Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

I don’t think I need to sing the praises of throwing food in a slow cooker and coming home from work to delicious smelling house and dinner ready. The saffron in this dish really turns this slow cooker chicken and rice into something special. Make sure to use brown rice, so that it doesn’t get overcooked and bone-in chicken thighs, which won’t get dry even after being cooked for many hours.

Kale, Coconut and Tofu Salad

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This is a true superfood salad – the good oils of coconut, tofu for protein, brown rice for some body and, of course, kale. This simple but flavorful dressing if olive oil, sesame oil and soy sauce brings the dish together for a healthy and flavorful dinner salad. Serve it right away to take advantage of the great crunch of the roasted kale and coconut. (Adapted from Food and Wine Magazine)