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Archive for February, 2012


Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. ~Author Unknown

Remember when we were kids and we dreamt of being “Someone” some day?  I believe that we all have our own purpose and the desire has been planted in us long before we even knew right from wrong.  Then life happens and we play the cards we are dealt, right?  Well who said you can’t walk away and play at another table or even start your own game?  We are all victims of fear.  Fear we learned from past mistakes, pain life threw our way and the shame we had to face.

Rewind back to that place and time you had a moment of clarity before all this fear settled in.  When you had a dream so big you never questioned yourself.  If you don’t remember that moment then dig deeper.  It’s there and once you find it then make it day one of your journey to fulfilling it.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Refreshing Salsa Chicken Salad

Ingredients:  2 cups Chicken strips (1/2 X 2 inch – Baked, grilled, fried or roasted chicken breast), 1 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 cup chopped yellow onion, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 1 lime, 1 romaine lettuce, 2 cups crushed tortilla chips (Not finely crushed) and ranch dressing.  In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, onions and cilantro.  Squeeze the lime over the mix and add 2 pinches of kosher salt.  Mix and set the salsa aside.  Cut up the lettuce in 1/2 inch strips, wash to clean and put in a bigger bowl.  Put in 1/4 cup ranch dressing (Depending on the size of the lettuce you may need less or more.  But use enough to coat the lettuce lightly).  Add the chicken strips and drizzle a bit more ranch to very lightly coat the chicken.  Add the salsa, and mix everything together.  Before serving, add the crushed tortilla chips and mix/toss.  Serve and enjoy!  This goes great with the garlic cheese bread.

The picture shown is a variation of this recipe.  The ranch dressing was blended with pico de gallo instead and was served without the tortilla chips because of this no carb diet I’m on.  I bought an 8 ounce tub and slowly added the ranch dressing (about 1/2 a cup).  I used a whole roasted lemon pepper chicken, de boned and cubed the meat.  I cut 2 whole romaine lettuce in 1 inch strips.  Cut up a lemon into 8 wedges.  I put all the ingredients in its own bowl and set up the assembly line.  Took less than 10 minutes to prepare, made 10 servings.