Recipe: Hainanese Roasted Chicken

I make roasted chicken every now and then but I never posted a recipe for it because there’s not much to it. This is the first roasted chicken I feel compelled to share because it’s extra delicious and has just enough steps for me to feel like it might be a recipe more than just a technique.

Hainanese Roasted Chicken

Recipe: Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

This is a no-churn, no-ice cream maker ice cream but I learned a few tips I need to pass on to you. You have to have really whip the cream in order to get the height and fluffiness from the ice cream. You need to make sure your cream is at least 30% fat or it won’t whip at all. Do not add salt, it will just make it taste salty. Following these rules you too can make ice cream with nearly no effort that tastes really delicious.

Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

Recipe: Chili Fries

Take french fries (or really, in this case roasted potatoes) to the next level by adding chili on top of it. This comes together surprisingly quickly and can be topped with anything from cheese to jalapenos and ranch if that’s what floats your boat.

Chili Fries

Recipe: Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Turkey Breast

Okay, so this is not your everyday meal but it also isn’t all that difficult providing that you aren’t completely hopeless at pounding out turkey breast and tying things up with string. While it does have a few minutes of hands on work, after that the meal goes in the oven for a majority of its cook time so you don’t have to babysit it while making your sides which is great. This is a really delicious and impressive meal though and perfect for making any occasion feel like a holiday.

Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Turkey Breast

Recipe: Ratatouille Risotto

This is one of those “best of both worlds” type recipes. Combining all my favorite things about ratatouille and risotto until they meld into one extra delicious food is a feat. This is a bit busy as a recipe but the end result is well worth the effort and it certainly makes sure you’ll get your daily dose of vegetables in one sitting.

Ratatouille Risotto

Recipe: Harira

I ran across this Moroccan soup a few months ago and figured I’d eventually get around to it and now it’s easily one of my favorites. With a hearty tomato and spice base it contains what seems like an overwhelming amount of things (chickpeas, lentils, and a small amount of meat as well) but that gives it a great base but makes it hearty enough for a full meal.

Harira

Recipe: Stout Braised Chicken Thighs

This is a pretty interesting stew. Using Guinness (or other stout) gives it a deep, nutty richness. The stew come together with very little effort but I still think I prefer chicken when its stewed in other things. The sauce on this one is also very thin so if you’re looking for a stew with a thick gravy I’d suggest you keep looking but if you like a thin, almost broth like stew this is great. Good for serving in bowls with nice, thick bread.

Stout Braised Chicken Thighs

Recipe: Loaded Chickpea Salad

This no-cook salad is really perfect for hot summer months or lazy days when you feel like you need to get more protein and vegetables in your life but you don’t want to put in much effort. It’s basically a one step recipe (two steps if you count chopping everything up as a step) so I hesitated on posting it but it’s just such a good mix of food I figured it was worth it.

Loaded Chickpea Salad