Realistic Cooking Ideas

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A cold chicken salad is always nice on a hot summer day! When making a salad, a purchased rotisserie chicken saves time and eliminates heating the oven. Grilling a marinade chicken breast is also another great option. Many supermarkets are now selling grilled or cooked chicken to quickly throw together a salad. There are not …

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This is a wonderful dish that I adapted from Beachbody for Thanksgiving. If you are doing the 21-Day Fix Challenge or any of the other Beachbody challenges, be sure to follow their recipe for the correct container conversion. This dish was a great healthy substitute for traditional stuffing and dressing. I do not really care …

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The holidays! Many people enjoy the traditional dishes but it is also nice to change them up a bit. Fresh green beans are just wonderful – especially if they are al dente! Typically I like mine steamed with no dressing. But for the holidays why not add some walnuts, cranberries, blue cheese and you have …

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I made this wonderful Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins and Pine Nuts as an appetizer and it would also make a nice lunch! For an appetizer consider serving with crackers, mini pita bread sliced into smaller pieces, or crusty Italian bread. For lunch use a larger whole wheat pita bread or serve on top of …

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This is a wonderful recipe adapted from: Healthiest Meals on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What Meals to Eat and Why by Jonny Bowden. You can find this valuable book at this location. I made some minor changes to the recipe and for one salad it is about 300 calories. Avocados and macadamia nut …

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Pictures: Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Today is my last day of my stay-cation. Greg and I had some wonderful day trips over the last 4-days including a visit to Niagara Falls. We took a few videos for those of you who have never been to …

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This recipe is different than my Mom’s Macaroni Salad that I previously posted. This year I am trying some different variations on the classic summer foods. This version is packed with vegetables and I top it with shrimp when serving. You could always add the shrimp to the salad but this way you have options …

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