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Does roasting a whole chicken seem intimidating to you?

That is the response I get from most people when I ask them why they don’t do it. They just don’t know how. Well, I am here to solve that!

I have been cooking up lots of roast chickens to master the easiest recipe just for you. It is actually much easier than cooking any other piece of the chicken on its own, plus it tastes way better! You get deliciously crispy skin with this recipe, which any “good” dietitian would tell you to throw away … but I won’t do that. I love it (don’t tell).

The only thing you need when roasting a whole chicken is a bit more time to cook it (~1.5 hrs). So yes, you have to plan a bit! Or, you can butterfly the chicken (cut out its backbone and flatten it) to cut the cooking time in half (40-50 min).  Here’s a video that shows you how to do that.

Roast Chicken

ohsheglows

Oh She Glows Cookbook – Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

Author: Angela Liddon
List Price: $29
Pages: 314

I (along with about half a million others) have always been a huge lover of Angela Liddon’s blog — so I was super excited to get her new cookbook! There is just something so great about having an actual book to look at vs a screen.

Her recipes and photography are outstanding! They are all vegan recipes but they are very easily adapted — so if you’re not vegan you will still love this book.

Angela starts her book out with the story of how she got to where she is today. Including telling readers about her 10 year struggle with an eating disorder. She talks about her shift from low-calorie diet foods (more chemicals than real food if you ask me) to a wholesome, plant-based diet. That’s when she started to GLOW!

Angela holds a Master of Social Psychology but was unfulfilled working as a researcher. After a while she quit and opened a bakery. Talk about a career change. Angela published her cookbook and had a baby this year. She certainly lives an eventful life.

Ok, so now you know a bit about the author, back to the book.

peanut butter cookie dough bite

What’s for dinner??

If answering this question causes you daily stress then being prepared with ready-to-go versatile ingredients in your fridge/freezer can be a great asset!

Making caramelized onions takes time and effort that many of us are not willing to put in after a day at work. Until I started making them in my slow-cooker I rarely had them on hand. I am much too impatient for that. Now they have become somewhat of an addiction… they make so many meals so much better, I just can’t go without them anymore!

What have a I been using these deliciously sweet, flavorful morsels on?



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