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This recipe adapted from Food Network, with just a few changes to the original: used butter instead of olive oil, preheating oven to 375 degrees instead of 350 to lock the juice of the chicken, threw in extra ingredients as usual. Its method of pan-frying the chicken first then roasting it in the oven made the chicken so tender and juicy. It’s one of most tender chicken breast ever made at my home.

 

Pan-roasted chicken with mushroom and onions

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I heard my friend saying using it tastes good to coat duck breast or lamb with cocoa powder.   And I came across several recipes using coffee to marinade pork slices with.  Then I came across this great recipe with cocoa and coffee powder along with cumin for lamb.  It has been one of the best recipe for lamb rack.  Please check out the original recipe at Epicurious.

Spice-Coated Rack of Lamb for Two with Arugula, Avocado, and Blood Orange Salad Recipe at Epicurious.com.

I modified the ingredients to minimize waste and used less oil, and modified the methods to make it simplier and more flavored.

Spice-coated Rack of Lamb

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It’s time to pick some thyme from the aerogarden.

Because I am using organic chicken breast, I want to use all natural yet simple seasoning for the chicken.  It’s my first time ever buying organic meat.  The skin is thinner which leads to less oil.  Thus baking time needs to be 5 minutes shorter for juicy yet crispy chicken.  I asked my husband if he can taste any difference (of organic chicken)..  well,  not his tastebud.

Good-for-you organic meal along with side dishes:

  • Organic potatoes tossed in fresh parsley, dill, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Brocc0lini (boil a pot of water, add some salt, then put broccolini in for 2-3 minutes)

Roasted Chicken Breast with Thyme and Lemon

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I don’t have to cook for next week, and now there is only 1 head of cauliflower in my fridge.  I gave up the idea of making clam chowder today and decided to use up what I have.  Since I’m so cramped for time, I also decided not to make crab cakes.  Then what to do with the 400gm tub of crab meat?  Why not combining the two together.  The soup is extremely creamy without needing any cream.  I added just some 1% milk (like 1/3 cup) at the end as I don’ think my mom can finish the 3 L milk in her home.

Yes, I’m carrying all the pots and ingredients to have lunch at my mom’s house today.  I still remember the days I carried 7-8 bags of ingredients and kitchen gadgets to my boyfriend’s house (now my husband) just to make one meal.  Now I’m carrying stuff back to my parent’s house… LOL

crab and cauliflower soup

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