Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chicken with Artichokes

I love artichokes, their tang and texture, their versatility, — oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention, the way they can make a regular old piece of chicken sing. I decided to make this one night when I was feeling particularly uninspired and just needed something warm and comforting for dinner, without breaking the calorie bank. Lucky for me, this turned out to be yummy enough to share!

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Filed under chicken, dinner, greek yogurt, healthy, lightened up, main course, pasta

Weekend Snapshots May 25-28, 2012

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! Chris and I traveled to Ocean City, Maryland this weekend to stay at my family’s condominium. The beach was packed, but we had wonderful  weather, fabulous company, and great food! We woke up early Saturday morning to this view:

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Ratatouille, as many of you might be familiar with from the Disney/Pixar Movie, is a traditional French dish which consists of various vegetables and herbs. It’s a perfect summertime dish, because all the vegetables are in season, and it doesn’t require you to turn on the oven! To make this ratatouille you will need: 1 yellow onion, 1 1/2 zucchinis, 1 summer squash, 1 1/2 bell peppers (I used 1 orange and 1/2 red), 1 can of diced tomatoes, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil (divided), 1 teaspoon of herbs de Provence*, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.

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Filed under bell pepper, dinner, easy, healthy, main course, meatless main, side, summer squash, tomato, vegetable, yellow onion, zucchini