About Johanna

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Chicago/Aurora, IL, United States
I am just like so many busy moms out there. I want to create great meals for me and my family where the food brings us together at the end of a long and hectic day. I want to empower moms to feel like they are able to make Great Everyday Meals by using simple, accessible, and inexpensive ingredients and basic cooking techniques. It’s more about family and less about slaving away in the kitchen cooking. I have been a restaurant industry professional for about 10 years and have a great passion for cooking. I will share tips, recipes and techniques that I have learned to arm everyday cooks with the foundation to simple yet great tasting cooking! Johanna M. Cook

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Recipe: Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tenders w/ Avocado & Roasted Corn Salsa

July 4th celebrations across the country are under way and it is all about the all mighty barbecue. This recipe for grilled chipotle chicken uses chicken tenders for quick and easy barbecuing, but it can easily be substituted with chicken wings, drumettes, breasts and even a whole chicken for roasting. The marinade used in this recipe is simply a chipotle salsa from well known Chicago celebrity chef, Rick Bayless and his Frontera Foods franchise of all-natural products. It can be found in almost any grocery store in the area. I found this one in Dominick's on Route 59 and 95th Street.

In keeping with the Mexican theme, a great accompaniment to the spicy chipotle chicken, is a cool and refreshing avocado and roasted corn salsa. Salsa has evolved from the "normal" salsa found in Americanized Mexican restaurants across the country to a more gourmet salsa. Today, salsa can be made with fresh mangoes, pineapples, avocados, and citrus just to name a few.