Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sweet potato and Mustard chicken with Roasted Veggies and Goat Cheese

I am so high energy now that I have recovered from pregnancy and birth, that I am starting to focus on Health again. I often make recipes on the fly that float through my head and when they are good I am so sure I will remember how I did them, but sometimes I don't. So I try to type them down if they were a hit with the family. It occurred to me.... I have a blog and never enough to say, I should share some of these recipes as we are all starting a New Year and most likely focusing on health.

Here's what we had tonight YUM....

Sweet potato & Mustard chicken

Bake/mash a sweet potato. set aside.

Heat pan to med-high, add a little olive oil
Add minced garlic & spicy mustard (& a little honey or maple syrup if you’d like)
Add diced mushrooms (if you have them)
Add chicken breasts
Cover with heavy skillet (I use this on top of the chicken to speed cooking, it’s fine if you don’t, just cover it with a lid instead)
Add veggie or chicken stock
As pan dries, add white wine & stock as needed
Add Tarragon & Thyme to taste
Flip chicken often so it doesn’t stick

When chicken is done, add a mashed sweet potato & stock to make desired thick sauce
(I have made this w/out the sweet potato, but it adds vitamins & fiber & thickness. Without it, the chicken is more like Honey Mustard Chicken)

Roasted Cauliflower & Grape Tomatoes

Coat cut cauliflower & whole grape tomatoes with olive oil & salt & pepper
Roast in oven at 500 (I used parchment paper)
When done, pull and mix in some goat cheese to melt and coat the veggies
I was out, but this would be great with fresh basil

Well I have been beading up a storm! I have been working on a lot of different series. I am continuing my "Jaded" series from last years Valentines day designs as well as the pink and red series.
Additionally I am rebuilding my Simply Silver & Gold collection since it was so popular and therefore depleted and I have a ton of new pieces. Lastly, I am returning to my Bali Silver and Natural Stones series that was sold out at past shows. I cant wait to get some of these new items photographed and posted. I will keep you all updated on my progress.


  1. I like your jewelry! Simple and elegant. Beautiful. -November

  2. Beautiful jewelery..and thanks for the great ideas for dinner..things were getting a bit dull in my kitchen..:)