My sizzling chicken

I am a contradiction a perfect imperfection

On looking in from outside

I think I’d pass inspection

My nails are neat, each hair in place

My clothes the latest styles

But look a little closer,

And you can see my trials

The window to my balanced soul

Is stained from too much smoke

A birds eye view down at my heart

Will clearly show it’s broke

My best intentions lead to pain

And complicated messes

My head is filled with wishes,

My decisions second guesses

There was a time I tried to hide

each wrinkle, scar and tear

But I’m learning to appreciate

That I’m more than I appear

Each wrinkle tells a story

The path from there to here

I’ve earned a little wisdom

With every falling tear

My soul will soar in brilliant skies

But then I’ll need to rest

The embers of my passion

Still smolder in my chest

Perfect Imperfection
Melissa Bachara

I came across this yesterday and I loved it. It expresses what I feel now adays perfectly 😉 so I thought I’d share it with a question: do you strive for perfection? or do you accept and love yourself as a perfect imperfection?

You know how I am all for scientific research and doing things in the name of science. This recipe is the result of my experimentation to recreate a dish I had at a restaurant once.The combination of spices, the slight crunch of the vegetables and all the colors made this one of my family’s favorite chicken dishes that I prepare often.

I usually serve this with some rice , fried vegetable rice works nicely too

 

My sizzling chicken

Chicken marinade

3 Skin-less boneless chicken cut into cubes

2 tablespoon mayonnaise

2 tablespoon ketchup

1 tablespoon barbecue sauce (optional)

Juice of half a lemon

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon all spice

Dried oregano

Vegetables

1 onion sliced

1 pepper sliced

1/2 cup mushrooms

1 medium carrot peeled and cut into slices

1/2 cup corn (optional)

1 cup chicken stock

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger

1/2 teaspoon all spice

2 tablespoons soya sauce

Instructions

To prepare the chicken

  1. Mix it with the mayonnaise,ketchup,barbecue sauce, lemon,paprika, salt and all spice.
  2. Marinate for at least an hour (you can do this over night)
  3. Add the chicken to a pot over medium heat and stir occasionally until the chicken is done.
  4. Take the chicken out of the pan and add the onions,saute for 5 minutes.

For the vegetables

  1. Add the carrots and mushrooms, saute for 3-5 minutes then add the pepper and corn (if using)
  2. Add the chicken back then the stock, garlic, ginger,all spice and soya sauce.
  3. Allow to cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes
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