Archive | March, 2012

My Greek Inspired Chicken Dinner.

19 Mar

Tonight’s dinner was my version of a Greek inspired dish. It was simple and full of flavor. I simply took 2 chicken breast and sliced them so that they were about 1/4 inch thick. Then I lightly seasoned the chicken. You can use your favorite seasonings. I used a combination of black pepper, paprika and sea salt. I also added a little of the Wegmans Basting Oil. I actually used this basting oil for almost all of my dishes.

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I then sautéed it in extra virgin olive oil. I cooked the chicken for 5 minutes each side until it was golden.

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I then wrapped it aluminum foil and put it in a 400 degree oven and let it cook for another 10 minutes. While the chicken was cooking in the oven, I threw in the naan bread. Note, I literally threw it in the oven directly on the racks and let it stay for 3-5 minutes until it was golden brown.

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The chicken and naan were cut and placed on a platter that included cucumbers, brushetta, feta cheese, pesto and grapes. I also served a side of Kashi 7 Whole Grain Pilaf. The combination was a flavorful and enticing to the tastebuds.

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Kashi 7 Whole Grain Pilaf: A Whole New Way To Enjoy Whole Grains

19 Mar

Today I had a pleasant culinary surprise. I tried this Kashi 7 Whole Grain Pilaf and it was delicious. I was nervous about it being dry and rock hard. However, it was quite tasty. Now, I did boil it in chicken broth and I also added a teaspoon of the Wegman’s garlic parmesan cheese finishing butter. So, I definitely think doing those things added flavor. I also cooked it for 30 minutes instead of the recommended 25. It ended up being a tasty side dish and a nice healthy alternative to white rice and pasta.

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A Culinary Tribute To Biggie…

15 Mar

It was all a dream, I use to read Cooking Light magazine… Rachel Ray & Nigella on the FoodTV screen. Hanging at Williams & Sonoma in the mall, getting my recipes and hanging them on the wall.

Way back then I had the George Forman from the infomercial, but never got the chopper from that one commercial.

Now I bake fish till the bubbles pop, pick my veggies from the best crop… And if you don’t know, now you know…Foodies, uh.

You know very well who you are, don’t let them hold you down, reach for the stars, you had a goal, but not that many… Cause you’re the only one I’ll cook halibut and penne…Juicy!