Chicken and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Original recipe source comes from Real Simple.  I made some slight alterations.  I really like the crunch of bok choy.  I might have had seconds and thirds...


Green Beans with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Green Beans are in full garden sway!  Here is a simple and delicious way to season your green beans...
1.  Steam lightly
2.Toss with some store bought sun-dried tomato pesto. 
3.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
You are good to go!


Basil Green Beans

This is the way my mom always prepared green beans, which is maybe why it's my favorite way...but it is simple and delicious. I never really measure just throw in this and that, but for those of you who like exact measurements...here's by best guestimate!

Approx. 4-5 cups steamed green beans
Season with:
1-2 tsp whipped butter
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper


Grilled Greek Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

This is definitely one of my favorite grilled chicken recipes...Simple and oh so good!

Combine in a large ziploc bag.  Marinate for at least 2 hours.
8 chicken breasts
3 TBS fresh rosemary, chopped or 1 TBS dried
1/4 fresh lemon juice (or lime juice)
3 large cloves garlic
1 tsp ground pepper
2 tsp salt

-Grill until thickest part of the chicken reads 180 on a thermometer  (or you can to the tong test and pick it up.  If the chicken is floppy it needs to be cooked longer.  You want it to hold firm when trying to wobble it a bit.  Very scientific I know!)
-Garnish with lemon wedges.  I like to serve this with steamed rice and grilled vegetables (peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus, etc.  Toss with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper before grilling)


Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

This recipe is from Divas Can Cook.  I came across this recipe while searching for salt and vinegar kale chips.  My first attempt at regular salt/pepper kale chips turned out ok, but these are really good!  It is kale, so there is a strong "green" vegetable taste that many may dislike, but if you are daring, give these a try!  My one year old daughter loved these.  I think the chips make a fun popping noise when you eat them and the texture kind of melts in your mouth.  Note in the picture mine are slightly burned.  They still tasted ok, but they are better not burned!