"What's for Dinner?!" I'm always thinking about it, thought I'd share.

"What's for Dinner?!" I'm always thinking about it, thought I'd share.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Power Smoothie

Need breakfast on the go, looking for something fast and tasty?  Well I love this one.  It taste great and couldn't be easier to whip together on those hectic mornings. Enjoy!

1/2 cup Blueberries
1/4 Avocado
1 Pear
1 1/2 cup Coconut milk
4 Tbsp. Chia seeds
Squeeze of lemon or lime juice
1tsp Honey
Vanilla extract- optional
Handful of Ice

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Moroccan Chicken and Kale

Wow, Jeanne put together a fantastic dinner tonight.  I wanted to share it, because, as she'll tell you, it doesn't happen too often (that's her putting a meal together, she actually a very good cook if she tried.  It's the trying she doesn't have down). She pieced this together from a number of different influences and came up with what I thought was dynamite!  Enjoy

1 whole chicken, roasted and meat roughly diced
1/2 cup chick stock or broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 bunch kale, large stems removed, roughly chopped
1 onion, diced
1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup coconut milk
Pinch saffron (she said optional, we have it on hand and she included)
2-3 Tbsp Ras el Hanout spice mixture- 2 tsp. cumin, 2 tsp. ground ginger, 2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground black pepper, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground coriander, 1 tsp. cayenne, 1 tsp. ground allspice, and 1/2 tsp. ground clove

In a large sauté pan heat olive oil.  Sauté onions until translucent, add mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken, Ras el Hanout spice mix, saffron (if using), stock, and coconut milk.  Simmer for 10 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.  Add kale, cover and cook 5 more minutes until done.  Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, serve and Enjoy!