Southwestern Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls


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Recipe courtesy George Stella’s “Real Food Real Easy” Cookbook

Prep Time 15 mins / Serves 4

Shopping List
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2⁄3 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons chunky salsa
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 avocados

1. Fold chicken, sour cream, salsa, cilantro, and lime juice together in a large bowl, shredding chicken with a fork until your desired consistency is reached.

2. Cover and refrigerate chicken salad for 30 minutes for the ingredients and flavors to mingle, or skip to the next step to serve immediately.

3. When you are ready to serve, slice the avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Use each half as a serving bowl for 1 person, stuffing chicken salad into the empty pit cavity and then mounding heaping spoonfuls over top of the entire surface of the avocado half. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro.

George’s Tips | When shopping, look for a chunky salsa without any added sugar or corn syrup in the ingredients list. I’ve found that Pace’s Chunky Salsa does not add sugar and they should be readily available in any grocery store.

Variation | Give the salad more texture by adding 2 tablespoons of diced green bell pepper or a few teaspoons of diced jalapeño pepper, if you like spice. You can also serve topped with shredded Cheddar jack cheese and chopped bacon for even more great flavors!

calories:395 | fat: 15g |protein: 55g| fiber:3g |net carbs:3g
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How to Sanitize/Disinfect Your Makeup.


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HOUSEIf I asked you, “When was the last time you cleaned your makeup?” Most of you would probably cringe when you realize that either you haven’t really cleaned your makeup or it has been forever since you did!

Everyone knows already that cleaning your makeup brushes is essential to prevent all that gunk and germs from collecting and transferring to our faces, but if your makeup is swimming in pools of germs, your clean brushes aren’t going to do you any good to prevent possible infections.

MAKE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE GETTING STARTED! As in wash it with soap and water in the duration of 2 Happy Birthday Songs. 🙂

Let’s get started:

You Will NEED

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Grammy Awards 2014 Live Stream — Watch The Red Carpet Online


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All eyes will be on the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Jan. 26 for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. With performances from Taylor SwiftKaty Perry, and Beyonce and stars like Jay ZKanye West, and Rihanna up for big awards, this ceremony may be the most star-studded ever. Watch below and don’t miss the arrivals of the biggest names in music!

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