Yum Peaceful Cooking: Salubrious Sunday on Cloud #9

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Salubrious Sunday on Cloud #9

I've had a few people ask me what salubrious means.....yeeees, it's real word. So for those of you who don't know and haven't / won't ask...here ya go:

sa⋅lu⋅bri⋅ous [suh-loo-bree-uhs]
–adjective

favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.

With that said and done, let me tell you about Sunday's Salubrious Meal

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From my Cooking Light Chicken cookbook (has some incredible photos in it...yep, bought the book cuz I was eating with my eyes first), I made Chicken with Rosemary Sauce. And from my Pillsbury Fast & Healthy cookbook I made Broccoli and Red Pepper with Lemon-Horseradish Sauce.

I've made the chicken several times over the past couple of years and it's always been a hit. The veggie side was a new experience that did not disappoint me.

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Chicken with Rosemary Sauce
8 oz pasta, such as spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1/2 cup fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped (for garnish)

Although this recipe is a Cooking Light recipe, its a little obvious that it can be lightened up quite a bit more without jeopardizing the flavor. At least not by much. I used whole wheat spaghetti. Instead of whipping cream, I used milk. I could've replaced the wine with more broth, and I have done so in the past, but this time I decided not to.

Start cooking your pasta so that it'll be done about the same time everything else it.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. (for more even, quick cooking I butterflied the chicken.)

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Add 1/2 cup onions, white wine and rosemary and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in broth and continue cooking 2 more minutes or until chicken is done.

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Add cream and cook 2 minutes.

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Garnish the chicken with the remaining 2 tablespoons of green onions and serve over your pasta.

Pretty quick and easy, eh?

Well, check this out......

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Broccoli and Red Pepper with Lemon-Horseradish Sauce
1 lb chopped broccoli spears
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips

Sauce
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (if I have to use mustard, this is my preferred one)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon salt

Steam broccoli and bell pepper until desired tenderness.

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In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients until smooth.

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Pour sauce over veggies and eat.

Poof! All done! Yum!

Oh...I recommend that you prepare the sauce about 30 minutes beforehand so that the flavors mesh.

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Oh...check this out. I have a grape theme thing going on in my kitchen. I think it started when I discovered a grape milk glass set that use to be my mother in laws. So the other day my daughter was at The Goodwill. She found a set of 4 grape plates. Immediately she sent me a picture (don't you just love cell phones JUST for times like this?) to see if I liked them. DUH! (does a bear shit in the woods?). And I got 4 grape plates for $1.99...total. Not each....but for all of them. Thats my bargain of the week.

And for the grand results:

Chicken with Rosemary Sauce (per listed recipe in cookbook):
Servings: 4
Calories: 480 (24% from fat)
Fat: 12.6 g (sat 5.6g, mono 4.4g, poly 1.4g)
Protein: 46.7g
Carb: 41.3g
Fiber: 2.9g
Chol: 126 mg

Broccoli and Red Pepper with Lemon-Horseradish Sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 40 (from fat: 0)
Fat: 0
Chol: 0
Sodium: 170mg
Carb: 7g



12 comments:

  1. It looks great! But I don't buy that it's that healthy. There's cream in it!!! LOL

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  2. Milk Michele MILK!! replace the cream with milk and its all good.LOL but leave it to Cooking "Light" to not be very light. I'm about ready to toss their books from my Salubrious Sunday selections.

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  3. You know, I've never had any luck with Cooking Light. But that chicken looks great, albeit not too light like Michelle says. Which is probably why it looks so good. Heh. ;)

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  4. Hooray...we're all choppin' broccoli!!! This sounds seriously great. And gotta love Goodwill. Gotta!

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  5. Complimenti per la ricetta e per il tuo blog. Ciao Daniela.

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  6. Even if the recipe had called for milk, I would have put cream in it anyway;) I'm just evil like that!

    Looks great! I have a nice rosemary plant so I know I'll try this soon.

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  7. I love the combination of flavors of this dish!

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  8. Bob - I think from now on, cooking light is banned from Salubrious Sunday LOL

    Girli - don't you just love broccoli? I'm kind of a butter hound and with the sauce I put on the veggies, i didn't even miss the butter. I was gonna high five you and say goodwill girls unite, but I think I prefer Lushes Unite! :)

    Daniela - Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you like my blog :)

    Chris - if it was a recipe for anything besides salubrious sunday I would use cream AND add cheese!!

    Is your rosemary "plant" more like a 6 ft bush like mine?

    Karina - the flavors were wonderful. also made a great leftover lunch the following day ;)

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  9. once again, i must applaud your choice in using the word salubrious. i think it’s just terrific. while i’m applauding, I’ll toss in my appreciation for this dish, too. i really enjoy rosemary, and adding it to a creamy sauce sounds perfect for that chicken!

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  10. great word and a great chicken dish!

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  11. The chicken looks lovely. And salubrious is a great word :)

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  12. Grace - Thank you. I love rosemary too. I have a very huge over-sized rosemary bush (taller than I am) in my yard.

    Doggie - thanks :)

    Lynn - Thank you for stopping by. It's always nice to see a new face :).

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