Cauliflower chicken

Cauliflower chicken

This dish is so quick but has a depth of flavor. Even people who don’t typically like ‘curry’ flavors will like this because, the cauliflower calms the flavors and the honey gives it a sweet depth.

Grilled chicken with mango chutney

Grilled chicken with mango chutney

This is the quickest way to make caramelized onions and it is just so unique and flavorful, it tastes like it took hours to make. If you want to make this even quicker, saute the chicken first in the saute pan (instead of a separate grill pan) and then add a few tablespoons of water and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan (scraping up all the brown bits) then add the onions and proceed with regular recipe! (it will taste almost the same but you just won’t get those beautiful grill marks.

Kofta meat kebabs

Kofta meat kebabs

Koftas are meatballs with spices and onions that are most popular in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is important to buy a fattier meat (whether it is lamb or beef) so they don’t get dried out in the oven. They will create a lot of liquid which is delicious and can be serve on top of rice, or dipped into with bread. I like to serve these with grilled bread and tachina but you can eat them on their own, with pasta, last minute into a tomato based soup, or with tomato sauce.

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!