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Ben Makes Me Dinner – Take 1

While I love to cook and share dishes from my kitchen, from time to time, Ben will come home, surprising me with the makings for dinner.  (Who doesn’t love that?!) A couple of weeks ago, he made some delicious bruschetta and Italian-marinated grilled chicken salad.


  • Favorite fresh bread, sliced and toasted
  • Sliced grape tomatoes
  • Onion, chopped
  • Garlic, minced
  • Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced

Assemble the tomatoes, onion, and garlic on top of the toast. Top with a slice of parmesan. YUM!

Italian-Marinated Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Chicken Breast
  • Favorite Italian Dressing
  • Lettuce (I prefer arugula, spinach, or a mix)
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Onion, sliced

Place chicken breast and dressing in a plastic bag and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. (The longer the better.) Grill chicken until cooked (about 7 min on each side when cooked on my stove). Meanwhile, add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and onion in a bowl. Slice chicken and add to bowl. Enjoy!


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Healthy Dinner – Mustard Marinated Chicken

Coming home last week, I needed something simple and fresh for dinner. I opted for chicken breast because they are so easy to freeze and they looked good at the grocery store. I marinated the chicken for about an hour in a 2-part Dijon Mustard 1-part olive oil marinade with a pinch of salt and pepper. The marinade clung to the chicken breasts very nicely when I then grilled the chicken on the stove. The marinade also helped the chicken get nice and crispy.

While the chicken was cooking, I also cooked some quinoa. Once everything was finished, I spooned the quinoa onto a bed of baby spinach (LOVE) and set the chicken on top. Perfecto!

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