Fruit & Nuts

Hazelnut Orange Salad

Hazelnut Orange Salad

Ever have those days where you say, “I’m leaving early – no matter what?”  Well, today was definitely that day, except the outcome was, an hour meeting, turns into 2 hours and that turns into another meeting after the real meeting.  Either way things got done, but I’m beat!

I think late nights call for light dinners, something easy to throw together and healthy enough to settle those late-night tummy rumbles.  This salad is the perfect solution.  Throw in a little spinach, a little kale, segmented and sliced oranges, toasted hazelnuts, diced red onions, a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil…salt as needed.

HO Salad

 

Stay Calm and Keep Healthy!

 

 

 

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Pom-Walnut Chicken

Pomegranate-Walnut Chicken

Pomegranate-Walnut Chicken

Those of you who guessed Pomegranate from yesterday’s post, were right!

I adapted this recipe  for our daily lunches.  Every week, I come up with a few recipes and make a Cosco sized portion, so my evening is freed up for hanging out and doing whatever I want.  I love cooking, but I don’t make quick meals.  All dishes are thought out, made with fresh ingredients and plus, I’m no thirty-minute-rachel-ray.

I pretty much followed the recipe, except I used a little coconut oil spray instead of any butter or oil.  In keeping with our Paleo-ish lifestyle we went sans rice and placed the dish on a bed of spinach.  Spinach has become a staple in our house; between daily smoothies and usual meals, we plow through about 2-3 bags a week…here’s to being strong like Pop-eye!

Toasted, then crushed walnuts

Toasted, then crushed walnuts

Sauteing all the ingredients

Sauteing all the ingredients