All posts filed under: Recipes

Sesame Chicken and Jasmine Rice

It’s been a while, folks.  After viewing this picture on my Instagram, a lot of you have been requesting the recipe.  I promised it would be up “shortly”, but, unfortunately, I can’t control that #LawyerLife. However, after all the take out, missed groceries, and forlorn glances out of the floor-to-ceiling windows to my gilded cage–err, office–it’s high time for a home cooked meal. And thank goodness, too, because this one is pretty easy to make and comes in at around 680 calories per plate. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty shall we? Because let’s face it–I still have contracts I need to draft. :-/ What You’ll Need 10 ounces chopped chicken breast ½ cup jasmine rice 2  tsp minced garlic 2 scallions ½ pound bok choy 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons soy glaze 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon black and white sesame seeds ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes In a small pot, bring to boil the rice, a pinch of salt and 1 cup of water. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook 12 to …

How to Cheat a Holiday Meal

It’s that time of year again–Thanksgiving, Christmas caroling, presents, and oh the food! If you’re hosting a holiday party or, like me, have a large number of family members coming in for the holidays, preparing that holiday dinner may seem daunting.  I know I had grand plans of creating an elaborate menu from scratch.  But . . . 16 is a large number of mouths to feed and I don’t really want to spend the entire day cooking.  So . . . here’s a holiday meal hack that will save you on time and keep your sanity in check.

The Best Lean Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

I know I’ve been harping about the weather in Virginia in the last couple of posts, but it really is bipolar. Just when you think it has decided that it will stay spring, a cold blast blows through.

On the upside, it allowed me to fit in one more of my favorite winter/comfort foods–butternut squash soup.