Are you worried? Well STOP IT!!! We can worry about our bills, worry about our health, worry about our kids, worry about the weather and worry about worrying until finally we are faced with a situation that warrants something to actually worry about and we find ourselves too frazzled to adequately cope. The solution? Let go a little bit; or a lot. There are millions of things outside of our control and if we spend too much time fixating on what might happen, we will miss all the wonderful stuff that’s happening right now. So, when those cumbersome thoughts start to take over an otherwise happy day take a few deep breaths, think of three things that make you smile, and focus on what you are going to do next to make your life more positive rather than filled with worry about the maybes or the unknowns.
Here’s a happy thought to get you started, a deliciously simple new recipe!
Not-so-boring Chicken Stir Fry!
1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite size pieces
1 red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons bacon grease or coconut oil
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 8.5 oz can of artichoke hearts, chopped
1 bunch rainbow chard, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Juice from ½ a Meyer lemon
¼ cup chicken stock
Black pepper to taste (the more the better in this recipe!)
Sea salt to taste
Over medium heat, saute the onion in bacon grease until the onion starts to turn brown. Add the chicken pieces and cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute. Add the lemon juice, chicken broth, and mushrooms. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add the chard and basil and cook down until the chard is wilted (about 2 minutes). Add the artichoke hearts and stir just until warm. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt if desired.