Hi, Everyone! I hope you are having a great day. I haven’t posted here in a while because my recipe plugin has not been working. It’s so frustrating, whenever I would write a recipe, but after it was posted the recipe would disappear. Needless to say, I became so disappointed and kind of gave up. In return, I started posting all my recipes directly on my Instagram. The great news is that I have finally been able to figure out the problem with the help of the hubby…hence why I’m back!
As for today, I had a dentist appointment which was very interesting considring how we are still dealing with Covid19. Being a nurse and working during the pandemic I see daily how it is not over. This gives me some anxiety about being out, especially how some people are no longer taking any precautions.
Regardless, I’m happy to be posting here while drinking some chai tea with my nut pod milk. I currently have some Sourdough Foccacia fermenting and am super excited. My starter is now 3.5 years old–so crazy, it definitely has been a labor of love to care for and keep alive over the years. After this, I need to get back to my regular Whole30/Paleo diet. I always know when I’m overdoing it, as my body starts to ache. Make note, I will be sharing the Sourdough Foccacia recipe at another time.
Today I’m sharing one of the recipes that I have been making weekly, because it is simple to make, and it is pretty tasty. It is an older recipe of mine that I have revamped. Chicken salad is typically made with leftover cooked or baked chicken. Usually found in between two pieces of bread, or it can be eaten with lettuce, crackers, or by itself. Chicken salad is sold in most restaurants, with ingredients that most people have in their homes. Some chicken salads consist of chicken, mayo, grapes, apple, celery, eggs, some kind of sweetener, and pretty much whatever you want to add.
This version is a Whole30 /Paleo, inspired by the Whole Foods Sonoma chicken salad. As such, as long as you use the same exact brands or equivalent there will be no added sugars, no preservatives, and mayo that is also sugar-free and compliant. The secret in this chicken salad is the chopped dates. You get a surprise bite of sweet dates with each bite…I happen to like surprises and I hope you enjoy them. Let me know what you think!
Optional: Of course you can always omit the dates and pecan if you don’t like them. You can also omit the mayo and use greek yogurt if you like.