Chicken Satay, Bobbi Brown and My New Lips

Hi everyone. I am fortunate enough to live in a town with celebrities who help the community. One of our town’s socially active residents is Bobbi Brown of Bobbi Brown cosmetics. I went to a fundraiser for our Board of Education that was held in her beauty store and I had a life changing lipstick experience; the cosmetic consultant advised me not to continue buying brown lipsticks because the browns can make one blend into a crowd. He said Americans tend to want to blend into each other instead of stand out and be different. He suggested I try a more pink, natural color.

I felt so uncomfortable at first , like Tammy Faye Baker or a clown. It just did not feel like me. I have always thought of myself as a brown lipstick person, mainly because most of my five sisters are brownish lipstick wearing ladies, as was my mother. I’m one of that crowd, I have always been comfortable there, so it never occurred to me to change it. He pointed out how we have so many color choices but always go back to the same one. He was right! The longer I wore the pinkish, more natural lip-looking one, the more fresh and youthful I saw myself and I looked less severe.

If we allow ourselves to be open to change, we may like what we become, even though the process may feel a little uncomfortable. So, don’t depend on your local Thai restaurant to make your chicken satay-Take back your kitchen and make it yourself! it may be a pain to get to that Asian food store, but you will then have the ingredients and will be able to make it any time you want. Here it is and enjoy…

Chicken Satay

2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in 1″ X 3″ pieces. Marinate in 2 TBS dark soy sauce, 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper,2 cloves minced garlic,juice of one lime. Marinate for at least 2 hours. Grill or pan fry chicken.

Satay Sauce
1 1/2 -2 cans coconut milk
3 TBS red curry paste
4 TBS white or brown sugar
3 shakes soy sauce
1-2 tsp fish sauce, more to taste
juice of one lime
tsp salt
2/3 cup peanut butter
a little veg. oil

Fry the curry paste in a little oil for about a minute. Add 1/2 the coconut milk and cook on high about 10 minutes. Add everything except the peanut butter and reduce sauce for about 10 minutes on a low flame. Add the peanut butter and cook for a few more minutes. Serve with chicken


2 Responses

  1. I enjoy your blog, and have tried a recipe or 2 – thank you!

    I’d love to see before and afters of the brown v. pink lipstick.

  2. You look fab in your brown lipstick. Don’t be so quick to change!

    Please let us know where to buy dark soy sauce and/or how important it is to use dark versus regular. Thanks!

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