Bang Bang Chicken- Phase 3 - (Sauce can be Vegan)




 If you have been paying ANY attention to me on social media, you should know by now how much I LOVE my Sweet Chili Sauce.

Well- I have used it to make this BANGIN' sauce-
I put chicken on the recipe- use it on anything. Cauliflower. Pork. Salad. Roasted veggies. Whatever you want. 

This is totally customizable- mix the recipe then taste and add to it if you want. 

Cook the chicken however you want. I have grilled it, then diced it. I have cut it into cubes and cooked in a skillet. You could bake some chicken breasts- whatever you want. Just add the sauce AFTER the chicken is cooked- you don't want to cook the chicken in this. 

Note: You can find compliant sriracha in the store- read ingredients. Some brands add SUGAR. Same with the mayo- check ingredients.

If you want to make this Vegan, you can- just use my Vegan Mayo recipe. 



Bang Bang Chicken
Phase 3
Makes 4 servings

Sauce:

1/2 cup my Sweet Chili Sauce (recipe HERE)
1 cup homemade mayo (recipe MAYO)
Couple squirts of compliant sriracha (recipe SRIRACHA)


Whisk everything together in a bowl. Pour into a jar and cover. Let this sit for an hour before using.

1lb chicken breast or thighs
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder

Season both sides of the chicken generously with the seasonings. Feel free to add others if you want, like chili powder. Cook chicken on the grill or in a skillet with some olive oil. Cook just until done. Let rest for 5 minutes. Cut chicken into chunks if you have not already and toss in the Bang Bang Sauce. Serve over my Spicy Fried Cauliflower Rice, or Fried Quinoa, or in a lettuce wrap. Be sure to make enough for lunch tomorrow, because you WILL want it!


Pumpkin Spice Syrup- Phases 1 and 3


Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Phase 1 and 3


1/3 tsp pure monk fruit powder
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup water
2 tsp Pumpkin Spice blend (my recipe here)
Optional: 4-5 drops Caramel Stevia, or to taste

Whisk together everything but the stevia, heat in saucepan on the stove. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer and reduce by half. Strain through fine mesh strainer, if desired. Cool. Add caramel stevia and stir- then, pour into a jar with a lid and store in fridge for up to a week.


Add to a cup of hot or cold Dandy Blend or Pero, and phase appropriate milk for a PSL


You can use 3/4 cup xylitol, however, it tends to crystalize when cooked for a while. 

Re-organizing the Fridge







I have recently become somewhat intrigued by TikTok. I have found many cool ideas for cleaning, organizing, cooking, general life hacks and overall happiness. One recent video sparked my interest and I went in search of others who did the same. This user decided to remove her produce from the drawers and put it in the door on on the shelves. She then put her condiment jars in the produce drawer. 

A giant lightbulb went off in my head. Every week, I throw away pounds of produce that I forget is even IN the fridge or is buried in the myriad of plastic bags that it gets stored in. So much money down the drain and if you know me- I HATE to waste money. 

There were tons of other videos about pantry and fridge organization- with cute clear containers to neatly stack the snacks in, pour the cereal in, the laundry soap- literally everything. While these are quite satisfying to watch- not all applied to my particular life and I feel some are made just for clicks. Like- WHO buys all those ridiculous snacks for their house?

I got to thinking, then searching the internet for the containers that would work for ME and my food. I will say- I have not organized my pantry, because my pantry consists of one cabinet next to the stove, two shelves above the dryer, half of 2 shelves in the garage and a couple random spots in the dining room. But the fridge? I can tackle that. 

I got the containers and went to organize. I did throw out a large bag of rotten produce and countless containers of leftovers from who-knows-when. I cleaned the drawers and shelves. I washed new produce, chopped celery and carrots and peppers. All the mustards, ketchups, sauces, dressings, yogurts, dips, pickles, jams went into the top produce drawer. The only shelves on the fridge door that are not produce are the very bottom and the very top. 

My larger containers went in the fridge shelves. I can see what produce I have. I have lots of things prepped and ready to cook with. I tested it out- and I had pepper slices that stayed super fresh for over a week!! That has never happened before! I also have tons of room. I really hate to have to take out 20 things to get to one item. I need it all front and center. 
No more plastic bags in the fridge! One shelf is designated for the aged egg nog we are making for holiday gifts (very much NOT FMD) and leftovers. The other shelves are fresh foods, neatly arranged and kept super fresh. 





Peppers, cucumbers, squash and lettuce on the door- where I can easily see and grab. 

I know- I know... lots of you are gonna say produce will go bad on the door. It is too warm on the door. Well, when I can see them, I eat them. When I eat them, they do not have time to go bad. I have thrown out zero produce in the 2 weeks I have had this system in place. NONE!

Try this out if you think it will work for you. If not, use your drawers. You do you, boo. 

Here are the plastic bins I bought, in case you are wondering. (If you click these links and buy, I may get a small percentage, at no cost to you) Feel free to shop around and see what will work in your fridge. (the blue lidded containers are from WalMart and I don't remember the brand- I have had them for years)

https://amzn.to/3i2wwks 3 piece set

https://amzn.to/3rx3uMM large container

https://amzn.to/370J2KJ large container

https://amzn.to/36ZP6mY  egg container

https://amzn.to/3rusgxa  door boxes


Sweet Chili Sauce- All Phases







This is my favorite sauce ever. I use it ALL the time!!! It really saves the day in Phase 2! This is my favorite snack or meal:








Sweet Chili Sauce
All Phases
Use this as a condiment, any time in Hormone Rx or FMD




Here is my video: https://youtu.be/nghdKAohkh8




2 tsp red pepper flakes (use less if you don't want it hot)
2T Tamari
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup water
1 cup xylitol or stevia equivalent    
1 tsp arrowroot powder mixed with 2 tsp COLD water to make a slurry




Put everything except arrowroot slurry in a sauce pan and bring to low boil. Whisk in slurry until the sauce thickens. Taste and adjust seasoning. Store in covered jar.

 Use as dip for veggies or meat or in lettuce wraps.

Super Simple

Not everyone likes recipes- here is a sample menu with simple ingredients. Remember, you can use all herbs and spices, tamari, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic. Add flavor to your foods!


Monday Phase 1

Breakfast
1 cup cooked oats
cinnamon
1 cup blueberries

Snack
apple

Lunch
Hamburger patty
green beans
carrots
1 cup oat milk
orange

Snack
1 cup blueberries

Dinner
Pork loin
baked sweet potato
steamed broccoli
1 cup cooked brown rice
herbs as needed



Tuesday Phase 1

Breakfast
1 cup oat milk
1 cup strawberries


Snack
orange

Lunch
Pork loin
baked sweet potato
steamed broccoli
1 cup cooked brown rice
herbs as needed
1 cup blueberries

Snack
apple

Dinner
Chicken breast
roasted parsnips
green beans
1 cup cooked brown rice


Wednesday Phase 2

Breakfast
egg whites
chopped spinach
bell peppers
mushrooms


Snack
pork loin
celery

Lunch
Chicken breast
asparagus
green beans

Snack
pork loin
celery

Dinner
ground turkey
bell peppers, onion
celery, spinach
cooked with herbs


Thursday Phase 2

Breakfast
egg whites
chopped spinach
bell peppers


Snack
Chicken breast
asparagus

Lunch
ground turkey
bell peppers, onion
celery, spinach
cooked with herbs


Snack
Chicken breast
asparagus

Dinner
steak
broccoli
green beans



Friday Phase 3

Breakfast
1 slice Ezekiel toast
1 cup almond milk
1 cup peaches
sliced cucumber
1 boiled egg

Snack
raw almonds
carrot sticks

Lunch
Salad with leftover
steak, ranch dressing
raspberries

Snack
raw almonds
cucumber

Dinner
ground beef in lettuce cups
guacamole
diced tomato or salsa



Saturday Phase 3

Breakfast
1 slice Ezekiel toast
1 cup almond milk
1 cup peaches
sliced cucumber
1 boiled egg

Snack
1 cup almond milk
celery

Lunch
ground beef in lettuce cups
guacamole
diced tomato
cherries

Snack
1 cup almond milk
celery

Dinner
pork chop
baked sweet potato
roasted cauliflower
1 cup wild rice or quinoa
herbs as needed



Sunday Phase 3

Breakfast
1 slice Ezekiel toast
1 cup almond milk
1 cup peaches
sliced cucumber
1 boiled egg

Snack
raw almonds
carrot sticks

Lunch
pork chop
baked sweet potato
roasted cauliflower
cherries

Snack
1 cup almond milk
celery

Dinner
salmon
roasted carrots
salad with ranch
1cup wild rice