I had the pleasure of co-hosting “Girls Day In”, a program at the Thomas
F Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Atlanta. Part of an ongoing series of “Girls
Night In”, its one of my favorite ways to share good cooking, food and eating
with a group of women interested in living and eating better.
group of thirty cancer survivors and thrivers talked cleaning and organization with Chaos 2 Comfort founder Teresa Taylor.
Over lunch they swapped favorite tips and techniques for making small changes
that end up in big results.
course, integral to any good “Day or Night In”, is the food! I shared a couple of
recipes for some of my easy go-tos perfect for a day full of organizing, saving,
pitching and donating. We started the morning with a little granola and a
teensy-tiny mimosa. Hey – It was Saturday, and we definitely needed motivation,
given the subject.
on, I served up a composed salad, (in French it sounds even cooler: Salade
Composee). One of the easy elements of the dish was my chicken salad. Full of
the flavor of Garam Masala, an Indian Spice Blend that you can find in any
grocery store, it made a hearty compliment to the rest of the leafy, green, veggie
and little-bite-of-salmon plate. We served the chicken salad in a hollowed out
Roma tomato. (Who doesn’t like anything that is just the size for me, or you?)
Roma tomatoes are my favorite choice this time of the year – they are a little
less watery and meatier.
day was fun, the company enjoyable, and if I do say so myself, the food yummy!
combine all dry ingredients except dried fruit and ginger. Drizzle in the maple
syrup and stir well. Add orange juice and zest, stirring so all ingredients are
baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, stirring checking about every 10
minutes so nothing burns.
completely. Store in an airtight container.
onions, mayo, yogurt, garam masala, cumin, cayenne, lemon juice and zest.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.