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Sesame Chicken Wraps

Toasted sesame oil is delightfully powerful stuff – just a couple of teaspoons infuses the filling for these crunch lettuce wraps with tis distinctive nutty, toasty flavour.

Ingredients (Serves 4):
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup coconut aminos
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
12 leaves butterhead lettuce
1/4 cup sliced green onions
4 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Directions:

  1. in a 4-quart slow cooker, stir together the apple cider, coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Add the chicken and turn to coat the pieces.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Transfer the chicken to a bowl. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Strain the cooking liquid. Add enough cooking liquid to the chicken to moisten. Serve the chicken in the lettuce leaves, sprinkled with the green onions and sesame seeds. 

TIP: To toast sesame seeds, heat in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant and light golden-brown, 2-5 minutes. To quickly cool, transfer the toasted seeds to a small plate.

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Smoked Salmon Plate

You got a pack of smoked salmon. But it’s quite boring eating it as is. Make it a plate with some cucumbers and avocado and voila – a breakfast to fuel your day.

Serves 2

1 small cucumber
6 sprigs of fresh dill
100g smoked salmon
1 ripe avocado
2 tbsp cottage cheese
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of freshly ground pepper

Make It

  1. Strip cucumber lengthways into fine ribbons. In a bowl, toss it quickly with salt and red wine vinegar. Mix in most of the dill.
  2. Drape and divide smoked salmon between two plates.
  3. Halved, deseed, and peel the avocado. Add to plate. Pile cucumber ribbons delicately to one side. Spoon over cottage cheese. Drizzle with olive oil. Add a pinch of freshly ground pepper. Garnish with remaining dill.