Okay, nobody said that this was going to be a food healthy post. If you exercise during the week, burn a ton of calories, and you have your cholesterol and triglycerides within perfect normal limits, once a week you can treat yourself with something like this. I know I do. Otherwise, I would get bored of eating healthy food 365 days a year. But that is me. I have a friend that no way Jose would eat this food, ever, ever never, hahaha. I will eat my waffles and she will be eating carrots and celery. She doesn’t exercise though, not at all. She is vegan and lacking some vitamins and minerals in her last full check-up.
CHEESY CHICKEN WAFFLES
FRIED CHICKEN IN WAFFLE CONES
POPCORN CHICKEN WITH MAC & CHEESE
BUFFALO CHICKEN AND CHEESE
SIRACHA FRIED CHICKEN IN WAFFLE CONES
This recipe is not of my invention, I just made it my own by adding more and different ingredients to give it that special flavor that my family (especially my daughter Alexandrea) loves.
You have to get Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard with honey, sweet cranberries and toasted pecans, since these are the “secret” ingredients that make this chicken salad very unique.
Serves 8 (only 5 if I am in the eating group 😀😅😊😂🤩)
2/3 cup Cranberries, dried
1 tsp Onion powder
2 tsp Parsley, fresh
4 tbsp Red onion
1 lemon or lime
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp Dijon mustard with honey
1/2 cup Mayonnaise (do not use light)
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Toasted pecans
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (light sour cream)
3 WELL DONE LARGE COOKED CHICKEN BREAST
It Can Be Served on crispy Lettuce leaves
In a large bowl, mix chicken, cranberries, almonds, celery, and onion. In a separate small dish, prepare dressing by mixing yogurt, curry powder, soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt and pepper together. Combine dressing with the salad ingredients and mix well. Serve on your favorite bread, or on top of fresh greens!
Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are meatier, quicker to cook, and surprisingly healthier than you might think. They’re also budget friendly and less expensive than breasts. It definitely saves you money and adds a delicious flavor to your meal.
Chicken thighs are the most delicious alternative. Marinate them so they can soak up flavor, grill for a smoky crispness, or coat in crumbs and pan fry for a lighter “fried” chicken.
1 1/2 lb. yellow new potatoes (about 25)
Kosher salt and pepper
4 medium chicken thighs
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 tbsp. tarragon, chopped
2 small radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- Place potatoes in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover, then bring to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
- While potatoes are cooking, season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and place in a large, heavy skillet, skin side down. Brush with mustard and place a piece of foil on top. Place a second skillet on top of chicken and put heavy cans in skillet (the contents won’t cook) to weigh it down (this will flatten chicken so it cooks up evenly and extra-crisp). Cook on medium until skin is deep brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Flip chicken and cook, uncovered, until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more.
- In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and horseradish; stir in scallions and tarragon. Halve potatoes (or quarter if large); toss with vinaigrette, then radishes.
- Fold parsley into potato salad and serve with chicken.
Healthy Exotic Food to satisfy the most demanding palate!
Spiced Pan-Roasted Chicken with Olives, Figs, Mint
- 1 whole chicken, cut up into 8 pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) avocado oil (like this) or Schmaltz (page 235)
- 1 cup (160 g) sliced shallots (about 2–3 medium)
- 6 dried figs (like these), roughly chopped
- 1 cup (135 g) kalamata olives
- 1 cup (240 ml) white wine
- 3 sprigs thyme
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C) and place a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken all over with the salt and pepper. Add the oil to the skillet and swirl to coat. Once shimmering, add the chicken, skin side down and allow it to sear for 5–10 minutes, or until the skin is brown. Flip and cook for 2–3 minutes on the other side. Remove to a platter.
2. o the hot pan, add the shallots and figs and sauté for 2–3 minutes, or until the shallots are golden brown. Add the olives, wine and thyme sprigs and boil for a minute or so, scraping up any browned bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan.
3. Return the chicken to the pan, skin side up and place in the oven. Roast the chicken for 30 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
Healthy Exotic Food Recipe to cook Thai Curry Vegetable Soup
1 bunch Baby bok choy
1 Handful Cilantro, fresh
2 cloves Garlic
1 tbsp Ginger, fresh
1/2 Red onion
1 Sweet potato (about 1 lb.), small
1 13 oz can Coconut milk
2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
4 cups Vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 tbsp Fish sauce
3 1/2 oz Rice vermicelli noodles
1/2 tbsp Brown sugar
Oils & Vinegars
2 tbsp Neutral cooking oil
Prepare the vegetables for the soup and garnishes first, so they’re ready to go when needed. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger using a small-holed cheese grater. Peel and dice the sweet potato into one-inch cubes. Wash the bok choy well, then chop into one-inch strips, separating the fibrous stalks from the delicate green ends. Thinly slice the red onion and roughly chop the cilantro.
Add the cooking oil to a large soup pot along with the minced garlic, grated ginger, and Thai red curry paste. Sauté the garlic, ginger, and curry paste over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add the diced sweet potato and chopped bok choy stalks to the pot (save the leafy green ends for later) along with the chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
While the soup is simmering, bring a small pot of water to a boil for the vermicelli. Once boiling, add the vermicelli and boil for 2-3 minutes, or just until tender. Drain the rice noodles in a colander and set aside.
Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and brown sugar to the soup. Stir, taste, and adjust the fish sauce or brown sugar if needed. Finally, add the bok choy greens and let them wilt in the hot soup.
To serve, divide the rice vermicelli among four bowls. Ladle the soup and vegetables over the noodles, then top with red onion, cilantro, a wedge or two of lime, and a drizzle of sriracha.