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Chicken Broccoli Slaw

Chicken Broccoli Slaw

Happy Valentine’s Day! This recipe is not romantic or decadent, but it is healthy, fresh, and really tasty!

Although I am totally and completely dreading it getting to hotter temperatures here, I am ready for spring foods. Light, crisp, fresh. These are all the things I want right now when it comes to food.

I have been getting kind of bored with my salads lately and wanted to change things up a bit. When you think of a slaw, you probably typically think of it as a topping or maybe a side dish, but it can be so much more! Why not eat it as a salad?! By adding some extra veggies and chicken, this slaw easily stands on its own and is filling enough for lunch. I added some extra crunch with Chow Mein noodles! This little salad also has 17 grams of protein so eat it up!

Chicken Broccoli Slaw

Chicken Broccoli Slaw

I topped it with some of my spicy peanut dressing which I make quite frequently for a number of dishes including my spicy peanut chicken wrap. I think if I could put this dressing on everything, I would. I like to use crunchy peanut butter because it adds texture and well, I’m kind of obsessed with crunchy peanut butter, but you can use plain if you’d prefer.

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Oh sangria, it’s been so long since I last posted a sangria recipe and that’s just wrong! And you know what else is wrong? The fact that every sangria recipe I have posted has used white wine. What’s up with me not giving red wine some love too?! In my defense, while I do love red wine, I typically prefer white wine sangria because they tend to be more refreshing to me which is something I am usually looking for in a sangria.

And you know what is weird (I promise this is the last question I will ask you…)? Making a batch of this on a Sunday morning so you can photograph it and then feeling obligated to drink all of it throughout the day so you don’t waste perfectly good wine and then realize you no longer have the tolerance you had when you were 21 years old…

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

This blueberry pomegranate version uses red wine, but it’s still really refreshing and not overly sweet (another feature that I think is key to a good sangria recipe!)! I haven’t really been buying blueberries this winter because they haven’t been in season and have been really expensive at the store, but I noticed big containers on sale this week so I had to get some! I like this sangria because although it has blueberries (which are best in the spring and summer), it also has pomegranate which I usually associate with the winter. This is a sangria you can really make all year around! If fresh blueberries aren’t looking good or are still overpriced near you, can you also opt to use frozen.

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Müller Yogurt and 1-800-FLOWERS Giveaway

Müller Yogurt

I’m really picky when it comes to yogurt. There are only a few brands that I buy regularly and Müller is one of them!

Müller recently just released three new flavors: Müller Corner Dark Chocolate Cherry, Raspberry and Pecan Granola. Now these pictures don’t include the Pecan Granola because there is a small chance that I ate it before taking pictures…

Muller Yogurt

You guys know I love dark chocolate so of course these new flavors appeal to me! I love them because they make me feel like I am having a fancy dessert or a bowl of ice cream, but it’s yogurt! My only complaint is that I wish the dark chocolate chunks were bigger :P

Muller Yogurt

In celebration of Valentine’s Day this week, Müller is giving away a $25 1-800-FLOWERS Gift Card as well as 25 product coupons to one lucky winner! Whether they are for someone special or yourself, you can never go wrong with flowers for Valentine’s Day! And who doesn’t love lots of coupons?! Enter for your chance to win below!

Dark Chocolate Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce

Dark Chocolate Pancakes

Last year, I made red velvet pancakes for Valentine’s breakfast. This year, I am all about dark chocolate.

We always have breakfast for dinner on Thursdays which means I don’t typically make us a big breakfast too often in the mornings, but sometimes it’s really nice to have a fancier breakfast and what could possibly be more perfect than dark chocolate pancakes? And how perfect is dark chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

Dark Chocolate Pancakes

These are far and away the best pancakes I’ve made. I’m a sucker for anything involving dark chocolate. These pancakes are rich and decadent, it really doesn’t get any better, expect then it does because there is also fresh raspberry sauce!

Now, how about that recipe?!

Dark Chocolate Pancakes

Flashback Friday: Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli, which in Italian means ‘pasta and beans’. This is one of my most favorite soups ever. It’s certainly not the most beautiful soup in the world, but it’s filling and comforting and always reminds me of home! I haven’t made it in forever, but I really got a craving for it while I was sick last weekend and just had to make a big pot to enjoy this week.

People can be very particular about pasta e fagioli. Some versions have meat, some are spicier than others, some have more beans, but I like mine more on the traditional and plain side, but with a touch of red pepper for a little heat! I think this is a great soup for dinner if you are trying to do a meatless meal. It’s simple to make and it’s also very inexpensive which makes it great for serving a family. And as an added bonus, It freezes really well also which is great in my house since there are just two of us and we often can’t eat a huge pot of soup fast enough. Serve it with some warm and crusty bread and you’ve got a really good dinner!

Nibblies

1. We are still recovering from being sick. This last week has been a huge blur and although I finally got myself back to the office, we finished the bottle of Tussin and now I don’t know what to do with myself.

2. I hate how when you’re sick and you lose your appetite (and ability to taste), but then you start feeling better and you want to eat, but you don’t have the energy to actually do the cooking. I also don’t have the energy to go grocery shopping.

3. So we live pretty close to the Phoenix airport and are in the flight path, but we’re not so close that it’s actually something that bothers us on a daily basis. However, this past Saturday night while we were laying on the couch, we heard a plane that sounded like it was flying so low, it was incredibly loud and it lasted a long time. I legitimately got freaked out and thought this plane was going to crash into our house. I jumped up from the couch screaming, “something is wrong!” and bolted for the garage. I don’t know why the garage, but that’s where I went. Where is the best place to seek cover when you think a plane is going to crash into your house? I’m seriously asking this.