Sisters’ Cookbook Challenge

This week’s recipe was a simple slow-cooker chicken dish. This was an excellent healthy chicken that could be used in a taco salad, tacos, or even just served with rice. I had mine as chicken tacos with flour tortillas, radishes, cilantro, shredded cheese, and avocado. My sister had taco salad and is really excited about this recipe. All in all, this is a super easy, delicious shredded chicken recipe.

This Week’s Recipe

http://kristineskitchenblog.com/3-ingredient-slow-cooker-taco-chicken/

This recipe was so fast and easy, I barely even had time to take any pictures!

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Sister’s Pictures

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Sisters’ Cookbook Challenge

Our fourth week of the challenge started today and it was my choice. I chose a cider-braised chicken dish so that I could use the Le Creuset that I got for Christmas. I halved the recipe because it seemed like a lot of food. A couple of things about this recipe that I learned are that you should salt the meat before you dredge it in the seasoned flour (mine was lacking some salt) and, that you should carefully measure the liquid (my sauce was very loose). The result was a hearty chicken dish, but I think if I made it again I could improve upon it.

This Week’s Recipe

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/09/cider-braised-chicken-with-butternut/

Sisters’ Pictures

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Sisters’ Cookbook Challenge

My sister made a great choice with this week’s recipe. Zucchini Lasagna with Spicy Turkey Sauce. I took a few liberties with the recipe, I used ground chicken in place of turkey because it was on sale. I also used store-bought sugar-free sauce that I spiced up with red pepper flakes and added fresh oregano, basil, and some sautéed onion. I made all of the components over the weekend and then made a nice weeknight meal. I did not miss the noodles at all. I will definitely make this again.

This Week’s Recipe

http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2014/08/healthy-low-carb-zucchini-lasagna-spicy-turkey-meat-sauce/

I took a few pictures of the process again – One tip that I have is to be sure to cut the zucchini relatively thick, some of my thinner ones turned to mush when I baked them.

Sisters’ Pictures

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Sisters’ Cookbook Challenge

For our second week of the Sisters’ Cookbook Challenge, my sister chose a crockpot jambalaya. I lightened this meal up a bit by using chicken andouille sausage instead of pork. I also used shrimp and chicken breast. The result was a veggie-packed jambalaya with leaner protein. The only drawback to the recipe that we used was that it is extremely spicy! Delicious, but spicy!

This Week’s Recipe

http://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/slow-cooker-jambalaya/

I took a few pictures along the way to capture the process and all of the beautiful vegetables.

Sisters’ Pictures

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Sisters’ Cookbook Challenge

A couple of years ago, to keep in touch and give us a reason to talk with one another and share something, my sisters and I had the idea to do a “Sister’s Cookbook Challenge.” Each week, we would alternate choosing a recipe that each of us would cook in our respective homes. This continued for a couple of months, but then it faded out. This year, we decided to try it again. However – in the spirit of the new year, we are choosing healthy recipes. This week was my week. I chose a stuffed acorn squash with sausage, apples, mushrooms, and gruyere cheese. It turned out pretty nicely. I am excited to try it again sometime in the future using turkey sausage rather than pork sausage – I think that will lighten it up even more without losing the flavor!

This Week’s Recipe: http://www.thepretendbaker.com/apple-mushroom-and-sausage-stuffed-acorn-squash/#_a5y_p=5744977

Sisters’ Pictures

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