Rosemary Red Wine Poached Chicken

It may be spring where most of you are, but in the mountains spring means warm sunny days scattered throughout big wet snowstorms. We have started lots of herbs in our window, but are just waiting for REAL Summit County spring (aka summer) to come so that we can plant our vegetables outside! As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers right? Next time you are stuck inside on a rainy day, enjoy this comforting and absolutely delicious dinner. The recipe calls for only a half a bottle of wine, which means some left over to enjoy while you relax and listen to the rain.

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Chicken & Broccoli Grilled Cheese

I really don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before. I love Mac ‘N’ Cheese and I love grilled cheese sandwiches, but for some reason I have never made my favorite Macs into grilled cheeses. I have a feeling that this is going to be a first of many Mac-inspired paninis. I am also thinking I might turn some of my favorite paninis into Mac ‘N’ Cheese (Caprese Mac with a mozzarella cheese sauce sound good to anyone else?). Just the though is making me hungry!

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Does your morning routine need a boost?

Within the last few months I have quit my job, moved in and out of numerous houses in Summit County, searched for jobs to fill the time before our new Whole Foods started hiring, started cleaning vacation rentals, finally found an amazing place to live, started working for the new Whole Foods as a prepared foods supervisor, and hauled multiple bags of food from place to place during the process. With all the chaos, I’ve been struggling to keep a good morning routine. I can tell you from experience, having a good morning routine can do wonders for your day.

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Sage Herbal Tea

While dogsitting for my parents in Denver, I noticed that my mom had a ton of sage still on her sage bush from last summer. My boyfriend and I thought it would be a great idea to make some sage bundles to burn. After making four large bundles, we still had so much left over! Since sage has so many great health properties, we decided to make a sage herbal tea.

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Shrimp Tom Yam Soup {Tom Yam Kung}

Looking back, it is surprising how many of the Thai dishes we made in the scorching heat of Chiang Mai are a much better fit for the snowy, cold winter in Colorado. Tom Yam soup is a staple in Thai cuisine. It is even easier to make than coconut curry and also extremely healthy. This is a shrimp Tom Yam, but you can easily make it with veggies or any other protein. This dish is spicy, but has a bright acidity from the lime and lemongrass.

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