Simple Grilled Chicken (in a grill pan!)

So moist
So moist

There’s a certain time in winter when I start to crave a good Barbecue.  This overwhelmed me tonight, so I pulled out my grill pan and made this super simple, juicy grilled chicken.  There were no marinades, sauces, or complicated procedures, just chicken breast and some spices.  It is hard to believe that this dish is healthy because of how amazing it tastes!

It’s truly a shame that grilled chicken has such a bad reputation because when made right, it rocks.  Problem is, people are so afraid of under-cooking it that that beat it to death and dry it out by overcooking it.  Follow the steps below to avoid this shameful situation. Continue reading “Simple Grilled Chicken (in a grill pan!)”

Creamy, Slow-Scrambled Eggs (in a double-boiler)

Slow-Scrambled-Eggs
Not a stock photo, I made this!

While traditional scrambled eggs was the first food that I could ever say I “cooked”, I’ve been recently trying some interesting variations.  This Lifehacker post talks of two different ways to cook, a different version of scrambled eggs that is creamy, fluffy, and easily spreadable on toast.  The Gordon Ramsay method, just requires a regular pot and involves constantly stirring the eggs while over extremely low heat.  I’ve tried this method before but it is quite a bit of work and it is easy to overcook the eggs.  Today I tried the double-boiler method, and even though it was slow, it resulted in those incredible looking (and tasting!) eggs that you can see above.  Continue reading “Creamy, Slow-Scrambled Eggs (in a double-boiler)”

Cajun Chicken Ragout (with beef bacon bits!)

I want more
I want more

Last week, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on some Grow and Behold beef bacon.  Oh it was so good that David wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole!  I first used it to make bacon and eggs (see the picture below) which were great but a bit too greasy.  Next time I have to use the technique (shown here) of using paper towel to absorb the extra fat in the pan. After my bacon introduction, I went for Chef John’s amazing looking and purposefully misspelled Cajun Chicken Ragu.  It has quite a few steps, but nothing particularly difficult, and it was absolutely fabulous!  The Cajun spices made this a spicy dish, but in a flavorful and balanced way.  Continue reading “Cajun Chicken Ragout (with beef bacon bits!)”

Berry-Banana Smoothie

BerrySmoothieLevelIf you are looking for a great way to start the day, there’s nothing better than a loud blender chopping its way through frozen fruit.  I have a huge bag of frozen blackberries blueberries and raspberries from Costco in my freezer, so I threw a cup of it into my blender with a banana and woke up all the neighbors!  The key to making this smoothie work is adding some water into the blender (about 1/8-1/4 cup) until the consistency is as desired.  It is wonderfully sweet and tart, almost like a sorbet.

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Sautéed Vegetables with Smoked Turkey

TurkeyStirWhen it comes to healthy and simple, it’s hard to beat this great dish I made last night.  I was surprised by how little effort was necessary to make this fabulous dish.  While white rice was cooking in my rice cooker, I sautéed Red Onion, Green Bell Pepper, and Sliced mushrooms in a bit of olive oil and added in some sliced smoked turkey that was lying in the fridge.  The turkey and vegetables were so flavorful by themselves that I didn’t even add any spices!  If I make this again, I will try to incorporate the rice a bit more by adding into the pot with everything else as opposed to serving it on the side.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Red Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper, sliced without the core and seeds
  • 3 ounces of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 6 slices of smoked Turkey, cut into squares
  • 1 cup (uncooked) of white rice

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for a Cold and Rainy Day

ImageThe other day, it was quite miserable outside, perfect for a bowl of hearty chicken noodle soup.  Well, technically it was a chicken stock but I’ll get into that later.  Here is my go-to chicken soup recipe.

Notably, I used a red onion in this because that was what I had on hand and it performed quite well.  Also, I tend to just use whatever spices that are in reach, and this changes every time I make it.

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Amazing Sloppy Joe’s

This week I’ve decided to go sans pizza (cheese too) so tonight I ate something different.  I had my first sloppy joe in many years and it was absolutely wonderful.  I never realized how sweet and savory they could be and was thus always unexcited about them.  That was until I came across this article/video. … Continue reading Amazing Sloppy Joe’s

Vegetarian Meatballs for the Carnivore in You.

Normally I won’t post about a recipe until I have tried it myself but this one by Chef John looks too darn awesome to make our readers wait. It’s a meatless meatball that actually looks good!  Check out the Foodwishes channel on youtube for other amazing recipes. I’m an avid subscriber/salivator. I will definitely be trying this out (and … Continue reading Vegetarian Meatballs for the Carnivore in You.