Monday, June 8, 2009

Fajita Chicken Salad

boneless chicken breasts cubed (1 breast per person)
Grapeseed oil (roasted garlic infused oil or jalepeno infused preferable, or a combination of both)
One can organic black beans
Wildtree Fajita Seasoning mix

Marinade chicken by placing chicken in a container. Add oil (only to coat) and shake in seasoning to taste (1/2 to 2 teaspoons per breast - depending on your preference of heat and spice). Cover and marinade at least 20 minutes.

While chicken is marinating, open can of beans and LIGHTLY strain off liquid. Add to pot or saute pan and set burner to medium. Add a drizzle of oil and stir. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of fajita seasoning (more or less according to taste), stir and heat for at least 10 minutes. May be turned down to low to simmer.

Chop or tear your choice of organic greens. I used romaine. I also diced up a tomato. Dice up any veggies you have around.

Take chicken out of fridge. Heat saute or fry pan to medium high or high. Use a slotted spoon and add the chicken to the pan, stirring until chicken is done on all sides and no pink in the middle.

Add chicken and beans to the salad.

Top with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, all three, or your favorite dressing. We usually like shredded cheese on this, but I did not have it available.

It's About Time

It's about time I make the pledge to go natural. I have made minor attempts through the years. I always knew natural foods were best and all that 'funky' stuff in junk food, frozen food, canned food, fast food, etc. was not. However, affordability and availability usually outweighed my concern.

Things have changed. I'm newly married, and my husband is allergic to hydrolyzed soy protein and MSG. This makes it almost impossible for me to cook in any way other than 'from scratch' with nothing but natural and organic ingredients. I don't mind at all that my health benefits from this, but I missed having quick 'fixes and mixes' in the cupboards for a fast, affordable dinner. However, I've learned how to conquer that challenge as well. I will be sharing my favorite recipies that are quick, easy, natural and organic.

Looking forward to blogging more!

First Entry

I'm starting this blog to share my experiences with natural and organic cooking. Hope you enjoy.