Friday, October 18, 2013

Chicken Nuggets

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

(All measurements are estimates. I eyeball everything)

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs cut into 2x2 inch pieces (approx.)

In a gallon-size freezer ziploc bag, dump generous amounts of:

- Onion powder (2 tbs)
- Paprika (2 tbs)
- Salt (1-2 tsp)
- Herbs de Provence (1 tbs) (or whatever assortment of dried herbs you have handy)
- Olive Oil (1/2 cup or so)

Throw chicken pieces in and shake vigorously to coat.

Toss in scant 1/4 c rice flour and shake again.

Place in single layer in roasting pan.

Bake for 8 minutes, turn pieces, bake for additional 5 minutes, or until done.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Coconut Muddy Buddies

(Also known as "Puppy Chow")

I've made this with Sunbutter in lieu of peanut butter and my kiddos loved it. I'm not a Sunbutter fan, so I didn't care for it. When I stumbled across the concept of Coconut Butter, I made it with this very recipe in mind.

We were not disappointed. Oh. My. Goodness. If possible, this is actually *better* than the original recipe! Think Mounds Bar + Crunch Bar.

There's a bit of leg work in getting the ingredients together, if they're not readily available in your pantry. That aside, this recipe is just as quick and easy as the original found here.


Follow the recipe for original Muddy Buddies, in the link above.

Substitute Coconut Butter for peanut butter

Substitute Coconut Oil for butter


Note on sourcing ingredients:

-Trader Joe's Chocolate Chips are dairy-free, $1.99/bag

- If you don't want to process your own coconut butter from scratch, you can either:
a) Buy Coconut Butter from (no, I don't get a cut of that)
b) Buy plain coconut flakes and blend it into butter yourself.