Loaded Baked Jacket

Are baked potatoes the prettiest on camera, no. They are messy, but guess what, so is cooking! I am just going to roll with it because all potato forms are beautiful in their own way. There is no right way to do a loaded baked potato, you can add whatever your little heart desires. Another fav combo is Tuna and Corn, but let’s not get carried away.

Ingredients

  • Russet Potato
  • Olive Oil
  • Sour Cream/Greek Yogurt
  • Corn
  • Chicken, shredded
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Salt + Pepper

Let’s Get Cooking

Preheat your oven to about 425F. Grab aluminum foil and coat your potato in olive oil + salt. Wrap in the foil and bake in the oven for about an hour, or until soft.

Once the potato is about done, cook your chicken in a small sauce pan with olive oil + salt + pepper + oregano + parsley, however much you see fit. Shred the chicken once it is fully cooked.

Cook your corn however you prefer, I cooked it straight in the microwaveable bag because I was feeling lazy.

Build your potato by cutting it open and adding butter + salt and pepper. Top off with chicken + corn + cheese + sour cream/greek yogurt.

Make your own combos of potato goodness and share your favs with me!

Always Hungry,

Hannah

Steamed Dumpings

During this time of quarantine we need to find things to keep us positive and busy. I have decided to use this time to try out some new recipes and techniques that I may be avoiding. I got a bamboo steamer as a Christmas gift so I decided to break it out and make some dumplings. I crafted my own recipe for the filling, but the dumpling dough recipe comes from Kannamma Cooks!

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2-3/4 cup VERY hot water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Vegetable oil

For the Filling *** this again was me having fun in my kitchen so the amounts are all guesstimates

  • 1 Chicken Breast, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion
  • 2 tsp Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1/3-1/2 cup Soy Sauce

Lets Get Cooking

Add flour + salt + 1 tsp vegetable oil + hot water and mix well. Knead the dough for about 3-4 min until soft. Once fully mixed add 1/2 tsp oil onto the dough to keep it from drying out. Let rest in the refrigerator. It is recommended that the dough is left over night, however, I let mine sit about 4-5 hours and it worked perfectly.

Cut the chicken breast into small cubes, if you have a food processor, use this to get a ground chicken consistency.

Dice up the red onion and shred the carrots.

In a small bowl combine chicken + red onion + carrots + garlic + ginger + salt + pepper.

Add soy sauce and let it marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

After the meat and dough have rested cut the dough out into small circles.

Using a kitchen spoon, add the filling into the dough and pull up the sides to encase the filling.

Line the bamboo steamer with cabbage if you have it, I didn’t so I used spinach instead & it still worked!

Set up the steamer and steam for about 12 minutes.

Carefully remove, serve with soy sauce & enjoy!

I was super nervous about using the steamer for the first time, but everything cooked through and they were so delicious! I could not stop eating them and they were incredibly easy to make. So don’t think just because you are using a new kitchen tool that it has to be scary. Now I can’t wait to see what I can make next using my steamer. If you try out this recipe please let me know, I would love to hear what you think!

Made with Love,

Hannah