Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nothing wrong with doctoring...

Thai inspired salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing
I just like having my ingredients, ya'know what I mean? Tonight I was bone tire, not wanting to cook anything, yet, didn't want to succumb to unhealthy eating. Why waste the calories! It took me nearly a year to lose 35 pounds and it has been tough enough the last two to keep it off.  So tonight was a take-off on yummy lettuce wraps--converted to a salad and a little help from a prepared jar of dressing, some fresh cilantro and basil and a yummy Santa Fe Pepper. Dinner for 2!  What are you "doctoring!?"

Modified Ginger Peanut Dressing
1/3 cup Ginger Peanut Dripping Dressing/Cooking Sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 tsp granulated garlic
pinch of cayenne pepper

Whisk together until smooth

Salad Greens for two
Mixed greens (napa cabbage, green leaf lettuce, romaine)
3 chopped green onions
1/2 carrot (1/4 cup) julienne
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 yellow pepper julienne
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons diced Santa Fe Pepper
2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced on the diagonal

Assemble greens, mix fresh herb throughout, top with yellow pepper, onions, celery, and carrots. Drizzle 1/2 dressing on greens, then top with sliced chicken. Pour rest of dressing on chicken and sprinkle with diced red pepper.


  1. Yummm. This sounds like just the thing I was hungry for and I didn't even know it. Honey, fire up the bbq cause I know what we're having for dinner!

  2. We knew this week was going to be crazy so we bbq'd a big package of marinated boneless, skinless chicken breasts to use as basis for lots of quick meals. Hope you have some good eating!

  3. oh, yum! being creative with food and flavors is so fun...this looks amazing and "hits the spot"!

    PS I'd like to join your site as a follower, have not been able to thus far :(

  4. I hope you can join! Sometimes this software doesn't behave as I expect it.. Good luck!


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