Recipes »Chicken Tacos

With my recent work days stretching heart-wrenchingly late into the evening, it's lovely to come home to some chicken tacos, a meal Jim prepared with a little help from Ortega (he likes the crispy shells and ketchup-like sauce) and this tangy lemon/limey recipe from Allrecipes (though he claims he didn't use any measuring devices and eyeballed the whole thing).

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Posted on October 5, 2009

Recipes »Japanese Ground Chicken and Egg over Rice

japanese rice bowlIf you ever need to make a quick meal of cheap ingredients that's sure to give you left overs, this hearty Japanese Rice Bowl is for you. Found on?the Unconfidental Cook, it's a healthy and tasty dish, but one that Jim and I, who boast pretty hefty appetites, could only finish a portion of.

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Posted on July 20, 2009

Recipes »Larb Gai

homemade larb gaiHow empowering, to be able to make one of my favorite restaurant dishes at home and have it actually taste delicious! Larb Gai is a ground chicken salad with a uniquely limey, slightly spicy and sweet taste that I was first introduced to at Sawaddee in Providence while in college. It was love at first bite. I was too lazy to toast my rice this time, but the crunch is probably worth the minimal effort. Pair with white rice and a crisp beer ideally.

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Posted on July 6, 2009

Restaurants »Chick Fil A

chick fil a brittany hagueYou have never, ever known the sweetness of silence until you've been imprisoned in the Paramus Park Mall food court while a cacophony of children and shlumpy 30 year old radio DJ's from Radio Disney do the hockey poky and yell/sing along to Hannah Montana songs. It felt like it lasted forever and, reverberating off the walls, it left Jim and I with nothing to do but stare at each other in silence, pain and horror waiting for it to stop.

Still, I suffered through this willingly. Willingly I say! For just a taste of the sweet sweet Christian meat nuggets of Chick fil A. I initially tried to find an NYU student to bribe into taking me to their student only cafeteria that houses the only f-ing Chick Fil A in all of the state of New York, a seriously messed up fact that has even sparked very high flying dreams and rumors of other branch openings. For now, though, it's off the Jersey for you and me. I guess I'm just not in the god fearing west anymore where a Chick Fil A could be found easily – more often than not surrounded by power lines.

A reliable source once told me that pickle juice is their secret to perfection and as you'll read in my drink section this week, pickle juice is already a very good friend of mine. Jim likes the sandwich that comes with a couple slices of pickle on top, which is great, but I am most fond of the nuggets.

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Posted on March 30, 2009