Category Archives: Dinner

Honey Hoisin Chicken

Yesterday was a quiet day at work, so my boss told us to leave a little early. Since my commute is about an hour (sometimes more), I am always happy to be home before 7:00! I wanted to cook on the grill again since it was so nice out and I had taken chicken out of the freezer the night before.

When I got home, I mixed up the following:

  • Honey
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Chopped garlic

I honestly didn’t measure it, I just looked at it and made sure it was enough to marinate two peices of chicken.

To my disapointment, the grill would not light! I guess the tank is empty and I will have to get on Joe to replace it. 😉 I had to bake it instead, booo!

After baking in the oven for 20 minutes on 375 degrees (flipping half way through), I placed the chicken on top of some broccoli slaw that I mixed with rice vinegar, chia seeds, pepper, and olive oil.

I saved the other piece for lunch this week. It would have tasted much much better on the grill..next time!

Dessert was a hodge podge. I placed 2 broken up vanilla pizzelles in a bowl. I cut up some strawberries and through some frozen bananas in there, too. Then I added some almond milk, a scoop of Hershey’s dark cocoa powder, stevia to sweeten, a dollop of cool whip, and sprinkles, of course! Last minute I added some gooey Crazy Richard’s natural peanut butter.

Yuuummmm! I have a feeling a smoothie bowl is in place for dinner tonight!

Grilled Pizza

Since Joe and I eat Pizza every single Sunday (our cheat day), I decided I wanted to make it this week instead of ordering out. So, last night, we enjoyed two pie’s of somewhat healthy Pizza.

First up was making the sauce. I sauteed about 2 tbsp. of garlic in 1 tbsp. olive oil for a few minutes. I then added a large can of whole peeled tomatoes in sauce. Before I added them I squished them up in my hands so the tomato was broken up. I added spices such as pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, truffle salt, oregano, and fresh basil. I also added a little bit of parmesean cheese to thicken it up. I let it simmer for a while, or until Joe got home. 🙂

As soon as Joe got home I turned on the grill and started prepping the pie’s. The first one was just basic with sauce and mutz (I used Polly-O part skim)!

I popped it on the top rack of the grill to bake for a while, and then moved it to the bottom rack so the crust got crispy. Oh, by the way I used store bought whole wheat crust! Much easier than making my own, but someday I will. 🙂

We topped it with parmesean cheese and fresh basil and DUG IN!

For the second pie, I decided to do something a little different. I sauteed some mushrooms in olive oil and added asiago cheese to the mix. Good choice, if I do say so myself.

We washed it all down with a bottle of Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir.

This was the first time we used the grill this year. I love grilling on beautiful days like yesterday! I can’t wait to use it more often. It’s so easy and you can grill just about anything.

Now, I’m off to eat leftover pizza with some roasted brussel sprouts I cooked up last night. Have a happy Monday!

New Read

Work was a whirlwind today. I ended up having a meeting that I wasn’t expecting. Lunch was served, which was nice. I brought my lunch and usual snacks, but ended eating none of them! I hate bringing food back home from work. The rest of the day flew by and I totally forgot about the greek yogurt I brought. Luckily, there was a Pinkberry party for one of our employees to substitute.

Chocolate, Vanilla, and Pomegranate!

Topped with oreo, granola, and mochi (my fave!)

On my way home, I stopped at the grocery store for a few basics since my Mom is coming to stay for the weekend. I was starving by the time I got home, but first, I cut up some bananas for future smoothies. Frozen bananas are the best ice cubes.

Then, it was time for some din din. I basically made what I had brought for lunch so it wasn’t wasted. I had a Boca veggie burger on a sandwich thin with muenster cheese and a pinch of ketchup (not really needed but it’s a habit with anything burger-like). On the side I ate some veggies and hummus.

I’ll probably make some kind of dessert with these guys. Remember I bought the vanilla ones that my mom told me about? They have Chocolate??? I’M IN!

….and cuddle up in bed with this lovely package that greeted me at my door. Thanks to Angela and Tina for this giveaway!