Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekend Recap + Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe Review

Hey Loveys!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! Mine absolutely flew by! I got to have some awesome family time, see a Blue Jays game and get some blog designing and studying in! It was a pretty fun weekend and I have a feeling I'm going to sleep verrrry well tonight, because I'm worn out! Check out this vlog for a quick run down of my weekend:

Haha. Sorry for looking like a crazy woman. That... is my Sunday attire. No prep. No pretty.. just au natural haha. I also don't enjoy how the still shot they picked looks like I'm picking my teeth. Classy.

So yes, my cousin, her husband and her 2 little gals came into the city to go to a Blue Jays game with us. They are so cute. They're 4 and 6 and they're so shy when they first see you and it takes only about 10 minutes for them to finally open up and start playing. Haha. Here's a couple of photos we got to snap before heading out to the Jays Game...

AREN'T THEY TO DIE FOR?! My god. They are adorable.

This is the gals (minus one of the small girls who was just NOT in the mood to have her photo taken lol)

Anyways - so we hung out at The Jays game and left at the top of the 9th inning because the girlies were getting kind of antsy and wanted to get back home. We didn't care because the Jays were ahead and we figured they'd just wrap it up because the game kind of went by really quickly. I don't know what happened but they ended up playing 9 extra innings which is INSANE, it's like playing 2 back to back games. I'm sure all of those players went home and crashed HARD.

We went out after the game and met up with our friends Adam and Katie and I got to see Katie's new engagement ring! It's sooooo pretty and shiny. Adam did a VERY good job! :) We went out to Williams Landing and had some drinks and shared some food. We had mussels and edamame!

It was delish! They asked C if he wanted to be their MC at their wedding which is super exciting! I've never actually seen C speak in front of people before, but he does it all the time so it will be nice to see what all the fuss is about (people always tell me how great he is in front of a crowd and I don't even know because I've never seen it!).

Today was spent being kind of productive. I hit up the local Starbucks this morning because I wanted to get some blog design work for Michelle done as well as some studying. Today would have been one of those days that I found everything else to do in the condo besides anything productive so I left the condo to get it done. It worked! I might actually do that every weekend for a while just so I'm able to focus on one thing and not get distracted. I got some reading done on digestion as well. The book I'm currently reading for school is all about digestion and I'm loving it! I think it's because it's written very casually but I'm still learning a ton. I love my course so much :).

We went grocery shopping this afternoon and before we went I found a new recipe to try tonight. I found it on Pinterest (like I mentioned in my vlog)... I was kind of torn with the recipe. The rice portion KICKED ASS and the chicken was shitty. Lol. But here is the whole recipe!

Honey-Lime Chicken with Coconut Black Bean Rice
1 can of coconut milk
1.5 tsp of salt
1 cup uncooked long grain rice (I used basmatti)
6 chicken breast cutletts, I used 4.
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper (now that I think about it, I never used this)
3/4 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
1/4 cup of honey
1 tsp of lime zest
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 can of black beans (I used organic)
1/2 cup of chopped red pepper
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1. Bring coconut milk and 1 tsp of the salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, stir in the rice. Turn down to medium-low heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

2. While the rice is cooking, sprinkle the chicken with the black pepper (which I forgot) and the remaining salt. Place the crushed tortilla chips in a shallow bowl. Whisk together the honey, lime juice and lime zest and set aside 2 tbsp of the mixture. Dip the chicken in the honey mixture and then coat in the tortilla chips.

3. Fry the chicken in 2 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. About 4 minutes on each side but it will depend on the thickness of your chicken. Once all of the chicken is cooked, spoon the leftover honey mixture onto the chicken.

4. When the rice is done, stir in the black beans (make sure you've rinsed them first), the red pepper, green onion and cilantro. I also added some butter and extra salt. Spoon the rice onto a plate and top with the chicken. You can garnish with a cilantro sprig or lime slices.

The chicken that doesn't look anything like it's supposed to.
The delicious rice.
Sooo ya! I would love to make the rice again but I think I'll pass on the chicken. You can see the original recipe by clicking here.

Alright - I'm off for the night! I'd love to hear about your weekend and what you did! Please share in the comment section below :)


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