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Recipes I’ve tried and really liked: Shutterbean Apricot Glazed Chicken

November 29, 2016

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I know I said I am exploring vegetarianism, and I really, really am. I’m still going strong with my 75-80% vegetarianism life, but sometimes I just really want meat cooked in the most delicious way. Most of the time, that’s a burger. Rarely is it chicken, unless it’s Shutterbean’s Apricot Glazed Chicken. Gah, this recipe is the easiest, most delicious thing ever. I have it in my head that I’d like to capture the same flavors with a vegetarian recipe, but I’m not a huge fan of fake meat, so I don’t know how to do it. Maybe tempeh? Who am I kidding? I’ve never even eaten tempeh. #badvegetarian.

Anyway, back to this recipe. It results in the most flavorful, perfectly cooked chicken. If you put it over jasmine rice and dribble a bit of the the leftover sauce on top, it is close to chicken perfection. Add a side of roasted carrots and a cucumber salad? Oh man, you won’t regret it. Special thanks to Tracy of Shutterbean fame for blessing us with this recipe gem.

Let me know if you give it a try.

Photo via Shutterbean

damn delicious, recipes I've tried and liked

Recipes I’ve tried and really liked: Joy the Baker One-pot French Onion Pasta

October 3, 2016

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Can I just be honest for a second? I need a second-opinion when it comes to food blogger recipes. I want someone I know and trust to say, ‘I made this recipe a bunch of times and, believe me, it’s totally worth the effort.’

It’s so disappointing when you make a recipe and it’s just not as delicious as you’d hoped. It happened to me just last week with a Thai Red Curry recipe. It wasn’t really edible even though the pictures of the recipe online looked like a million bucks.

So, this series is a compilation of the recipes I’ve tried and liked online. They’re worthy of the weekly rotation because they combine deliciousness with ease of operation. First up we have Joy the Baker’s One-pot French Onion Pasta. I mean, is there anything more delicious than caramelized onions mixed with spaghetti noodles and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese? I don’t think so! I skip the argula, though. I just don’t like the spicy green, but I’m sure it’s delicious if you’re into that sort of thing.

Let me know if you try it!