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About this Cook
I love to work out so I'm constantly in search of high-protein options with variety.
My favorite things to cook
Anything with quinoa or chicken soup base.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays aren't the same without turkey, stuffing and squash soup.
Recipe Reviews 44 reviews
Cajun Chicken Pasta
tip: shake the chicken pieces in a Ziploc bag with the Cajun spice and salt. The butter is a must. I always begin with a base recipe and change things based on what I have in the kitchen. Mostly, I was intrigued by the cream sauce with I just cooked the chicken with the Cajun spice and salt for about 10 min. then added in one diced yellow onion (no green onions on-hand), 2 garlic cloves, a bunch of kale, half a red pepper, and then used just half cup of skim milk and mixed in 1 Tbsp of corn starch to thicken it up. I also didn't have pasta so I served it over jasmine rice. The entire family gobbled it right up. I know, it's not what the recipe called for...but I can tell from the spice mixture that it would be delicious on its own. However, I think 1 1/2 cups of cream is a lot of liquid. I would suggest trying just 1 cup and then adding in the amount you think is needed. If serving over rice, it'll just get absorbed perfectly. If serving over pasta, I think it'll be a tad too much liquid.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2015
Strawberry Avocado Salad
I give it a four because as written I think the sweetness is overpowering. Otherwise, the recipe is wonderful. However, I never stick to a recipe exactly as it is written, so here were my changes: I used 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of organic coconut palm sugar (lower glycemic) in place of all of the sugar/honey listed. I also eliminated the lemon juice (I didn't have any on-hand) and added 1/2 tsp of prepared mustard so that the dressing would emulsify. You can really play around with the ingredients a lot. I used plain almonds instead of pecans (didn't have those on-hand either) and I also added a cored, seeded and cut up yellow delicious apple. The avocado is a MUST. You can really use any salad greens you have. I prefer Romaine lettuce, but really anything goes here. If you are sticking with arugula, you might wish to keep the sweetness factor a little higher than I've posted. Got rave reviews from the family! Thanks for the idea!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2015
Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
This was very good...but you don't need all of that extra fat. I cut out the half and half cream altogether and replaced it with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (and I used only the leftover sour cream I had in the fridge - 1 Tbsp). I also only used 1 Tbsp butter and enough olive oil, as needed, to moisten the flour so that it would come together with the milk. With all the parmesan, I cut out the salt and the Colby-Monterey Jack cheese. Whatever you do, use fresh garlic and not garlic powder. Your taste buds will thank you.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2014

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