Chicken Tikka Masala.

One of the first things I learned about Bill was that he loves chicken tikka masala. So of course I had to make it – or at least attempt to make it – at some point.

Since we had a BBQ to get to, I set out to find a way to make it the simplest and fastest way possible. Obvious solution: slow cooker! A few chops, spoonfuls, and pieces of chicken later, and we were cookin’. The spices were just ever-so-slightly off, but nothing a little bit of practice won’t fix. I’d also like to try this with chickpeas in the future as a vegetarian option.

Not a fan of working while eating at the dinner table, but with the amount of work he has, I’ll let it pass.

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Brunner?

Couldn’t wait to get home today – I WAS STARVING! A co-worker mentioned a cookout today, thus triggering a ridiculous craving for BBQ. I knew a big slab o’ meat wasn’t in the cards for tonight, but I could make something pretty freakin’ tasty. Result? An amazing and extremely satisfying brunch-worthy sandwich that needs a knife and fork to eat. Plus, it’s ready in 5-10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread (I had La Brea Bakery’s Three Cheese Semolina on hand)
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • spinach
  • mushroom
  • parmesan cheese
  • your fave bbq sauce (I’m on a Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce kick right now)
  • butter

Directions

  • Melt a little butter over med-high heat. Cook egg over-easy. (I love egg yolk.)
  • While egg is cooking, toast bread then butter.
  • Place egg on toasted bread and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Cook bacon until crispy. Place on sandwich.
  • In same pan, sauté mushrooms until just about done, then add spinach and cook until wilted.
  • Place mushrooms and spinach onto sandwich, and top with more parmesan cheese and bbq sauce.
  • Complete sandwich with other piece of toast.
  • EAT!

Taco Taco Taco!

A couple weeks ago, I finally caught the Kogi truck after a visit to Intelligentsia. Finally. Who knew that $2 could get you such a tasty morsel?! Unfortunately, the boyfriend isn’t a fan of Korean food (or Korean-style anything for that matter), so there’s no convincing him on stopping by the truck with me. With him having a steak dinner with his roommates, I finally had the opportunity to replicate these tacos tonight. They were so delicious! Since this was decided on a whim, I might’ve cheated a bit by using Trader Joe’s marinated meat, but they were still yummy. I’ll give it a go in the future with my own marinade.

Korean-style taco

Just a corn tortilla, some marinated galbi, and slaw (cabbage, mirin, sesame oil, gochugang, sesame seeds) – garnished with sriracha, cilantro, and lime! Mmm.. I think I’m going to make another one.