RECIPE: Easy Tangy Chicken and Bean Dish

Ain’t nuthin this tasty and healthy on a chinese buffet! Try this deliciously easy dinner. Packed with protein and FLA-VA-FLAV-VA! Serve it with brown rice or as is….serve it hot and IF there are any left-overs, bring ’em with you to work/school or eat ’em for lunch the next day! I do hope you enjoy…
4 cups or 1 bag (~ 20 oz) raw string beans,

1 lb organic chicken (or 1 pack of tofu or tempeh),

4 heaping Tbsp all natural peanut butter

2 Tbsp oil (your choice, but I use sesame, peanut or canola)

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1/4 cup  or 2 long squirts of honey

1 clove garlic (chopped)

1 tsp pepper (optional)

crushed red pepper (optional)

10 peanuts crushed (optional)


cut beans in to 2 inch pieces

slice chicken, tempeh or tofu in to long thin strips or cubes

saute beans and chicken in canola oil or peanut oil and garlic and soy sauce for 7-10 min (until thoroughly cooked, but not over cooked)

add peanut butter and honey and pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes

sprinkle a few crushed peanuts and/or crushed red pepper on top to garnish

*all of above measurements should be adjusted to your taste

**you can also grill or bake your chicken/tempeh or tofu ahead of time and add to sauté for 5 minutes to reheat

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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