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Hi everyone… welcome to my new blog! This is the first blog I’ve ever had so I’m really excited about sharing some recipes and my random quirky thoughts 🙂 Some of my recipes are meals that I’ve been making for years while others are from various websites, cooking magazines (such as Paula Deen’s cookbook) and cook books from The Pampered Chef. In the effort of eating better, a lot of my recipes will be on the healthier side but there will also be comfort foods and deserts put into the mix as well.

For this weeks recipes, I wanted to pass on things that seem simple to make and don’t require turning on your oven 🙂

Asian Chicken Salad [Cooking With Paula Deen]

8 cups chopped romaine lettuce

2 cups shredded cooked chicken (the rotisserie chickens from the grocery store work great for this recipe)

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into strips

1 (81/4-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

1 cup crispy rice noodles* (you should be able to find La Choy Rice Noodles at the grocery store)

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 rice wine vinegar

2 limes, zested and juiced

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1. In a large bowl, place lettuce, chicken, bell pepper, apple, mandarin oranges, rice noodles, and green onion, tossing gently to combine.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sesame oil and olive oil. Slowly add rice wine vinegar, whisking to combine. Add lime zest, lime juice, sugar, and salt, whisking until well combined. Pour desired amount of dressing over romaine mixture, tossing gently to coat.

Serve immediately (Makes 6-8 servings)

About tinazeien

A little about me….. I’ve worked in healthcare a little over 18 years, 5 ½ of those years working with midwives. I love being involved with families that are expecting an addition to their family! Currently I am in school working towards getting my nursing degree so I can work in labor and delivery. From there I might go into OB ultrasonography. The whole pregnancy and child birth experience is so amazing I’m finding it hard to decide exactly what I want to be when I grow up! ☺ When I’m not working or putting my nose into text books, I spend as much time as I can with my daughters who are 14 & 18 years old (teenagers are quite an adventure!) I also enjoy spending time with friends and family. As I’m sure you’ve noticed by my weekly recipes, one of my biggest passions is to cook! I love spending my weekends finding new recipes to experiment with and playing hostess at my home. Most of the recipes I am going to try to post here are on the healthier side or geared towards vegetarians but I’ll also be sneaking in a few deserts here and there…. We all need a little decadence once in a while right?! I look forward to hearing if you have enjoyed these recipes as much as my family has! Bon Appétit ☺

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