Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cilantro Lime chicken!

My last post was a great recipe for Cilantro Lime dressing. Today's recipe is for the great looking chicken in the photo! Paired with the dressing, this is a fabulous meal!

Lime and Cilantro Chicken
(Original Recipe found HERE, but changed to fit my families' tastes!)

Enough skinless, bonesless chicken breasts, cut into strips, to feed your family
Juice of 2 limes (can also use the zest for an extra kick)
2 TB Sugar
2 teas. dried Oregano
1/2 teas. Cayenne
1 teas. ground Cinnamon
2 teas. Cilantro
Vegetable Oil

Mix all the ingredients except for the chicken in a large bowl. Add chicken and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Add chicken and cook until done.

Here's the fun part! What to do with the chicken?
1. Salad! Add the chicken to a salad, and be sure to use Cilantro Lime Dressing over the entire thing!
2. Make burritos! We made ours with black beans, chicken, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and cheese.
3. Add onions and peppers to the pan to make Fajita's!

What can you come up with? My husband took one bite of this chicken and said "WOW!" This is a keeper in our house for sure!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Recipe Series Part 11- Cilantro Lime Dressing

I found this amazing recipe on Rara Bakes.
It's a great food blog! Check it out today!

This dressing is similiar to the salad dressing at some mexican places like Cafe Rio and Bajio. Pour it over your salad, or any mexican dish.
Easy to make, fabulous to eat!

Creamy Lime Cilantro Dressing

1 packet Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 lime
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
1/4 cup La Costena green salsa (I used another brand!)

Put dressing mix, mayonnaise, and buttermilk in the blender. Juice the lime into the blender. Peel the garlic cloves and then grate them using the small end of a cheese grater. Add to the blender. Add cilantro and green salsa.

Blend until everything is well-combined and then refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Easy, right? And best of all, it's sooo yummy!

Look for my next recipe post- some fabulous chicken that pairs perfectly with this dressing!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday Food Fest

It's time for Friday Food Fest!
Because of the holiday, we are having 2 in a row! Come on over to Etsy's Chat rooms to play games and win prizes!

* Sales are good for Friday nights only- unless specified by shop owner
* Secrets: Find the word "Secret" in an item description and you get the prize that the shop owner has outlined. Convo finding to shop owner to redeem prize.
*Only 1 secret per person per night please!

Sales and Secrets!

15% off before shipping, refunded through PayPal

Sweet Treats by Maryann
15% off all orders received*
* shipping is excluded; discount to be refunded through Paypal

Double Dipped Sweets
3 FREE dipped Pretzels with every order
2 secrets for $5 off

Megs Creations
10% Off all orders*
*excluding shipping, discount refunded through paypal

15% off before shipping
2 secrets: get one (sample size) 4" flourless chocolate torte for free with order

Sweet Lollipop Shop
10% of all order *shipping excluded: discount refunded through paypal*

20% off before shipping
1 secret for $5 off!

A Thyme To Bee Comforted

10% off before shipping
1 Secret $5 off anything in my shop

Stay tuned for more sales!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


The Chicken...Organic, Natural....Free Range...huh.....??
Post by A Thyme To Bee Comforted

So today lets talk about chicken!! Yes, it is that blank canvas that is healthy and has the capacity to take on the flavor of any of the spices or marinades that you decide to throw at it. Now a days there are sooooooooooooo many labels being thrown at food that it is hard to keep them all straight, and exactly what do they really mean? Well we are going to find out together!!

Organic Chickens: Are fed a diet with no additives, not treated with antibiotics and raised under specific, humane conditions. Which are the requirements of the USDA.

Natural Chickens: Contain no artificial ingredients or added color. But unless the label reads "no antibiotics", there is no guarantee that there aren't any.

Free-Range Chickens: These are chickens that are allowed some room to roam outside the coop, but how much room isn't regulated. Not all free ranged chickens are raised on a natural diet.

Ok now we know what each means, but what does this really mean to you? It all comes down to what do you want to spend?!? Well I am a food snob and I don't buy my meat from the grocery store as the quality really does suck! What would I buy is the Natural Chicken from Aj's or Fresh and Easy. AJ's and Fresh and Easy are here in AZ I am not sure if they are all over the country or not. The quality of meat is very apparent. Once you see a high quality product and compare it to what is in your regular grocery store you well be AMAZED at the difference. I have seen the Natural chicken and the Organic. They are both high quality, but I would rather spend $7 bucks a pound than $11.50.

Ok, Ok, close your mouth now....I know $7 bucks a pounds is a lot too! Here is what I figure, food is like going to the doctor. You don't want to got to an eye surgeon that is offering a BOGO free special...hello they are your eyes!! Food is the same, it is fuel for your body and provides you with the protein, vitamins etc that you need to keep on living. So this is NOT the place to be cheap, especially when it comes to your meats, fish and veggies!

If it makes you feel better spend the cash on the good meats, fish and veggies and then buy off brand cereals, soda's etc! Ok so this is my opinion, you all have the right to disagree...the 1st amendment and all......but do me one favor take a trip to your local grocery store and then go to an Aj's or a Fresh and Easy. Look at the color, the texture of the meat. It is completely different! Why you ask, because what is in the grocery store is older! Umm not thanks I want something that hasn't sat at the place that they butchered them for 2 weeks and then shipped them out and then has sat at the grocery store for lord knows how long....ok ok...I am back on my soap box again!

Hopefully you have learned something useful!! Be safe, Be happy and go and LOOK at the difference in the meat........hehheheheh

Angelica Macias
A Thyme to Bee Comforted

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Recipe Series Part 10- Crockpot Applesauce

I had some extra apples lying around, so I thought I would make applesauce. It was so easy to make! I think I'm going to make it from now on!

Here is the recipe I used. It turned out tasting just like the inside of an Apple Pie! If you don't want it to be as sugary, or taste like apple pie, you can use less spices!

6-8 Apples, peeled, sliced
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 to 1teas. Pumpkin Pie spice (or add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)

Place all ingredients in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6 hrs, or on high for about 3 hrs. Mash all the apples, and Enjoy!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Christmas in July WINNERS!

And the winners of our Christmas in July Giveaway are.....

Grand Prize: A Team EEAT Sampler box full of gift cards for different shops...MESHA!!

1st place: $10 gift card from Double Dipped Sweets.... EMLOLA!!

2nd place: $5 gift card from JustBakin'.... Just a Girl!!

We will be contacting the winners. If we don't hear back within 24 hrs, we will pick a new winner! (Contact us by leaving a comment here, or emailing us at

THANK YOU to everyone that played!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Friday Food Fest - A little different this time!

It's Friday Food Fest Time!

July 10th, 8pm EST
in Ets
y Chat

Discounts continued from Christmas in July
NO Secrets this week...instead...

Participate in our Scavenger Hunt!


Trivia questions will be asked during FFF. Get the correct answer and win prizes!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Christmas in July!

Contest is now CLOSED!!

Team EEAT is celebrating Christmas in July!
July 6-11

Come WIN PRIZES in our scavenger hunt,
or just take advantage of shop discounts!
(But we know you want to do the scavenger hunt...the prizes are too good to pass up!)


Grand prize: A Team EEAT Sampler Box! ($50 value)
1st Place: $10 Gift Certificate from Double Dipped Sweets
2nd Place: $5 Gift Certificate from JustBakin'
There might be more prizes, depending on # of entrants!

Look for the image above in the shops listed here. They will be hidden in an item listing! One listing per shop.
Email 5 of the listing Id's where you found the picture to
DO NOT put them in the comments please!!!

A winner will be chosen on the 12th.

Additional entries: CONTEST CLOSED!
Go shopping! Every item purchased from a team eeat store gets you 3 entries!
Tweet or Facebook- 1 entry! Leave a comment below
Blog: 2 extra entries!

Find 5 pictures in these shops: (1 per shop)

Also- many of these shops are offering discounts!
(All discounts are before shipping)

Double Dipped Sweets
- 15% discount
Just Bakin' - 10% discount
Lucky Dog Treat Company
Del Alma Bakery - 10% discount
A Thyme To Bee Comforted - 10% discount
Bears Baked Goods - 15% discount
Fancy That Cookies - 20% discount
Sweet Treats by Maryann - 10% discount
Little Snowflakes - 15% discount - look hard! It's tricky!
Nicole's Homemade Treats - 10% discount (please wait for revised invoice)
Megs Creations - 10% discount
Cake Box Cookies- 20% discount
SweetLollipop -10% discount
SugarSmitten - 20% discount

Other shops offering discounts only!

(no hidden pictures)

Fat Daddy Sweets
- 10% discount
A Sugar Affair - 15% discount
Cakes By Sugarplums - 20% discount

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Christmas in July!

Christmas in July is coming soon!
Be on the lookout for a GAME with PRIZES and great DISCOUNTS!

Starts Monday, July 6th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Team EEAT Gets Patriotic

For this month's challenge we are honoring our country and saluting the red, white and blue.

Find these delicious edibles at the following shops (in order of appearance)

Cakes By Sugar Plums

Just Bakin

Del Alma Bakery

Double Dipped Sweets