Locavore Loves Soul In New Year

I made this recipe because I love jerk chicken and wanted to add a winter version

with some seasonal touches. The main ingredient is pastured, humanely raised

chicken. One of the best butchers you can trust is Harlem Shambles. The chicken has a distinctly fresh taste and quality. There is also organic kale and sweet potato included. For that extra wintry touch, fresh lightly sugared pecans is a lovely topping.

As a yogini, I believe that all food sources should be raised and farmed with

integrity and respect. I also believe that we should be in touch with our food, not

only knowing where it comes from, but making the time to actually handle and

touch our own food has a healing effect on the mind, body, and soul.


  • 12 to 16 ounces pastured skinless chicken breast.

  • 1 Tbs jerk spice rub (purchase a bottle or use the recipe below)

  • 1 Tbs olive oil

  • juice from 1/2 lime

  • Take the olive oil and jerk spice rub and rub it all over the chicken. Add the juice

  • from the lime half and let this sit from as little as 15 minutes, to as much as

  • overnight for a deep marinade.

  • 3 cups of washed medium to finely chopped kale. Set kale aside.

  • 2 Tbs of crushed sugared pecans. Set aside. (I love ThoseNuts.)

  • 1 large swee