Rich chicken thighs with fig-balsamic glaze, served with peppery arugula salad
As I mentioned last week, I’m looking forward to attending Eat, Write, Retreat very soon. My VIP registration included a preview of the Golden Door Spa’s new line of branded Artisan food products. The Golden Door spa is in northern San Diego County.
Former Golden Door Chef Michel Stroot collaborated with their current Chef Greg Frey Jr. for this line, which includes healthy soups, rice dishes, preserves, marmalades, sauces, seasonings and sweets that are organic, vegan, gluten-and soy-free. Each item utilizes all-natural and locally sourced ingredients. 100% of Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. dedicated to transforming the lives of children.
Our generous preview box included two rice dishes, two soups, and two marmalades to try. I thought the fig marmalade would pair well with balsamic vinegar and some spices to create a sticky glaze for chicken. It was even better than I hoped! I liked that the organic marmalade, which has the consistency of thick apple sauce, is not overly sweet.
I chose peppery arugula to balance the sweet glaze, and crusted goat cheese with fresh herbs and pecans to make it a little swanky. Warm pan sauce goes on top as the dressing.
This recipe is not for migraine diets because of triggers: figs, sugar, balsamic vinegar (fermented). Some people might be sensitive to goat cheese, although soft cheeses are generally okay for migraines as fresh cheeses are low in tyramine. I have tested figs and balsamic vinegar and they do not trigger migraine attacks for me. Omit the goat cheese medallions if you’re not eating dairy.
Required FTC disclosure: I received these products to try as part of my registration for Eat, Write, Retreat. I was not paid to write this post.
gluten-free, low-sodium, soy-free, paleo (if you allow a small amount of sugar), grain-free, dairy-free (see above), GFCF diets
migraine, vegan, vegetarian diets
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