Not sure if I’m cooking tonight, or taking one of my daughters out for sushi. If I DO cook, I’m making:

Five Spice Chicken:

chicken thighs, boneless if possible, with skin if possible
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1 tsp chinese five spice powder
1/2 cup shaoxing wine (*find at asian markets, red label)
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
1 tsp red chili pepper flakes

Mix up your marinade with the above ingredients, coat your chicken. Let it sit overnight, or for a few hours if you can. It’s still good if you only let it sit for a half hour though.

Grill your chicken, and serve with:

Mango Salsa:

4-5 large ripe mangoes, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cilantro
juice of 1 lime

mix that all up, again preferably ahead of time, the longer it sits the better the flavors mingle.

it’s primal/paleo friendly (I suppose the mangoes are questionable sugar content, but hey in my world it’s fine), super easy to make, and fairly inexpensive if you can find mangoes in season that aren’t overpriced.

And hey, guess what? The shop that carries my jewelry wants a whole line of my little drawing/painting jewelry. I wore my doggie necklace in today, and it was liked enough that they want to do a section for it. yay!

that is all. :)


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