Friday, April 20, 2007

Day 3 (18 to go)

Breakfast: the usual (banana and soy shake), handful of almonds

Snack: banana and almonds.
And it is treat day today, which means that there is a mountain of delicious yet fattening foods in the staffroom for all to enjoy. I took a banana, which is a surprise, since there rarely is anything unadulterated and unrefined for treats.

Lunch: Leftover Roast Chicken with Spinach and Wild Rice and 1/2 banana.

Snack: Almonds and more almonds

Dinner: Cara's Chicken with brown rice, roasted asparagus and pea shoot salad.

After work today, My coworker Cara and I went to Bosa Foods. It was awesome. We love Bosa Foods, not for its many Italian Imports, but for its CHEAP prices. I got cans of Chickpeas for $0.99 instead of $1.39 at Save-Ons. I also stocked up on Almonds and Roasted Chickpeas for my snacks.

At night, Cara took pity on me and conjured up a recipe that only includes the pitiful set of ingredients I can eat. So we made a delicious meal of Spinach stuffed Chicken. Cara is a true genius. She has cupboards full of ingredients and made a recipe that includes only things I can eat. She kept on asking," Can you have this?"

So here is Cara's Chicken:

-2 chicken breasts (cut in the middle to form a pocket for stuffing)
-2 large handfuls of spinach leaves

-1 Lime
-2 anchovies
-1 teaspoon of capers
-4 tablespoons of olive oils
-salt and pepper

-Combine marinade ingredient in a food processor and reserve 1/2. Marinate the chicken breasts with the other half of the marinade for 15 minutes.
- Puree 1 large handful of Spinach leaves with the reserved marinade.
- Stuff each chicken breast with 3 spinach leaves that is coated with leftover marinade
-Close the pockets with toothpicks
-Spread the Spinach paste on top of the chicken breasts and bake at 350C for 25-30 minutes

It is too delicious for words. And it is not just because I have not had real food for days.
Try it for yourself.


emmyemmy said...

mmmm im going to make that. i can eat it too. (=

Julie said...

I just started the diet today.. This blog will come in very handy for me :) Thanks!!

Cara said...

So glad you liked it! Just scrolling through the blog and saw this recipe ... forgot I even made it for you! You can't go wrong with fresh flavours like capers and lemon, I always say!