Posts Tagged‘Chicken’

Quince Tajine

Chicken and Walnut Tajine with Quince Paste

MarocBaba and I always come to a head when I start “playing” with a tajine.  To him there’s no messing with an original.  When I started to put this tajine together he thought it was another attempt on my part to make something new. But, I first saw this tajine in Paula Wolfert’s Food of Morocco.  The original calls for cut up quinces. I’ve never seen a quince in our markets and am sure they simply are not in demand here.  I did however have some quince paste from another recipe I had made.  The quince paste really worked beautifully.…

bstila soup

Chicken B’stila Soup

The first time I went to Morocco, our tour somehow left off the best Moroccan foods.  We ate the same chicken and olive tajine day after day after day.  When we left Morocco I didn’t think much of the food at all. To this day my dad refuses to eat Moroccan food. When I went back and stayed with my husband’s family my outlook changed completely.  I was showered with the REAL food of Morocco. The flavors were amazing, the dishes complex and delicious.  I had no idea it could be so good. To this day, there remains one dish…

Chicken Tenders with Date Ketchup

Date Ketchup and Chicken Bites

“You’re making what?” was the question I was asked by MarocBaba and American Grandma after I told them I was making ketchup. MarocBaba added quizically “why would you want to do that? – there’s a bottle in the fridge.” Truthfully I wanted to see if I could do it. Ketchup goes quick in our house. K is a ketchup addict, he eats it on everything. The kid eats ketchup sandwiches (ketchup + bread = sandwich). Lots of conventional ketchups are loaded with artificial ingredients and a lot of sugar. I really wanted to make a good, natural ketchup to pair…

Jewish Moroccan Tagine with Preserved Lemons

{Guest Post} Chicken with Preserved Lemons from Mother Would Know

I’m in New York City and Washington DC with my family for the next few weeks and knew that my time would be limited.  You may have noticed I’m not posting as often, I apologize.  I’m working in a small kitchen without all the ingredients and tools I normally have.  It’s improvisation at it’s best!  In anticipation for this I asked my friend Laura of Mother Would Know if she would like to guest post.  I’ll be sharing with her readers in a few months.  I hope you enjoy this post!  My cousin Seth gives me the best presents. Whether…

Ginger Lime Grilled Chicken

Ginger Lime Grilled Chicken and Peanut Salad

The heat index is supposed to be around 105F today.  I will not be turning on the oven for even a second!  When we first looked for a house to rent, central air conditioning was not something I worried about.  I was more worried about finding a home that had a low cost heating source. I failed on both accounts.  Our heat is EXPENSIVE and having only a single window air conditioner upstairs makes for long, warm summers.  Not only do I not want to cook when it’s this warm, I don’t really care to be home! One of my…

Gluten-Free Halal Biscuits and Gravy

Gluten-Free Biscuits and Chicken Sausage Gravy

When I was growing up my family would take regular vacations to Florida. We didn’t travel the luxurious way (i.e. airplane) we drove.  From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Florida is a 27 hour drive at least.  Not so much fun when you’re stuck in van hour upon hour.  We would drive the entire first day and night and by morning be somewhere in Tennessee or Georgia. My grandma would then navigate us to a Bob Evan’s, Waffle House or Shoney’s.  This meant the opportunity to gorge ourselves on either an overloaded southern style buffet or eat pecan waffles…

Lemongrass Basil

Lemongrass Basil Chicken Pasta

I grew up eating pasta of every shape and size.  From the time I could stand on a chair and see over the kitchen counter my grandma had me by her side rolling pasta and gnocchi. Meals of fresh noodles coated in butter and asiago cheese were common. Chicken noodle soup was chock full of rolled linguine noodles. Leftover mashed potatoes were combined with flour and eggs to make gnocchi, delicious potato dumplings topped with my grandma’s tomato sauce.  There was always rows of canned tomato sauce from the previous summer lining the basement wall waiting to meet hot noodles.…

Grilled Indian Chicken

Grilled Yogurt Chicken

Last week when I was playing with my Bombay Potato idea I knew it needed some type of protein to add to the meal.  Thankfully the spurt of cold weather following our March heatwave has gone and it was warm enough to grill outside (again). I thought of a recipe similar to tandoori chicken which I really enjoy.  This grilled yogurt chicken recipe was born. Ingredients 1 lb of chicken – your choice of cuts 1c Greek Yogurt 1/4c olive oil juice of 1/2 lemon 2 tsp fresh chopped parsley 1/2 minced onion 2 tbsp crushed garlic 1 tsp salt…