Smokey Chicken Flatbread, and the Pleasant Surprise of Getting Something Extra

Smokey Chicken Flatbread |

A smokey chicken flatbread is not only utterly delicious for the tastebuds, but it's utterly good for the body, as well; it's like getting a little something extra, something “above and beyond” what you expected, which is truly a welcomed thing these days. These days, it seems quite rare for us to get more than we bargain for, in a good way. So much of the time, it seems that things seldom get done right the first time, or we get less than what we thought ... {more please!}

Hawaiian Coconut Chicken, and Finding Family in Unexpected Places

Hawaiian Coconut Chicken |

We often find the unexpected flavors of both sweet and savory in foods such as Hawaiian Coconut Chicken, and it pleasantly surprises us. And it's equally as pleasantly surprising to find family and connection in places where we never considered we would, as well. For those of you who follow our blog, you most likely know that the big “story”, the big change in our lives, is our young son, our only child, leaving the nest to go to boot camp (3 months!) to become a ... {more please!}

Honey Mustard Chicken Chopped Salad, Anything but Dainty

Honey Mustard Chicken Chopped Salad |

As the weather slowly begins to warm up and the days are filled with more bright and happy sunlight, my cravings begin to gravitate towards the colorful, crisp, and fresh. And often, it's a lovely salad that fits that bill, scrumptiously. I've always been a real sucker for a good salad; I mean, I truly love them all, including even the slightly dainty, micro-green-y, leafy ones with just a sprig of this over here, and a sprig of that over there. Hey, I'm even happy to ... {more please!}

White Chicken Chili, and How Staying Present Can Potentially Create a More Peaceful Now

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We so often live in either our memories of the past, or in fantasies about the future, without even realizing it. But when we cook, when we prepare a dish such as this delicious, from-scratch White Chicken Chili with white beans, tender chicken, fresh, ripe avocados and vibrant green limes, being present in the process is a necessity—the food requires it. No matter how I slice it, the freeways of southern California are no joyride; and pretty much each and every time I attempt to merge ... {more please!}

Lemon Chicken Salad, and Savoring Those Things of a More Delicate Nature

Lemon Chicken Salad |

I'll admit that I've always been a real softy. I'm the type of gal that easily cries when others cry; that gets swept up into someone's story while they're telling it; that feels things really deeply; that just wants to smother everyone whom she cares about with love; and who's heart gets broken at the thought of someone feeling ashamed, hurt, or bullied. I'm a bit of a delicate soul, and I say it proudly these days, because I wouldn't want to be any other way. ... {more please!}

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