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Almond Crusted Chicken

17 Feb

Hubby and I are off to Oklahoma for a few days but, as promised, I wanted to share this Almond Crusted Chicken Recipe I made.

The only thing I will say is this chicken took a lot longer than 13 min to bake so next time I would bake the chicken for 10 min and then add on the sweet potato and asparagus for the next 10-15.





Fall Pear and Pork Recipe

9 Oct

I realize it’s been a long time since posting any recipes… sorry about that! Tonight I wanted to make something “fall-ish” for dinner; I already had pork thawed out and didn’t want to have to go to the store. The result? Red Wine and Pear Pork.

You’ll need:

  • Pork Loin
  • 1/2 C Red Wine (I just used Apothic Red)
  • 1 large pear
  • 1/2 C- 1 C onion
  • 3/4 C water
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  1. Mix together vinegar and honey
  2. Dip pork in mixture and place in skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of pork (to taste), allow to sit at room temp. while you prepare the sauce
  4. Add wine, water, and spices to remaining vinegar/honey
  5. Chop onion and pear and add into sauce
  6. Cook pork on medium-high heat, approx 3-5 min/side
  7. Pour pear/wine sauce into sauce pan and bring to a vigorous boil while the pork cooks
  8. Once the pork has been seared on each side, add the sauce into the skillet
  9. Simmer another 5 min or until pork is cooked
I forgot to take a picture but this is a similar recipe

I forgot to take a picture but this is a similar recipe

Grown-Up Jungle Gym

11 Aug

Happy weekend! We’re currently waiting for the rescue to come do a “home visit” in order for us to adopt a 4 legged member of the family. This should be the last “check off” to get through until we can go pick her up! Crossing fingers we’ll have a dog in the house sometime this week!

There’s an outdoor gym pretty close to our house and I’d been there once or twice by myself but really wanted to go with hubby to be able to have an assist for pull-ups (I want to be able to get 5 on my own) and just to be able to go workout together. So last night before dinner we finally had time to head down there and make use of the grown-up jungle gym 🙂

It was great! They have directions along with every piece of equipment so even someone completely new to working out could make use of it and they even give suggestions for reps and time. A lot of it involved jumps/impact exercises so we had to skip those because of my ankle but still got an awesome shoulder/back workout in.

We did 2 rounds of:

20 push-ups


You can see some of the different equipment at the park, it’s a pretty good circuit!

Parallel Bar Walks

ImageBody Dips

Pull-Ups (Hubby assisted me with those)

Monkey Bars


Complete with a battle wound 😉

It was a lot of fun to be able to get a good workout in together and enjoy the beautiful weather! After the workout we came home and I made chicken with red peppers and asparagus for dinner (look for the recipe soon).

Does your city or neighborhood have anything like this? What do you do for outdoor workouts?


Shrimp and Broccoli

28 Jan

Happy Monday! I started off the week by FINALLY checking off all the lists and trainings for the hospital here in Okinawa which means… I get to start being on the floor! It’s as a volunteer but at this point it’s a hospital job so I’m happy 🙂

I spent way longer working on that than I had planned so dinner became a “what do we have in the house?” But it turned out really well (it pays to keep some frozen options around) and hubby and I basically ended up with a Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry. As usual when this happens I didn’t measure anything…I should really stop doing that… so what’s listed below is my best guess.

You’ll need…

  • 2 C chopped broccoli
  • 1 C Orange Juice (we actually had made orange-pineapple juice the other day so I used that)
  • 1/2 C Reduced Sodium GF Soy Sauce** all the GF readers make sure you’re reading labels!
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • pre-cooked salad shrimp
  • 1.5 C cooked quinoa
  1. Add the juice, soy sauce, and garlic into large sauce pan. Cover and heat over med-high heat until it starts to boil
  2. Add in broccoli, ginger, pepper, and honey. Cover and reduce heat to low until broccoli is tender
  3. Add in shrimp and cilantro for about 5 min (Assuming you have the pre-cooked!)
  4. Stir in the quinoa, simmer another 5 min and serve

shrimp and broccoli

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