Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Basil Ricotta Sauce

This meal was light and healthy and a really nice change of pace from all the heavy Thanksgiving food and leftovers. It is a simple meal, but the smoked paprika and garlic on the salmon combined with the tart herby flavor of the ricotta sauce make it anything but boring. I used frozen salmon thatContinue reading “Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Basil Ricotta Sauce”

Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter

This crock pot apple butter is the easiest thing ever. You just throw some cut up apples and sugar and spices into the crock pot and let it cook down all day, filling your house with an amazing smell. My daughter came home from school and asked me why the house smelled so good. 🙂Continue reading “Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter”

Parmesan Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Couscous

My husband was just eating the leftovers from this dinner for lunch, and it smelled SO good and I’m going to have to go eat some now. I really loved each part of this meal, and they went so well together. This chicken is super easy to make, but really flavorful due to the coatingContinue reading “Parmesan Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Couscous”

Indian Spiced Chicken with Coconut Rice and Tamarind Sauce

I was out of town last week visiting my mom, but I am home now and back to cooking. After traveling I wanted to eat something healthy but flavorful, and this dish was perfect. The bone in chicken breasts are marinated in a yogurt spice marinade, then baked in the oven along with peppers, zucchiniContinue reading “Indian Spiced Chicken with Coconut Rice and Tamarind Sauce”

Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos with Avocado Dip

All I can say about these crispy baked chicken tacos with avocado dipping sauce is…. YUUUUUMMMM. The chicken inside these has a ton of flavor and combined with red onion and Oaxaca cheese, it makes a perfect filling for crispy tacos. The chicken here is marinated in a mixture similar to carnitas marinade with aContinue reading “Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos with Avocado Dip”

Paprika Chicken with Olive Walnut Vinaigrette

These oven baked chicken seasoned chicken thighs are flavorful on their own, but topped with this unique vinaigrette they make a fantastic dinner. I served them with roasted potatoes and sautéed kale and we kind of ate the vinaigrette with all of it. The thighs are seasoned with smoked paprika, onion, garlic, coriander, thyme, lemon,Continue reading “Paprika Chicken with Olive Walnut Vinaigrette”

Peruvian Chicken Salad with Aji Verde

Do you guys have Alpaca where you live? They have the best Peruvian chicken and we love eating there. I also love making any variant of the dish at home. The Aji Verde (green sauce) is really the star, but the chicken is amazing too. This recipe turns the dish into a salad with theContinue reading “Peruvian Chicken Salad with Aji Verde”

Bang Bang Salmon

Bang bang sauce is a simple, creamy sauce made by combining mayo, sweet Thai chili sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar and sriracha. It is really addicting. This recipe is SUPER easy because you use the sauce both as a glaze for the salmon, and as a sauce when you eat the dish. This meal tookContinue reading “Bang Bang Salmon”

Double Lemon Chicken

This recipe comes from Ottolenghi’s Test Kitchen and it is a take on Chinese takeout lemon chicken, but lightened up and with a much deeper flavored sauce, achieved using preserved lemon paste. I had bought a jar of the above preserved lemon paste to make these Preserved Lemon Chicken Skewers and I had a quiteContinue reading “Double Lemon Chicken”