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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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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Recipe Redux #19: Smoky White Bean Puree

It’s Recipe Redux day again! I am struggling to come up with ways to start these posts. In reality, I’d just like to get right to the recipe because it’s so stinkin’ delicious! But I suppose it deserves a little intro of its own. :)

This month’s theme asked us to find something in our pantry that ‘needs a little love’ and make something creative with it! Here are the details…

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Sweat then Snack 5.0: Protein Corn Muffins

Thanks for all the Happy Blogiversary wishes yesterday, everyone!

Time for another edition of SWEAT THEN SNACK! The posts where I pair a sweaty, heart pumping workout and a protein filled snack to refuel with afterwards!

This post has been a long time coming. I made these Protein Corn Muffins MONTHS ago, but am just now getting around to sharing them. Talk about blogger back up! I guess I sort of missed the boat on sharing them during chili and cornbread season, but to me corn muffins are a good anytime food! Especially after a workout. :)

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