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Soy Sauce Chicken

 This chicken recipe has taken my home by storm. I have made it more times than I can count since discovering it. This chicken is so good! I don't get much into measuring, I just let the ancestors guide me. I am also always cooking a larger quantity than she cooks. It has become one of our favorites. Make sure you are using chicken with the skin on. I've made it with chicken wing sections, legs, and thighs. Thighs reign supreme! I found this recipe on TikTok from @tiffycooks  and have been obsessed with it ever since. I had to make some modifications for my brand of air fryer. Soy Sauce Chicken 2 chicken thighs with the skin on 2 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce (I found mine locally at an Asian market) Dash of white pepper 1/2 tablespoon of Chinese Five Spice Seasoning 2 garlic cloves - chopped Combine all ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 30  minutes. Cook in air fryer on 380 for 20 minutes. I cook mine at 380 for 25 minutes. This HITS! I usual
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A Creative Shift

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Take Care of Yourself!

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

I hear you guys HATE when we tell stories before giving you the recipe. Guess what? We are story tellers and we want you to know what inspires us to create or duplicate or emulate the things we share. It comes from love...and we hope that our readers enjoy our stories. You suckers don't though, do you?! Fine. No story today. Here is the recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl...my favorite way to prepare it. For me, this is 3 servings. It's mostly veggies so I don't feel too horrible about that.  Egg Roll in a Bowl Ingredients 1 pound of mild sausage (or ground chicken, beef, turkey, or meat substitute) 16 oz bag of coleslaw mix (or shredded cabbage and carrots) ½ cup chopped mushrooms ½ cup sliced onions – I use a mix of red and white onions 3 cloves garlic – chopped 1 teaspoon of ginger (I use pureed) 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar ½ teaspoon ground white pepper *Olive oil as needed Suggested toppings: sesame seeds, chopped gre