Date braised chicken

Date braised chicken

This chicken is divine. The secret is high quality soft dates. It makes all the difference. But it is sweet and spicy and everything in between, the chicken is so soft and dripping with flavor. This dish is even better reheated!! Invest in a dutch oven, you wont regret it! This picture was taken before it went in the oven, it has a beautiful glow when it comes out!

Rice with okra

Rice with okra

Okra is a flowering plant with edible green seed pods. It originally grew in West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian countries but has found its way to most places in the world and is often found in regular large supermarkets. It is known to be slightly bitter with a slimy inside, but I found when cooking in a stock or broth it is flavorful and delicious!