Tasty25 TV: Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken!

It’s never a bad idea to whip up a balanced salad in the kitchen for lunch or dinner! Check out Episode 2 of Tasty25 TV, as we bring you a Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken recipe submitted by a very special Tasty25 contributor – Chef Dana Herbert of New Castle, Delaware. Chef Hebert recently competed for Buddy Valastro’s 8-week baking contest “Next Great Baker” on the cable television network TLC™, and won first place! His culinary creations have also been featured on several other cable TV networks, including WeTV™ and QVC™, and it’s an honor to welcome this world-class baker & food enthusiast to our food conscious community. His salad recipe is a complete meal consisting of only 390 calories per serving, contains 33% of your daily Vitamin A recommendation, and over 124% of your Vitamin C! Give Chef Dana’s recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating and/or commenting. Enjoy, be food conscious, and Happy Cooking!  – David Jones II, Editor



What you need:

2  6-oz chicken breasts

2 Bunches of spinach/baby spinach (Washed, dried, and cut if needed.)

3 Cups sliced strawberries

1 Cup sliced peaches

1/2 Cup walnuts

2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. honey

1/2 Tsp. dry mustard

1/4 Tsp. black pepper powder

Pinch of sea salt & paprika


Photo by: Erik Meyer


Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serving size – 4 adults)

  1. Using a whisk, combine the lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, dry mustard, poppy seeds, and a pinch of salt & paprika until all ingredients are dissolved; Place dressing in the refrigerator.

  2. Next, heat your oven to 350 degrees; Place walnuts & almonds on a metal baking tray, and toast in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

  3. Cut the chicken breasts into even horizontal strips; Place on a cooking grill, and grill until cooked all the way through. (10-15 minutes.)

  4. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked, toss torn spinach leaves, strawberries, and peaches in a large bowl, and drizzle the refrigerated dressing over it.

  5. Now add walnuts, and top salad with grilled chicken; serve immediately.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Chef Dana for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Tasty25 TV: Black Bean, Potato and Vegetable Soup!

Fall is in the air, and we’re bringing our food conscious community great delicious recipes to keep everyone warm & healthy! Check out Tasty25 TV’s 1st episode, as we bring you an original 25-minute recipe of Black Bean, Potato and Vegetable Soup; it’s a hearty 377 calories per serving, low in fat & cholesterol, and high in Vitamins A & C! This delicious meal goes over well with brown rice, and makes 9 full servings; this makes it perfect for families, or for those who want an affordable meal with lots of leftovers. Watch & share the video, and don’t forget to send your questions/comments/suggestions to editor@tasty25.com. Enjoy, be food conscious, and Happy Cooking! -Tasty25 Staff



What you need:

4 Cups chicken broth

6 Cups water

2 Cups black beans

2 Cups lentils

2 Cup bok choy

1 Cup carrots

1 Cup golden potatoes

1 Cup bell pepper

2 Tbsp. garlic powder

1 Tbsp. black pepper

2 Tsp. salt

1/2 Cup onion (Optional)

1 Cup chicken breast (Optional)

1 Cup turkey sausage, sliced (Optional)



Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serving size – 9 servings)

  1. First, chop your carrots, bok choy, potatoes, bell pepper, onions (optional), chicken (optional) and turkey sausage (optional) into small pieces; set aside.

  2. In one large pot, add your chicken stock, 2 cups of water and the spices; in another large pot, fill with the additional 4 cups of water. Place both on the stovetop on medium heat, and bring to a boil.

  3. When both pots are boiling, place your chopped carrots, potatoes, onions, chicken, and turkey sausage into the pot with the chicken stock; add the black beans to the pot that only contains boiling water. Allow both pots to cook down for 5 minutes, and then turn both stovetop ranges down to low heat.

  4. After an additional 10 minutes, take the black beans from the pot and strain them; then add them to the pot with the other ingredients, along with the lentils, bok choy, and bell pepper. Allow ingredients to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Finally, take your soup off of the heat, and serve immediately.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.