Before I get to the RediSetGo fun, I want to share two messages that I got yesterday that really put a smile on my face. As you may recall, in yesterday’s post, I talked about soap hunk Eric Martsolf (formerly of my favorite soap, Passions, and currently starring on Days Of Our Lives), and guess who sent me a tweet? ERIC MARTSOLF!
Very cool to think that Eric read my blog post. I’m so glad I tweeted him the link!
The other message was from a reader named Robyn, who posted this comment, regarding the pictures in my Photo Gallery:
i have to say, you are quite a handsome. my friend and I were both watching you on Ellen the other day and we literally could not stop ourselves!! I swear, if Elvis Presley and Adam Lambert had a baby, it’d look like you. I guess what I’m trying to say in a nutshell is: your hot.
Aw shucks, Robyn! I’m blushing. I’ll have to do a photo comparison in an upcoming blog, like I did after a few Ellen viewers compared me to Taylor Lautner (look at pics of Taylor and me here and judge for yourself). I love reading your comments, tweets, emails, and messages – keep ‘em coming! I reply and respond to as many as I can (sometimes it may take a while).
I’ve gained some new readers this week, thanks to the Ellen rerun, so I thought it’d be fun to introduce them to one of my favorite blog posts (and one of yours, too): What’s In The RediSetGo? The RediSetGo is my favorite infomercial product (watch the informercial here), and I use it all the time. You don’t really need to know any rules to play along in this little blog game – surely you’ll figure it out as you go along (and don’t call me Shirley). If you want to play more, head up to My Favorite Posts – all the other What’s In The RediSetGo? editions are archived there!
So… put on your helmet, safety goggles, and rubber gloves, because it’s time to play What’s In the RediSetGo?
WHAT’S IN THE REDISETGO?
The RediSetGo is very steamy today!
MARINATED CHICKEN TENDERS are in the RediSetGo!
These chicken tenders are so freakin’ simple to make, it’s ridiculous. I think they were ready in the RediSetGo in about 5 or 6 minutes. Here’s the marinade I used (which is a recipe I modified from this cookbook). By the way, that word, according to Martha Stewart, is pronounced ‘marin-odd’, not ‘marin-aid’ – so get it right. Sheesh.
The marinade starts with the juice of 2 limes:
Add in 4 garlic gloves, which got minced in my garlic press:
A few tablespoons of chopped cilantro:
Then, some spices:
I used 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of coriander, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (I like a little heat, but you can use less, or none, of you prefer), and 1/4 teaspoon sugar (which, I know, isn’t a spice, but I wanted a little sweetness to balance out the lime). I bought coriander for the first time for this recipe – I’ve had it before, in dishes at restaurants, but I’ve never had it in my kitchen before, and I love the smell! What do you like to use coriander for? I’ll take your coriander suggestions in the comments section, please! Oh – and one quick fun fact: coriander and cilantro come from the same plant: coriander refers to the seeds, and cilantro is the leaves!
Here’s the spices in the bowl:
This mixtures got all mixed up. Then I took 3 chicken breasts, cut them up into similar-sized pieces (I had leftovers!), and marinated them for about an hour:
After plucking out six pieces, and giving them the RediSetGo treatment, I had a healthy and delicious lunch ready to go! Wanna see the finished plate?
That’s a kale salad I whipped up behind the chicken. It was a pre-packaged kale salad mix (which had a little cabbage and shredded carrot), and I added a handful of mushrooms (because I had mushrooms I wanted to use up), and a tablespoon or two of fat-free balsamic vinaigrette. Usually, with salads, you dress them at the last possible moment, so the greens don’t get wilted or soggy, but since kale is a heartier, thicker green, you can actually dress it early on, and let it sit for a while. That’s my kale tip of the day!
I know my readers are a savvy, observant lot – so some of you may be scratching your heads wondering what happened to Part Sixteen of What’s In The RediSetGo?, since it never appeared on this blog (Part Fifteen was the most recent edition, you can read it here). I wrote Part Sixteen last week when my friend Heidi invited me to be a guest blogger on her site, Finishing the Hat, so you can read Part Sixteen here. I’m also going to publish it this weekend on my blog, just so I can add it to my archives.
Another healthy, easy lunch idea… I’m excited to think about what I’ll use my RediSetGo for next!
Keep it up, David!