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Zippy, Oven Baked Vietnamese Chicken

Zippy, Oven Baked Vietnamese Chicken

I adore Southeast Asian flavours, such as those in this easy weeknight oven baked Vietnamese chicken.  The balance between sweet, sour, salty and spicy is positively addictive.  Plus, at its base, Vietnamese food is earthy and accessible — a cuisine for all people and all […]

West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

Poulet braisé (grilled chicken) is one of the iconic foods of my husband’s home country, Côte d’Ivoire.  The recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the result is intensely aromatic and flavourful. Grilled chicken is every bit as popular in Côte d’Ivoire as it is where I […]

Kedjenou, Fragrant Chicken Tagine from Côte d’Ivoire

Kedjenou, Fragrant Chicken Tagine from Côte d’Ivoire

This kedjenou is my family’s favorite comfort food.  It’s a flavorful and accessible one pot meal, which is practically the national dish of my husband’s home country, Côte d’Ivoire.  Kedjenou would be a terrific dish for Kwanzaa celebrations or an African Thanksgiving. When my husband […]

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemon

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemon

This fragrant and flavorful Moroccan chicken tagine evokes the souks and spice markets of North Africa.  Best of all, it’s relatively easy to prepare with pantry ingredients, and can be on the table in just over an hour.   There is something richly satisfying about […]

Herbed Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Feta

Herbed Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Feta

  This delicious, light quinoa salad is packed with herby goodness, complemented by a hint of sweetness from the peaches.  Better yet, it is easy to make — using a store-bought rotisserie chicken — and can easily be scaled up to feed a crowd. A […]

Easy Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

Easy Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

This refreshing, herb-packed Vietnamese chicken salad is an easy, light meal for a summer weeknight.  It’s as delicious as it is nutritious. As an added bonus, it makes a pretty addition to a cold buffet. It seems as if October and November go by in […]

Home Town Chicken and Dumplings, the Ultimate Comfort Food

Home Town Chicken and Dumplings, the Ultimate Comfort Food

Every Southern family has its favorite recipe for chicken and dumplings.  This recipe is typical of those on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where I grew up.  The dumplings are a bit lighter, but every bit as delicious! Most Southerners love chicken and dumplings.  It’s one of […]

Thai Chicken and Sesame Stir Fry

Thai Chicken and Sesame Stir Fry

This lean and flavorful Thai stir fry is packed with crunchy vegetables and comes together in just 30 minutes.  Perfect for busy weeknights. When my children were small, we lived in New Delhi for a few years.  At that time, there were a number of […]

Elegant Roast Chicken with Baby Fennel

Elegant Roast Chicken with Baby Fennel

This simple Roast Chicken with Baby Fennel is perfect for busy weeknights, but elegant enough for Sunday dinner.  It comes together quickly at the end of a busy day, cooks in one pot, and is light, balanced and flavorful. When I’m busy, I’ve been known […]

Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry with Baby Bok Choy

Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry with Baby Bok Choy

This quick hoisin-flavored stir fry is perfect for busy weeknights.  It’s loaded with nutritious vegetables, and kids love it. My first experience with hoisin sauce — and Chinese food — remains vivid in my mind.  I was about 5 years old, when my favorite uncle […]