WIAW: Real Food Works Soup

My first WIAW in a month! Glad to be back. :)

I don’t know if I’ll be participating every week, but I am here this week and that’s what counts! Before I get into my full day of eats, I wanted to share some products I sampled before I went away last month! This company is all about real food (hey, it’s even in their name!) and their nutritious products are so unique.

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Coconut Curry Chicken Salad

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Dried Plum Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I’ve always been a big fan of dried fruit. From elementary schools snacks mixed with nuts and pretzels to how I like to enjoy them now…dipped in peanut butter! I like a lot of different kinds as well: apricots, figs, dates, mulberries, raisins, goji berries. But one of my favorites (especially for dipping in nut butter is dried plums. Yes…PRUNES.

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WIAW: A Short Hiatus

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I am probably the most frustrating blogger for you all right now. I know I keep alluding to changes that will be happening in my life and on the blog soon, but I promise everything will be revealed on Friday.

Having to do with these changes is that I will have to take a short hiatus from WIAW over the next few weeks. So this will be the last food-centric post for me for a while, but I hope to return to the party as soon as I’m able.

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Honey Pecan Crusted Chicken

Food bloggers, do you ever hit a recipe that you just CANNOT WAIT to share? Hopefully some of you can relate, cause that’s exactly how I feel about this one. I teased it way back in early April during Easter weekend, and now I finally have time to share it with you.

Recently, Nektar Naturals approached me about trying some of their granulated honey. I’m a honey fan and we actually go through a lot of it in our house since that’s what my mom uses in her coffee every morning (coconut milk, honey, and cinnamon…in case you were wondering!). But I had never heard of or tried a granulated variety. I thought it sounded pretty cool because I figured it could replace other granulated sweeteners in baking recipes. Sometimes baking with liquid sweeteners can be tough….though I do prefer them nutritionally to stevia and regular table sugar.

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WIAW: WH Action Hero

Have you ever applied for something or entered a contest with no real confidence that you’ll be chosen, hired, or randomly selected? It’s a long shot, but it’s worth reaching for. It gives a goal, something to hope on and dream about.

Well, this is how I felt when I heard about the Women’s Health Action Hero search about 6 months ago (before all this injury and health nonsense, mind you). Women’s Health put out a call to their readers asking for influencers across the nation that value health and wellness, love running, positively influence and connect with others, and are making a difference through their interactions on social media to apply to be a 2015 WH Action Hero. When I read the requirements, I decided to apply. I knew their would be thousands of applicants, but I thought I’d just go for it. You can’t accomplish what you don’t give a try!

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