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Japanese Style Chicken Thighs

We had a sweet, younger couple over for dinner, and they have been eating healthy.  I made sure that our menu was okay with their diet restrictions (having many of my own currently and in the past).

The Menu: (I will be posting the Bok Choy and Cauliflower Fried Rice over the next couple of days.)

Japanese Style Chicken Thighs with Roasted Bok Choy and Cauliflower Fried Rice

For the chicken, I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs.  For the marinade and basting sauce:
1/2 ounce Tamari
1 ounce Mirin or Dry Sherry
1/4 ounce sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar (or honey)
1 ounce ginger – grated
2 large garlic – grated
2 green onions or scallions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together in a bowl except the salt, pepper and green onions.  Place the chicken in a the bowl and pour the sauce over.  Cover and let sit at room temperature for about 45 minutes to a hour.

Place chicken on a sheet pan (I cover mine with aluminium foil).  Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper.Bake at 350 degrees, for about 30-35 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once and basting with the marinade.Sprinkle the green onions on the chicken.  Serve hot with the Bok Choy and Cauliflower Fried Rice.

We loved it, and our guests were very happy with the meal.  (Yay!)  I didn’t end up taking pictures of our plates (I had forgotten-ugh).


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Menu’s and Diets

Trying…needs to be thrown out the door.  Diets are just that…diets.   We (Carmen and I) have decided to go through our pantry and throw out what needs to go…some of this stuff has been in there since we moved in (6 years ago), and needs to go.  Other stuff we just don’t use, haven’t used, will not use.

Change in mind set…not something so restrictive that I feel like I am punishing myself when I blow it, then justify it by saying it is okay today.  But it is a daily battle.  Constant.  Consistent.  Healthy.

One cookbook that has been changing the rules is Rocco Dispirto’s Now Eat This Diet.

I purchased it at Books-A-Million about a month ago. It has sat on the desk, or by the couch for that long as well.  Carmen picked it up today, and asked if we could try some of the recipes.  Absolutely.  Not that I want to do all of the diet…never do…but some of the changes he makes are awesome, and completely doable.  What I need to concentrate on is portion size.  It has always been my downfall.

Okay, my plan is to work on this over the weekend. Pantry is cleaned out, and fresh veggies are in the fridge…now to plan the menu for next week.

I will keep you updated on this plan of mine…