Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chicken Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

When I think of a light summer meal, these tacos are the kind of thing I think of.  The combination of the spices give this chicken attitute!  I used thin sliced chicken breasts which cook faster and make it easy to cut into small bite-sized pieces.  The cayenne pepper and jalapeno provide the kick while the mango adds a refreshing sweetness, but not too much.  My mouth was still slightly on fire for a while after I finished eating…but I didn’t mind.  I look forward to eating these for lunch tomorrow!

Additions:  None


  • Onion (I forgot to buy one – but I don’t like raw onions anyway)


  • Thin sliced chicken breasts instead of breast halves

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

Panini with Chocolate and Brie

I’m a big fan of paninis but the first time I saw Giada DeLaurentiis make this sandwich on her show Everyday Italian, I thought it was an odd combination.  But curiosity got the best of me so I just had to try it.  The salty, creamy brie pairs well with the semi-sweet chocolate while the basil surprisingly complements them both.  And you can’t really go wrong with sourdough bread.  Because of its richness, it’s not something I would make for a meal again (I couldn’t even finish the whole thing!).   However, I would consider it in half-portions for a dessert or a special occasion (like a chocolate party!).

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:   None

Overall Rating:  Like It

Source:  Everyday Italian, The Food Network

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