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BSI Pear Submission

by Meghann on November 1, 2008

Tonight I finally was able to test out my BSI recipe for the week and let me tell you this one tasted like a winner. The recipe has a short ingredient list and was super easy put together, yet the end result was amazing. I am so happy to submit the fallowing recipe to Erica at Itzy’s Kitchen for her selection of Pear as this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient contest. πŸ™‚

Chicken with Balsamic Pear Sauce



  • chicken breast
  • 1 small pear, sliced
  • 1/4 of a small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • handful of crushed pecans
  1. Cook the chicken breast on the stove top until the chicken is cooked through
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside
  3. Add the onions to the hot pan until soft then add the sliced pear
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the broth, balsamic vinegar, sugar and whole wheat four until well blended
  5. Pour the sauce mix into the pan and bring to a boil
  6. Once boiling reduce temp and return the chicken to the pan
  7. Cover the pan and let simmer until the sauce thickens to your liking, between 5 and 10 minutes
  8. Once plated top with the crushed pecans

The sweetness of the sauce really added a wonderful element to overall flavor of the chicken. The pear and the balsamic flavors blend together perfectly. I highly suggest you try this one at home!


For my side I microwaved a small sweet potato.


For dessert tonight, I knew I wanted frozen yogurt, but I could not decide between fruit or crunchy as my topping, so I decided to have both!


On the bottom I had a small handful of Puffed Brown Rice, then the Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Yogurt and finally 3 fresh Strawberries chopped on top.

Several of you have been requesting the brand of Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Yogurt I eat so I snapped a picture so you could get a visual.


It’s Publix Brand Premium Frozen Yogurt. Unfortunately it is only available at Publix which are only located in the south. But it is really yummy and I highly recommend it to everyone who had a Publix near by. πŸ™‚

While I was blogging away this afternoon (and completely ignoring the overflowing pile of dirty clothes in my closet) I snacked on a serving size of Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix.


Gina is making am appearance in good ole O-Town tomorrow and I have a date to meet her for Latin Cardio in the morning and then for a day of leisurely shopping (or should I just say window shopping?). I have never taken a latin cardio class so it should be interesting, especially considering I have no business shaking my hips back and forth. I will let you know how it all turns out!

Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight! We get a whole extra hour of sleep. Woo hoo!!

1 Megan November 1, 2008 at 10:00 pm

Awesome recipe for the BSI contest!

2 Erica November 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm

This looks so great! I love the idea of the pecans in there! Thanks for submitting! I shop at Publix- I must try that ! Hope you have fun tomorrow at the class!

3 Melissa S. November 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm

interesting recipe!!

another reason for me to be excited about coming to florida (other than meeting you, caitlin, gina and some others): your fro yo! LOL

have fun tomorrow!

4 Erin November 1, 2008 at 10:56 pm

That sounds delicious! I love your recipes!

5 eatingbender November 1, 2008 at 11:29 pm

I saw that trail mix at Target today and thought of you πŸ™‚

Love your BSI recipe!! And I’m so excited to hear about the run you’ll be going on tomorrow – yay for blogger meet-ups!!

6 Maggie November 1, 2008 at 11:53 pm

Great recipe! I love balsamic vinegar πŸ™‚ Have fun tomorrow!

7 Juliet November 2, 2008 at 12:11 am

That frozen yogurt looks great. I wish we had it here!

8 jess November 2, 2008 at 12:21 am

your frozen yogurt inspired me to stick a regular yogurt in the freezer! Haha, you do what you can with what you have. I cannot wait to try balsamic with pears or apples. I’ve only ever used it to sweeten up a bit more savory of a sauce (think chunky tomato & artichoke hearts). I’m not sure why I never thought of it with something sweet, but it looks delicious.

Just a quick repeat since I wanted to make sure you were okay with me adding you: “I’ve been following your blog for a while (creepy lurker?) and just wanted to let you know that the balance you have managed to achieve is really fantastic. I’ve Just started a blog of my own and wanted to make sure it was alright that I added you to my β€˜blogroll’ (but don’t feel obligated to do the same- I’m still learnin here!).”

Have a relaxing sunday and let us know how latin cardio is- it sounds muy caliente/awesome!


9 glidingcalm November 2, 2008 at 1:08 am

just wanted you to know that you were my inspiration for my lunch today!

wow…pumpkin spice trail mix sounds AWESOME

10 wholefoodswholeme November 2, 2008 at 7:12 am

omg your chicken is dying to be eaten by me!!! i mean i’m dying to eat it. it is SUCH a great creation!! honestly, you come up with some really exceptional recipes. definitely sounds like a winner to me πŸ˜‰

fro-yo! mmm.

11 VeggieGirl November 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

Ooooh, balsamic-pear sauce?!?!??! Lovely!!!


12 zestycook November 2, 2008 at 10:22 am

Meghann, That looks awesome. Nice flavour combination.


13 Biz November 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Looks like a good recipe! Although, I’d have to leave out the onions! πŸ˜€

14 Hangry Pants November 2, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Oooh this looks good.

By the way, Mark has a younger brother who is 23, but he has a girlfriend. Maybe if you come up to New Jersey we’ll arrange something anyway!!!! No, that’s not nice.

That PB yogurt looks good! I was just reading the Publix was named one of the healthiest super markets in the country. I read it in Health mag.

Also, you looked smokin’ in your hula costume. You must have felt so excited all your hard work paid off.

Ok, sorry for the monster of a comment. I am just catching up here.

15 Lindsay November 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

it sounds fabulous!

i have never seen pb fro-yo before!!!!!! yummy!

16 Andrea November 2, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Yum! The balsamic pear sauce sounds divine. I’ll definitely be trying this one!

17 secret November 3, 2008 at 11:32 am

ok you need to cut your fingernails. THEY ARE WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY TOO LONG! GROSS!

18 graduatemeghann November 3, 2008 at 11:38 am

Secret – your comment made me LOL, I’ve actually been waiting for someone to say soemthing about my nails. I try really hard to keep them under control, but they seriously grow like crazy and I get lazy. I promise to try to keep them trimmed, but seriously I will cut them one day and the next day they are just as long s they were before. My Dad has the same thing with his nails, I blame hime him my nail problem. πŸ™‚

19 caitlin November 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm

i think your fingernails are lovely.

as are my eyebrows.

20 ttfn300 November 3, 2008 at 11:54 pm

love it!! another fantastic dinner πŸ™‚ do you like visitors? i’m not in the mood to cook this week…

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