15 days down on our month (plus) of health and things are going really well. We both feel like brand new people having gotten good sleep each night. Bill can’t stop talking about how good he feels since eliminated FODMAP’s from his diet (I’ll fill you guys in next time, it is a night and day difference for me, personally! -Bill), and any and all cravings for anything besides meat and veggies are gone. Ah the wonders of Paleo. This is good stuff people. We are really feeling better than ever, and this whole body good feeling really makes you wonder how you could have ever let yourself miss out on sleep, splurge on “paleo treats”.
Of course Bill and I strongly support enjoying grain free desserts every now and then. Celebration with food is a part of life, and one that we don’t ever plan on giving up, but it feels pretty damn good to have our systems completely free of any type of sugar (besides fruit). We just have an overal feeling of being completely balanced, happy, and energized. It’s funny to think that even the smallest splurges can effect you in such a significant way, but they can. As we have said many times, the missing link in all of this was the sleep. That was the missing puzzle piece to it all. We can’t encourage proper sleep, in a pitch black room, 8+ hrs enough. I believe Bill’s sister once said…”sleep is a gift.” That chick didn’t become a lawyer for nothing, she knows whats up. Sleep is a gift. Do it. Anyway, so things are going well, and we are trying our best to not be too hard on our selves for not implementing the whole sleep thing sooner, but better late than never, right?
So on to the eats. In attempts to spice up some boring chicken breasts one night, we decided to bring a bit of tropical flavors to the grill with some pineapple chicken skewers. Pineapple is a very sugary fruit, and becomes even more so when grilled, so I avoided the pineapple, but Bill enjoyed every bite (truth – this dish is ah-mazing! – Bill) We were also really excited to use our Red Boat Fish Sauce for these skewers. That stuff is way tasty, and we jump at any opportunity to use it.
- 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
- 2 green bell peppers, tops removed, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup of chopped fresh pineapple
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1/2 tsp Red Boat Fish Sauce
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp ginger root, minced
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Place chunks of chicken and bell pepper into a large Ziploc bag.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together sesame oil, coconut aminos, fish sauce, red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.
- Pour marinade over chicken and bell pepper, make sure all is evenly coated, seal bag, and place in the fridge for 1 hour prior to grilling.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Using metal, or wooden skewers (if using wood, be sure to soak skewers for 1 hour prior to grilling), skewer chicken, bell pepper, and pineapple, alternating as desired.
- Grill skewers 12 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes.
As always, enjoy!