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Cornish Hen in Ninja Foodie Air Fryer

Cornish Hen

The other night, my husband and I were talking about using our Air Fryer a little more. We decided to try and make a Cornish Hen in it and to our surprise, it was absolutely amazing!!!! I thought that I would share our recipe with you which is not only easy to make but healthy too!!!

Ingredients:

1 Cornish Hen

Seasoning

Instructions:

Note: My husband and I have the Ninja Foodie and you may need to adjust the time and temperature if you are using a different type of Air Fryer.

1. Clean your Cornish Hen and then season it with your favorite seasoning.

2. Please the Cornish Hen in the Air Fryer pan.

3. Set your Air Fryer to 390 degrees.

4. Set your timer for 35 minutes.

5. After the timer goes off, take your Cornish Hen out of the Ninja Foodie and cut it on half. Make sure you use your pot holders to do this as the Air Fryer is very hot.

6. Place the halved Cornish Hen back in the pan and Set Temperture for 390 degrees and Set Timer for 6 minutes.

7. Once done, remove the Cornish Hen and turn off your Air Fryer.

Serve with a side salad or veggies and you will have a tasty and healthy meal!!!!

Here’s to your health!!!! πŸ™‚

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Health Benefits of Coffee β˜•

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things in the morning is having a cup of coffee. I love how it smells when it’s brewing as well as the taste. Now, the only things that I like to add to my coffee is Almond Milk with a dash of tumeric or cinnamon.

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, I tend to look for a couple health benefits to help you Achieve Complete Wellness. To my surprise, there are some amazing benefits to drinking a cup of coffee and below are a few of them.

1. It boosts energy levels and fights off fatigue.

2. It has antioxidants.

3. It supports heart health.

The one thing that I’ve learned throughout the years is that the oils from coffee beans hold the majority of the flavor and many filters stop the oils from going into your coffee. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend a French Press. Once you taste coffee from a French Press, you will never go back!!! It’s amazing!!

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The Joys of Fall – Apple Crisp Recipe

Homemade Apple Crisp

Finally, it’s beginning to feel like fall!!! The air is crisp, our Crape Myrtles are starting to lose their leaves and the Farmer’s Markets are closing for the season. One of my favorite things during this time of year is the phenomenal smell of baked apples in the oven!! The other night, I made a Homemade Apple Crisp using Cortland Apples!!! It was so good that I wanted to share my recipe with you.

Prepping the Apples

Ingredients

4 Medium Cooking Apples – I use Cortland Apples, but you can use whatever tart apple you like.

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Flour

1/2 Cup Old Fashion Oats

1/3 Cup Butter – Softened

3/4 Teaspoon of Nutmeg

3/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Instructions

1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is pre-heating, use Baking Pam or Butter to grease your pan. I use my 11 Γ— 7 inch Pyrex baking pan for this recipe.

2. Cut your apples and spread them around in your pan.

3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle them over your apples.

4. Bake for 30 minutes.

Apple Crisp is Done

I hope that you enjoy this recipe!!!

Here’s to making the best out of your fall!! πŸ‚πŸŽπŸ‚

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Puffed Pancake Recipe πŸ₯ž

It was a beautiful fall morning the other day and I wanted to cook a hearty breakfast for my husband. I decided on making a Puffed Pancake. The pancake itself is light and fluffy and all you do is mix the ingredients and bake in the oven.

Ingredients

Half-Stick Butter
3 eggs
3/4 cup almond milk
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Put half-stick of butter in a heavy baking dish (I use my Corning Ware Dish). Put pan in the oven the whole making the batter.
2. Mix 3 eggs in mixer until they are foamy.
3. Add the almond milk, flour and vanilla and blend ingredients.
4. While mixing the ingredients, check the pan periodically so the butter doesn’t burn & take hot pan out and roll the pan so the butter greases the pan.
5. Pour the batter into the hot pan and place it back in the oven.

6. Bake for 25 minutes until the pancakes is puffed and golden brown.

Enjoy!!!

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Mussels, Zucchini Pasta

Being Italian, pasta is in my blood!!!!! The problem is all those carbs and the older I get, the more I look for healthier options. The good news is that I’ve found an easy and simple replacement for pasta which is zucchini!!! I found that replacing pasta with twirled zucchini is a fantastic substitution and such a healthy alternative. Here’s a simple recipe that I made tonight for dinner and all you need on hand is:

1 Onion

3 Cloves of Garlic

6-7 Plum Tomatoes

Olive oil

1 Large Zucchini

1 Package of Frozen Mussels

1 Can of Drained Cannelli Beans

Italian Seasoning and Powdered Garlic

Instructions:

1. In a large pan, pour some olive oil and then add a diced onion and fresh garlic. Slowly saute them for a couple minutes on medium heat. Add chopped tomatoes and the cannelli beans and give it a stir.

2. Continue to cook on a medium heat. Add your mussls and seasonings to taste. Lastly, add the twirled Zucchini and stir.

3. Let the mixture cook on a low setting. From start to finish this recipe took 30 minutes.

My husband and I really loved this recipe and hope that you will enjoy it too!!!! Here’s to healthy eating!!!!

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Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Happy Fall!!! πŸ‚ It a little cooler today and the leaves are starting to fall off the trees. Now that fall is here, I can’t help but think of all my favorite fall recipes that I like to make. Of course, I love cooking and baking with pumpkin and the good news is that pumpkin has several health benefits. Β 

1. Pumpkin is a nutrient dense food and it is full of vitamins and minerals but they are also low on calories. Β 

2. Pumpkin is rich in fiber, which slows digestion and gives you the feeling of being full. Β In just one cup of pumpkin, there are seven grams of fiber.
3. Pumpkin is a good source of zinc.
4. Pumpkin flesh and the seeds are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, including beta-carotene and other carotenoids.
5. Pumpkin is great for your skin too!!

As the season progresses, I will post some of my favorite recipes such as my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and so on. Feel free to let me know your favorite pumpkin recipe!! πŸ‚

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Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

I just love fall!! Now I know that technically it is not here yet, but I’m starting to get excited about the change of season.  Yesterday, we noticed that the leaves on some of the trees in our area are beginning to change colors. 🍁 Football season has started, there is a slightly cooler breeze in the air and I have started making some of my favorite fall recipes. So, if you like pancakes, you are going to love this Pumkin Pancake Recipe. It is light, tastes wonderful and really easy to make. Let me know what you think if you make it this season.

1. Whisk together: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour; 2 tablespoons sugar; 2 teaspoons baking powder; 1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt; 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg; and a pinch of ground cloves. 

2. In a different bowl, stir together 1 cup almond coconut milk, 6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1 egg. 

3. Fold mixture into dry ingredients. 

4. Spray skillet with a non-stick spray. Pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side. Makes 8 to 10 pancakes. 

Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!! 

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Blueberry Pancakes Anyone?Β 

The other morning, I realized that we had a bunch of blueberries in our refrigerator so I decided to make blueberry pancakes for breakfast.  Now this was the first time I’ve ever made them but they tasted so amazing that I wanted to share my recipe with you!!! Enjoy!! 

Ingredients
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 stick butter or margarine, melted and cooled

Approximately 1 cup almond milk

1 cup fresh or thawed and drained frozen blueberries (about 8 per pancake)

Directions
1. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. 

2. Lightly beat the eggs then whisk them into the flour mixture. 

3. Combine the butter and 1 cup of almond milk in the medium bowl then gradually whisk this mixture into the batter. If the batter batter is too thick, add a little more milk.

4. Heat your griddle and season it so the pancakes won’t stick to the bottom. 

5. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle to form a pancake. Drop 7 or 8 blueberries on each pancake. 

6. Cook until bubbles form and then flip them. The pancakes are best served immediately & they may be kept warm in a low (200 degree F) oven until all the batter has been cooked.