Bragging Rights & Chicken Curry Salad

I need to brag a little bit.

Recently I made all of the judge food for our Regional speech and debate tournament (about 120 people, 3 meals a day, 4 days). I had some excellent helpers! (See picture.) I couldn’t have done it without them.

Now the part that I’m bragging about is this… One day for lunch I made four salads. Southwest Quinoa, Chicken Penne Thyme, Greek Orzo and Chicken Curry. Everyone LOVED them! Everyone. I’ve received e-mails saying how great the salads were! (Everyone except some guy who wanted some meat. Beef to be exact. Chicken wasn’t cutting it!)

I love it when I can make people so happy that they won’t stop talking about it.

I thought I would share one of the salad recipes with you!

Chicken Curry Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • 4 cups diced chicken
  • 1 granny smith apple – diced small
  • 2 cups celery – chopped
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup red onion – finely diced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Optional – sliced grapes or chopped walnuts



  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste, taste, taste and adjust seasonings as needed. (It should be bold in flavor and taste slightly stronger than you want the salad to taste.)
  2. Add salad ingredients and combine well.
  3. Taste again and adjust seasonings if needed.
  4. Chill until ready to serve.

Serve as a sandwich or wrap filling or an it’s own. Enjoy!




It’s a work in progress, but here it is! Say goodbye to Orange Is A Good Color and hello to Salt For Flavor!

I have lot’s of posts planned for the future. Book reviews, tutorials, commentaries on the Middle East. (Kidding ’bout that last one.) My new camera has been ordered and should be here soon. Hold onto your office chairs because as soon as it gets here I am going to go picture crazy!

The first couple of new-camera-picture-posts will most likely be about all of the delicious judge food I will soon be preparing for our Regional NCFCA Speech and Debate Tournament! While we’re on the subject – let me give a little plug. Regionals is coming up and we need your help! My mother and I have been helping to coach a speech and debate club that three of my siblings have been participating in all year. Our club (the E.P.I.C. Speech and Debate Club (Emphatically Proclaim with Integrity and Clarity)) is hosting the NCFCA Regional Tournament here in Bellingham! You know what – I’ll let the following letter do all the explaining for me. (When it says refreshments – it really means amazing spectacular food prepared by yours-truly đŸ˜‰ …) Please give it a read and see if you can help us out! Mmmm. You may need to zoom in…

Oh yeah – very VERY proud of my sister Hannah! She and her debate partner have already qualified for Nationals!

So anyways… I’m pretty excited about this here new blog and I hope you’ll stick around to see what happens!