Lights Out

by HEAB on April 20, 2011

This morning was a bit crazy. Due to bad overnight storms, we were without power from about 1:30 AM until 11 AM. Fun. Thank goodness we have a gas range, and I can light it without electricity. So, we were able to heat water for some instant coffee and tea this morning. Also, the hospital grade breast pump I use does not take batteries, but I do have a car adaptor for it. So I spent a good bit of the morning sitting in the driveway. My apologies to our neighbors…I’d hate to traumatize them anymore as I’m pretty sure I’m already that crazy girl always outside taking pictures of her food. Oh well, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do, right?

On top of our power going out, my laptop was misbehaving, and so I took a trip to our local Genius Bar. Oh how I love my Macbook, and I have only ever had good experiences at the Apple Store. They fixed the problem, and I was out of there in 10 minutes and back home where CD was waiting to join Summer and me for lunch. I whipped up a quick curried chicken salad and served it atop a bed of spinach.



Curried Chicken Salad


  • 1 baked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used goat’s milk)
  • 1/4 small onion
  • 1/2 TBSP curry powder
  • 1 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 1 gram stevia powder or 1/2 packet
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 TBSP chopped nuts (I used pecans)
  • 2 TBSP raisins


  • Combine all ingredients except raisins and nuts in food processor.
  • After processing, stir in raisins and nuts.


And for dessert…


Smoothie Girl Deb’s Protein Fudge Muffin

Now, I have tried several of these microwave protein muffin recipes floating around, and Deb’s has been my favorite thus far. It’s huge and not dry at all. Love it Deb! I used goat milk yogurt instead of pumpkin and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla. YUM!

What’s your favorite muffin for one recipe?