I love me some wings! We have a turkey deep fryer that we used for Thanksgiving and since there is so much costly leftover oil, I keep it around and fire it up a few more times. Most of those coincide with football watching and fried finger foods. This was a deviation from classic buffalo or garlic parm which we have made before and as much as I love good ol hot buffalo I welcomed some new flavors. This recipe was cool since it uses fresh ingredients like ginger and garlic. I made it twice and achieved more of a thick sticky glaze the second time around and no dipping sauce was needed.
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One of my favorite restaurants in the whole wide world used to be California Pizza Kitchen. I just loved it- I always, always got the spinach and artichoke dip appetizer and the thai chicken pizza (on honey whole wheat crust!). When I find something I like at a restaurant, I am notorious for ordering it every single time I go back and this was no exception. As I have matured and my foodie-ness has grown in epic proportions, CPK just doesn’t have the same appeal it once did. That’s ok, it happens. However, every now and then I still get a taste for this uniquely delicious pizza and being the self-proclaimed foodies that we are, I suggested we try to make it ourselves. It turned out great and I encourage you to shake things up sometime and give this recipe a try.
Posted in Asian, Pizzas, Sauces
Tagged california pizza kitchen, carrots, chicken, cilantro, homemade dough, honey, Peanut sauce, peanuts, recipe, thai chicken pizza, yeast
I am so glad my taste for kale has returned, because it is such a delicious green and so healthy too! One of my favorite ways to have kale is in a cold salad, believe it or not. If I am feeling lazy, I’ll massage my torn-up kale pieces with some lemon juice, olive oil, salt/pepper and parmesan cheese. It’s quick, easy and quite tasty. Massaging the dressing into the leaves helps them wilt slightly and become much more palatable. This is a great option and all, but if I am truly inspired and have the ingredients on hand I make a fresh caesar dressing, which works perfectly with the kale and holds up to it’s bolder flavor and texture.
Posted in Appetizers, Salads, Sauces, Vegetarian
Tagged anchovies, anchovy paste, bon appetit, cesar, chicken, dressing, garlic, kale, kale caesar salad, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, recipe, salad dressing
We recently went to the Greek Food Festival at St. Nicks Church and were inspired to go Greek as you will see reflected in a few dishes to come. This was simple, quick, and cheap! Some spices and fresh oregano, roast for about an hour, and you seem like a genius!
Posted in Chicken, Recipes
Tagged chicken, easy, lemon, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, oregano, pepper, quarters, quick, roasted, salt, simple
This was the other superbowl dish. Not as easy as the sausage dip, but not too bad. They can be pan fried or baked, these were pan fried.
Thanks to my sis we now receive Bon Appetit magazine! This recipe comes from the January 2011 issue. I adapted it in a couple of ways. First, I nixed the pomegranate relish that was supposed to accompany it and secondly, I used chicken thighs instead of making kebobs with breast meat. Once it’s grilling season I would love to make this again, this time by making the kebobs. The thighs came out great though too!
Posted in Chicken, Sauces
Tagged baharat seasoning, bon appetite, chicken, chicken thighs, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, mint, nutmeg, oregano, recipe, Seared, tahini yogurt sauce, Turkish