Monday, February 28, 2011

A New Day

The important things in life
cannot be gotten in advance.
They must be gathered fresh every day.
George Regas

What could be better than starting the day with a picture of a sunrise over the ocean! A calming moment before the day begins.
The following are some ideas to expand your cooking options and add some zest your meals.

Recently I came across BHG magazine 2011 special interest issue Mexican. I was able to find it at a local grocery store. The issue advertises 106 all new authentic recipes. It has a lot of very interesting recipes and great ideas to host a Mexican fiesta/meal. I found the sections helpful that explained terms and use of Mexican ingredients and where they might be found at you local store.
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This recipe is easy and requires minimal preparation.
Caribbean Broccoli Chicken Salad
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 2-3 chicken beasts grilled or baked, cooled and cut in chunks or strips
  • 1 mango cut and cubed
  • 2 peaches cubed and patted dry on paper towel
  • 4 fresh pineapple slices, cubed and patted dry on paper towel
  • 6 TB mango chutney
  • 4 TB. peach preserves
  • 6 T. plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 TB. light mayonnaise
  • 1 (120z) bag broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups of fresh broccoli chunks
  • 1 cup raisins
  • sunflower seeds
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce
Directions:Prepare dressing
  • Whisk chutney, preserves and lime juice,
  • Stir in yogurt and mayonnaise till well blended
  • Add slaw, broccoli, cut up fruit,chicken and raisins
  • Chill for 30 minutes
  • Arrange piece of Bibb lettuce leaf on individual plates
  • Add chilled salad mixture
  • Sprinkle with sunflower seeds





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