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Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

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The cold that seems to be hanging on has me dreaming of warmer days and easy meals with fresh ingredients. So with my day-dream of warm weather I was trying to think up a good recipe to share that is easy and uses essential oils in it.

I couldn’t come up with anything, maybe the cold has got me stuck and unable to think of something good to make, so I decided to look in a great recipe book and found exactly what I was wanting but didn’t realize it. Todays recipe comes from a great little recipe book The Essential¬† DIY Recipe Series.

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I got it from Young Living but I’ sure you could find it any place online.

I am going to give the exact recipe for Honey Lime Chicken Tacos but when I make it for me or others that don’t eat meat I substitute the chicken with tofu and adjust the cooking time accordingly, so instead of hours I can do this in about 30 minutes because I use tofu.

Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Honey

1/4 Cup Lime Juice

2 Cups salsa Verde

2 Teaspoon of Taco Seasoning ( I use my own assortment of seasoning such as Chile, white and black pepper,onion and garlic powder, salt)

4-5 Chicken Breast ( or meatless option 2 14oz extra firm tofu)

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

4 Drops Lime Essential Oil

1 Drop Cumin

Garnish Ingredients:

Shredded Cheese

Sliced Avocado

Diced Tomato

Cilantro Leaves

Red Onion Slices

 

Instructions:

Stir together honey, lime juice, salsa verde and taco seasoning. If using chicken add a little of the sauce to the slow cooker (enough to coat the bottom) place chicken breast in the slow cooker and top with remaining sauce. Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. When chicken is done shred with forks. Stir together the chicken, sauce, sour cream, and essential oils. Keep warm until ready to eat.

( For tofu,  drain tofu and remove all moisture out of tofu by covering tofu with towel and placing a heavy object on top for at least 10 minutes then cut into cubes. Pour small amount of sauce in a warm pan add cubed tofu and remaining sauce, sour cream and essential oils, simmer for about 20 minutes. I have done it this way and browned the tofu first then added sauce, either way this is a good substitute for chicken tacos.)

 

When serving fill corn taco shells or corn tortillas with chicken/tofu mixture and add the garnishes, enjoy.

 

Quick little tip when cooking with essential oils always remember not all oils are safe to ingest. You must always use high-quality pure therapeutic grade essential oils and ALWAYS read the label on the bottle to make sure it is safe to use internally.

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Brownies

Healthy Brownies

I have taken a very long winter brake but that does not mean I was not busy. I was even more busy but it feels good to get back to blogging.

I am excited to share todays recipe. I know it is crazy to say a healthy brownie but that is what these are. I found a great vegan protein powder and with it came a recipe to try so I am sharing this great recipe that I was given when I bought the powder from a company called Plexus. No I am not a distributor for them I just bought the powder to try, it is great to bake with.

all the ingredients

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons of Plexus chocolate lean meal replacement ( I have also used other vegan protein powders and they work just fine)

1 Cup of mashed banana or Apple sauce works as well if you don’t want the banana flavor

2/3 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/4 Cup of Honey or Agave Syrup

Optional

A handful of Crushed Walnuts

In a bowl combine the above ingredients, mix well. Pour into an 8×8 ungreased pan. Bake in a preheated oven of 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

finished very yummy brownies!