This past weekend Isla, Noah, and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Mom. Jen and I worked together to create an awesome yet simple Mom’s day experience. One of my wife’s love languages is quality time. Which means that if we as a family want to show her that we love her the best way to do that is to carve out some distraction free time together. So we started the day with breakfast and then went for coffee on our favorite patio and leisurely strolled along the waterfront in our gorgeous city Kelowna, BC. The day was topped off perfectly with a family BBQ. It was one of those relaxed and satisfying dinners that had you sitting back and sighing a deep breathe of gratitude. I encourage you to plan a family meal together this long weekend. Food means so much more when it is tied to relationship and not guilt. We had reasonable servings of delicious healthy food in good company and I am still smiling at the thought of what an awesome day it was. I posted a picture of our dinner and I promised I would share some of the recipes. SO here it is.
1/2 cup of orange juice
2 tablespoons of orange zest
1/2 cup of all natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
1/4 cup of sodium reduced soy sauce
2 teaspoons of fresh finely chopped ginger
4 cloves of minced garlic cloves
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Add 4 cubed uncooked chicken breast to marinade and let stand in refrigerator for up to 8 hour.
After soaking your wooden skewers in water. Skewer the marinated chicken and vegetables of your choice. We use red and orange peppers, onions, and zucchini.
BBQ until chicken is cooked through.
We served the chicken kabob with our absolute hands down favorite salad that is from a friends blog, you can find the recipe here:
Our dessert was lemon tarts (we cheated a little and used store bought pre-made tarts) The lemon filling was homemade from the cookbook you got to buy. Against All Grain.