Sunday, June 27, 2010

Grilled Chicken Breasts in Spiced Yogurt

Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 35 min

Yield: Makes 6 servings
2 1/4 cups plain yogurt (18 oz; preferably whole-milk)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (2 1/4 to 2 1/2 lb total)
1 cup small fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons minced shallot

Whisk together 1 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt, and spices, then add chicken and turn until coated well. Marinate at room temperature 20 minutes.

While chicken is marinating, prepare grill for cooking. If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom of grill, then light charcoal. Charcoal fire is medium-hot when you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds. If using a gas grill, preheat burners on high, covered, 10 minutes, then reduce heat to moderate.

While grill is heating, whisk together remaining 1 1/4 cups yogurt and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and salt to taste.

Grill chicken (discard marinade), covered only if using gas grill, on lightly oiled grill rack, turning over occasionally, until just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes total. Transfer chicken to a platter.

Toss together mint, shallot, and remaining tablespoon oil in a small bowl. Drizzle chicken with yogurt sauce and top with mint salad.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

miso tahini dip

1/3 cup miso (mild)
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup warm water

mix and serve with veggies

chocolate bread pudding

butterscotch sauce

cold brewed tea

mason jar
2 tea bags of your choosing
6+ hours in the refrigerator.....DONE!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

burger sauce

2tablespoons mayonnaise
1tablespoon ketchup
1teaspoon sweet pickle relish
1/2teaspoon sugar
1/2teaspoon white vinegar
1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
(i added some mustard as well - was to mayo for me)


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl.

Marinated Broccoli

4 cups broccoli florets
1/3 cup fresh oregano (1-2 Tbsp fry)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1-2 cloves minced garlic

Combine and marinate all day in the refrigerator.
(from Raw Food Cleanse by Penni Shelton)