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Sweet and Sour Chicken – Feingold Diet Stage 2 Recipe

I haven’t tried a new recipe in a while, in fact I have kind of been in a food slump lately. I haven’t really been cooking many meals at all. Tonight I was in the mood to cook, so I planned on making my Pork Roast and green beans. However, I discovered that my green beans had been in the fridge too long and weren’t good anymore. So I quickly had to improvise. Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand to make a recipe I have been wanting to try for a while. It’s from Life as a Lofthouse. I modified the recipe a bit, I hope it tastes as good as it sounds! Since this has ketchup this is considered a Stage 2 recipe.

Sweet and Sour Chicken
3-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1/2 Tbsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1 c. Flour
2 Eggs
1/8 c. Water
1/4 c. Vegetable Oil
3/4 c. Sugar
4 Tbsp. Ketchup
1/2 c. White Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. Garlic Salt

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse chicken and cut into cubes. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in one bowl. In a second bowl whisk eggs and water together. Add oil to skillet and heat to medium high. Dip chicken pieces in flour mixture and then in the egg mixture. Cook in skillet until lightly browned, but not cooked all the way through. Remove chicken from skillet, and place in a lightly greased, 9×13 baking dish. Whisk sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt together in separate bowl. Pour mixture over chicken. Cook in oven for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes.

Happy eating!
Rachel

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!
Rachel

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!
Rachel

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!
Rachel

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

Glaze
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!
Rachel

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.

Pancakes
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!
Rachel

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 PublicRadio.org.

Brownies
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!
Rachel

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!
Rachel

Pizza Dough – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

This is a great pizza dough. I have used it twice now, and it has not disappointed. I adapted a recipe I found on Full Bellies, Happy Kids to work in the bread maker. If you don’t have a bread maker though, head on over there to see how she makes it without one. This recipe makes two dough balls. One for now, and one for later!

Pizza Dough
1 c. Warm Water
2 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Canola Oil
3 c. Flour
2 1/4 tsp. Active Dry Yeast
1 Tbsp. Honey (or sugar)

Add all items to your bread maker in the order indicated in your manual. Set bread maker to dough setting and let it run. Once it is finished, split dough into two balls. You can freeze this dough for up to 6 months. When you are ready to use a frozen dough, defrost a ball overnight in your fridge. Then take out of fridge 3 hours before cooking. Place in a clean bowl, and set aside to allow to rise slightly again.

Happy eating!
Rachel

Chicken Gravy – Feingold Diet Stage 1 Recipe

For the chicken I made tonight I needed a chicken gravy, but I didn’t have any on hand. I looked around the pantry and came up with this quick fix.

Chicken Gravy
2 c. Chicken Broth
1 Tbsp. Flour
Salt & Pepper to Taste

In a small saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. When it is warm (but not boiling yet), scoop out about half a cup of the broth. Use a fork to whisk the flour into this. Pour mixture back into saucepan and whisk well. Boil for 30 seconds or until thickened.

Happy eating!
Rachel

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