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Eating with wisdom: Author, blogger put Word of Wisdom into action

Published: Wednesday, March 16 2011 12:15 p.m. MDT

3 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

6 cups water

1 (10.75 ounce) package stick rice noodles or rice vermicelli

Por Kwan Pad Thai Sauce

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the chicken breast in oil and garlic. In large sauce pan bring water to a rolling boil. Place noodles in boiling water and cook 5-8 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse with cool water. Gently toss chicken and noodles with just enough pad thai sauce to coat noodles. Transfer noodles to serving platter. Top chopped peanuts and cilantro.

— by Michelle Snow

 

BREAKFAST COMPOTE

1-1/4 cup hot water

1/4 cup cracked whole grains

1/4 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup dried fruit

1/4 cup fresh berries

1/4 cup chopped apple

1/2 orange, juiced

1 tablespoon freshly ground flaxseed

2 tablespoon chopped nuts

Honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup to taste

Cinnamon, Cardomon, vanilla, or nutmeg to taste

Day 1:

After finishing breakfast, prepare the mixture for the next day by combining the hot water and cracked whole grains — our local whole foods store offers a nine-grain mixture, mostly cracked wheat — in a pan and place it on the back of the stove to soak.

Day 2:

Bring the pot to a boil, add rolled oats and dried fruit. Turn off the heat and let sit for five minutes. While the oats and dried fruits are cooking, prepare two bowls by adding to each the flaxseed, crumbled nuts, sweetener and spices to taste.

Wash and prepare fruits in season, adding to each bowl the berries, apples and orange juice. Combine all ingredients into the bowls and enjoy.

— Skip Hellewell

Kevin Whitmer is a chef living in West Valley City with his wife and two children. E-mail: k.r.whitmer@gmail.com.

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