Monday, February 21, 2011


This week is I am going to try and post recipes that are more on the healthy side... Andrea is training to run the 1/2 Marathon so I thought this might help her out.. I am proud of how well she is doing , her goal is to do in under and hour.. she is a very determined young lady so I know that she can do it and the least I can do is help her with some healthy recipes....

MONDAY Chicken and White Bean Salad

TUESDAY Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables

WEDNESDAY Crockpot Chicken and Apples

THURSDAY Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

FRIDAY Black Bean and Salmon Tostados


1 medium clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste
1/4 cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained
2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
2 cups diced zucchini and/or summer squash (about 2 small)
1 1/2 cups diced celery
1/4 cup finely diced ricotta salata, or feta cheese
1/3 cup chopped, well-drained, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus whole basil leaves for garnish
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)
2 cups torn escarole or romaine lettuce
To prepare vinaigrette: Peel the garlic and smash with the side of a chef’s knife. Using a fork, mash the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl to form a coarse paste. Whisk in 5 tablespoons oil. Add 6 tablespoons orange juice, vinegar and mustard; whisk until well blended. Taste and whisk in up to 4 tablespoons more juice to mellow the flavor; season with more salt, if desired. Set aside at room temperature.To prepare salad: Combine beans, chicken, zucchini (and/or summer squash), celery, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes (if using) in a large bowl until well blended. Add chopped basil and 3/4 cup vinaigrette; toss until combined. Taste and season with salt and/or pepper, if desired.
Toss the remaining vinaigrette with escarole (or romaine) in a medium bowl. Serve the salad on the greens, garnished with fresh basil leaves
Well the race yesterday was great... I love it when a newcomer does so well ... The excitement of the owners, crews, driver and family brings tears to my eyes... Work ... Work... Work this week, lots to do to get ready for holidays.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Mom......but if I can do the 1/2 marathon in under an hour I will be a is just the 10km that I want to do in under an 1 hour. The 1/2 marathon in October will be more like 2 hours. Thanks for the words of encouragement. Love yah!