Lettuce Wrapped Cayenne-Rubbed Thai Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Hey O. A few nights ago I made this dish and I’ve got to say it’s been my best dish yet. It had so many flavors that just came together all in one wrap. The name kind of encompasses what it was but here’s the ingredients and recipe!

Cayenne-Rubbed Thai Chicken:

·     2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced crosswise

·     Spicy Asian Dressing (used Trader Joes, Asian style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette)

·     Coarse salt and ground pepper

·     1-2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

·     2 tablespoons olive oil

·     1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced

·     1 red/yellow bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced

·     3 cloves garlic, minced

·     2-3 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger

·     1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

Place chicken, cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and ¼ cup dressing in a resealable plastic bag refrigerate overnight.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan, along with the onion and bell pepper. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.

Serve in lettuce cups.

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Topping:

·         1 medium red onion, finely diced

·         2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

·         1 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks

·         Chopped peanuts

In a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice; set aside. Just before serving, fold avocado chunks into onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa. Drizzle extra dressing to taste!

I served this with a side of roasted potates (in oregano, thyme, olive oil, and salt and pepper)

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Inspiration India: Spicy Meatballs

Hey J. Experimenting I made this last night.
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Ingredients:
Small knob of ginger
A clove of garlic
1 chili pepper
1 onion (red or white)
A hand full of coriander/cilantro
1 tsp garam marsala
1 tsp curry powder
2 table spoons tomato paste
400 g ground beef
some flour

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1. Chop onion, coriander and pepper. Grate ginger and garlic.
2. Mix together with spices add tomato paste/pure and blend slightly with handblender
3. Now turn this in the ground beef add flour and fry on hot pan.

I enjoyed this with garlic-mashed sweet potatoes

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High Protein Breakfast + Muesli Recipe

Holla J!

So I want to share a two high protein breakfast options. The first is skyr. Skyr is a traditionally Icelandic dairy product, the consistency is kind of like yogurt and it has a fresh, slightly sour taste to it. It’s low in fat and high in protein so it’s perfect for my diet although it’s definitely not paleo so I guess i changed my mind again. I had this for breakfast a couple of days ago topped with fresh strawberries and muesli. Then there is quinoa. Quinoa is a South American seed that, like skyr, is high in protein and quite low in calories (and not paleo either). For my breakfast today I made quinoa porridge which I then topped with the muesli and blueberries.

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Skyr with homemade muesli and strawberries.

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Quinoa porridge with blueberries, homemade muesli and honey.

The muesli was homemade it was quite easy here is the recipe.

Indgredients:
Buckwheat flour 25 g
Chopped hazelnut – 50 g
Chopped brazil nut – 50 g
Linseed – 20 g
Oats – 25 g
Coconut oil – 2 ts
Cinnamon – 2 ts
Honey – 2 ts

Steps:
1. Put cooker on medium heat, add oil.
2. Add the flour, this step is making the crumble.
3. Add oats, nuts and cinnamon shortly after and allow it to brown as much as you like.
4. Add honey and linseed.

This can be used as topping for anything you want. Needless to say any type of flour and any combination of nuts work. One could also add dry fruits and berries, whatever you like. 
– O

Dinner: Ratatouille (with potatoes) and Chimichurri Chicken

Hey O. I’ve been eating out a lot but with that I got a few ideas! Tonight I made a yummy dish for my family which was pretty healthy for my standards :D. It’s a nice one because it really doesn’t use too many dishes.

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I cut up some potatoes and added some salt, pepper, and olive oil and roasted that in a pan for about 20 mins. I cut up some vegetables for my ratatouille (Zucchini, tomatoes, onion, red pepper and yellow pepper). And added those to the pan for another 20 mins.

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I blended my ingredients for my chimichurri (ingredients below), cut my chicken breast down the middle, and filled the center with it. I placed the chicken breast on top of the ratatouille, spread some bread crumbs on top, and put the pan in for one last 20 mins and voila! The family loved it!  -J

Ingredients (ratatouille)

  • 1 zuchini
  • 3 red potatoes
  • 1 red onion, peeled
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • olive oil to your liking
  • salt and pepper to your liking

Ingredients (Chimichurri)

    • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
    • 8 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 lemon wedge (juice of)
    • 1 tablespoon diced red onion
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt