When I first made this sumptuous chicken dish, it was just for my husband and myself. What was I thinking? I like to spoil him every so often, but I mean come on, this was a lot of work for just the two of us? So I set out to make Chicken Marbella again as the main course for an evening with friends. I can’t tell you how much they all enjoyed it, it was definitely a crowd pleaser.
If you’ve been a regular reader on my blog, Safari of the Mind, you’ll know that Bert and I host an annual curry cook-off. I’ve blogged about the previous ones in the past. What started out as a one time event about 3 years ago, has now become a repeated and anticipated get-together during the winter doldrums. Our friends host a chili cook-off in the late Fall, so that concept perpetuated and the curry cook off idea was born.
In keeping with the heart healthy theme for the month of February, here is another example of what I serve on the dinner table at least once or twice a week. An all vegetarian meal incorporating Indian spices and flavors. We enjoy all types of cuisines from around the world, but I’ll have to say we’re both partial to Indian cuisine. I try to add fish to our weekly menu too. There’s nothing quite like a fresh catch grilled, pan fried or barbecued.
Along with celebrating Valentine’s Day, February is also designated Heart Health month. It’s a great way to love your heart and make positive changes to improve its health. Never forget that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women.
Need a high-speed and nutritious meal for a weeknight supper? Here’s my simple version of a shrimp and veggie stir fry supper. Stir fry dishes are always my go to meal whenever I need something under 30 minutes. You can get as fancy as you want to, or just utilize the ingredients you have in the refrigerator before the expiry date. I had some medium size shrimp and tons of fresh vegetables, so I put the sous chef to work (aka my husband) and in no time we were sitting down to a delicious stir fry over jasmine rice. So here’s how I went about it.
Coq Au Vin. It does sound exotic doesn’t it? The literal French translation is “Cock of the Wine” or more like “Cock cooked in wine”. When I think of coq au vin, Julia’s name pops to mind. Julia Child, was an American author, chef and television personality. She moved to France and enrolled in a cooking school where she developed a penchant for French cuisine. It was her wish to simplify some of the French dishes and bring them across the pond, thus making it less fussy for American cuisines.
A Happy New Year to all the readers out there. May 2017 be filled with lots of yummy dishes in your kitchen. It was a busy holiday season, so unfortunately my blog took a seat on the back burner so to speak. But I’m back again, ready to share some of my own creations and read a lot of yours.