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This Valentines Day you could take your honey out for dinner or treat them to a special dinner of Pepper Chicken) or Pepper Tofu at home. Add some candles and romantic music in the background and you have the makings of an evening not to forget.
Served over a special cauliflower rice, this recipe is very low in carbs but very high in taste and texture. If you prefer to serve it over regular rice, your best choice for a lower glycemic rice is Basmati rice which is very fine and fragrant.
Either way, your dinner will be a hit with that special someone.
Follow with a simple desert of frozen green grapes and dark chocolate for the ultimate in healthy decadence.
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic , minced
2 small Yellow Onions, chopped
2 breasts of chicken or can use 1 firm package tofu for vegan alternative
1 red peppers, sliced finely
1 zucchini, sliced in 2-3 inch pieces
1/2 bunch fresh Cilantro, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp Green curry paste (use more if you would like it spicier)
1 can regular coconut milk
Additional fresh Cilantro for serving
Heat the oil and add in the garlic and onion. Cook 2 minutes. Add chicken or tofu. Stir fry till chicken or tofu is golden . Push off to the side of the wok or skillet and add the rest of the vegetables , except Cilantro, plus 1 tbsp of water. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until bright coloured.
Bring back the chicken/tofu and onion mixture and add 50 oz. of Green Curry paste. (You can use ½ the amount if you want for a super mild curry or add another 2 oz if you want your curry hot!).
Add 1 can of coconut milk and stir. Chop 1/2 a bunch of fresh Cilantro and add with a quick stir. Cover and cook for 2-3 more minutes on medium heat.
Turn heat down to Low while you set the table and prepare the Cauliflower Rice .
Once ready, serve the “Rice” on warm plates and top with Pepper Chicken. Sprinkle with more chopped fresh Cilantro on top for a beautiful meal.
How do I love thee? (Sonnet 43)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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