June 20, 2022

Chicken Curry with Moringa

Curries made with turmeric and coconut milk are amazingly heart-healthy. Add some ginger and garlic and your heart and arteries will thank you even more. This dish will help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke because of all of its anti-inflammatory compounds. If you can’t find fresh moringa leaves, you can use green tea powder. To make this a vegan entree, substitute tofu or soybeans for the chicken. Vegan or not, this dish is delicious served over white or brown rice. BENEFITS Curry powder contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory as powerful as a prescription drug. The fiber in the […]
April 13, 2021

Enjoy the Many Worlds and Powers of Chicken Soup

No matter the country or culture, every one of them has a version of chicken soup. There is something universal about
January 20, 2021

Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are a perfect party or family food because they can be assembled by your diners and the ingredients can be kept hot for an hour or two in a chafing dish. I use three different colors of bell pepper for eye appeal, but you can use only one. You can use other vegetables, such as mushrooms, scallions, zucchini, or even kale, cut long and thin. The cayenne pepper adds a little heat, which you can adjust to your preference. Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein. It also has detoxifying selenium as well as lysine, which repairs tissue. […]
October 21, 2020

Holy Sheet (pan)! Easy and Delicious Ways To Dine

Sheet pan meals are having a moment and why not? What’s better than preparing a whole meal using just one
August 11, 2020

Summertime Chicken Salad Cups Are Delicious!

Fresh fruit—including honeydew melon and mango—provides a delicious complementary note to this salad’s savory flavors, offered by jalapeños, red onion, and a dash of cider vinegar. Top it off with some fresh mint and basil, and everyone will be looking for seconds. It’s dairy free and gluten free, too. Ingredients: ¼ cup water ¼ cup cider vinegar 2 Tbs. honey ½ tsp. kosher or sea salt 2 medium jalapeños, stemmed and thinly sliced crosswise (seeds removed) 12 ounces sliced, cooked chicken ½ medium cucumber; halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced ⅓ cup slivered red onion ¼ cup torn, fresh mint […]
June 11, 2019

Asian Chicken Salad

In my version of Chinese chicken salad, I use mangoes instead of Mandarin oranges. The base of the dressing is a bottled sweet chili sauce. The crispy noodles, though not very healthy, are fun in moderation. Chicken is a great source of lean protein, which helps keep your appetite in check and maintain muscle mass. Cabbage contains indoles and isothiocyanates (sulfur compounds), both of which have anticancer potential. Vitamins C and A in mangoes fight inflammation and support immune function.. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup peanuts (raw or roasted), separated into halves ¼ cup olive oil 2 cups shredded Napa […]
November 18, 2018

Vive la Flavor! The International Language of Chicken

Everyone loves chicken! That’s because it’s so versatile and takes on whatever flavors it’s cooked with. Chickens, as a source of high-quality protein, can be raised in small spaces and require relatively modest amounts of feed to grow rather quickly. Every culture in the world has a national version of a chicken recipe. Traveling the world and growing up in the Philippines, where the cuisine is influenced by so many cultures – Spanish, Asian, Indian, Polynesian, and American – I have been exposed to delicious dishes from around the globe. That’s why at FoodTrients we love exploring international flavors. What […]
September 11, 2018

Nugget Burritos Are Shortcut to Dinner

Struggling to get dinner on the table every night? Shortcuts are 100 percent acceptable! These burritos use frozen chicken nuggets for protein and kid-friendly flavor. Because all of the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time, you can assemble these on time-strapped evenings and have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes. That’s a win! Easy Chicken Nugget Burritos Ingredients: 8 oz frozen chicken nuggets (TRY: Applegate Organic Chicken Nuggets) 6 (8-inch) whole-grain tortillas 1 cup baby spinach 1½ cups cooked brown rice 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese ¼ tsp. ground cumin, or to taste ¼ tsp. chili powder, […]
September 3, 2018

Zing Up the Flavor with Lovely Lemongrass

I love to cook with lemongrass. It adds a wonderful perfume and zingy flavor to both savory and sweet dishes, and it has health benefits, too. It pairs particularly well with coconut milk, ginger, red chiles, chicken, and seafood. Use the white, more tender section of the stalk in recipes where it remains in the final dish. If you’re just steeping the stalk, as in my tea recipe, you can use all of it, including the tougher green part. Lemongrass also contains vitamins A, B, and C, plus calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. According to studies, it is a great antioxidant […]