Going Tribal!

by Jenn (eating bender) on March 11, 2010

ICBIT!! [I can’t believe it’s Thursday!!]

This week has gone by in a flash, as they always tend to do when there is a lot going on. I apologize for the lack of posts but fortunately have had some more wonderful Guest Benders to keep things current :) Additionally, I am thrilled to report that my new business is now officially official. What better way to celebrate than by cooking more often — and sharing it with you, of course!

Recently, a sample sent to me from the people at Tribal Moose called for just such a kitchen occasion.

It’s not every day that you hear about Cranberry BBQ Sauce. Much less get offered the opportunity to sample! I was very intrigued and decided to use it to make my Lazy Chef Chicken recipe, minus the “Smokey Maple” and with the new addition of antioxidants.

Ingredients (serves 2):


Preheat the oven to 400* while prepping. Rub each chicken breast with roughly 1/2 tbsp. of sweet mesquite. Dash with ground pepper until seasoned to your liking. Then comes the key ingredient: cranberry BBQ sauce. I coated each chicken breast with 2 tbsp. (one serving) of the sauce.

Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes. During that time, you can get in some quality blog reading 😉 Or perhaps follow the latest foodie conversations on Twitter.

I served the chicken with vegetables cooked in olive oil over the stove — just a bag of frozen veggies because it was quick and easy. I was very happy with the result!

And how did the chicken taste? PHENOMENAL! I am a big fan of the cranberry addition to the BBQ sauce. It’s something I never would have thought of on my own, but once you try it you see why someone else did :) I highly recommend taking a look — thanks to Tribal Moose for the opportunity!

I hope all of you have been having fabulous weeks. What are the big weekend plans?

My goals are the following:

  • Continue working on business website — to be launched on Monday!
  • Research our “marketplace” and potential outreach
  • Catch up on blogs and emails! {Looking forward to reading up on what you’ve been up to!}


1 Megan (from Happily Healthy) March 11, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Wow that chicken looks sooo good! I love new chicken breast recipes! Thanks for sharing! Now to find that bbq sauce somewhere…hmmm…

2 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:56 am

Glad you like the looks of it, Megan! I hope they start carrying this BBQ sauce in stores nationwide, but for now I think the website is the best bet: http://tribalmoose.net/

3 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 12, 2010 at 4:13 am

That’s so neat that it’s not just BBQ sauce, it’s Cranberry BBQ sauce! Sounds delish! Love the chicken dish you made with it – quick and easy recipes are the best!

P.S. Congrats on your new business! That is so exciting! So very happy for you!

4 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:55 am

Aw, thanks Foodie! That means a lot, seriously :)

5 Jessica @ How Sweet March 12, 2010 at 5:34 am

Woohoo for the business being official!!! :) Nothing super fun this weekend for me!

6 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:55 am

Sometimes the weekends with nothing too crazy/fun planned are the best weekend :) Hope you enjoyed yours!

7 brandi March 12, 2010 at 7:42 am

so exciting about the business :)

Weekend should be fun! We’re heading to Nick’s parents tonight to visit them and his pregnant sister/husband! She’s SO cute right now. We’ll be celebrating Nick’s dads birthday and *hopefully hitting up a Maple Syrup Festival if the weather cooperates.

Happy Friday Jenn!!!

8 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:57 am

I hope you had fun with Nick’s parents, sister and her husband! I can only imagine what an exciting time this must be for her right now :) Happy Birthday to Nick’s dad, too!

9 kaitm March 12, 2010 at 8:26 am

Mmmm Cranberry BBQ sauce sounds incredible, and that chicken looks delicious! Congrats on your business officially launching, good luck with your goals for the weekend!

10 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:54 am

Thanks, Kait! Hope you had a fabulous weekend, too :)

11 Diana March 12, 2010 at 8:40 am

Congrats on your business! That chicken looks amazing!! :)

12 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:57 am

Thanks, Diana!! :)

13 ksgoodeats March 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

Am I feeling a little humbecue action with your new sample?! I still have yet to try that amazing combo! Good luck with the launch!!

14 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:58 am

Methinks you guess correctly! I have plans to bring back humbecue for the first time in AGES this week. Thanks for the support, K :)

15 BroccoliHut March 12, 2010 at 9:26 am

Loving all the colors on that plate!

16 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:58 am

Thanks, Caroline! You are definitely an inspiration for colorful and creative plates!

17 Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

That chicken look phenomenal! Congrats on all the business excitement :-)

18 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 5:59 am

Thanks, Lauren!! :)

19 Erica March 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

Ow! Cranberry bbq? That sounds out of this world fabulous. I bet it’d go great with turkey (kind of thanksgiving-ish!). Your dish looks so pretty with the fresh veggies. Congrats on officially having the business up and running! I am so glad its the weekend!! Not a lot planned- we have to do taxes

20 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 6:00 am

When I get an “Ow!” from you, I get so happy :) I bet it would go great with turkey, too — good call! Hope you got all of your taxes done this weekend!

21 Astrid March 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

I really want to try some of that bbq sauce. I love trying new ones, and I honestly don’t think I have met a bbq sauce I didn’t like. I am excited for your new business web page, I will definately be checking it out! The chicken looks great by the way, definately something I would eat up!

22 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 6:00 am

I don’t think I’ve met one I didn’t like, either! Can’t wait to share the business web page with you — we’re launching today! :)

23 glidingcalm March 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

im so excited for you!!!!!! AND BBQ…drooling!!

so many hugs! (and i got my mail!! :D)

24 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 6:01 am

GC!!!!!! So excited :) Thank you for the support as always, lady!

25 Melissa S. March 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

yay! you’re officially official!!!! can’t wait to hear more great news!!

26 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 6:01 am

Thanks, love! Can’t wait to hear news on your end, too! Let’s catch up soon!

27 Gabriela (froyolover) March 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Cranberry BBQ Sauce?
Have a great weekend, girl 😉

28 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 6:02 am

Holy yum, indeed!! :) Hope your weekend was fabulous, too!

29 inmytummy March 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Glad the business is going well. How exciting!!

I am a weirdo and hate the taste of BBQ sauce. That sometimes poses a problem since I live in the south!

30 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 6:03 am

Thanks, Lee! Haha, I can imagine that not liking BBQ sauce might be an issue once in a while 😉

31 Marianne March 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I think a cranberry BBQ sauce sounds delicious. And I love the moose on the bottle.

32 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2010 at 6:04 am

The moose is one of my favorite parts of the sauce, if we’re being honest :)

33 jqlee March 19, 2010 at 1:07 am

that plate looks divine, very restaurant quality!

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