Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chicken Tikka Masala


2 lb chicken, boiled and cut into bite size pieces
1 pkg Tikka Masala mix (easy to find at the grocery store)
1/2 onion slivered
1/2 sm can of tomato sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp olive oil

Pour olive oil into a large skillet. Toss in onion and brown. Add everything but the chicken. Saute for 10 minutes on medium high until the sauce becomes nice and thick. Add chicken and saute for another 10 minutes or so until the chicken is browned.

"I boiled the chicken ahead of time so it was cooked, so I just needed a little crisp on the outside.
This was a pretty easy recipe. I altered what was on the back of the package I bought because I was missing a few ingredients and needed to substitute others, but I think it turned out pretty darn tasty. I made falafal using a mix I bought at Walmart and served it all with sour cream and buttered brown rice in soy sauce with french fried onions."

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Warm Cranberry Brie

(The picture was taken after I'de already eaten some of it. So it looks a bit messier than when I first made it. Also, if the cheese is not as melty as you want it, feel free to zap it in the microwave for a minute or two.)

1 (16-ounce) round Brie
1 (16-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Trim rind from top of Brie, leaving a 1/3-inch border on top. Place Brie on a baking sheet. Stir together cranberry sauce and all ingredients, minus almonds; spread mixture evenly over top of Brie. Sprinkle evenly with almonds. Bake Brie at 350° for 15 minutes. Serve with baked and toasted slices of Pillsbury French Bread or store-bought loaf (tastes better warm).