Thursday, September 30, 2010

On The Menu...

Our hope with this blog is to help eachother not get in a "rut" with our cooking while we are on this 8 week challenge!
Just because we are eating healthy, doesnt mean it has to be bland and boring.
So to kick off this recipe blog, I am posting what my family is having for dinner tonight, with just a few minor tweeks it is now
Challenge Worthy
Fresh Ginger Peanut Teriyaki Marinade
3/4 c low sodium soy sauce
1/4 c rice vinegar
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 medium orange, peeled and halved
1/2 lime, peeled
2-3 Tbsp honey or agave nectar
1/4 c fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1 garlic clove
1 tsp ginger paste (or fresh ginger)
1/2 c peanut butter

**I have a Vitamix blender, which is a very STRONG blender. If your blender isn't very powerful you may need to squeeze the juices from the orange and lime. If your blender is powerful enough just peel them and throw them in, so you dont lose all the extra nutrients.


Directions: Mix all ingredients in your blender and wa-lah, an easy delicious marinade. We marinade chicken in this and then BBQ the chicken.


Serving Suggestions: Set aside some of the marinade before you add the chicken, and you can heat it up and use this marinade to pour over BROWN rice and chicken. As a garnish you can also finely chop up some peanuts. With the remainder of the pineapple that you didnt use for the marinade slice it up and bbq those too. Make a little salad to get your veggies and ENJOY!

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  1. I might be a red neck but "What is agave?" Never heard of it.

    1. lOOK IN PUBLIX. You will find it near the sugar and honey aisles. IF not, ask for it. Agave is a sweetener, not sugar. Healthier. Try it.

  2. This looks like a fantastic recipe!

  3. I also wanted to mention that barley is also a great substitution for white rice.

  4. LaVerne thats a really good question! The back of my agave bottle explains it perfect, so Im just going to quote it: "Agave is a natural sweetner extracted from the heart of the agave plant. Agave is a low glycemic index sweetener, so it is slowly absorbed into the body preventing spikes in blood sugar. It is 25% sweeter than sugar, so you need less, and it has been consumed by ancient civilizations for over 5,000 yrs. The sweet mild taste is perfect for sweetening beverages, baking, and as a multipurpose sweetener. Use wherever you would use tale sugar"

    Hope that helps!

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