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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OVEN FRIED CHICKEN ~~~~~~~~~~~~
set oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit
1 CUT UP CHICKEN [washed]
KATY'S BREADING [SEE BELOW FOR RECIPE]
2 Tbs. coconut oil melted in a large low pan.
Put separate pieces of chicken in the breading bag and shake until the piece is thoroughly breaded, place each piece top side down in the pan, not over lapped. You can use a double breading by using an egg wash, but I'm trying to hold the gluten down in my diet, also the dripping egg soaked chicken leaves a mess in my breading.
Bake for 1 hour, turn the pieces and bake one hour more.
now eat, knowing that it is a healthy alternative to the trans fat laden MSG laced, chicken you can buy nearly anywhere these days, including gas stations [how appropriate!].
This makes enough to bread several chickens
3 pieces of JEWISH RYE toast allowed to dry thoroughly
2 tbs.Katy's essence [or to taste, it's sort of hot]
2 tsp.sea salt [I like the Himalayan crystal][also to taste]
1 Tbs. celery seeds
1 Tbs. chia seeds
1Tbs. Italian herbs [I grow and grind my own, I mix it- 1part Oregano, 1 part Basil, 2 parts Parsley]
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
anything else you like...I store this rolled up and air expelled, in a slide lock plastic bag in the freezer to keep it fresh. It can be used over and over, just fill with chicken, slide the lock, and shake.
This is about medium hot and the heat can be adjusted by using more of less of the spice
I've sent this out to friends all over the US because when I make it every year I make a lot!
When I say a part I use a bottle of spice, it can be any size as long as all 'parts' are the same size.
3 parts of paprika [I love paprika anyway]
2 parts sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt
2 parts garlic powder
1 part black pepper
1 part onion powder
1/2 part Cayenne powder
1 part Italian herbs [I grow and grind my own, I mix it- 1part Oregano, 1 part Basil, 2 parts Parsley]
1 part crushed red pepper
2 part chili powder
put it all in your food processor to grind up the Italian herbs and crushed red pepper so it's Incorporated well into the other spices which are powders.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PARMESAN CHICKEN~~~~~~~~~~~
I slice part of a chicken breast into thin fillets, I cut as much as will be needed for the number of guests, Since it's usually just for me I cut two thin slices.
3 eggs slightly beaten,
1 green pepper sliced thin
Whip in about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, grated.
shake in some pepper, sea salt and celery seed to taste
beat this all into eggs.
On 'warm' setting put a cast iron pan with about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on the stove, when the bottom of the pan is coated with coconut oil pour in egg mixture, place thin slices of chicken in the egg, add the slices of green pepper, shake a generous amount of Parmesan cheese over all of it, two good squirts of lemon juice and cover, bake on lowest setting until egg has set and chicken has cooked thru'.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~HEALTHY CHICKEN STRIPS~~~~~~~~~~~~
Chicken strips-chicken breast cut in thin strips
shake strips in breading and fry/saute' in iron frying pan on a medium setting.
traditionally it's made with sweet peppers and eggplant, but here eggplant in winter is not readily available, so I do this:
1 bag of frozen sweet pepper/onion mix.
1 medium can of stewed tomatoes, chopped or sliced. [or better yet fresh garden tomatoes] I use the kind with peppers and onions in it.
1 tbs. Paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
Mix altogether in a sauce pan, mix well and heat to boiling (slowly!)
dump all this in a jar and refrigerate, this has no fat in it and all good veggies so spoon it onto fish or chicken right after you turn it, cover, simmer for a few minutes and eat,
~~~GOURMET CHICKEN BREAST IN ONION/MUSHROOM SAUCE~~~
1 chicken breast, boneless and skinless [if you buy yours doubled cut it in half, so it's actually half of one chicken breast]
2 tbs coconut oil
1 small onion sliced for half rings
2 garlic cloves diced
5 Large button mushrooms sliced
1 6" sprig of fresh rosemary leaves or 1 tbs of dried rosemary
1 tbs of 'fake' pinjur sauce
1-2 tbs whole, organic milk
1 tsp lemon juice if desired [TASTE FIRST!]
sea salt and pepper
First melt some coconut oil in the saute pan. Place your chicken breast in already seasoned in an iron frying pan turn on medium to low heat, for a few minutes.
Toss in garlic, onions and mushrooms in and 'sweat' the onions so they sizzle and turn translucent, not brown. This takes a bit longer, because the chicken takes a bit to cook, and you don't want your onions and mushrooms to get mushy. Stir often, after you decide the chicken is cooked nearly all the way, add the rosemary, 'pinjur' sauce and milk to make the sauce, add lemon juice if you like it piquant [lemon juice also lowers the GI number of any food it is on]
one half organic chicken
4 cups of clean [filtered] water
boil gently for 3 hours, do not season at all
~~~~~~~~~~~ BEAN AND CHICKEN SOUP~~~~~~~~~~~
This is so tasty I make mine hot but you can leave out the Serrano peppers and it won't be hot.
1 cup Pinto beans
1 cup fresh, homemade chicken stock
1 chicken breast diced in bite sized pieces
Katy's essence to taste
1 onion diced
5 Serrano peppers cut in small circles
2 celery stalks sliced
1 stalk of Bok Choy-sliced
sea salt or Himalayan salt, and pepper to taste
2 Tbs coconut oil or less
soak well-rinsed beans in clean [filtered] water for a few hours
drain and rinse again, the cook the beans in 4 Cups of filtered water [I use my well water]
gently until soft, do not season at all until the beans are cooked.
Saute' the veggies and chicken in an iron frying pan using coconut oil, add seasonings to this to taste, cook gently until chicken is completely cooked then add it to the cooked beans, allow to cook a little more, Serves 4 bowls.
two quarts of stock,
2 Cups of water
add a chicken breast, boned or not for extra meat, and
two large turkey wings,
parsley [about two tablespoons of dried]
3 carrots, diced
3 stalks of celery
two cloves of chopped garlics,
1 Tbs paprika
Himalayan Crystal salt to taste
boil the stock in a large stockpot, with the turkey, chicken breast for three hours on low heat, them remove the meat to pull off the bone and cut into smaller pieces. Then add carrots, celery, onion, and whatever other veggies we have [zucchini in season, Yummy!] and put all of the meat and veggies back into the soup, add parsley, and whatever herbs I have fresh from the garden, garlics, Paprika to color it so pretty, Himalayan Crystal salt, more taste, and noodles if you like, I don't, and boil in on SIMMER for an hour and eat! I like to save some for my lunches, but there's is nothing in there that's really bad for me, so I can eat without being worried about my blood sugar.
Healthy living can be very tasty, I've used these recipes many times and they are delicious.
I am taking CellPower™ because for one thing it does have lots of digestive enzymes in it, also it helps to balance the pH levels and is antibiotic, anti-viral-and anti-fungal AND IT PACKS THE CELLS WITH LIFE-GIVING OXYGEN, AND ENERGY. And:SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
I also eat, one of the best fats for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight.
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-----THE GARDEN GNOME
~~~Jokes And inspirations/quotes~~~
Art is making something out of nothing and
-- Frank Zappa
What is written without effort is in general read
-- Samuel Johnson
Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't
necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store
for a quart of milk.
-- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider,
I get a lot of cracks about my hair, mostly from
men who don't have any.
-- Ann Richards
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. She dictated and I wrote:
Will you please take special care of our dog, Abbey? She died yesterday and is in heaven. We miss her very much. We are happy that you let us have her as our dog even though she got sick. I hope that you will play with her. She liked to play with balls and swim before she got sick. I am sending some pictures of her so that when you see her in heaven you will know she is our special dog. But I really do miss her.
Love, Meredith Claire
P.S. Mommy wrote the words after I told them to her.
We put that in an envelope with two pictures of Abbey, and addressed it to God in Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith stuck some stamps on the front (because, as she said, it may take lots of stamps to get a letter all the way to heaven) and that afternoon I let her drop it into the letter box at the post office.
For a few days, she would ask if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch. Curious, I went to look at it. It had a gold star card on the front and said "To Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith took it in and opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers, "When a Pet Dies". Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God, in its opened envelope (which was marked Return to sender: Insufficient address). On the opposite page, one of the pictures of Abbey was taped under the words "For Meredith" We turned to the back cover, and there was the other picture of Abbey, and this handwritten note on pink paper:
I know that you will be happy to know that Abbey arrived safely and soundly in Heaven! Having the pictures you sent to me was such a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. You know, Meredith, she isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me--just like she stays in your heart--young and running and playing. Abbey loved being your dog, you know. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets, so I can't keep your beautiful letter.
I am sending it to you with the pictures so that you will have this book to keep and remember Abbey.
One of my angels is taking care of this for me. I hope the little book helps. Thank you for the beautiful letter. Thank your mother for sending it. What a wonderful mother you have! I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much!
By the way, I am in heaven but wherever there is love, I am there also.
Love, God and the special angel who wrote this after God told her the words.
The road to success is not always a road.
-- Mac Anderson
Where Did You Start?
My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.
He asked me how old I was, and I told him, "62."
He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
A dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. Fortunately, the butcher recognized the dog as belonging to a neighbor of his. The neighbor happened to be a lawyer.
Incensed at the theft, the butcher called up his neighbor and said, "Hey, if your dog stole a roast from my butcher shop, would you be liable for the cost of the meat?" The lawyer replied, "Of course, how much was the roast?" "$7.98."
A few days later the butcher received a check in the mail for $7.98. Attached to it was an invoice that read: Legal Consultation Service: $150.
Growing Older Is
- Your back goes out more than you do.
- A fortune teller offers to read your face.
- You turn out the lights for economic reasons rather than romantic ones.
- You remember this week that last week was your wedding anniversary.
- You are startled the first time you are addressed as "Old Timer".
- You answer automatically when someone addresses you "Old Timer."
- You burn your midnight oil after 9:00 p.m.
- You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there. - Your pacemaker makes the garage door go up when you see a pretty girl walk by.
- You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friend who exercised.
- You have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine cabinet.
- The best part of your day is over when your alarm goes off.
- The thought of getting out of bed never occurs to you.
Three times Three
Three old men are at the doctor for a memory test. The doctor says to the first old man, "What is three times three?"
"274" was his reply.
The doctor says to the second man "It's your turn. What is three times three?"
"Tuesday" replys the second man.
The doctor says to the third man, "OK, Your turn. What's three times three?"
"Nine" says the third man.
"That's great" says the doctor. "How did you get that?"
"Simple" says the third man. "I subtracted 274 from Tuesday".
I got so excited when my husband expressed interest in my meditation sessions. "You don't have to close your eyes," I explained. "You can keep them open and focus on something like a candle or a spot in front of you."
He nodded thoughtfully. "Could it be a TV?"
Did They Really Mean That?
The following are actual newspaper headlines:
- March Planned For Next August
- L.A. Voters Approve Urban Renewal by Landslide
- Patient at Death's Door - Doctors Pull Him Through
- Queen Mary Having Bottom Scraped
- Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
- Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
- Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years
- Never Withhold Herpes Infection from Loved One
- Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
- President Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead
- Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
God and the Scientist
God was sitting in heaven one day when a scientist said to Him,
"God, we don't need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing - in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning."
"Oh, is that so? Tell Me..." replies God.
"Well," says the scientist, "we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus creating man."
"Well, that's very interesting...show Me."
So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a man.
"No, no, no..." interrupts God, "Make your own dirt."
There was an engineer, manager and programmer driving down a steep mountain road.
The brakes failed and the car careened down the road out of control.
Half way down the driver managed to stop the car by running it against the embankment narrowing avoiding going over a cliff.
They all got out, shaken by their narrow escape from death, but otherwise unharmed.
The manager said "To fix this problem we need to organize a committee, have meetings, and through a process of continuous improvement, develop a solution."
The engineer said "No that would take too long, and besides that method never worked before. I have my trusty pen knife here and will take apart the brake system, isolate the problem and correct it."
The programmer said "I think you're both wrong! I think we should all push the car back up the hill and see if it happens again."
What Kind of Tracks
Two boys go out on a walk. One looks down and said, "look at those, those are deer tracks my dad told me about them."
The second boy says no those are elk tracks, my dad told me about them. Then the first boy says, "No those are deer tracks."
The second boy says, "NO those are elk tracks."
One hour later they were run over by a train.
May you be blessed with great healthy foods to result in a terrifically healthy body.