Tamari chicken tray bake

Chicken and veggie tray bake

 

I usually prepare some sort of chicken and veggie tray bake once a week at home. I find it easy with minimal effort required, and the reward of a tasty, nourishing dinner at the end. Today’s chicken and veg recipe is a fantastic week night supper option. The chicken is cooked in a tamari and honey marinade and served with roasted vegetables, simple and scrumptious.

 

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Spiced chicken salad bowl

Chicken salad recipe with cumin

 

I like to think that over the years I have gotten into some really good eating habits. Like breakfast – I always try to start the day off right with something wholesome and filling. Likewise in the evening I look forward to making a healthy home cooked meal to enjoy after the long day. But when it comes to lunch, well, that is when the wheels fall off. In between the afternoon school run, extra murals and the never ending daily to do list my lunch often takes a back seat. Last year I got into a bad habit of snacking on the go during the day, but of course the snacks never filled me up and I was always tempted to reach for something sugary in the late afternoon when I was feeling low on energy. Not ideal. This is where salad bowls, like the recipe I am sharing today, have been a lifesaver!

 

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Chicken in white wine sauce

Quick chicken fillets in white wine sauce.

 

Life has suddenly gone from zero to hectic now that we are well into January and getting back into our regular routine at home. And that means that when it comes to dinner time I find myself reaching for my collection of quick recipes for speedy, delicious suppers. Like today’s easy chicken recipe which I am sure you will love!

 

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Spicy chicken burritos

Home made chicken burritos.


A few years ago I watched a movie called “Chef”. It was about a, you guessed it, chef who quits his restaurant job and embarks on a journey across the U.S. in a food truck that he has fixed up, selling his food at various stops along the way. Since then it seems as though the food truck trend is continuing to explode, and it got me thinking about what it is that we find so appealing about them. Is it being able to watch your meal being created in front of you – or simply having a friendly chat with the person preparing it? With so many unique food offerings there is bound to be something for everyone, and what a pleasure to be able to try something new and support a small business at the same time. Bring it on I say!

 

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Peppadew® hot wings with blue cheese dip

Seeing as we are in Heritage month with National Heritage Day, also popularly known as Braai Day, coming up on Thursday, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe that can be whipped up on the old barbie! These hot wings are perfect for spring and summer entertaining – enjoy them around the braai with friends, serve them up at your next party or munch on them while you cheer on the Springboks (she said optimistically)!

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Chicken and sausage cassoulet: The I Made It Challenge

This month I decided to participate in my first “I Made It” challenge which happens monthly over at Lavender and Lime. I think it’s a fantastic idea, getting us foodies into the kitchen and challenging ourselves with dishes we may never have attempted or mastered before. No prizes, the main goal is to have fun! Each month a new dish is chosen, and September’s challenge was hosted by Joanne over at The Food Crew. When I heard that Jo had chosen cassoulet as the dish of the month I was very keen to participate because I LOVE French food.

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Chicken tikka with fragrant rice

When it comes to cooking and baking I am definitely more of a “make it from scratch” kind of cook. There are of course some exceptions to the rule, prime example – puff pastry. I always use the ready made frozen variety and have not made it from scratch in about ten years! I recall making it as a student and it taking hours, and I rarely have spare time for that. The shop bought version is just fine for me! The other exception is curry pastes. There are some fantastic brands on the market that allow me to whip up delicious and satisfying curries in no time at all.

 

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Honey, soy and lime chicken with noodles

It has been a few weeks since the last “dinner in a flash” recipe post, and I hope you will agree that this one is a goody! This last week has been a whirlwind of appointments, errands and social get-togethers… nothing out of the ordinary now that I think about it! I’m sure most of you can relate to that feeling of being run off your feet, so, flag this recipe because it is perfect for those evenings when, after a crazy day, you want to enjoy a good home cooked meal but with minimal effort. And by minimal I mean you can have this dish on the table in less than twenty minutes – winning!

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