Thai Chicken Coconut Wraps (GF, THM Friendly)

OOOO, this is so good, I just wanna kiss myself sometimes when I come up with amazing flavor compliments. My good friend gave me a couple of Paleo Wraps (affiliate link) to experiment with and I came up with something AMAZING!!  The reviews on these guys suggested pairing them with an Asian taste. Afterall, the coconut flavor is there. Some say it is not strong, but if it is made of coconut meat, coconut water, and coconut oil, it is gonna taste like coconut. People can say it does not, but they would be lying. So, let's work with that coconutty goodness!

Thai Coconut Wraps

(THM Friendly, S Meal: Less than 10 carbs per serving)
2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
1 carrot thinly grated
1 bunch cilantro
1 cucumber, diced
2-3 green onions, diced
1 oz chopped peanuts
Any other veggies you want to add....go for it! (Broccoli slaw would be awesome in this)
Mix all these ingredients together and chill.

4 T PB Fit (defatted peanut butter powder)
4 T Soy Sauce (low sodium is best, use Liquid Aminos for GF)
2 T Water
2 T coconut vinegar (or whichever you have on hand)
2 T Oil  (liquid coconut oil is great)
Juice of one lime
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t garlic powder
2 T xylitol (powdered is best here)
1/2 t of Glucomannan Powder  (affiliate link) This is optional, but thicker sauce is better for this.

Add all sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Wait one min, Then blend again. As this sauce sits, it will thicken slightly and be a great sauce for a chicken salad.
Mix up as much sauce as you want on the salad, add a handful of peanuts and serve in coconut wraps or lettuce leaves.
Based on 7 servings, with Paleo Wraps: 240 calories, 13.2 g fat, 9.5 Carbohydrates

***Time saving tip! Make up a whole batch and keep in the fridge all week to make a quick lunch.

Now, for the rest of the family....

They do not have need to shed any pounds and most could use a few extra around the middle. So, I turned half of the recipe into a Thai Noodle bowl for them.

Boil up a pot of noodles...any kind you like, then toss with the chicken, carrots, onions, cilantro, peanuts and sauce and you have a huge, huge leg up on Ramen!  Garnish with extra lime and peanuts.

I admit, I was a bit envious of them!! This was a huge winner! I hope you enjoy!

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How to Make Vapo-Rub

It is interesting to me that people always seem to blame the cold weather for cold and flu season. My grandmother loved to preach,

                       "If you go out in the cold with wet hair, you will catch your death!"

We tried it. Again and again.  All it did for us in the snowy Utah winters was result in chunks of frozen hair by the time we got to school. Frozen boogers too...something that doesn't happen often in Oklahoma.

My theory on why we hear of more sickness this time of year is because it is the most sugar filled time of the year. It starts in October and goes to Christmas. Halloween candy to Thanksgiving pie and on to the Christmas chocolates. The ones shaped like bells, with Peanut Butter inside. I love those...  Add to that pound cake and Christmas cookies and hot cocoa and you have an immunity issue just waiting to happen. Plus, who really feels like eating veggies in December. Not me! We learned a valuable lesson from our Elf today. Eating sugar lowers immunity and makes you susceptible to all kinds of nasty buggers. Come essential oils to the rescue! (Oh, and don't forget the veggies).

Eucalyptus or a respiratory blend.  I think every mom of little ones should have a bottle. I remember the frustration of having a little one and there was nothing to do for them. Not the case anymore. Put a little (as in one drop) on your own neck and snuggle baby close. Amazing relief!  Or run in a diffuser. One drop can also be diluted in 1 T of carrier oil and put on chest. I love this wonderful salve created by my friend Carrie.  Already diluted to be suitable for babies and children, but powerful enough for me as well!

Carrie's All Natural Vapo-Rub
20 drops eucalyptus
10 drops rosemary
10 drops peppermint
10 drops lavender
10 drops lemon
2 cups coconut oil (or other carrier oil)
3 T Organic beeswax (less for a lotion like consistency)
Gently heat the coconut oil and beeswax until just melted.
Add the essential oils and mix well. Pour into containers to cool.
Lather up feet and chest as needed.

I created my own sinus salts as well after a neighbor let me smell some she bought at a craft fair. They are simple and wonderfully effective.

Janine's Snot Salts
2 cups Epsom Salts
20 drops eucalyptus
20 drops peppermint
10 drops wintergreen or spearmint

Put all ingredients in a bag and shake until well incorporated. Keep in an airtight container when not in use. Open bag and inhale or add a few tablespoons to bath or humidifier.
Or, if you can fit, climb right in the bag.

Other essential oils to promote healthy respiratory function:


Take a drop of any and put in the palm of the hand. Then rub the hands together and cup over the nose and breathe. Repeat every 15 min as necessary. Sometimes I like to mix two together. Anything mixed with lime is amazing!

*Disclaimer: None of these remedies have been endorsed by the FDA. The suggestions are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure. Always use your own best judgment and the advice of a trusted medical advisor.


Blueberry Cupcakes: Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Guilt Free

A friend of mine posted this little cake recipe on Facebook the other day and added an open invitation to come eat with her.  Well, since she lives a mile away, I took her up on it. I really can not believe I was the only one! More for me! She made a wonderful mistake, and used raspberries instead of strawberries which was just delightful! I think it would be good with any fruit. Today, I chose blueberries because I happen to have a lot of them. I also fortified them up with the addition of Blendfresh Purple Fruits and Veggies, but that is certainly optional!  I baked them in the oven as it has become kind of against my food religion to kill my perfectly good food in a microwave...plus it is broken and has been for over a year. So, use silicone, ramekins, muffin tins or whatever you please and enjoy a guilt free treat!

Blueberry and Cream Cupcakes

6 T butter
6 T powdered xylitol (use a spice grinder or blender to powder this coarse sweetener)
3 Eggs
3/4 cup pureed blueberries (or any berry or mix of your choice)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 T coconut flour
1 scoop Purple Blendfresh (optional)
3/4 cup almond flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Cream the butter, xylitol, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Then add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Spoon into 12 muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 12-15 min or until set. Allow to cool completely. Eat as muffins or for a fun dessert, add the Blueberries and Cream Frosting below.

Blueberries and Cream Frosting

1/2 cup blueberries (or any berry or mix of your choice)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 scoop of Purple Blendfresh (optional)
Stevia to taste

Add all of the ingredients to a blender or magic bullet and process until the cream is whipped, thick and purple. Pipe it on or just dump the cream over the cake. Or forget the cake and pipe it directly into your mouth. 

My son asked if they are really cupcakes or just muffins with frosting on them. Who cares? If it is covered in cream you can call it anything you want!

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