My Food Diary, Just Saying

I think I’m craving starches today! LOL Macaroni, sweet potato, and irish potato all in one meal.  Maybe its the cold weather. 

I breaded the frozen chicken breast wit a cereal crumb mixture that I make at home. Placed frozen chicken breast, sliced sweet potato, sliced irsh potato, one whole tomato, and sliced onion on a drip pan. Placed all in Nuwave (or Rapid Air) oven. Bake at 350 15 minutes turn all over and continue to bake 10 more minutes.

Placed one cup macaroni with two cups water in rice cooker. I cooked the macaroni for about 20 minutes in the rice cooker.

Simple, easy, and healthy cooking for a cold day. My daughter made the Chocolate Chip Cake. I certainly enjoyed the two pieces she sent to me—though I didn’t eat both at the same time.  LOL I love that cake she makes! 

I keep this food diary for my own record but if I encourage other people to at least try to cook and eat something, especially when they don’t feel well or feel like standing over a stove stirring something—then I’m glad I helped. *My food choices or method of cooking may not be suitable for everyone. Thanks for reading my blog.

01-23-2013

 Chicken Gumbo, Rice, and Crackers  01-15-2013
I combined a light roux (water and browned flour) with the BAKED chicken breast and BAKED chicken sausage in the slow cooker. Turned on high for about 2 hours. I don’t make roux with oil and I don’t make it as dark as most Southern people do.
I baked the FROZEN chicken breast, FROZEN chicken sausage,  chopped celery, and chopped onion in the Nuwave oven. I placed everything in one drip pan and placed on bottom rack in Nuwave. Baked at 350 for 10 minutes, turned everything over and continued to bake for 10 to 15 minutes more. Then, added all to slow cooker.
I placed a cup of rice with 2 cups water in rice cooker. Done in about 20 minutes. 
Very informal with whole wheat crackers on the side.  Delicious on a cold Louisiana day.
 I cook light compared to the really great cooks. I also cook easy! If this blog encourages someone that may not be cooking often or is eating very little—then that is great. You will never see my meals in Food Beautiful (LOL) that’s not my intent. I realize my choice of food or cooking methods are not for everyone. LOL

 Chicken Gumbo, Rice, and Crackers  01-15-2013

I combined a light roux (water and browned flour) with the BAKED chicken breast and BAKED chicken sausage in the slow cooker. Turned on high for about 2 hours. I don’t make roux with oil and I don’t make it as dark as most Southern people do.

I baked the FROZEN chicken breast, FROZEN chicken sausage,  chopped celery, and chopped onion in the Nuwave oven. I placed everything in one drip pan and placed on bottom rack in Nuwave. Baked at 350 for 10 minutes, turned everything over and continued to bake for 10 to 15 minutes more. Then, added all to slow cooker.

I placed a cup of rice with 2 cups water in rice cooker. Done in about 20 minutes.

Very informal with whole wheat crackers on the side.  Delicious on a cold Louisiana day.

I cook light compared to the really great cooks. I also cook easy! If this blog encourages someone that may not be cooking often or is eating very little—then that is great. You will never see my meals in Food Beautiful (LOL) that’s not my intent. I realize my choice of food or cooking methods are not for everyone. LOL

 Baked Fish, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, and Bread Pudding 01-14-2013
I baked the fish (frozen), potatoes, and onion together in Nuwave/Rapid Air oven for 20 minutes. Turn all items over after 10 minutes and continue for the remaining 10 minutes. I prefer leaving potato skins on. I wash and scrub thoroughly before baking. 
The bread pudding was cooked in a slow cooker. I used a recipe that can be done in conventional oven, toaster oven, or microwave. I adjusted the amount of bread  for a consistency that I prefer when I cook it in slow cooker (a bit more bread since less liquid is needed in a slow cooker.)
Thank you for viewing my blog. I realize my food choices and/or methods are not suitable for everyone. 
I do this blog to keep a diary of what I eat for reference, for health reasons. If I encourage other people to do fast, easy, healthy cooking, that’s an added benefit. More complete directions for cooking these things are posted in earlier posts on my blog site.

 Baked Fish, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, and Bread Pudding 01-14-2013

I baked the fish (frozen), potatoes, and onion together in Nuwave/Rapid Air oven for 20 minutes. Turn all items over after 10 minutes and continue for the remaining 10 minutes. I prefer leaving potato skins on. I wash and scrub thoroughly before baking.

The bread pudding was cooked in a slow cooker. I used a recipe that can be done in conventional oven, toaster oven, or microwave. I adjusted the amount of bread  for a consistency that I prefer when I cook it in slow cooker (a bit more bread since less liquid is needed in a slow cooker.)

Thank you for viewing my blog. I realize my food choices and/or methods are not suitable for everyone.

I do this blog to keep a diary of what I eat for reference, for health reasons. If I encourage other people to do fast, easy, healthy cooking, that’s an added benefit. More complete directions for cooking these things are posted in earlier posts on my blog site.

My Food Diary

Baked fish, eggplant, and potatoes. (All done at same time in NuWave oven. Started with frozen fish) Make a little mini pone of cornbread from batter leftover from previous day. Baked cornbread in a toaster oven. Added slices of tomato for color and because I like them.  LOL (Photos are different stages of the baking process, etc.)

I usually only use one rack for a meal but this time I used two. I place an old cake pan under the drip pan and add a little water to the cake pan to catch drippings.

I like quick, easy, simple, and healthy cooking. This meal took just a bit longer since I did coat the sliced of eggplant instead of baking them plain—as the pieces of potato are.

I won’t make “food beautiful” but this blog helps me keep a food diary, for medical reasons and I don’t mind sharing ideas that might help other people that might like to try them.  Any of these items can be baked in a conventional oven.

Thanks for reading my blog.

My Food Diary August 17, 2012

I suppose I broke some rules today at lunch. (meat, egg, cheese and 2 slices of bread)  LOL  I wanted something really simple, quick, and nutrition—other than not eating anything.

I had a left-over baked chicken breast that I baked in Nuwave oven yesterday. I also wanted an egg. LOL  Well, the thought came to mind why not have both! I prepared the egg without any butter or oil. I have an egg cooker made for use in microwave so I scrambled the egg in that container and cooked 1 minute. I used 2 slices whole-wheat bread, added torn lettuce, 1/2 of a large chicken breast, the cooked egg, small amount of grated cheese,  and honey mustard. I also ate a large, fresh strawberry and a banana.

It really was good and a lot better than skipping meals, as I do sometimes. Easy, quick, and filling.

Thanks for taking time to read my blog.

*My methods of cooking or food choice may not be suitable for everyone.

My Food Diary August 09, 2012

Steak was frozen when I placed it in Rapid Air/Nuwave Oven. (Rapid Air is earlier version of Nuwave, I believe) I added potato pieces to the same container as the steak. Bake 10 minutes, turn everything over, add slices of bell pepper and onion. (see bottom photo)  Bake 10 minutes more.

When done, I added salad to the plate with small amount of salad dressing.

*My method or choice of food may not be suitable for everyone. I like easy, uncomplicated cooking.

Sneaky Veggie Salmon

My Food Diary August 4, 2012

Do you need more nutrition or cook for someone that barely eats?  I frequently try to pack all the nutrition I can into a meal.

I had leftover cabbage and carrot salad (no dressing) that I needed to use, so I added it to a can of salmon. Added 1 egg, with small amount of flour and water. Formed into patties, coated with slight coating of flour. Placed in drip pan and baked 10 minutes in Nuwave/Rapid Air Oven, turned over, baked 10 more minutes till done. I also cooked the potato wedges and bell pepper slices in the same container along with the salmon patties. All were done at the same time.

I think this is an easy, simple, and nutritious meal. It was delicious, too.

*My methods or choice of foods may not be for everyone.

My Food Diary July 8, 2012

I placed 1 small (FROZEN) steak in drip pan. Added sliced sweet potatoes and sliced onion. Baked in Nuwave Oven 10 minutes, turned all over and baked another 10 minutes.I did the rice in a rice cooker. The rice and the steak and potatoes all cooked about the same length of time.  Meanwhile I prepared lettuce, tomato,and other salad ingredients. Served on a colorful plate.  LOL I try to eat healthy AND try to make it as easy, simple, fast, and uncomplicated as possible. Yes, the steak was frozen when I started and no, I did not thaw it out first. Bottom photo shows food on drip pan in the Nuwave oven. I cook it all together.

*My methods of cooking or food choices may not be suitable for everyone. However, I’m eating healthier than I did. I added no oil or salt to anything in  this meal.

My Food Diary, June 28, 2012

I baked the chicken and some chicken hot dogs (have hot dogs tomorrow), in Nuwave Oven. Chicken breast was frozen when I started baking. I baked 10 minutes, turned over, baked another 10 minutes.

While meat baked, I tore lettuce leaves and prepared washed veggies (you may slice or chunk, your preference). After chicken was baked, I cut into pieces and added to the bowl. Toss and it’s done! Easy, quick, light for this hot weather, and delicious.

Photo of veggies: Yummy veggies I got last week. Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed! LOL Thanks for sharing with me!  Now, (lol) when are the tomatoes ready (or anything else) ?????? Just had to say it—I’m bad, huh? LOL

*I eat healthier than before. Added NO oil or salt. Meat can be prepared in various ways but I just prefer NuWave. My food choices or method of preparation may not be suitable for everyone.

(My third time to try to get this posted! It’s saved but it’s not—have to reload photos, do tags, etc. :()

My Food Diary June 27, 2012

Used Nuwave Oven to bake frozen fish with veggies. I baked (fish and veggies are all in one pan) for 10 minutes, turn all over, continue to bake 10 minutes more. Wash lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes. Tear lettuce, slice or cut cucumber and tomatoes. Toss. Serve.

I keep a food blog for health reasons, my choice. What I prepare is easy, fast, and healthy. Well, at least I am eating healthier. *May not be suitable for everyone.