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Delicious chicken recipe & Trader Joe’s haul (9/18)

Posted Sep 19 2012 10:11pm
Home Dairy Free Delicious chicken recipe & Trader Joe’s haul (9/18)

4 comments Sep 18/12 Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, Healthy Meal Planning, Trader Joe's

Hi, everyone!

We’ve had some gloomy rainy weather here in Charlotte these past few days.   This sort of weather always puts me in the mood to make chili and curl up on the couch with some peppermint tea and a good book- or even my favorite Pottery Barn catalog of the year.



I could browse through this thing for hours.  Maybe even days.

Anyway, I actually do plan to make chili at some point and picked up some of the necessary ingredients at Trader Joe’s this morning.

But before I share my weekly haul, I need to share a recipe for baked Mediterranean chicken that I made last night.



Don’t be intimidated by all of the ingredients.  This recipe is super easy, and all I really had to do was throw everything into a casserole dish, set my oven timer, and walk away.

I did make a few minor changes to this recipe though:

  • Used cooking wine instead of regular red wine
  • Substituted baby bella mushrooms for the portobella mushrooms
  • Eliminated the capers
  • Eliminated the cherry tomatoes (because I thought they be too much for my heartburn, especially since the recipe calls for other tomato products as well)
  • Added some chopped sweet yellow onion
  • Only used red peppers (since that’s what I had on hand)

I served the chicken over quinoa, and it went perfectly.  Michael and I both loved it!

OK- here’s my Trader Joe’s haul this week.  As always, you can see the other items that I purchased here (as part of my weekly staples list).


  • Spaghetti squash (I cannot wait to bake this!)
  • Organic northern white beans (for the chili)
  • Almond meal (a first time purchase for me)
  • Clif Kid Z Bars in ice oatmeal cookie and chocolate brownie




I don’t know about you, but I’m still patiently waiting for their pumpkin bread mix and pumpkin butter to hit the shelves.


What is the best recipe you’ve tried lately?  Links are welcome. :)

Be sure to check back in tomorrow because I’m going to show you all of my fun fall decorations.

Have a great day!

(PS- Guess who is 35 weeks pregnant today? ;) )







  1. Mmm I love anything Mediterranean. I was just looking at those marshmallow treats this weekend. Are they good?

  2. Congrats on making it to 35 weeks – put the timer on because this baby is almost baked – sorry could not resist:)I just made vegetarian chili on Saturday – was craving it and it was it was like 90 some degrees here. I am going to try your receipe and put it in the slow cooker – too hot to turn on the oven yet. Happy Tuesday!

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