Food & Nutrition
Best Bites: November 2011

Best Bites: November 2011

Winter Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Dried Cherries

With so many upcoming holiday events, it’s easy to succumb to rich, high calorie dishes. Why not take a break from the heavier foods and serve up a light and delicious dish? This main course salad combines roasted chicken with rich nuts and tart cherries in a walnut oil-balsamic vinaigrette.

3 large roasted chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (about 3 ½ cups)
¾ cup roasted chopped walnuts
½ cup dried cherries
1 Belgian endive, thinly sliced
¼ cup roasted walnut oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Black pepper to taste
Smoked salt to taste
Frisée lettuce for serving

Method: Place chicken, walnuts, cherries and endive in a large serving bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the walnut oil into the balsamic vinegar and season with black pepper. Pour the vinaigrette over the chicken mixture and toss well to coat. Season the chicken with smoked salt and toss gently to combine all of the ingredients. Serve over a bed of frisée lettuce.

Nutrition: Per serving (About 5.5oz/148g-wt.), including ¼ teaspoon finishing salt: 440 calories (270 from fat), 30g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 27g protein, 18g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 55mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium

Serves: 4
—Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market

Fantastic Food Trucks

If you’ve seen the food trucks around Atlanta, you’ve no doubt noticed Yumbii and its fantastic international fare. Yumbii’s menu includes tacos, sliders, quesadillas and burritos made with signature seasoned meats, fish tacos, sesame fries and additional weekly specials. To better serve guests at two different locations, Yumbii has become Atlanta’s first food truck to acquire a second vehicle for its fleet. You can find both trucks dolling out delicious dishes at Midtown’s Street Food Thursdays, hosted by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition. The food trucks will be parked at Callaway Plaza, located on the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street. Yumbii is available Monday - Saturday for lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Monday – Friday for dinner from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Your Feast Made Easy

If cooking isn’t on your to-do list this holiday season, why not let PARISH do the work for you? This local Atlanta restaurant is offering delicious Thanksgiving meals to-go, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends. Chef Joe Schafer combines fresh, organic ingredients harvested by local farmers to create a delicious menu that includes all-natural roasted boneless turkey breast with giblet gravy, sausage and cornbread dressing, traditional green bean casserole with crispy onions, chile and lemon glazed sweet potatoes and more. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 20 at 5 p.m. and can be picked up after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.

Details: 240 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, 
(404) 681-4434,