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March 2018



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A Productive Day

I started the day doing stretches and picking up in my bedroom. Then I actually had breakfast and took my pills before Group. After Group I went to lunch then went to the dollar store to get a new pocket day planner. (Hurray! I can actually record appointments for the next 2 years.) Then exercise (1.8 miles on the stepper) then rice and oatmeal at the coop, then gas for the car, then home.

The Real Bayberry Wax Candles Joseph bought me from Southern Lights arrived !! (The last bit of nostalgia for our family trips to Maine.)

I had a nice long chat on the phone with phoenixmedusa

Chicken Saté with Brown Basmati Rice

Brown Basmati Rice

2 cups Brown Basmati Rice
5 cups water
olive oil

Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and put on medium heat to simmer until tender.

Chicken Saté

olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 inch ginger (pickled in sherry), diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bit size pieces
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp curry powder
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp coriander
1 tsp cummin

In a large heavy bottomed pan start sauteing the onion. Add the fresh ginger, garlic, chicken, soy sauce, powdered ginger, and curry powder. Continue sauteing until the chicken is cooked.

Add the creamy peanut butter and stir to coat chicken as the peanut butter melts. Add the heavy cream to thin it out. add the coriander cummin, salt, and pepper to taste.

Mix in the rice and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.

About the Recipe.

I kind of threw this one together at the last minute. I ran out of curry powder (or I would have put more in) so I improvised a garam masala with the extra coriander and cummin (the prepared curry powder I was using was heavy on the tumeric, everything turned florescent yellow). Usually this recipe calls for coconut milk but I didn't have any so I went with heavy cream instead. And I totally forgot to add the lime juice.


Don't buy readymade curry powder. Buy them as you need. I've found that a bag of turmeric, one of garam masala and another of crushed cumin usually takes care of most things.

Lovely recipe. Yum !