Sweet Recipe: Crispy, Tender, Game Day Baked Wings

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Football season is among us, and game-day bites are all the rave. No matter what “diet” you are on (unless you’re vegetarian or vegan), no one can say no to a batch of deliciously crispy wings.

I have a great recipe of oven “fried” chicken that was very popular on my old blog (don’t worry, I will be bringing it back next month), but I’ve never tried gluten free crispy wings.

You can eat as many of these wings as you’d like and not feel guilty (even though you should NEVER feel guilty for feeding your body). These bad boys are not only crispy, tender, flavorful and delicious, but they are also BAKED and not fried. 100% healthier.

You will need: (Cook time: 1hour and 10 minutes) 1 pound wings, 1 pound drumsticks, brown rice flour, seasoning of choice (I used italian mixed seasoning), EVOO, and parsley for garnish

(warning, raw meat photo below)

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You want to take your wings (I used organic, hormone and antibiotic free, and preservative free wings from wholefoods) and clean them.

When I say clean them, I mean remove any little hairs there may be, trim the fat, take off skin if you’d like. Then you want to rinse the meat and pat it completely dry. Add in your seasoning.

Although some people may feel that the salt in the seasoning may draw out the moisture, I am an advocate in seasoned meat. I cannot stand bland dishes. I seasoned my meat and it turned out fine. The key is to make sure you re-apply the EVOO mid-bake.

Add in your brown rice flour and place your wings on a baking rack. I placed my baking rack over my pyrex dish. This set-up allows the drip from the meat to fall into the dish, and the meat is able to crisp up rather than become soggy from the drip.

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You will then want to drizzle EVOO over the top of the wings. Don’t be shy, the oil allows the meat to remain moist and crisp up. Place the wings in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30-35 minutes. Don’t be alarmed (like I was) if you check on it at 30 minutes and it doesn’t seem crispy at all. Let them stay in the oven a little bit longer and then flip them to the other side.

Once you flip them, add some more EVOO. Place them back in the oven for another 30 minutes. Check every so often to make sure it’s crisping up to your liking, and flip it again. Then remove from the oven, and let cool for 10 minutes. Add some parsley for garnish, and serve!

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I really hope you enjoyed this recipe and that your wings turn out as delicious as mine did.

Once again, if you make it, tweet me or instagram it and hashtag #thesweetsceneblog and mention me @thesweetsceneblog!

Next Up: My first time doing a Barry’s Bootcamp and Barre Class!

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Sweet Recipe: Organically Sweet Homemade Granola!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to The Sweet Scene Blog: a one stop shop of everything that will give you an idea of who I am.

Here, I will be blogging about healthy eats: recipes and restaurant reviews (organic, wholesome and delicious), my fashion interests and life’s happenings around my beloved city of Boston and all things in between.

For my first post, I will be bringing you something very easy, organic, and delicious! All you need is 20 minutes and the following ingredients!

ORGANICALLY SWEET HOMEMADE GRANOLA

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First we want to pre-heat our oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups rolled oats (I used organic, wheat free and dairy free oats), 1/4 cup organic raisins and sunflower seeds and 1/2 cup sliced almonds.

I chose to use all organic items, however, you may use whichever nuts, seeds and dry fruit you would like. Some other options could be: pumpkin seeds, walnuts or dates.

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In a small sauce pan, combine: 3 tablespoons of organic maple syrup (I used organic grade A maple syrup in dark amber) and 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil.

Most of the recipes I found used canola oil or vegetable oil, but I decided on a better option.

Coconut oil is a great alternative because it has wholesome and beneficial fatty acids, is heart healthy and boosts your immune system.

You can also add a pinch or two of salt and a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor if you’d like, but it isn’t mandatory.

Let the liquid mixture boil for about 5 minutes (or until the coconut oil melts into the mixture), while stirring continuously.

Combine the liquid mixture to your dry ingredients and stir them all together.

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In a baking dish lined with parchment paper, add your granola while evenly spreading it out in the dish. This will allow the whole thing to crisp up nicely. As an added punch of flavor, I added a few dashes of cinnamon on top.

Pop it into our pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes. Take it out of the oven to give it a quick stir. We want to make sure all of the granola is cooking evenly and that the top isn’t burning. (you will also notice that your raisins have puffed up. Do not panic, the sweet flavors are activating within them!)

Allow the granola to cook for another 10 minutes and then remove from the oven. Set it aside and let it cool. (you will see that the raisins have shriveled back up to it’s normal, pruney raisin state)

Then once cooled down, you can add it to your container of choice. I put mine in a mason jar.

You can use your healthy and wholesome granola as a cereal for your home-made Almond milk (recipe coming soon!), or on top of yogurt. You can even snack on it all by itself!

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I hope you enjoyed this quick, easy and healthfully delicious recipe! Please check back for more upcoming recipes!

Next up: Home made Almond Milk.

xoxo

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