My new favorite: Chicken in tomato and basil cream sauce

We have been in kind of a food slump lately; nothing seems to sound very good and we needed a bit more variety. I needed to eat something new and different! I also didn’t want to be prepping and cooking food all evening when I want and need to spend more time with my baby and husband. I looked around on Pinterest (which makes me mostly just want to bake) and was inspired by a photo on The Big Oven. I wasn’t a fan of all the ingredients so I came up with my own version and used tomatoes instead of pimentos and left out a few ingredients. The result? DELICIOUSNESS. I’m making this chicken again, soon!


  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (we used 5)
  • Fat of your choice for cooking chicken
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning, or to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (I used the kind with oregano and other herbs) or 1-2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/3-1/2 cup fresh basil, diced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or asiago cheese

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Coconut Banana Breakfast Smoothie

I like making smoothies for breakfast; they are quick, easy, and don’t require cooking. I love peanut butter banana smoothies but since I just started Whole30, I needed to replace all dairy and peanut products. My replacements? Almond butter and coconut milk!

Coconut Banana Breakfast Smoothie

I guess it was so good I couldn't be bothered to take a picture...

Make ahead of time:

  • Freeze peeled, ripe, bananas in chunks of three or 4
  • Freeze almond milk and water in ice cube trays. Put 1/4 cup of coconut milk divided into 3 cubes.


  • 1 medium-large banana (pre-frozen in chunks)
  • 3 frozen cubes of coconut milk
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp almond or sun butter
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Water

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