Faux Pickled Ginger

We have come to really appreciate “sushi” made at home. It is a fun treat, even though it takes a bit of time to assemble for our large family.

I love my sushi with the pickled ginger, but ginger root is hard to come by in our local grocery store, so I worked with what I had….cucumber!

I am happy to say that all the humans in my home thought it was a great addition to our sushi nights, and we will definitely be making this again soon!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Peel the cucumber, and slice very thinly with a knife or mandolin. Place in a glass jar with all other ingredients and mix very well. Let the mixture sit out on the counter for about 24 hours to ferment and meld together. Refrigerate if you have any left after 24 hours.

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Peanut Sauce

One of my favorite things, EVER, is rice and peanut sauce! We had an authentic Thai restaurant in our town growing up, and it was a must for me every time we went.

I have wanted to recreate that meal for a long time, especially now that we no longer live there, but I kept getting caught up trying to figure out how to make it a sauce for every occasion, because the rice is very important to me here.

Have I told you how much I love defatted peanut powder? This is one of the reasons why!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Put all dry ingredients in a sauce pan, then add wet ingredients. Whisk together until there are no more lumps. Place heat on high, whisking frequently until it begins to thicken, but not quite boiling. Turn off heat and continue to whisk so that it doesn’t get burnt on the bottom as it continues to thicken as it cools.

***This is a fuel pull recipe on the Trim Healthy Plan, up to 1/4 of the whole batch, and this recipe was plenty for our family of 9.***

Charlie’s Chicken

I grew up in a town with a couple Chinese restaurants, and it was not uncommon for people to have strong feelings about which place served better food.

The owner of the restaurant that was my family’s favorite was named “Charlie” and this sweet and sour chicken recipe is as close to the flavors of his as I could get and still be on the Trim Healthy Plan.

Sweet and Sour in all the right ways, with twist of fresh veggies…that was always my favorite part at Charlie’s restaurant!

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Ingredients:

Method:

Pre-cook the chicken if you haven’t already, and remove from the pan. Mix all your wet ingredients together, and whisk in the pan until smooth and free of lumps. Turn the heat on, and add your dry ingredients, with Xanthan gum being whisked fully to avoid lumps in the sweet and sour sauce.

Heat the sauce until it thickens enough to coat the back of your spoon, then add your chicken, pineapple and veggies. Heat only until heated through.

***If you leave out the pineapple pieces this will be a fuel pull compatible meal. as written, there are not enough carbs for a good E so please serve with cooked brown rice or quinoa to fit into the Trim Healthy Plan***

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