Butternut Squash & Carrot Risotto

I was so excited when I found out that this week’s side dish in class was risotto. It’s hands down my favorite rice dish and it’s surprisingly easy to make! My chef instructor gave us a lot of rein to customize the dishes and I ran with it! I was shocked at how well itContinue reading “Butternut Squash & Carrot Risotto”

Buffalo Ranch Roasted Cauliflower

Hopping back on the Pantry Challenge for a hot minute. I have a bunch of ingredients I need to use up. Buffalo Wings sounded so good, but I didn’t have any on hand. I know Buffalo Cauliflower is a thing, though I’ve never tried it. Well, today’s the day! It was ridiculously good and itContinue reading “Buffalo Ranch Roasted Cauliflower”

Roasted Persian Chicken

I love this dish! It has so many different spices that I don’t use everyday. It has a little kick, but it’s very subtle and the orange juice and pomegranates add some sweetness. Chicken: 2 lbs bone-in/skin-on Chicken Thighs 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 teaspoon Turmeric ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder ½ teaspoon Onion Powder ½Continue reading “Roasted Persian Chicken”

Chinese Spatchcock Chicken

This was the first time I’d ever made spatchcock chicken. Now I’m wondering why I’d never tried it before! It cooks up way quicker and because all of the skin had better air circulation, it was amazingly crispy. No soggy bottoms here! The compound butter under the skin ensured that the breast meat was mouthwateringlyContinue reading “Chinese Spatchcock Chicken”

Ginger Orange Chicken Thighs

I grew up eating Orange Chicken that was battered, fried and tossed in a Corn Syrup based sugary sweet sauce. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but when I am craving something sweet, I want it naturally sweet with savory notes. The use of fresh squeezed orange juice, ginger, herbs and sesame balanceContinue reading “Ginger Orange Chicken Thighs”