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Pointe Viven: Get your Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Looking for an ideal meal after work?  This grilling recipe is ideal for that night when you need to satisfy your appetite with something tasty and nutritious.  Easily print and take this recipe to the grocery store.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich
by Jesse Bluma


4 four-ounce boneless and skinless chicken breast halves (organic)
sea salt
olive oil
1 garden tomato, sliced (organic)
3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Romaine lettuce leaves, cleaned (organic)


Preheat indoor or outdoor grill, lightly coat with cooking spray.

Clean the chicken with warm water.
Ensure that you avoid cross contamination, clean all utensils, the sink, your hands, etc.
Season the chicken with sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
Grill until the chicken is cooked through, five to six minutes on each side.

Mix the yogurt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.

Build your sandwich:  Place a chicken breast on a plate.  Place lettuce leaves on top.  Place a slice of tomato on top of the lettuce leaves.  Spoon a dollop of the yogurt mixture on top of the tomato.  Top with another chicken breast.

Easily make this an amazing meal with some organic cookies by Pointe Viven.

With The Real Housewife of Orange County

I got to be at the premiere party to hear The Real Housewives of Orange County Gretchen's new song- "Revelation"...she introduced it while the DJ played the CD...hmm

Orange County Facts and Figures

- Members of the TongvaJuaneño, and Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area

- In 1969, Yorba Linda-born Orange County native Richard Nixon became the 37th President of the United States

- Nearly 30% of the county was created as master planned communities

- The opening scene of Gilligan's Island that shows the S.S. Minnow leaving the harbor was in Newport Beach

-  It is also the setting of the 2003 sitcom Arrested Development. Most of the series was not filmed in Orange County, rather in Culver City and Marina del Rey in Los Angeles County. A running joke in the series that pokes fun at The O.C. is that characters will frequently refer to Orange County as "The O.C.," followed by another character's saying, "Don't call it that" (mirroring the fact that many Orange County residents do not use the term "The O.C.")

- Orange County has long been known as a Republican stronghold and has consistently sent Republican representatives to the state and federal legislatures

Pictured above:  Gretchen Rossi (right), Slade Smiley (left)



Kenneth Cole Make a Statement Contest: Easily Vote for Me

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Pointe Viven: Ideal Summer Drink liked by L.A. Times Food

Looking for something ideal to drink on a summer day or after a workout?  This mint and pineapple infused water is your answer.  I had some ready for friends after we took a hike at the beach.  Print the recipe below and keep in your recipe binder!

Mint and Pineapple Infused Water
by Jesse Bluma


10 organic mint leaves (cleaned)
1/4 pineapple (peeled and sliced into triangles or cubes)


Pour 8 cups water in a pitcher.
Add the mint and pineapple.
Refrigerate the pitcher over night.
Refrigerate drinking glasses over night.


Strain and pour infused water into cold glasses.
Garnish with a slice of pineapple and mint.

*Tip:  If you have left over mint leaves, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate.  The leaves should stay fresh for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.

Pointe Viven: Exploring a Taste of Monarch Bay

Monarch Bay Plaza is on a spectacular coastal bluff.  It is a great local spot to shop and eat.  Olamendi's serves some good Mexican cuisine.  I've always had good service from the owners.

Ichibiri Restaurant:  There was a long line of men, women, and teens for this plate.  I enjoyed the rice the most.

Gelson's Market:  This citrus salad was very fresh and grasped the idea of summer.  I would make it myself, only a bit less lemon than was in this one.  Gelson's is a favorite of mine, the store has many gourmet items that you won't find at other markets.  

Pointe Viven: Taboule, taboule, taboule

Taboule or tabbouleh is a bulger wheat mix with Arabic origins.  Popular blends include mint, parsley, garlic, tomato, carrot, and lemon juice.  I cooked carrot with mine in the photos above.  This nutritious salad is an excellent source of vitamins and is a nice option to rice.  Serve taboule and some gourmet cookies from Pointe Viven at your next meal.


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