Archive for the ‘Dinner’ Category

Crispy Chicken

This is one of my favorite weekday recipes it’s fast, easy, and you can make a large batch because they store and reheat well. Have you every gone to a Chinese restaurant and had General Tsos or Sesame Chicken? Well this isn’t exactly like that because we don’t deep fry the chicken but this is the same batter they use to make the chicken so crispy. One of my favorite things to do is dip the chicken in different types of mustard or toss it with some hot sauce.

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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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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, jalapeños, 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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Dinner Rolls

I was sitting around thinking about dinner when it hit me: “I cook one thing and I eat just that one thing.” It could be a pork chop and I would just have the pork chop by itself and that’s all. That’s when I decided that night I would have an actual meal, not just dinner. I thought about it some more and I decided that all I needed to do was add a salad or a vegetable side-dish to my plate and some sort of bread. Just for the record I love bread, not just eating it but I love everything about making bread by hand. After a little thinking I decided that the easiest thing to do was make dinner rolls, which is something I have never done before. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet it took me all of about ten minutes to figure out the basics of roll making.

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Big and Bold Taco Chicken Pizza and Guacamole

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Or as my friends call today; “Revenge of the 5th!” Just Google it. 

I was so excited when I was contacted by someone who represents Chef Aaron McCargo and asked to post his dialysis friendly recipes on my blog. I never thought I would be posting other peoples recipes on here but to be honest I love this guy! I mean it’s not often a celebrity chef takes time out of his busy day, even though he is being paid by Fresenius Medical Care, to come up with renal safe dishes that taste amazing.

Since the entire goal of this blog is to get really great tasting recipes that are renal friendly in the hands of dialysis patients so they will actually stick to their diet, I have decided to post his recipes.

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Product Review: Biscoff

Let me start by saying I love this product. I’m not being paid nor was I asked to do this review by anyone. I’m doing this because sometimes a product comes along that just changes the things you do and you want to share it with everyone you know. Luckily for me I have a blog so I can share this with a lot of people I have never even met.

Biscoff is a delightful little cookie and a cookie spread that holds some wondrous surprises for we dialysis patients and people in renal failure. For one these products have very little sodium, they also have very little potassium, and here comes the biggest surprise of all, they have NO phosphorus!

That’s right, this is a phosphorous free product! How do I know about the potassium and phosphorus contents? Simple, I contacted the company directly and asked.

We will get to the nutrition soon, I promise. By the way, if you got here using tags, they only apply to the very last thing in this post.

First I want to talk about the three different products I will be focusing on.

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