Lady Marmalade Chicken Salad

Lady Marmalade Chicken Salad

I saw this recipe in the Food Network Magazine and had immediately wanted to try it; the idea of roasting a chicken in an orange marmalade sounded delicious!  The chicken is then tossed into a salad of green apples, red grapes, shallots, Greek yogurt, cashews, and a bit of curry and cumin seasoning.  This combination … Continue reading

Wonton Baskets

Lady Marmalade Chicken Salad in a Wonton Basket

For an upcoming rooftop party Natalya and I were hosting, I was trying to figure out some good hors d’œuvre ideas that would be easy to eat.  Finger foods would be ideal. I was thinking along the lines of little quiche cups, but I wanted something a little bit lighter and refreshing for the summer.  … Continue reading

Thai Barbeque Chicken

Thai Barbeque Chicken

As an accompaniment to our Papaya Salad, we decided to round out our traditional Thai dinner with a Thai-style marinated barbeque chicken.  We served this with store bought Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, although you can try making your own with this recipe.  The only thing missing was some steamed sticky rice, but think that shall … Continue reading

Curry Vinaigrette

arugula salad with roasted beets, goat cheese, candied walnuts

Natalya and I typically dress our salads with just balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, but we started experimenting with making our own dressings such as Lemon Vinaigrette.  Here is a great vinaigrette recipe from Kei Kurobe infused with curry and and mixed with golden raisins.  I originally made this to served atop my … Continue reading

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon, Roasted Asparagus, Pureé of Garlic Potatoes

This documents the second recipe attempt from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home cookbook.  I love cooking chicken as it is so versatile and simple to prepare.  This recipe was extremely easy to follow and the succulent results earned it a spot in my top quick and easy chicken recipes, along with my favorite Baked … Continue reading

Roasted Beets with a Curry Vinaigrette

roasted baby beets with a curry vinaigrette

` I absolutely love beets — it is such a refreshingly sweet vegetable.  I love to eat them with salads or in borscht like Holodnik (Russian cold soup).   Typically, you can cook the beets by simply boiling them in water until tender.  My chef friend Kei, who works at a very fancy Michelin-starred restaurant … Continue reading

Thai Green Chicken Curry

thai green chicken curry with eggplant

Thai curry is an incredibly simple dish to make, assuming you use pre-made curry paste from the store rather than making your own.  Even making your own curry paste is not so difficult, but the multitude of hard-to-find herbs and spices you need to grind up for just a teensy portion was enough inclination for … Continue reading

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