Chicken Panini with Caramelized Shallots, Mozzarella, and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread + a GIVEAWAY!

The lovely folks over at RawSpiceBar sent me some delicious spices to check out!  Anyone who knows me knows how much I love these types of subscription “surprise” boxes and I was actually over the moon that they sent me TWO of the September batch.  This means one set for me…and one set for YOU.   The September batch had Sun Dried Tomato Pizza (featured in this recipe), Dark Coffee and Chiles (which I plan to use on steak tacos next week!), and Chipotle Smoked Salt.

***To enter the giveaway to receive this set of spices, simply comment on this post with a cuisine you’ve never had, but always wanted to try!  Then check off the task in the Rafflecopter widget in the middle of this post.***

Spices from RawSpiceBar

I can attest that RawSpiceBar sources the highest quality and some of the most unique spices from around the world.  Their spice blends are created by top chefs and expertly toasted, ground, and blended for maximum flavor.  I LOVE that instead of searching at various stores for that one random spice I’ve never had before – and paying an arm and a leg, I can pay a flat $8 a month for three new spices delivered right to my door.

It’s SO MUCH FUN.

Sign up on their site, fill out the Flavor Profile Quiz, and receive 3 freshly ground, recipe-ready flavor kits, direct to your door each month.  The spice packets come with enough to make meals for 3 to 4 people AND they come with suggested recipes, just in case you want to do something tried and true with what you received.  Think global people.  Think delicious.  Think RawSpiceBar.

Use this coupon code for $5 off a 6 or 12 month gift or subscription:  FLAVOR6  (This would make a GREAT holiday gift!)

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Now for the panini…so good.  So, so good.

Chicken Panini with Caramelized Shallots, Mozzarella, and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
Click HERE for the recipe!

Chicken Panini with Caramelized Shallots, Mozzarella, and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread from UnrulyBliss.com

Chicken Panini with Caramelized Shallots, Mozzarella, and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread from UnrulyBliss.com

Chicken Panini with Caramelized Shallots, Mozzarella, and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread from UnrulyBliss.com

Sun Dried Tomato Pizza seasoning from RawSpiceBar

Chicken Panini with Caramelized Shallots, Mozzarella, and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread from UnrulyBliss.com

***To enter the giveaway to receive this set of spices, simply comment on this post with a cuisine you’ve never had, but always wanted to try!  Then check off the task in the Rafflecopter widget in the middle of this post.***

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Spring Onion Noodle Soup with Lemon Sour Cream and Herbed Cheese Toast

School is finally out for the semester and I’m completely over the moon!  The first dish we made after I wrapped up my last assignment was this Spring Onion Noodle Soup.  We first made it about two years ago and it’s been a spring time favorite ever since.  I still find it quite funny that I loathed onions, absolutely hated them with a passion, for most of my life.  These days, I can’t imagine making any of my recipes without them and they’re easily one of my favorite vegetables!

This soup combines the flavors of sweet onions, green onions, and leeks with lemon and basil.  The result is a perfect balance of delicious spring time.  We love, love, love this soup, especially topped with the Lemon Sour Cream and soaking up the broth with Justin’s Herbed Cheese Toasts is just heaven.  We hope you love it as much as we do!

Spring Onion Noodle Soup with Lemon Sour Cream
and Herbed Cheese Toast

Click HERE for the recipe!

Spring Onion Noodle Soup with Lemon Sour Cream and Herbed Cheese Toast

Spring Onion Noodle Soup with Lemon Sour Cream and Herbed Cheese Toast from UnrulyBliss.com

Spring Onion Noodle Soup with Lemon Sour Cream and Herbed Cheese Toast from UnrulyBliss.com

Spring Onion Noodle Soup with Lemon Sour Cream and Herbed Cheese Toast from UnrulyBliss.com

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Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice

August 2nd.  That was the day I did my last post.  One hundred and forty five whopping days ago!  It makes me sad to think about how little I get to work on something that I love doing so much, but I only have two more semesters in my Master’s program before my life can go back to normal.  That means more food, more cooking, more recipes, and more posts!  {My stats show that about thirty people are visiting my site each day.  That’s down a lot from the two hundred a day that I used to get, but hey…thanks for sticking around.  Whoever you are.  We should all have a group dinner or something.  I’ll cook.}

I have four more weeks on break before my school picks up again.  I thought I’d go ahead and post one of my all-time favorite chicken recipes.  We must have made this at least two dozen times by now, but it doesn’t photograph as nice as I’d like, so I’ve always held off on posting it.  The sauce is quite zesty but adding some avocado slices on top can really mellow it out.  Serve the chicken over cilantro-lime rice for a complete meal that will make you want seconds.  Trust me, I know.

Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice
Click HERE for the recipe!

Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice from Unrulybliss.com

Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice from Unrulybliss.com

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Mexican Salad with Chicken and Creamy Lime-Avocado Dressing

I can very clearly remember the salad we had almost every other night while I was growing up.  It was iceberg lettuce with thick diced tomatoes, shredded carrots from a bag, some sort of shredded mixed cheddar, and then a thick ranch or blue cheese dressing.  This salad was SO common that I developed a hatred for all boring, crunchy, generic salads {as well as ranch and blue cheese dressing} and I probably went at least 10 years without ever making a salad myself.  But I’ve since grown out of my “salad is rabbit food” phase and have found several salads that are undeniably delicious and so fun to make at home!

This particular Mexican Salad with Chicken is my absolute favorite of all time.  It’s extremely filling, has a lot of flavors {probably because it has over a dozen ingredients}, and the dressing is just UNBELIEVABLY amazing.  We make a ton of the dressing so that I can toss it on practically everything we eat for days after the salad.  It makes a delicious dip for veggies and crackers.  And I even love it served simply on toast and covered with sunny side up eggs!  You’ll see that the salad has a lot of ingredients and several steps to it, but the only cooking you’re really doing is to the chicken.  Everything is so easy and I promise, you won’t regret the effort you put into this meal.

Mexican Salad with Chicken and Creamy Lime-Avocado Dressing
Click HERE for the recipe!

Mexican Salad with Chicken and Creamy Lime-Avocado Dressing from UnrulyBliss.com

Mexican Salad with Chicken and Creamy Lime-Avocado Dressing from UnrulyBliss.com

Mexican Salad with Chicken and Creamy Lime-Avocado Dressing from UnrulyBliss.com

Mexican Salad with Chicken and Creamy Lime-Avocado Dressing from UnrulyBliss.com

 

 

 

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Short Ribs With Couscous

So I have this weird thing about fruit being cooked with meat.  I think it’s…well, weird.  I don’t mean lemons or tomatoes, I mean like fruity fruits (apples, nectarines, grapes, pears, etc.).  And despite being proven wrong each and every time I finally try a dish that is both fruit and meat (check out one of my absolute favorite dishes here), I still feel funny about it!

I kept putting off trying this Moroccan dish, but we loved it so much when we made this that we’ve probably made it about 3 or 4 more times since!  The rib meat just simply falls off the bone and all of the flavors that have cooked together for over 6 hours are just heavenly.  The weirdo fruit aspect comes in with…TA-DAAAAA…APRICOTS!  The dried apricots taste so, so good in this dish that I find myself seeking them out to make sure I have an apricot piece with each bite I take.  Another win for Team Fruit-n-Meat.

*Also, I should note…this is one of the most easiest dishes to make in the morning before you leave for work!  Not only do you barely have to do anything when you come home, but your house smells like a lovely Moroccan festival when you walk in the door.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Short Ribs With Couscous
Click HERE for the recipe!

Slow Cooker Moroccan Short Ribs With Couscous from UnrulyBliss.com

Slow Cooker Moroccan Short Ribs With Couscous from UnrulyBliss.com

Slow Cooker Moroccan Short Ribs With Couscous from UnrulyBliss.com

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