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.

Continue reading

Advertisements

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.