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GP Inspired Jerk Chicken and Slaw

4/23/2014

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On our recent trip to LA we were this close to Gwyneth Paltrow and boy is she a beauty!  She was gracious with fans coming by to say hello and had a sunny Californian glow, despite the fact that she wasn’t wearing a stitch of makeup.

So this week’s recipe is inspired by the lovely and talented GP.  When the interwebs were all a twitter with the conscious uncoupling I was fixated on Goop’s series of recipes in their One Bird Three Meals post, namely the Grilled Jerk Chicken Breast with Slaw.  Growing up half Jamaican I’m quite familiar with jerk and I was interested in their take.  I’m also a huge fan of slaw so I couldn’t wait to test it out.

The recipe is crazy easy and although it isn’t traditional jerk, more of what I would consider a jerk/southern bbq hybrid, it was delicious all the same.  I also added a carrot for colour and because I’m a carrot in my slaw kinda girl.  This recipe is great as a meal on it’s own but can also be delicious in a wrap, add some pickles and plain Greek yogurt (as they suggest) and you’re in dinnertime heaven.

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Couple things to note:  I used a tablespoon of Dijon rather than a teaspoon.  I also couldn’t find spicy pimenton so after a quick google search I discovered smoked paprika is essentially the same thing.

Ingredients:

For the chicken

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons spicy pimenton (or smoked paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

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For the slaw

Paddle Up For MS!

4/22/2014

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This Sunday April 27th a group of some really cool people, The Remix Project, SPiN and Team Forty,  have teamed up to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for MS.

My family, like many others,  has been affected by this disease where the brain and spinal cord are damaged by your own immune system.  The disease can be debilitating and many times can result in death, like in the case of my aunt.  She was young, a mother of three and an amazing lady and this disease stole her away.

Right now there is still no cure for MS but where there’s awareness there’s hope and the good people of Paddle Up for MS are planning to do just that.

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On Sunday April 27th join us at SPiN from 7pm-11pm for some ping pong and a great time in support of a great cause.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchase online HERE or at the door (but I wouldn’t risk the disappointment, early bird gets the worm!)

xxo,

COCO

Muffin Tin Meals!

4/21/2014

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Mealtime with an almost one and a half year old can be trying.  One day H loves something, the next day she isn’t having anything to do with it.  I’m always looking for different foods to try and on a recent Pinterest search found muffin tin meals.  Sometimes it’s all in the presentation!

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Muffin tins help keep the different foods separated and is a cute, fun way for kids to eat a variety of things.

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If it was up to H she would be a strict fruit-a-tarian but when I tried this out she happily munched on the purple cauliflower, and really loved the Mac & Cheese.

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Check out Another Lunch for some awesome ideas.

xxo,

COCO

Hope You’re Having A Lovely Long Weekend

4/18/2014

PaperFashion

4/17/2014

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@paperfashion is one of my favorite follows on Instagram. Her paintings and sketches are incredible.   Full of movement, her paintings seem to capture these perfect fashion moments almost like a photograph but with far more depth – if that makes any sense.

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Katie Rogers is the magician behind Paper Fashion.  She started painting at the age of seven as an escape and hasn’t come back ever since.  With collaborations with Valentino, Coach, Swarovski, among others, she’s got the world by her paintbrush and I can’t seem to get enough.

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Check out her full site HERE.

xxo,

COCO

 

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