Passion Project: My (Better Than Take-Out) Chicken Tikka Masala

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DSC_0106-2  recettebilingue I couldn’t possibly complete my chicken week without one of my favorite chicken dishes: tikka masala! a.k.a, the most British of all Indian dishes! Did you know that the debate still rages about this recipe’s origin? Though India claims its creation, the British have declared it “British National Dish.” So what’s the story behind Tikka Masala exactly? Continue reading “Passion Project: My (Better Than Take-Out) Chicken Tikka Masala”

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Bento Inspired Lunch

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Note that I shall be back on a regular posting schedule now that I’m at school. Look for recipes on Fridays!

School is back in full speed and I’m already overwhelmed. It’s course selection period, which is when I have the most doubts about the future course of my semester. I always change my mind a few times before I settle for a final schedule that I’m perfectly happy with. During that “shopping period,” I have very little time to eat because I go to as many classes as possible, including over lunchtime. That got me thinking about strategies to keep eating healthy, homemade food even away from my kitchen. Since sandwiches can only be good for so long, I turned towards “bentos” (or Japanese lunch boxes). Continue reading “Bento Inspired Lunch”

Chicken and Fajita Vegetables Swiss Chard Burrito

DSC_0005 DSC_0041-2 recettebilingue I’ve been home for over a week now, and all I’ve been doing is eat. Seriously… It’s partly due to the fact that it’s the holiday-season but I also simply can’t control myself when my dad’s cooking. I tend to forget how good it is when I go back to school, and then I fall right back into it when I go home. In many ways, it’s a daily test to my self-control that I fail miserably. So in preparation for today’s New Year’s Eve dinner, I felt like I needed a “detox” lunch. Continue reading “Chicken and Fajita Vegetables Swiss Chard Burrito”

Wintery Red Split Lentils and Turnip Soup

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Another cold day, another warm soup! I realize that I posted a soup recipe last week already but to be perfectly honest with you, soups constitute about 50% of my diet as soon as the temperature drops. The other half is noodles, and even then I usually find a way to combine the two into noodle soup. Continue reading “Wintery Red Split Lentils and Turnip Soup”

My Vegetarian Bibimbap – Korean Mixed Rice Bowl

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I’ve definitely mentioned this before, but I really really love Asian food. I love it for so many reasons: its spiciness, freshness, overwhelming amount of vegetables, rice, noodles, hearty soups… all that good stuff! If I had to pick a top-3, I would probably go for Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean (in no particular order). Continue reading “My Vegetarian Bibimbap – Korean Mixed Rice Bowl”