Posted in Food & Recipes

Fun food Friday: Healthier sweet & sour chicken

This recipe deviates from my current diet for migraines, but is a healthy cheat compared to the take away version. 

It makes 4 large servings. 


  • 1 large chicken breast (about 1 c diced into 1 in pieces)
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, cut lengthwise then diced
  • 1/2-3/4 pineapple chunks (canned, reserve juice for later)
  • La Choy Sweet & Sour sauce (msg free; brand specific)
  • Heavy tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Olive oil and 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prep veggies and cook over medium heat in butter and olive oil for 4-5 minutes. Add salt and pepper, as desired. 
  2. Add pineapple. Cook 2 min. 
  3. Add chicken. Cook just until done. 
  4. Pour in La Choy sauce and pineapple juice. Stir. Cook on low-medium for 15 min. 
  5. Create a slurry of cornstarch and pour into sauce. Cook a few min to thicken. 

I like to serve this over instant white rice or couscous (not GF). 

Posted in Reflections, Religion

God’s eternal plan

1 The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught.

2 For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.

3 Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men;

4 For although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.
– D&C 3:1-4