Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summertime Recipes

Chicken Salad

The summertime can bring a lot of fun for a family, but it can also bring flares because of the hot days and cool nights. Cooking is hard to do in the summer because temperatures rise and having flares can make things worse.

But we all have to eat! And when you have Fibro, you have to eat well in order to stay fabulous. Having said that, I'm going to share some new recipes that are not in the book The Fibro Hand recipe section. These two recipes are quick and easy and you won't have turn on your stove-- unless you want to of course!

The first recipe is a new spin on an old summer favorite, Chicken Salad. I often make it with left over pieces of the prior night's roaster chicken, but you can very easily use ready made chicken breast strips from the meat section of your local market, or you can also brown a couple of breasts for this easy recipe too.

What you will need:
4 cups of shredded chicken breast (about a breast and half cooked)

4 tablespoons of mayonnaise

3 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil

2 teaspoons of paprika

1-2 teaspoons (to taste) of sea salt

15 pitted kalamata olives in olive oil

2 Roma tomatoes

3 small cloves of garlic (chopped)
Mix all the ingredients together and serve cold and with you favorite crackers or bread. This amount of salad will easily make about 8 sandwiches.




Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip is one of my favorite snacks. This recipe is really easy and really good with wheat crackers or chips.


What you will need:

3 tablespoons of softened cream cheese

12 ounces of sour cream

4 small cloves of chopped garlic

1 slice of a purple onion chopped

1 chopped Roma tomato

8 ounces of chopped frozen spinach

1 medium green pepper (diced)

1/2 cup of grated romano and parmasan cheese

1 teaspoon of sea salt


Directions:
1.) Saute spinach, tomatoes, garlic, onion, and pepper with one tablespoon of canola oil until softened (about 5 minutes).

2.) Blend sour cream, cream cheese, grated cheese, sea salt, and saute mixture together.

3.) Chill for one hour and serve with wheat crackers, chips, or tortilla chips.



Hope you enjoy these summer favorites of mine!

Stay Fabu
lous!

Love and friendship,

Kimberley

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