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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Awesome recipe book tip

I saw this on the Rachel Ray show a while back, and I HAD to share it with you guys. I think it is a GENIOUS idea, I've already tried it!
Soft cookbooks are kind of hard to keep open while cooking, and if you prop them open on the table they flip closed or can get dirty while you use them. So a viewer of Rachel's show submitted a tip that goes like this:

Get a pants hanger and clip each side of the cookbook to one side of the hanger, and HANG from the cabinet knob! Isn't it great?!

How about you guys post some of your own great ideas, I know you have them... :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Herb Citrus Chicken and Vegetables

Dude, this one rocks! It smells good, looks good and tastes GOOD. All the ingredients are so fresh and flavorful, and it is really low fat and healthy! With summer basically here, this is a super easy recipe to grill on the bbq...let the fun begin!

-1 lb chicken tenders
-4 cups fresh veggies (I used zucchini, mushrooms and red potatoes)

-zest of 1 lemon
-zest of 1 orange
-2 tablespoons of each fresh herb: mint, oregano, thyme and basil (I recommend at least 3 different kinds of fresh herbs. Others you can use include parsley, rosemary, cilantro, etc.)
-3-4 cloves fresh minced garlic
-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
-optional: some olive oil would probably taste great, but I was trying to cut the fat...feel free to drizzle some

-Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl. Separate half the marinade into another bowl.
-Place chicken in one of the bowls with the marinade. Place veggies into the other bowl. Let them marinate for at least 20 minutes. During this process, pour whatever liquids accumulate from the veggies over the chicken.
-Place chicken and veggies on pre-heated grill (I used a George Foreman) until they cook.