Jamie Oliver… is a genius! There are some chefs that I absolutely love and respect whole heartedly. Ones I kinda blindly trust… and Jamie Oliver is wayyyyy up there. Not sure if it was when he relentlessly tried to bring healthy food to the public schools OR if it’s when he started working on Jamie’s
Not much to explain here… just simple, delicious, creamy, mashed potatoes with a crispy top. This is really a no fail recipe. I make this dish all the time, esp during the holidays, and use the same exact recipe. Depending on the number of guests, I double or quadruple the ingredients and it’s always a
I’m sure you know by now, from my recipe list on the blog, lentil is an essential in my kitchen. It is quick, hearty, healthy and it’s delicious. Another huge reason why I love this ingredient is that it’s super healthy. Part of the legume family, lentils have a ton of health benefits….
This middle-eastern inspired chicken dish is sweet, from the caramelized onions to the raisin and cranberries, also savory with the cumin and coriander… it’s also got the citrusy aspect with the addition of lemon juice and Sumac. All in all, this Sumac Chicken is guaranteed to wow your taste buds!
Fried rice has always been one of my favorite go to comfort meals. Rain, shine, snow, hail… everyday can be a fried rice day for me 😀 That crispy bits of rice, with pops of veggies… MMMMM…! Another thing I love about fried rice, it’s perfect for cleaning out your fridge. I use the same
Lamb Shephard’s Pie!!! Once a poor man’s dish of using any kind of leftover roasted meat, topped with mashed potatoes, has now evolved into a special dish made and loved by some of most famous chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey. You can literally make dozens of different versions of this dish, using lamb, beef,
To brine or not to brine… !When it comes to white meat the decision is pretty easy for me… if the recipe involves some kind of sauce or gravy, brining is not needed, but if the recipe has no flavorful liquid involved, then brining is a MUST!
Looks fancy huh? A dish that will impress your fanciest guests. I was always intimidated by clams… how to clean it, how long to cook it, will they open up, etc. etc. But once I gave it a shot, my mind was blown. It is the easiest thing to cook and super quick! And with
I have way too many people in my family who want that drumstick… me being one of them. Since our Thanksgiving dinner includes 22 people, 1 turkey is never enough for the dark meat lovers. So I always end up making a few chickens, this way there’s enough dark meat for everyone. Since I get a
I have made many variations of chicken salad, as chicken is like a blank canvas that picks up any flavor you add, but this is hands down my favorite recipe. This is a fool proof, no fail, crowd pleasing recipe that is can be served in many different ways. I’ve used this recipe to make sandwiches, as