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Chicken Wraps

Things are starting to heat up around here. In Guatemala, Summer is around the corner, the days are sunny and warm and we all start craving fresher meals. And the beach. And Easter holiday.

These Chicken Wraps are a simple meal you can start to prepare beforehand, by having your veggies sliced in advance. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately.  This year, I’m trying the cook for the week approach, and it really helps on the morning of my cooking day to have all the vegetables sliced from the night before. To dress this pita wrap a bit, I tried a cilantro dressing.  You can try it with plain yogurt or a spicy mayonnaise.

Helga

Chicken Wraps

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Grilled Tangerine Chicken with Greens

Another fresh start is here, a shiny new year full of possibilities and opportunities! The Holiday season is always hectic, but this last one was especially… let’s call it active, for me. All the fuss is behind me, and for the first time – I think, in my life – I was actually looking forward to January and getting a fresh start. For a lot of us, part of that fresh start might mean getting rid of clutter, cleaning up, and also cleaning up our diet after having all those fattening and sugar loaded (delicious) foods.

While we’re getting back to our normal daily routine, we want simple foods that can be prepared quickly, right? Grilling is always quick, and healthy, so for our first recipe of 2014 I am sharing the one for Tangerine Chicken and Green Vegetables. Using tangerines and sesame oil makes it different and flavorful, I guarantee you will enjoy this!

Helga

Grilled Tangerine Chicken with Greens

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Chicken, Blueberry & Mozzarella Salad

I absolutely love Mondays after the Sunday’s Farmers Market. On the second and last Sunday of every month, Saúl Farmers Market opens its doors. The second Sunday, at Miraflores, and the last Sunday at Paseo Cayalá. This is a great event, where merchants from all over gather to offer the best: from handmade goods to produce… you have it all. It just so happens, that with Helga we decided to make a fun day out of it. We got together for breakfast, along with Kiki, Helga’s mom and sister, and then we went to the Farmers Market to get some goodies and paid a visit to my mom, who had a stand there.

We were excited, mostly because we were going to get some fresh blueberries. There’s plenty of production here, but most of them are for exporting to the U.S., and at the Farmers Market, there’s a family that sells great produce: blueberries, raspberries, zucchini and mushrooms. Both Helga and myself got some blueberries, and I also picked up some coconut oil and fresh mozzarella. The next day, when the time to grab some lunch came around, I got the idea for a fresh blueberry salad, so here is a Foodies’ Original – with tons of flavor!

Hope you like it as much as I did!

Kitty

Chicken, Blueberry & Mozzarella Salad

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Wild Rice with Chicken and Mushrooms

While it’s fun to go out with friends, lately we’ve been gathering at someone’s home and cooking meals. It’s always fun to hang around the kitchen and with some friends that share the love for food around, we end up getting together for birthdays too. I prepared this Wild Rice recipe for a double birthday celebration, and Juancho (house owner and kitchen lender), made one of his favorite salads: Green Beans, Tomatoes and Feta.

He has a small but amazingly well stocked kitchen. We even joked around when we were cooking, that by the third time I asked if he had something, one of our friends answered for him: “Who do you think you’re cooking with?”, following by his answer and laughter from the intervention. And he has the coolest gadgets! Check out below his cool pepper mill! Imagine an electric pencil… but with pepper! He has the best stuff. It’s the perfect little kitchen that I would love to cook in! He is so awesome that we are had him as a Guest Foodie with his Green Beans, Tomatoes and Feta Salad a few days ago!

This was my first time preparing Wild Rice, and I have to say it was great! I browsed for recipes, and bumped into this one from MyRecipes. I made a mashup of a procedure we recently used to prepare Jambalaya… You’ll love it, as it brings in so much flavor to the rice: you first half cook the chicken on the pot, then remove it from there and sauté the vegetables, adding the chicken back at the end. Then, you add it to the big rice pot, along with all the juices… Believe me, it was well worth it!

 Kitty

Wild Rice with Chicken and Mushrooms

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