Posts tagged herbs de provence
Easy Weeknight Dinner for 2 (Herbed Chicken & Potatoes)
Rounding out this weeks recipe theme of easy week night meals for two, is this super simple slow cooker meal. When I am out of creativity at the end of a long day, or more importantly out of ingredients, The Lavender Apple's Herbs De Provence is a life saver. This little $5 bottle will last you several months and will save your dinner more times than you would like to admit. This herb blend has such amazing flavors, and will turn bland boring chicken into delicious morsels that will have you licking your lips for more. Whenever I'm throwing together a last minute meal, I usually am not hopeful for great results, but this herb saves me so often and has me thinking "Wow! This is amazing!" 

Tonight's easy meal for two idea is a quick crock pot meal for herbed chicken and potatoes. Any time you have a free second during the day, throw in some frozen chicken breasts, pop in a few red potatoes. Coat the entire thing with olive oil, salt, pepper, and then add the Herbs de Provence. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Adjust seasoning as needed. There you have it, a delicious and filling meal that took you less than 5 minutes to put together. Hope these easy meal ideas are helpful to all you busy momma's out there! 
Italian White Wine Salmon
We are big salmon lovers in our household. My husband always jokes that eating salmon makes him feel like he's getting smarter just because of all the omega 3's he's consuming. Since he's always happen when fish is on the menu, I have to get creative with my salmon recipes so we don't get bored. This little dish is a super simple way to cook up salmon in a flash, but pack a HUGE punch of delicious flavor in every bite. I love easy flavorful dishes, so this one is always on repeat.

2 salmon fillets
1/2 cup white wine
2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons butter, sliced thinly
lavender herbs de provence (found here)
salt & pepper

Directions: Place your salmon in a small baking dish. Pour the white wine over the top of the fish. Then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and herbs de provence. Place your garlic slices and butter pats over the top. Cover baking dish with tinfoil. Bake at 450 degrees, 4-6 minutes per each 1/2 inch of thickness of the fillets.

This is such a delicious way to eat salmon that you may be tempted to throw out every other recipe in your repertoire. 
Cheater Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Cordon Bleu is such a satisfying and delicious meal. It's also extremely labor intensive. If you are having a hankering for this dish, try this cheater method. It gives you all of the same flavors, but without the same workload. 

3 chicken breasts
3 slices comte cheese
9 slices prosciutto
2 tsp lavender herbs de provence (found here
1 tsp kosher salt

Slice your chicken almost in half width wise. Lay down your slices of prosciutto inside the chicken. Top the prosciutto with cheese. Close the chicken halves and top each breast with herbs de provence and salt. Cook at 400 degrees until the chicken breasts reach an internal temp of 165 degrees fahrenheit. 

See? Delicious chicken cordon bleu flavors, but it couldn't be easier!
Creamy Turmeric Spiced Soup
This soup is lovely vegan option verses your traditional bacon laced leek and potato soup. You make up for the lack of bacon with the lovely spices, especially the warm taste of turmeric. It's filling due to the potatoes, but the richness in this soup is surprisingly virtually fat free. This is a delicious healthy fall soup that will warm your belly whenever there is a chill in the air. 

1 tablespoon butter
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 leek, diced
1.5 tsp lavender herbs de provence (found here
1 tsp tumeric
1 large onion diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, chopped
4 red potatoes, cut into 1 inch squares
1 sweet potato, cut into 1 inch squares
2 cans broth
1/3 cup water
Salt and pepper

Saute your onions, garlic, leeks, and celery (with salt and pepper) in your butter until softened (about 4-5 minutes). Then add your turmeric and herbs de provence and stir until mixed. Throw in the rest of your ingredients (carrots, potatoes, broth, water, etc) and season additionally with salt and pepper as needed. When the potatoes are fork tender, use your emersion blender until you reach the desired smooth consistency that you prefer. Serve with bread for dipping.