I feel like this week is slowly slipping through my fingers. I’m scrambling to finish work and freelance projects in the hope that I can leave for BlogHer next week with a somewhat clean slate and a window of opportunity to relax. It doesn’t help that I’ve entirely procrastinated on getting ready for my trip. I am such a conference newb at this stuff. I’m really excited to go, I just have a growing list of to-do’s and the fun extracurricular stuff just keeps falling further and further down the list. Such is life I guess right? Have you ever attended a conference? Have any tips for me?
Despite all that’s going on I hit a major milestone this week. I ran outside. In the HEAT — the upper 90’s no less! This may not seem like such a big deal to most of you, but for a girl with Endometriosis who never thought she’d even be able to run, let along run outside in the worst heat of the summer, this is HUGE! I only did a mile and a half before my pelvis felt like it was about to fall out, but I feel great. Maybe a 10k this Fall is possible?
In an effort to make some extra time, I’ve been whipping up ridiculously easy meals this week. So far this Spicy Curry Chicken Salad has been my favorite. A little greek yogurt and mayo, some chicken and some yummy fruits and veggies does a good sandwich salad make!
1 ½ pounds cooked chicken, diced or shredded (it should be somewhat cooled)
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons seasoning salt
2 teaspoons white pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
Pinch of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1 cup grapes, halved (any variety works)
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, grated or sliced thinly
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, honey, curry powder, seasoning salt, white pepper, thyme and cayenne. Test the flavors and adjust to liking if necessary. Add the chicken, grapes, celery and carrots. Salt and pepper to taste and serve with hearty bread or crunchy crackers.
There are a lot of overly complicated chicken salad recipes out there, but I really keep mine pretty simple. We picked up chicken and grapes, but everything else was already in our pantry. It’s easy, light and has a warm and spicy taste to it. I’ve been obsessed lately with a german dark wheat bread that we came across randomly at the grocery store. The bitterness of it went so well with the slight sweetness of the salad. You must give it a try!