Friday, March 1, 2013

Under Construction...

Dear Readers,

Sorry for the lack of posts. I under estimated how much time 18 credits of school would consume my life. I have continued to create recipes and will post them in the up coming month. The site is also going to go under quite a few exciting changes!! Stay tuned! Until then follow me on Instagram @alexisrayrogers.

Lex & Jake

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Zucchini Fries

Game Day Treats

This week I am going to be sharing easy healthier versions of game day treats. With a sports obsessed husband we are always having his buds over to watch some sort of a game. These are simple treats that take no time so you can be cheering on your team and not stuck in the kitchen. Most importantly they are all men approved! 

Zucchini Fries 

4- Zucchini
1/2 cup- Plain Greek Yogurt
2-3 cups- Panko Bread Crumbs
1- Large zip Lock Baggie
Seasoning Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Zucchini Prep-
Rinse zucchini off. Cut the ends of the zucchini. Then proceed to cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut the halves lengthwise again. Then cut all pieces in half again. Once you have 8 long pieces cut them in half the opposite direction so you have 16 shorter pieces. Repeat on the remaining three zucchini. 

Place all zucchini in the large plastic bag and lightly season with seasoning salt and pepper. Add the Greek yogurt and seal the bag. Mix all the ingredients so each zucchini piece is equally covered.

In a medium sized bowl add Panko bread crumbs and generously season with the seasoning salt and pepper. With tongs remove some of the zucchini and place in the bowl. Make sure each piece is completely covered with bread crumb. Place on a cookie sheet that has a cooling rack placed inside of it (if you don't have a cooling rack just line cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking oil). Repeat until all zucchini are covered in Panko and ready to put in the oven.

Place in the oven and let cook until they start to develop a golden brown color. Approximately 20 minutes. If you don't have a cooling rack pulling them out at 10 minutes and flipping them is suggested.

Best served with Light Ranch Dressing...but Jake is a ketchup man. So whatever floats your boat!

Heads up ---Jake will be posting a smoked rib recipe this week..Stay tuned!!!



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Enchilada Bar

Chicken, rice, and a fresh veg is my easy go to meal. I always have left overs. I could pack it for lunch, but I found a way to re purpose it without it feeling like yesterdays dinner. When I eat super clean I tend to crave naughty Cafe Rio. I'm not trying to fool myself into thinking I can make anything healthy that mimics the taste of a smothered burrito. What I can do is make a healthy alternative that fulfills my cravings. This enchilada recipe is super easy and great for kids.


6- Whole Wheat Tortillas 
1 can- Green Chili Enchilada Sauce 
1 can- Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
2- Cooked Diced Chicken Breasts 
2 cups- Cooked Brown Rice
1/2 cup- Shredded cheese
Fresh Cilantro to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 8 x 8 pan pour about a forth of the sauce in the bottom. Place the first tortilla in the pan. Add 1/6th of the beans, chicken, brown rice, cilantro, and a splash of sauce. Fold tortilla ends and roll. Push the first rolled tortilla to the edge and continue assembling the next five. When finished pour the remaining sauce on top evenly and sprinkle cheese. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.

A fun interactive way to prepare food is to provide multiple choices and let people put what they want on their plate.

I just used what I had in the house..

Green Onion

Spinach is a great alternative to ice berg. It gives the same affect but is pack with a lot more vitamins and nutrients! Try it! 

Cilantro Lime Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup- Plain Greek Yogurt
1- Lime
1 TBS- Cilantro
Salt to Taste

 Combine yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, finely chopped cilantro, and salt. 
Simple as that! 

Using Greek Yogurt is a great alternative to sour cream. It's fat free and packed with protein!

I apologize I don't have a picture of the enchiladas..I made them for Jake and his friend Greg and they were on the plate and gone before I could snap a shot.