Because when someone like me visits Paris, life changes. I can easily see why writers, artists, and lovers have flocked to this city for centuries. Walking down the streets with a baguette sticking out of my purse and Ryan flanking my side, was heaven. We ate at least one croissant a day, and I found what is arguably the best bakery in the world.
So please expect posts featuring French pastries. I aim to recreate each of my Parisian favorites and possibly discover a few new ones here at home.
But after a month of indulging in chocolates and croissants, I think I’m due to share something light and healthy. This Whole Grain Bowl with Grilled Chicken is an ideal summer meal. Easy yet flavorful. Perfect for adults and children.
Plum Organics contacted me a few months ago about developing a recipe for their Little Foodies Cookbox, and I eagerly accepted the offer. Although Ryan and I don’t have children (yet), I’m surrounded by the offspring of friends and family, and I’m always interested in seeing what snacks appeal to their palettes. Plum Organics is an easy favorite of my little friends and their parents. Not only does Plum Organics offer easy-to-carry snacks, the company also has a strong commitment to whole, organic foods.
But I must confess: when they asked me to develop a dinner recipe with one of their produces, I was a bit daunted. Baby food? In a dinner recipe? Yet when I took a closer look at their products, I was pleasantly surprised to see how far their commitment to whole and organic foods went. Plum Organics Just Apples pouches contain one simple ingredient: organic apples. And so I knew I could come up with something delicious. After all, Monet and apples go hand and hand.
This Whole Grain Bowl with Grilled Chicken is full of fresh, organic ingredients. Produce like sweet bulb onions and cherry tomatoes are coated in a sweet and tangy dressing featuring one pouch of Just Apples, champagne vinegar, and olive oil. Visit the Little Foodies Cookbox for the complete recipe and more pictures.
The folks at Plum Organics were kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for my readers. I’ll be sending out a box of Plum Organics goodies to one reader who leaves a comment below. I know that many of my readers are moms and dads, and I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and feel free to add another if you mention this giveaway on facebook or twitter. The giveaway will conclude on Friday, May 25th at 1:00 PM Central Time.
In other exciting news, I’ll soon be moving to a new website! And while we’re waiting for the finishing touches on Anecdotes and Apple Cores' new home, I’d like to introduce Cake Stand. Please take a visit, and as always, contact me if you have a special event you’d like me to cater.
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