Tex Mex Chicken Wings

Sometimes simply easy meals are just the best! These were super easy Tex Mex wings.  Are you ready, it’s really complicated…

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 x packet taco seasoning (everyone seems to have one of these hanging around in the pantry!)
  • fresh lime juice
  • oil
  • Mix above in small bowl
  • Pour and coat chicken wings
  • Cook in oven for approx 40 minutes

….dinner done and pretty tasty!

spicy wings with blue cheese sauce

Been thinking about this old favourite lately and finally found the recipe. MUST make this dude again. Spicy wingy goodness!

Ingredients

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
  • 6-8 chicken wings
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) bourbon whiskey (a great alternative is to use a Honey Bourbon!)
  • 2 teaspoons red Tabasco pepper sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Optional splash of your favourite hot chilli sauce to spice things up

Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 75g (1/4 cup) light sour cream
  • 65g (1/4 cup) mayonnaise
  • 80g Castello blue cheese, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed

Discard the tips from each chicken wing. Cut the wings in half at the joint and place, in a single layer, in a shallow large glass or ovenproof dish.

Combine the maple syrup, bourbon, Tabasco sauce, garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper in a jug. Pour over the chicken and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 6 hours to marinate.
Definitely needs a nice marinating period

Preheat oven to 200°C. Remove the wrap. Bake in oven, turning occasionally, for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the chicken is golden and how you like it.

Meanwhile, to make the blue cheese sauce, place the sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese, lemon juice and garlic in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth.
I think it’s best with this to add in half of the blue cheese first to see how much you like and then keep adding to taste.

Transfer chicken to a serving platter and serve with the sauce.

almond meal & sultana cookies

Almond meal cookies

Trying to be healthy when you have a craving for sweet food can be quite tricky and baking a cake really just seems way too hard (yup!), as much as you want it.

These Almond meal & sultana biscuits are a quick little fix – surprisingly easy, really tasty and super adaptable to whatever you have in the house.  We have used sultana, craisins and goji berries and each of them work so well.  The goji berries were our personal favourite.  But you seriously could use any addition, cacao nibs, berries or heck, why not more nuts…

The perfect little dairy and gluten free snack!

Almond meal and sultana biscuits
adapted from allrecipes.com

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 large eggs (at room temp if you can)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sultanas or goji berries

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F). Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Mix almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt together in a bowl; stir in coconut oil until fully combined. Stir eggs and honey into almond flour mixture until a dough ball forms. Scoop dough using dessert spoon and roll into small balls.  Arrange on the baking paper and slightly press down to create a biscuit shape.

Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.  Eat….straight away – they are so good!

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