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Ramblings on anything from couture, to the twin cupcakes in this CO cupcake oven! Living and loving married life in Colorado with my husband David, our dogs Obie, Eva, and Peach,and soon to be twin babies. I love laughing and soaking up all the amazing things God has given us in this life to enjoy. Join us on our journey!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Domestic Maiden Voyage

Welcome to A domesti-cupcake!
As far as the cooking posts, you'll notice I'm going to be cooking from this book a LOT.

You see, its painfully simple, AND a healthy alternative to the classics that David and I like. I'm attempting to cook at least 3 healthy meals a week. {because those other days? I eat like I have the metabolism of a 12 year old boy}

Set the scene:

Broken Bells, The High Road

Sipping while cooking:
Robert Mondavi Private selection Merlot
{I don't know if this is a smart pairing, but it I'm easy to please!}

On the Menu:
{aka:David's only option}

Grilled Chicken Parmigiano
Serves 4
What you'll need:
~Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
~4 boneless,skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat, pounded thin
~salt and freshly ground black pepper
~2 cups low-fat marinara sauce
~1 cup drained, canned whole plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
~1 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
~1 cup shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese
~1 1/2oz. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
~1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

1. Preheat oven to 400*F. Lightly spray a 9x13" baking dish with olive oil spray, set aside.
2. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. When the grill is hot, spray the chicken lightly with olive oil spray. grill until just cooked through, about 1 1/2min per side.
3.Spread a little less than half the marinara sauce over the bottom of prepared baking dish. Lay the grilled chicken breasts on the sauce. Spoon remaining marinara sauce over the chicken; scatter chopped tomatoes over the top. Sprinkle with 1/2cup chopped basil, the mozzarella, and the parmigiano.
4. Bake the chicken until the cheese has melted and is beginning to brown, 10-12min. sprinkle bread crumbs and remaining basil on top, and serve!
Before /After
Fat 49 g 9.3g
Cal 1,090 332

*Chelsea & David rating *****out of ***** stars! yum.

Have a great week, and if anyone tries the recipe, let me know how you liked it!

~happy domesticating~


  1. I LOVE that you have a section devoted solely to what you're drinking while cooking!!

    Today my setting would look something like:

    Music: Me singing loudly in the car

    Sipping: Percocet (for my headache) (What?! I was out of Tylenol!) and canned coffee

    On the menu: #2 at Sonic drive-thru with tater tots

    Yeah. You're a lot more domestic than I am (Read: you *may* be adopted)

  2. Love this! I'm going to try making it. Comfort foods under 350 calories? I'm sold.

  3. I love where this is going...I may need to pick up that cookbook...then maybe I can have a meal with my mother. ha.

    Also shout out to you in my blog this morning. Muah!

  4. Chelsea if your trying to keep the calories reduced cut the cheese out of all of his recipes. There are great soy alternatives that work well and cut so many calories from your meals. I use the Veggie Shreds soy cheese products. You really can't tell the difference and it is so much better for you.

    Love the new blog!