Posts Tagged "lemon"

Light Lemon Chicken

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 in Chicken, Cooking, Dinner, Featured

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This is a great summer meal that cooks quickly and goes with most anything!  I love the freshness of the lemon and basil and the fact that its a light dinner choice!  Use leftovers on a salad for lunch!

Light Lemon Chicken

(serves 4)

Canola or olive oil spray

About 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast strips

2 teaspoons of olive oil

2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice (I like a little extra zing!)

2 teaspoons of dried basil

sea salt and pepper to taste

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In a small bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and dried basil.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and spray with canola or olive oil.

Cook chicken breast strips until cooked through and lightly browned on both sides.  When cooked, spoon sauce over chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes over low heat and serve immediately.

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Source: Adapted from http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/pregnancy-recipes.asp?id=165

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Baked Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 in Breads, Breakfast, Cooking, Desserts, Featured, For kids

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Target is one of my all time favorite places to shop.  (my husband can attest to this!) I always get tempted to buy more than I came for when I shop there.  Well the last time I was there shopping for coffee creamer and shampoo I, of course, left with a donut pan.  Makes perfect sense right??  The idea of making donuts at home is so much fun to me!  There are endless possibilities and I look forward to many more donut posts in the future!  To start with, here are some delicious blueberry donuts with a sweet lemon glaze.  The donuts are not your typical donut texture (probably because they’re baked vs fried) and are more moist and cake like.  Because they are softer than normal donuts be careful of how much glaze you put on.  If you over do it, they can become soggy.  They aren’t overly sweet and I enjoyed them without the glaze just as much.  Of you don’t have a donut pan, go buy one.  Just kidding!  No but really you should, mine was under $15!  But if you don’t have one or plan to buy one, try filling a mini muffin tin about half way full and baking them that way.  Then you can just dunk the “donut holes” into the glaze.  Think how excited your family would be if they woke up to fresh donuts baking!  I hope you try them soon.  :)

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Baked Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts

(Makes about 12 donuts)

Donut:

1 1/4 cup of flour

1/4 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

zest of 1 lemon

1 egg

1/3 cup milk or almond milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 tablespoon of canola oil (or coconut oil)

3 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup of blueberries, cut in half

Glaze:

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

1 tablespoon of milk

1 1/2-2 tablespoons of lemon juice (depending on your taste)

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

some lemon zest to taste (optional)
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Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and generously spray your donut pan with non stick cooking spray.  In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar baking powder salt, cinnamon, and lemon zest.  Add egg, almond milk, vanilla, oil, and applesauce and stir until well combined, about a minute.  Gently stir in blueberries.  Carefully spoon batter into each cavity filling about 2/3 full.  Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until the donut springs back when you touch it.  (It will remain light in color)  Let sit in pan for a minute before removing to a cooling rack.  For the glaze, whisk powdered sugar, milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and zest until smooth.  If it is too thick add more milk or lemon juice, depending on taste.  Dip one side of donuts in glaze and place on foil or parchment paper to set.  If you don’t want it as sweet you can simply drizzle some glaze over the donuts.  Store in an airtight container.  Best eaten within a day or two of baking.

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Sources: Donuts adapted from:  http://www.preventionrd.com/2012/01/chocolate-glazed-baked-chocolate-donuts-a-donut-pan-giveaway-weekly-menu/

Glaze slightly adapted from: http://momadvice.com/blog/2011/08/baked-blueberry-donuts-with-a-lemon-glaze

 

 

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