Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chicken, Cherries, Couscous and Kale

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My dear readers, this is a miracle. I am learning how to cook meals, actual good meals. I am not known by the people who love me as an expert in the kitchen. My mom always says, "she can cook eggs and even those she just learned". I  am one of those girls who would rather paint her nails and read Vogue than slave over a meal in the kitchen. However, my boyfriend loves food, more like all he thinks about is food and (Crossfit). He is always patient with me and cooks my dinners and makes sure I get enough veggies. In an effort to be more involved in our meals I have been reading food blogs and magazines collecting recipes. 

During the week we like to eat clean and healthy sticking to fresh fish and vegetables, but on the weekend we splurge and experiment. This is a recipe from one of our favorite gluten free blogs Elana's Pantry. It is a delicious mixture of sweet cherries and tangy kale. We opted to ad couscous for a yummy buttery crunch, but if you want to stay gluten free it is still a great dish.

I think I may be turning a new leaf my friends. Please, leave me a comment with one of your favorite recipes and advice for my new hobby.
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33 comments:

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

OMG that looks yummyliscious!!! Good luck babe!!! I love to make fajitas at home... supereas, superquick and supergood!!
xxx

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janettaylor said...

YUMMY!

The Owl's Closet said...

wow, this looks yummy! i may have to try out this recipe. i'm with ya, i'm attempting to be more active in the kitchen and food blogs are a great resource:) thanks for sharing elana's pantry with us. i'll definitely check it out! some of my favorite food blogs are almost bourdain and foodgawker:)

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amaturecouture said...

egglesss cookie dough!!!

xxx

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fede said...

Yummy!! It looks delicious!

fede
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Twins said...

ummm! delicious :D yummy!!
x

vicky h. said...

this looks so amazing!! keep these yummy posts coming :)

xox Vicky
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Kookie B. said...

looks delicious! now im hungry!

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jaassnnaa said...

mmm very delicious

lamia said...

wow!! couscous is our traditional Moroccan meal!! even me, I don't know how to cook it!!! loks delicious!! congrats sweety!!!
xoxo
lamia
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Rianna Bethany said...

yesterday me and my bezzie made simple fairy cakes, that is all i can cook!!
Rianna xxxx

C said...

That's such a vibrant, visually appealing meal! One of my favourite methods is to cook things en papillote. It sounds fancy but is easy and such fun. Just use some parchment paper, creat a little bag, put in whatever you want, maybe fish and vegetables or even seafood, seal it and bake in the oven. It's almost no cooking yet you get a beautiful, healthy and delicious meal! Just be careful of the steam when you unwrap the parcel!

Cara said...

this looks interestingly good!

Closet Fashionista said...

That looks sooo good!! Hmmm...I don't really have a favorite recipe since I am a picky eater I just eat simple things XD
But I do love Shrimp Scampi over Linguini, haha :D
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Amanda said...

One of my favorite recipes is Ina Garten's Scalloped Tomatoes: details on my blog later this week!

Heather said...

Mmmm that looks amazing.
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Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! This is a very impressive meal for a newbie! I highly recommend Gourmet.com for inspiration and Real Simple for actual implementation.

Nadia Kamballa said...

Yummy!! That looks delicious..

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Michelle Elaine said...

hehe i tried to love cooking i really did, but i love watching and eating way more! there are so many good meals and recipes, and yet im sitting here and nothing is coming to mind -__-

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

FASHION SNAG said...

It looks delicious!

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Mary said...

YUM! Taylor, that looks delicious! What a great combo... you've included lots of my favorites!

This recipe, http://delightfulbitefuls.blogspot.com/2010/05/rice-asparagus-avocado-salad.html, is so great (and healthy) - total bonus!

This recipe has been bookmarked! Thanks!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Becca said...

Congrats on finding the new hobby, and this looks amazing! I am a lover of SmittenKitchen for recipes, as well as finding new ways to use the vegetables in my CSA.

Becca

the chirpy bird said...

Quinoa! I just love it! It's a great basic that you can add so many yummy things too like roasted veg, almonds, the list goes on!
Fab dish though!
xotash

Stephanie said...

yummy! :] That looks delicious!!

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Jillian said...

jealous.... i suck at cooking

Anonymous said...

I love to cook and I stay inspired by subscribing to cooking magazines. I love the fancy ones but I also have subscriptions to Racheal Ray and Everyday Cooking because they have easy-to-execute ideas for daily cooking.

A.n.E said...

Its great to test out parts of you that you didn't know about! I've been baking a bit lately and learning how to make pretty cakes... never thought I'd be particularly passionate about cooking or baking- we learn something new!

Roxan said...

So proud of you Tay! Maybe next time try Quinoa as it is gluten free and has a load of protein. When do I get to come and test out your new skills? xo

Nicole Marie said...

yay! i've been trying to cook for real too. i still love simple recipes but i'm trying to be more adventurous with my ingredients.

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said...

This looks like such a healthy, delicious salad. If you start cooking, I guarantee you'll have more money for clothes and shoes. It's a sure-fire way to save a little cash! Can't wait to see more of your recipes.

Kaira Klueber said...

yums! I neeeed to start to cook more! Sounds lovely! Fortunately my fiance does most of the cooking! That's what I call lucky :-) Doing the dishes is a fair trade off, right??

Miss.Adventure said...

Please feel free to browse my food blog while I discover fashion blogs! I've recently learned to make risotto and it's totally worth the effort. The post is coming in the next week or so...

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

Nice work! Looks delicious. Getting me in the mood for fall...

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