Saturday, December 21, 2013

Quinoa Chili...

Damn Delicious is a food blog that is quickly becoming one of my favorites! Everything I've tried from her blog thus far has been exactly as the name of her blog implies. This Quinoa Chili definitely delivers, it's incredibly good and will definitely be a dish we make throughout these cold winter months. The leftovers were amazing too! The only changes I made to the recipe was omitting the cayenne pepper so it wasn't too spicy for our toddler and omitting the ground coriander simply because I didn't have any on hand.

This winter when you're craving a bowl of warm comfort food give this dish a try and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Chicken Shawarma...

This recipe for Chicken Shawarma has been in our families meal rotation for several years now. We hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany, Katy, a few years ago in our home and one of our favorite things to do together was cook new recipes. This recipe was one she came across and at the time I was doubtful it would be as good as the shawarma we loved from our local greek restaurant but she pleasantly surprised us with this recipe and it actually is so good we now rarely like the shawarma we get in restaurants as much as we like this home cooked version!

Since our family is small we typically just marinate and grill one chicken breast which is always plenty for us. Seriously the smell alone from the marinated chicken on the grill will make you hungry! If you've never purchased tahini before let me warn you it is expensive, but one jar lasts us a really long time and it's a dish we love so it's totally worth it. Side note tahini is an ingredient you'll also need if you want to make homemade hummus. We use either pita or flat bread like the one pictured below in the pic, either work great!