The harmattan season is upon us and while it breaks my heart to be separated from my bed (and warm duvet) every morning, it certainly doesn’t help that my car is all white from the dusty love notes of the Sahara Desert. And bite me me if I’m going to pay any ‘mallam’ N500 on a daily to clean my car.
Enter my DIY alter ego. Mehn, like it or not, while I wait for my bath water to get hot, I pick up my bucket and a spare mop head (now dedicated to this purpose) and get to working. Washing my car every morning has saved me a lot of money and is a good work out strategy (for those mornings where I absolutely cannot exercise cos I hugged my duvet too long).
Okay, so I guess you get the point. Every now and then, you can take the car to a proper wash to clean your car (inside and all) but by jove, wash ya motor by yasef.
Okies, I’m done.
Yeah it’s Christmas and many of us will blame it on the season when our waist lines thicken. And then come January, we will fill our new year resolution wish list with all sorts of health and fitness goals that won’t see the light of February.
So let’s focus on what we can do. We can make conscious choices about what we put into our bodies. Yes we’ll definitely be tempted to try a slice of cake (I know I will), but should generally try and eat healthy, wholesome foods. But healthy doesn’t have to be boring.
Case in point – My Amazing Chicken Salad Recipe 🙂
Let’s get straight to it, shall we?
Grill very well marinated chicken thighs (or breasts), then skin,debone and shred it. Cut up 1/4 cucumber, 3 large tomatoes and 3 or 4 lettuce leaves. Mix in 3 tablespoons (or less) of Greek yogurt and 1/2 spoon of mayonnaise (optional). Add your chicken to the mix and voila, you are ready to dig in.
PS: Ensure your chicken is well marinated, preferable overnight because it really defines the flavor of your salad. I bought already marinated chicken from a Lebanese store and oven-grilled it myself. Next time, I’ll marinate myself and share the recipe.
Do you have other healthy recipes we should be trying out this Christmas? Please do share in the comments section. And do let me know if you try out this salad.
All my love,
I long to write every single time I stop by my blog. And if it’s any help, I stop by every. single. day.
I think it gives me some sense of accomplishment that I haven’t given up on my dreams and that soon, I’ll be reunited with Koltureshoq again.
So, just so you know, I think about you everyday. Every. Single. Day.
All my love,