Tuesday Tidbits

tuesday header3Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I hope your week is off to a good start.  Today we have Healthy Chicken Recipes for SummerBetter Homes and Gardens has a wonderful slide show with some great recipes for everyone’s favourite.  Chicken is a healthy choice but sometimes we ruin it by including ingredients and side dishes that add far too many unwanted calories.  I loved the suggestions they have and they’re all – yes, I’m going to say it – quick and easy!


Chicken with Summer Squash

Other dishes include Cilantro Lime Pasta Salad, Thai Chicken Satay and Grilled Pineapple, Tortellini and Garden Vegetable Bake, and much more.  I love that so many of the big websites now include healthy, fresh and easy dishes.  Three years ago when I started my blog, it was a long and arduous search for these types of recipes.  We’ve come a long way, baby!


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My nephews, John and Manny, who are 11 and 9 years of age respectively, made these kale chips yesterday and took some pics to share.  I had been asking John for some inspirational recipes and this is a great suggestion. He has a real knack for cooking at such a young age and has a very developed palate.  He seems to know just what spice will complete a dish and I’m always surprised how easily it comes to him.  They are both wonderfully, healthy eaters and I love it that they prefer these to potato chips.  Great job, guys!

Grease the baking sheet with olive oil
Tear the kale
Spread the kale on the baking sheet
Drizzle them with olive oil
Sprinkle coarse sea salt on them
Bake at 375 for ten minutes
Stirring two to three times making sure they bake in a single layer

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7 Amazing Facts About Your Eyes


Are you aware of how much your eyes can give you away?  According to one recent study, eye contact during flirting can take a variety of different forms including momentary gazing at your prospective partner’s mouth, an uncontrollable dilation of the pupils, and can even go as far as you unconsciously mimicking the other person’s blinking pattern!

This site explains how others can determine your political bent, your truthfulness, your ability to hold alcohol and, even if you are subconsciously attracted to them.  Take a peek to see how much YOU are giving away with those batting eyelashes of yours!

Paul Newman

I’d like to know what HE was thinking! *swoons*


How well do you recover from awkward moments?  When you chime in on a group conversation and suddenly realize no one is listening or you take one step forward when everyone is taking one step back?  Here’s a funny video compilation of people trying to recover from awkward moments.   The first one cracks me up.  Is it bad that I think people falling down are hysterically funny?  haha!  It’s just good to know I’m not the only one doing these goofy things!JUSTXBlKn

Just Keep Walking and Don’t Look Back!


I was fascinated with this list titled, 72 Facts That Will Actually Teach You SomethingDid you know that more people die from accidents with coconuts and cows than shark attacks? That butterflies taste with their feet?  A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus?


And for those wanting to watch their caffeine intake: light roasted coffee beans have more caffeine than dark roasted coffee beans.

There are some very cool pics and facts on this site that will keep you reading and sharing. Most facts have a link attached where you can read and learn more. Lots of fun info for kids too.  My curious little nephews are going to love this!


With this wonderful summer heat, everyone is spending a lot of time in the water so I thought I’d include The 30 Most Incredible Places to Swim.  You cannot….and I really mean this…CANNOT pass this by!  The photos are stunning and there is even a lake with naturally pink water!  SWMimage321-934x

 The Cambrian Hotel in Switzerland – Yes, Please!!


I am keeping Tidbits short today.  Everyone is on a busy schedule and we all want to be outside – me included!  Here is a collection of beautiful beaches.  I am an Aquarius and we water babies just can’t get enough!  Here is a site to visit with some breathtaking vistas.


Digital Photography School

Have a great day, everyone!


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    Anita Rivera
    July 22, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Good morning Robyn! I know now what I’m doing with that extra kale left in the bag – we’ve been using it to make drinks in the blender (kale, banana, frozen blueberries and water) but there’s just enough left to do something else: KALE CHIPS! Easy as can be!

    I love your site my friend. You always give us an unexpected morsel, a tidbit to “chew on” and walk away amazed or chuckling! And….Mr. Paul Newman was always one of my favorites!

    Have a super summer day (and I’ve linked your specific Greece post back on my list) – thank you again for your participation in the party my friend. It ends Friday, and on Saturday I’ll announce the winner of the tea set!

    HUGS and have a great day! Anita

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      July 22, 2014 at 6:24 am

      Oh, please tell me what you think of the chips, Anita. The boys just love them! You should take a pic of your smoothie too so I could add it on here 🙂
      Every time I watch an old movie with Paul Newman I am so taken with his eyes! Wow – so handsome.
      I’m loving the European tour, my friend, – it’s been a great experience and so many creative people!
      That tea set is divine!
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    July 22, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Robyn, what a perfectly delicious, healthy treat. You are just too creative! Great topic about eyes. Paul Newman had always had the most beautiful sexy eyes. I would be swooning too, along with you.
    It’s really cooler here today…refreshing change from the heat. I really enjoyed your beach photos and it would be heavenly to visit Switzerland and stay at the hotel. Our friends live there for 6 years. We did have a chance to visit, however we never did. We are kicking ourselves now. There’s always the future. Have a fantastic day. Much love from WW.
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      July 23, 2014 at 10:48 am

      I can’t take credit for that recipe, LInda – that’s my sister-in-law’s creation and the boys just love it!
      Glad you’re enjoying your weather and I’m so looking forward to chatting.
      I’ve been to Switzerland and fell in love with it. The scenery is breathtaking. I could easily live there. Have a great day, Wonder Woman! xoox
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    July 22, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Have I told you about my chicken fetish!? LMFAO!!!!!!!! I seriously have to go to grocery store salad bars and chow down when a craving for chicken pops up!
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      July 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

      I’m afraid to ask about this chicken fetish, lol. Is it as bad as your salmon addiction? I think you need to do a post on your food passions, GiGi! Too funny 🙂
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    July 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Robyn,

    The kale chips will be so good and healthy – we always enjoy a chicken meal.
    Interesting facts about the eyes and did not know that the light roasted coffee beans have more caffeine. – Thanks for sharing all the incredible places to swim.
    Enjoy the week

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      July 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Thanks so much for visiting, Carolyn – so glad you enjoyed Tidbits. Have a great day 🙂
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    July 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    What beautiful places to swim! I have been wanting to try kale chips. I have some in the garden that is about halfway to maturity. I also noticed that something is eating on a few of the leaves so I have to find out who the culprit is and how to get rid of them! I also love kale in salads and had it in a Freekeh for lunch today (which was very good and I would love a recipe for something similar, hint-hint..) And Paul Newman – best blue eyes ever : )
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      July 23, 2014 at 10:52 am

      I just heard that there is going to be a world wide kale shortage because it’s become so popular! Good thing you have your own supply, lol. I’ve got the hint and will do some investigating! Love a challenge 🙂
      Paul Newman – *swoons again*
      Have a great day, Mindy. xoxo
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        July 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        Yay! I think it had a Greek spin on it – spicy and sweet with golden raisins, sunflower seeds, orange juice, cooked kale, something spicy. It was served cold like a salad but something similar warm sounds good too. Can’t wait to see what you find : )
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          July 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          Thankfully you knew who posted since apparently I am unable to type my own name correctly anymore…
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          July 24, 2014 at 5:12 am

          Wow, that sounds so similar to a recipe that I’ve been concocting in my head but was going to use Israeli couscous instead of freekeh. Sounds like it’s a must-do – this will be fun. Thanks for the inspiration, Mindy. And I’d know you anywhere, lol.
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    Bam's Kitchen
    July 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Good Morning Robyn! How fun that you are in the kitchen with your nephews. I bet they love it and love their Aunt very much. Love Kale chips and yours look especially delicious and crunchy. I had no idea that coconuts could be the death of you. Oh my goodness, in the land of tropics, I better start to look up more and see what is coming my way. Yikes. I would love to be outside more and especially in Switzerland overlooking the mountains. Gorgeous views. This week the sky in Hong Kong is a thick as pea soup from all the pollution from China and the typhoons. Today I will enjoy the aircon… Have a super week. Great post and your kale photo is going to be pinned!
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      July 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

      They are super special little men, Bobbi, and I love every moment I spend with them. I actually played run and duck with some coconuts in a hurricane when I was in Hawaii. It felt like bombs hitting the ground around me, lol.
      So glad the typhoons are gone now but the pollution sounds like a challenge. Thanks for the share! Take care.
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    July 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Robyn, wow! your nephews seems like pretty sophisticated cooks for their ages, how fun you must all have together. Interesting tidbits as usual. Great post~
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      July 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

      They are amazing little people, Cheri, and I feel so fortunate to spend time with them especially at this age when their schedules keep them so busy. Their mom taught them this dish and they are big fans of her healthy cooking.
      Thanks for your visit! Have a great day.
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    July 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I am so on board for the hotel in Switzerland! Wow, it looks amazing!

    I love that your nephew enjoys cooking at such a young age – he must take after his auntie 🙂 And those Kale chips look very tasty! I wish I had some right now – yum!

    Love, love, LOVE all the facts you put on your blog and was fascinated to read that butterflies taste through their feet. And thank you for the giggle – I’m not sure if I could act as “cool” as the gentleman that fell down the stairs. . .I would probably burst into tears! haha

    Have a great remainder of your week. Hugs!
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      July 24, 2014 at 5:15 am

      If you are giggling at that guy, then I know I don’t feel so guilty, Stephanie! lol I’d cry while I was walking away, ha!
      I love the time I spend with my nephews. They are growing up much too fast!
      So glad you are enjoying tidbits each week, my friend. I really enjoy putting it together.
      Have a great day. Hugs. xoxo
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    Christine | No Gojis No Glory
    July 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Robyn, I’m an Aquarius as well and I loooove being in the water…which is another reason we’ll never be able to settle in NYC. After looking at all those swimming spots, I suddenly want to get back out there and do some serious traveling…and I wouldn’t mind starting with that Hotel in Switzerland. On another note, cows seriously have best friends?? Now I’ll most definitely never go back to eating them 🙁
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      July 24, 2014 at 4:52 am

      Oh my gosh, Christine, I burst out laughing when I read your comment! I have to agree, I won’t go back to red meat, either. Who knows if that is true but I think it’s kind of sweet.
      That hotel is amazing, for sure. I’ve been to Switzerland but I’ve love to go back and explore some more.
      Thanks so much for visiting. I’m off to check out your chicken and peaches! You did it! lol
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