Maybe you’ve heard of “unintended consequences.” That’s when you try to do something good and it backfires on you. Most of our New Year’s resolutions produce unintended consequences, which is why, so often, they’re forgotten by the end of January.
June and Sandy’s guest in episode 17 of Happiness Recipe radio is Dr. Donese Worden, a Naturopathic medical doctor who works to treat the root cause of her patients’ diseases, not just the symptoms. Along the way, she’s made a deep study of intentions, unintended consequences, and how to live a happier, more intentional life. From how to start your day through how to end it, she gives you a recipe for a more intentional life, easier and more lasting weight loss, and great grilling tips.
When asked about a favorite recipe, Dr. Worden instead shared some of her favorite grilling tips, plus one spice to use as often as possible. Widely used in Chinese and Indian medicine as an anti-inflammatory, turmeric goes into every dish she can put it into. She also shared that she puts everything she can on the grill, taking care not to blacken anything, and that olive oil and lemon juice are great for low-temperature grilling, but for high-temperature grilling, she uses coconut, avocado or nut oils.
From the Shannon Miller Lifestyle website comes this yummy grilled chicken recipe, using coconut oil…
Barbeque Grilled Lemon-Lime Chicken
8 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon finely grated lime peel
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine all ingredients except for chicken. Mix well and add chicken, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours, turning occasionally. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on hot grill. Grill 5 to 6 minutes on each side, turning only once.
Garnish with lemon and lime wedges and cilantro.