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I have heard this word a lot lately, businesses are using this word more and more it seems, in developing programs, products, services... What thrive means to each entity seems to vary in definition, some to grow vigorously; others to flourish; to gain in wealth and possessions; to prosper; to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances. Now let's take all of these and put them under one umbrella, What makes you thrive??? What in your world brings growth, makes you flourish, gain wealth and possessions, prosper, accomplish your goals?

Whatever the answer is to these questions, shouldn't you keep or continue doing the things that help you thrive. The things that lift you up, make you feel more productive, excite you, motivate you, the things that ARE you. I will use myself as an example, FOOD is one of the things that helps me thrive. Cooking it, eating it, educating other about it , educating myself about it, growing it, creating with it... Deciding to make it something I do each and every day, for myself and others helps me thrive, more of the growing and flourishing in my life, feeding my soul, no better feeling.

So enough about me, what about you?? How can you incorporate the things that make you thrive into your world every day? Maybe get connected to that feeling, this may help you find what makes you thrive. Share what makes you thrive with people you care about, this way you can assist each other in all the different ways to thrive. Taking care of each other, nurturing yourself and others, mentally, physically and emotionally. Surround yourself with like minded souls, it makes it much easier to share and be outspoken about what you do, what you need and who you are. An environment to thrive in. Taking care of yourself inside out, will assist you personally to continue a lifestyle you can THRIVE in!!!

Spicy Chicken Ramen


4 tbsp olive oil

2 chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally

6 cloves garlic

2 medium shallots, chopped

1 inch fresh ginger, minced

1 tsp red pepper flakes

8 cups chicken broth

½ cup coconut milk

¼ cup coconut aminos

¼ cup white miso

3-4 tbsp chili paste

4 squares ramen noodles

4 cups spinach

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

1 cup GF panko

Himalayan salt to taste


Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large dutch oven, add the garlic, shallots, ginger and red pepper flakes and cook until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Pour in the broth, coconut milk and soy sauce, whisk in the miso and chili paste. Reduce haet and simmer for 10 minutes.

Place the panko and salt to taste in a bowl, dredge each chicken half in the panko, pressing firmly making the panko stick to the chicken.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet, once heated cook chicken until done, turning chicken several times so that it is cooked through. About 5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and cut chicken into strips

Turn the soup off, and add the ramen noodles, spinach and sesame oil, let sit until the noodles are soft.

To serve, place the noodles into each serving bowl, ladle the soup over the top and end with chicken strips on top. You can garnish with chopped green onions sprinkled on top.

*Of course this can be made without the chicken!!

Spicy Chicken Ramen

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