What we Chow Wednesday - Top 5 Super Foods

There has been a lot of discussion lately about including 'Super Foods' in our diet. What are 'Super foods'?

Super Foods help build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp, very much like nutritional powerhouses. 

Here are my top five choices of Super Foods:

Black Beans- great protein source and has absolutely no saturated fat
Oats: very rich in fiber and consists of healthy carbs helps boost metabolism
Salmon: lean source of protein without fat
Pears: High in fiber and delicious
Almonds: Healthy fat - essential for a balanced diet

Easy Recipe Monday - Chicken Kebabs

Happy New Year!!

With the start of the New Year and a typical winter in Wisconsin, I wanted to share one of our favorite recipes. This recipe is delicious, healthy and simple, in other words it has all the elements of the White Jasmine philosophy.  Additionally, our Sajji Masala with a strong chipotle flavor makes this recipe all the more flavorful. Enjoy!

There are two things here that may stand out to you that I like doing differently - first I always pan sear my chicken after I season it.  It locks in the flavor and once spices are dry roasted in the pan that way the flavor really compounds itself.  Secondly I chose to use our Sajji Masala - I wanted a spice blend that has a sweeter almost chipotle flavor and a touch of heat.  The chicken is the star of this dish, all the flavors should be complimentary.

Sajji Chicken Kebabs:

2 chicken breasts cubed, boneless skinless
2 tablespoons White Jasmine Sajji Masala
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (save a little to garnish)

Heat the oven to 400 degrees
In a bowl place the cubed chicken
Add the Sajji Masala and salt, and cilantro mix well
Pan sear the chicken on a medium-high heat
Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers
Place the skewers in a baking dish and place in the oven
Bake for 20-25 minutes
Serve on couscous or a green salad