Hello!!! It’s been two weeks since my last post and that’s way too long! I’ve been in Croatia spending some time with my family, celebrating my little niece’s 5th birthday, meeting some new friends and some old ones that I haven’t seen for a very long time. It’s been fun, emotional, relaxing and much needed but at the same time I missed working. This is the first time in my life that I love what I do and it’s the best feeling ever! It makes all the life problems so much smaller and less important and it gives strength and confidence and peace of mind. This way of life I have, as much as it is rewarding and it gives you so many new experiences and friends, it can also get quite difficult at times. Not having a base, moving all the time, making home over and over again, starting from scratch, always anticipating a change and wonder what it will be this time, spending a lot of time on your own… I don’t mean to complain, just sharing honestly as I intended to do from the first moment I started this blog. I talk here about beautiful healthy food, delicious ingredients, wonderful travelling, exciting times but also about struggles and health issues and life in general, the good and the bad. I prefer to keep this blog that way rather than portray a non realistic and ideal picture of my life. I hope you agree with this and don’t mind my writing as I love having you here and every visit, comment and message means a lot to me… 🙂
I came back to the Swiss Alps yesterday late evening after taking a flight from Croatia and than three (3!) trains to get here so to say that I was tired is an understatement. It can be quite isolating living here but than this morning I woke up to a clear blue sky, sun shining, mountain peaks covered with snow, fresh air and somehow that frustration fade away… It’s Monday, new week and I have so much work to do so there will be new photos, new recipes, new posts yaaay! 🙂 The first one is this delicious Chicken, avocado and egg salad that is actually a complete meal and it’s a great lunch idea as you can also take it to work and it’s full of good, yummy ingredients that won’t leave you hungry!
I had few people asking me if I eat meat and if I will post any recipes that include meat. I must say that I was never a big meat eater but I’ve always enjoyed my mum’s roast for Sunday lunch (just in small quantities), I’ve also loved a few slices of Dalmatian or Italian prosciutto, roasted chicken or dishes with lots of vegetables and a little bit of meat. So I mostly eat vegetables, fish, grains, legumes, fruit, nuts… but occasionally I do eat some meat. When I was struggling with my digestion and lots of nasty symptoms last year, I stopped eating meat for about three months and I felt a lack of energy and my body decided it needed that small quantities of meat after all so I introduced it back to my diet. And started to feel better! So here it is, a recipe that includes roasted chicken breasts. 🙂
- 2 boneless chicken breasts (about 300 g)
- 1 avocado
- 3 eggs, hard-boiled
- 10-12 cherry tomatoes
- green salad mix (lettuce, rocket salad, lamb's lettuce)
- handful pumpkin seeds (optional)
- salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon for seasoning
- Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F) and line a small baking tray with parchment paper.
- Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Roast them in the oven for about 30 min or until well roasted. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. When cooled, cut the chicken in cubes.
- Boil the eggs and let them cool before cutting.
- Cut the avocado in cubes and drizzle it with lemon juice (this will prevent it from turning ugly brown color).
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
- In a large mixing bowl put the green salad of your choice (lettuce, rocket salad, lamb's lettuce), roasted chicken cut in cubes, sliced avocado, hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes and a handful of pumpkin (or other) seeds. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt & pepper as per taste. Serve and enjoy!