I'm joining in on the Tasty Tuesday fun that my friend Maria does over at her blog!

GARBANZO "Tuna" SALAD
(mock tuna salad)

As part of trying new recipes, I snagged this recipe from the awesome blog Dirty Gourmet! I have to say I was a little skeptical because I love some tuna salad and to think this was a "mock" tuna, was just weird. But it actually turned out GREAT! We ate it on bread like a sandwich but I could totally see how this would be great as a dip too!

Here's the Ingredients
2 (15oz) cans of garbanzo beans (mashed)
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup almonds, chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste

*I had a hard time mashing the garbanzo beans with my potato masher. I ended up using a fork but that was pretty tedious. So I'm going to have to figure out how to mash them easier.
The original recipe calls for walnuts instead of almonds, however I really like almonds so I swapped them out and it turned out great
Add 1/2 cup of Mayo
I use Kraft Olive Oil Mayo

 Add 1 Tablespoon of Spicy Brown Mustard





Add the chopped bell pepper


Add the chopped carrots and celery

Add the carrots and celery to the mix


Mix in the toasted almonds (or walnuts)



AND FINALLY.... 







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This is perfectly shredded chicken!
(image courtesy of Simply Healthy Family)

I've always wondered how to get nicely shredded chicken for things like chicken salad but really wasn't interested enough to go hunting for a solution.

But I somehow found the answer at the Simply Healthy Family blog...  Enjoy!

How to make perfectly shredded chicken in your mixer!

So I'm going to make it this weekend!



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I Have A Confession

2.19.2012 |

I'm doing something I thought I wouldn't ever do.

Hi, my name is Jonna. I am Mormon.

No, I'm not joking.


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Happy Valentine's Day!
Don't eat the candy, it sucks.

image from www.candyblog.net

No really, who eats conversation hearts? They are gross. We used a bunch this year to glue to my son's valentine project at kindergarten and I'm thinking that's their best use... with glue. Not mouths. Because they are nasty.

So here's hoping you went out an bought something a little more tasty for your special someone, or put these bad boys in the candy dish at work.



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What the Night KnowsWhat the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading the Under The Sun Novella, I was really excited to start What The Night Knows in order to let the story carry on. Despite some of the bad reviews, I think the story was a perfect fit - a piece of the puzzle putting the story together and bringing it to and end.

There are some loose ends that I wish were tied up before the end of the book but they weren't anything that took away from the story. I love Minnie and if there could be a series that comes from this story, I would hope it would be from her.



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