Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Recipe Wednesday: Mango Chicken Salad

This recipe is simple and delish and feels really healthy and fresh. {recipe via martha stewart}
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Major Grey's mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cooked chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 10 ounces baby spinach
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet; toast, tossing occasionally, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes; cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, chutney, mustard, turmeric, and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and mango; toss. Serve on spinach, sprinkled with toasted coconut.
Voila! Easy and delectable.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Things I Love Today: Perfect Weather September

It's no secret that fall has always been my favorite. I love the crispness in the air, the return of consistency and stability, the leaves... It's one of those times where you can feel all is right with the world.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nie Nie Auction

I'm participating in an auction to raise money for the Nie Nie Recovery Fund. Read more about it and bid on the auction at

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursdays and Photos

My friend and former roommate Megan is a wonderfully talented photographer. I love everything she captures. Here are a few photos from her participation in Shoot! the Day a few weeks back.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Recipe Wednesday: Whole Wheat Bread

This recipe comes from my friend Meredith. She made homemade wheat bread all through college. I never really got into the whole homemade bread thing until I got married a few months ago. This is an easy recipe, and so delish. I could eat a whole loaf with butter and honey in one sitting...

Jessie Evans Smith's 90 Minute Bread

1 Cup warm water
4 Tbs. yeast

Dissolve yeast in above water.

4 C. warm water
4 tsp. salt
6 Tbs. sugar
4 Tbs. oil
4 Tbs. dough enhancer (only if you have it--this is not necessary)
9 C. or more flour (enough to keep dough from being too sticky)

Mix all ingredients in a mixer with a dough hook. Allow to rise for 15 minutes. Beat dough down and break into 5 balls for white flour or 4 balls for wheat flour. Form into loaves and place in greased loaf pans. Cover with a cloth and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown (with my oven, I always check it at 20 minutes and it' s usually done). Lightly grease top crust of baked loaves and let cool on their sides on a cooling rack.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday Tune: Tobias Froberg

Today I'm loving the fine tunes of Sweden's Tobias Froberg. I really enjoy his generally chill music that still moves. Recommended listen: For Elisabeth Wherever You Are.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Things I Love Today: Love from Kirtsy

I got a little mention as an Editor's Pick on Kirtsy today. Thanks bunches. :)