Game Day Chicken Tacos

Summer is almost at its end, but football season has just started so things are still looking up to me! I love, love, love football season. All the commotion, the smack-talk, the colorful jerseys, and most of all…. can you guess it? THE FOOD! haha

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Easy Classic Chicken Salad

I have been so busy this month and I wanted a quick fix. The first thing that came to mind was chicken (my favorite thing to cook). I love Chicken Salad, but whenever I go to the grocery store, I can never find one that I like. They either have too much mayo or not enough. Sometimes they have very little flavor overall or the flavor just doesn’t taste right.

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Buckwheat Noodle Stir-Fry with Zucchini (Soba)

It’s just one of those days when you are so, so hungry, but you don’t want to be cooking in the kitchen all night. I opened my pantry and found a packet of buckwheat noodles and a bottle of mushroom based Soy-sauce. I immediately thought about a stir-fry and my mouth began to water. That was what I needed to make to hit the spot!

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I was not sure if I wanted to make cold soba noodles, Zaru Soba, or HOT, like ramen (noodle soup). Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat (also means the noodles made from buckwheat flour) and Zaru is a bamboo basket/place setting.

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Mongolian Chicken Chang’s Style

I have not been a huge fan of P.F. Changs, but everyone seems to love it. They do have some dishes that I do love, but not enough for me to love this restaurant as a whole. My top three are the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chang’s Spicy Chicken, and the Mongolian Beef. After trying their Mongolian Beef, I wanted to see if the same flavors would work with chicken.
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Chicken Biryani

A dish I have been wanting to try to make for a while now is Chicken Biryani. This dish is particularly known for its layers of divine flavors that slowly develop and blend together. In order to have that aroma and ambrosial taste, biryani is a multistep process that requires a long cooking time. The flavors in the dish come from a blend of spices that are typically not used together in everyday cooking playing a big role in its rich taste.

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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

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Kauai, Hawaii…. what a beautiful place! It has got to be my favorite island in the Hawaii chain…heck…probably one of my most favorite places to go visit. This island is so lush and relaxing that even Matt Damon, Pierce Brosnan and Julia Roberts own a property on this island to get away from it all.

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Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

One of my favorite dishes to order when going to a Thai restaurant is the basil chicken. The aroma and flavors of basil with the succulence of chicken just makes this dish so much more delectable.

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Spiced Quinoa Chicken Patties

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I was sitting at the apartment after a long, HOT day at work, (101 degrees!! Ouch!!) and I was a little too lazy to cook a full meal. I looked at what I had in my fridge and thought about making something simple that wasn’t too time-consuming.

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Fully Loaded Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed peppers are fun, easy dishes to make and are great to make when you have people coming over, vegetarian or non-veg. This case I didn’t make them for guests. Instead I made them for my best friend, brother, and father. I was leaving to go on a trip to Los Angeles and I didn’t want to waste the remaining vegetables I had left in my fridge. Generally, stuffed peppers are made with bell peppers, but I always like to add a kick in there somewhere, so I used poblano peppers instead. They give just enough kick for those who don’t enjoy much spice, as well as, those who love to eat spicy foods.

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Baked Tandoori Chicken

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One Indian dish that is popular and famous all over the world is Tandoori Chicken. Its succulent flavors, rich aromas, and colorful appeal are hard to pass up.

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