*There’s a giveaway at the end of this post. Feel free to skip the cute pictures of animals and the delicious recipe to get to it*
Have you ever had one of those days where you swear that you were not dry for one minute of that day? No? Try this:
- shower at 5:10 a.m. and leave hair to air dry with product
- spend 6 hours outside in the rain at the zoo
- sit in a seat on the bus ride back with a broken window, have rain drip on you the whole hour ride.
- have to wear a wet sweatshirt until warm enough to take it off
How’s that sound? I was so soaking wet today ALL day due to the 6 hours of being out in the rain that my fingers were pruny! BUT… it was still a fantastically fun day!!!
We met some camels:
Some bison (though I eat them, I still think they’re amazing!)
The most beautiful “teenage” giraffe:
An orangutan, just hangin’ out:
A baby gorilla:
And a dinosaur:
It was quite an eventful, tiring, and wet day! When I got home, I was quite hungry, and decided to “MacGyver” a meal out of the ingredients we had in the house… I’m calling this one:
Lentil Confetti Chicken
1 lb chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 orange pepper, diced
3 small tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 c. dried lentils
4 c. water
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/8 tsp. red pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
S&P to taste
In a large pot, heat the olive oil and garlic. When the garlic is lightly browned, add the bell pepper, onion, and tomato and cook a few minutes. Add the chicken and brown, mixing well with the vegetables. Add lentils, water, and seasonings. Cover and simmer about 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Serve and enjoy!
I served mine on brown rice, and ended up topping it with a bit of low fat cheddar cheese and it was delicious and satisfying!
Now, on to the reason you’re actually here: to win something!
I mentioned in my post on Sunday that I’d made some delicious cookies with coconut flour, and many of you mentioned that you’d never had coconut flour, or even heard of it! Well, the lovely folks over at Tropical Traditions have offered to give you, one lucky What’s For Dinner reader, a 2.2 lb. bag of their delicious coconut flour! So far, it’s been a fantastic addition to my baking and breakfasts, and I can’t wait to use it in sauces, and as a breading for some coconut shrimp. Want to win some?? It’s easy! Just leave a comment below!!! For a bonus entry, sign up for the Tropical Traditions Newsletter, and email me to let me know you’ve done so. Winner will be announced Sunday evening!
There’s more love from Tropical Traditions to come soon… so stay tuned!
The camper quote of the day made me fall over in my seat laughing today… we were eating lunch near the rhinos and hippos. One girl turned to another and said “You know whats the difference between those 2? One’s head is soft and one’s head is hard. Kind of like you and me. My head is soft and your head is hard, so don’t poke my head!”