So the other day I experimented with turnips for the first time. My plan was to make them into ‘fries’. I was not a fan of the taste at all! :/ I figured maybe if I blended them up with some nut milk and nutritional yeast I could make a mock mashed potato. That didn’t work either. Least to say, cooking with turnips was a bust.
They tasted like an awkward carrot. Whatever that means.
However, a protein smoothie always comes through.
I am OBSESSED with these Dang salted chocolate coconut chips. They add a serious crunch and salty/sweet layer to a smoothie. It’s a must-try item!!!
For another dinner this week I decided to turn ‘Taco Tuesday’ into ‘WTF: Where’s The Fajitas’. It was a good choice. A very, very good choice.
4 chicken breasts
Marinade of choice, I used a bottles chimichurri sauce – enough to soak the chicken in
1 sweet onion, sliced
Peppers of choice, I used yellow. De-seed and slice into strips
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 large or two small avocados
2 vine ripened tomatoes, diced
Optional: Shredded cheese blend, sour cream and small corn tortillas
2-3 limes, quartered
Chili powder, to taste
Salt and peppa, to taste
First, wash and dry your chicken. Cut into thin strips. Place into large ziplock bag and pour in your marinade. The longer this sits the better, or at least 2 hours prior to cooking.
Before you’re ready to cook the chicken, heat two pans – one pan for the veggies and a griddle for the chicken.
Pour olive oil ( or cooking oil of choice) and heat clove of garlic for 1 minute.
Throw in your sliced onion and peppers to sauté with salt and pepper to taste.
While your veggies are sizzling away, coat griddle with olive oil on medium-high heat so you get some grill marks on the kitchen. Once heated, cook chicken 3 minutes per side.
As your chicken cooks (and delicious smells waft through the kitchen), start prepping your guacamole. Scoop your avocado(s) into a bowl and add the juice of 1 lime juice, sea salt, 1/2 diced tomato.
Once all of the chicken is cooked and veggies are screaming to be eaten, place into serving dishes and start your fiesta!
Adam ate his wrapped in corn tortillas ( of which I stole a huge bite) and ate mine on a bed of veggies.
Some other fun news…
Adam and I have begun our house hunt! We are just putting our feelers out to see what area we see ourselves in and what we want in a home together. I’m all for a his and hers kitchen…remains yet to be found 😉
I’ll settle for a large tub in the bathroom.
At my latest acupuncture appointment…
I picked up a prenatal vitamin!
We are not on the baby train just yet (we have our wedding coming up in just two weeks!!! and are fueling our wanderlust as we plan our trip to Thailand in the next few months). I was told that it would be a good idea to take a prenatal vitamin a few months before trying for a family to get your body ready. Apparently DHA is an important ingredient to look for in your prenatal supplements as it has healthy fats that are crucial for babies in utero.
If you’ve been preggers/are preggers/looking to become preg hers, what prenatal vitamins do you recommend?!
What are you making for dinner tonight?
Have a good one!