One Pot Chicken with Tomatoes

You can’t deny that one-dish meals are the best. Whether it’s one pot pasta or a slow cooker recipe, minimal meals are a busy parent’s best friend. This healthy chicken and tomatoes dish is no exception, and it’s pretty easy to whip up. See below for my step-by-step and let me know if you try yourself!

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Looking good already! So here’s what to do…

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 package grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 c. low sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 package organic spinach leaves
½ tsp each salt, pepper, poultry seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

First, season and pan fry the chicken breast, 3-4 minutes on each side. Then, transfer it to a deep sauté pan with the tomatoes, seasoning, garlic, lemon, vinegar and broth.

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Bring to a boil, cover, and cook. You’ll want your tomatoes to start to soften.

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

…It will look a little something like this. Stomach rumbling yet?

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Drain the broth, and prepare a plate with a bed of spinach. You can save the broth and boil with a bit of corn starch to thicken it if you want to drizzle sauce on top of your chicken.

Top with lemon and enjoy!

Xx,
Tamera

Delicious Chocolate Crepes

Happy Memorial Day everyone! This recipe for chocolate crepes is so delicious, just be warned, you’ll definitely start finding more and more reasons to incorporate crepes into your breakfast and dessert routines. There are a lot of crepe recipes that incorporate yummy chocolate dips or drizzles, but I love this one because the chocolate is cooked right in. Add in a little cream cheese filling and you’re good to go.

Chocolate Crepes | Tamera Mowry

YUM is all I can say :)

Ingredients
Makes 8—10 crepes
2.5 c. milk – you can also make this with almond milk!
2 eggs
1 tbs. butter, melted + more for pan
1.5 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
Fillings and toppings: berries, banana, whipped cream, cream cheese, powdered sugar etc.!

Directions
1. Mix all ingredients in large bowl (or blend on low) until smooth, adding the melted butter in last.
2. Grease pan with butter or oil, heat on medium.
3. Pour ¼ cup batter onto the pan, tilting the pan to distribute the batter across the surface. Smooth out with a spoon and cook approximately 2 minutes, then flip. Cook about 30 seconds on the remaining side.
4. Lay flat on a plate and let cool.
5. Add in filling/top with toppings and serve. If you’re serving for a crowd, set out bowls with each topping so people can choose their favorite.

Enjoy!

Xx,
Tamera

Essential Oils for Home Use

Keeping a clean house when you have kids can prove to be difficult, especially when we’re even more conscious of what we’re spraying or using as cleaner in our home. There are plenty of products we could swipe across the tables to disinfect, but I don’t like the idea of harsh chemicals in arms reach of Aden or Ariah, so I’ve incorporated other methods for keeping our house tidy and family healthy. And wouldn’t you know, one of my favorite wellness items, essential oils, can be used beyond the diffuser.   

Essential Oils for Home Use Cleaning

I’ve gushed about essential oils before–they’ve helped me with back pain and headaches, and created an overall calming environment in our home. So it only makes sense that these natural wonders, mixed with a few other household items, can disinfect, clean and freshen up every room in your home. Oils like tea tree and lemon are immediate go-tos for their deodorizing and purifying properties, but there are others to help you get the trick done. That is, when you actually have time to tackle the house. :) Here are a few recipes to get you started.

Windows – Heavens knows we need ours cleaned! Add 10 drops of lemon or lemongrass essential oil to 1 cup of white vinegar. Pour into a spray bottle, shake and use.

All-Purpose Cleaner – This is perfect for our marble counter tops. Add 3/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, 10 drops of peppermint oil and a squirt of dish soap to a bottle. Shake it and spray.

Cookware – If you’ve cooked and a little of your meal is stuck to the pan. Combine 1/4 cup of dish soap (natural works best for being less harmful), 5 drops of clove essential oil, 1/4 cup of baking soda and a few drops of water. combine and scrub onto pan with the rough side of your sponge. Then wipe or rinse off.

Deodorizing Spray – There are so many uses for vodka. Add 1/2 cup of vodka to 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Place in a spray bottle, shake and use. You can spray your clothes or furniture and it will knock unwanted scents out!

Cleaning Stuffed Animals – Every parent can use this! Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 drop of eucalyptus, tea tree and lavender essential oil in a Ziplock bag. Add the stuffed animal, shake and freeze. After about an hour take it out and shake off the baking soda. If the toy is very dirty, you might have to go with the full hand washing routine. Lol.

Do you make any of your own cleaners? Would love to know your recipes!

Xx,
Tamera