Ginger Chicken with Green Onions

Ginger Chicken with Green Onions - The Salty Kitchen

Ginger Chicken with Green Onions – The Salty Kitchen

 

I have to make this post quick.

My life has now stopped in order for me to catch up on House of Cards.

Are you watching this, too? If you aren’t, you should. Well, maybe. You should watch it if you don’t mind obsessing about it; you should watch it if you don’t mind ‘fitting in’ a few minutes of the show here and there.

I sneak in half episodes while at work; I also sneak in half episodes when I tell my kids and husband I’m going inside to go to the bathroom while they are outside playing in the kiddie-pool.

Reality is becoming vague, and I covet Claire’s (Robin Wright’s) hair, clothes, and glasses.

I’m out of control.

This recipe is quick, easy, and the leftovers are wonderful.

I might have been  was entirely too caught up on Episode 5 to even reheat them.

 

 

 

Ginger Chicken with Green Onions - The Salty Kitchen

Ginger Chicken with Green Onions – The Salty Kitchen

 

Ginger Chicken with Green Onions
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 3 T. coconut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 T. finely chopped lemongrass, center white part only
  • 2 T. coconut aminos (or soy sauce, if not Paleo)
  • 4 green onions, green and white parts chopped
  • ⅔ cup chicken broth
  • 2 T. Asian fish sauce
  • 1 T. fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 T. sesame seeds, toasted
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil starts to shimmer, add the chicken.
  3. Cook until golden brown and nearly cooked through (this took me about 4-5 minutes).
  4. Add garlic, ginger, lemongrass, crushed red pepper, and half the green onions.
  5. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until fragrant.
  6. Add the broth, fish sauce, and coconut aminos to pan, and reduce heat to medium.
  7. Cook until liquid has reduced to about half.
  8. Garnish with remaining green onions, mint, and sesame seeds.

 

 

Ginger Chicken with Green Onions - The Salty Kitchen

Ginger Chicken with Green Onions – The Salty Kitchen

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

 

Don’t you just love no recipe-recipes?

I do.

I guess that’s why baking has never been my strong suit.

The exactness irritates me, and since I don’t know the science behind baking soda/powder/salt, I make a lot (a lot) of duds in the oven. Apparently, you can’t just “eyeball” a teaspoon of baking soda. Trust me.

But this, my friends, is easy.

Make these. Serve with burgers, hot dogs, or whatever suits you. Truth be told, I’ve made these just for dinner for myself.

I didn’t make three potato’s worth, but I could.

Maybe tonight’s the night.

Man Vs. Food, here I come.

Sweet Potato Fries
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Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 T. unrefined coconut oil
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and cut potatoes into ¼" thick fries and put in a large bowl.
  3. Heat the coconut oil to a liquid form and toss with potatoes, along with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer potatoes to prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with cayenne pepper, to taste.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then toss fries to cook evenly.
  6. Bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until fries are crispy.
  7. ** You can freeze these after they have been baked. When you are ready to eat again, just heat at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. **

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Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie – Dairy Free

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

My husband and I were talking the other day about numerous worldly topics, such as politics, famine, and war Tom Cruise, when we stumbled upon an extremely interesting and riveting conversation.

It started all by us listening to “Meet My Halfway” by Kenny Loggins. It’s one of my all-time favorite songs from the movie Over to Top.

Good stuff.

While we were getting emotionally wrecked, with full-on chills, by the song, my husband blurts out, “You know, they just don’t make movies like they used to in the ’80′s”

Pondering thoughts and nostalgia ensued by listing our favorites.

Yes, yes, of course there is Top Gun, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science. But let’s talk about the ones who get little or no credit.

After an hour or so of deliberation, Back to School, Overboard, and Girls Just Want to Have Fun were listed as getting little or no recognition as being the classic-movie-labels we think they deserve (For the record, Girls Just Want to Have Fun was my pick – not Brian’s).

Of course, along with Over the Top. Seriously, I might cry if I think about that movie too long.

All this thinking made my brain hurt too much to make my daily eggs for breakfast the next morning. Smoothie time!

These make me deliriously happy, especially in the summertime. I felt full all morning, and I have no egg breath (small victories, people).

Enjoy this smoothie in the morning, along with your daily dose of 80′s music, legwarmers, and big bangs.

(I really hope big bangs come back in style.)

 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie - Dairy Free
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • ½ cup ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Put everything in a blender, and blend until smooth.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Steak Piperade

 

Steak Piperade - The Salty Kitchen

Steak Piperade – The Salty Kitchen

I’m walking around with a song in my heart and a spring in my step today.

Naturally, there has to be a reason because I’m normally not one to have any sort of spring in my step whatsoever.

But today, my dear friends, my head is about to explode with happiness.

We got a Whole Foods. Did you hear me? WE GOT A WHOLE FOODS!

Omgomgomgomgomgomgomg.

O.M.G.

Be gone all my cheap toilet paper! Sayanara to my factory-grown bananas! Adios cheap, canned tuna!

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Clarified Butter – Ghee

Clarified Butter - Ghee

Clarified Butter – Ghee

One of the best things about going Paleo, is this stuff right here.

Well, I’d be lying if I told you bacon wasn’t top of the list, but this is a close second. It’s what I call “liquid gold” when describing it to my husband, and I usually stare into it for a while, in awe, before I but in the fridge.

True story.

Ghee has an incredibly high smoke point, so it’s a great choice for pan-frying basically anything. When picking the butter for this, use some good quality butter. I mean, if we’re going to the trouble of making ghee, let’s really get the good stuff, okay? I use Kerrygold butter since it’s made from grass-fed cows.

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