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Individual Cookie Treat – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe that I modified from one I saw over at La Creative De La Fille. I was skeptical when I first saw it, but after trying it, I was impressed! If yours does not come out exactly as you had hoped, try a different mug or less cooking time. Eventually you will find the perfect combination.

Individual Cookie Treat
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 Tbsp. White Sugar
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
3 Drops of Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 c. Flour
2 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips

Use microwave to melt butter in a small microwave safe bowl. To the butter add white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla, mixing well. Whisk in salt & yolk. Add in flour and mix until fully combined. Fold in Chocolate chips. Once everything is well mixed, put the dough into a microwave safe mug. I used a flatter mug meant for soup, you may want to try a few different mugs to see which ones work the best. Cook the dough in the microwave for 40 – 60 seconds, or until cooked. I did my first batch for over 60 seconds and the cookie was a little dry, I would suggest starting with a lower time and seeing what you get. Eat and enjoy!Happy eating!

Butter Cream Chicken – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

I made the is recipe the other night. When I read the recipe I wasn’t too sure about the cream sauce, but it ended up way better than I thought it would. The family deemed this meal a definite keeper. The recipe below is an adaptation from Jamie Cooks it Up.

Butter Cream Chicken
4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 1/2 Sleeves Ritz-Style Crackers, ground into crumbs
Olive Oil
1 c. Chicken Broth
4 Tbsp. Butter
1 c. + 2 Tbsp. Half and Half, divided
1/2 tsp. Thyme, dried
2 Tbsp. Flour
Salt and Pepper

Cut your chicken into chunks. Cut them so they are not too thick, I think I got about 6-8 pieces out of each breast. Place the ground crackers in a bowl and coat each chicken breast with the crumbs. In large skillet, heat up about 4-5 Tbsp. olive oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil is nice and hot, place the chicken pieces in the pan, cooking on each side for 4 to 5 minutes. Cook until both sides have nice color and chicken is cooked through. You will most likely have to cook the chicken in 2 batches, do not crowd the pan. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pan and place on a plate with paper towels on it. Pour the excess oil out of the pan, but be careful to leave all the yummy bits the chicken created. Add butter to the pan and allow to melt, before it turns brown add the chicken broth. Scrape the pan as the broth is warming to get all those lovely bits of flavor up. Whisk in 1 cup half & half and the thyme. In a separate cup whisk together the remaining half & half and the flour until you have a smooth slurry. Pour into the pan, whisking well. Bring mixture to a boil and allow to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once done, serve chicken pieces with sauce over it. I made this with a side of oven roasted potatoes.

Happy eating!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

It’s been a while since I tried something new, but I was in the mood today. If you are looking for more recipes, I have a lot on my Pinterest that I plan on making. All the recipes I pin are either already good for Feingold or are easily adapted to Feingold. Feel free to check out my boards and follow them. I add things as I find them! Here are my food related boards:

Edible for Breakfast
Edible Snacks
Edible for Lunch
Edible for Dinner
Edible on the Side
Edible for Dessert

Today I adapted a recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up. This recipe is similar to a chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with a few differences that I assume make it more oozey in the end.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Squares
2 1/8 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
12 Tbsp. Butter (1 1/2 Sticks)
1 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 c. White Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 Large Egg Yolk
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 c. Mini Chocolate Chips

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In a large microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter until melted (usually takes about 1 minute for my microwave, but they all vary). To this bowl add the brown sugar, white sugar, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Whisk well. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix until well combined. This will be a thick dough. Add the chocolate chips, folding them into the dough. Take a 9×13 inch pan with high sides and line it with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Press the dough into the pan, making sure to create one even layer. Bake for 24-28 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a cutting board using aluminum foil. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then cut and enjoy your treat!

Happy eating!

Pork Roast Part Deux – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

Sometimes I like to take a perfectly good recipe and make it better. Usually it works out for me, and occasionally it does not. Luckily this time it did!! I have updated the pork roast recipe for better flavor and made it a whole meal in and of itself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Pork Roast Part Deux
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
2 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Sage
1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1 Pork Loin Roast

3 c. Fresh Green Beans, ends removed & cut in half
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine garlic, oregano, salt, sage, and 1 Tbsp. canola oil in a small bowl and set aside. Rub bottom of roast with a drizzle of oil. Place in a roasting pan that has sides. Surround roast with cut green beans. Drizzle remaining canola oil over green beans and salt to taste. Cut butter into smaller pieces and place on green beans. Rub the spice mixture over the top of the roast. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Cook for 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove foil after about 50 minutes. Roast is ready when the middle reaches 160 degrees. Let stand 10-15 minutes.

Happy eating!

Streusel Pizza – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

Made this as a quickie breakfast this morning. Turned out great! This would also be great for a dessert.

Streusel Pizza
1 Ball of Pizza Dough
3/4 c. Flour
1/2 c. Brown Sugar, Packed
3/4 Tbsp. Cinnamon
5 Tbsp. Cold Butter, Cut Into Bits

1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Milk

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Roll dough out, try not to make it too thin. A thicker crust will taste much better in this case. In a medium bowl mix flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Cut butter in the mix using your hands or a fork. Sprinkle the topping onto your pizza crust. Bake in oven for 12 minutes. Half way through bake time, cover pizza with aluminum foil to prevent the topping from burning. In a small bowl mix powdered sugar with milk, starting with a tablespoon, adding more until you reach the desired consistency. Once pizza is baked, remove from oven and drizzle glaze over top. Cut and serve.

Happy eating!

Pancakes – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

I bought myself some kitchen items from Amazon to help make all this cooking easier. One of the items I picked up was a Presto Griddle. It is a nice big griddle that can make 9 pancakes at once! We are a small family, so we don’t need too many pancakes, but I wanted to be able to make pancakes and freeze them, so I thought this would make my life easier. I tried it out this morning and it worked beautifully. I adapted this recipe from All Recipes. It’s a double batch, perfect for freezing.

3 c. Milk
6 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
3 c. Flour
2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Eggs

Warm milk to about room temperature. Add melted butter to milk and set aside. In a large bowl sift dry ingredients together. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the eggs and wet ingredients. Mix well. Be sure to scrape the sides. Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter onto pan or griddle and smooth out. Brown on both sides and serve piping hot to the patiently waiting family. If you want to freeze the pancakes, lay in one layer on a cookie sheet and place in freezer. Once frozen, remove and store in large Ziploc bag.

Happy eating!

Butter Maple Syrup – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

I have a confession to make. I hate maple syrup. I live in the maple syrup capital of the world and I hate maple syrup. Yes, it’s true. It’s just way too sweet for me. I have never liked it. Now that we are doing Feingold though, maple syrup is the easiest syrup for us to use. Today I wanted to enjoy the pancakes I was making, so I decided to try something to make the maple syrup tolerable for me. This actually worked really well, and I really enjoyed eating it on my pancakes.

Butter Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 c. Maple Syrup

Combine the butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan until butter is melted and they are combined well.

Happy eating!

Brownies – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

We picked up some chocolate chips a while back and I decided that I wanted to make brownies with them. I haven’t had brownies in quite some time, so I was excited to be able to give them a try. I have adapted this recipe from one found at

16 Tbsp. Butter
8 oz. Chocolate Chips
4 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1 c. Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 c. Flour

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13×9 pan and set aside. Use a double boiler to melt chocolate and butter together, stir occasionally. If you do not have a double boiler you can use a small saucepan with an inch of water and a metal bowl placed on top. Boil the water first, then turn off heat and place bowl on top. In a separate medium bowl whisk eggs and then add in salt, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk well until fully combined. Add chocolate and butter mixture and combine well. Fold in flour, being sure to scrape sides. Once everything is well mixed, pour batter into greased pan and bake in oven for 45 minutes or until the top becomes glossy and the brownies have firmed up.

Happy eating!

Sugar Cookies – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

I was in the mood today for some type of cookie. I have had a few different recipes for sugar cookies pinned on Pinterest for a while now, so I decided to give one of those a whirl. I was happy to find that I had all the ingredients on hand, which made this a nice quick and easy project. I adapted this recipe from one posted by Lauren’s Latest.

Sugar Cookies
1/2 c. Butter, Soft
1 c. Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 c. + 2 Tbsp. Flour

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer or whisk to combine the butter and sugar. Mix until the combination softens up slightly. Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl and beat together well. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as you go to ensure everything gets in there. Once combined, add the dry ingredients and mix until fully integrated. Evenly space small dollops of cookie mix onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. The middle will seem slightly underdone, but it will firm up as it cools and will be a lovely, oh so yummy soft cookie. If you prefer a more stiff cookie, bake for 12 minutes.

Happy eating!

White Pizza – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

This recipe took me 2 tries to get it right, but now I can tell this will be a keeper for us, even once we can eat tomatoes again. I wasn’t sure that my boys would enjoy this as they usually do not like white pizza, but they couldn’t stop talking about it!! That is a big win for me. This recipe was inspired by a recipe posted at Full Bellies, Happy Kids. As a tip, I used the garlic that comes in the jars so I could also use a bit of the water that is infused with garlic.

White Pizza
1 Ball of Pizza Dough
2 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
1 tsp. Garlic, Minced
1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese, Grated
16 oz. Fresh Mozzarella, Grated
4 Slices Deli Ham, Diced (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. Spread pizza dough into an 1/8 inch crust on cookie sheet. Bake crust in oven for 10 minutes. Remove crust from stove. Do not try to loosen crust from pan at this point. If it is stuck in some places, it should loosen once the the pizza has completed cooking. Combine melted butter and garlic in a small bowl. Brush butter mixture generously over crust. Sprinkle with Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and ham using all of it. Finish baking in oven for 17 minutes or until cheese starts to brown slightly. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

Happy eating!

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