Five Ingredient Recipe For Easy Weeknight Enchiladas

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Chicken enchiladas are one of our old time favorite Mexican dishes, and over the years, we’ve learned a couple of things to make this classic really stand out. First, to keep the chicken feeling moist, we like to add some enchilada sauce to it, not a lot, about half cup a sauce for every 2 or 2- 1 / 2 cups of chicken. It really makes the difference in the enchilada’s flavor and texture, and second, it really helps to warm up the tortillas before sampling the enchiladas so they don’t split or crack as you roll them. Just wrap in paper towels and microwave for a minute or in foil and heat in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Watch the video to learn the rest of the helpful tips in this recipe.

 

Source: Quick & Easy Enchiladas

Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes Recipe

10 Servings 145 Calories

Ingredients

Directions

  • Prep 20 m

  • Cook 15 m

  • Ready In 35 m

  1. In a bowl, mix or sift together the rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, dry buttermilk powder, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum. Stir in eggs, water, and oil until well blended and few lumps remain.
  2. Heat a large, well-oiled skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Spoon batter onto skillet and cook until bubbles begin to form. Flip, and continue cooking until golden brown on bottom. Serve immediately with condiments of your choice.

A delicious gluten-free pancake made with rice flour that has a consistency and taste comparable to those made with wheat flour. (Could use for waffles by adding extra oil to batter.) 🙂

Source: Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Recipe

I love the taste of pumpkin and chocolate together. I think you will enjoy this recipe.

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 494 calories, 25 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin, beating well after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Divide batter in half. Stir melted chocolate into one portion. In a well-greased 10-in. fluted tube pan, sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans. Spoon chocolate batter over pecans; top with pumpkin batter. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
  3. Bake at 325° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p59

Source: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Recipe | Taste of Home

Homemade Melt-In-Your-Mouth Dark Chocolate Paleo Recipe

Homemade dark chocolate made with cocoa powder, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla is a melt-in-your-mouth treat and fits into the paleo lifestyle.

Ingredients

Directions

Gently melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla extract into melted oil until well blended. Pour mixture into a candy mold or pliable tray. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Source: Homemade Melt-In-Your-Mouth Dark Chocolate (Paleo) Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Spanish Rice Bake Recipe

Ground beef, fresh onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes and rice are simmered in a sweet-hot sauce then baked with Cheddar and garnished with fresh cilantro.

You could substitute the ground beef with ground turkey, ground chicken or ground pork.

Ingredients

Source: Spanish Rice Bake Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Lettuce Leaf Tacos Recipe – Cut Out The Carbs!

Seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, and bell pepper fill low-carb tacos wrapped in romaine lettuce instead of tortillas or taco shells for a lighter Mexican option.

  1. Cook and stir green bell pepper and yellow onion in a skillet over medium heat with olive oil and chicken broth until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cut up ground beef into small pieces; place into a separate skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef with taco seasoning until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  3. Sprinkle roma tomatoes with salt in a bowl. Place Cheddar cheese into a separate bowl.
  4. Fill each lettuce leaf with about 2 tablespoons beef filling; top with 1 to 2 teaspoons green pepper mixture, roma tomato, about about 1 1/2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese.

You could substitute ground beef and use ground turkey, chicken or even fish to make this recipe your own.

Source: Lettuce Leaf Tacos Recipe

Want a Happier Relationship? Do This One Thing Together Every Day

Want to know one simple way to make your relationship stronger? Of course you do. It might sound obvious, but according to a study published last week in Personal Relationships, couples who laugh together stay together. We mean this literally. Read on.

Psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill surveyed 71 couples who had been dating for an average of four years about the quality of their partnerships. Then, they taped them recounting how they first met. The more time couples spent laughing simultaneously during their story, the more highly they rated their relationship quality, closeness, and supportiveness. The study also found that women laughed more than men (tough crowd, eh?).

Beyond the obvious fact that laughter makes people happier, the act of laughing with your partner can be an act of encouragement—just as one-sided chuckling can be a sign that you don’t totally get each other’s humor. “We can all think of a time when we were laughing and the person next to us just sat there totally silent,” Laura Kurtz, one of the study’s authors, told TIME. “All of a sudden that one moment takes a nosedive. We wonder why the other person isn’t laughing, what’s wrong with them, or maybe what’s wrong with us, and what might that mean for our relationship.”

While it’s not clear if laughing together actually improves relationships or if happier couples just tend to laugh more at the same things, there’s no way it can hurt to try and make each other chuckle. As a bonus, laughter is good for your health. So next time your S.O. succumbs to a giggle fit or tells a silly joke, make an effort to join in. It won’t hurt you, and it might just do good things for your relationship.

By Suzannah Weiss

Source: Want a Happier Relationship? Do This One Thing Together Every Day

Quick Start Yoga For Weight Loss DVD with Suzanne Deason

Quick Start Yoga For Weight Loss DVD with Suzanne Deason

Quick Start Yoga For Weight Loss DVD with Suzanne Deason
The diet-free Quick Start Yoga for Weight Loss DVD with Suzanne Deason is designed to get you started with weight loss success. The workouts (DVD and audio CD) boost metabolism, shape lean muscle, and give you more energy. Features change-from-within bonus techniques to cultivate mind-body awareness that is necessary to make healthy, positive choices every day. Total run time: 50 minutes. Click to view Suzanne Deason’s entire DVD collection. Quick Start Yoga for Weight Loss DVD with Suzanne Deason.

Quick Start Yoga For Weight Loss DVD with Suzanne Deason