I’ve been in a cooking rut as of late. The last two recipes I made did not come out that great and I became a little discouraged and unmotivated. I’ll post about my unsuccessful recipes eventually, but this weekend I finally liked the results of my chicken and I couldn’t wait to share! Continue reading
I was looking for a roasted broccoli recipe and I can’t believe I had forgotten about Do It Delicious’ Roasted Broccoli with Shallots and Garlic recipe! It is so easy and really, really delicious, I could eat it every week. I came across Jessica Seinfeld’s website Do It Delicious years ago when she did a tutorial for a fast and juicy herb grilled chicken. It was a simple video she did for a friend who didn’t know how to cook and it really was easy to follow and the chicken came out good (I have issues cooking a simple chicken breast). Jessica’s instructions are very clear with little fuss, and her website just resonated with me. I am so happy to have become reacquainted with her site! Continue reading
Although it hasn’t been that long since I started writing here again, I feel like this project is helping me get more organized and focused. I find myself constantly searching for recipes from different sources and trying to get more creative with my weekly meals. As I’ve mentioned before, I usually eat the same thing multiple times during the week, so each time I cook, I have to take that into consideration. For example, I grew tired very quickly from last week’s Cuban Picadillo, but I could have eaten more of the previous week’s Skinny Chicken Enchiladas.
Since last week, I had been trying to decide what to make and couldn’t come up with a solid plan. The long weekend came and went, and Monday night I still hadn’t decided. Tuesday I finally settled on a chicken skillet recipe but I ended up leaving work so late that I didn’t have the energy to go grocery shopping, much less cook. Sometimes I’ll resort to Instacart and have my groceries delivered, but now with the blog I like to pick out the items in person. Tuesday while browsing Instagram, I came across a friend’s lunch plate and knew that that was what I wanted to make. Continue reading
I came across Skinnytaste’s Cuban Picadillo when looking for easy recipes that I wouldn’t mind eating multiple times during the week. Last week’s Skinny Chicken Enchiladas were delicious and I most definitely did not get tired of eating them throughout the week. I was very pleasantly surprised with how great they tasted and I can’t wait to make them again. Hopefully this will be the case with today’s recipe! Continue reading
One of the things I have been trying to do for some time is meal prepping for the week. I am constantly searching for recipes that are lower in calories, tasty and can be easily packed for lunch. I also don’t mind eating the same meal multiple times, so this works for me.
A favorite site of mine is Skinnytaste. Gina, the site’s author, creates recipes that are healthy and low-fat but don’t sacrifice flavor. I visit her site at least once a week. Her readers are also active commentators, which is something I definitely appreciate and look for when viewing any recipe online. I love reading people’s reviews, comments and questions. Chances are, there’s someone out there who has the same question and/or comment as you, and it’s nice to see how their issues were resolved. Granted, the comments should be taken with a grain of salt, as we all have different tastes, but overall I find them helpful and use them as a guideline. Continue reading
The third easy dish I made for my dinner with friends was Nigella Lawson’s Thai Crumbled Beef in Lettuce Wraps. I first came across this dish when I bought Nigella’s Forever Summer cookbook in 2003. I have made many wonderful dishes from that cookbook, and this one remains one of my favorites.
Continuing on to the next dish that I served for my friends at my easy dinner party, the Beef-Scallion Skewers. As I mentioned in the original Tuna Tartare Chips post, while browsing InStyle magazine back in 2006, I came across a party guide section that included wonderful and easy recipes that I have made multiple times and are always a hit. The Beef-Scallion Skewers are part of those recipes and like the tuna tatare chips, they are also very easy to make and super flavorful.
On the menu:
- Tuna Tartare Chips
- Beef-Scallion Skewers
- Thai Crumbled Beef in Lettuce Wraps
- Jasmine Rice (A Taste of Thai Jasmine Rice, from the box)
- Sorbet from The Frieze with ginger pecans on the side (recipe to come)