Guess The Cook

by HEAB on August 31, 2011

CD and I like to take turns making dinner…


Marinutta Chicken inspired by my Marinutta Sauce


Serves 2.5*

  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 2 heaping spoonfuls tomato paste
  • 2 TBSP flax seed meal
  • 2 TBSP peanut butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook chicken in butter over medium high heat until about halfway done. Add onion and cook until chicken cooked through and onion turns translucent.
  • Add remaining ingredients and turn heat down to medium low, allowing to simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Sauce will thicken.
  • Serve atop favorite veggie, grain, or baked potato.


*.5 = Summer. I scooped her out a small serving before adding the peanut butter.


Cheesy Chicken Hash



Serves 2

  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 small white potatoes, baked and chopped
  • 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper


  • Cook chicken in 1 TBSP butter and a few pinches of salt over medium high heat until about halfway done. Add onion + 1 TBSP butter and cook until chicken is cooked through and onion turns translucent.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add potato, remaining butter, and cheese. Stir until butter and cheese melt. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.


Now, the question is…which recipe was mine, and which was CD’s? 😉


Susan September 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I remember you talking about CD’s love of butter, so I a going with the second one based on the fact that it has more! Unless his love of butter is rubbing off on you 😉

Whitney September 2, 2011 at 6:59 am

I am going to say you are marinutta and CD is the hash because you like butter but CD LOVES butter 🙂

Erika @ The Teenage Taste September 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Both recipes look delicious, but I definitely think the second one is yours! After your potato confession a few days ago I figured it had to be yours! 😉

Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I think you made the second one, CD made the first. I want both. 🙂

Raine September 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm

First one has to be your recipe- greens,nut butter,fla
x= sounds like HEAB! CD’s is the second recipe.

HEAB September 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm

You know me well. 🙂

Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life September 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I bet your recipe was the first dish! I think CD’s was the Cheesy Chicken Hash!

Emmy (Wine and Butter) September 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I dont mind which one is which I want to know if you think I can serve the flaxy peanut butter one to ‘normal’ guests – because it looks REALLY good but (kind of unfortunately) we are having guests ALL weekend. The trials and tribulations of most of my nutrition crazy friends being online aquaintences! (pretty sure that not how you spell it but whatever….) xxx

HEAB September 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm

YES! The PB adds so much flavor. However, I would just add it to your favorite marinara sauce. The canned diced tomatoes + tomato paste was a little lacking, but still good for those of us crazy online nutrition types. 😉

Cindy September 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

I am guessing yours is the cheesy chicken hash.

I am still drooling over your cheese and potato and eggy dish.

but really both dishes were pretty similar….ish.


juli September 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

I am planning on ordering from iherb for the first time and I was wondering what kind of products you use on your face? Your skin always looks so good! Also, what other products do you order from iherb? Thanks! Your meals both look great, might have to try them both. You give me so much inspiration.

HEAB September 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Hi Juli,
I love Burts Bees orange essence facial cleanser, but usually I just use whatever soap we have in the shower. I’ll use the Burts Bees stuff to wash my face at night if I’m wearing make-up which I rarely wear during the summer. No make-up = no face wash at night. I also buy unscented shampoo and conditioner from iherb. I try different ones, and I love Dr. Bronner’s soaps. I buy the unscented for Summer, and I love the liquid peppermint for myself and buy the peppermint bar soap for making homemade laundry detergent. I also really like Sun Warrior rice protein powder. Love iherb! 🙂

HEAB September 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Juli, P.S. Thank you for the kind words regarding my skin. My secret is to keep skincare simple. 😉

Sami September 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

his was cheesy, yours had greens 😉


Amy @ Elephant Eats September 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

I think the Marinutta is CD’s…because it’s similar to his almond butter chili recipe 😉

The Delicate Place September 1, 2011 at 8:34 am

you’re the marinutta and CD is the hash? ahhhh lil summer eating all grown up style!

Vegetarian in the City September 1, 2011 at 8:30 am

That is such an interesting combo! I am going to guess that this is your recipe – it has flax and nut butter!

Ana September 1, 2011 at 7:59 am

At first I was going to say that the Marinutta Chicken was yours due to the use of flax + butter + nut butter in it, plus it was atop what seems to be steamed spinach – and I know you like your greens.
But then, since you are on a potato kick lately I also thought the Cheesy Chicken Hash was yours!
This is a hard one, and tricky too! Can I say they are both yours? Ok, I will go with the Cheesy Chicken Hash being yours (just because of the potatoes! haha!) and the Marinutta being CD’s (since he is the one who makes nut butter chilli and this is kinda similar in nature to that!).
And now I am curious to know who made what!!

Jamie September 1, 2011 at 7:43 am

The pictures make me think that the marinutta chicken was yours (because there’s green)and the hash was CD, but I’m guessing the opposite-
That you made the hash and CD made the marinutta chicken.

Props to CD for the flax meal! My husband would freak if he knew what I put in his food sometimes 😉

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free September 1, 2011 at 7:22 am

I’m guessing the Marinutta’s yours and the Cheesy Chicken’s CD’s……But they both look so yummy! And how did Summer like it? She enjoying whole food now?

HEAB September 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Summer ate it right up – I added a little cheese and sour cream. She loved it, and really loves any food we give her ‘cept plain avocados. She’s still not a fan. However, I have not given up hope!

Baking N Books September 1, 2011 at 7:10 am

Oh God…I think the first one is yours…but then I see the potatoes in the second one.

That is a Stumper! If there was beef in one, I’d guess that as CD’s.

How do you come up with these creative, simple ideas?/sauces? I always just do routine and saute veggies with meat…and then cover in salsa or pasta sauce (no added sugar) with cheese 😉

Jenny September 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

Salsa is good instead of pasta sauce if you want variety. Salsa and cheese are great are big white potatoes.

Jenny September 1, 2011 at 5:36 am

I bet the first is CDs, esp since the second is full of butter and cheese–that sounds like you!

Michaela September 1, 2011 at 1:29 am

At first I thought the marinutta dish is yours, but as the second dish is including cheese and potatoes you have recently talked about… maybe that is yours!

Kristin @ STUFT Mama September 1, 2011 at 12:54 am

Hmm… marinutta? I must try that. I would’ve never thoguht to put that combination together.
He he! Yes, love the .5 serving for Summer.
I’m guessing the marinutta recipe is yours???? But, you did just write a post on white potatoes. Is this s trick question? 🙂

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco August 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm

The Marinutta was yours and the Hash was CD’s? Maybe? 😉

Ty August 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm

You said:

“I scooped her out a small serving before adding the peanut butter.”

So… Yeah. 😛

katie @KatieDid August 31, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I think CD made the second one. The 3 Tbsp of butter, cheese, and potatoes lead me to believe. I know you like those things too but I think you’d be more inclined to include flax in a tomato sauce!

HEAB September 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Very true. You know us well. 🙂

Holly @ The Runny Egg August 31, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I think the first recipe is CD’s and the second is yours. No idea why I think that — maybe the PB in the first reminds me of the AB chili (CD’s) and the hash has potatoes which you just posted about… hmmmm….

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm

You made the Cheesy Hash!

michelle August 31, 2011 at 8:38 pm

The Marinutta sounds like Cd’s chilli recipe

Allison (galapagosmama) August 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I’m guessing Marinutta = You and Hash = CD, he seems to add more cheese to his dishes!

tina August 31, 2011 at 8:22 pm

no idea! but, they both look really delicious!! thanks for sharing, great healthy dinners!!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 31, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Marinutta was yours, Hash was CD’s

But seriously, so interchangeable! You guys have been sharing cooking duties and eating styles for so long that seriously it’s hard to tell the difference I think!

Going to email you back in reply to the icons…thank you for that site and link in the meantime!! 🙂

Erin August 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

yours was the cheesy chicken hash, CD did the other since he uses almond butter in his chili he always makes!

Pure2raw twins August 31, 2011 at 7:11 pm

YUM, I try to get Gary to make dinner but all I would get is pasta LOL so now I just have him help me in the kitchen, it works and he is really good about helping cleaning up 🙂

HEAB September 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Pure2Raw, Gary is a catch! Helps with cleanup? That’s a good man. 🙂

courtney (pancakes and postcards) August 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I want to eat the cheesy chicken hash… even though I’m a vegetarian 🙂

Evan Thomas August 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I think CD was the cheesy chicken hash and you were the Marinutta.

Katie August 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I think you made the cheesy chicken hash….because there’s more butter in it. 😀

Kayla @ SproutyBuns August 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Marinutta Chicken is yours and Cheesy Chicken Hash is CD’s. Decision was based on the flax seed 🙂

Jen August 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Marinutta Chicken = You. Cheesy Chicken Hash = CD. Although, I remember you saying that you’ve been loving white potatoes lately, so maybe the hash is yours! Either way, you and CD both know how to make some mean looking chicken.

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I’m going to guess you, Heather! The peanut butter & flax gave it away 😉

Dea August 31, 2011 at 6:36 pm

you made the first one, because you said you scooped out Summer’s portion. 😉

Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I guess the first one is yours. although they both look delicious!

Jennie (the gf-gf) August 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I think the cheesy chicken hash is yours, since you posted about white potatoes the other day.

I love the .5 serving for Summer! Cute!

Victoria (District Chocoholic) August 31, 2011 at 6:11 pm

My guess is that you made Marinutta Chicken because it has nut butter AND flax. But I could be wrong.

Samantha August 31, 2011 at 6:11 pm

<3 Marinutta…never thought of it with chicken. YUM!

Samantha August 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Oh and I’d assume marinutta is yours but who knows?!

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