Posts Tagged ‘Chicken’
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
The other day Mike and I went to Al Mubarakiya, the old market here in Kuwait (if you’re interested, you can check out my photos of the old market here on my Instagram feed), with no intention of buying anything. For him, we came home with four pounds of mixed nuts, one pound of salted pistachios, and two pounds of fresh-roasted Turkish-ground coffee (ok, really the coffee is for both of us); and for me, we grabbed two pounds of raw walnuts and one pound of unsweetened dried cranberries. The problem is, there is a shop there that has the most insanely fresh coffee, nuts, and all manner of things of that sort. You walk in and you want to spend all day just smelling the air and sampling everything.
But of course I don’t think the shop owner would appreciate either of those things… (more…)
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Time can be a funny thing.
Sometimes when life gets hectic I’ll be racing along, thinking I have just enough time to finish what I need to do, with tunnel vision for the task I’m working on. I settle into the mindset that I barely have a moment to spare, especially if it’s to take time to do something trivial like enjoy a cup of tea. (more…)
Friday, February 15th, 2013
A while ago Mike had an intern at work whose family owned a Thai restaurant; we’ll call him “Jay”. To this Jay, I would like to say thank you for expanding my husband’s culinary horizons in a way that only hunger and an opportune moment can do (aka, if you’re hungry enough, you’ll try anything). (more…)
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
There’s something about this meal (or maybe it’s my photos of this meal) that screams ‘70’s to me. (Which is a little weird since I wasn’t even born yet in the ‘70’s, but I think I’m remembering episodes of The Brady Brunch, which I used to watch like it was my job when I was growing up…I was convinced I was Jan and my younger sister was a combo of both Marcia and Cindy, lol.) (more…)
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Photo (taken by yours truly) of Spiced Shawarma Chicken from my cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that Mike and I are serious shawarma people. (more…)
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Let’s talk a little about weekday lunches. (Because really, unless I have a lunch date out, lunch is usually my most boring meal of the day.) (more…)
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
In my junior year of college, this dish was the go-to late-night study food for the whole floor of my dorm. Most of us on the floor were majoring in the same subject so the night before a big test we’d all order Chinese food and stay up through the night studying in the common room. Singapore Noodles was always all of our favorite dish (along with Crab Rangoon)…it always made studying all night a lot more fun. (more…)
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
I remember my mom having her friends over for ladies’ luncheons when I was a kid. She’d make mint-flavored iced tea or lemonade to drink, fruit salad for dessert, and usually serve one of two things for lunch: a pretty arranged salad on a bed of greens along with a couple of sides (one of which was always cottage cheese with chives – her favorite), or tuna salad sandwiches. (more…)
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
There is something oddly intriguing about the name Pancake Chicken Salad. I was looking through the index of one of my cookbooks when I first read it, and I couldn’t help but wonder exactly what it entailed. Is it crepe-like pancakes stuffed with creamy chicken salad? Or maybe chicken salad fried into pancake shape? The stranger the ideas that came into my head, the more the recipe piqued my interest…and the name alone just wasn’t enough, I had to read the full recipe. (more…)
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
When I was thinking of making this dish it started out in my mind as Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Stew with Quince. Until Mike informed me that he doesn’t like quinces, with the too-similar resemblance in flavor and texture they bear to apples (yes, he doesn’t like apples either). So I improvised and added potato and carrot (both Mike-approved) instead. We both enjoyed the end result so it was worth the substitutions I made; Mike said it reminded him of a Kuwaiti dish he used to eat as a child (that he forgot the name of!). (more…)