Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chicken & Spinach Calzone

I read a lot of blogs. A LOT. And I would say a quarter of them are food/cooking blogs. That's a lot of recipes. One of my favorite cooking blogs has to be We Are Not Martha. These girls whip up some pretty tasty stuff and often it's not all that bad for you. And most of the recipes are very user friendly. I tested out one of their recipes a few days ago and it was really good. Hubs enjoyed it too. The original recipe is from the Mayo Clinic of all places and I followed that one more exactly than the one on We Are Not Martha. Without further ado:

Chicken & Spinach Calzone.

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts1 package
(10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
8 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
4 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
2 egg whites, divided
1 frozen whole-wheat bread dough loaf (16 ounces), thawed, not risen

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool to the touch, cut the chicken breasts into cubes. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta cheese, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1 of the egg whites. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
In another bowl, using a wire whisk or fork beat the remaining egg white lightly.
Cut the bread dough into 6 equal-sized pieces. On a floured surface, press each piece into a circle. Using a rolling pin, roll each dough piece into ovals 8 inches long and 6 inches wide. Brush the edges of the dough ovals with the lightly beaten egg white.
Place 1/6 of the chicken cubes in the center of each oval. Add 1/6 of the spinach mixture to each. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges together. Crimp with a fork and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until browned and crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Farmer Hubby

Hubby has been growing tomatoes. Or at least trying. He was getting really frustrated because he kept having to move his plants around and couldn't find the best place for them. But suddenly, there they are. Tomatoes. They are green and won't be good for another couple of weeks but the man's green thumb is finally coming through. Thank goodness. I kill any plant I touch!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

She's trying to make me weigh as much as her cattle

I'm serious. I think the Pioneer Woman is trying to give me a heart attack. Because all of her recipes are SO delicous I have eat 10 pounds of it and these recipes, my friends, are not for those that are faint of heart. Or faint of fat. And that's probably why they are so gosh darn delish. I've made about 4 or 5 of her dishes and I have yet to make one that hasn't been a hit.

Take for instance THIS recipe. YUM.

And not bad for you at all. No really. No fat. I cooked this tonight for hubby and I and it was a hit! I seriously wanted to eat the whole thing. See, I even added some fruit to my plate to balance out the butter. And cream cheese. And cheese. And. . .oh whatever. I give up.