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Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

That's a good idea.....I do like the idea of enchiladas with a veloute sauce.....

Apr 15, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Thanks JT! I'll definitely do that with the base to get as much flavor into it as I can...I think I can get some of the trinity in there successfully.....

@ trolley - LOL....he is definitely not 5 yo.....super picky but is at least for the most part willing to try things....

Apr 15, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Can you tell me more about your punch? Is it just the frozen berries, sparking wine, riesling and OJ mixed?

TIA!

Apr 15, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Oooo I like the idea of the egg on top! Thank you!

Picky eater may not eat the beans, so unsure whether I can use them.....

Apr 15, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Picky eater does like sweet potatoes.....so I could offer them blended maybe with the black beans....that sounds tasty to me! Good to know on the Daiya cheese.....I was considering using it in the filling only....

Apr 15, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Thanks BB! Yes, I was afraid just chicken and rice would be "too plain."

Will probably just put a bunch of garnishes on the side such as lettuce, salsa, etc.....

Picky eater is super picky and will most likely not eat beans, guacamole, etc.....I will definitely eat the avocado/guacamole tho!

Apr 15, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Great! Thank you!

Apr 14, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Also for a picky eater.....so pretty much no veggies!

I'm thinking chicken and rice as a filling....Anyone ever use dairy free cheese? Is it even worth using taste-wise? Any other suggestions as a way to make them taste good? I haven't been able to find any recipes I've liked doing a search.....

Thank you!

Apr 14, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Grab and go protein rich breakfasts?

When I work out in the morning I have used any of the following pre and post workout:
Cooked chicken and sweet potato or butternut squash
Cooked chicken, rice and salsa
Cook oats or quinoa flakes the night before....add a bit of extra water and stir in a scoop of protein powder...top with fresh berries if desired
Cooked scrambled eggs with rice and salsa

I have eaten all of these chilled or room temperature and don't have any issues consuming them that way....the chicken/sweet potato combo taste better to me this way TBH....

Feb 28, 2014
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Another food allergy-related tragedy...

Absolutely horrifying! And in one of the comments, a parent said they put off for NINE MONTHS buying an epi-pen for their 2yo daughter. Tragic....

May 19, 2013
jenscats5 in Special Diets

The one thing I really miss since going GF is ______.

Yes on the Chinese Food!!! I used to love just being able to get take out.....I do get the rice noodles tho.....

Otherwise, I'm not missing much.....I've gone mostly Paleo now and am not missing any of the carbs I don't eat anymore...and am glad for the variety of GF sauces available....

May 19, 2013
jenscats5 in Special Diets

The one thing I really miss since going GF is ______.

Ooo! Good to know on the Conte's pastas! Occasionally I do still want pasta.....While I'm really liking the GF version's I've found, I do want stuffed pastas on occasion....

May 19, 2013
jenscats5 in Special Diets

What's for Dinner #181 - El Año Nuevo [old]

Been very busy working a TON of extra hours at work with no end in sight......so takeout was on tap for last nite after work.

Today I'm spending the day cooking for the week so I will have a bunch of easy dinners for the week.........Gathered some various leftovers for a few stuffed peppers - baked 3 halves. Have a chicken in the crockpot and I seared a few boneless chicken thighs in a pan & made a "sauce" out of some broth, lemon & wine. Currently am also marinating some beef strips for a quick pepper steak.

Jan 06, 2013
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Goals for the New Year

I'd like to continue my goal of being organized in my pantry/fridge/freezer & reduce my food waste....

Keep the trend of not going out & cooking at home instead....

Jan 01, 2013
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

low carb and reduced fat sauces

I like the Fage yogurt in all sorts of ways...it can take a myriad of mix ins to be used in many different dishes...

Jan 01, 2013
jenscats5 in Special Diets

Sufferers of GERD, unite!

I have no scientific bases to go by and am not vegetarian, but once I've gone grain free, my heartburn & weird throat issues have cleared up. If I go back, they flare up again....

Jan 01, 2013
jenscats5 in Special Diets

low carb and reduced fat sauces

I like simple pan sauces.....I like to saute a tiny bit of minced shallot or onion in some cooking spray maybe with a bit of stock then add garlic & spices. Deglaze with more stock and/or wine, spritz of lemon or orange or lime maybe (depending on your dish) or even a smidge of tomato paste. Stir & allow to thicken. To finish add a small slice of butter - makes the sauce silky and gives just a bit of that butter flavor.

Also if you add a small amount of bottled stir fry sauce to the broth mix you'll get the flavor of the sauce with only using a little. So that's an option too....

Jan 01, 2013
jenscats5 in Special Diets

What's for Dinner #180. Twelve Days of Christmas Edition, part deux. [old]

We are babysitting step-daughter's dog tonite, so will be having a doggie sleepover! Doubt the cat will enjoy it however. So tonite is a low key evening at home - I'm almost feeling like pasta, but may do "munchies" instead.....

Dec 31, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #180. Twelve Days of Christmas Edition, part deux. [old]

Sounds delicious & quite healthy!! I'll have to remember this for the new year....

Dec 30, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Favorite Pioneer Woman Recipes

Since I've been turned onto the Crash Hot Potatoes (who knew?) they are my husband's favorites!

Dec 30, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

What can I do with a partial box of cake mix??

That's a thought too! Thanks!

Dec 30, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

What can I do with a partial box of cake mix??

Now that looks interesting! Unfortunately, hubby wouldn't eat it due to the fruit......

Cookies maybe??

Dec 30, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

What can I do with a partial box of cake mix??

Did some baking for my step-daughter last weekend & there was a recipe that used 1/3 cup out of a box of cake mix. Now I have what is leftover in the box.....any ideas on what I can make with it?

Dec 30, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Picky Adult

RE: Tam.....good points! My husband is a picky eater + a vegetarian + not very interested in food. He does like what I do make and I try not to include items he dislikes, like chili powder or cumin (taste issue). BUT if I try to push him or cajole him into trying something, he'll push back & then won't eat something just on principle. So try to find some sort of compromise if you can....

Dec 30, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #180. Twelve Days of Christmas Edition, part deux. [old]

I had no idea there was a pot pie thread.....I'll check it out! Thanks!

Dec 29, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #180. Twelve Days of Christmas Edition, part deux. [old]

The plan was to make pot pies last Sunday after baking for the step-daughter, but I was too tired & we got takeout instead. I've been off all week & just casually picking at things/going out & not making any official dinners. Have an urge to start cooking again!

So since tonite is cold & snowy (well it's stopped now) and I have some nice puff pastry & extra veg. pot pies are on the menu tonite!! Inside will be: parsnips, potato, carrots, leeks, peppers, celery, mushrooms & peas. Chicken in mine. In the oven as we speak!

Dec 29, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Do you have any food related New Years Resolution for 2013?

To continue my resolution from last year: Little to NO food waste and to keep my pantry/fridge/freezer organized. I got a new freezer this year with bins, baskets, etc which helps a lot.

I would also like to continue too cook more at home instead of relying on take out, going out, etc. Also, to delve more into the Paleo style of eating.

Dec 29, 2012
jenscats5 in Not About Food

Old Mennonite Cooking Show???

RE: Amy H.....I have this cook book & I love it!! Haven't used it in some years, will have to dig it out again....

Dec 29, 2012
jenscats5 in Food Media & News

Picky Adult

I've never been a very picky eater, but as I grew up I came to find that some of the foods I refused to eat or try were because they were ill prepared by my mother as a child. So I got to thinking really WHY don't I like said foods and it was mostly because my mom prepared bland, overcooked, poorly seasoned food......

So maybe it would be helpful to ask him why he doesn't like something.

Dec 28, 2012
jenscats5 in Home Cooking

Need a GF, yolk free, PB free Christmas dessert recipe

Today with the step daughter I made Chex cereal tossed with melted white chocolate mixed with crushed candy canes. I believe the Chex cereal is GF.

Also made these: http://www.divine-baking.com/2011/04/... They are very chocolately & delicious!!!!

Dec 23, 2012
jenscats5 in Special Diets