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Sweet Cabbage Chicken

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This recipe is actually A revision, or rather a version of my Hot, Sweet, and Sour Chicken which can be found by clicking the picture below.
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This version, has red cabbage, and isn’t QUITE as asian inspired. It also isn’t as spicy or sour. In a way it’s a completely different thing, but at the same time, there are a lot of similarities, and the basis is pretty much the same.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon duck fat
  • 1 lb chicken (2 breasts cubed)
  • 1/2 a head of red cabbage – chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli slaw (Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh, or frozen from Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 or 3 tbsp Coconut aminos
  • Generous amount of Ginger powder
  • a little Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large radishes sliced – added 5 min at end

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Look how pretty it looks for something so simple! I just melted some duck fat in a pan over medium heat, threw the veggies in for a few minutes, added the liquids and chicken, covered, and let cook until the chicken was cooked through, stirring occasionally.  with dishes like this, I don’t really pay much attention to the order I put the ingredients in, or even cook time, It’s kind of hard to screw up. I stir often, and keep an eye on the chicken, but because of the liquids, I never have a problem with it getting dried out. The radishes were the only thing I left out until the end. Dishes like this are really great for the week, because they take minimal effort and cook time for you busy folks like me.

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German Inspired Crock Pot Eye of Round

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Weekend crock pot meals are great. The weekend is usually when I’m running around doing errands, getting ready for something social, and sometimes it gets a bit daunting to figure out dinner. This weekend, I had a beautiful eye of round roast that I thawed out, so I decided to make it in the crock pot. It was so big, I actually had to cut it in half to fit. I think normally you cook roasts in the oven to rare or medium rare, but since this is a slow cooked method, even though it’s not pink in the middle, it’s fork tender, and delicious. If i was going to be home all day, I might have thought about using the oven, but I just didn’t have the stay home time for that. The red cabbage and vinegar, gave it a bit of a german inspired flair, while still giving it good ol’ comfort food potential. Actually, the worst thing about this dish, is that it was gone too fast! With 3 lbs of meat between two people, I thought I’d get a few meals out of it. It barely made it to lunch the next day! Oh well…..I’m going to need a bigger crock pot.

Ingredients:
(The Spices are a rough estimate of amounts)

  • Beef eye of round roast [3 lbs]
  • 1 Red cabbage [small, cut into chunks]
  • 1 Onion [quartered]
  • 1 Apple [sliced]
  • 1 Sweet potato [cubed]
  • 1/8 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut aminos
  • 8-9 whole Allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard
  • 4 cloves Garlic [halved/roughly chopped]
  • 1 medjool date [chopped]

Cook on Low for 8 hours

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