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I just popped a quick and easy meal into the oven. If my grandkids were here, ( they are with their other grandparents this weekend) I know they would have enjoyed cooking it with me. Cooking with kids is the BEST! Makes everything taste better!

Chicken and Thai Fish Sauce with Yams in Sesame Oil with a Great Green Salad


  • 4 skinless and boneless Organic Chicken thighs or 2 Thighs and 2 Chicken Breasts ( your preference- our grandkids prefer to eat only breasts; we like thighs)
  • 2 Tbsp of Thai Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of Teriyaki sauce
  • A dash of Lawry’s Seasoning salt
  • 2 cups of Baby Carrots cut into two pieces each
  • 3-4 Yams skinned and cut into medium slices
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Soy Sauce


  1. Marinade the chicken ( cut into bite sized pieces) in the Thai Fish sauce, Lawry’s seasoning salt, 1 tbsp of the olive oil along with the cut up carrots for an hour.
  2. Turn the oven onto 375 degrees and place the chicken mixture into the oven to bake for one hour.
  3. In the meantime mix the remaining olive oil, sesame oil and cut up yams and toss to cover then place onto a flat cookie pan and put into the oven along with the chicken.
  4. Cook both until the yams are soft and slightly browned, and the chicken is cooked and moist.
  5. Serve with steamed rice and a green salad.

Green Sesame Seed Salad


  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp of Olive oil
  • 1 cup of croutons ( I like to make my own by taking day old bread and frying it with a bit of salt or seasoning that you prefer) in olive oil.\)
  • Greens ( your choice)
  • Juice of half a mayer lemon
  • Salt and Pepper



  1. Toss the sesame seeds in the sesame oil for a few moments then add to a frying pan and heat gently for a few moments. Be careful as they will burn fast! Before that happens – take off the mixture,  and  reserve the sesame seeds.
  2. Plate each salad ( this makes enough for 4) and then add the croutons to the greens.
  3. Whisk the juice of half a lemon with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and drizzle over greens and croutons and then sprinkle the sesame seeds over each plate of salad.
  4. Serve as a side dish with the chicken, carrots and rice.


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

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