Month: August 2020

Pesto Chicken Alfredo

Pesto Chicken Alfredo

Sunday dinners have become a new tradtion here at our house. Why use the dining room table for only the holidays? Our oldest daughter gets excited for Sunday dinners because she is my sous chef in the kitchen. She enjoys helping me prepare the meal 

Basil & Spinach Pesto

Basil & Spinach Pesto

Basil & Spinach Pesto

Who doesn't love pesto? Its such a wonderful thing! The only thing i dont enjoy is the amount of oil and nuts that are usually in a standard pesto recipe. So i made a nice lightened version with some veggies snuck in for good measure!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, lunch, Pasta, pesto, salad

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Fresh Basil
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Spinach
  • 1/4 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Minced garlic
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice on one lemon
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil
  • 1 Oune Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine everything into a food processor or blender and season with salt and pepper to taste

Notes

Chefallieskitchen.com
This recipe yeilds 2 Cups
2 Cups – 10 WW POINTS
1 Cup – 5 WW POINTS
1/2 Cup – 3 WW POINTS
1/4 Cup – 1 WW POINT
Chef Allie’s Sunday Sauce

Chef Allie’s Sunday Sauce

Chef Allie’s Sunday Sauce

A delicious tomato sauce made with love! Started in the morning preparing this sauce with tomatoes from our garden and was able to enjoy later with a yummy pasta dish for Sunday dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner, lunch, Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: marinara, pasta sauce, sauces, tomato sauce

Ingredients

  • 10 Medium Tomatoes ( No Skin ) – Instrustions below
  • 1 1/2 Cups Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Onions Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • Balsamic vinegar Splash
  • 1 TBSP Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried parsely
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh basil Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start by gathering or buying 10 tomatoes
  • Get a big pot of water to a boil
  • Core them and then slilce an " X" on the bottom to score it with a knife
  • Get an ice bath ready ( Bowl of mostly ice and enough water to cover ice )
  • Place half the tomatoes into the boiling water for 90 seconds
  • Put immediately into ice bath
  • Do the rest of the tomatoes
  • Dump water out of pot and place back on stove. Heat off
  • Once all tomatoes are in the ice bath for a few minutes, remove one at a time and slide the skin right off. Place back into large pot.
  • On the side, place the grape tomatoes ( Skin on ) in a pan with a little bit of avoado oil spray. Once they have roasted for a few minutes add the chopped onions and cook until translucent
  • Add chopped onions and balsamic vinegar
  • Mash the skinned tomatoes and add grape tomatoes and onions into large pot. Take either a hand held masher or immersion blender and mash and or blend tomatoes and onions ( if you do not have an immersion blender you can use a regular blender and blend then pour back into pot )
  • Season tomatoes with salt , pepper, italian seasoning, oregano , parsley and fresh basil.
  • Place on low and or simmer for 2-3 hours until the tomatoes thichen into a wonderful sauce.
  • You can either keep it as a thick sauce or add water, chicken stock or vegetable sauce to loosen.
  • Season if needed with more salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Chef Allie’s Instagram Page   
This “Sunday sauce ” is ZERO WW Points
Chefallieskitchen.com
 

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Comfort food is the best kind of food!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: comfort food, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword: comfort food, mashed potatoes, shepherds pie

Equipment

  • Stove top
  • Oven
  • Cast Iron pan

Ingredients

  • Avocado oil spray
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 2 Pounds 96/4 Ground beef
  • 2 tsp Flavor God Everything but the salt seasoning ( Site linked in notes)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 15 oz can Corn No salt added
  • 1 1/2 Cups Frozen peas Defrosted
  • 1 Packet Brown gravy Short cut, or make your own
  • Spray Butter
  • Parsley to garnish

10 Cups of Mashed potatoes ( Ingredients below )

  • 8-10 Small/Medium Potatoes Peeled & Cooked
  • 3 TBSP Land O Lakes light butter with canola oil
  • 1/2 Cup Fat free half and half
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted chicken broth
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Garlic salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  • First get your potatoes cooked. I usually peel, place in cold water on stove, bring to boil add salt to boiling water and cooked until fork tender. Strain and then mash
  • While potatoes are cooking spray your pan ( I used my cast iron ) with some avocado oil spray and saute the onions until translucent
  • Add your ground beef, seasonings and cook until browned
  • Once potatoes are cooked and mashed, add half & half, chicken broth, garlic salt & butter. Season with more salt & pepper to taste. You can use a hand mixer, hand masher or put in and stan up mixer
  • Mix the corn and peas together and pour over the beef and onion mixture.
  • Once potatoes are done and nice and fluffy, scoop it on top of the peas and corn mixture
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes
  • While that is in the oven, get your gravy ready. Follow packet instructions
  • Once the shepherds pie is done baking in the oven, spray top with some spray butter and place back into the oven for about 10 minutes. If you;d like more brown & crispy on the top, turn on low broil
  • Drizzle gravy on top and garnish with parsley

Notes

chefallieskitchen.com
Flavor God Seasonings
Chef Allie’s Instagram
This pie can get portioned into 8-10 even servings like a pie
Serving 8:
Blue WW Plan – 10SP
Green WW Plan – 12SP
Purple WW Plan – 4SP
Serving 10:
Blue WW Plan – 8SP
Green WW Plan – 10SP
Purple WW Plan – 3SP