Recipe Tuesday – Oriental Chicken Salad {Via Lemon Poppy Inc}

{I apologize for the cell phone pic, I had lost my camera… Next time I make this recipe I’ll take a better pic }

Oriental Chicken Salad

4 Chicken Breasts
12 oz package bow tie pasta
 Boil Chicken and shred. Cook pasta according to package directions. Combine chicken and pasta and set aside.

1/2 Cup oil
4 T. Sesame oil
1 Cup soy sauce
2/3 cup of red wine 
6 T. Sugar
1/2 t. Sugar 
1 t. Salt

Combine dressing ingredients in a blender and mix until well combined.

Pour half of the dressing over chicken and pasta to marinate overnight. Save the other half for the salad dressing. Tip: You can put the chicken and pasta in a large freezer bag to marinate.

1 Pkg spinach {4-5 cups} I used spring mix and it worked well
1/2 cup green onions, chopped.
1 can of mandarin oranges
1 red pepper cut into slices
1 cup of sugar snap peas
toasted sesame seeds

Before serving, toss spinach with marinated chicken and pasta. Add the rest of the salad ingredients and pour on remaining dressing {Note, I didn’t use the whole dressing as it gets a bit oil}.

PS: You can purchase this delicious recipe book from “Lemon poppy inc


Meet The Fish Family…

Hello lovelies, as you know by now I’ve been working on a project to go along with my “Get Inspired series”. I have been keeping it a secret but, tonight I’m going to  share a little bit about it , I promise I will post the rest soon
But for now I want you to Meet the Fish Family:
We are the Fishes. In 2011 two of our five children; Natalie and Alice were diagnosed with a rare gene disfunction called Leaky SCID (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency). Their condition is so rare that only two cases are reported in the U.S. each year. Both girls have endured much, and have spent most of their young lives in and out of hospitals due to common illnesess a healthy immune system would overcome. The required treatment for our girls is a bone marrow transplant.
Both are currently at Primary Children’s Hospital undergoing Chemotherapy to prepare them for their transplants. Although the new marrow could mean a normal life for them, it will be a long and arduous road. This blog is to share our experience as parents and the courage of our children.
Alice age 2
Natalie age 8

 About my Project: I’m working on my “Get Inspired Project“, where I get to interview inspiring people… When the month is over I’ll be able to cross number 96 of my list. That means I need to help with something amazing :) . Thats where the “Fish Family” comes in. After reading their story, my heart was full and I felt like I needed to help these sweet girls.  There are alot of people helping out with this wonderful cause… But, I feel like it is not enough just yet. Ali Eisenach being one of them, She is the owner of Lemon Poppy Inc and she is working on an amazing recipe book that comes out soon and I’m so excited that I get to share a recipe in it along with a couple of other bloggers. Half of the proceeds wil go to the Fish Family. 

Now, for my Project idea… I’m currently organizing an event here in Utah {an auction to be exact}. It will involve dinner and the silent auction and all of the proceeds will go to the Fish Family. I’ll be working on special projects for this but I would love to feauture your company in this auction. Anything helps and It would be awesome if you participated. I will post more details about it soon :) , But for now please go check out the “Fish Family Blog” to read more about the girls. PS: If you are a vendor and are insterested in having you product featured in the action please email me at karinaschallenge @   Thank you so much!Love, 

Recipe Tuesday – Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is amazing… Over the weekend Hubby and I decided to bake a couple of different cookie batches. {Lemonade Cookies & Chocolate Chips} I’m pretty sure I can speak for my hubby on this one that the cookies pictured above won! So Good! Here is the recipe: 
2 Cups of  Butter1 1/2 cups of sugar2 cups of brown sugar 3 large eggs2 t. vanilla6 cups of flour3/4 t. salt1 1/2 t. baking soda3 cups of chocolate chips
Cream Butter and sugars for 3-4 minutes. Add Eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Sift to combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Add chocolate chips. Roll into 1-2″ inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until slightly golden. 
PS: This recipe is from my wonderful cookbook from “Lemon Poppy Inc”
Have a wonderful day!Love,