Overnight Faux-Rina 


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One of my favorite winter breakfasts as a kid was forina, aka Uncle Ben’s Cream of Wheat. I loved mine with a dash of chocolate.

This, surprisingly, tastes a bunch like forina – it has a nice hearty texture, a really light sweetness, and feels stick-to-your-ribs. I’m willing to bet it’s even great warm and with a little cacao.

Gluten-free, Paleo, Keto, vegetarian & vegan with substitutions

Overnight Faux-Rina 

1/4 c. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
10 drops stevia
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. sunflower seed butter (no sugar FTW!)
1 c. almond milk
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
1 scoop protein powder (I use beef collagen) 

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or blender. Shake or blend. Let sit in the fridge overnight.

Serves 1 – 2 depending upon how starving you are 

One Pan Chinese Style Chicken


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This is another quick and easy one sheet pan meal that you can throw in the oven and eat over multiple nights for dinner.

Gluten-free, Paleo, Keto

One Pan Chinese Style Chicken

1 lb. chicken thighs
2 big handfuls green beans
1 red bell pepper
4 Tbsp. sesame oil
4 Tbsp. tamari or coconut aminos
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
Sesame seeds

Combine all the wet ingredients and spices in a large bowl or ziploc. 

Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and add to the marinade. Let sit 4 – 8 hours.

When it’s time to cook, heat your oven to 375F. Chop the pepper and green beans into bite sized pieces. Add to a baking sheet with the chicken. Toss to coat in the marinade.

Bake 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, checking about halfway through and stirring. 

Top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and serve.

Serves 4