Archive for April, 2011

Ginger-Lime Marinade for Chicken Recipe

This is one of my favorite chicken marinades.  The ginger and lime together gives the chicken a little zing.   This marinade makes enough for 6 chicken breasts/whole legs or 12 thighs/drumsticks.  The chicken is good alone, over a bed of rice or as a kabob.  I like to grill extra and use the leftovers for fajitas.


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Gratituesday: A New Washer and Dryer!

A few months ago my washing machine’s spin cycle quit working.  It seemed to agitate on the wash cycle but would not spin to fling out all the soapy water at the end of the wash cycle or the clean water from the rinse cycle.  Do you have any idea how wet your clothes are without the spin cycle?

I wrang the freezing cold water out with my hands and threw the clothes in the dryer.  Obviously, it was time to call the repair man or buy a replacement.  Then the air conditioner quit working.  (more…)

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Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins (Wheat-free, Egg-free, Vegan)

These things never last at my house.  They are sweet, moist and filling.  I made these for breakfast today.  The kids ate 11 of the 12 muffins before the day was over.  I usually quadruple the recipe and freeze a couple dozen for later.  My kids love these so much they have been known to sneak one out of the freezer and eat it frozen!


Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 3/4 cup oat flour (how to make oat flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Grease or line a 12 muffin pan.
  2. Blend bananas, oil and honey in a large bowl.  Leave the bananas chunky if you want little pieces in your muffin.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix just until blended.  It’s OK if it’s lumpy.
  5. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full.  I use an ice cream scoop to do this.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch.

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Flax Egg Substitute Recipe

Need to do some baking without eggs?  This recipe works great as an egg substitute when the job of the egg is to bind.  The flax egg will not make your baked goods rise, but it will keep them from crumbling.  I have successfully used this recipe in muffin and granola bar recipes.  If you don’t have flax seed, you might try chia seed egg replacement.

Flax Eggs - Yum!

Ingredients for 1 Eggs:
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
2-3 Tbsp water

Ingredients for 4 Eggs:
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
3/4 cup water

Ingredients for 8 Eggs:
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1 1/2 cup water

1. In a small pan, simmer water and flax seeds until it starts to gel.  It takes about 5 minutes for 4 eggs.
2. Let cool.  Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Ground flaxseed oxidizes very quickly.  It is best to purchase whole flaxseeds and grind them yourself.  I use an old coffee grinder to grind mine.  If you grind extra, store in the freezer.

I have found the best place to buy flaxseeds is Amazon.  It is a great item on which to use your swagbucks !

You might also like Which is better: Flaxseed vs Chia Seed?

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Grilled Pantry Pork Chops Recipe

About a year ago, someone gave us a frozen pork loin that was as long as my 4 year old is tall!   I have seriously never seen anything like it.  I said “Thank you!”  and put it in the deep freeze.  And there it sat.  For a year.  With spring in the air, I decided that monster in my basement would make some delicious grilled boneless pork chops.   I defrosted and sliced the meat and divided it into gallon size baggies with marinades.


We grilled some that night but the others we put back in the freezer for later.  Don’t worry, it came straight from the butcher so it can be refrozen.  I love grilling out but I often forget to marinade the meat.  Having the meat already in the marinade and in the freezer is a wonderful solution.  When I defrost the meat it marinates!


Grilled Pantry Pork Chops Recipe


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp tamari sauce (Soy-free recipes here and here)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar, rapadura or Sucanat
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pork chops, about 1 1/4 inches thick each
1. Whisk together the ingredients and pour into a gallon size baggie.
2. Add the pork, seal the bag and mush it around.
3. Marinade for 20 minutes to overnight in the fridge.
4. Bring to room temperature.
5.  Grill on high heat for 3 minutes on each side.
6. Turn the grill down to medium and cook until the juices run clear.


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Nancy’s Green Beans and Sausage


This is the dish I get asked to bring to dinners the most.  Any type of sausage and green beans will work but my favorites are Polish Sausage and Italian Green Beans.  This makes a big pot full!

Nancy’s Green Beans and Sausage


  • 1 pound Polish Sausage
  • 4 bags of frozen Italian Green Beans
  • 3 Tbsp dried Minced Onion
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper


1. Slice the sausage into bite sized pieces

2. In a large pot, brown sausage over medium high heat.  This is the most important step.  You want to have lots of brown stuff stuck to the bottom of the pan.  The sausage should be almost burnt.

3.  While the pan is very hot add 1/2 – 1 cup of cold water.  Scrape all the stuff off the bottom of the pan.  It will lift off easily in the water.

4.  Stir in the green beans.  Sprinkle in the seasonings and mix well.

5.  Cover and cook on medium low until beans are tender.

You may also enjoy Italian Sausage and Summer Squash Skillet and Skillet Meal: Pizza Rice.

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