Orange-Soy Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Skillet & Sweet Victory Detox Giveaway!

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Do you ever feel totally and utterly misunderstood?

It’s like announcing you’re going to major in Chemical Engineering (who DOES that?)  and being asked by your aunt’s bff, “So you’re gonna drive a train and give perms?”

Or like when someone says, “What about running?” blank stare “Wait, you really don’t run?” blank stare “No, really, how many marathons have you run?” in response to, “I stay in shape by lifting weights.”

“Yes, really.”

And when friends ask, “Cara! Please give me all your 20-minutes-or-less recipes that even my picky husband and 2-year-old will eat. I know you’re hoarding them somewhere.”

Sorry to say, I’m not. (But I thank you for thinking I’m so capable!) I make no false claims that the recipes I create are perfect for every busy family with a variety of taste buds. I cook the things me and my husband like to eat – and I know I have a lot of luxury given the fact that I’m only cooking for two. Two non-picky people who go ga-ga over brussels sprouts almost as much as we do fro-yo.

Someday, that will have to change and as nice as it is to hope that our little ones will eat exactly what we do and that I’ll have all the time in the world to cook, that’s probably not the case. It’s a challenge I’ll rise to when the time is right.

In the meantime, I’m pretty proud of this recipe. I have no idea if your toddler or husband will eat it, but we happen to really like it. And, in my opinion, it’s easier and quicker than most of my recipes. Less than 20 minutes? Nope, not there yet. But quick-er than others. And it since you get your protein and veggie all cooked together in one dish, it makes less of a mess.

Perfect for my non-picky dish-washing husband.

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Orange-Soy Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Skillet

Yield: 2 large servings

Tender, juicy chicken thighs are roasted with brussels sprouts in ginger, garlic, orange juice and soy sauce for an incredibly easy and flavorful one-dish meal.


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 large shallot, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 orange, juice (1/4 cup orange juice)
1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce or wheat-free tamari
1 teaspoon coconut sugar*
12oz brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered lengthwise

*Coconut sugar, also known as palm sugar, is an unrefined, all-natural sweetener that retains a lot more nutrients than other alternatives. It tastes similar to brown sugar, and can be substituted cup-for-cup for sugar in almost any cooking or baking application. If you'd like to buy it online, look for coconut sugar in my shop. You can also substitute an equal amount of another sweetener, such as brown sugar, sucanat, or honey.


Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place in the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side, until lightly browned. Remove the thighs and transfer to a clean

Reduce heat to low. Add remaining ½ teaspoon olive oil to the same skillet. Cook shallots for about 3 minutes, until golden, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 more minute.

Increase heat to high. Add orange juice,chicken broth, soy sauce or tamari, and coconut sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 minutes.

Turn off heat. Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning the sauce mixture over the chicken. Scatter the brussels sprouts over the chicken. Transfer the skillet to the oven, and bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the roasted brussels sprouts are crisp-tender.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 392.5
Total Fat 16.0 g
Saturated Fat 4.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.5 g
Cholesterol 135.0 mg
Sodium 735.2 mg
Potassium 834.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.9 g
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
Sugars 8.1 g
Protein 39.0 g

Cara Lyons, Inspired by Clementine-Soy Chicken Thighs at Healthy Delicious.

Now can we get back to that misunderstood thing for a moment? There’s another misconception out there. This notion among certain friends and family members that I’m completely put together and confident and have no crazy cravings that throw me off the wagon.

Sorry to disappoint you, but that’s not the case. Or maybe you’re not disappointed. Maybe you’re happy to hear I’m a normal person just like you?

Or maybe you’re wondering what exactly “normal” is. I know I often wonder. I wonder whether my lack of ability to focus is somehow related to the food I’m eating. I wonder if the extent to which I beat myself up after overindulging in sugar is just like what other people do, or whether it’s causing harm in other areas of my life. I wonder if other people feel like it’s completely out of the question to go to bed without something sweet even if it’s a healthier treat (I gotta have it, no matter what.)

This is where a course like Sweet Victory might really help me out. Sweet Victory: Your Ultimate Sugar Detox is an online course taught by Andrea Nakayama, a nutritionist and holistic health counselor, and Ricki Heller (yes, the one I always talk about!), a holistic chef and health educator.

Over the course of a 2-week period, you will take an in-depth look at sugar cravings, what causes them physiologically (body and brain chemistry) and the emotional aspects.  You will participate in a kick-off phone call, then 2 weeks of a cleanse including full menu plan and 24/7 online support, and finish with a 1-hour phone call at the end of the course. In this time, you will discover:

  • Why sugar creates a cyclic craving in our bodies and wreaks havoc on our emotions
  • All the things you can eat, including dessert recipes made from all-natural alternative sweeteners
  • Which nutrients you should eat to conquer sugar cravings
  • how to “just say no” to dessert because you’re already full, even when it’s right in front of you
  • how to stop feeling like food rules your thoughts

Your meal plan will include recipes like Apple Pie Smoothie, Lemon Almond Pancakes, Chickpea & Veggie Quiche, Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Kale, and Caramel Ice Cream!

As a bonus, you will likely lose some weight, and feel more energetic and happy! The best part? It’s only 2 weeks.

Please visit Sweet Victory to learn more about the course and read testimonials!

And if you’d rather listen and not read, check out this podcast, and you’ll hear it all from Ricki herself! Fast forward to minute 27 🙂

The next session begins on March 24th, and if I wasn’t going to be out of town for a while, I’d totally jump in (excuses, excuses, I know!) But if YOU feel like this might be the boost you need to start eating healthy for good, stop binging, and feel GOOD about yourself, you’re in luck.

Ricki and Andrea have graciously offered a FREE SPOT to one of my readers. Because I know that so many of you are interested in living a more healthful, wholesome life and taking control of your cravings, I have a feeling you’ll want to join in. (And I hope you’ll report back to me on how it went!)

If you would like to enter to win a free spot in the Sweet Victory course beginning on March 24th, simply leave a comment telling me why. That’s it! I will randomly choose a winner and notify you on Thursday, March 22nd. Good luck!

If you REALLY want to win this giveaway, improve your chances by entering a second and third time at The MommyBowl and DailyBites!

(And if the course is not for you but you want to leave a comment on the chicken recipe or anything else you feel like chatting about, please simply tell me that you don’t intend to enter. Thanks!)

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96 Responses to “Orange-Soy Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Skillet & Sweet Victory Detox Giveaway!”

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    IndianaAnna — March 14, 2012 @ 4:46 pm Reply

    I dont need the sugar detox, but salt craving is a major issue for me. I’m actually on day 5 of a two-week salt detox. No salty snacks, no highly processed foods. Today I keep thinking about how good some tortilla chips with hummus would be….

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    Taylor — March 14, 2012 @ 5:29 pm Reply

    After a week of vacation AND my birthday, I could totally use a sugar detox!!

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    Gretchen — March 14, 2012 @ 7:20 pm Reply

    I have a wicked sweet tooth and would love to take a course like this; I’ve tried south beach and others along that line; but I always go back. I’ve always suspected that not only sugar, but artificial sugar, can cause weight gain; and I eat way to much “diet” type sodas, drinks, etc.
    Thanks for all your great recipes, they work well for my husband and I – he’s not a picky eater and loves to try something new.

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    Jessica F — March 14, 2012 @ 8:19 pm Reply

    I don’t need an entry for this, but I did want to say that it seems like a really great giveaway. I gave up sugar last fall for 4 weeks after feeling the sugar monster just dominating my thoughts and actions and dictating my food choices. I ended up having a huge transformation in my energy level, emotional state, craving pattern, and more that I decided to give it up again, this time for lent.

    After the first month sans sugar I noticed that my eating habits had shifted and I ate a lot less sugar in general. I had healthy habits before and so I was really surprised with how much of a difference it made. I highly encourage people to take several weeks away from added sugars and just see how it is influencing their lives.

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      Cara — March 14, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

      Jessica, thank you so much for sharing your experience! I hope others read it and become inspired 🙂

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    Nisrine M. — March 14, 2012 @ 8:26 pm Reply

    Cara, I thought I could never eat brussles sprouts but I have to say I’m craving them in this recipe. You made them look soo good by charring them!!

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen — March 14, 2012 @ 8:37 pm Reply

    Brussels sprouts are my absolute favorite, so I love the idea of putting them in a one pot (or pan) dish. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Joanne — March 14, 2012 @ 9:17 pm Reply

    Someone emailed me asking for easy baking recipes once…ummm….?

    It just doesn’t happen in my kitchen. not that I don’t love plain old CCC’s but if I’m baking, it’s gonna be insane.

    I adore brussels sprouts possibly as much as you do…and I’ll be force feeding them to my kids if need be! Love this dish!

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    elly @ elly says opa! — March 14, 2012 @ 10:45 pm Reply

    I can tell you that, yes, my toddler and both of us will like this. 🙂 I love doing one-pan meals in the cast iron skillet like this. I bet a cut up sweet potato would be great, too.

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    Kathryn — March 15, 2012 @ 5:12 am Reply

    I love reading your recipes but have the picky husband problem – everything needs de-brussel sproutified!! I would love a place on the Sweet Victory course because sugar is my serious downfall, and a few willpower/coping strategies would make my life a lot easier!!

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    gharkness — March 15, 2012 @ 5:37 am Reply

    Don’t really need the course (but thanks for offering it), but I do have a question. In the recipe, you put an asterisk after the coconut sugar ingredient….but then, there’s no commentary or note to be found after, to indicate what you wanted to say about it. Did you forget, or is it just a typo?
    Love brussels sprouts, and we eat them all the time. This looks very good!

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      Donna — March 17, 2012 @ 8:17 am

      Yes, I’m with her. Looking for the * note on the coconut sugar. I’ve never heard of coconut sugar.

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      Cara — March 17, 2012 @ 9:45 am

      Thank you for pointing that out – yes, looks like I forgot to add my comment! I will fix that now. If you’d like to buy it online, I’ve identified some good deals in my shop page:

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    Christina — March 15, 2012 @ 7:26 am Reply

    Hello, my name is Christina and I am a sugar addict. Yes, that seems like a joke but my addiction is impacting my life. I have secret candy stashes throughout my house so that i don’t have to share, I troll the office lunchrooms looking for sweets to hoard, and I know whose desks have candy dishes with my favorites and visit often. Having recently read CLEAN by Junger, I recognize the mood and energy swings, I know I need to cut them out because they are preventing me from losing weight but I am afraid to try. (I’m crabby as it is!) But I need this. I need to break the habit to finally close the door on my old unhealthy ways and live fully in the healthy lifestyle that I am trying to create for myself.

    Thanks for the consideration and I love your recipes!

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    Heather Montgomery — March 15, 2012 @ 9:01 am Reply

    would LOVE this. I am great at the exercise part of being healthy but I have an OUT OF CONTROL sweet tooth, esp with all these cadbury eggs lying around…aahh!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story — March 15, 2012 @ 9:01 am Reply

    Dishes made in a single skillet are the best. Even better when they involve Brussel sprouts!

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    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List — March 15, 2012 @ 9:06 am Reply

    Oh my gosh! I’m addicted to sugar! I’ve gone on a few detox’, but nothing has ever really stuck. Would love to do this!!

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    janet @ the taste space — March 15, 2012 @ 9:51 am Reply

    Hey Cara, Such is the life of DINKs…. I’d love to try my hand at Ricki’s course, though. 🙂 I have tried the no sugar thing, but I find it hard to give up fruit. Refined sugars have long since left my life, though.

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    Nicole, RD — March 15, 2012 @ 10:20 am Reply

    What’s your trick with chicken thighs? I always am so disappointed with how much fat are on them that I’ve all but written them off completely. This dish looks wonderful — we go ga-ga for brussels sprouts in my house, too! BIG TIME!

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    Cindy — March 15, 2012 @ 10:51 am Reply

    A sugar detox is exactly what my family, especially my husband needs. I would love to have this educational opportunity! Thanks for offering it.

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    Shannon — March 15, 2012 @ 10:55 am Reply

    i totally need to go on a sugar cleanse… eek. at least of the non-fruit kind 😉 definitely takes a hold of you, and i feel better w/o it!

    i’ve been craving sprouts lately, so this looks fantastic!!

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    Ellen (Gluten Free Diva) — March 15, 2012 @ 11:00 am Reply

    Oh oh oh. I want to win it. Real bad. Why? Because I want to reduce my sugar cravings AND I want to help my clients (I’m a health coach) do the same.
    As for your recipe, it is perfect. Quick, easy, simple ingredients. And it looks delicious, not to mention the great way you took a picture of it in the cast iron pan. Just beautiful!

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    Eleanor at Nourishing Words — March 15, 2012 @ 11:21 am Reply

    I’d love to win….because I’m fascinated by the physiology of cravings in general, especially sugar cravings. Just when I think I have it licked, I’m going for a sweet. Thanks for directing us to this course…I hope I win!

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    Kate — March 15, 2012 @ 11:34 am Reply

    I think you’re too hard on yourself – I don’t think your recipes are all that complicated or time consuming.

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      Cara — March 15, 2012 @ 11:43 am

      I tend to agree, of course 🙂 Try convincing my grandma, or friends who don’t want to buy new ingredients, or sense a million steps that really aren’t!

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    susan — March 15, 2012 @ 12:22 pm Reply

    I gain weight in my belly from sugar and gluten. Sugar mess with all my systems. Lately I’ve gained weight and am having trouble taking it off. So many things have sugar that it’s so hard to stay away. That’s not including chocolate and candy cravings

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    Deanna — March 15, 2012 @ 1:05 pm Reply

    Mmmm..I love brussels sprouts. And, I can even get my kid to eat them. So, there’s hope for your future children, too. 🙂

    I’m giving away a spot in the same class on my blog. I’ve added a link to your giveaway, as well.

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    nancy — March 15, 2012 @ 1:55 pm Reply

    After years of no sugar, I “fell off the wagon” unintentionally when I was diagnosed with pancreatitis at 15 weeks prego. Unfortunately the only thing I could keep down was anything white! I have a happy, healthy little boy now, but my eating habits have gone down the drain. I’m back to being a sugar fiend and it makes me feel so yucky… yet I can’t stop! Please help!!!

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    Joyce — March 15, 2012 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    This sounds awesome. I would love to learn how to eat and keep off the 96 pounds that I’ve taken off. I recently found that I’m allergic to gluten and dairy and dread mealtimes and keeping satisfied. I don’t want to put the weight back on but need help. This would be a true blessing.

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    Robyn — March 15, 2012 @ 2:10 pm Reply

    My husband has diabetes and a sweet tooth. Not a good combination. Sugar also negatively effects my digestive system. This would be a wonderful way for me to learn how to improve both of our health.

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    Suzanne H — March 15, 2012 @ 2:13 pm Reply

    I’ve struggled with sugar cravings for a long time. I’ve made some progress, but would love to overcome it!

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    Angela — March 15, 2012 @ 2:28 pm Reply

    Would love to participate. Thanks for the opportunity to face one of my weaknesses head on.

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    bitt — March 15, 2012 @ 2:30 pm Reply

    I have candida and so I need to eliminate sugars. I struggle with cravings for sweets a lot. I could use this support.

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    Nikki K — March 15, 2012 @ 2:31 pm Reply

    Ive struggled with sugar craving all my life. Would love to learn about my addiction and ways to counteract it. Thanks!

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    Kathy — March 15, 2012 @ 2:40 pm Reply

    I would love to be able to participate in this class. I am plagued by a perpetual sugar demon.

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    denise — March 15, 2012 @ 3:05 pm Reply

    because i can’t seem to break the cycle on my own, maybe the course would help – would love to win it! thank you!

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    Kristie — March 15, 2012 @ 4:20 pm Reply

    What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win this prize so I can make peace with sugar. I try to get most of my sugar intake from fruits because once I bit into a sweet dreamy dessert I crave sugar more and more sugar. Since I am an extreme foodie, I would love to learn how to create desserts that don’t make me go insane. Thanks!

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    Ricki — March 15, 2012 @ 4:33 pm Reply

    Cara, so glad to hear that you’re a “normal” person (and hey–I guess that means I’m “normal,” too–phew!!). 😉 Thanks so much for this great intro to Sweet Victory and for hosting the giveaway. I can’t wait for one of your readers to join us on the 24th! And I just loved those scenarios at the beginning of the post (drive and train and give perms–that is priceless!). 😀

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    Audrey J — March 15, 2012 @ 5:32 pm Reply

    I would love to win this because I don’t have control over my blood sugar and need help!

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    Alisa — March 15, 2012 @ 6:07 pm Reply

    I have that same luxury, and yet, I still cook the same meals over and over!

    I’ve been trying to get that orange-soy combo right lightly – I love it, but haven’t hit the sweet spot yet. That said, my husband now likes brussels sprouts after years of refusing to touch them!

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    Stephanie — March 15, 2012 @ 6:35 pm Reply

    I would love to finally end the control sugar has on my health!

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    Marlene — March 15, 2012 @ 6:59 pm Reply

    I am an all or nothing girl….right now I’m all about sugar and once I start I can’t stop!!
    Ive been off before but I think I need this cleanse to kick it completely! I love Andrea’s cleanses! I had amazing results with her Autumn Cleanse!!
    So pick me 🙂

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    Erin — March 15, 2012 @ 7:21 pm Reply

    This is a fantastic giveaway. I’d love to win so I can learn more about how sugar affects the brain and body and ways to deal with cravings. I’m a Social Worker and hoping to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist so I can help individuals living in poverty improve their health through diet.

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    Ana — March 15, 2012 @ 7:23 pm Reply

    I believe that learning to detox your body of any substance is a very good skill to have. I eat healthy, I exercise, I love healthy wholesome foods, and I don’t eat lots of sugar, especially since it gives me massive headaches. So, I try to avoid it as best as I can, but one thing that gets me is the day to day temptations. It is hard not to have sugar when you have a 9 year old son who likes it and sometimes wants to share the happiness of having ice cream along with you.
    I want to pass along to my son that eating everything in moderation is ok, I don’t want to send a message that he cannot eat something, so when it comes to sugar and he wants to try a new treat with me I go ahead and do it, or if he offers me something to try, I try with him. I love trying all kinds of foods with him (he is pretty adventurous!), and that apply to sweets too.
    Plus, sometimes I am alone in the house studying or working and I feel the need for a little sweet, something to make me happy, and having sweets around makes me end up eating them too.
    Learning how to conquer this day-to-day challenges, and how to maybe find alternatives for the sweets available (for both me and my son), would be a wonderful skill to have! Especially since I would be able to apply it to other eventual cravings and “addictions” that might surface, and will enable me to teach my son how to reach for better options when it comes to sweet foods/treats.
    This sounds like a great opportunity, and I would love to be able to participate in it! This is a very valuable giveaway!

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    Amanda — March 15, 2012 @ 7:55 pm Reply

    Sugar is my one “Vice” and I would LOVE to kick the habit! This sounds amazing!!

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    Adrasteia — March 15, 2012 @ 7:59 pm Reply

    Over the course of the past eighteen months, I’ve worked really hard to lose 40kg. I’ve gone from being overweight to being a healthy weight. I can exercise and I try to eat right. I have a massive sweet tooth, not so much for sweetness itself but because I love the textures of baked goods. I’ve done really well cutting out processed foods and fast foods but sugar is something that I find really difficult to get off my back. I did a detox in January and cut out all forms of sugar (including most fruit) and felt incredible, even better than I felt when I cut out gluten (I’m gluten intolerant). It was amazing. Since the detox I’ve tried to avoid sugar as much as possible but I have relaxed a bit with fruit and maple syrup/honey. This was a mistake, because now I’m on this slippery slope where I’m not looking for added sugars in the things I buy and sugar is creeping back into my life and I don’t want it too. When I start the day with something sugary, I have to eat again so quickly, even if what I ate was substantial and balanced. It really affects me. I want to be happy without sugar, without wanting sugar and I need help to train myself to do that.

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    Shannon — March 15, 2012 @ 9:10 pm Reply

    would love to learn how to be craving free (sugar)…I’ve had seasons of it but don’t know what is the perfect thing for my body…would love to learn from the experts…

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    Debra Lee — March 15, 2012 @ 11:11 pm Reply

    I am so addicted to everything bad and my body is rejecting it!

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    Kate — March 16, 2012 @ 12:14 am Reply

    This class would be amazing for me right now. I know that I NEED to detox and cleanse from sugar (I’ve been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia) to feel better. I’m in a flare up right now, and those are usually caused by eating too much sugar. Funny how that white stuff can make you go crazy! (Sugar, you silly lol)

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    Natalie L. — March 16, 2012 @ 3:18 am Reply

    I am really struggling with my health and I know its because I eat so much sugar. I’ve craved it all of my life. I have been on a health roller coaster for the last year and a half. I am online tonight at 3am because I’ve had enough. I can’t keep feeling like I have poison in my body and feeling so fatigued that I want to just cry. I need help 🙂 I would love to win! It would be a tremendous blessing to me!
    Thanks so very much!

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    Felicia — March 16, 2012 @ 12:08 pm Reply

    I could really use this detox. I am off gluten, and still feeling sluggish, and my favorite breakfast is always something sweet- yikes! This would be a wonderful blessing to win. Thanks for sponsoring it. And, that chicken and brussel sprouts will be dinner next week, looks divine!!

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    Najia — March 16, 2012 @ 1:45 pm Reply


    I would love the opportunity to participate in your amazing cookery course.

    Love and best wishes

    Najia x

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    susie miller — March 16, 2012 @ 3:00 pm Reply

    i would love to win this! i crave sugar at night and wish it would go away!!!!

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    Courtney — March 16, 2012 @ 4:34 pm Reply

    I would love to win so that I can be the healthiest best me I can be!

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    Shauna Klupfel — March 16, 2012 @ 6:55 pm Reply

    I’ve been trying to sort out my diet (dairy and sugar) for a while now as I know how much my diet affects my anxiety (not to mention my general well being). I am so tired from working so hard at this. As soon as I get disappointed in myself, I eat even more of what I shouldn’t and then my anxiety of course increases. I would love some help in learning how to eat good food, but with limited sugar. Times need to change for me! Thanks so much!

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    Stacy Gross — March 16, 2012 @ 11:45 pm Reply

    Unfortunately sugar is my nemesis. I crave/eat it daily and it negatively affects my mood and energy levels. I would GREATLY benefit from this course.

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    Cinnamon — March 16, 2012 @ 11:57 pm Reply

    It would be wonderful to learn about how to end sugar cravings and still enjoy yummy treats.

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    Megan — March 17, 2012 @ 3:29 am Reply

    I’d love the chance to be a part of Sweet Victory! My sugar intake has been on the rise pretty drastically since I started my thesis, and the more sugary snacks I eat, the more I crave. 🙁

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    Natalie — March 17, 2012 @ 6:11 am Reply

    I wish I could get my boyfriend to eat Brussels sprouts! I would love the opportunity to participate in the sugar detox. I’ve been trying to break this addiction for a couple years now, but it’s a doosie!

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    Sue — March 17, 2012 @ 9:13 am Reply

    I began eating gluten free with a few bumps in the road, but have done well with it. Now add sugar restrictions, and I’m finding it tough. Who knew giving up sugar would be more difficult than giving up gluten?

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    Jedha — March 17, 2012 @ 3:51 pm Reply

    Just found your blog and I’m so glad, heaps of yummy recipes to try here, this one is first on the list 🙂

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      Cara — March 17, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

      Aww, thanks! (and, welcome!) Hope you like it 🙂

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    Shirley — March 17, 2012 @ 7:42 pm Reply

    Recently found out I have a yeast and cortisol imbalance, and have been struggling ever since to make sense of all the plethora of info out there, contradicting each other. But I do know that decreasing sugar makes me feel different…better, more in control. I really want to take charge of my health, and show my kids that what is happening to me does not need to happen to them.
    Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!

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    Jen — March 17, 2012 @ 9:30 pm Reply

    I have a terrible sweet tooth and sugar is always my go to snack despite feeling awful after eating it, I want to give it up but it is so tough!

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    Corri — March 17, 2012 @ 10:32 pm Reply

    Feel soooo much better when eating healthy…need discipline and something to get me back on track! Program looks great 🙂

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    Stephanie — March 18, 2012 @ 12:41 am Reply

    I’ve been so frustrated with the way my body freaks out over sugar and would love a chance to participate! I need to give up sugar, but have not yet been able to do it on my own 😛
    Thanks for the give away!

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    Jessica — March 18, 2012 @ 2:20 am Reply

    Since finding out I’m intolerant to gluten, dairy, eggs, and a number of other common foods, I’ve managed to completely clean up my diet and I’m now free of food addictions and eating nothing but whole foods – except when I cave into my sugar cravings! I try to stick to the rawest and most natural sweeteneres possible, but I’d like to end the cravings completely. It’s the last thing I need to conquer before I can be completely happy with my diet!

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    Elizabeth — March 18, 2012 @ 4:44 pm Reply

    I need all the help I can get when trying to get off sugar completely. I have been trying since the new year and it has been difficult. I know how much better I will feel once I have detoxed from that monster.

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    maria — March 19, 2012 @ 12:44 am Reply

    I definitely need the sugar detox! Sugar cravings have been a huge part of my life and very difficult to deal with. There is not a lot of help out there for sugar addicts. This course would be an amazing opportunity!

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    Enid Lemley — March 19, 2012 @ 2:14 am Reply

    What a gracious offer to allow some one free access to what seems like it would be a life changing class. Life changing for an entire family. I”ve craved the same sweet things as I have been all my life, just like I did as a young girl. I”d be too humiliated to say just what I’ve downed today. My poor body. My husband was embarrassed for me after he found out, he was shocked also, but it was his embarrassment for me that stung the most. Please, sign me up for the opportunity to win the lectures/classes.

    Thanks, Enid

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    Sheri — March 19, 2012 @ 3:56 am Reply

    I am already trying to detox on my own and would love to have some help!

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    LauraDrahan — March 19, 2012 @ 11:42 am Reply

    I would love to win a spot in this sugar detox! I’ve baked on and off sugar free / gluten free for about two years and would love to learn the chance to learn more great recipes! Plus I love cooking with a skillet! Almost half of my cookware is cast iron. What delicious looking meal!

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    Julie — March 19, 2012 @ 5:46 pm Reply

    I would love to win a spot for the detox, mostly because I have always wanted to know the secret of how to say “no” to dessert even when I’m already too full. If I could learn that, it would be a miracle.

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    connie munoz — March 19, 2012 @ 7:16 pm Reply

    I lost 60 pounds last year, had foot surgery and gained 30 pounds back, i cant fit into any of my clothes and i do well all day with my foods then the sugar cravings come and i blow it, if i could just detox from sugar i would feel so much better, i cant do it by myself i so need help. Please, its the rest of my life, i am a nurse and have spent 28 years taking care of others and now i need some help taking care of me…i would so be a good person to do this with…thank you for the opporturnity…

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    christina — March 20, 2012 @ 4:13 am Reply

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! This could help so many people!! Most recently I’ve been experimenting with refined sugar-free/reduced sugar/sugar-free baking; i bought coconut sugar at a local indian store(it comes in bricks that need to be grated, like exercise built into making dessert 😉 ) and a huge bag of stevia in the raw, as well as stevia seeds so I can have stevia plants in my garden! I have used xylitol in a brown sugar sub in the past but it has that wierd cooling mouthfeel? I would love to learn more about living and baking sugar free, for myself to further reduce my sugar intake/ sweets cravings but I want to help my diabetic grandfather who is in a home and manages to sneak out to mcdonalds and the candy aisle at walgreens during dr’s appointment outings and truly doesn’t give a damn. I can’t change his opinion but bringing him sugar free and less processed indulgent treats might at least open his mind.. thanks again for the giveaway!

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    courtney — March 20, 2012 @ 7:44 am Reply

    i am in such dire need of a sugar detox!! i heart sugar and the relationship needs a break 🙂

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    Sarah — March 20, 2012 @ 9:11 am Reply

    I would love to take part in something like this. Sugar is my crack!

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    Alicia — March 20, 2012 @ 9:16 am Reply

    Ever since my pregnancy I can’t shake my sugar cravings. I’d love to have a good excuse to cut back!

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    Shelby — March 20, 2012 @ 9:33 am Reply

    I would love to get rid of my sugar addiction. I have tried to make small changes like given up coffee because I crave the creamer in the coffee not the coffee itself. I work out 6 days a week and I know I am sabatoging my efforts by sneaking in things that are not allowing me to take off the 20+ lbs I need to lose. I have MS so we are a gluten free family as it is ( husband and daughter are also gluten intolerant) and with the added benefit of removing the sugar I think we woukd be that much more healthy. I woukd love this opportunity, thank you

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    Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) — March 20, 2012 @ 9:37 am Reply

    I’m in need of a Candida cleanse so I think this Sugar Detox would be a great way to kick start the cleanse.

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    Tawnya — March 20, 2012 @ 9:46 am Reply

    I would love to take this course. We have such a hard time avoiding sugar, even when we try. It seems like it’s in everything.

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    Micha @ blissful bites — March 20, 2012 @ 9:50 am Reply

    What a great giveaway – I think the whole world could benefit from a sugar detox! I’ve had a sweet tooth my entire life, but sugar addiction is something I’ve been struggling with badly for the past few years. I typically eat healthy all day, even bake with natural unrefined sweeteners… but the cravings hit hard at night, whether from habit, boredom or addiction 🙁 That’s when I grab the no-effort-to-make processed foods like cookies, chocolates, and cereals. This would be a great boost to kick the habit and take control of my cravings for good. I’d loooove to win, but whoever does will benefit I’m sure!!

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    Lindsay — March 20, 2012 @ 10:36 am Reply

    I think my hubby and toddler would love this dish. I like that it’s in one skillet! 😉

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    Amy — March 20, 2012 @ 1:20 pm Reply

    I have serious issues with sugar and am definitely a sugar a holic and have tried multiple times to break this horrible addiction but have not succeeded yet 🙁

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    Katy — March 20, 2012 @ 9:52 pm Reply

    I’m trying to get a bunch of aspects of my life under control–focusing on my thesis and cutting all my hair off have been a couple of first steps. Next stop, sugar!

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    Casie — March 21, 2012 @ 3:38 am Reply

    I’m three weeks into fructose free/processed sugar free experiment. I’d happily take some more guidance!

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    Wendy Dunst — March 21, 2012 @ 1:58 pm Reply

    I’d love the chance to do this detox, both to benefit myself and my mom (who has just been diagnosed as pre-diabetic).

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    susan — March 22, 2012 @ 4:19 pm Reply

    As someone who has suffered with sugar addiftion for years this wld be such a blessing!

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — April 11, 2012 @ 1:52 pm Reply

    I thought it was going to be fake chicken since it said soy chicken. Glad it’s not! Looks awesome – we are brussels sprouts lovers here 🙂

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    Kasey — July 24, 2012 @ 2:37 pm Reply

    I made this recipe last week and had a bit of trouble following the instructions. The instructions call for garlic, but this is not in the ingredient list so I was unsure about how much to use. It then says to add the lemon juice (which I assume is supposed to be the orange juice) and the chicken broth, but it doesn’t indicate when to add the soy sauce. Nor does it indicate when the coconut sugar (or substitute) should be added. I am not confident in my cooking skills so these problems with the recipe really tripped me up in the middle of making the dish.

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      Cara — July 24, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

      Kasey, you are good! Wish I could have someone like you on as an editor full time 🙂 Thanks for pointing out those errors, I updated the recipe so that hopefully others will be able to make it too.

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      Kasey — July 24, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

      Thanks, Cara!! I’m not very talented when it comes to cooking so I need all the instruction I can get! Much appreciated.

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