Hi Friends! It’s been a while since I’ve been here. And trust me, I really wanted to be here with all of you. But life (i.e. technology) got the better of me this week. Me and computers don’t get along so well sometimes. Ugh.
Anyways, I think everything is back to normal now. So how was your Easter? Did you eat a lot of chocolate and jelly beans? I’m a sucker for those Cadbury Creme Eggs. I know they are totally weird. But I love them. Oh and I also LOVE black jelly beans. I think it’s great that nobody else likes them, because then I get to eat all the ones that my friends pick out of the bag. It’s a win-win situation!
So needless to say, I indulged in a few more sweets than I should have this past week. And I’m in desperate need of a salad. Or three. Yeah. I definitely need three salads.
To get myself back on track I created this simple and flavorful Spicy Southwest Chicken Salad with Peanut-Lime Dressing. Trust me when I say that this salad has got it going on. Crunchy, creamy, spicy, salty and nutty. Basically all the important adjectives that you could hope for in a salad. It’s like a party for your taste buds. And I know you’ll just love it!
Oh and don’t be scared away by the seemingly long list of ingredients. I swear this recipe is super easy to make!
Are you still in need of something for your Easter brunch? Then allow me to suggest this gorgeous Coconut-Lime Bread.
The flavors of this bread are just heavenly. The coconut and the lime zest balance each other out perfectly, creating a bread that is bright and uplifting. And not overly sweet. Really. Trust me. It certainly can be enjoyed for breakfast without a hint of guilt. Not that I ever really feel guilty about having sweets at breakfast. And can I gush about this luscious little drizzle of lime glaze? It’s sweet and tart at the same time, making it the ultimate complement to this bread. And oh how I just love the little flecks of lime zest on top that provide the perfect pop of color!
Like other quick breads, this recipe comes together very easily. The cake is moist and tender, but not quite as “spongy” as a banana bread. And the outside has just a bit of a crust, giving this Coconut-Lime Bread some nice texture. It’s perfect for a weekend brunch. Or for snacking on mid-week. In fact, it’s rather perfect at any time of day!