Weeknight Fancy Italian Chicken Fettucine
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food

Weeknight Fancy Italian Chicken Fettucine

Last night, I pooled the inspiration I’ve been absorbing via osmosis on many foodie adventures in Chicago and stacked my culinary hopes on a pound of chicken breast. Without a kitchen assistant (aka a sous chef) it took 35 minutes to prepare and get a Weeknight Fancy Italian Chicken Fettucine on the plate using only ingredients I … Continue reading

La Chocodilla
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes

La Chocodilla

Chocolate betwixt slices of soft bread – sound delicious and familiar? Chocolate crepe, anyone? Everyone has those quick snacks that they fix at home to fill a craving. These Chocodillas – a quesadilla made with melted cocoa almond butter – is an extremely easy snack with just enough yum that won’t fill you up before a meal. Plus – chocolate. Need I say more? Continue reading

Middle Eastern “Tacos”
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Middle Eastern “Tacos”

Flavor alchemy is one of my favorite parts of being in the kitchen. This recipe has been waiting in the wings, and we had it tonight – it was terrific. Juicy, savory, with a hint of sweetness and tartness. Take a journey to a different place with these family-friendly Middle Eastern “tacos” that are truly delicious. Continue reading

Quick Cheesy Spinach Rolls 
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Quick Cheesy Spinach Rolls 

I’m hopping on here to share with you a quick, satisfying recipe for your next gathering – perhaps #gameday for the Superbowl? Plus, they have spinach – so they have a bit of veggies :). The Patriot’s win of the AFC Championship yesterday (plus Martellus Bennett’s happy dance) are leaving New Englanders in good spirits … Continue reading

Winter Chutney – Spiced Perfection to Jazz up your meal {a recipe}
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Winter Chutney – Spiced Perfection to Jazz up your meal {a recipe}

We had a small warm winter welcome to finish off 2016, and the centerpiece of our meal was a lovely, nitrate and nitrite-free holiday ham, courtesy of Whole Foods. B had the idea of serving it in a new and different way – with a chutney – and I put my pen to paper and brainstormed flavors that make up this delightful Winter Chutney, filled with winter fruits and spices. Here’s how to make this fragrant and delicious accompaniment (you can add it to ham, turkey, oatmeal, or even vanilla ice cream!) Continue reading