Marcie’s Asian Inspired Pulled Chicken

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๐ŸŒŸWinner Winner Chicken Dinner!!๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ˜ŽTGIF!! ๐Ÿ’๐ŸฝWant something quick easy and oh so๐Ÿ˜‹ delish for your Weekend dinner!?! I’ve had requests for this recipe so I’m happy to share it with ya’ll today:

๐Ÿ™†๐ŸฝThrow this all in a crock pot, serve with my chopped veggie sesame slaw (recipe posting soon) or brown rice or quinoa or place in lettuce wraps and enjoy!

๐Ÿ˜‹Marcie’s Asian Inspired Pulled Chicken:
–>> Put in crock pot:
12 frozen thin-sliced chicken breasts
–>> For sauce:
In food processor (or by hand):
–>> Chop up:
1 cup cilantro
1 cup Italian leaf parsley
6 garlic cloves (peeled)
2 inch ginger nub (peeled) and sliced
–>> Pulse until finely chopped. Set aside.
–>> Into a mason jar:
3/4 c low sodium soy sauce or wheat free alternative
1/2 c garlic style coconut aminos
2 TBS toasted sesame oil
3 TBS Organic Honey or Raw Honey
2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp Chinese five spice
Juice and zest of 2 small mandarine oranges
–>> Add finely chopped herb/garlic mixture to sauce ingredients in mason jar.
–>> Place lid on mason jar, secure tightly and give sauce ingredients a vigorous shake.
–>> pour sauce over frozen chicken breast in crock pot. Add 1/2-1 tsp freshly ground sea salt over chicken. (Depending on your salt preference)
–>> place lid on crock pot and set crock pot on high for 7 hours.
–>> 30 mins to 1 hour before crock pot timer goes off, carefully lift lid off crock pot and set aside. While chicken is still in crock pot, using two forks, shred chicken. Stir it all up mixing juices well into chicken. Set forks aside. Place lid back on crock pot. Let heat back up until nice and steamy.
–>> While chicken is heating, roast in oven or a pan, 1 cup raw cashews. (I toss cashews in cast iron skillet on medium flame and toss until lightly golden) (about 3-5 mins) Once roasted cashews are cool, coarsely chop them and set aside.
–>> once chicken is done, give it another stir. Pour chopped cashews into crock pot and stir.
–>> if you are not serving this with the chopped veggie slaw, then you will want to slice up a bunch of green onions and toss them into your Asian inspired pulled chicken right before serving.
–>> once complete, your Asian inspired pulled chicken is ready for your dining pleasure :)!!

Yumm! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Mission Accomplished Gfreeandfabulous Tri-Berry Tart

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The more I eat gluten, dairy and sugar free, the WHOLE lot better I feel!! Probably not the most grammatically correct sentence, but it’s true! And… The more I cook and explore this amazing world of fabulous eats… The more excited I get!

Cooking, baking and creating are all outlets for me! I love to take a few earth friendly, wholesome ingredients and just let my imagination take me away!!

My passion is recreating yesteryear’s comforts into today’s healthful, body-fueling wonders!

Recently, I was walking around one of my favorite market’s bakery. I was on the hunt for something delicious, beautiful, bountiful and nourishing to the body and soul!! I don’t ask for much out of life do I?? haha!! I wanted the perfect combination of culinary yumminess, beauty and, actually, something that will also promote wellness upon every bite! I mean, think about it… though a certain dessert may look amazing and taste great… once upon a few bites, sickness ensues.. bloating takes over… and your left with an overall feeling of blah! The dessert may be lovely upon first bite…but not too far into devouring a slice of that decadent creation… does the illness factor set in!

I would like my “treats” for special occasions to not just look and taste great… but leave me feeling great too!!

So… to no surprise… I walked away from that beautiful bakery on a mission to create a dessert that fit my very tall order!

After all, this was for a special occasion- my husbands birthday! We were having a a few people over for dinner who also have diet restrictions.. So if I were to succeed, I would not only make myself and my hubby happy – but our guests would not have to refrain from the after dinner birthday rituals of dessert!

And well- today’s post is all about that mission accomplished!

A wonderful, beautiful, bountiful, yummy Gfreeandfabulous Tri-berry Tart!

Taking my passion for reworking recipes of yonder days gone by… Combined with the list of approved ingredients from our guests – I decided to create a yummy tart!

Not only was it yummy… We each filled our plates with a delicious helping and walked away feeling nourished, well and happy!

This is one recipe you will love! I will be posting the recipe soon! I have a few variations I’ve been playing with and once I have those pictures ready to load… I will post all!

If you can’t wait and want to make the Gfreeandfabuous Tri-Berry Tart sooner rather than later – let me know and I will send you the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers to your health and happiness!
Marcie