All posts tagged: healthy recipe

Food: Dinner Tonight – Craving BBQ Chicken added to a Salad of Choice

We’ve had more rain then I remember in a lifetime here in San Francisco, and I couldn’t be happier. We needed it, wish it would be the norm every year – but we know how it goes. Ten years of drought, one year of some rain. This year of course its an exception – or – wait I think we had this much rain back in 2009?  So, yup every ten years. 🙂 Anyway, with this much rain, we’ve had to postpone the idea of BBQ outdoors. But, since I am craving BBQ, and some sort of salad today, it is happening – either in a non-stick skillet, or my indoor grill – which is an older model and a pain to clean – I have a few more hours to decide which way to BBQ – either way, this is the salad I am aiming for tonight. And…I am not changing a thing in the recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or tenders 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, store-bought or homemade 2 cups fresh grilled or frozen thawed corn …

healthy recipe: appetizer or a snack spinach and goat cheese pastry

There are days I don’t want to eat dinner. I simply want to snack on cheese, crackers, olives and a glass of wine. Of course with a classic film playing on the tube. As always while I search for ideas to try something new, I stumble upon recipes which I feel the need to share. A prime example of the one below – click the photo to get to the recipe. {source}

healthy recipe: sweet potato, kale and sage skillet quinoa

As always, I am on a healthy kick, eating everything I can that’s good for you. Seldom, eating junk-food. I’ve been like this all my life, even before the healthy eating campaign that’s been in place gradually for the last five years or so. Anyway, this bit of info is not important, what’s important is the recipe I found here and as always want to share it with everyone: Ingredients: 2 cups of cooked quinoa 1 extra large shallot, chopped {about 1/2 cup} 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped 2 sweet potatoes 4 cups Tuscan kale, ribs removed + shredded 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon paprika sea salt + coarse ground pepper, to taste 1. Preheat the oven to 400. Scrub and dry your sweet potatoes and pierce a few times each with a knife. Do NOT cover in foil. Place a cookie sheet {to catch the drips} on the bottom shelf in the oven and toss the potatoes onto the shelf above it. Roast as is for about 45 minutes, or until soft and tender. Cool …

healthy recipe: sweet potato vegetarian chili

Oh my God! I drooled when I saw this recipe and immediately ran to the grocery store to get the ingredients to make it. I found it here and well, see for yourself, if you are into healthy eating, curbing all gluten.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chipped 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 dried guajillo chiles, deseeded, stemmed & sliced thin (1 for the chile, 1 for the topping) 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 14-oz. cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes 4 cups vegetable broth 1.5 cups cubed sweet potatoes 2 cans of beans – black, red, pinto, or a combo 1 cup chopped kale 1/2 cup corn kernels (frozen is fine) a good squeeze of lime salt, pepper topping options: chopped scallions tortilla strips – toast 10-15 minutes in the oven toasted chiles – toast 1-2 minutes in a 350 oven (or until they curl up) toasted pumpkin seeds diced avocado w/ a squeeze of lime Instructions Heat oil in a medium-large pot over medium heat. Add …

weekly inspirations – weekend preparations

What’s inspired me over the week, set the tone for the weekend? Click on the photo to reach the information behind my inspiration: