Travel Often

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pesto-Peach Chicken Salad Wrap

Who doesn't like peaches? The question is how do you cook with them?

Pesto-Peach Chicken Salad Wrap
serves 4
(recipe found in Fitness Magazine July/August 2011)
Great way to use up basil!
3 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
1 1/4 pounds peaches, pitted and cubed
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
4 large red-leaf lettuce leaves, spines removed and sliced in half
4 10-inch whole-grain wraps

1. Put the basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, salt and black pepper in the bowl of a food processor. While processor is running, pour in lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water; add the oil and continue processing until a paste forms. Mix the chicken, peaches and celery in a large bowl; add the pesto and toss to coat.

2. Place 2 lettuce leaves in the middle of each wrap and top with 1 cup of the chicken mixture. Wrap tightly, cut in half and serve.

Karl's reaction: "This little wrap is quite tasty. Are there peaches in here!?!? This is good stuff."

My take: Yummy goodness here. I will be making this again!

Cherry Bomb Smoothie

Refreshing and hydrating and full of nutrients in one glass

Cherry Bomb
(recipe found in Women's Health July/August 2011)

Blend 3/4 cup frozen cherries
1 kiwi, peeled and quartered
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup coconut water
3/4 tsp agave nectar
and 3 ice cubes

Karl's reaction: "Is there spices in this? Why is my throat so itchy? I think you put spices in here!"

My take: I put two kiwis in the mix instead of one and they overpowered a little bit (probably why Karl's throat felt itchy) but I loved it!
Ingredients for the Cherry Bomb