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Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New Year's Resolution...and a Chicken Tagine


I am not the type of person to make New Year's resolutions. I don't think I've ever made one in the past, and I don't think I'll make a habit of it (mostly because I think that you can make changes any time of the year), but this year, I'm breaking my own rules. I am making a resolution to post at least once a week here. When I started this blog, I was working 10 hours a week virtually from Strasbourg, France. Now, I'm back in Kentucky (not really known as a hotspot for interesting ingredients), working full-time, five months pregnant, and trying to spend quality time with my 3-1/2-year-old daughter and husband. This hasn't left much time for cooking (or at least blog-worthy cooking).


But I miss this space to be creative, and I miss carrying on conversations with other food bloggers out there. So, I'm going to try my hardest to put what I can into writing here--and if that means only posting once a week, then so be it.

And after the trauma of my first trimester (in which I lost four pounds), I am finally interested in cooking again. Last night, I made a recipe from Bon Appétit--their Chicken Tagine with Fennel and Olives from the January 2010 issue along with their Couscous with Fresh Cilantro and Lemon Juice. Truthfully, I'm not sure why they call it a tagine since it's not cooked in the traditional tagine dish nor is it braised for long hours, but after tasting it, I don't really care! This was a fast, easy weeknight dinner that received two thumbs up from both my husband and myself, and even my daughter ate most of it. Full of flavor--just enough heat, the tang of the lemon juice, and the addition of the fresh cilantro really combined to make a tasty dish.

You can find the recipes in the links above, but I had to make my tagine with chicken breasts instead of thighs. Our grocery store was out of thighs, and since I'm not a big dark-meat chicken eater, I didn't mind the substitution. The breasts stayed moist and flavorful, though, so if you prefer those, then go for it! I would also add more olives next time, maybe even doubling the amount called for. I felt like I had to dig for them, and I really love olives.

Enjoy!


20 comments:

watergirl January 7, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

You are back! I am always looking for new ways to cook couscous. Too bad I just arrived home from the grocery store and I didn't buy cilantro or fennel. Next shopping trip, I'll have to try it. Glad you are feeling better!

Chef E January 7, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

I have been looking in my google reader to see if you are going to post...glad you feel somewhat better to post again...

Love the tagine cooking, and lemon helps with appetite!

My Carolina Kitchen January 7, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

I'm not much on thighs either although they are supposed to be more moist than breasts. I'm a white meat person all the way. Lovely Tagine.
Sam

Chef Fresco January 7, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

I'm not much of one for NY resolutions either - yummy looking ckn dinner!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 7, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

Glad to see you're feeling better and posting again! The chicken sounds delicious.

Daily Spud January 8, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

Good luck with your resolution - it can be tough trying to juggle all of that lot! Hope 2010 is a good year for you all 'round and especially with your expected new arrival.

Lori January 8, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

Loving that NY resolution! The farm you mentioned on my blog wouldn't be Pike Valley, would it? They are out in Garrard co and I just connected with them. Sounds like a great farm.

Also, have you tried Kenney's cheese. I'm sure it is nothing like your French wonderland of cheese, but tasty, affordable and ky product. :)

Paula - bell'alimento January 10, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

That looks good good Mindy! So glad you're feeling better! Happy New Year!

Laura in Paris February 7, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

I come back regularly .. don't worry of you cannot post every week ...we all have busy lives.

À LA GRAHAM February 23, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

Just found your blog and love it! This recipe looks delicious!

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