chicken and shrimp dumplings
Food, garden

Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings

These turned out pretty well, I must say. A nice treat during a weeknight. I packed in a lot of veg by using carrot pulp, and I used chives from our home garden. Ingredients: 1 pack ground chicken7 medium-size shrimp, peeled1 cup carrot pulp1 tbsp. sliced chivesfish sauce to taste (be generous with your dashes… Continue reading Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings

Happy ATB
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8 Habits for Happiness

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, inaugurated in 2012 by the United Nations to recognize the importance of happiness in everyone's life. Happiness may be a universal feeling, but its construct is personal. It's an apt time to ask: What makes you happy? I've discovered some fundamentals for my… Continue reading 8 Habits for Happiness

smoked chicken alfredo
Food

Fettuccine Alfredo with Smoked Chicken

We order smoked whole chickens from a local butcher from time to time. They're great to have around because they're versatile--you can use them in sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc. They're also quick and easy toppings for pasta and rice dishes. I chopped up some smoked chicken for an alfredo for dinner last night. The chicken… Continue reading Fettuccine Alfredo with Smoked Chicken

peanut garlic noodles
Food

Peanut Garlic Noodles

I made this as a post-workout meal today. It's summer here in Fiji, and the humidity and high temps are intense. I like to workout at home in natural temperatures (no AC, no fan), which means that workouts get harder during this time of year because of the conditions. It's good for building endurance. I… Continue reading Peanut Garlic Noodles

veg paneer curry
Food

Veggie and Paneer Curry

This curry is rich in flavor and full of nutrients from the veggies. Serve with a base of rice to soak up the delicious sauce. To make this dish vegan, just leave out the paneer (Indian cheese). Ingredients: 1-2 tbsp. butter1/2 onion, chopped3 small/medium potatoes, chopped1 cup water1 can coconut cream1 can chickpeas, drained1 cup… Continue reading Veggie and Paneer Curry