Chicken and Quinoa Taco Bowls

A different twist on Chicken Tacos.  This recipe is healthier, but just as yummy with a combination of chicken, multi-grain rice medley, quinoa and avocados in a fun shaped flour tortilla.  Top with a creamy southwestern poblano sauce and just a dollop of sour cream.  Healthy can be just a little naughty, taste good and still be good for you.

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It all started when I saw these little taco bowl shells, made out of flour tortilla.  What a cool idea!  I certainly could use these when I am trying to eat  a taco and the filling falls out the other end, sides …anyway, I couldn’t wait to try them out.

This is a light but filling meal, quick and easy, great for busy week nights and great for lunch the next day.  Build your taco the night before and you are ready to go.  They carry well and heat up easily in the microwave.

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I really would not have thought quinoa would go well with chicken in a mexican style dish.  But I found this Minute Rice multi-grain medley – brown rice, red rice, wild rice and quinoa, that I thought is just perfect for this recipe.  The addition of the creamy pablano sauce and picante sauce gives it just the right kick of spicy to make the perfect southwest taco.

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Of course,  without the sliced avocado on top it would not be near as good. This recipe is the perfect combination of ingredients to come together into one little bowl of deliciousness! I am sharing this with the gang over at Fiesta Friday link-up party.  Although late in arriving,  hopefully they want mind because a will have this fun dish to bring along.  Now we just need some Margaritas!!

Until next time …

Happy Eating!

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Chicken and Quinoa Taco Bowls

By:  Arl’s World@: arlsworld.net

A different twist on Chicken Tacos.  This recipe is healthier, but just as yummy with a combination of chicken, brown rice, quinoa and avocados in a fun shaped flour tortilla.  Top with a creamy southwestern poblano sauce and just a dollop of sour cream.  Healthy can be just a little naughty, taste good and still be good for you.

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What You Need

cooked, baked or roasted chicken breasts, chopped.

boil in pouch Minute Rice multi-grain medley – brown rice, red rice, wild rice and quinoa.

Old El Paso Taco Bowls

sliced avocados

fat-free cheese, optional

tomatoes, optional

top with:  salsa, pablano cream dressing and a dollop of sour cream

How To Make It

  1.  Chop up already baked chicken breast or roasted chicken from HEB, set aside.
  2.  Prepare rice as directed on package, set aside.
  3. Slice avocado and any optional ingredients you choose to add.
  4. Heat taco bowls in oven or microwave, as directed on package.
  5. Build your tacos!  Start with the rice and quinoa medley on bottom of heated taco bowl, next add chicken, fat-free cheese and what ever additional ingredients, such as tomatoes, that you would like.  Add your sliced avocado, creamy pablano dressing and salsa.
  6. Enjoy! 🙂

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Brent’s No Butter Christmas Cookies

In honor of Christmas Traditions – One of our favorite Christmas Cookie’s to make every year,
– Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
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I am almost 3 weeks out since I had my Total Knee Replacement.  I am just now getting where I feel like even thinking about posting on my blog.  It has been an experience to say the least.  Some days better than others …it seems like as the Physical Therapy progresses the pain afterward is worse.  Last night was a bad night for pain.  This morning I am not feeling as positive as I would like.  I have to remind myself to take this one day at  time and that I have a long way to go, but in the end it will be better and all worth it.  Please forgive me if I have not commented or liked your post lately …I am trying to get back in the swing of it all …taking some time.

The point to all of this is to say that I haven’t been baking or cooking at all. …

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Buttery sugar cookies with white chocolate butter cream frosting and peppermint sprinkles …so good their naughty 😉

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There are a million sugar cookie recipes out there and sometimes it is hard to find just the right one.  So if you find one that is to your liking, you can use it over and over for every holiday and occasion.  This is just that recipe.  Just switch up the icing or decorations to suit your theme and you have a delicious cookie always .

A good sugar cookie, to me, is one that is soft and chewy on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside, with just the right amount of sweetness.  I don’t need a lot of sugar sweet taste in mine, no, usually I like to make a yummy frosting for whatever the occasion and so usually this is sweet enough for me.  Santa’s Sugar Cookie recipe is one I make every year.  It…

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W is for Weekend

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It’s the weekend!! That means time for fun, rest, relaxation …time to do what you want to do, things that you need to do. The weekend is for whatever you want it to be for. It is your weekend, make the most of it. Stay home and relax or get out there and go. Whatever you choose to do, live life and enjoy

My son and I being goofy on our weekend. 😉
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S is for Soccer

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Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by using any part of the body besides the arms and hands to get the football into the opposing goal.  The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play and then only in their penalty area.

For the AtoZ Challenge, letter “S”, there was no question on what to choose.  Soccer has been in our family for over 20 years and we love it!  My oldest son played starting at age six up to college.  And my youngest is now playing since age 4, he is now 12.  I have participated, as well, in some form or another; team mom, soccer club secretary, team picture scheduler etc.  Now days, I just watch from the sideline and of course …take pictures! 😉  Here are some soccer pictures taken through the years of both boys.

 

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R is for Relax

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On the weekends, when the weather is nice, my son and I love to take the dog and the soccer ball and head to the park for some fun and relaxation time.   The park is such a beautiful place especially in the spring.  To me nothing is more relaxing than being outdoors and near the water’s edge.  Looking out over the water watching the ducks play and splash.  The water dancing, rippling, shimmering from the sunlight that glimmers and reflects.  The feeling of the suns warmth on your skin as the cool breeze hits your face.  The sounds of laughter from the children at play.  The park is a happy place full of people enjoying the day, just like us …enjoying life.

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