So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lemon Thyme Roasted Drumsticks

I just discovered drumsticks when my local store had the organic ones on sale--I don't know why I haven't cooked them before--they're delicious!

Lemon Thyme Drumsticks

About 8 drumsticks, preferably organic
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
1 TBS dijon mustard
The leaves from a couple of stems of fresh thyme (maybe 2 TBS?)
2 cloves crushed garlic
S&P to taste
1/2 cup chicken stock

Combine lemon juice and zest, olive oil, dijon mustard, thyme, garlic, and salt and pepper.  Rinse and dry drumsticks and marinate in the lemon mixture for about an hour (longer if you can).  Place in a shallow roasting pan and bake for 45 min in a 375 degree oven.  Add 1/2 cup chicken stock to pan and roast for 30 more minutes or until baked through.  I served mine with mashed cauliflower and roasted broccoli.

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