Easy Curry Chicken Thighs

Here’s the background to the creation of this dish. I asked my wonderful husband to take out two chicken breasts in the morning because I had forgotten to when I went to work. He smartly took out three because they looked small and they were defrosted by the time I got home. Awesome. The only problem was that they were bone-in skin-on chicken thighs and they were really small. So I took out three more, defrosted them quickly and got to pan searing them before baking in a delicious curry and coconut milk bath. They turned out most excellently and would be great served over steamed veggies and rice. This recipe takes just 15 minutes to whip up and spends about 40 minutes in the oven, so you have lots of time to do other things, like enjoy a glass of wine.

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Egg Drop Soup with Ginger Chicken

Another easy-peasy and delicious soup recipe that I happily whip up on lazy feeling nights. Gen loves it, so it is definitely going to be a consistant sight at our dinner table. Unlike most recipes for egg drop soup, I add pieces of gingered chicken, as I felt the soup needed a little oomph. The ginger adds a little zing and the chicken bumps this up from a starter to a meal. Also, sorry for the terrible pictures, I make this soup when I am very hungry and in a hurry, so pictures were low on my priority list, but the soup is high!

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Ahhhhhh no post yesterday! I was Smitten Kitchening!

I will be posting yesterday’s post tonight, which seems silly but I was at the Smitten Kitchen book event last night as I now intern for her Canadian publisher! I was a madhouse. Far more people showed up than Chapters expected, so the space was not nearly sufficient. She was wonderful, answered the audience questions with humor and the brightness her readers have come to expect. She happily signed away and had a nice moment with each attendee. Deb Perelman, no surprise here, left everyone smitten.

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Cookie Swap!

Well, I am just gosh-darn excited to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. Cookie swaps are one of my favourite thing, and I’ve successfully held a cookie swap for the last few years, in Vancouver and in Calgary. Getting to swap goodies with other food bloggers, well that is just darn exciting! I will be sure to take lots of pictures and post up the fabulous cookies once I bake them and I will be sure to show-off the deliciousness that I receive! Huzzah, tis the season!

Scotch Eggs…kinda

You know when you want to make something for a long time but you don’t have all the ingredients and then your husband just happens to bring home almost the ingredients you need and you make it from what you’ve got? Well, that is the story of these Scotch Eggs. I call them …kinda Scotch Eggs because they are not breaded nor deep fried. Still, these are delicious and could easily be the centre piece of a meal. They are the size of a baseball… though this could be because I had a heck of a time rolling the meat around my soft boiled eggs (important, so as not to have a rock-hard yolk after baking), breaking the first yolk ruined meat-rolling my confidence (the rest were perfect though). And feel free to use actual sausage meat, though I really enjoyed adding the spices myself.

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Kale & Sausage Soup

Well, this is not as gorgeous as my 100th post, my soups never are particularly attractive, but gosh darn it is delicious. I love kale and I love sausage and I was just hurting to have them together. This soup is super easy and comes together quickly (about 20 mins), quickly enough to make it after a long day at work. Topped with a couple slices of mozzarella, this is comfort at its best. Again though, sorry for the terrible pictures, I was hungry so I ate and snapped a couple of quick pics.

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Chocolate Chai Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting — 100th post! HUZZAH! HURRAY!

Well, time flies and so do posts! I can’t believe this is my hundredth post, and squashing 100 posts into a year filled with grad school, internships, and family devastation has been a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve loved almost every post, and am looking forward to 100 more! I was going to do a giveaway for this occasion but have to amass things to give away first, though I have some book-like ideas, but also I have NO activity in the comments, for all the lovely readers I have. Hmm. I must need to be more provocative in my posts, thought provoking rather. Still figuring out the engagement bit of all of this.

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