Chana Masala Addiction

I am addicted to chana masala, but not just any chana masala. The tender, spicy chickpeas from one restaurant in particular won my favor. Despite its delicious food, I just can’t bring myself to eat there anymore. First, I found a hair in my chana masala. Blech! Then, I read an article detailing the restaurant’s health code violations. Double blech! I tried the chana masala from one of our other favorite restaurants, but it just did not compare. So, I … Continue reading

Baked Skillet Shrimp and Orzo

I love meals that only dirty one pot, and this recipe is great. The most difficult part of this whole meal is transferring the skillet to and from the oven. The easiest part- eating it, of course. I love baked pastas because they get a little crispy and chewy, but the flavors in this one are particularly delicious. Because everything gets cooked in the same skillet, the orzo really sucks up all of the flavorful juices, even those from the … Continue reading

Miracle Dinner, Chicken Cacciatore

This chicken cacciatore is warm and wonderful and an absolute breeze to prepare. You really can’t go wrong. It’s a one-pot meal that cooks itself and is full of bright colors and healthy veggies. My mom had a pot of this chicken waiting for me the last time I visited home, and it was the perfect welcome. She was kind enough to divulge her recipe so we all can enjoy it. Pre-heat your oven to 400ºF. Empty a can or … Continue reading