This Chicken, Berry & Avocado Salad is my very favorite. While I don’t always add chicken, I do always make my own vinaigrette. Today I’m sharing how I made my strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a wonderfully fruity compliment to this tasty, healthy and filling salad.
Light & Fit
When I know I’m going to indulge in a decadent weekend brunch with all of my favorite foods; I like to start the meal off with a bit of pineapple. I’ve heard that pineapple helps melt away belly fat, but don’t quote me on that, because it’s not really true!
However, since I like to *THINK* it may be true I’ve convinced myself that it’s a great way to kick off #BrunchWeek and that maybe all those other calories to follow won’t actually count. Ha! Ha!
When I learned that this weeks #SundaySupper theme is orzo pasta, I jumped at the opportunity to develop this light and refreshing new dish.
Orzo is probably one of my favorite kinds of pasta. The shape is so tiny and compact that it works well as a filling for a stuffed dish like this Elegant Orzo, Shrimp & Vegetable Salad Stuffed Avocado.
This recipe for Delicioso White Bean, Fennel & Italian Sausage Soup is one I found, and adapted, from Cooking Light Magazine. I didn’t change the recipe much, but I did add more fennel (because I love the light anise flavor of fennel a lot lately), and I also increased the amount of white beans from the original recipe, and I omitted the sage and parsley because I forgot to purchase them at the market. Doh!
Other than that, this recipe I’m sharing is pretty much just as it was written in the magazine. I DO NOT take credit for this recipe, but I do take credit for sharing it with you here on Kudos Kitchen in case you missed it in Cooking Light Magazine. I strongly urge you to make this soup. It’s delicious!
I’ve been trying to get more salmon into mine and my husband’s diet. Since salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, and it’s a great source of protein, I’m more than happy to incorporate this fast and easy 4 Ingredient Jammin Salmon recipe into my menu plan on a semi-regular basis.
For a while now I’ve been noticing that egg cups and eggs baked in muffin tins have become all the rage. It was after watching a particular video on Facebook that I decided to make my own. The difference you may notice in mine is that I added quinoa to the mix because I’d had some leftover in the fridge and I thought it would be a tasty (and healthy) addition to an already tasty and healthy breakfast option. May I now introduce Healthy Quinoa Veggie Egg White Cups for your eating enjoyment!
This delicious Pea & Farro Salad can be served hot or cold. I’ve eaten it both ways and I honestly can’t choose which way I like best. I’m curious what you think, so when you make it (and I positively hope you do), please write me back and let me know.
Since tenderness isn’t the issue with a pork tenderloin, it’s the flavor which can sometimes be lacking. This Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Breadcrumbs & Lemon is anything but bland. You’ll love the tiny hint of sweet from the honey which marries well with the mild flavor of the Dijon mustard and fresh zest of lemon.
Since a traditional satay sauce is peanut butter based, I thought I’d do a play on a PB & J by adding in season, plump and juicy Florida strawberries to the satay sauce. The result is a sweet and savory dipping sauce which pairs wonderfully well with grilled chicken. To say the kids will love this dish of Chicken with Strawberry Satay Sauce is an understatement! After all, who wouldn’t love a dipping sauce that tastes like a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich?
The majority of the recipes you’ll find here on Kudos Kitchen are my own original creations. However, from time to time because of my blog I’m approached by publishing houses about doing cookbook reviews. This post (and the recipe for Healthy Broccoli Salad) is one such review. All the opinions I share are 100% my own.