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Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Chicken Salisbury

Chicken Salisbury

Decade ago when i came here,my knowledge of meat cuts ,names and  products  were non – existent .Back home,we ate chicken and fish mostly,mutton occasionally.Indians(Hindus) abstain from eating red meat such as beef and pork and being raised in the family it shaped my taste buds strongly. When i came here,it seemed like i was bombarded with meat vocabulary.’Deli’ was a new word for me and eating ‘cold meat’ was inconceivable.To this day,i am not a fan of deli meat and cold sandwiches.I would eat that for the lack of better option.Though now,that i am a Christian,i still don’t prefer red meats in any form.I have been asked about it many times and answer is simply,my taste buds doesn’t agree with it and i have no desire to pursue that.There are so many food choices.Let me tell you what happened. Back then,one day in the cafeteria,I ordered chicken Fried steak.I knew the word ‘chicken’ but ‘steak’ had not entered my vocabulary that time and i didn’t think much of it.On the...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in missions, NonVeg | 0 comments

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash

So today was busy day,school,bible study and errands..not much in a mood  to cook.So i thought,i am going to make ‘yet another’ chicken dish,let me see how the world is cooking the chicken today? As a result,i made a stop at Hungary to get a taste of chicken Paprikash.My decision was totally based on utter simplicity of the dish.It was super super hit dish.Both of my kids had couple of serving of it.I was serving it with pasta,so that helps the cause too.All in all,we loved it and i think you will too :-)Give it a try on the night,you are tired or you are simply looking for something easy.Hardest part for me was the chopping of onion.Teary eyed. There is not much variation in the recipe around.I had to adapt just a little with what i had in hand.This is the recipe,i based it on. Since Paprika is a star of the show,so i would advise to use Sweet Hungarian Paprika.Keep in mind that,paprika looses its taste as...

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Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Chicken Potato Stew

Chicken Potato Stew

American English amuses me for its simplicity.I have acquired many and it still amuses me.For example,”Fall”.I didn’t know there is a season call “Fall” until i came here then  i understood what i knew as ‘Autumn’ is :fall: here.Why?because leaves change color and “fall” during this time of year.Quite simple,isn’t it?It has ALWAYS been one of my favorite season (even from the days,we didn’t understood each other.)I LOVE it even though,those who have lived in north,will laugh at me.Its relative,i think. Now let me tell you what i don’t love about fall.Sniffles and Sickness.It persists throughout the season.Some of us here in our loving home are going through that.So yesterday,to give comfort to our scratchy throat,i stewed some chicken with potatoes and it was WELL LIKED ,was asked for additional serving and was insisted to pack in the lunch by our little sweets.I was flabbergasted by this phenomena.It is a BIG deal.Let me tell you why? Our 3 and 5 year olds do not associate food which you can “slurp” with meal.For them,if...

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Shrimp and Broccoli

Shrimp and Broccoli

By this time,you must have gotten an idea that we are big on shrimp in our house,next only to chicken.So to break the chicken rut,i wanted to try something different.Since our meat choices are very limited(really 1-may be 2),i decided on shrimp.Quick cook.I noticed broccoli when i was taking the shrimp out. My husband loves shrimp with Broccoli from one of our favourite Chinese restaurant. I think of Broccoli as green cousin of cauliflower.Certainly it took getting used to in my part,we didn’t had them growing up.So i am still partial towards cauliflower. Broccoli,they  serve in restaurant is crunchy,not mushy,which my husband and I don’t mind.But for home,i cooked it little more.Our 3 year old boy is big on Broccoli. Soy sauce is salty,so taste before you add more salt. I do not throw  the Broccoli stem.It has lots of good stuff.I snip the bottom 2 inches,which are hard and use the rest.I added that in fried rice. I served this dish with Fried rice,which is best prepared with day old rice.Since i...

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Shrimp Veracruzana

Shrimp Veracruzana

On our most recent trip to the beach,do you know what i most looked forward to? No,its not sand castles ,beach,waves and body surfing unfortunately,though all of them were certainly lots of fun.I most looked forward to delicious seafood dinner every night with family.And did we eat our heartsful or what.. There is famous joint called ‘Cap n Roy’ which was highly recommended by  friends.We had never eaten  there before,so it was time for us to check that place out.And so we did one of the night.Not sure what is the specialty of that place, i am guessing fish tacos because i noticed lot of people ordering it that time.But i wanted to try something spicy and something with rice.Can’t keep my  Indian saturated palate away from rice for long. I noticed a dish called “Shrimp Veracruzana“.I knew it is a spicy dish of onion,jalapeno and tomato named after a place called ‘Veracruz’,where it is originated i guess.I had it last time at  our vacation in California couple of years ago,in the place called ‘Santa Barbara’.I remembered the...

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Caccitore(CatchY-Tori) means ‘hunter’ in Italian.It is rustic hunter style braised chicken stew.This also happens to be my 3 year old boy’s favorite way to eat chicken.He doesn’t really care for pasta or rice or bread with it.So taking clue from  that i had prepared at big scale for couple of my friends  family with kids over the dinner. It got good review,so i decided to solidify the recipe and we were ready for the remake this past week. I served it with purple beetroot rice.We love rice in our family,white rice precisely but i also feel guilty eating  and serving ‘white’ rice to my family frequently.So almost always i add veggies to it, to make up for that.This time i decided to give the white rice colorful beetroot  makeover.I love the deep magenta hue it gives to the rice,not to mention beets are so very good for you.Did you see how you can use guilt in healthy way? Onion,Bell pepper and mushroom are key Cacciatore vegetables. Red wine or white wine...

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