Spa Cuisine Recipes

garden herb & chicken health bowl

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Here’s another little (or I guess I should say big) healthy, grain bowl that I made for dinner a few nights ago. This one was really delicious and could easily be made into a vegetarian meal by swapping out the grilled chicken and replacing it with oven roasted chickpeas. The earthy roasted veggies, nutty quinoa…

spinach souffle chicken

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We love easy, delicious chicken recipes! This is wonderful with buttered whole grain toast points or warmed baguette. If you’re looking for fast, easy and yummy, you’ve come to the right place. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled or baked until completely cooked 1/4 cup unsalted butter (we use Kerrygold, unsalted) 1 medium onion, chopped…

coconut green tea ice cream

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Whoo hoo! Friday’s here! Gracie and I spent the day in Minneapolis yesterday. We had coffee at Caribou on Nicollet Mall, and lunch at Chipotle. Then we strolled up to Barnes & Noble and looked at magazines and books for awhile. All in all, a fabulous way to spend a hot summer day. Today it’s…

mango tango chicken & pasta salad {in a jar}

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As I’ve said before, we adore salads and meals in jars this time of year. Just pack them on ice and head to a beautiful picnic spot. Jars make pretty, earth-friendly vehicles for food. Here’s my latest jar creation. I made up a big batch of Mango Tango Chicken Salad and layered it with pasta…

cabbage roll casserole {deconstructed cabbage rolls}

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I’m munching on a bit of this casserole as I write this blog post. Gracie and I just took a long hike up Red Wing’s Barn Bluff and now I’m hungry! Cabbage roll casserole hits the spot. It’s good for you, low in fat and high in fiber, but my favorite thing about this casserole…

buddha bowl

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We’re on a bowl kick! We can’t seem to get enough of them. Grain and protein bowls are a great way to incorporate lots of fresh vegetables and lean protein into your diet. You can choose your favorite grain or pasta, your favorite lean protein, and jazz it up with a yummy sauce. The possibilities…

{just like wahoo’s} banzai bowl

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Who else loves bowl dinners? I have quite a few tried and true recipes for the popular “grain” and “protein” bowls in the blog archives, but I always enjoy adding new ones to my repertoire. This one was heavily inspired by a bowl that Gracie enjoyed a couple times while visiting the always awesome Wahoo…

Mango Tango Chicken Salad

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One of my favorite tearoom delicacies! I made this salad for a light dinner last night and decided to snap a picture while I was at it. This is a tropical delight that is sure to conjure up memories of tropical islands and summer. Enjoy! ~Mango Tango Chicken Salad~ In a large mixing bowl, combine…

tequila lime grilled chicken

tequilalimechic

This time of year is awesome for coming up with simple, easy, delicious grilling recipes. Some of my favorite chicken recipes require a few flavorful marinade ingredients, boneless skinless chicken breasts, a big heavy duty Ziploc bag and a few hours time so they can marinate in the fridge. Here’s my latest creation, and it…

caprese salad chicken wrap

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These healthy, flavorful wraps make a wonderful, light lunch or dinner! Everyone seems to love wrap sandwiches. I’ve served them several times for casual, tea party luncheons. Use the most colorful wraps you can find (my favorites are spinach and sun-dried tomato.) Feel free to use warm chicken, fresh off the grill, or cold chicken…