Chicken with raisins and onion

1 chicken cut into quarters

1 lemon cut in half

Salt

Squeeze lemon onto chicken then sprinkle with salt let sit 30 minutes in fridge .

Rinse chicken before adding to the pot .

Spices used:

1 teaspoon Ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste

Garlic cloves leave skin on them

Olive oil 3 teaspoons

1 cup raisins

3 Onions sliced

Rinse chicken off with water add to pot with oil and spices sauté 5 minutes then add 3 cups of water and simmer until chicken is almost done add 1 cup raisins and cook 5 minutes then add 3 onions sliced cook 10 minutes.

Can add carrots or sweet potato when adding raisins.

Serve with bread or over rice .

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World Breastfeeding Week

As Salam Alikum Readers

August 1st through 7th is world breastfeeding week

Some ways to support a breastfeeding mother are don’t stare or ask her to cover up its rude and some babies don’t like their heads covered think of it this way would you like to eat your meals with a blanket over your head ? No it’s hot and not very comfortable.

Offer the mother a comfortable chair and water as well as snacks breastfeeding makes a woman hungry and thirsty .

Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies For Breastfeeding Mom’s

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 1/2 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour

5 tablespoons brewers yeast or nutritional yeast , I personally use nutritional yeast

3 tablespoons ground flaxseed

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 tablespoons organic unsalted butter

4 tablespoons unrefined organic virgin coconut oil

1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar

1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips/chunks, I like ghirardelli

feel free to add: unsweetened flaked coconut chopped almonds, 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond butter

Preheat the oven the 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, yeast, flaxseed, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter and coconut oil on medium speed until creamy. Add in the sugar and beat on medium to high speed until fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed. Add in the egg and egg yolk, beating until combined, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract and beat until combined again. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined and mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips with a spatula until they are evenly dispersed.

Scoop the dough into 1-inch rounds (I use an ice cream scoop so they are fairly uniform in size) and place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until the bottoms are just golden. Let cool completely before storing in a sealed container.

Parent Of Special Needs Child

I am a parent of a child with special needs,

And I have been to places I never imagined.

I have fought for my child with many professionals,

I have won many battles, I know they are not over.

I have learnt that nothing comes easy,

I have grown so much more because of my child.

I see people differently, many for their kindness,

I have made new friends, who are strong like me.

I will wake again tomorrow, the same, but stronger.

Each day is new, I choose to focus on the positive,

I no longer worry about all of the little things,

And these days’ milestones have become the best things.

I am a parent of a child with special needs.