Main Dishes

Roasted Chicken

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 in Cooking Techniques, Main Dishes | 0 comments

Roasted Chicken

Before we get roasting, let’s talk about brining.  Brining is probably one the best ways to make a piece of meat incredibly juicy, full of flavor and therefore delicious! Brining is very simple but takes quite a bit of time, so you just need to plan for it.  Brining is basically soaking a piece of meat in a salt water or sugar & salt water solution for period of time before cooking. Because meat contains salt water, when it is immersed in a higher concentrated amount of salt, it absorbs the brine solution and brine flavorings through the cell wall and into the cells, resulting in a much juicer piece of meat even as it cooks.

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My Favorite Ways to Thicken a Sauce & Turkey Sloppy Joes with Avocado & a Fried Egg….YUM!

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Breakfast, Brunch, Healthy Eats, Main Dishes | 0 comments

My Favorite Ways to Thicken a Sauce & Turkey Sloppy Joes with Avocado & a Fried Egg….YUM!

I don’t think I had my first Sloppy Joe until I was probably 25….sad. I grew up in a Asian household so typical meals for me, besides the frequent Burger King, Popeye’s, Boston Market & Taco Bell was chicken feet & rice porridge.  Although delicious, they were no Sloppy Joes!

The one thing that can destroy even the most flavorful Sloppy Joes is a watery & runny meat sauce.  So here are my 3 favorite ways to thicken any sauce.

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