Pollo Verde ~ Chicken with Tomatillo Sauce

Pollo Verde

Let’s start by saying that this Pollo Verde is delicious. It’s a classic dish that’s easy to make and relatively inexpensive.  But it bears saying again, “It is oh so delicious!”
Photo - Husked Tomatillos NHF watermark - Pollo Verde - Chicken with Tomatillo SauceWhen friends come out of hibernation and start gathering together to celebrate the beginning of the warm season, it’s the perfect time for a party.  Last night, we joined our fantastically wonderful group friends for a pot luck dinner.

Theme …  Mexican!

I like authentic Mexican food. When I say “Mexican food,” I mean real food made with healthy, lively ingredients.  Distinctly fresh, light and classically delicious.

Also, many of these dishes are easy to execute as gluten-free and dairy-free meals.  Since a few of us in our group are also corn-free, Pollo Verde makes for a perfect meal!
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Pecan Bread ~ Deliciously Gluten-Free Dairy-Free

Let’s make a gorgeous loaf of Pecan Bread!

With weather getting warmer in the Northern Hemisphere, not everyone would think first thing of baking.  However, I believe there’s never a bad time for Pecan Bread!  It’s delicious and I make ours in a bread machine!  Not a hot job!  . . .

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It’s Spring!  YAY!!!

While I earnestly believe that change can start at anytime (see my return article,  Time to Jump Back In!), Spring is the perfect time to ramp oneself back up, again.

Fresh air!  Birds singing!  Daffodils blooming!  Spring always gives me a fresh burst of energy.

The last couple of years have been a crazy run of one medical problem after another – actually all tied together. The whole thing seriously wore me down.

What this ordeal taught us is that most of our medical ills, including my lifelong struggle with Crohn’s Disease, have been caused by, or, at the very least, kerfuffled by diet.

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Time to Jump Back In!

Despite some trembling, I’m taking a leap to jump back in today …

with a sincere apology that it’s been such a long time since I last wrote.  Serious health issues were compounded by technical difficulties.  And… well… I let go.
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The thing about having let go is that, over time, I became shy about how to get back into sync with everyone.  Unsure of my voice.

I believe many of us go through something similar every once in awhile.  When we’re not exercising our gifts regularly, self-doubt and lethargy can take over.  I also believe that we, fortunately, can find something to get ourselves going again, and jump back in.

What happened to drop kick me back into action?

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Grilled Bleu Cheese Poppers

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If you want to be a Potluck Rock Star, this is your Gateway Dish!

This winter, while we were keeping warm in Florida for a few weeks, we were invited to a house party.  The price of admission was a platter of finger food.

I had just picked up a huge bag of multi-colored, baby bell peppers, rarely found in the mid-Atlantic.  So, I stuffed a dozen of them with a creamy-yet-slightly-lumpy bleu cheese concoction, wrapped them in bacon and asked Mr. Nest threw them on the grill.

When we arrived that evening, they were added to a serving table already groaning with platters of yumminess.  Within three and a half minutes, our bleu cheese poppers had completely disappeared.

Two nights later, close friends were hosting their own party and we were asked to bring “those pepper appetizers you brought to Joni’s!”  So, we doubled the recipe and watched people close to the table devour every one of them in 4 minutes.  Flat!

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