Articles tagged with: Chicken
So I’ve been experimenting with black garlic and I spent some time in the kitchen trying to figure out what paired with it. Well, I have a dish that combines an unlikely marriage between black garlic and turmeric.
1 clove of black garlic – chopped
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander seed
2 teaspoons of olive oil
2 servings of spaghetti
5 ounces of chicken breast, cubed (marinate overnight with extra virgin olive oil and salt for more tenderness)
Cook the pasta and keep 1/2 cup of the pasta water for …
Before you read this post, go ahead and list out what you think are the top ten most common ingredients in fast food. Here’s my list, in no particular order. Beef, chicken, bread, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mayo, and salt.
Based on the list from HowStuffWorks.com, only 2 of the items I listed matched those listed on the website. The findings might surprise you.
10. Citric Acid – used as a preservative
9. High-fructose Corn Syrup – a cheap sweetener
8. Caramel Color – a color additive
7. Salt – makes the food tasty
I wonder if chicken sausage is any healthier than pork sausage? Somehow I doubt it. But it does sound healthier, and that’s good enough for me. I picked up a package of Brat Hans Chicken Sausage: Spicy Andouille flavor, a couple of days ago at where else, Whole Foods. I don’t usually eat sausage because it is loaded with preservatives, nitrates, and a heaping dose of sodium. However, this brand of sausage doesn’t contain nitrates and monosodium glutamate. It also follows the trend of listing “no antibiotics” on the packaging.
I bring my lunch to work every day, and it’s nothing fancy, just the usual fanfare of sautéed diced chicken breast, brown rice, and a side of broccoli. Since I only have enough time to make breakfast in the morning, lunch is prepared the night before.
The problem that I face has plagued me for many years. After a good three-minute bath in the microwave, the rice still remains soft and the broccoli stays crunchy, but the chicken is one step away from turning into jerky. I even substituted white meat …
Spam in a can, win. Tuna in a can, win. Soup in a can, win. Hamburger in a can, fail. Whole chicken in a can, epic fail. There are foods that belong in a can, and then once in a while, a product comes along that makes us question, WTF?
Well, let’s start out with the Cheeseburger in a Can.
This product was making the blog waves early last year, and the folks at AVClub.com managed to get their hands on one from Ebay. A few initial reactions before the taste testers …
I came across a great blog, thisiswhyyourefat.com. It’s few on words, but the name of the website and pictures speaks for itself. It’s basically a picture collection of artery-clogging, heart-attack inducing foods. Foods that I have never seen before, such as the French fry encrusted hot dog, the turbaconucken (a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey, all wrapped in bacon), the spaghetti meatball on a stick, Krispy Kreme bacon cheddar cheeseburgers, and many more! It isn’t hard to see why obesity is an epidemic and heart disease is one …
I spray the inside of my kitchen trashcan with Lysol disinfectant spray every time the garbage bag is replaced. As clean as my trashcan is (or so it seems), there are certain foods that can turn my recently sanitized trashcan into a harbinger of noxious odors, and I always end up throwing away a new garbage bag with barely anything in it.
For me, the culprits are disposed apple peels, apple cores, raw chicken parts, and the foam tray the chicken meat is placed in. The disposed apple parts, especially the …
Belly on a Budget, Recipes »
I’ve been asking myself why I didn’t post this recipe up ages ago. I make this dish two to three times a week. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s tasty. The ingredients couldn’t be simpler, yet the flavors on the chicken fuse really well together.
6-8 chicken drumsticks
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of onion powder
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together. Sprinkle an even coat of the mixture all over the drumsticks. You might have some …
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe, so here goes.
I learned this cooking technique from watching Alton Brown on one of his Food Network segments. It’s a great and fast way to cook that yields excellent results. On the downside, the preparation of the dish requires a panini-press or equivalent, and something heavy, say close to fifteen pounds, to keep the panini-press closed tight.
Roasted Garlic Paste
Peel of all the extra skin. Chop of the top of the garlic to expose the cloves. Drizzle a teaspoon of olive …
Belly on a Budget, Thoughts »
After a months of eating unhealthy food and drinking alcohol a few times a week, I decided it was time to eat well again. For the past week, I doubled my daily consumption of vegetables, replaced dark meat with white meat, added fish into my diet again, and reduced my salt intake. Since it only has been a week, I don’t see or feel any change yet. I’m going to stick on this plan for a month and see how it goes. Many of the dishes I have been cooking are …