Archive for May, 2014

Cajun Chicken

Way back on Mardi Gras I tried to make a Cajun chicken pasta. I pretty much followed the standard recipe and the only things I changed is that I omitted salt, butter, and heavy cream. Yeah, it kind of turns out that those are the three things that make Cajun chicken pasta amazing. Last weekend it hit me that the chicken itself tasted fine it was the sauce that was horrid. Don’t ever try to use Almond Milk as a replacement for heavy cream in savory recipes, it just sucks. This time around I just decided to make the chicken and then put it over some rice, I have to say it turned out nicely.

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Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning is another one of my favorite spice mixtures, I will end up using it on anything from chicken, to fish, to my morning eggs.

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My Favorite Taco

This has to be my all time favorite taco! I had bought a box of taco shells in the grocery store last week and thought to myself “I haven’t had tacos in months! I haven’t had homemade tacos in I don’t remember when.” Well I suppose technically I’ve never had a homemade taco but I am far to lazy to actually use masa flour to made my own corn tortillas and then fry them. I bought everything I needed that day to make tacos at home, ground beef, taco shells, jalapeƱos, onions, I even bought a small jar of hot salsa. Then I went home, cleaned, did laundry, and was so tired at the end of the day that I just made a sandwich. A week passed and I forgot all about tacos. Then one day I was looking around the kitchen trying to get inspired to make something when I noticed the box of taco shells.

I was also feeling very lazy and I didn’t want to get to involved in some big project. Then I had the idea of putting a vinegar based carrot slaw on the tacos to give them a bit of an acidic bite and even more crunch, feel free to read the Carrot Salad recipe to see how that turned out. I also didn’t want to make some involved taco seasoning recipe either, I was feeling very lazy and just wanted to eat dinner soon. I looked around the spice cabinet and found some leftover homemade Chili Powder, I had just about a Tablespoon and decided that it would do. So I ended up making the Carrot Salad as the taco shells were baking and the meat was browning, all and all it didn’t take very long.

That first bite of the taco was amazing! It was everything I had hoped for. Crispy, crunchy, acidic, and taco-y if there is such a word.

Now I know that after looking at the nutrition that the Potassium in this recipe can be a little high depending on how many tacos you eat which is why I have provided the nutritional information for a taco without the Carrot Salad.

Don’t forget to look at our Chili Powder recipe for an easy salt-free Chili Powder!

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Chili Powder

This is another key element in my mystery meal. I just like to keep you guessing.

I decided to make my own Salt-Free Chili Powder because it was just too hard to find it in the grocery store. I have to say that while I’ve been on dialysis I have become very creative in my cooking. I don’t need to go out and find packets of seasonings, or cans of Sloppy Joe mix, or any of those salt-laden things. All I need is a well stocked pantry and I am good to go.  Though, a few printed recipes in a three-ring binder help too.

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Project 2014: May Update

Can you believe that it’s already May? It’s been five months since a lot of us have made New Years Resolutions. I wonder how many people are keeping their resolutions? I know I have been pretty bad at it. Usually I would say “Though, it’s not for a lack of trying” but in this case I can’t. It turns out that out of sight really is out of mind. I had forgotten all about my list because I never saw it. I have hence solved this problem by printing the list out and placing right on my freezer door so every time I walk up to the refrigerator it is at eye level.

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