Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Chicken Wings

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Can never say no to these. In fact, I wouldn’t mind having this dish on repeat. They are finger licking good! And it’s because of this delicious home made BBQ sauce. I never use store bought BBQ sauce, as it may have a lot more sugar than the one you will cook at home. You do need the sugar for these wings to caramelize but not too much of it. As they roast, they will darken and become sticky and delicious and highly addictive. Continue reading

Moroccan Chicken and Rice pot

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This is the best dish I cooked all week. Not only because it’s really tasty, aromatic and delicious but also because of it’s simplicity to prepare. It’s one of those one-pot dishes that take 20 minutes to prep and then the oven does the work. But when you present it at the table everyone thinks you were really sweating it in the kitchen. And it’s healthy. You don’t have to pre-fry the chicken before roasting. As I said the oven does the work. What more can you wish for. Continue reading

Quick, Easy and Delicious Chicken Curry

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This is one of those “curry days”. It’s cold and windy outside, the kind of weather you crave a plate of spicy, creamy curry. I saw this lovely Indian chef on Food Network once, Nisha Katona, who created a wonderful curry, in what seemed like 5 minutes. She had everything gathered near the stove of course. But it really was an easy curry and it looked delicious served in lettuce leaves so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

Chicken, Pasta Salad with Yogurt and Feta dressing

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Also known as left-over-chicken salad. Having said that, I find myself deliberately keeping some roasted chicken aside in order to make this salad the next day. It’s so irresistible. The dressing is tangy and fresh, and really takes this dish to another level. I use «Mitsides» shrimp shaped pasta as I think their thin grooves and twisted shape absorb the dressing best. You can also use small penne or small shells. Don’t even think of not using the paprika and chilli flakes. Heat and feta is a match made in heaven. Continue reading

Spicy Calamari Pasta with Rocket Leaves and Crunchy, Herb Topping

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I never associated calamari with pasta sauces and I’m glad I finally did. This is a lovely pasta dish, perfect as a summer night’s dinner or light lunch. The calamari is first cooked in a slightly spicy tomato sauce, then you throw in the pasta and let it simmer for a couple of minutes to absorb all the flavors. “Mitsides” shrimp shaped pasta is perfect for this. The rocket leaves mixed at the end give freshness and a great flavor. The topping is great! Breadcrumbs toasted in olive oil with fresh herbs like basil, mint and parsley. Will be making this many many times this summer, for sure. Continue reading