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May 8, 2019

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

As much as I want to get on board with meal planning, I just never know what some of our weeknights will bring us.  An unexpected baseball victory celebrated with the team at a pizza parlor can get in the way of intended dinner plans.  Someone’s late lunch can really throw off dinner plans too!

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

This Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas recipe is one of those dinners where it’s OK if you don’t make it the night you wanted to. What’s the worst that could happen? The marinade will make the flavors develop overnight and your dinner plans the next night are still GO.

That means it’s also really great for meal prep purposes!

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

The leftovers can become something new the next day. You can make a salad out of it, serve with toasted pita and Greek yogurt. Mix in some couscous to make it extra hearty.

Welcome to the rotation, Spiced Chicken Chickpea dish!  You kinda remind me a little of the Curry Chicken with Coconut Rice I was obsessed with so many years ago.

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s gather our ingredients.

 

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

Make the marinade.

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

Toss the chicken, tomatoes and chickpeas in the marinade. Let sit for at least an hour – up to a day.

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

Dump! Roast!

 

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

MMMM

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

Those bursting tomatoes!

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

That juice!

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

A very healthy dinner to get excited about!

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

I can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow!

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas

serves 4-6

recipe slightly adapted from Mad Hungry Cravings

 

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (or parsley) leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1- 3lb. chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 2- 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes

 

Mix together the oil, garlic, cilantro, paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Transfer the marinade to a zip-top bag or a large container and add the chicken, chickpeas, and tomatoes, making sure that everything is evenly coated. Marinate in the fridge for a few hours, all day, or overnight.

When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 450F. Place the chicken and other ingredients, including any marinade into a large roasting pan. Roast until chicken is cooked through and browned and the tomatoes have burst and are caramelized, about 30-35 minutes.  Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro (or parsley).

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May 6, 2019

Intentions for the Week:

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

 

Happy Monday, friends!

This weekend we had baseball, a pool party and a family dinner with my Dad and bro in the city. Quite a bit of extroverting! So nice to have a break from house chores and hanging out with friends. I’m headed to Santa Fe in a few weeks to teach a photography workshop. As a Mom, it’s quite a lot to think about- leaving for almost a week. I am hoping to get enough done in advance that I don’t have to worry much while I’m gone. That means I’m making a ton of lists and managing my expectations.  I am focusing on trying to control what I can and roll with the punches.

Let’s get down to business. Let’s check in with a list. Here are my Intentions for the week.

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May 5, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 18

Turns out the chocolate croissants from Trader Joe’s are great. Even though they are pain au chocolat.

This week I took some strawberry jam and made fruit roll-ups in my dehydrator.

Self portrait in an alley.

I’ve entered Fairfax.

REMEMBER THAT.

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May 3, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS

  1. These hotels/airports are living in the future
  2. I’ve never had this cookie at Trader Joe’s before!
  3. This house gives me an anxiety attack. 
  4. This professor has come up with a master list of slang terms from students. 
  5. Instagram is taking away likes.
  6. Wow. just Wow.
  7. I love seeing a glimpse of my friend Kelly’s home.
  8. We have to protect our teens.
  9. Doesn’t this curry dish look delish?
  10. I’d like to go to Maine one day.
  11. It’s my dream to have an emerald.
  12. How to be decisive.
  13. Get in my mouth, savory baklava.   Also THIS
  14. What I would love to wear on my 40th birthday.
  15. How to ensure your overseas trip is as safe as possible. 
  16. The weirdest stuff to come out of Silicon Valley right now.
  17. If you are in an abusive relationship and want to get out, this woman shows the way.
  18. How you’re making your kitchen hard to keep clean.
  19. Photos to get lost in – National Geographic 2019 Photo Contest
  20. If you need some snack ideas look here! 
  21. How about putting some everyday waffles into your weekend plans?

 

 

My very talented/creative friend Sabrina Ward Harrison announced her new e-course that will help you make the book you most want to find!  It’s called LIBERATE!  I’m hoping it helps me liberate that book(s) I have in me.

There’s ONE spot left in my Food Styling + Food Photography workshop this month in Santa Fe!

Come get yourself a FOOD Journal or a MAKE MAGIC sticker here!

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May 1, 2019

Currently: April 2019

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Currently April 2019

Goodbye, April. You were a breath of fresh air.

Thank you.

I enjoyed the days without rain. It made me appreciate our garden and how it has changed in a matter of days.

Tonight I had an interesting trip down memory lane reading past posts:

April 2018

April 2017

Where does the time go? Some of this feels still close and some of it feels so far away.

I will always look at any content on my blog like this since my Mom died:

Anything before November of 2017 was read by Mom.

Anything after, not.

I think about that every time I sit down at the computer typing up my reflection of the month.

Maybe one day my child will read this and see what happened during these years of his childhood?

And if that’s the case, HI, COOPER. I hope you send me funny cat memes when we’re both OLDER!

I hope that the autobill on my credit card didn’t get messed up after my death and you can still read this.

I trust in whatever is supposed to happen, will.

Here’s my APRIL spread in my Currently Workbook!

I worked on this while I was on vacation in Pacific Grove with my family for Easter.

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You can read all about my creative project this year–> CURRENTLY WORKBOOK

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April 29, 2019

Intentions for the Week:

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Happy Monday, friends!

We’ve made it to WEEK 18 of 2019.

This weekend we had a baseball game (we won!), I hosted a BBQ, I did some meal prep and took a breathwork class.  WHEW!! I am so glad we have the fridge stocked with goodies. It’s been a while! It’s so nice to be home after being away for a week. I missed my routine and KITTIES!

Meal Prep this week includes:

  • mint iced tea
  • quinoa
  • hard boiled eggs
  • tuna salad
  • fruit salad
  • orecchiette with sausage and broccoli
  • washed lettuce
  • cut up veggies
  • mom’s green salad vinaigrette
  • sweet potatoes
  • ranch dip

Let’s figure out what priorities we have this week with a list! Here are my Intentions for the Week!

 

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • continue to not eat bread
  • package/ship new food journal orders
  • drink enough water (keep up this water bottle filling routine up)
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • write my April Currently Post/work in Currently workbook
  • plant clematis/do weeding in the yard
  • work on photography course for Santa Fe (there’s a spot left if you’re interested!)
  • prep for a conference call
  • do a face mask 
  • paint toenails
  • catch up on emails
  • send snail mail to friends
  • write/send thank you note
  • passport appointment at USPS
  • catch up on social media
  • record podcast with Sabrina
  • go for a few walks
  • try to meditate daily
  • figure out final photo for project
  • edit photos
  • bookkeeping work

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • work on Etsy shop update
  • unpack from trip
  • LAUNDRY like a mofo
  • go on walks with family
  • spend time away from screens
  • make some art/do some painting
  • work on photography course for Santa Fe (there’s a spot left if you’re interested!)
  • book plane tickets
  • work on passport stuff
  • find inspiration in photography
  • get caught up on social media/work
  • drink enough water (keep up this water bottle filling routine up)
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • track what I eat in my  food journal  (I stopped while on vacation! OOPS)
  • write in journal/make vision board
  • read for fun
  • meditate

 

Pump Jam for the Week:

 

Meal Ideas for the Week:

Bacon Pea & Pesto Pizza

Lemon Garlic Roasted Shrimp makes weeknight dinner making EASY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Roasted Broccoli + White Beans

Asian Salmon Noodle Salad 

Cobb Salad Sandwiches

Vegan Taco Salad

Healthy Snack Dinner

Mantra for the Week:

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

There are a few MAKE MAGIC stickers left in my shop if you wanna snag one this week. 

 

Don’t forget to write down your Intentions for the Week! It will help hold you accountable for ACTION!

And if you need a pep talk, follow along as I do the 100-day challenge on Instagram.

#shutterbeanwords

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

Sending you sparkles,

Tracy

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April 28, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 17

Here’s what this past week looked like:  My Everyday Life Week 17

Treasure collection, Pacific Grove Easter Vacation 2019.

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I tried really hard to slow down and be present this week. Less time on my phone, more time mapping out my work and life.  My Dad calls this his “creative work.”  It’s the kind of work he does on vacation. It’s the kind of work I like to do on vacation as well.

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I really need to spend more time journaling by the beach.  I mean, don’t we all?

My Everyday Life: Week 17 on Shutterbean.com

I believe that teaching your child to draw a Stussy S is a rite of passage.

We went out to lunch on Easter. I think next year we should BBQ lamb like my grandpa used to.

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Cooper is usually the only kid on vacation with us.

My Everyday Life: Week 17 on Shutterbean.com

Walking past art galleries in Carmel.

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