So with all this talk of beets lately (had to bring this pic back friends haha 😛 )
….and because I think am ready to venture out to a new beet dish idea (don’t know if any of these will top the balsamic/feta/onion/beet combo – but I’m willing to give it a shot)
….I’ve found a few recipes on CookingLight.com to make using our beet friends! 🙂 You just may be seeing one of these in the near future, who knows?
Well, anywho, my workout with Elise was a yoga-riffic as usual… and the new jigsaw mats (firm but cushioned, ahhh yes!) in the exercise room are awesome paired with my new yoga mat ! Twas a great workout, feelin’ calm & lean 😉
Onto what we all are craving, dinner!
Tonight was planned to be an easier night in the ol’ kitchen for this lady since I knew I may not get home til later… so what else than chicken sausages w/ peppers & onions (this was The Man’s one request this week) and some easy peasy saffron rice 🙂
Before we get started friends, check out some great facts about these fantastic Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Sausages! that I have recently fallen in love with!
- All natural (!!)
- 70% less fat than traditional pork sausages
- No nitrates, nitrites, or artificial flavors
Plus they’re are available in 12 flavors (some fully cooked) yea, woah! 🙂
- Sweet Apple (had these the other night, they are to die for!)
- Sweet Italian
- Roasted Garlic
- Roasted Pepper & Asiago
- Spicy Jalapeno (did someone say chili?!)
- Teriyaki Ginger
- Sundried Tomato & Basil
- Spinach & Feta
- Buffalo Style
- Mango Chipotle
- Buffalo Style (ummm The Man may be in heaven if I can find these!)
- Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage
- Country Style Breakfast Sausage
- Wild Blueberry Breakfast Sausage (need to find this now!)
Pretty impressive?! I found these at Kroger, however they didn’t have each flavor listed on the website but I am going to be on the hunt for more of these around town fo’ sure!
K – so here goes
Step 1 – Chop up the peppers & onions (I like larger pieces for this dish) and saute them in some EVOO (1 tblsp is ALL you need folks!) for about 25 minutes on medium to medium-high until they are soft and tender, stirring occasionally. Remember to add some water if they start to stick a lil’ (lowfat trick!) and always salt/pepper for flavor 🙂
Merry Christmas? 😉
Step 2: Slice up the fully cooked sausages and brown them up in a pan (spray with cooking spray) for about 6 minutes over medium heat
Then, once the onions and peppers have started to caramalize, throw the cooked sausages in and mix together – flava fiesta! 🙂
Ummm friends – these chicken sausages are SO GOOD!! They beat TJ’s – and you know I am serious if I say that 🙂
Alongside I made this Mahatma saffron yellow rice, which if you haven’t tried before please go do so now! An ex-boyfriend (shhh don’t tell The Man 😦 ) introduced me to this fancy sounding product and I have never gone back peeps. It is SO FLAVORFUL and literally costs like $1 in the store, no jokes here.
Check out the brilliant yellow color – boo yah! I had some leftover chicken broth from the other night, so made it using this for extra oomph (like it needed it?)
I knew that rice had to be topped with some of my main man Tom Leonard’s fresh salsa (omg so good)
Could these ingredients get any better – I think not!
And some RF sour cream of course 🙂
All together now!
Things that make me fall in love with a weeknight (or any) meal = healthy, delicious, fresh, easy, fast…. you catch my drift friends 😉
So tomorrow I am meeting up with an old friend for lunch, we are tying a new place called Noodles & Company. I would love to know if anyone has been to one of these, and if so, any recommendations?! You can see their menu here – looks like they gots lots o’ variety!
Alright, I gotta go watch the Yankees get a beat down the Yankees/Angels game and some trashy MTV as well – The Man is playing video games downstairs so Lucy Dog and me are camping out and having some quality gal time 😉
Have a wonderful evening you awesome friends and see you tomorrow for humpday!