Chicken with Zucchini Ribbons and Avocado Pesto

Chicken with Zucchini Ribbons and Avocado Pesto

marilyn_marathonFor those of you who didn’t know, I’m a former politician’s wife. You need that background info for this story to make sense. Once upon a time, I was at a political event and this woman came and sat next to me and started talking to me. She was talking about my recent posts on FB, asking things about my life that only someone I really knew could know. I had nooooo clue who I was talking to. She started telling me about marathons she was running. I was enjoying our conversation but was super uncomfortable. Who was she??? Have you ever had that happen to you? It’s the worst and I have yet to find the right way to handle it except to go with the flow and nod and smile and figure out the mystery later.

Anyway, I watched closely as this ultra-fit lady (who in about five minutes made me realize I needed to get to the gym, pronto) walked back to her seat. She sat next to the attorney general Rob McKenna. Not only did she sit next to him, he put his hand on her thigh. What!!! Now this situation had my attention. Holy moly, it was his wife, Marilyn. I was super confused; she looked like a completely different person.

I have an amazing friend I want you to meet. Her name is Marilyn McKenna. Marilyn is a mom, an athlete, and a specialist on weight loss. She has an incredible story. She lost 120 pounds and keeps it off. She looks amazing and now many go to her for advice on how to get skinny mini like her. Not just thin but strong. This lady is ripped. Wait until you surf her site and see the pics and videos. She’s an inspiration.Besides all that, Marilyn is a woman with a huge heart. She is bold and sassy too. She has about a gazillion followers, many of whom have no interest in weight loss but lots of interest in her. She is definitely one to be interested in. I got to know her well on the campaign trail. Both of our husbands were running for office at the same time. I would get so excited when I saw her walk into an event I was at. Yay, Marilyn is here, I would think. And then I would immediately check out her great non-politician’s wife outfit, thinking, Why am I wearing this stupid outfit? Looking back, I really did need to ditch the pearls, so to speak.

Back to the point: She gave me permission to add a link to my site to share this recipe that she told me is wicked good. She really did use the words “wicked good.” The noodles are made out of zucchini. You feel like you are having a carby pasta dish, but really you are having veggies. Oh, and a pesto sauce made with a secret ingredient. Go check it out; you gotta try it.