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*Mazel Tov to Nancy and Andy on the birth of their son, Seth Kuiper!!

*Mazel Tov to Elana and Avi on the birth of their second granddaughter, Ellie!!
(there must be something in the air!)

*Congratulations to Vicki and Ben! The wedding was absolutely beautiful.

*Happiest of Birthdays to Dana U., Caryn A. and Nathan F.!

*How to Eat Out and Not Get Fat...
-Ask if you can order a smaller lunch-sized portion at dinnertime. Or, have an appetizer as a meal.
-If you order a full entree, ask for a to-go container. Package up at least a half of your food even before you take the first bite. Or, have the waiter do this for you in the kitchen before the meal is served to you.
-Ask for foods to be grilled, steamed or broiled instead of sauteed or fried. Also, request that the item be cooked without, or very little, oil or butter. Did you know most restaurants brush meat dishes with melted lard or oil before serving to make it glisten?
-Please, do not let a waiter or a chef tell you they can't or won't do something. That is ridiculous. It's your body. It's your food. It's your money. And, if a particular restaurant won't honor a reasonable request, there are plenty of good ones in the city that will welcome you.

Chicken in Spicy Chipotle Sauce

Yield: 4 servings

*3/4 tablespoon olive oil
*4 (6-8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
*3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
*3/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, divided
*3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
*2 garlic cloves, slivered
*1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
*3/4 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
*2 scallions, thinly sliced
*lime wedges, for serving

1) In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt, chipotle powder and oregano. Cook chicken about 4 minutes or until golden brown on 1 side. Turn chicken over and add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute.
2) Combine tomatoes, 1/3 cup water and remaining salt, chipotle powder and oregano in bowl. Add to pan with chicken; bring to boil. Reduce to simmer; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until chicken is almost done.
3) Add corn and scallions; cook 2 minutes more or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and corn is heated through. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Information:
Calories per serving: 213
Carbohydrate: 10 grams
Protein: 28 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Fiber: 2 grams

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