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March 28, 2011

Sweet & Summery Chicken Salad

Despite the fact that it’s 46* and raining here in Charleston, I was feeling Summery. Maybe because I was just at the pool last weekend? There were a bit too many Coor’s lights and Peeps this weekend so I together an easy chicken salad with some ingredients I found in my kitchen. It came together quite nicely…and Summery.

Sweet & Summery Chicken Salad, serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded, cooked chicken (6 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt (I love you, Fage!)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • s&p to taste

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, toss together chicken, pineapple, carrots, and walnuts.
  2. Add Greek yogurt, honey, mustard, cinnamon, and salt & pepper. Mix well. Serve atop a bed of lettuce or in a pita. DSC_2577 (1280x884)

The Guzzini bowl and silverware pictured above were purchases from Eataly in NYC. This is my most recent green obsession purchase. The amount of green objects I have is obnoxious.

– my laptopIMG_3232

-my Blackberry cover (Matt was creeping on my text messages.)

– my Camelbak

– kitchen bowlsimage

– one of my bedroom walls image

-Longchamp bag

– mittens

– blanketsDSC_2602 (1280x853)

– dumbbells DSC_2601 (1280x853)

–kitchen utensilsDSC_2604 (1280x853)

– and the unnecessary collection of Menchie’s spoonsDSC_2598 (1280x853)

I think everyone has an affinity for a particular color, but I probably need an intervention.  Yesterday when I was at Menchie’s, I noticed they now have hot pink spoons! I immediately texted Lucy, knowing she’d be psyched. She replied, “No freaking way! Take their spoon supplies!!!!!!! It’s you and me in spoons!”

Obviously I asked the girl at the counter if I could buy some. She smiled, handed me a bowl and said “Here. Have a nice day!”spoons

SCORE!! But now Lucy and I are wondering what the heck we’ll do with 60 pink spoons.

What is YOUR color?

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  • Erica – Itzy’s Kitchen

    I totally have a pink menchies spoon and just ate a yogurt with it 🙂 I switch back and forth on colors. I think my favorite color (not necessarily to wear) but just in general is yellow. The salad sounds yummy. The pineapple is a fun touch

  • Serve appetizer or mini bites of a dessert in the spoons! Like this http://www.crateandbarrel.com/kitchen-and-food/serving-utensils/porcelain-appetizer-spoon/s474002

  • YELLOW!!! Yellow is my happy color 🙂 Yes, I blogged about it too. See that here if you’d like…
    http://fisilis.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/yellow-happy/
    It’s good to know I’m not the only one with a color obsession! LOL! My room (when I lived with my parents) was painted “Pineapple Under the Sea” yellow. I swear, you could see this glow from down the hallway! LOL!
    xo
    Mindy

  • um, stop, stop, stop!

    you are too friggin’ much. i love all the lime green. at least you’re consistent! right?

    i wish i had a colorful laptop. it’s soooo old, though. there were no colors when i purchased mine. boooo. lame.

    and my new thing: collecting froyo spoons. genius!

  • I love eggplant purple! I just painted my powder room eggplant as well our J’s man cave is eggplant purple and clemson orange 🙂

  • My color is sparkles/glitter. Not Mariah Carey tacky glitter, but just a hint.

    No wonder people think I’m 16.

  • santo

    i like the green mittens pic 😉

    oh, and your making me some chicken salad…..ill by you anything you want in green

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    I love green too!! All my kitchen supplies are green, and my bathroom at my parents’ house is LIME. So freaking bright, I love it. Ironically, though, pink is my favorite color- I just think green is prettier to decorate with!

  • I love green too! My color is probably yellow though. It is such a happy color! 😉

  • Rissy

    black.
    what does that say about me?
    I hope you were texting me in that picture.
    I’d prefer a bud light with my peep thanks!

    CarissaExplainsItAll

  • Green is my favorite color, too. Color of my iphone case!

  • Pink is definitely my color!! My laptop is pink, so is my camera case, all my binders for school, yoga mat, and a million other things haha my current dream pink item is the light pink kitchenaid mixer! It’s a ways away but I’m hinting for one for Christmas already 😛 haha

  • Haha – how nice of her to give you a whole container of spoons!! I love anything bright, but pink is probably my favorite! 🙂

  • I love love love green! My room is called lemon mint…which is a light green! Totally my favorite color!

  • Is pastel a color?

  • I’m a purple and green girl. As for your green obsession, I feel ya!! Just in my living room alone, green walls, green pillows, green blankets, green vases, green lamp shades, green picture frames….No the room doesn’t look like a giant gumbi, I promise! (We actually just repainted the walls, they use to be a burgundy color so I might need to change some things!)

  • My color is green, definitely. I once was banned by my friends and family for buying any more green clothing. Now they have embraced it and indulge my affinity for the color. 🙂

  • I’m not sure if I love a color to the extent you love your green! Maybe I should, it’d be nice to have a theme of color among my possessions! haha
    Btw, thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog AND for being a follower, made my day 😉

  • My color is purple. I have pretty much EVERYTHING in purple!!!!

  • the salad looks delish!!!! so light =) My colors are blue AND green!!!!! =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  • Red!! 🙂 I love the pops of green and how you were able to find all the pics to corroborate. I love color in general but pops of color is fun!

  • Stephanie

    Definitely RED!!!!!
    As much as I used to say I would never wear red nails and lipstick (my mom’s signature)…. I have to admit that these days I love putting them on…. off course on top of all the red details in my room, wardrobe and even kitchen now i think of it. 🙂

  • Pink is definitely my color! Not to wear though (that would be black). I own everything in pink. A close second is orange. Any color loud and bright makes me happy!

  • melissanibbles

    Green is my color. When are you and Matt gonna knock boots?

  • Pink is my color, but I tend to sway towards blue when everything else (kitchen stuff, wall colors, blankets, etc… weird how that happens.

  • Erin

    I just found your blog and LOVE it! My favorite color is green and I have a lot of green clothes, BUT most of my accessories are red. In fact until a year ago I had a red car, red laptop, red phone, red camelback, red travel mug and red camera. Lots of those things are dying now and I’ve been thinking of switching everything over to green. 🙂

  • when moving into my first apartment (and now that I think about it, when I went off to college), my mother refused to buy anything blue for me. It could have been a blue spatula that cost 50 cents and she would not buy it! What can I say, I love the color and every shade of it : )

  • I like green – I think it’s a beautiful color. 🙂

  • bahahaha I was like why does she have so many green spoons?! I can’t choose a favorite color, maybe pink? No idea!

  • Love all the green! My color is blue, and I’ll definitely have to do a similar post soon!

  • I say we defy the cold weather and make summer come sooner! 😉

    Ahhh, love all that green! Although it’s nice to mix it up (awesome shade of pink!) once in a while.

    I’m not sure if I have a signiture color… when I was little it used to be purple, but now I’m all over. Maybe red or blue?

  • Lauren

    That chicken salad looks AMAZING! I don’t think I have a color! is that weird?

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

  • ha-i’m a lime green fan too, W was trying to figure out why I registered for all lime green cookwear-I just like it damnit!

  • mmmm, i love chicken and pineapple together! sounds tasty!
    my color is probably blue. especially for clothes. but if I have the option of getting like, a blue or a pink cup or ipod cover, I go PINK all the way!

  • I love yellow. It’s so bright and cheery!

    Also LOL at the label “Am I crazy?”. Do I even need to answer that? 😉

  • I’m all about eating for whatever season you feel like haha 🙂 And I LOVE Longchamp!!!! I got a purse from a boutique there when I was living in France a few years back. It’s one of my treat myself purses haha

  • Aw I love all of the green! So funny how it’s found its way into every party of your life – hilarious! I have a lot of green, orange and red – together that sounds like lifesavers but I swear they’re not together. Lots of red in the kitchen/living room, green in the dining room,/my bedroom orange in the guest rooms, etc.

  • I actually keep my green Menchie’s spoons and eat my fage 0% with them almost every day- no lie! Also, I saw you at Whole Foods on Saturday, but got two nervous to say hi (sigh.) My sister was with me and I wasn’t sure how to explain that I saw an internet friend!
    PS Kelly green is my favorite color!

  • We have the exact same laptop! Great minds think alike 🙂

  • All my kitchen gear is green too… but if I had to switch it up, I’d go for yellow!

  • I am definitely a pink person. I tried to deny it all the way through high school, but by the time I got to college, I couldn’t hide my affinity for the “girly” color any longer. My freshman dorm room was obnoxiously PINK. I think I scared every guy I met away. Ha.

    Love your collection of Menchie’s spoons!

  • omg I need these HOT PINK spoons! I use little spoons all the time and that pink, I want!!!!

    Loving the salad and your I love fage, you threw in there! U crack me up always! I need to come hang out with you this summer, for realz!!!!!!!!!

    Love your friends laptop cover , I have the same one, she knows what’s up ; )

    Love you! Hope your week is wonderful!!!!!! xoxo <3

    those spoons , seriously, Im coming there and going to Menchie's and hijacking spoons!

  • Haha, I love that I spotted your green eyeshadow in one of the pics! I’m totally that way about hot pink, and would go crazy for those spoons!

  • I seem to have the hardest time leaving comments on your blog. I can’t from my iphone and end up having to always do it more than once on the computer for it to go through. Just thought I’d let you know. Anyway, my favorite color was always pink and as got older I began to like red things–like watches, purses, kitchen gadgets. Although I don’t like wearing red clothes; it makes me feel elementary. I wonder if all the green you surround yourself with aids in your fun loving personality. Maybe I need to get more green in my life.

  • mrsfishkitchen

    My favorite color is aqua blue. You know like the Tiffany’s boxes? It goes so well with my other favorite colors: bright pink and yellow!

  • Thehealthyapron

    I wish I could say what my “color” is….I guess I like pink and blue the most but I’m going to have to check my belongings tonight and decided just exactly what my color is!

  • OMG- that is how I am with PURPLE! Love it..and my family & friends know…so that is all they buy me 🙂 …which is also why one of my wedding colors is purple 😉

  • mindrunningwild

    oh my, I’m glad to know someone else who has an obnoxious amount of green things! My small college room is SO green : )

  • totally green! did you see my St pattys post? That holiday was made for my wardrobe and accessories. But I’m also big on orange with household decor – lamps, pillows, even an orange buddha statue!

  • Love how you got all the pink spoons–that’d be right up my alley being that pink is my color 🙂

  • L Westney

    PURPLE all the way!! My bf even gives me cards with purple envelopes. I also love prince…hmm wonder it that is a conncetion. Anyway I’m going to try the recipe for the salad. Oh and I also made the nutella brownies. OMG!! So good!! Keep up the best blog in Charleston!! 🙂

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