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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Among Friends Showcase: Maria's Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce

The Low Carbing Among Friends team has some wonderful recipes. I have been watching a friend of mine, new to the low carbing way of eating, get so excited about trying the new recipes she is finding on our Facebook page and individual blogs. Those are so valuable to all of us low carbers. But even better are the books. As one of the authors, I can promise that only our very best recipes make it to our cookbooks. They are really an item you should purchase. It is so much easier to work from a book--especially the comb bound versions. But most of all, it shows that you appreciate the efforts we have put into recipe development and nutritional analysis. If you don't have the whole set, you are sooooo missing out. Think about it as an investment in your health. This collection will guarantee you never get bored with your meal plan. We save you hours of pouring over blogs and Pinterest in search of food ideas. Every recipe is a proven winner.

This recipe is a winner for sure. If you want the taste of peanuts and Tamari to explode in your mouth, this is it. It is one of those recipes we would love to order at a restaurant, but know that the traditional fare would be loaded with sugar and possibly even gluten. When we use Maria's recipe we are using wheat free Tamari or Coconut Aminos. We can use the sweetener of our choice. We can buy quality chicken. Better all the way around. This is really simple to put together, except for the threading the chicken on the skewer part. More about that later. Just marinate, grill and serve with that crazy good sauce.

The original recipe is for an appetizer, but we ate them for dinner and lunch. For dinner, I added some vegetables stir-fried in coconut oil. Delish. For lunch, I did the more traditional dipping and added some peppers and a small salad. I have to admit to cheating a little on her instructions. I have this personal aversion to over handling raw meat, so I did not place the chicken on the skewers before cooking. My bad. Sorry to all you traditionalists. I grilled chicken tenders instead, then sliced and skewered them after cooking. Almost the same. Flavor is all there although the sophistication took a hit. So sorry, this blog entry is not intended to be the perfection of the dish. It shows how we really do use the Among Friends cookbooks in our everyday life. What is important? Did we like it? Oh yes. I licked the sauce out of the bottom of the bowl. Hubby wanted more.

Ready to make some Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce? The recipe is in Low Carbing Among Friends Volume 2 on page 124. If you don't own this book, head just click on the middle book to the right--the kinda pinkish background. Maybe you will be able to skewer the chicken, but even if you don't you are gonna love it.

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