The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.”- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

…well maybe not everyone will agree

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Main:

Grilled Chicken Thighs
(recipe below)

Elbow Macaroni with Chicken and Broccoli
(recipe below)

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Veggies:

“I just got a new Spiralizer and I want to use it” Salad
(recipe below)

Easy Chickpea Curry
(recipe below)

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Snacks/Dessert:

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Toll House original recipe)

Apples with Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
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Recipes:

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Ingredients:

6 pieces trimmed chicken thighs
Grilled chicken rub (1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 1/2 tsp sumac)

Directions:

  1. Heat up grill to 350 degrees
  2. Season the chicken with the grilled spice blend
  3. Cook the pieces, 8-9 minutes on each side or until internal temperatures measure at least 165 degrees.
Bow Ties with Chicken and Broccoli (from the Skinnytaste recipe)

I replaced the Orecchiette with elbow macaroni and the chicken sausage with ground chicken.Why? Because that’s what I had on hand. All other parts of this recipe remained the same.


“I just got a new Spiralizer and I want to use it” Salad

Ingredients:

1 large English cucumber
1 large carrot
2 tbsp dill, chopped
salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Spiralize the cucumber and carrot
  2. Add dill, salt and pepper.
  3. Let salad chill for 30 mins-1 hour.
  4. Enjoy!

Easy Chickpea Curry

I created this recipe by myself. I love chickpea curry, but find that most curry blends are too spicy for me. So I decided to make my own. I started with Alton Brown’s Curry Powder blend and adjusted the level of heat for my own preference. 

Ingredients:

2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 (15 oz) can Chickpeas, drained
Chopped cilantro and yogurt (to garnish)

Directions:

Heat up the coconut oil and add the onion. Allow it to soften, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and cook until it melts into the mixture. Add the coconut milk and mix to combine. Add the chickpeas and cook for 5-10 minutes (the mixture should thicken up).

Top with cilantro and yogurt and enjoy!


Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Toll House cookie recipe)

These ended up being the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made and I credit this to my new Kitchen-Aid Mixer. It was the first time I made them using the mixer. These cookies are in no way a healthy alternative. I only wanted a few and the extras I usually take to work with me for my co-workers to enjoy. 

Tip: if you want delicious soft-baked cookies, store them in an airtight container with a piece of bread for at least 12 hours. The bread will become stale, but the cookies will soften.

Apples Slices with Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Ingredients:

3 apples, sliced
4 tbsp Greek yogurt
2 tbsp peanut butter,
2 tbsp raw agave

Directions:

  1. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave (30 seconds will do the job).
  2. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!

 

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