{Giveaway} Fish in Coconut Curry (Mtuzi wa Samaki)

This is probably apparent with the different types of recipes I post but I really like some variety in what I eat. As a kid, I ate the exact same meals every day because I was so picky, so now that I’ve (luckily) grown out of that, I want something new and different each time I cook. I was just send Cooking Light’s latest cookbook: Global Kitchen: The World’s Most Delicious Food Made Easy that is filled with recipes from around the world. The recipes can be made with ingredients you can find in your supermarket, making it a great way to experiment with new flavors. There are so many recipes I plan to try in this book, and you can expect to see quite a few showing up on my blog! Cooking Light also sent me an extra copy of Global Kitchen so I am giving one away at the end of this post!   This recipe for Fish in Coconut Curry takes a bit longer than most I post on here (~45 minutes) but is well worth the time. Because the recipe makes a really delicious sauce, I served it over rice. I also adapted it slightly to fit with what was … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chicken & Chickpea Tagine

Tagine or Tajine dishes are Moroccan slow cooked dishes named after the pot they are cooked in. The dishes are typically a stew with a protein, spices, and fruit. Cooking Light had a version with chicken and chickpeas that sounds delicious. It combines both sweet and spicy elements to make a really flavor-filled dish. This recipe takes a bit more prep time that my usual slow cooker recipes so be prepared for that. This recipe is great for a Saturday: prepare everything in the morning, run whatever errands you have for the day, and come back to an amazing smelling kitchen and dinner mostly ready! I shredded my chicken and served it over couscous but you can keep the chicken whole and eat it as is.   Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 8 (5-ounce) boneless chicken thighs, skinned 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 cups chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh garlic 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 cup unsalted chicken stock 1 1/2 teaspoons honey 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick … Continue reading

Chicken & Guacamole Tostadas

Working late really messes with my dinner making plans. When I get home later than expected, I can’t justify making a big meal, mainly because I’m already hungry and just want to eat as soon as possible. This recipe for Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas is perfect for nights like that, it uses shredded rotisserie chicken so that the recipe comes together in no time! You’ll still notice that the photos are, well, crummy. I was super hungry and had to eat ASAP; the tostadas looked so good! Ingredients: 1 ripe peeled avocado 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato, divided 3 tablespoons minced fresh onion, divided 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin the juice of 2 limes, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish 1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper 2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas

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