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Chicken, pesto and camembert recipe

chicken pesto and camembert recipe

I get really bored of chicken. I know that chicken breasts are supposed to be one of the best things you can eat, and sure, throwing a grilled chicken breast in a salad or eating it with some veggies is a staple of lean eating. But it’s so boring. The best part of chicken is the skin, and that’s the part you aren’t really supposed to eat too much of. And even if I do eat wings or thighs or other parts of the chicken, it all inevitably becomes pretty boring. Except this recipe – I lived on this for my breakfast for the longest time, and it kept me full and happy for ages without my getting bored of it. This is my chicken, pesto and camembert recipe.

Now, I ate it for breakfast for ages, but please don’t consider this a breakfast food. I tend to eat a lot of “lunch” or “dinner” foods for breakfast. In part because I don’t really care about what time of day I eat whatever foods, and in part because I like to start my day very high in protein (and fat) and most of the time that either means bacon and eggs, or just eating a “dinner” type meal for breakfast. You can make this for an easy lunch, or as your protein source for dinner. Warning, this is quite possibly the easiest recipe you’ve ever seen. Continue Reading

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Chorizo rice recipe – cheap, easy mid-week dinner

chorizo rice recipe

If you are anything like me, there is one question that can strike more dread into you than any other – “what’s for dinner?” Seriously, it feels like an eternal question, mainly because it’s what Dean and I ask each other every single day. And sometimes, I have a plan; I might decide that we’re going to braai or that I feel like cooking something in particular. But more often then not, it’s a question of how to throw together a decently healthy meal with minimal effort with whatever we have in the house. On those days, I really don’t want to spend more than half an hour in the kitchen dealing with food, but I still want us to eat something tasty and nutritious. So, here’s one of my new favorite inventions that really is easy to make, seems to appeal to most/all tastes and offers some pretty good nutrients without going over the top with the calories.

I’d call this a Spanish rice recipe, but it’s probably not authentic enough. Instead, this is my Chorizo rice recipe, and I hope it makes your life easier as a simple fall-back answer for “what’s for dinner”?  Continue Reading

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Chicken Soup for the body and soul

Chicken Soup

I have been loving this cooler weather – it’s such a relief to not need the fan on all day, and nursing is so much more enjoyable when those warm cuddles are sought after on a cold day. Unfortunately, I did come down with a change of season cold last week, which I promptly went on to give to Dean. Being pregnant and unable to take nice cold meds, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself. Thankfully, the cold started to go away on its own, but was fully annihilated when I managed to make chicken soup.

Chicken soup is magic, I swear. There are plenty of delicious soups out there – I adore a luxuriously creamy butternut soup and I make an amazing broccoli leek soup – but nothing quite compares to chicken soup. Whether faced with a malady of the body or the soul, this soup seems to make it all better. Maybe it’s the veggies, or simply an uptake in fluids, but there’s a reason that New Yorkers refer to it as Jewish Penicillin. I’m lucky enough to have a recipe given to me by my mom, which she got from her grandmother. Going into winter, I fully intend to have this simmering on my stove at least once a month. Continue Reading

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