posing with friends in his favorite new shirt..
takes every opportunity to color his toes
hamming it up for the camera
and me… failing miserably at keeping it to one picture this week 😉
no lie. this is the most delicious, easy and versatile chicken recipe ever… adapted from a cook’s illustrated recipe a friend shared with me years ago. it’s simply delicious as is, but if you’re feeling fancy, you can stuff lemon slices, garlic, thyme or rosemary under the skin…. or top it with your favorite sauce or pesto (mine’s pistachio mint). i also like to make extra to use later in the week (to either speed up future dinners or ensure lunch left overs). hope you enjoy!
the most amazing delicious chicken… ever
time: 35-45 minutes, serves 4
of course, making your own sauce is ideal — and i have recipes for great chd sauces that i’ll share in the future, but more times than i’d like to admit, i find myself with 15 minutes to throw dinner together before my husband gets home with our two hungry turkeys. so when pressed for time, my go-to sauce solutions are…
rao’s tomato and basil marinara… tossed with steamed or roasted spaghetti squash for me and organic, non-gmo pasta for others. topped with raw parmesan and served with a side of steamed green beans or broccoli (purchased pre-washed and cut). picky eaters can go super simple with buttered pasta and parm — and i typically toss the steamed veggies with a small amount of coconut oil or grass-fed butter and sea salt. if i have a few extra minutes or feel like mixing it up, i’ll brown spicy italian turkey sausage before adding the sauce or serve it over steamed zucchini noodles (for me).
although rao’s is pricier than most, it’s tasty and free of canola oil. it’s also available at most grocery stores — although i typically buy it at whole foods because they carry everything else listed above too (e.g. raw parm, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, etc.)
the sassy indian red curry… mixed with black beans, free-range chicken and steamed or roasted veggies (i like cauliflower and green beans) — or now that i’m on a modified version of the cellular healing diet, mixed with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes and topped with scrambled eggs. this is one of my favorite quick meals, and i usually save it for nights when i’m parenting solo or we’re making “breakfast for dinner”. when parenting solo it’s easy to throw together a cheese quesadilla, reserve a few veggies and rinse berries for the kids. “breakfast for dinner” goes something like: scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, toast or turkey bacon and fruit. you probably guessed that you can also find this sauce at whole foods 😉
if you have any questions or have a favorite pre-made sauce you’d like to share, leave a comment below. thanks!
those cheeks kill me
building math skills
at whole foods today i watched 2 women scanning labels — looking for peanut butter made from valencia peanuts. then i heard one say to the other, “i just buy mine from trader joe’s”. i later saw them reviewing stevia labels and thought “hmmm… i would bet my savings that these women are on the cellular healing diet”. i’d know because 6 months ago i was standing in the exact same aisle (we only have 2 whole foods in columbus), scanning the same labels — feeling annoyed, discouraged, frustrated… and hungry!
so i’m thinking this blog could be a new resource for others following the cellular healing diet… a source of information, encouragement and support.
i’ll share in another post why i’m following this diet. And if you’re not familiar with the cellular healing diet, you can read more about it — and download the free ebook, here.