Chicken satay is a food that everyone likes – young, old, picky and adventurous. It also just so happens to be an incredible hors d’oevre that is lean, full of protein, fun to eat (food on a stick!) and bursting with flavor! I really do think that everyone appreciates a healthy option at parties. (But most of them may never even suspect this as “healthy”)

After marinating the cut chicken tenders – recipe from Ellie Kreiger here - I grilled the chicken on the indoor grill. 2nd time using the indoor grill in about 3 years – NOT a purchase I would recommended.

I then set out to make a dipping sauce. Originally I was just going to use the recipe that came along with the satay, but I didn’t want the open can of coconut milk to go to waste so I made a few changes to incorporate it.

Peanut-Coconut Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp agave
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp ginger
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chili paste

Blend all ingredients.

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easy weeknight curry

I love curry. I love Thai curry, Indian curry and everything in between. Whenever we get Thai food (usually take-out from a few blocks away) I always get red curry vegetables and “add extra broccoli and cauliflower please!” Sometimes they listen to my request and sometimes….well, not so much Curry has been an easy weeknight

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mussels

I have been dying to make mussels for months now so I finally just got some! I have a recipe for Coconut Curry Mussels but I also wanted to try a wine-based broth. I sauteed leeks in some olive oil with salt and pepper. Add in the mussels, wine, garlic, lemon juice and parsley.  Cover

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in my cupboard: agua de coco

Nature’s wonder drink! I was not always a fan of the coconut water, but like all things in life I’ll keep trying them if I think I should or it would be beneficial (it took me about 23 years to finally find my appreciation for olives and now I loooove them!) Now why is Coconut

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in my cupboard: coconut milk ice cream

I actually got to know the freezer-guy at my co-op over this ice cream.  That’s how much I requested it, asked if it was there yet and I’m sure generally just drove him crazy. But let me tell you, it was worth it.  It’s now at a lot of Whole Foods, co-ops and even the

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