Chicken Breast with Mushrooms and Cream

I love French cooking and I love Julia Child. So it just makes sense for me to try more of her recipes at home. I used to be intimidated when looking through her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1; but there are a few recipes in there that don’t seem overly complicated. I’ve actually made this recipe before and it turned out to be a success. The only difference is that instead of cooking this in the oven, I just use my Dutch Oven. Serving Size: 4 Cook Time: …

Chicken and Lime Soup

The day started off with a wintry mix and I’m feeling a little under the weather. So when it comes to dinner time, I really wanted some good ole comfort food that my mom used to make to lift up my spirits. Not wanting to venture out on the roads, I looked to what I had already on hand. Lucky for me, I had stopped at MOM’s Organic market a few weeks ago and had a whole chicken sitting around. I’ve made my mom’s chicken and lime soup before, but feel as…

Paleo Chicken Lo Mein

I’ve toyed with the idea of trying to eat Paleo for a while and wasn’t really sure I could do it. The more I thought about it though, it seemed like I was getting close to this style of eating all ready. The basic principle behind eating Paleo is eating as close to nature as possible, so eating all natural and organic foods. This means eliminating processed foods and carbs, sticking to protein, fish, nuts, and fruits and veggies. I don’t think I would completely revamp my eating habits to…

Easy Spicy Chicken

I found this chicken recipe on Pinterest, mainly because the picture looked super appetizing, but also I was shocked to see how easy and simple it was! I liked the combination of spices and herbs to kick up a dull chicken dinner, so I really wanted to try it at home.  The original recipe calls for chicken breast, but I prefer the tenderness and flavor of dark meat, so feel free to substitute white or dark meat. Also, I allowed the chicken to marinate for a little bit, but you can…

Quick and Easy Lemongrass Stir-Fried Chicken

My mother in law has made this dish for me countless times; she loves the recipe because it’s so simple and quick, yet really tasty! I haven’t been able to get the real recipe from her, so I decided to make my own variation. Cook time: 10 minutes Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 lemongrass stalks, finely mince only the green stalk 1 tsp red curry paste dash of salt 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil cooked Jasmine rice Wash the chicken thighs under cold…

Summoning My Inner Julia Child with Coq Au Vin

While vacationing in Montreal for a week, I quickly realized that I love French food! Everything is so simple, yet the flavors are so pronounced and it just reminds me of really good comfort food. So after getting back, I really wanted to try my hand at French cuisine. And who better to replicate than the great Julia Child. I’ve made Coq Au Vin before, but after finding this recipe, I wanted to give it another try, using Julia’s techniques. I changed up the recipe a little bit to suit…

Chicken Kabobs on the Grill

Tuan’s cousin from Wisconsin, Quinn, emailed me a few days ago wondering if I could come up with a similar chicken kabob recipe to that of Ravi Kabob’s in Arlington. That’s one if his favorite places, and seeing as how there isn’t a kabob place that compares in Madison, WI, he’s trying to recreate one of his favorite dishes at home. I’ve never even tempted to make Middle Eastern food before, but I couldn’t resist a challenge! So here’s my first attempt at making chicken kabobs. I just want to…

Spicy Chicken Biscuits for Tailgating

We’re heading to FedEx Field to cheer on our Washington Redskins and I wanted to make something easy to eat, crowd friendly, and super delicious. Since it’s a 1:00 game, we’ll probably start our tailgating festivities bright and early; what better way to kick off a day of football and fun than spicy chicken biscuits! I love the chicken biscuits from Chick-fil-A, so here’s my attempt to recreate it at home! Biscuit Ingredients: Serving Size: 9 biscuits Cook Time: 20 minutes 3 cups all purpose flour 2 tbsp cane sugar…

Panko Fried Chicken

It’s been a while since I last pulled out the deep fryer and my husband has wanted to try panko fried chicken for a while. So why not give it a try and see how this compares to the good ole buttermilk southern fried chicken! To start, what exactly is panko? In short, it’s a Japanese form of bread crumbs. It’s much flakier and crispier that the bread crumbs most of us are used to; and it’s found predominately on seafood. It’s not hard to find since panko has become…

A Little Taste of Vietnam at Saigon Saigon

We were out and about strolling through Pentagon Row and decided to stop into Saigon Saigon for dinner. It just caught our attention, and as you may know, I’m a huge fan of Southeast Asian cuisine. I also remember my mother in law telling me that her friend runs this place; so those were 2 pretty solid reasons to give this place a try. Stepping inside, the decoration and the restaurant space were very modern and casual. The exposed ceiling beams, dim lighting and dark wood furniture gave the place a…