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Allergy-Free Friday: Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken with Asian Cucumber Salad

As summer gets into full swing, the last thing we want to do is heat up the kitchen by using our oven. Using our crock/pot or slow cooker is a great option for a hot, home cooked meal. What could be easier? Throw everything in and go.

Serve this chicken dish with a side of fresh cucumbers straight from the garden. Don’t have a garden? Hop on down to your local farmers market. 🙂

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend everyone!

God Bless! Namaste! #Sharethejoy


Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken

From: Strength and Sunshine



  •  2lbs (4 breasts) of Chicken (trimmed and cleaned)
  •  2 Cups of Unsweetened Organic Applesauce (homemade would be awesome!)
  • 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

For complete recipe, follow this LINK.

Asian Cucumber Salad

From: Coffee Cups and Crayons



  • 2 English (seedless) cucumbers, thinly sliced (if using regular cucumbers, you need to peel them as well)
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • For the Dressing:
  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh dill, chopped (for garnish)

For complete recipe, follow this LINK.

About Tamara Hoerner (1303 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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