I agonized over what I wanted to make for my special Mother’s Day dinner. While bored in school, I would take out some paper and start jotting down recipe ideas and flavor combos. I wanted to make this dinner perfect and I wanted to make it with new ingredients my mom had never had. Something special, something, fun, something fresh and light. The easiest component was the drink. Stevia Sweetened Iced Green Tea! Inspiration from the glorious drink that is a Starbucks Unsweetened Iced Green Tea (which I drank multiple times everyday down in DC.) But the main “food” components were a lot more challenging.
But of course, I consider myself an amateur food blogger and an experienced cook through and through. Of course I would come up with something, and that I did. The only scary thing was I wouldn’t be testing these recipes out until that day. Fingers crossed everything cooked and didn’t taste like…crap. I chose to utilize my newest obsession with grilling chicken and make a “robust” smokey grilled chicken breast. I say robust because I used ground coffee in the spice rub! Then I chose a lighter, fresher, Spring-inspired side dish. Watercress I knew I had to use! I had never had watercress and wanted to try it. A weed looking green, but full of powerful flavor. And millet! One of my favorite gluten-free grains and one that my mom had never tried.Read More