Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cooking Demonstration: Chicken and Fruit Salad

Today for our health center's event, I did a workshop on healthy eating and salad making demonstration. This recipes is taken from the Center for Disease Control Website. This website is great! They have a lot of really easy and healthy recipes. What I love about this site is that you can search recipes by certain ingredients. You can choose a few ingredients and see what kind of recipes they have for certain types of meal.

Chicken and Fruit Salad
Number of servings: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cups of Fruits/Vegetables Per Person 2

1 lb roasted chicken breast
1 medium-size bunch spinach
2 medium-size pink/white grapefruit
2 medium-size red delicious apples
3/4 lb seedless green grapes
1/2 cup fat– free Dijon salad dressing

1) Remove and discard skin from chicken; tear chicken into bite size pieces.

2) Chop 1 cup loosely packed spinach leaves; set remaining leaves aside.

3) Cut peel from grapefruit; remove sections with knife. Cut unpeeled apples into 3/4 inch chunks.

4) In large bowl, combine chicken, chopped spinach, fruit and salad dressing; toss to coat. To serve, arrange remaining spinach leaves on platter; spoon chicken salad over spinach leaves.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New 2010! Last meal of 2009....

Sorry, no time to update but I will finish blogging and put the recipe out soon!! The ham was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! One of the best ham I've ever made! Stay tuned.....

Glazed Pineapple Cupcake

I used the Duncan Hines Pineapple Cake Mix. I chopped up some pineapples from the can and stuffed it into the batter after I put the batter into each individual cupcake paper cups. I wanted to make sure that each bite of the cupcake there is also a bite of pineapple. One tip is to use the pineapple that is in heavy syrup. I tried to be healthy and used the the other one but the pineapple turned out to be a bit too sour.

I thought the cupcake was too plain and sour so I decide to put a glazed on it. I used some condense milk with the pineapple syrup from the can and cooked it for a little bit. Thanks Andy for the idea! The glazed turned out creamy with a bit of pineapple taste which was really good!