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Cinnamon Peach Pancake Topping

Living in Florida, we have access to lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. We have several seasons of great produce. Strawberry season just ended, and peaches are just coming to the market. My wife came home with a half dozen, after a trip to the produce stand. This is a quick recipe that is great for pancakes and waffles. It also pairs well with 4Rivers bourbon maple syrup, for those lucky enough to have a smokehouse near you. (For the record, I am not connected in any way with 4Rivers.)

Ingredients:
3 ripe but firm peaches
1/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
dash ginger
dash nutmeg

Start with the peaches. The ones I have are slightly smaller than usual. Simply peel, remove the pit, and dice into small pieces. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and add the spices. Simmer until the fruit softens and the water reduces to a thick syrup. Remove from heat.

I like to add a drizzle of syrup, a heaping spoonful of peaches , and a dollup of whipped cream. Enjoy!

No Salt Added Chicken Fajita Rice

I try and eat low sodium, due to a inner ear condition.  Coming up with tasty meals can sometimes be a challenge. This dish has tons of flavor coming from several different peppers, with chicken and brown rice.

Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 bell pepper sliced in strips 1 medium tomato diced coarse 1 cup onion slices 1/4 cup of hatch chilies 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili 2 tablespoons lime juice 3 cups no salt added chicken broth 2 cups instant brown rice 2 teasoons olice oil 2 cloves of garlic pinch of red pepper (optional)

Begin by preheating a large skillet on medium high. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil. Cut chicken into long strips. Coat with cumin, chipotle, red pepper, and ancho chili powders. Cook until chicken is brown. Add bell pepper and onion, cooking until transparent.
Deglaze pan with chicken broth, then transfer all ingredients to a large stock pot. Bring broth to a boil, and add brown rice. Cover, redu…