Thai Barbecued Yellow Chicken

I’m a big fan of chicken. I cook with it at least twice a week, sometimes more. I love its versatility and it’s natural pairing to fresh healthy flavors.  With the temperature being up over 30c every day at the moment seeking recipes that don’t require too much time in the kitchen is essential and…

Pearl Barley Salad with Harissa-Spiced Chicken

Harissa is a new spice combination for me. I’m not sure what’s taken so long to come to the party other than that it’s not been right under my nose in a shop when I’ve been looking and I’ve not hit upon a recipe until now that’s demanded I use it. Consider me and Mr…

Brown Sugar Kitchen’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Recently I discovered a wonderful cookbook called Brown Sugar Kitchen by Tanya Holland with Jan Newberry (2014).  Brown Sugar Kitchen is actually a soul food restaurant based on Oakland, California and the book is a reflection of the food experience of the chef and the generous american home style cooking served in her corner store…

Saffron and Lemon Chicken

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the spice saffron.  The smell evokes so many childhood memories for me that I love to cook with it just to take a trip down memory lane.  When I was charged with creating this recipe as part of The Cookbook Club earlier this month I was…

Sharing The Food We Love Right Now

So often I share food with you all that has been created for special occasions, for treats or as an experiment. Whilst we love all kinds of food, sometimes I feel as if I’m veering from the true spirit of my blog, which is to share food that is easy to make on a regular basis,…

Rustic Chicken Pie

I’ve been thinking about this pie for quite a long time.  I love a good chicken pie, but have not really considered how I would go about making one until we made pulled pork the other day in the slow cooker.  I know I couldn’t have been googling my heart out and had an answer a…

Syrian Chicken with Saffron, Ginger And Lemon

The smell of saffron has a very special place in my heart.  The memories evoked not only from the original source of my childhood, but the consequential moments along the way working in kitchens, baking in my own kitchen and tasting foods whilst travelling have only served to increase the significance of this exclusive and…

Ginger Poached Chicken with Fennel and Apple Slaw

The first thing I must insist on about this recipe is how essential the apple will be to really make the flavour complete.  Last minute I thought I’d give this one a go and with no apples thought that a pear might work as a suitable substitute.  Unfortunately whilst we had the sweet, it really…

Fennel and Orange Chicken Skewers with Carrot Salad

Another yum moment from this cook book.   I loved the look of it when I started on this project, but as I move through the recipes that appeal to me I am learning some new flavour combinations and having my memory refreshed of others.  I love fresh fennel with orange, so combining the seeds with…

Orange Chicken Risotto

Whilst the weather is finally starting to warm up here in Brisbane, and spring might be just about to show her face, there are still nights when its chilly enough that I find myself reaching for some warm comforting and filling food.  Risotto is one meal that I can rely on to fill this need,…

Lemon & Oregano Marinade

I think I’ve shared before that I lived in Adelaide a few years ago.  I moved there for work originally planning to be there a year. I ended up staying five years for the food, the wine and the people around me! It was during this time a group of my friends and I created…

Chicken Congee

What a wonderfully healing dish this is to eat. This recipe was shared with me as an idea of something I might be able to handle when I was recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed this past week.   Whilst it has suited perfectly to this situation, I believe it may just become a part…