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Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken

There are just those days, the days when you just don’t feel like cooking something complex, extravagant or time consuming. You just want something easy that tastes good. Well this is it! I don’t think that it can get much easier unless I came to your house and cooked it for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast ( I used 6 small fillets)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp Kasandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( I just used light tasting olive oil)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. In a plastic ziploc bag, combine the chicken breast, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Press the air out of the bag and seal.
  2. Use a meat pounder or rolling pin to flatten the chicken breast into one even thickness. I have also used an empty Nalgene bottle for the same purpose when I didn’t have a meat pounder. Improvise. Be a MacGuyver. ( I did not pound my chicken since they were so small and all about the same size)
  3. Let the chicken marinate for at 30 minutes for best results but you can cook it right away if needed. ( seriously leave it for the 30 mins! nomnomnom)
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add more of your fat of choice, such as coconut oil.
  5. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until completely cooked through.
  6. Let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

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This recipe is NOMNOMNOM! juicy and flavorful. I could ave just kept eating it! I really enjoyed it!

XXOO,

Mira

Watermelon Refresher!

So I was looking in my fridge earlier, trying to think of something I wanted… You know that time where you are just standing there, letting all the cold air out… everything in the fridge just looks boring and nothing seems appealing? Today is one of those days…

Then I saw it. The watermelon I bought for my daughter. Well, I hardly think she is going to eat it up before it goes bad… so I’m taking it! I don’t know why I feel so sly… its not like I’m stealing food from her… lol

Ingredients

  • Watermelon (2-3 cups)
  • lime (1)
  • Ice ( about 10)

Directions

  1. Chop up your watermelon into blend-able chunks and toss into blender.
  2. squeeze in the juice from your lime
  3. add in some ice cubes

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The only thing you need to make sure of is to make sure your watermelon chunks are smaller, if you blender is crap like mine…. if you have a super awesome magic blender, then its probably not a concern.

This literally takes less than 5 minutes to make… and it is perfect for a hot summery day! or a day that you just want to pretend is hot and summery… 😉

XXOO,

Mira

Real Strawberry Lemonade

With the summer upon us, what’s more refreshing than lemonade….. Well probably strawberry lemonade…. And with a little vodka…why I don’t mind if I do!
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I found a recipe online to basically get an idea of what I should do to make my own lemonade. Before today I basically though, in order to make lemonade you simply go to the freezer and take out one of those frozen cans, drop it in a jug and add water…. Voila lemonade.

Let me just tell you…compared to this lemonade that I made today…. That canned stuff is absolute garbage!

This will make about 4.5 cups of juice.. So you can double the recipe of you want more.

So what you need is this:

-5 lemons — approximately
-Honey — 1/3 cup
-Strawberries — 1 1/4 cup sliced
-A juicer, or a citrus press
-Water — about 4 cups total
-Food processor
Then basically measuring cups, a pot, a jug for the finished juice.

First juice your lemons. You want to get 3/4 cup of juice.
And then cut up your strawberries and toss them in the food processed and purée them till there are no more chunky bits
Then in a pot, add the lemon juice, 1/2 cup of water the strawberry purée and 1/3 cup of honey. Stir it up real good and heat on med-hi. Bring the mixture just to a boil.
Pour it into,a juice jug with another 3-4 cups of,water depending on your taste preference, chill and

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I was a bit hesitant as this was my first time using honey as an actual sweetener… But this is definitely the best lemonade EVER!…. not to mention I added a little vodka in there… Ciroc Vodka which is made from grapes rather than wheat like most vodkas! it’s ok to indulge in a drink every once in a while!

🙂