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

Cajun Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa

Jen and I were having a few guests over for dinner on a weeknight and needed a delicious, but quick recipe to cook. I found this in my new What to Cook and How to Cook It book, which by the way, is awesome and has amazing food photography. The recipe calls for whole chicken … Continue reading

Chicken Puttanesca

I had some leftover anchovy fillets from making a Honey Mustard Glaze for the Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb and I was trying to figure out what to do with these little fishies.  Last time I had cooked with anchovies, it was for Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, a spicy and salty Southern Italian dish that consists of … Continue reading

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon

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

Chinese Chicken Salad

I subscribe to Wine Spectactor’s free email list that occasionally sends out recipes.  I haven’t had too much luck with these recipes though as they all tend to be French and quite fancy.   Basically, that translates to 10+ ingredients and 10+ steps and I’m too lazy to try most of them.  The ones I have … Continue reading

Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs

As is the case on most workday afternoons, I was perusing the internet to scour for dinner ideas last week. I wanted chicken or fish, on the healthy side, and i would prefer to use some seasonal ingredients. Pomegranate is my seasonal obsession this year. I’ve been adding it to salads, eating it as a … Continue reading

Gourmet Game Day

I am not much of a sports fan… I mean I enjoy playing sports but I am a fairly apathetic spectator.  Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the only sports I did were pretty boring to watch, such as crew or swimming…  However, I am clearly a fan of food, so … Continue reading

Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole

For our “Gourmet Game Day,” my friend Hans made a Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole.  It was quick and easy to prepare, and even shredding chicken was surprisingly simple.  Detailed instructions are below, but essentially all you need to do is boil chicken and then shred!  The dish was extremely flavorful with a perfect amount of … Continue reading

Garlic Soy Chicken Wings

In honor of the BCS Championship (I was rooting for Oregon, if anyone cares), I decided to make some chicken wings to accompany beer and legitimize the game watching. I researched various recipes, trying to minimize the unhealthiness of the dish. I came across this one, which was essentially just baking with spices, and decided … Continue reading

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, CA

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas Cuisine: Japanese Fusion, Tapas/Small Plates Price: $15-30 per person Phone: 408-725-0542 Address: 19980 E Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Gochi is a really nice place to take your friends or family, just be sure to make a reservation beforehand or be prepared to wait a while for a table because this place is very … Continue reading