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Chicken in Maple Marinade

I'm pretty proud if this one,  because I made it all up myself...  and it worked!!!  Hooray!!! 

Meanwhile, I thought I had ordered the Fed Up dvd produced by Sue Dengate, but what arrived was the book!  I was peeeved at myself and thought with all the discussions I've had over the last nearly 2 years, I knew A LOT about it.  Anyway, faced with the book I decided to read it and... just... wow!  Even if I did know quite a bit,  I sure understand a whole lot more now.  And that's soooo important.

So, I've ordered and received the dvd now and I look forward to watching and then sharing that.  Its blurb says it is a great tool for convincing schools, dads and in-laws.  Wow!  They really know their audience.  hee hee.  My next mission is to bring this message to Ms C & D's school, where they keep giving Ms C food!!!  It's not bad food necessarily.  It's just bad for Ms C!  And if I don't know about it, I can't make adjustments at home to compensate.  Wish me luck as I try to string some words together in the Principal's office.  (gulp)  And if you have ever done this,  any words of wisdom would be great.

  • Chicken breast, enough for your brood, cut into largish pieces
  • Maple syrup (not maple flavoured)
  • Pear ketchup
  • Salt
  • Garlic, crushed
  • Leek, sliced
  • Saute leek, allow to cool
  • I started with about 1/2 cup of syrup and ketchup and then increased until I felt I had enough to cover the meat I had  
  • Add garlic, leek and salt
  • Cover chicken and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes
  • Cook in covered fry pan on gentle heat so you don't burn the sauce
  • Serve with mashed potato and steamed veg
Verdict:  Well,  Ms C has a habit of overstating things, but I was pretty chuffed when she declared "This is the best dinner ever!!"  Everyone else liked it so this is one for the family recipe book.


  1. That sounds very yummy! And yay when kids love it too :)

    All the best for the talk at the school. I only have one suggestion and that wold be preparation. Prepare what you want to say and if need be copy down quotes from the book or DVD to take with you.
    All the best.

  2. This sounds very yummy, my husband liked the sound of it as well. I will have to give it a try.

  3. Thank you for sharing all your great recipes. You inspire me to try and be creative despite the horrible restricted diet. (I used to love tasty & spicy food and now it is all so bland and boring. I'm limited to the low and negligible end of the FAILSAFE list of foods.)

    Is the Thermomix worth having for a one person household? I need to save time but I don't have much space for another gadget. However I'm willing to sacrifice bench space and money if it saves a lot of time.

  4. What a very lovely thing to say. :) Thank you.

    I wouldn't like to say if you should or should not have a TMX. I would recommend hosting your own demo or get yourself invited to one. (Your local TMX distributor just might have someone having trouble making up numbers.) See for yourself what it can do, keeping in mind the things you will be cooking. They say it replaces 10 appliances.

    I would say though that cooking for one is a pain in the bum, in my experience. So anything that makes it quicker and easier can only be a good thing.

  5. Thanks for the great recipe. We are GF/CF/SF, dye free and low salicylate and my kids have pretty much rejected every low salicylate recipe I've tried. They gobbled this one up though, YAY!

  6. You're welcome Casey. And thank you!!

    I understand GF, what are CF & SF?

    (I'm always amaaaazed at who is reading this little bllog.)

  7. Casein free and soy free. I found your blog while I was looking for low salicylate recipes and have found some great stuff in there, thank you!


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