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Chopped Chicken Rice Bowls

Perfect for an easy, balanced meal, these chopped chicken rice bowls with a tasty curry mustard sauce are always a hit at mealtime! * Recipe on

Perfect for an easy, balanced meal, these chopped chicken rice bowls with a tasty curry mustard sauce are always a hit at mealtime! When the Godfather and I were undergrads at the university, there was a place near campus that was famous for it’s chopped chicken bowls and pita sandwiches. We ate there a few times, liked the food, and filed away the “healthy chicken rice bowl” idea for after…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes/ Salads/ Sandwiches

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Tarragon chicken salad - this easy chicken salad recipe makes a perfect filling for sandwiches, or a great snack served with crackers! *

A classic for everything from sandwiches to entertaining, tarragon chicken salad is perfect for the golf course, a lunch box, or served in mini at a holiday soiree.Β  I’d like to start off by saying how much I love the word soiree. Expect to see it slightly overused as the holidays approach and I delve into serious entertaining mode, even if it’s just entertaining small groups. Tip: Chicken salad is…

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Blog Recipes/ Salads

Curried Chicken Salad

Easy curried chicken salad recipe is great for everything from salads to sandwiches and easy party appetizers. Get the recipe on

I fell in love with curried chicken salad when I tried it from a small Santa Barbara area sandwich chain called Panino’s. We would order office takeout from them every few weeks, and it was one of the days where I was more likely to purchase my lunch than bring from home because the sandwiches, salads, and soups were delicious! One of my favorite orders was the curried chicken salad…

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Main Dishes

Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Chicken

I believe you can savor dessert without gaining weight if you balance the rest of your diet accordingly. The Godfather and IΒ decided long ago to focus our diet on primarily whole foods and I make many things from scratch for our home. We aren’t always perfect, but we do have a pretty great balance between enjoying healthy nourishing foods and the desserts and treats I like to make. For example,…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Slow Cooker Recipes

Clean Eating Cuban-Style: Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

We are heading into our first “real” winter. The Godfather and I have never actually lived somewhere with “seasons” in the traditional sense. We knew rainy season and not so rainy, blistering hot, and the beach at Christmas – not snow. I really don’t want to think about that right now. I want to cling to the last few rays of warm sunshine, revel in the amazing fall colors and…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Chicken and Dumplings From SCRATCH!

Southern comfort food at its finest - chicken and dumplings from scratch!

This post updated Oct 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add pretty photos to pretty amazing recipes. πŸ˜‰ Happy Veteran’s Day weekend! I’m not sure it’s necessarily something to celebrate, as the circumstances that make one a veteran are ugly, but it’s a good opportunity to say thank you to those who are brave enough to face the ugliness of combat so we can enjoy the…

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