Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another Kid Friendly Dinner Favorite

Do you ever feel like you have just won a gold medal when dinner is devoured by your child? I do! Kids are honest and do not hide their love or hate for anything. Whenever Oliver eats a meal that is accompanied by little talking, but lots of "mmm's" and requests for more, I know have a winner!

A couple night's ago was one of those nights. It was one of my typical recipe to measurements to adhere to...just a little experimenting. This can sometimes be disastrous but it happened to work out this time! It reminded me of Kalua pork from Hawaii.

I put a pork butt in the slow cooker, with some chopped onions and sliced carrots. I mixed together some of Wildtree's Apple Cranberry Jam (one of my favorites!), a little CA Garlic Pepper, a couple dashes of  Teriyaki Sauce (or GF Tamari), and a little brown sugar. Mixed it all up with a little homemade stock and poured it over the pork. Cooked it low and slow until it was tender and served it with brown rice and sauteed zucchini. It was absolutely delicious!!! There wasn't much leftover but what was made a great lunch the next day!

To order any of the Wildtree products to make this meal (Apple Cranberry, CA Garlic Pepper, or Teriyaki Sauce) please go to

'Around the World' Freezer Meal Bundle

'Around the World' with Wildtree
The meals in this bundle are absolutely delicious!!!
So far the Asian Flank Steak and Italian Herb Crusted Pork Chops have been kid approved by my 7 year old who has had multiple servings of each.

When you purchase this bundle you will receive 7 Wildtree products and 10 recipes as well as side dish suggestions. You can also tailor it to your family's taste preference by ordering either the regular or spicy version.

Regular Version
Natural Grapeseed Oil
**Teriyaki Sauce
Thai Sesame Sun Butter Sauce
Garlic Galore
Sweet Onion Spread
**Adobo Seasoning
Hearty Spaghetti Blend

Spicy Version
Natural Grapeseed Oil
**Pacific Fusion
Thai Sesame Sun Butter Sauce
Garlic Galore
Sweet Onion Spread
**Fajita Blend
Hearty Spaghetti Blend

Recipes Included:
Bangkok Chicken Satay w/Thai Sesame Sun Butter Dipping Sauce
Sesame Fusion Chicken
Fajita Pulled Pork
Italian Herb Crusted Pork Chops
Hungarian Beef Goulash
Asian Flank Steak
Spicy Thai Sun Butter Chicken
Zesty Citrus Chicken
Crockpot Swiss Steak
Green Chicken Burritos

The Around the World Bundle costs $64.50 plus shipping. To order please contact me at You can also check out these products (and many more) at but you must order the bundle through me directly.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 2012 Specials

Spring is about to be Sprung...
and Wildtree has brought a little luck to the month of March by creating three 1/2 price bundles that celebrate March Madness, Crockpots and a 10 Day Menu Planner.

Wildtree has once again created a bundle that goes with their NEW 10 Day Menu Planner, This is a concept they introduced in February and it was such a hit, they created an all new planner for March!

Order the 'Meals in Minutes' bundle and receive the following recipes:
Waldorf Chicken Wrap
Basil Pesto Pizza
Creamy Pesto Linguine
Creamy Caesar Pasta Salad
Greek Pastitsio
Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Rosemary Sauce
Lemon Rosemary Roasted Cornish Hens
Garlic Roasted Vegetables
Prosciutto Panini with Lemon Rosemary Aioli
Grilled Caesar Salad
Greek Sliders
Spend $50 or more and get ANY of these items 50% Off.
AND… there is no limit to how many bundles you can order… so stock up!
When you spend $100, you will get 2 of the items at 50% off. Spend $150, get 3 items, etc!

Meals in Minutes Bundle ~ $35.75
(1/2 price on the 10 Day Meal Planner!)
(Regularly $71.50)
Classic Caesar Dressing Mix
 Sweet Onion Spread
Lemon Rosemary Blend
Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
Basil Pesto Blend
 Opa! Greek Seasoning
Garlic & Herb Blend
So Quick & Easy Pizza Mix
 Hot Chili Pepper & Garlic

Crockpot Bundle ~ $28.50
(Regularly $57) 
Rancher Steak Rub
 Hearty Turkey & Barley Stew
Home Style Beef Stew Sauce
Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce
Jumpin' Jambalaya
Lemon Pepper Blend
Fast & Flavorful Dry Brine

March Madness Appetizer Bundle ~ $28
(Regularly $56)

Blazin’ Buffalo Dip
Fiesta Salsa Mix
Guacamole Seasoning
 Dill Dip Blend
 Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix
Red Bell Pepper & Garlic Blend
Garlic & Herb Blend

Please use the following SKU numbers when checking out in order to receive the discounted price.
10 Day menu Planner Bundle – 90162
Crockpot Bundle – 90160
March Madness Bundle – 90161

To place an order go to

Friday, March 16, 2012

April's Freezer Meal Bundle

Can’t make it to the Freezer Meal Workshop but still want to save time, money & stress? Then purchase the Figure Friendly Menu bundle and receive all the recipes, cooking directions, side dish suggestions & a free bottle of Wildtree’s Grapeseed Oil. 
Recipes include
Garlic & Herb Roasted Pork Chops
Italian Chicken Tenders
Herb Crusted Tilapia
Lemon Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
Opa! Greek Kabobs
Jerk Chicken
Asian Plum Chicken Stir-Fry
Greek Lamb Burgers
Zesty Lime Fajitas
Jamaican Shrimp
These recipes use both the Garlic Grapeseed Oil and Natural Grapeseed Oil. You may add one or both of these to your bundle depending on what you already have in your pantry.
Figure Friendly Bundle
Asian Ginger Plum Dressing
Opa! Greek Seasoning
Teriyaki Sauce
Lemon Rosemary Blend
Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
Garlic & Herb Blend
Only pay… $50
My Culinary Club Price… $40
***You must purchase this bundle directly through me at***

There are many other recipes you can use with these ingredients. Please check out to see!

April's Freezer Meal Workshop

Spring is about to be 'sprung'!

Let's get ready for summertime with these quick, healthy & delicious meals! Contact me today to reserve your spot at my next workshop or to plan your own Dinner Prep Party using this menu. You can also purchase the bundle to make the meals on your own.

Thursday, April 19th at 10 am or 7 pm

Figure Friendly Menu
Garlic & Herb Roasted Pork Chops
Italian Chicken Tenders
Herb Crusted Tilapia
Lemon Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
Opa! Greek Kabobs
Jerk Chicken
Asian Plum Chicken Stir-Fry
Greek Lamb Burgers
Zesty Lime Fajitas
Jamaican Shrimp

To order reserve your spot, host your Dinner Prep Party or to order your bundle, please contact me at

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Corned Beef and a slow cooker!

This is one of my favorite meals that usually only gets cooked once a year for St Patrick's Day. This recipe is super simple as everything is cooked in the crockpot. I always cook extra so we can make corned beef hash for breakfast!

Corned Beef and Cabbage
2 lb. Corned Beef, lean
1 sm. Green Cabbage, cut into wedges
1 sm. Yellow Onion, cut into fours
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1" coins (can be added later or cooked separately)
2 Tbsp. Wildtree Dill Blend
2 Tbsp. Wildtree Scampi Blend
4 Cups Water with 8 tsp. Wildtree Veg. Bouillon
2 cups Water

Place all ingredients in a slow cooker on low. Cook for 10 to 12 hours or until beef is tender. Serve with boiled potatoes.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Everything's Betta with Bacon!

My son has a saying, "Everything's betta with butta...and bacon!"

And I couldn't agree more! The bacon we eat is always nitrate free and I try to make sure the chicken I cook with is free range. Why? One reason is because I want to make sure my family is getting enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D? From chickens? Yes...Did you know that "part of the
reason we are all lacking in Vitamin D is because we do not eat animals that were raised in the sun?" Learn more here from the Nourished Kitchen, one of my favorite blogs!

Now on to dinner...I made this delicious recipe from The Nourished Kitchen's guest post from Brenda at the Well Fed Homestead.

Bacon, Chicken and Green Beans
1 pound bacon, chopped
1/4 cup butter or ghee, optional
2 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
24 ounces frozen green beans
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup full fat coconut milk

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, cook bacon and set aside on paper towels.
  2. Cook chicken in remaining bacon grease. Add butter to the pan if there is not enough grease.  Add garlic and onions and reduce heat to medium, stirring until the garlic and onions are tender.  Add in green beans, and cooked bacon, cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes.  Stir in cheese and coconut milk until mixed well.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dinner Prep Parties

Does filling your freezer with ten delicious, simple and healthy meals sound good?
Does making dinner with all your girlfriends and a glass of wine sound appealing?
Does doing this from the comfort of your own home sound convenient?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then contact me right away to set up your Dinner Prep Party! I am taking my Freezer Meal Workshops on the road so everyone can benefit from them.

Here are the quick details...
1.  Pick a menu (see below) and a date and invite as many family & friends as you would like.
2.  Two weeks before the party there must be at least 8 confirmed guests who have pre-purchased their Dinner Prep Bundle (yours is FREE for being the host!).
3.  Pick up your groceries, some wine (if you like) or coffee if you prefer and get ready to enjoy time with your friends while completing the tedious task of dinner making with joy!

Upcoming Dinner Prep Parties include Kid Cuisine, Vegan Victuals, Gluten Free Dining and Blue Plate Specials.

Here are some menus to choose from...

Scrumptious Crockpot
Black Bean Chorizo Soup
•  Chicken & Vegetable in Wine Sauce Savory Cajun Chicken & Sausage Pork Roast with Apricot Glaze  •  Zesty Ginger-Tomato Chicken  Open Faced Steak Sandwiches with Ratatouille •  Hearty Chicken Parmesan  •  Absolutely Onion Pot Roast •  Scrumptious Ham & Lentil Soup •  Mediterranean Chicken 
Savory Slections
Asian Java Pork Chops Ginger Pork Tenderloin Lemon Glazed Tenders Chicken Tuscan Luau Honey Dijon Chicken Red Bell Pepper Chicken with Couscous Asian Lettuce Wraps Gourmet Java Burgers • Hawaiian Chicken

Comfort Foods 
• Honey Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks • Italian “Medallions” • Chipotle Lime Fajitas • Italian Flank Steak • Slow Cooker Chipotle Lime Chicken • Smoked Mozzarella chicken w/Pasta • Smoked Mozzarella & Tomato Meatloaf • Adobo Grilled Chicken

Figure Friendly Workshop
Garlic & Herb Roasted Pork Chops Shrimp Scampi Italian Chicken Tenders Lemon Rosemary Crock-Pot Pork Opa! Greek Kabobs Zesty Lime Fajitas Greek Chicken Burgers Baked Chicken Scampi Herb Crusted Tilapia Easy Tacos

Around the World with Wildtree 
• Bangkok Chicken Satay • Sesame Fusion Chicken •Fajita Pulled Pork  • Italian Herb Crusted Pork Chops • Hungarian Beef Goulash • Asian Flank Steak • Thai Sun Butter Chicken • Zesty Citrus Chicken • Crock Pot Swiss Steak • Chicken Burritos

Contact me at to set up your Dinner Prep Party!

Bea's Apricot Glazed Roast Pork Tenderloin

I love my Mum! Not only is she a supportive and loving mother, she is a doting and engaged grandmother. On a recent business trip to the East Coast where I was able to tour Wildtree's Headquarters, I missed my family, but I did not worry for one second that my son would starve. I came home to hear his rave reviews (and my husband's) of Bea's pork dinner. My mouth watered just thinking about it as they described it. Turns out, the recipe was super simple, as all my Mum's are, and makes a great weeknight dinner or Sunday meal.

Bea's Apricot Glazed Roast Pork Tenderloin
2 lb Pork Tenderloin
1/2 TBSP Natural Grapeseed Oil
1/4 cup Wildtree Teriyaki (or Tamari if you are Gluten Free)
1/2 cup Apricot Jelly
2 tsp CA Garlic Pepper
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 onion, sliced

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place onions on bottom of roasting pan, place tenderloin on top. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and slather all over the tenderloin and drizzle a little over the onions. Cook until meat is thoroughly cooked, about 30 minutes depending on size of tenderloin. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Serve with sauteed red chard and roasted red potatoes made with Wildtree's Garlic Grapeseed Oil and a little sea salt.

Cook's Note: To make this dinner even easier, cut the red potatoes up small and roast in same pan with tenderloin...a one pot meal!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Around the World with Wildtree


Around the World with Wildtree Freezer Meal Workshop
Thursday March 15th @ 10 am
$40 to attend (extra $20 if I prepare meals for you)
Contact me to reserve your spot and receive your grocery list.

March's Around the World Menu is just in time for those who may not be traveling some place tropical for spring break. 

The menu includes:
Bangkok Chicken Satay w/Thai Sesame Sun Butter Dipping Sauce
Fajita Pulled Pork
Sesame Fusion Chicken
Italian Herb Crusted Pork Chops
Hungarian Beef Goulash
Asian Flank Steak
Spicy Thai Sun Butter Chicken
Crockpot Swiss Steak
Zesty Citrus Chicken
Green Chicken Burritos