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Coconut Milk Baked Chicken

Fast and delicious recipes, this is what I am constantly looking for. This tastes even better if you leave the chicken marinating over night; which I love doing not only because it improves flavor, but because it saves me time. The next day you just need to pop it in the oven and make a quick salad… voilá! An original and flavorful lunch or dinner for your family.

I do recommend that you use bone-in chicken pieces for maximum flavor. I tweaked the original recipe by using honey instead of sugar, and fresh ginger instead of ground. Don’t worry about the flavor, the recipe calls for honey and coconut milk, but the flavors are subtle and it gets a nice kick from the fresh ginger and earthiness from the herbs and seasonings. I would add a little heat by including some cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce to the marinade, so if spice is not an issue give it a try.

 Helga

Coconut Milk Baked Chicken

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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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