Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Well I have now been in Japan for a little over 10 days and have already seen Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayma and have just started my time in Tokyo. Next up is Hiroshima and Miyajima and then the ferry over to South Korea. Time has been flying by and the impressions and time… 

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Daring Cooks January 2012 – Green Chile Chicken Tamales

Another interesting daring cooks challenge. I had never made tamales before this, and had really only tried them a couple of times – when my college roommate K steamed her Trader Joe’s bought vegetarian tamales and shared them with me. Kind of a strange meal. Soft dough flattened in a corn husk, rolled up with… 

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Chicken with Cherry Tomato Cream Sauce

Since one of my favorite ways to waste valuable time is by scrolling through the gorgeous food pictures accepted by Food Gawker (none of which are mine, tear tear), I do get a lot of my cooking ideas from there. This dish being no exception. Strangely enough though, I saw numerous bloggers all making this one… 

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Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Vinegar Sauce

I used to only cook with chicken breasts. All the other parts used to freak me out – the different colors of the meat, the globs of fat, eeek. Chicken thighs specifically used to really gross me out — considering I was trying to cut them up into little pieces (for stir fry) and was… 

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Daring Cooks May 2011 – Gumbo

gumbo

This was another great daring cooks challenge. A lot of firsts with this one. Let’s see. It was the first time I had ever used a dutch oven, first time I ever made and even tried gumbo, first time I made a roux, made creole spices, butterflied a chicken, cooked with smoked sausage, and cooked… 

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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}

A super simple and flavorful Asian themed Cashew Chicken Stir Fry recipe. Perfect for a weeknight meal. I haven’t made anything with chicken in a while so last night for dinner I decided to give this cashew chicken stir fry a shot. Growing up, I used to love chicken, but then college came along and… 

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Oven Roasted Chicken {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}

Roasted Chicken

My secret oven roasted chicken recipe that will guarantee your chicken will never come out dry. Super moist and flavorful oven roasted chicken comes down to a simple magical marinade. One of the problems with making oven roasted chicken is that it (sometimes) comes out super dry. And that’s always a huge disappointment. Thankfully my mom… 

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Baked Chicken Fingers

chicken-fingers

Baked Chicken Fingers are easy to make at home and full of flavor. Made with various spices, Parmesan cheese and crispy panko breadcrumbs. I recently bought a new camera – the Canon Rebel XS (a huge upgrade from my dinky 10 year old canon powershot). And over the course of this long weekend (just love… 

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Chicken Lo Mein

This was the first time I had ever made chicken lo mein at home. And I was pretty happy with the results.  What I love about this dish is that it’s as delicious cold as when it’s hot. And that really makes for easy snacking. I had 3 servings of this (hot) for dinner and… 

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Chicken Quesadillas {Gluten-Free}

Chicken Quesadillas

5 ingredient Chicken Quesadillas make for a perfect cheesey and smooth Mexican themed dinner made at home. Gluten-Free. I absolutely love Mexican food and frequently crave it for dinner. I love everything from burritos, to tacos, to quesadillas, or just plain and simple chips with salsa and guacamole. Um yes please. The spicy tomato loaded… 

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