Chicken Braised in Coconut Milk

Last week, Faith over at the kitchn posted a recipe for a chicken roasted in milk and lemon. I knew immediately that I had to try this one, and Sunday was the perfect lazy, rainy day for a chicken. I switched it up a little by using coconut milk, which gave it a nice subtle […]

Asparagus Ice Cream in an Almond-Lemongrass Cookie Cup

The ingredients for this month’s Royal Foodie Joust were tough: Almond, Asparagus, and Lemongrass. I’m not a big fan of almonds and I’ve never really worked with lemongrass before. I love asparagus, but I usually like it prepared simply- just blanches with a little olive oil. After a lot of thinking, I remembered that I […]

Meat-Free Fridays: Tuna and Strawberry Chirashi

We used to have a really good (and ridiculously overpriced) sushi restaurant here, but unfortunately they closed recently. They had all the standards, but they also had some really unique rolls. My favorites were the love roll and the peace roll. The peace roll included smoked salmon, cream cheese, and pear and the love roll […]

Strawberry Shortcake

with cream on top…. The food gods were laughing at me today. Since I still hadn’t been to the grocery store (that’ll teach me to go away for a weekend!) I had absolutely nothing to bring for lunch today. I went down to the cafeteria and, while standing on line, I heard some staff arguing […]

Spicy Peanut Chicken

When given my choice of PB&Co peanut butters, I couldn’t resist getting one of the more “weird” varieties. The heat is on is a spicy peanut butter! This stuff has some serious heat to it! From the moment I finally settled on getting this flavor, my mind has been a flurry of ideas of how […]

Meat-Free Friday's: Pasta with Mussles and Lobster

Back to the regular programming! I promised you that I would post about this. There really isn’t much to it, but it was delicious! Fresh linguini (seriously, use fresh- it’s so much better than dried!) topped with sauce and seafood. My husband had one lobster steamed at the store. (They’ll do it for free, and […]