Top Chef and Salsa Chicken

I love checking my email first thing in the morning to see that readers have commented on my blog. That really means so much to me! And I know that with time, this blog will get better and better. I am always open to suggestions as well, so feel free to leave me a comment!

First things first: TOP CHEF. Who watched it, are you a fan?


Who do you like so far?

I’m having a hard time with this season, usually by now I have a few favorites (last season I really liked Kevin (with the beard) and Jennifer right away) – but this season it has taken me a while. I liked Angelo at first, but he was so cocky that I started to not like him anymore. I do like Kelly and Kevin, and I am starting to like Andrea more and more.

What did you think of the duck testicles?

Ew. I loved how they showed Padma and Michelle Bernstein taking a bite and everyone stood around and watched them eat that dish. Haha.

I missed Work of Art – too sleepy. I’ll catch it this weekend. I love their “Tim Gunn” guy on that show – his voice and appearance reminds me of a cartoon – he just can’t be real!

His double breasted suits are the best!

Breakfast this morning was the usual: Green Monster

In the mix: 1 cup almond milk, ½ banana, 1 handful spinach, 1 TBSP chia meal (ground up chia seeds), 1 scoop whey protein, ½ TBSP peanut butter

All mixed up in the magic bullet:

J has a GM with me each morning too, but he gets a little extra food:


I’m such a nice wife for making his breakfast every day, no?

I had to get gas this morning so I grabbed a coffee and wow do I feel the caffeine in me today! I have been weaning myself off of diet pop, so pretty much any caffeine really shakes up my body.

For a snack I brought some mixed nuts and green grapes, and here’s my lunch:

salad with chicken

a small piece of my leftover Salsa Chicken

That is one of my favorite recipes, and it is so easy:

Salsa Chicken (as I get more recipes, I’ll add a recipes tab up top)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
½ can black beans, rinsed and drained
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat baking dish with non stick spray.
Arrange chicken breasts in dish, try to leave some space between them.
Cover chicken thickly with salsa.
Sprinkle on black beans.
Cover dish tightly with foil.
Bake 35-40 minutes.
This tastes great by itself, or served over brown rice.

I think I will continue to post a recipe on Thursday morning, since I will be inspired by Top Chef the night before. 🙂

I’ll be posting my workout DVD reviews later today, be sure to check back!

I updated my “running tab” last night, with details of my first marathon, check it out!

Question of the Day: What is your favorite TV right now? Do you like reality shows more than sitcoms/dramas?