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Thai Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Thai Barbecue Coconut Red Curry Chicken © Jeanette's Healthy Living

It's been sweltering the last couple of days but I have to say, after such a long and cold winter, I really don't mind the heat. Grilling even in the hot weather doesn't bother me. As the summer rolls along, I've had to switch things up so that chicken, night after night, doesn't get old. Although I do like to grill fish and shrimp, and the occasional steak, it costs a lot more than chicken to feed my family. So, I rely on chicken on the bone or boneless chicken breasts that I cut in half … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Ratatouille with Eggplant, Peppers and Tomatoes Recipe

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Grilled Ratatouille wrapped in foil is the perfect way to enjoy summer eggplant, tomatoes, onions and peppers. The best part is that there's almost no cleanup involved. Our farmer's market is packed with summer vegetables this time of year and I find myself buying as much as I can carry. Although I get to the market as soon as it opens, parking can be tough to find, so often I park on the street and walk up to the market with my empty bags in hand. By the time I make my way around the … [Continue Reading...]

Breakfast Smashed Avocado Tomato Toast with Fried Poached Egg

Smashed Avocado Toast with Tomato and Poached Egg © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Start your day off with this Breakfast Smashed Avocado Tomato Toast with Fried Poached Egg - it will keep your tummy full all morning long. A few weeks ago, we hosted my husband's cousin and niece from Taiwan during their stay in the U.S. and I had the pleasure of introducing them to all sorts of new foods. Every meal was like an adventure, from granola with yogurt to barbecue chicken - foods that are so common to us, yet so foreign to them. One morning, I made this Breakfast Smashed … [Continue Reading...]

Healthy Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail Recipe

Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Cool down with this Healthy Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail - it's the perfect summertime treat! Summertime is the perfect time to keep your family hydrated and nourished with fresh fruits in season. I find making frozen drinks or popsicles using fresh fruit is an easy way to get my kids to eat fruit during the summer, so in the afternoons, I often blend up a frozen drink of some sort. This Healthy Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail is packed with all sorts of fruits, including strawberries, … [Continue Reading...]

Pasta with Pesto, Fresh Tomatoes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese

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This Kitchen Sink Pasta with Pesto, Fresh Tomatoes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese makes a hearty meal. Today's recipe is for a pasta dish that I threw together on July 4th for lunch. I didn't intend on making lunch for the boys that day because I was cleaning through mounds of paperwork and trying to catch up on all the office work. I had asked the boys to figure things out for lunch (a.k.a. take-out). After some deliberation, they decided on pizza and were just about to … [Continue Reading...]

Kale Salad with Feta, Garlic Panko Crumbs and Fried Slow Poached Egg Recipe

Kale Salad with Feta and Garlic Panko Crumbs and Poached Egg © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Kale Salad with Feta, Garlic Panko Crumbs and Fried Slow Poached Egg is seriously addicting. Recently, I clicked on a link for Mei Mei's food truck in Boston and discovered their Amazing Kale Salad menu item. I don't even know how I ended up on their site, but that kale salad description intrigued me - their kale salad is topped with not only a slow poached egg that's then fried, but it's served with crunchy garlic panko crumbs and feta cheese. I invested in a circulator earlier … [Continue Reading...]

Oven Roasted Tomato Pesto Recipe

Oven Dried Tomato Pesto © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Oven Roasted Tomato Pesto makes a nice stir-in for pastas when you're looking for a quick and easy meal. I can't believe how quickly the summer has flown by. My oldest son has been working in the city this summer and this is his last week. It was his first time living in the city and a good way to see if he likes the city life. We've missed having him around this summer, although he's made it up to Connecticut a bunch of times. There's definitely something special about having all … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes and The Hershey Story

Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Today, I've got a special treat for you ~ Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes, inspired by a recent visit to The Hershey Company. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the world of Hershey. For those of you who aren't familiar with The Hershey Company, it's one of the oldest chocolate manufacturers in the U.S. (founded in 1894 by Milton Hershey) and is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I fondly remember visiting Hershey when I was a kid and was excited at the prospect of … [Continue Reading...]

Blueberry Cranberry Walnut Aged Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Blueberry Cranberry Aged Goat Cheese Walnut Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Blueberry Cranberry Walnut Aged Goat Cheese Salad offers a beautiful balance of sweet, tangy and creamy all in a bowl. I don't think I've met a person yet that doesn't like blueberries. They're one of the rare fruits in nature that have a brilliant blue color and they're just plain cute and fun to eat. Our farmer's market has been carrying fresh blueberries for a couple of weeks now and there's always a line at the stands that sell them. I shared a picture of all the blueberries at our … [Continue Reading...]

Acai Banana Kale Smoothie Recipe

Acai Banana Kale Yogurt Smoothie © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Power up your morning with this Acai Banana Kale Smoothie, packed with antioxidants. This summer, the twins have been working out feverishly, which has had a trickle down effect on my husband and me. Funny how that works. Not only are they working out, but they're also trying to put on some weight, so they've been eating a big breakfast each morning (read my recent Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl post) and drinking protein shakes after their workouts. My husband and I, on the other hand, are … [Continue Reading...]

White Peach Sangria Recipe

White Peach Sangria © Jeanette's Healthy Living

White Peach Sangria is perfect for summer entertaining when you're looking for a refreshing drink featuring fresh fruits in season. My husband is a huge fan of sangria, whether it's red or white. Sangria is just a mixture of wine, liquors, fruit juices and fresh fruit. The wine doesn't have to be expensive since it's mixed together with juices, so it's a fairly economical summer drink if you're entertaining guests. Recently, we celebrated  the last night with our relatives from Taiwan … [Continue Reading...]