Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Bite Me Cookbook!!!

This giveaway is now over. Please check out other Fitness For The Rest of Us giveaways by clicking on the "giveaways" tab on my left sidebar.


Today's giveaway is courtesy of the wonderfully generous authors of the Bite Me Cookbook. This cookbook is a MUST HAVE. It is huge (so many yummy recipes), filled with mouth-watering pictures, funny blurbs, the recipes are clear and precise, wonderfully chaptered, and recipes range from quick and simple to more elaborate dinner party worthy feasts. 

I made two different recipes from the book this week and was super impressed with BOTH! And the beauty of the recipes I chose- I literally had every.single ingredient on hand! The recipes are fun and fresh, the pictures have me drooling, and the witty banter in the margins make this book a one-of-a-kind must have!

Today's Recipe: Bite Me's Tortilla Encrusted Chicken with Avocado Dipping Sauce (page 141)
Ingredients
-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1 1/2 cups sour cream
-2 TBS brown sugar
-2 tsp chili powder
-1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-2 1/2 cups panko
-2 cups crushed tortilla chips
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1/2 jarred jalapeƱos (jarred & dried)


Avocado Dip
-1/2 cup mayo
-1/2 cup sour cream
-2 ripe avocados peeled & pitted
-2 TBS fresh lime juice
-1/4 tsp ground cumin
-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1. For the chicken, place chicken between two sheets of wax paper and pound to even thickness, about 1/2 inch.  2. In a large bowl, combine sour cream, brown sugar, chili powder, thyme, salt, pepper, & garlic powder. Add chicken, toss to coat, cover & let marinate at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.  3. Preheat oven to 425*. Line baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. 4. In a large bowl, combine panko, tortilla crumbs, cheddar, & chopped jalepenos. Remove chicken from marinade and coat each piece with panko mixture, pressing down so the coating sticks well to each piece. Place on baking sheet & bakd 20-23 min, until golden & cooked through. 5. For the dip, place mayo, sour cream, avocado, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper in food processor. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve alongside chicken.

We had this last night for dinner & both DH and I LOVED it! I subbed in some low fat ingredients and it worked fantastically! DH requested we have this again & he is a fairly picky eater. This dish was super easy and didnt take long to prepare or cook. I can't wait to try the other Bite Me recipes! I also made the Magical Morocoon Grilled Chicken and it was quick, easy, and delicious! Next on my list is Bite Me's Piquant Pasta Puttanesca. Puttanesca is a FAV of mine and its hard to find, so now I can make my own YUM!

You can purchase your own Bite Me Cookbook on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Indigo.ca or you can win your very own copy here!

Mandatory Entry (must be done before all other entries):
Head on over to Bite Me Cookbook and tell me something you learned along with your email address. Remember two entries means leaving two SEPARATE comments. 

Bonus Entries (after mandatory entry):
-One Entry: Like Bite Me Cookbook on Facebook
-One Entry: Follow Bite Me Cookbook on Twitter.
-Two Entries: Comment on their Facebook wall that I sent you
-Two Entries: Like Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook
-One Entry: Follow my blog via GFC (click follow in the upper left)
-One Entry: Follow me on twitter
-Five Entries: Reblog about this giveaway and leave a link
-Two Entries: Enter any of my other current giveaways here
-Three Entries: Add my button to your blog (& tell me where to find it)

-One per Tweet: Tweet about this giveaway up to 3X daily (one hour apart) 

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Friday, February 4rd and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and annouced on Feb 5th. This contest is open to US residents.

  received a sample of this product to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I can not be held responsible for shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes.

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