It all started with a craving. A pulled pork sandwich kind of craving. I don’t know where it came from, but I know that I suddenly needed one. Have you ever made pulled pork at home though? Not only does it take forever, but it also requires one of the largest cuts of meat there is: pork shoulder. I neither had the time, nor the appetite to cook a whole shoulder. So what could I do? Pulled pork is typically made from the shoulder because of its high fat content. When cooked at a low temperature for an extended period of time, the fat slowly melts and the meat strands fall apart. Could I get this result with another cut? Continue reading “Passion Project: Shredded Pork Tenderloin over Rice and Greens”
Passion Project: My (Better Than Take-Out) Chicken Tikka Masala
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”
Passion Project: One-Pot Moroccan Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes and Pearl Couscous
Aristotle once said: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” and this one-pot recipe is basically the literal illustration of it. At the risk of outshining my earlier posts of the week, this has got to be one of the best dishes I have ever made. Hands down. There wasn’t a single couscous grain left in my plate, and it left me craving for more. Bottom line is: if I had my own restaurant, this would be on the menu. Have I convinced you to try it yet? Continue reading “Passion Project: One-Pot Moroccan Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes and Pearl Couscous”
Passion Project: Dry Rubbed Chicken Roast with Rosemary Potatoes
Roasting is probably the first cooking technique I have learned for poultry. Back home, roasted chickens are one of our go-to family meals. It’s so easy, yet so good! The chicken remains juicy throughout the cooking process and this technique requires close to no effort on the cook’s part. Just toss the bird in a roasting pan with a bunch of chopped veggies, some oil or butter, and you’re good to go! Continue reading “Passion Project: Dry Rubbed Chicken Roast with Rosemary Potatoes”
Spicy Soba Noodle Soup
Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce that I was nominated by Kale Studios for the Versatile Blogger Awards. On her blog you’ll find lifestyle advice, food for thought and yummy recipes. As required by the award, here are 7 facts about myself.
1. I am French, duh…
2. I have a ridiculously good memory when it comes to lyrics (and a terrible one otherwise).
3. I have over 66,100 views on one of my stopmotion videos (http://youtu.be/BCtoxM77jLo).
4. I have a not so secret obsession with Taylor Swift. Guilty.
5. Breakfast is my favorite meal by far.
6. I would pick hot water with lemon and honey over cough syrup anyday! (this is relevant because I have a cold right now…)
7. I hope that one day I will open my own restaurant/cafe.