dozen of us gathered to talk about “Leaning” into the New Year. Leaning into
accepting change, eating better, and taking good care of ourselves, our
families and friends.
and then they joined Sous Chef Lea, Lydia and me for a healthy delicious lunch.
crunchy salad and seasonal dressing, meaty mushroom bruschetta, curried chicken
salad on sweet potato rounds instead of bread, and just a sweet bite of dried
fruit for dessert. Hope you enjoy the recipes as much as we enjoyed our lunch!
Kale, Curly Endive, Radicchio, Napa Cabbage, Purple Cabbage, Bok Choy
Virgin Olive Oil
Fennel together in a large bowl.
garlic, honey together. Whisk in the olive oil and taste for salt and pepper.
Toss with the salad and enjoy!
place on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast in a 425F oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden.
pepper until the mushrooms give up their liquid and begin to brown. Add in the
garlic and cook and stir until aromatic. Add in the thyme and remove the pan
from the heat.
you. If you can find Shitake or Maiitake mushrooms – they are not only full of
flavor – but super food as well.
Large Sweet Potatoes, Peeled and Cut into Slices about ½” Thick
TB Olive Oil
and Black Pepper to Taste
Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Roasted and Chopped
Cup *Chopped Green Onions – Green Parts Only
Cup Light Mayonnaise
Cup Greek Yogurt
Tsp Garam Masala (or Curry Powder)
Tsp Cayenne Pepper (or To Taste)
and Juice of a Lemon
Cup Sliced Almonds, Toasted
Cup Dried Fruit, (Golden Raisins, Cranberries, Apricots), Chopped
Cup Chopped Parsley
425F. Toss the Sweet Potatoes with the oil. Arrange them in a single layer on a
baking sheet and salt and pepper to taste. Bake until tender and lightly
browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from
the oven and set aside.
potatoes are cooking, make the chicken salad by combining the chicken, green
onions, mayo, yogurt, garam masala, cumin, cayenne, lemon juice and zest.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
with a dollop of chicken salad on each one. Garnish with the almonds, dried
fruit and parsley.
Toasted Pecans or Almonds
cherries together in the food processor. Place the nuts on a large flat plate.
Spray your hands with non-stick spray and roll the fruit into 1” balls. Roll
the balls in the chopped nuts.