ASIAN BAKED CHICKEN

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I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately but since the kids took their summer break, I am literally going crazy; I lost count of days, probably even months. So I believe it is time to take my annual vacation, pack everything, take the kids & just get out of the city. Unfortunately, I will take time off the blog too for about 1 month as I won’t have access to my laptop. Continue reading “ASIAN BAKED CHICKEN”

TOMATO PUREE FOR COOKING

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One of the essentials of everyday cooking is tomato juice/puree. I am one of the people who never used fresh tomato juice because it tastes bland, too acidic & not sweet. I always used canned tomato juice! If you have ever cooked with canned tomato juice, you will know the huge difference I am talking about.

Canned tomato juice has a rich sweet flavorful tomato taste versus the fresh one. The only thing which made fresh tomato juice acceptable for me was adding a decent amount of tomato paste & unfortunately, the taste became too artificial for me.

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PIZZA DOUGH

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I never thought the day would come when I would share a pizza dough recipe! First, I hate working with yeast & second I always believed that pizza should never be made at home! But things change & so do I.

I have been working on this recipe for months; trying almost 70% of all the dough recipes I came across online & all the recipes I was given by my mother’s friends! So the below recipe is mainly bits & pieces from every recipe I tried.

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CHICKEN WITH ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE

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I think by now you can tell I am a BIG fan of roasted peppers; I always have a jar of roasted pepper at hand as I add them to dips, sandwiches, salads, pasta & now chicken!

This dish is very flavorful, easy to prepare & only requires ONE pot. If you have your peppers roasted in advance, this recipe won’t take more than 30 minutes to prepare. Continue reading “CHICKEN WITH ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE”

MODERN NEGRESCO WITH VEGGIES

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As much as I love creating new recipes from scratch, I also adore re-visiting classical dishes & playing around with the ingredients to give them a new vibe.

I was never a big fan of Negresco honestly, especially the taste of boiled chicken, which in my point of view, overpowered everything else. But I liked the concept of adding chicken to oven baked pasta so I decided to give traditional Negresco a new twist.  Continue reading “MODERN NEGRESCO WITH VEGGIES”