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Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe Paleo

Sweet and Sour Chicken Colorful & Delicious

Sweet and Sour Chicken, Colorful & Delicious

This recipe takes a bit of  time to prepare and cook the chicken, (about 25 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook)…BUT SO WORTH IT!  Serves about 4 unless you did what I did and kept nibbling on the crispy chicken pieces 🙂

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup whole grain millet flour, stone ground*
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour*
  • 1 cup almond meal/flour*
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks ( Fresh is best, but I used canned in its’ own juice)
  • ½ cup pineapple juice (I used the no sugar added juice from the can)
  • 1 cup sweet bell pepper, chopped (I used a combination of red & green for color)
  • 1 cup sweet Vadalia onion, chopped;
  • 3 tbsp. honey; (optional) (Local is best)
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg’s)
  • 2 green onions or scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chicken stock (Try to find one with no MSG)
  • ½ cup (or so) coconut oil ( I use Wildtree Organic Coconut oil, find it at mywildtree.com/myfatherswellness)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  • In a bowl, combine the flours and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Dip each chicken cube in the beaten eggs; then coat with the flour mixture.
  • Heat half or 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a large skillet placed over  a medium heat.
  • Cook the chicken until brown.  Work in batches and do not over crowd your pan.  You will have to add more coconut oil as you go. Takes about 10 minutes or until cooked through, turn so chicken is browned on all sides.
  • So golden & delicious...I could not resist eating a few!

    So golden & delicious…I could not resist eating a few!

    Set the chicken aside and drain on paper towels.

  • Clean the skillet.
  • Heat some coconut oil again over a medium heat

 

  •  Add the bell pepper and onion, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, chicken stock, honey (if using), and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens.
  •  If you want to keep your chicken crispy, after all you worked hard to get it crispy…GOOD JOB!…add the sauce individually to your chicken as you serve it
  • Otherwise…Return the chicken to the skillet.  Lightly mix to coat. Serve warm with green onions sprinkled on top.
  • If you are NOT doing Paleo, you can serve over  brown rice, or Orzo.  
  • *NOTE:  You can use any combination of nut or seed flours (or grain flours if you are not Paleo and/or do not require gluten free).  I like the subtle coconut taste.

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Basic gluten free Paleo bread

Really delicious...you wouldn't think it was grain free!

Really delicious…you wouldn’t think it was grain free!

Ingredients:

*1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (you can make your own by grinding whole blanched almonds in a food processor or spice grinder)

*½ cup millet flour

*2 Tablespoons coconut flour

¼ cup ground golden flaxseed

¼ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

5 large eggs (or 3 whole and 3 egg whites) at room temperature is best

1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil (I use Wildtree organic)

1 Tablespoon honey (Local is available)

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg’s)

Directions:

  1. Place flours, flaxseed, salt & baking soda in a food processor.
  2. Pulse ingredients together.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in separate container and slowly add to flour mixture, pulsing after each pour just until mixed.
  4. Transfer to a greased loaf pan. (I used a glass pan and I brushed the sides generously with olive oil)
  5. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pan. I use a spatula to gently unstick any areas on the pan, and then it should slide out pretty well after it has cooled.
  7. Enjoy! I like to drizzle a little honey on top.

NOTE:  You can add your favorite spices, nuts, fresh berries or other fresh or frozen fruits to the batter.

*You can also use any combination of the above nut & seed flours or any you prefer to get the flavor you like.

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Be Still

Life is so busy. We live in a day and age where we are over stimulated. We are so used to all the noise and rushing around that it seems unnatural and almost uncomfortable to be silent… we rarely sit still long enough for anything…especially to listen to GOD’s voice.

Yet He tells us in Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God”

I think that if we slow down and come before GOD, He will renew us.  He will show us the plan He has for our lives.  It is SAFE with Him.

Forget the hustle and bustle and PAUSE for a bit…and simply spend time with your Dad. Start with just 5 minutes and see how valuable this is to your day and your life!  I encourage you to try it!

Reference:  New International Version (NIV)

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Steep Terrain, Low Lighting…Let GOD Lead

Waiting on God's Direction for the next step

Waiting on God’s Direction for the next step

Have you been journeying up a steep, rugged path lately…seemingly filled with uncertainty? Wondering where in the world you are going, stressing if your past steps were the right ones.

Me too. My downfall is that I spend way too much energy on the past.

I run into trouble when I am dwelling on my past. It stirs up all kinds of anxiety and unrest in my spirit.

Trouble also follows when I run ahead of where God leads. Taking too many steps off in a direction NOT orchestrated by Him. Moving way off the trail without bothering to ask Him for direction.

GOD is UNLIMITED by time, we are not. That is why it is in the PRESENT that HE meets us. TODAY. NOW. We cannot change the PAST and reliving it wears us down…we do not know what the FUTURE holds and worrying about it will not add any time to our life…however, GOD knows that next step for me & you.

I had a dream five years ago…a dream so vivid that now many years later I still remember. It did not make complete sense until now.

I was climbing a mountain, with very steep terrain, low lighting and not many footholds. After many uphill steps there was a very small, flat ledge that I could briefly stand on. I could not see another step UNTIL I stood on the brink and waited…then a faint light appeared as I reached out to take a step… another step appeared…it happened many times in that dream.

Life is like that. We plug along, sometimes with a clear vision and other times, not knowing where our next step should or will be.

Genesis 28:15 God says to Jacob and us “I am with you and will protect you EVERYWHERE you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you.”

I must TRUST that He will fully equip me for WHATEVER awaits up ahead. I must WAIT for instruction. How comforting to know our FATHER is our constant companion, moment by moment, watching over us WHEREVER we go.

Let go of your PAST regrets & failures and look forward to ALL GOD has for your FUTURE. Trust GOD for your next step…even if you cannot see it.

I wish you GOD’S GUIDANCE for EVERY STEP, may it be OVERFLOWING with HIS BLESSINGS, my friend

To coach is to serve, to serve is to succeed—AUTHENTICITY

PRINCIPLE # 5

PRINCIPLE # 5

The foundation of Principle-Centered Coaching is built on five core principles that present an image of the kind of coach I want to be.

By following these five principles found in “Build it Big” by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, I strive to cultivate a supportive, safe environment in which my team will flourish. This is principle number FIVE.

The Principle of AUTHENTICITY: An AUTHENTIC leader is comfortable being herself (or himself) and does NOT put on appearances. Strive to be natural, genuine, and honest in your dealings with your team.

I would go a step further and say, “Be genuine and honest with everyone you come into contact with”.
Authenticity” is all about being real. Genuine, not an imitation. Guard your character. It is who you are when noone is looking…Be aligned with your core values. When you are noble and trustworthy, your team and others will respect and listen to you.

Authentic leadership is all about being the person you know in your heart that you are and NOT what others want you to be or what is popular in the world to be. Authentic leadership does not come from your title or from the size of your bank account. It comes from your very being and the person that you truly are. It is taking the previous 4 principles, TRUST, RESPECT, SERVICE, and INTEGRITY (and I add FAITH)…I believe this is our AUTHENTICITY.

“Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust”. Lance Secretan

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Reference: “Build it Big” by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, Dearborn Trade Publishing, page 140