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Buy something "gourmet" for yourself! It can be a neato kitchen tool, nice balsamic vinegar, truffle salt (expensive, but worth it!), or anything else that's healthy, exciting, and new. Treats don't have to come with calorie price tags!
I put a few drops of expensive aged balsamic vinegar on every veggie. Deliciouso!
Balsamic vinegar (especially aged vinegar) has a great flavor that intesifies and sweetens when you reduce it. Bring a small pan of balsamic vinegar to a boil and then simmer until it thickens. When it coats the back of a spoon, it's done. It makes a great salad dressing or veggie dip and is extremely low calorie!
If it's too tart or strong for you, you can dissolve a bit of sugar in the vinegar as it's heating; however, I prefer just straight vinegar.
Cut 2 boneless chicken breasts into strips. Cut 1 red, 1 green, 1yellow and 1 orange bell pepper into strips, slice up one onion. Saute the chicken in 1-2 T. olive oil, remove to a plate, add peppers and onion to the pan along with 2 T. balsamic vinegar, saute until peppers start to soften, add chicken back to pan and cover and simmer for about 5 min. Just before serving add a little more balsamic vinegar. YUM YUM and so pretty!!!
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