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Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Tortilla chips
  • Cilantro
  • Limes (2)
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Tomato
  • Salsa (or try mine!)
  1. Combine about 1 cup of cilantro, juice of two limes, 1 tblsp of lime zest, 1 tsp of sour cream, 2 pinches of salt and a pinch of sugar in food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
  2. Pour marinade over chicken and let sit for 15-30 minutes.
Who knew RAW chicken could look this good?!

While that is marinading, begin making your salsa (or salad, if you are not feeling that motivated). To make the salsa, you’ll need:

  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 hot pepper like Jalapeno or Hobanero
  • 1 cup of white onion
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • Small handful of cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp or more of cayenne pepper
  • A squeeze of lime juice

This is enough salsa to feed a party, or the entire Osmond family.

"...my salsa makes all the pretty girls dance..."

"...my salsa makes all the pretty girls dance..."

  1. Combine ingredients on pulse in food processor until to your liking. I like my salsa more watery than chunky, so I let it go a little longer than a minute. If you like chunky, a couple pulses should be fine.
  2. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour if you can, it’ll get better the longer it sits!
  3. Cut up tomato and tear the lettuce, DON’T cut! Cutting will make the lettuce turn brown faster, and no one likes to eat brown lettuce. Remember you eat with your eyes FIRST!
  4. Crush half a ziplock bag of tortilla chips and add to salad.
  5. Throw chicken on the grill for 5 minutes on each side, basting the chicken while it cooks.
  6. Serve separate or combined, and enjoy. Feel free to add other delicious taco toppings like avocado,onions, chopped jalapenos, hot sauce or sour cream.
Taco Salad

Taco Salad

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    “You’re Hot, then you’re Cold” Spicy Garbanzo Chicken Salad

    Eric, my resident taster, likes it hot.

    I like it cold.

    …and someday, I’ll ask Katie Perry what she thinks.

    Here is what you need.The list may look long and therefore automatically difficult, complicated and too hard. You are wrong, wrong, wrong. Take 10 minutes at the grocery store to pick it up and 20 minutes to make it and you’ve got a real 30 minute meal for 4 under $30.  Some are fearful of such a recipe they are exploring other careers…

    Do you see the fear in her eyes? How about the alcohol?

    Rachel Ray

    Here’s what you need:

    • 2 Cans of Garbanzo Beans
    • 1 1/2 Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers
    • 2 Tomatoes, or 1 Beefsteak (the ginormous ones)
    • Green Onion
    • White Onion
    • Garlic
    • Chicken
    • Cayenne Pepper
    • Cumin
    • Dry Yellow Mustard
    • Nutmeg
    • Paprika
    • Olive Oil
    • Soy Sauce
    1. Chop 1/4 of white onion and mince one clove of garlic in soup pot with just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.  Cook until softened on medium high heat.
    2. Stir in 1/2 tsp of cayenne (or less if you don’t like SPICY–I mean it!), 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp dry yellow mustard and a shake of nutmeg.
    3. Add frozen chicken breast and enough water to cover the chicken. Boil uncovered for 10 minutes or until mixture reduces and thickens.
    4. Remove chicken from pan and drain remaining liquid into processor or mixing bowl. Add 2-3 spoonfuls of sour cream and soy sauce to thicken mix.
    5. Pour dressing over cut up tomatoes, bell peppers, chicken and garbanzo beans. Top with green onions and serve. Unless you are Eric, in which case, put it on a plate and microwave it for a minute and a half; or heat it in the soup pot from before for several minutes on medium heat until hot.

    Serves 4

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    Not yo’ momma’s BLT: BST^2

    Are you salivating yet? Is yo'momma?

    Are you salivating yet? Is yo'momma?

    The BST^2, featuring bacon, spinach, tomato, turkey and pesto,  is not for those with back pain, heart palpatations or motion sickness. It is for those who want the ultimate thrills and chills for their pallet.

    Here’s what you need to make a party in your mouth:

    • 2 pieces of  whole wheat bread
    • 3 slices of turkey
    • 2 pieces of turkey bacon (or regular)
    • 3 slices of tomato
    • A couple leaves of spinach
    • Pesto (see previous blog for recipe, or use store bought)
    • Optional: couple slices of raw zucchini–gives a nice, cold crunch

    Toast bread and cut up veggies. Smear pesto on each piece of toast then stack zucchini and spinach. Fold the turkey pieces in half and then half again.  Then, add tomato and bacon.

    Strap on your lap belts, hold onto your safety restrains and try not to scream with delight from every bite.

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