chili on rice


tropical rice bowl 

brown rice. sweet sambal chili chicken. mixed greens. grape tomatoes. diced pineapples. sweet Hawaiian glaze (not pictured). 

something quick, easy, and filling for dinner. 

Kale massaged with lemon juice and garlic salt topped with basmati rice, chili cumin chickpeas, corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and chipotle tahini sauce 💕🌷

I went to a career fair today and had a really great talk with a potential employer. She wants to talk with me next week so fingers crossed!

Leaving the house for work from 11:30 am til 8:30 pm so I have to bring a lot of food! Lunch is quinoa with lentils/peas/carrots, dinner is brussel sprouts and leftover chili with basmati rice and some fruit for snacking :)

Snow days call for chili ☃️😍 I started this chili with shallots sautéed in olive oil with cumin, chili powder, and cayenne, and then added fresh red pepper, jalapeño, corn, crushed tomatoes, black beans, chickpeas, and vegetable stock! Highly recommend 👍🏼I was feeling tortilla chips on the side today, but my favorite way to have chili is over rice or pasta ☺️️

Today has been a good day.

Husband took me to our favorite Mexican eatery. It has been our Sunday tradition to go to St. Mary’s. I love their chili relleno and Mexican rice. So much flavor in every bite! I also got fish tacos and mini chimichanga.

For dinner, we are going to have corned beef and cabbage! The meat has been simmering since this morning. It’s going to be sooooo good!

Last night, I was chatting on line with my 11 year old niece. She sent me photos of my other nieces and nephews. I miss them so much. I can’t wait to spoil them again! My husband is also missing them like crazy. We talk about them all the time. I guess it’s good they live so far away. We would spoil them so much their parents would hate us.


Sweet Chili Shrimp and Yellow Rice

I know I haven’t posted a food post in awhile. But I did cook the other day and took pictures. This was so good I might make it again. I kept the shell on which I felt held in the flavors. Making the sauce was really easy. All you need is Soy Sauce and Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. That’s it nothing more or less. I did season my shrimp. Of course you can pick any rice to go with it. I just wanted yellow rice.


Thai Chicken Salad w/ Homemade Dressing & Peanut Sauce

Ingredients for Chicken

1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces

Handful of cilantro, chopped

Juice from 1 lime

Salt, pepper, red pepper

Ingredients for Salad

Mix of romaine hearts and spinach, washed and prepped

Shredded carrots

Cucumbers, cut into half moons

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 roma tomatoes, diced 

Handful of cilantro, chopped

Chopped peanuts

Salt, pepper

Ingredients for Dressing 

¼ cup rice vinegar

¼ cup sweet chili sauce

1 ½ tsp sesame oil 

Sprinkle of sugar

Salt, pepper

Ingredients for Peanut Sauce

½ cup peanut butter

1 ½ tbsp soy sauce

1 ½ tbsp sweet chili sauce


2 tsp rice vinegar


Marinate chicken in corresponding ingredients for about 1 hour before grilling chicken to perfection

Assemble the salad with toppings

Mix together the ingredients to make the dressing

In a blender, combine all ingredients for peanut sauce except the water. Taste and adjust. Add water until you have the desired consistency

Dress the salad and serve

*Can be made vegetarian by removing chicken