Sep 22, 2011

Pinterest = Delicious

Have you joined the Pinterest army? Are you pinning in your sleep?

If you use Pinterest, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

If not? Then prepare to be initiated into this quirky, fun, highly-addictive culture of pins, boards and re-pins, from which your world will never be the same.

Pinterest is an enormous online pin-board. A place to keep the mountains of links, photos and ideas you find online. In addition to the things you pin, you have the ability to see what others are pinning, follow their pin-boards and re-pin others’ pins. You can click here to get the lowdown.

Why am I singing the praises of Pinterest on Simple . Chic . Savory, a cooking blog? Because there are bucket loads of amazing recipes being pinned and shared. The site features a search tool which you can use to search for anything—including recipes. If you’re like me and e-mail yourself recipes or bookmark them in your web browser, Pinterest is also a great alternative. You can create pin-boards to organize your recipes in one place online.

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Sep 13, 2011

Insanely-Easy Oven Fried Chicken

Easy, delicious and quick. This chicken was perfect.

Insanely-Easy Oven Fried Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed
  • 2 egg whites, beaten lightly
  • 3/4 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Spread thin coat of olive oil in bottom of baking dish
  • On one plate, place lightly beaten egg whites
  • On a separate plate, mix potato flakes, salt, Mrs. Dash and pepper
  • Dip chicken into egg whites and then into the dish containing the potato mixture.
  • Place in the coated baking dish
  • Using either a kitchen oil sprayer or simply a drizzling method, lightly spray the top of the chicken with a bit of olive oil (this helps it crisp and keep from burning)
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is fully-cooked

Sep 11, 2011

Coconut-Garlic Shrimp and Rice

Coconut-Garlic Shrimp and Rice

This recipe was inspired by a dish I recently saw online. The idea of the flavors really spoke to me, so I played around with some ingredients and ended up with a fantastic, one-pot meal. Beware sensitive tongues, it was a bit spicy. You could certainly omit the red pepper flakes and it would be much more mild. Enjoy!


2 tbsp olive oil

1 green pepper, chopped

1 banana pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

½ cup chopped onion

½ tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp dried cilantro

Sea salt

1 pound pre-cooked shrimp (thawed)

14-ounce can of coconut milk (reduced fat)

14-ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chilis

1 ½ cups instant brown rice


In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add green peppers, banana pepper, garlic and onion. Sautee for 2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, cilantro and salt. Stir to combine. Add shrimp, coconut milk, diced tomatoes and brown rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer while covered for 20-25 minutes until you reach a stew or jambalaya-like consistency.

Sep 6, 2011

Currently Craving

Here are a few things my kitchen is currently craving:

These adorable condiment spoons from Crate and Barrel.

Epicurean Pizza Cutter from Williams Sonoma. We make pizza nearly weekly and I love the idea of slicing it with this rustic tool.

The ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid Mixer. Today is National Coffee Ice Cream Day. Pretty sure this would be amazing for whipping up a cold treat. It's always a good time for ice cream.

Vintage kitchen towels. I have a set my husband's late grandma made for us and I cherish them. However, I just can't bring myself to use them. Perhaps I'll try to make a set like these for myself.