes would occur and rightly so! But, to our surprise, the reviews were astonishing… people were loving it! The original recipe had this general idea for pork chops, which is what we did the first time we made it. We aren’t big fans of pork, except for BACON, but we thought we could give it a try.
Surprisingly good! And a very quick fix. I turned my attention to tailoring the recipe to a low sodium chicken dish, and came up with this. It has turned into a family favorite, and even Aidan loves to eat this chicken. He begged for some even after he had finished his dinner (he eats earlier than us) and polished off about half a chicken breast! Apparently, it is working for us!
- 1/4 c flour
- 1 tbsp Salt Free Garlic & Herb (McCormick Salt Free or Mrs. Dash)
- 4 chicken breasts trim, wash, and pat dry – 75mg each
- 1/2 c Lighthouse Chunky Garlic Caesar Dressing – 220mg total
- 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese – 110mg total
Mix the flour and seasoning together on a plate and place the dressing in a shallow bowl. Coat each chicken breast in the flour, and then submerge in the dressing; remove so the chicken breast is coated completely. Place in a greased glass dish and top with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes at 375.
Optionally, serve with Caesar salad and corn. Enjoy!