If your comfort-food cravings seem to be at odds with a New Year's resolution to eat lighter, take note of LindsayTarquinio's recipe, and swap out heartier whole wheat pastry flour for all-purpose for chicken and dumplings that'll satisfy both pursuits.
The weather in New York has turned cold. Really, really cold! The kind of cold that makes a girl from Georgia want to bundle up on the sofa with a giant furry blanket, knee high wool socks and a big sweater. But, life must go on…the cold winter days simply can’t be spent hidden away in your apartment- that would be utterly depressing! So, I have purchased a giant down coat, a big knit hat, furry ear muffs, leather gloves and thick wool socks…and I trot around the city, facing the bitter cold…and love every single minute of it!
But, at night, when I get home- this winter cold is making me crave warm comfort food. When you grow up in Georgia, comfort food means grits, cream of wheat, and my favorite- chicken & dumplin’s (you can’t add the “g” on dumplings because it just doesn’t seem as special)!
Though I crave comfort food- I still like to give it a healthy-feel good twist. It can be warm and delicious but still full of whole grains, green vitamin rich veggies and lean protein. That is exactly what this crave-worthy dish is.