I just love that name! We just had our annual Chicks in Charge (women running their own businesses) retreat at Sheryls country home. I always come back exhausted, stuffed with good food, invigorated and enlightened! This year was no exception. Food always seems to be the key to getting everyone connecting – we eat like royalty when we are there starting with Sheryls initial lunch which was once again outstanding.
We had poached salmon, roasted green beans, mushrooms, walnuts and baby potatoes, pesto marinated tiny heirloom tomatoes and a kale and mango salad. That was just lunch!
Snack time (as though we needed more food….) Amy made an incredible flourless, sugarless chocolate cake (sugar was in the chocolate only – it was divine).
Dinner was my turkey chilli (click for link to recipe) with toppings that included guacamole, shredded old cheddar cheese and low fat sour cream along side a great mixed green salad and home baked oatmeal cookies made by Victoria.
Breakfast the next day was a fabulous frittata with peppers, onion, mushrooms and zucchini (I forgot to take pictures again – forgive me, we just dove into the meal) made by Nancy. We also had Eloise’s home made granola (click for recipe) and yogurt along with regular and gluten free muffins.
Lunch was leftovers of the day before but the main course was Mariannes fabulous coconut curry chicken – so so good. Below is the recipe. Well worth trying it was devoured by the chicks.
Coconut Curry Chicken
I usually DOUBLE this recipe, and freeze the extra portions. Can be served hot or cold.
¼ cup coconut oil Canola oil
¼ cup (or less) Dijon mustard
2 tbsps. regular mustard (e.g., French’s)
½ cup coconut nectar Honey
½ tbsp. or more Curry Powder
1 tsp. lime juice AND grated rind
1 tsp. salt
1-1.5 lbs. boneless chicken thighs (~12) Boneless chicken breasts, sliced
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a stainless steel saucepan. Pour over chicken. Cook for 45 mins. at 350 degrees. Enjoy!
Believe it or not, we also managed to have a great guest speaker (Wendy) and business and life discussions from morning till night and then again the next day. Now you understand why we leave feeling exhausted, stuffed with good food, invigorated and enlightened!
Till next year!