It’s Bueno to Keep it Simple


Sometimes I get so caught up in spices, sauces and side dishes that I forget about simple food & flavors.

Living on the farm in Colombia we didn’t have easy access to a big grocery store so meals had to be simple. Simple doesn’t mean flavorless though. We did have access to a sweet bbq, and one of my favorite meals was bbq’d chicken breasts, zucchini and red peppers. So simple, but so good. You can’t beat the flavor of bbq, and because the food was grilled you could still taste the freshness of the zucchini and red peppers.

Simple also means healthy. Zucchini is low in calories, and high in folic acid (B vitamin) and vitamin A, and red peppers are one of the highest veggies in vitamin C. Chicken is a great source of B vitamins, iron, zinc and protein (just make sure to keep your portion to 4 oz or about the size of a deck of cards).

We marinated the chicken & veg in some extra virgin olive oil, and seasoned with salt & pepper.

20 minutes on the grill.

Top the veggies with some balsamic vinegar, and voila – a healthy, easy, yummy dinner.

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