I get a lot of cooking questions, especially now that I am fortunate enough to personally meet so many people at my demos. The questions range and of course fall into every category, but what is actually downloaded from my website (thank you loyal readers for 9 amazing blogging years!) is more narrow. Readers want meats, chickens and desserts. Yes, salads and soups are popular too (especially in my book 🙂 but that evil question, "WHAT'S FOR DINNER?" weighs heavy on every family. Don't worry I'll keep posting lots of different types of recipes and always bring you the latest in food trends, but this week, I'm helping with a few new dinner ideas. Simple skillet chicken dishes that are quick and full of flavor. The first, Chicken with Paprika, is a traditional Hungarian recipe, that I've updated with a bit more garlic, a little cayenne, and a pinch of sugar for contrast. It's a one skillet recipe and goes great with any terrific bread to dip in the sauce, baked potatoes or my favorite, basmati rice. The second is a Pan Roasted Chicken with Tropical Sweet and Spicy Glaze, flavored with cumin, pineapple, and chile. It's robust and complex flavors make it very satiating.
A few other weeknight tips. Keep side dishes simple, make sure they pair well with the main, i.e. simple rice, potatoes, roasted vegetables and make a fresh salad, one night spinach, another kale, another cabbage or romaine to keep it all interesting. Remember complex flavors mixed with whole grains and veggies keep people full and well nourished. I love soups this time of year too but I'll get to more of that when the weather gets colder.
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