Kitchen

Lemon Herb Coconut Cream Chicken

Hello, all.

Today I was craving a new dish, something I don’t normally make for the hubby and I, so I took a look around the pantry and the fridge, and based on what we had, this is what I came up with. Lemon herb coconut cream chicken and summer veggies on the side! This dish is SO delicious and special diet friendly as always.

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Lemon Herb Coconut Cream Chicken

Ingredients:

-2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

-1 lemon

-1 yellow onion

-olive oil

-1 can coconut milk

-1 tsp dried parsley

-1 tsp garlic powder

-1 tsp dried thyme

-salt

-pepper

 

  1. Place chicken breasts in a bowl of cold water and 1 tsp salt for an hour to brine. This will help the flavor of the dish!
  2. In a nonstick skillet, add onion, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic, and thyme. Drizzle olive oil and cook on medium heat until onion is starting to brown.
  3. Add brined chicken breasts face down in the skillet. Add a little oil if necessary. Cook chicken breasts for 7 minutes, or until the internal temp is 165. Flip halfway through.
  4. Take chicken out and set on a plate, leave the onion and herb mix in the skillet. Place skillet back on medium heat, add all the cream and 1/3 of the liquid from a can of coconut milk, and the juice of 1 lemon. Bring mixture to a boil, while stirring with a wooden spoon. (Scrape the bottom of the skillet while stirring to get all the flavor!)
  5. Once the mixture is brought to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add the chicken breasts back in the pan and let the sauce simmer with the chicken for about 5-7 minutes.
  7. Pour the sauce and chicken into a ramekin and garnish with extra herbs and lemon slices.

Bon appetit!

I served my chicken with sauteed green beans, local yellow squash, and some quinoa.

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Let me know how yall enjoy this recipe!

 

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Baby

How to Start Cloth Diapering

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I’ve always wanted to cloth diaper any kids that we have. There are many reasons for that! My mom used cloth for my siblings, so I’m pretty used to it. Also, I really cringe at the thought of my baby sitting in bleached chemical filled fibers all day. Unfortunately, I did not get to start my journey of using cloth diapers with Zeke as soon as I wanted because, well, he was a preemie, and in the NICU the go-to is Pampers. My poor babe would get diaper rashes and I could not wait for him to grow and get home so we could use cloth. I had some normal size pocket diapers by Alva Baby that were given to me, but they were too big for him, so my family helped me out by getting me some preemie size and some local mamas helped me as well, selling me some used newborn size and one mama even let me borrow the stash she used for her precious little girl. (Zeke is totally going to rock some pink floral cloth diapers.) I have a pretty good mix of different kinds of diapers, and I am still learning all the different styles. Here is a glimpse of some of my stash for Zeke:

 

Anyways, with this mix of new/used diapers I knew I needed to wash the used and strip the new, so why not do it all together?  I know I am probably not doing this how some mamas would, using specific laundry detergent and what not, but due to my allergies and sensitivities we will be using two of the most versatile (and Jenny-friendly) cleaners known to mankind- Dawn dishsoap and Borax!

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My first step was to separate all the inserts and covers and throw them in the washer that way everything got washed evenly.

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Next I added about 1/2 cup Borax and a big swirl of Dawn. (sorry for not being exact)

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I washed the diapers on heavy duty, hot water. After this cycle was done, I put the washer on two extra rinse cycles to get all the Dawn out.

After the diapers are done, put them in the dryer on high.

Now you are ready to cloth diaper!

Update:

My little man is loving his cloth! We have been putting all the dirties in a wet bag from Alva Baby, and using wet wipes to wipe what we can of the poop out before putting them in the wet bag. I washed the first load of soiled diapers today and used the same wash settings as above and they are all clean. I do notice some slight stains but from what other mamas have told me I think I can fix it by laying them out in the sun. I will update this post after I try it! For now, enjoy cloth diapering your babies and enjoy this picture of my little fluffy butt!

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