Friday, September 17, 2010

Larger Magnets and Blueberry Deliciousness

Just a few quick projects to post about today. Expect a large post sometime next week on my new sewing machine! Lauren is coming over on Sunday to check it all out and show me what's what.

Once Simon and I settled into our new place, the magnets I made looked super tiny, albeit adorable, on our big, white, empty fridge door. So I ordered some larger buttons and used the same process to make some larger fridge magnets. I've included two of the previous ones for scale:

In an attempt to cook more, eat out less, and eat healthier, I made Simon and I some blueberry muffins using this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I'm not going to re-type the recipe because I strictly stayed on her recipe.

I must admit, adding the lemon zest and using plain yogurt turned out wonderfully.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thai Chicken Curry

o.m.g. delicious.

A while back, our friend Erica Saint Clair wrote a cookbook: Paleolicious. I had not been able to cook any of the recipes until the other night when Simon and I were looking for something fun to cook in our new kitchen! This recipe for Thai Chicken Curry is fantastic, absolutely delicious and really super easy.


1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
Crush red pepper
Black pepper
Olive Oil
1 inch ground ginger
1 diced small onion
1 sliced red bell pepper
3 sliced cloves of garlic (we used 2 because our garlic was very big)
1 tbsp honey
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (we bought sweetened for no particular reason other than we didn't realize it was supposed to be unsweetened...and boy did we love the sweet taste!)
1 packet curry powder

Sprinkle the chicken with the red and black pepper and cook in a little oil. Our chicken was a little big so this took some time.

Once that was finally complete and Simon and I were positive that we weren't going to eat raw meat, the chicken was removed and the onions were placed in the very same pan:

We sauteed them for a while, mostly because we're not big fans of very onion-y dishes.

Next, the pepper and garlic were added and they sauteed for about 2 minutes.

And then put everything in the pot! Coconut milk, honey, broth, ginger, curry powder, everything. Stir until it boils, turn the heat down to medium and then let it simmer until about half of the liquid reduces.

It turns a really pretty shade of gold, and began to smell delicious.

Pour in a bowl and serve!! Delicious. We were very happy with this simple, filling and flavorful dish.