Instant Pot Bourbon Butternut Chicken

Looking for some comfort food? This is it! Delicious Instant Pot Bourbon Butternut Chicken. Creamy, salty, slightly spicy with a little sweet - perfection in your mouth!  Interestingly enough Bourbon Chicken was created in New Orleans by a Chinese chef on Bourbon Street. There seems to be some discrepancy as to whether bourbon was an ingredient in the chicken or if it was named after Bourbon Street. When creating this dish, I decided to add butternut squash to the dish. Not ...

Cilantro Chicken Black Bean Wrap with Lime Cream

This Cilantro Chicken Black Bean Wrap with Lime Cream recipe is adapted from one of my tea room recipes, Cilantro and Black Bean Salad. This was such a popular salad at my former tea room, Afternoon to Remember in Newcastle, California. The original salad recipe you can find in my afternoon tea cookbook, Twelve Teas to Remember. Unfortunately it wasn't a very point friendly salad with the mayonnaise and oil in the dressing thus the reason I decided to update it into a healthy wrap. It can be ...

Pineapple Salsa

This salsa is great by itself but is an excellent complement to my Pineapple Skillet Fajitas.  Basically a pico de gallo with pineapple! My family likes things spicy so I add quite a bit of jalapeño. It balances nicely with the sweetness of the pineapple. Feel free to leave the jalapeños out if you're not a fan of spicy food. It tastes great without the spice as well. I also like to serve the salsa in 1/2 of a hollowed out pineapple shell for a unique presentation.  

Pineapple Skillet Fajitas

Pineapple Skillet Fajitas were inspired by one of the members, (Small Girl, Strong Why) who is on the Fatdag Blog team where I post as a guest blogger. I am proud to be a member of their non-profit team-Operation Fatdag.  My friend recently visited Manola a restaurant in Mississippi, and snapped a picture of her meal-Pineapple Fajitas and sent it to me. It sounded so intriguing that I decided to try my hand at creating it. Not sure if my version measures up to theirs (since I've never tasted ...

Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette is my re-creation of a delicious salad I had in Carmel at La Bicyclette, called Rouge Salad. It's such a wonderful combination of fresh, sweet, salt and creamy. I added chicken breasts for a complete meal! Very filling, yet light and fresh tasting!  This recipe is designed to make as a single serving so it's easier to count points. Just divide greens up into separate salad bowls or plates, then add the following ingredients to ...

Citrus Vinaigrette

This healthy and tangy Citrus Vinaigrette is a delicious fresh tasting vinaigrette which you can use over any greens. I like to make it in a cruet so it's easier to shake.  It keeps for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.  You can make it a creamy dressing by adding  a few tablespoons of non-fat Greek Yogurt.  It goes perfectly with my Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad. Just add a few tablespoons and what a delicious meal!

Delicious and Moist Instant Pot Chicken for Sandwiches, Salads, Etc.

I'm really a lover of chicken thighs because they are so moist. I've been eating them for years. However, when Weight Watchers changed to the Freestyle program this past December and chicken breasts became free points,  I decided I needed to figure out how to to love chicken breasts.  I think I've done it with these Delicious and Moist Instant Pot Chicken. Why brine the chicken first? By brining the chicken breasts (or thighs) first, (preferably overnight), then cooking them in the Instant ...

Italian Pork Pot – Instant Pot

Here's a quick and easy recipe for Italian Pork made in the Instant Pot.  It takes less than 30 minutes!

Slider Buns

Looking for a 2 pt slider bun? I often buy Franz Slider Buns and they are 2 points each, however sometimes I have trouble finding them. These actually taste much better! But who doesn't love fresh baked bread? If you have a bread maker, these are super easy, but even if you don't, I've included directions in the note section on how to do it by hand.  For the bread machine I use the "quick dough" cycle and take the dough out when it's done mixing. This recipe makes about 54 slider buns, ...

Instant Pot Pork in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

After my last trip to Germany, I came back inspired to make Jagerschnitzel in a healthy way.  I decided to call it Instant Pot Pork in Creamy Mushroom Sauce. I didn't want to call it officially, "Jagerschnitzel," as it isn't as rich as the German version.  Normally the pork is breaded with bread crumbs and egg or flour and egg, but since I'm trying to keep the points down, I decided to cut this part out.  Because it's done in the Instant Pot, the pork turns out very tender and ...