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.
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, 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.