Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately

by Spicie Foodie on September 8, 2013

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #greenbeans #mexican #eggs

In this edition of Sunday Snapshots I’d like to share with you just a few of the things that have been in my kitchen lately. Some of the foods are favorites that I have previously shared recipes for, and others are new techniques or recipes I’ve been developing. I hope you enjoy this little kitchen tour.

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #greenbeans #mexican #eggs

Fresh green beans are available right now and my favorite way of cooking them is in this Mexican dish. It is called ejotes con huevos or green beans with eggs. You can find the recipe here. It is very simple and I’m sure you’ll love it — hubby and I do.

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #spatchcock #chicken #howto

I learned to spatchcock a chicken! It was as fun preparing the chicken as it was saying the word.:) This is the link to the video I learned the technique from.

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #spatchcock #chicken #celeryleaf #paprika #lemon

This being my first time I learned a couple of things, one: next time don’t use a chickenzilla, use a smaller chicken. The second thing was that fresh celery leaves are great on roasted chicken. For the seasoning mixture I chopped up a couple of celery leaves, juiced a small lemon, minced some garlic cloves, chopped a couple of spring onions, and mixed it all with paprika, sea salt, black pepper and the lemon juice. I then rubbed the whole chicken with the mixture. The leftover lemon halves were sliced and slid under the skin. I didn’t snap photos from the cooked chicken but all I can tell you is that it tasted awesome!

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #soymilk  #howto #homemade

Previously I shared my recipe for homemade soy milk. You can find the recipe here.

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #soymilk  #howto #homemade

I use the soy milk in my coffee and tea. If there is any leftover sometimes I use it  oatmeal or granola. I didn’t this time, next time.

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #soymilk  #oatmeal #pecans #blueberries

Lately I’ve been enjoying oatmeal for breakfast. This day I topped the oatmeal with fresh blueberries and cinnamon spiced pecans from Amelia’s Spicing Pecans. You can buy the pecans here.

Sunday Snapshots: In My Kitchen Lately by @SpicieFoodie | #soymilk  #oatmeal #pecans #blueberries

On this day I topped with cherries, probably the last ones of the season. The pecans were coffee spiced and are also from Amelia’s. The dark liquid is date syrup — more on that soon.


That’s it, I hope you enjoyed seeing the foods that have been in my kitchen, and tummy, lately. Have a great Sunday and a great week ahead.


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa September 8, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Nice clicks and wonderful food!

Happy Sunday.




2 Ramona September 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Love what’s happening in your kitchen lately… looks like a fun place to be. That chicken looks amazing!


3 Arthur in the Garden! September 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Wonderful recipe! Love the side note letting us know that it is paprika and not blood from under cooked chicken! :-)

It seems everything I cook has a yellow hue because I use turmeric in just about everything!

Best Wishes


4 Monique September 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Love your pics.. you made me laugh at paprika:) MUCH more appetizing..
what chubby little thighs:)
They look good on your chicken:)


5 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun September 8, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Loved the red in the first photos. Beautiful. And I laughed over chickenzilla. I definitely want to come eat at your house!


6 Ash-foodfashionparty September 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Interesting post. Chickenzilla, funny:). That chicken looks sooooo good cooked, I can’t wait to try something like that at home. First, I’ve go to go through the tutorial, thanks for sharing.


7 john@kitchenriffs September 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

That’s one of the best looking raw chicken pictures I’ve ever seen! Good job. A lotta fun stuff here – thanks for sharing.


8 yummychunklet September 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Great and tasty looking photos!


9 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today September 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM

I did enjoy it :) And soy milk with granola – yummy!


10 Joanne T Ferguson September 9, 2013 at 3:11 AM

G’day and love your selection of Sunday Snapshots, Nancy, true!
It is always an achievement knowing your can spatchcock a chook too!
And no, I did not think it was blood! lol
Cheers! Joanne


11 Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 9, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Beautiful snaps, I’d love to wake up to one of your oatmeal bowls for breakfast!


12 Gina September 9, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I was kinda hoping it was blood! Lol. I think I have Halloween on my brain. I love the red and green in your photos it has me dreaming of Christmas and cookies, sigh. I cut my chickens a couple time like that and was suprised it’s a little harder than I thought. Loving your Sunday recap.


13 Yelena September 10, 2013 at 3:39 AM

Red background – how unique, I never used one myself. Was it difficult?


14 Daniela September 10, 2013 at 4:33 AM

This post was such fun to read. The pictures are stunning, loved the comments, they made me smile.
You made my day, Nancy :)


15 mjskit September 10, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Foodies eat quite well don’t we? :) I bought some fabulous beans at the market last week and made them last night. After going back and looking at those beans, I can see I’ll be picking up some more beans this week.


16 simi September 11, 2013 at 8:52 PM

You are an amazing photographer


17 Spicie Foodie September 12, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Thank you Simi:) xx


18 Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily September 16, 2013 at 1:22 AM

LOL, big chickens can be difficult to roast properly ;) lovely recipes! Loving the flavors going in here!


19 Spicie Foodie September 16, 2013 at 3:24 PM

They really are:)


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