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Healthy Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

IMG_7944If you’re looking for a healthy meal, this is your recipe. I love curried chicken salad not only because it’s delicious, but because you can make a huge bowl of it and eat it over the next few days.  It’s a great dish to make ahead for lunches or a dinner when you know you’ll be tight on time. The plain greek yogurt rather than mayo makes it much healthier than typical chicken salad.

For optimum flavor, I suggest boiling your chicken with chicken broth, curry, and cumin to soak some flavor in. Serve however you wish, and experiment with add-ins.




Pinterest Stuff I Would Like to Make Someday Soonish

Here are a few of my recent Pinterest craft / recipe  cravings:

I just need an excuse to make this. And not just a normal night, or I will eat it all.

Sweet Paul Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cake


Perfect for a holiday party.

Broadway, Holiday Drink


Front porch garland, perhaps?

Pine Cone Flower Garland


Fun necklaces, that I could paint any color under the sun.

Bauble Necklace


Can someone I know please have a baby girl so I can make you some of these?! I have two nephews and a best friend’s baby boy coming this spring…so no girls.

Painted Onesie


Easy Roasted Veggies with Rosemary

I made this easy side dish to go along with some pork loin on the grill a few nights ago.  Here is how I threw it together:

Cut up some veggies, place in foil.
Cut a few rosemary stalks and arrange around the veggies.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle a tiny bit of salt over them.
Wrap foil around veggies to make a tight package.




Creative Cooking: Southwest Egg Rolls

I made up this recipe after ordering Southwest Egg Rolls at a restaurant and thinking, “I could totally make these”.  Turns out, they aren’t difficult to make – but they are time consuming.  T and I were bored this past weekend as a massive rainstorm took its time drenching the city.  We ventured to the grocery store and picked up the few items we needed to make a batch.  Definitely worth the time!   The egg rolls make great party food, and you can come up with different combinations of fillings to make things interesting.

Southwest Egg Rolls





egg roll wrappers


fill wrapper

fill wrapper


fold short sides inward


fold over one long edge towards the other - dab final corner with water


press final corner onto roll.


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Creative Cooking: Baked Chicken with Capers

I am currently obsessed with capers.  In case you don’t know what capers are, they are the unripened bud of a prickly plant that is native to the Mediterranean.  They are pickled in vinegar, brine, wine, or salt and have a tangy flavor.  They are especially good with lemon and chicken, so I threw together a baked chicken dish using those ingredients and some random things in my fridge.   The dish ended up being very, very good.  Here are some before/after pics and the recipe:


before baking, lovely colors


Baked - golden and delicious


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Creative Cooking: The Best Fish Tacos. Ever.

I’ve tried several kinds of fish tacos in my life.  I thought I had tasted the best until I tried this recipe.  T and I have simplified and perfected it for your use.  Try them.  They are really easy, healthy, and just plain delicious!

Fish Tacos




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