All posts tagged: healthy

Tropical poblano peppers with shrimp

Yes, it has been awhile since I have published a recipe. True I have cooked, just forgotten to share with everyone. I have a couple of great ones too. It is not often I randomly shop without a purpose for a meal. The poblanos looked wonderful at the market so I was compelled to purchase two hoping to come up with a stuffing. Of course there is a time frame involved…., if I don’t come up with something fairly soon they will spoil and that is a waste. Planning meals ahead for the week is just something I do, trying to maximize potential left overs etc. Rotating what we have in the freezer is a priority too, things can get lost in there. So, I found some nice fish and decided on fish tacos, and an older bag of gulf shrimp, that really needed to be used. Now this old brain went to work and this is what I came up with. It has a wonderful sauce to go over it too. 2-4 poblanos roasted, peeled, plus …

Chicken and zucchini 

I bet the summer garden is in full swing. Besides tomatoes, zucchini always seems to grow well this time of year. Cooking zucchini boiled, grilled, stuffed , pickled and fried or coming up with additional ways to prepare it can drive you crazy. So the other day we wanted something light and yummy and I came up with this super easy and full flavored dish. We served it with rice….I think as a dish by itself would work too, or with pasta or another whole grain. Prep time is about 30 minutes.  Two half chicken breast fat trimmed cut into large bite size hunks 1 large can whole tomatoes or 4 fresh ones cut into hunks 1/2 shallot chopped, an onion could work too  1 teaspoon of your favorite Italian spices, oregano some Rosemary and thyme Pinch of salt 2 zucchini sliced……not super thin 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder or two fresh cloves chopped finely Heat skillet up with olive oil, put in chicken pieces and stir. While meat is cooking chop …