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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Spinach Chicken and Rice #oregano #thyme #lemon #spinach #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #yummy #healthyfood

I love the way I feel after I've had spinach. There's no comparison. Paired up with a powerful burst of lemon and the high effects from antioxidants in thyme and oregano no one can lose.  I only had chicken legs in the house, but I used a food thermometer for the first time and they came out perfect. 

Spinach Chicken and Rice

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Learned Perfect Eyes


I learned how to apply eye makeup properly. @dominiquesachse

My Autoimmune Disease

 I had felt lonely and desperate to connect physical and emotional abuse to autoimmune diseases. A group I joined, with a doctor in charge, I had been sharing my personal story feeling the connection. I have seen the threads open up since then with the many beautifully shared stories from women to the same connection solidifying my thoughts bringing comfort sealing the statistics. I remember pleading for help when I could feel what the poisons had done to me with a reply 'Why do you want to do something with this' feeling devastation. #autoimmunedisease #abuse #lorijeanfinnila 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Healthy Thyme, Lemon, and Garlic Roasted Chicken #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthyeating #medicinalbenefits

This is an easy chicken with many healthy benefits from garlic and thyme. Just squeeze half a lemon over chicken after rubbing olive oil on it. Add sea salt, ground black pepper, and thyme all over. Thinly slice 2 large garlic cloves and stick them under the chicken skin throughout including the cavity. Use a couple of slices to gently rub over chicken before spices for a robust hit. Put the leftover squeezed lemon inside chicken and a bit of filtered water on the bottom on the pan. You can add water to the lemon juices and olive oil mixed with drippings for a gravy the next day after skimming off the fat on top. Yummy!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Chicken Pasta Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar Green Herb Dressing #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthyfood


1 1/2 c. uncooked pasta

1/2 c. steamed organic sliced carrots

1/2 c. steamed organic broccoli

1 lb. chicken breast

Dressing : 1/2 tsp organic herb spices

3 tbsp organic Apple cider vinegar

1/4 c. Organic olive oil

1 clove of garlic minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta al dente. Drain and put in the freezer for 10 minutes. Chop the chicken into cubes. (I used roasted chicken from yesterday.) Steam carrots and broccoli till tender. I would use two different pots or times for these. Chop the broccoli when done. Put both in freezer for ten minutes. Make your dressing while your ingredients chill. Then mix everything together including the dressing. I added 1 tbsp at a time for the dressing. I had some leftover. This will make 3 or 4 servings great for a light cool summer dinner or lunch.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lori's Ground Turkey Meatballs with Thyme, Oregano, and Crushed Tomatoes #healthyfood #yummyeats #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen


Today I made some meatballs out of ground turkey. Red meat hasn't been agreeing with me during this pandemic and my stomach is also uneasy to strong spices right now as well.


Lori's Turkey Meatballs

1 lb. Ground Turkey (I use no spice natural flavoring.)

3 cloves of minced organic garlic

1/2 a medium organic onion finely chopped

1 tsp organic oregano

1/4 tsp of organic thyme and a pinch

1 1/2 tbsp organic Olive oil

3 slices organic white bread

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp organic black ground pepper

1/8 c. Organic milk

24 ounces of unsalted organic crushed tomatoes

Place ground turkey in a large bowl. Put bread in toaster to lightly brown. Mince garlic and chop onion. Add to ground turkey. Also add 1/4 tsp thyme, Oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Add 1/2 tbsp olive oil and milk. Break the toasted bread into tiny pieces and add to mixture. Stir together slowly to give the bread time to incorporate into the stuffing mixture. Once mixed through let it set while you put 1 tbsp  of olive oil into a large fry pan at medium heat. Roll 15 meatballs, almost 1/4 c. of ground turkey meatball mixture. Once the pan is sizzling add all meatballs and brown 3-4 minutes on each side. Add sauce, pinch of thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything and simmer for 2 hours. Serve over your favorite pasta. I suggest spaghetti or penne.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthylifestyle #yummyeats #beans #holisticmedicine #oregano #thyme #rosemary #bayleaves #garlic

I love slow cooker soups. It makes my day so easy knowing I have healthy food ready for me at the end of it. I had been making a different recipe that I found of navy bean soup. I had always loved it. I actually like this better. And with the pandemic I have to eat milder so this was the answer while still getting my extra herbs in my body for healing and immunity. Didn't have parsley so added 1 tsp of oregano in full instead. Also, I soaked the beans overnight to rinse out any small amounts of pesticides that may have been on them. And of course use filtered water for the soup and the soaking of the beans.

Friday, July 31, 2020

One Skillet Ginger and Turmeric Chicken and Rice #chicken #turmeric #ginger #yummyeats #healthylifestyle #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

I had been looking forward to using ginger and turmeric in a recipe. And alas! I found it and made it today. Definitely use chicken broth. I made my own homemade this morning cutting out the bones from the thighs of quarters. Tastes yummy. My stomach thanks me and I feel good.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Lori's Tuna Casserole #tuna #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthylifestyle #ocean

I wanted to make a tuna casserole with white sauce but hadn't been able to find the right combination that tasted the way I wanted it to. Today I think I finally did it, though I would have put and extra pat of butter and an extra clove of garlic into the butter sauce mixture - which I've added here. This reminded me of a dish at the sea.

2 cans tuna in water (drained)
1 c. recipe white sauce (standard is fine - though in this I sauteed garlic and onion into the butter first)
3 c. al dente pasta
1 c. steamed broccoli chopped
Butter sauce - 2 tablespoons butter and 3 cloves of garlic minced sauteed into the butter

Bread crumb topping
1 slice of bread toasted for bread crumbs and broken up into fine pieces
1 tablespoon of butter
Melt butter and brush over the bread crumbs once on top of casserole.

Put the pasta into a casserole dish. Add tuna. Add broccoli. season with salt and pepper. Stir butter sauce into the pasta mixing all the ingredients just until blended. Top with breadcrumb topping. Bake in oven at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes.

Spinach Chicken and Rice #oregano #thyme #lemon #spinach #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #yummy #healthyfood

I love the way I feel after I've had spinach. There's no comparison. Paired up with a powerful burst of lemon and the high effects f...