You Waste Food

You waste food. A lot of food. A WHOLE lot of food.

According to a report from the National Resources Defense Council, Americans on average throw out about 40% of the food that they purchase. You may dispute that, but take a minute to think about it.

Leftovers that don’t get eaten. Vegetables and fruit that are past their prime. Expired dairy products. Moldy and stale bread.

Think about the parts of food that you throw out even before cooking. How much of that tomato do you cut out around the stem that it is still edible? Use all of that green onion? Take a look at an article about the report here.

Part of reason good food is thrown out is the over-reliance of counting on “sell by” dates. Many foods are good well beyond those dates. Check out the Shelf Life Advice site here for a better understanding of the dates.

Honey Hoisin Chicken Breasts

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I love this sesame covered picture!

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No. I didn’t use all of the onion.

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Marinating the chicken.

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I decided to use my indoor grill as it was a rainy day.

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Great grill marks.

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A little color and crunch from the green onions.

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Tangy and sweet.

Honey Hoisin Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 40 mins


1/2 cup (125 ml) hoisin sauce
1/4 cup (50 ml) honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) lime juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
1 tbsp (15 ml) sesame oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) minced ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Toasted sesame seeds
Sliced green onion


1. Whisk the hoisin with the honey, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic until well combined; transfer one half of the mixture to a micro- wave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave, on high, for 60 to 90 seconds or until steaming; set aside.

2. Place the chicken in a zip-top bag and pour in the remaining hoisin mix- ture. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

3. Select the program and press . Lightly grease the cooking plates with cooking spray. Once the purple indicator light has stopped flashing, place the chicken on the grill and close the lid.

4. Cook until the indicator light has changed to the colour yellow. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Slice the chicken and drizzle with the remai- ning warm hoisin mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions just before serving.


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Categories: Chicken2, Chinese, kosher, Main Dish 3, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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