*Please Note: This was a pre-scheduled post, as my hubby and I are enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation for a couple of weeks. Please do stop by and comment…just know that I won’t be able to reply for a while. I appreciate you all!*
Today you are in for a big treat! Why? Because the lovely Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook cooked for me and is bringing you a super fun recipe! Don’t yet know Jhuls? Please hop over to her blog and introduce yourself! She is a wonderful cook….check out her Yema Cake…looks so rich and delicious! Or what about these sugar glazed doughnuts?! If you haven’t guessed yet, both Jhuls and I like our sweets! 🙂
Here is a woman who has been super busy and feeling stressed, and yet my last minute (and believe me, it was last minute) ask for her to do a guest post for me didn’t sway her a bit! She instantly said yes. This alone says a lot about this dear woman. In her own words, “I will always find time to cook, especially for a sweet friend like you.” Awe….thank you Jhuls!!
She is giving, thoughtful, funny, witty, sweet….did I mention funny?! This girl always has me laughing! She is a real treasure!
Okay, enough from me….here is Jhuls!
After my guest post for Sonal @ Simply Vegetarian 777, I was not expecting another guest post invitation. Until one day, I received another invitation and it says: “The only requirement? Low-glycemic… no refined sugars.” I think you know now who would require this. You still don’t know? Who else? Lori @ Creating Beauty in the Kitchen. I will tell you again and again that Lori is such an amazing gal. She just rescued me and took me with her during Fiesta Friday #25 as I have not prepared anything and too shy to come. She’s indeed an angel. ❤
I am beyond happy and honored to be doing this guest post while Lori goes hiatus. And I am so, so happy to know that I am the first to do a guest post for her. She’s also the first who did a guest post for me. How sweet! ❤
Going back to the invitation, I have read that message around 4:00 AM as I just finished taking my pre-dawn meal for Ramadan and I told myself “Uh-oh! Low-glycemic and no-refined sugars? How would I do that?” On that same moment (mind you, I didn’t sleep yet and I still need to wake up at 8:00 for work), I searched for low-glycemic index stuffs and I found out that I mostly eat high-glycemic foods. 😀 “So what to prepare now”, I asked myself. Still, I did not sleep – I searched for low-glycemic recipes. After searching for minutes, I wanted to slap my face. Why? Why? Because… why do I keep asking my dear BFF, Google, when I could find something from Lori’s blog? “Ahhh! Finally, now I am thinking!” 😀
I clicked and went for desserts (what else do you expect me to make?), but I was not yet ready to set aside my naughty ingredients. So, I went for dinner recipes. I was stuck in the middle of Mustard Lime Chicken with Avocados and Tomatoes, and Chicken with Avocado Salsa. My mind was struggling. I cannot choose. But then, a decision should be made. Here’s what I did: Mustard Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa. Did you get it? 😉 I took the chicken recipe from the first choice and took the avocado salsa from the second. 😛 I just did very slight changes – I did not have Dijon mustard on hand, so I took 3 tbsp yellow mustard and 1 tbsp honey… and I used ½ tbsp chili powder instead of 1. (Just click the given link to get the original recipe from our dear Lori.)
I am not sure how Lori’s recipe tastes like, so I am not sure if this should be a little tangy or I did something wrong. Nonetheless, I loved the recipe. And Lori, this is my first time to eat Avocado Salsa, and I liked it. 😉
Are Avocados supposed to be sweet?? I take Avocados, but only in smoothies. 😛 So glad that the Avocado salsa did not turn into ‘wash and blend’. 😀
If I feel courageous enough to sub my naughty ingredients, I will try baking some of your sweets. 😉
Again, thank you so much, Lori, for this opportunity. I wish you a fabulous vacation. Please take photos and we’d love to hear about it. We will surely miss you!
Jhuls- I absolutely love that you combined two of my recipes, made a change or two and created a new one! Now that is creative thinking my friend! This sounds wonderful! And your pictures?! Gorgeous! You put so much thought into this…wow! And you made a low-glycemic recipe!! You go girl!! Thanks again Jhuls! I will be able to relax better during these couple weeks thanks to you!! ❤
For some more wonderful creations made by Jhuls, visit her blog The Not So Creative Cook!