Tagged: kid-friendly food

Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls for the Ninja Cooking System are a rich & flavorful Asian-inspired fix-it-and-(almost)-forget-it easy dinner. 0

Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls {Ninja Cooking System}

I could eat Asian-inspired meals every day. The flavors from nearly all the regions agree with me, and I have a particular affinity for Japanese cuisine. Since I love it so much, I actually went a stretch of 6 consecutive birthdays celebrating with dinner at the Hibachi grill. So it’s no surprise that Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls are a dinner favorite in the Williams’ household. I love using the Ninja Cooking System to slow cook a roast because now my roasts always get seared first. Searing the meat before slow cooking adds a depth to the flavor profile. But I used...

Ham, Red Pepper, Brussels Sprouts & Potato Gratin Casserole is a delicious, cheesy comfort food dinner dish made in the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Ham, Red Pepper, Brussels Sprouts & Potato Gratin Casserole {Ninja Cooking System}

I’ve been on a tiny comfort food kick lately. A loaded potato gratin in the Ninja Cooking System sounded like a fantastic idea every time I had to take our new puppy out for frigid potty breaks last week. So I put together a potato gratin casserole with ham, red pepper, and brussels sprouts. Instant comfort, warm happy bellies in our house. I’m a “from scratch” kinda person in the kitchen, but I prefer to make dishes that don’t require a ton of time. If it weren’t for my mandoline slicer, who knows how long I’d have been slicing 3 pounds of...

Chicken, Brown Rice & Broccoli Lettuce Cups in the Ninja Cooking System is a healthy, clean eating Asian fusion recipe for main dish dinner or small plates. 0

Chicken, Brown Rice & Broccoli Lettuce Cups {Ninja Cooking System}

Sometimes Cooper surprises me. The boy hated mac & cheese until he turned five and he won’t eat mashed potatoes to save his life. But when we put these Chicken, Brown Rice & Broccoli Lettuce Cups in front of him for dinner, he ate three of them. Could be that we told him to eat them like a taco (one of his favorite foods). IDK. The fact that Cooper likes these is great news to me, since they are loaded with lean protein, veggies, and whole grain brown rice. He didn’t even complain about the broccoli! Funny story about Cooper. If he’s served...

This recipe is similar to the Ninja Cooking System recipe for spaghetti & meatballs, but instead we've used whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce. 0

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Meat Sauce in the Ninja Cooking System

I love using the Ninja Cooking System for pasta. It makes cleanup easy and I can get on to enjoying my family with their happy, full bellies. The second recipe in the Ninja Cooking System cookbook shows how to make spaghetti and meatballs in 30 minutes flat. But I quickly figured out a recipe adjustment so I could serve whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce. We do love meatballs, but we’re used to eating meat sauce with our spaghetti. And this is one of those dishes where the whole wheat pasta isn’t quite as noticeable because of the flavorful sauce....

The Medieval Times dinner shows may be a little silly, but they serve up a wickedly delicious Medieval dinner. Perfectly seasoned roasted meats and vegetables that you can eat with your hands! 0

Roasted Medieval Dinner ♛ {Whole30 Compliant}

I’m looking at the picture of my Whole30 compliant Roasted Medieval Dinner, and I just realized that I put a glass of wine in the setting. Oh well! That’s because I’ve been making this meal long before I knew what Whole30 even was. I guess I get bonus points for developing Whole30 recipes with my eyes closed, right? I’ve actually been making this meal since 2013. It was shortly after I returned from a business trip to Orlando that I became obsessed with replicating the meal I had at one of those silly Medieval Times dinner shows. I’d never been...

Poblano Joes is a fresh, clean-eating twist on the all-time classic favorite, Sloppy Joes! Use chiles from the garden for a special treat. 0

Poblano Joes ★ Clean-Eating Version of the Sloppy

I’ve been making a Biggest Loser recipe called Sexy Joes for a few years now. It’s delicious and lower on calories—mainly because it uses ground chicken in place of ground beef. It calls for chile sauce, though. And I can’t seem to find a decently-priced bottle of chile sauce that embodies my clean-eating ideals (i.e. isn’t loaded with high fructose corn syrup). I used ground beef in my Poblano Joes recipe to make it closer to the classic sloppy joes sandwich that everyone loves. However, you could easily switch the beef out for ground chicken. Then let’s call it Sexy...

Whether it's a snack, lunch, or a light dinner, here you'll find 9 recipes for serving two that are perfectly proportioned and quick to make. 0

Quick Recipes for Serving Two Created for Grace Church

I recently created a series of recipes for serving two to be posted on my church’s blog. If you ever attend a service at Grace Church, you may hear about the Way of Discipleship. It is an intentional, time-bound relationship focused on learning and embracing 11 practices essential to following Jesus Christ. It’s one person walking with another on their journey of learning about these essential practices. Two people. Sometimes, these two people like to eat when they meet together. You’ll find plenty of examples of sharing meals and breaking bread in the Bible. Eating together is a wonderful way to...

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread is a flavorful accompaniment for meals or a great addition to a spread of small plates—and is done in 5 minutes! 0

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread

Quick is a kitchen virtue, especially when you have life conditions such as children or a full time job. Recipes like Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread are indeed virtuous. We love to have toasted garlic bread with meals like spaghetti or lasagna. Until I started using MealBoard and added the garlic bread as an ingredient in my recipe file, I would constantly forget to pick up the garlic bread. Seriously, like every time. I had to develop a last-minute method to remedy my mistake, so I would put together a garlicky butter spread that I’d put on slices of sandwich bread...

Simple 4-ingredient Cucumber Salad 0

Simple 4-ingredient Cucumber Salad

I used to love this cucumber salad because it was delicious. I still make it because it tastes good, but I also love it now because it reminds me of my dad. It reminds me of some of the best times. My mom and dad taught me how to garden when I was young. We always grew cucumbers and zucchini, and I remember plucking them out of the garden. We often made this cucumber salad just minutes after coming in from harvesting. One of the best things about family recipes is that, even if you’ve lost a part of your...

Michelle's Favorite Recipe Review for January 2015 0

Michelle’s Monthly Favorite Recipes for January 2015

Need some new recipe ideas? I’ve always got my eye out for the next big thing. I also use the MealBoard app for efficient meal planning, and I surf many of the sites that connect and import directly through the MealBoard app. These are some of my recent favorite recipes, and I’m giving a review about what I like, what I didn’t like, and how I adjusted. Favorite Recipes This Month Wendy’s Chili Copycat Food.com Fast food is typically not in my eating rotation these days, but it’s usually chili from Wendy’s when I do grab something. I love the flavor....