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Recipes to try

One of the things you may not know about me is the fact that I cook. I love food, but I'm not a foodie! I just like to try new things both in the tasting and cooking department. My cooking philosophy is pretty basic: make simple, healthy, but tasty dishes. I'm always trying to lose weight and I don't really have that much time to spend puttering around the kitchen, hence that kind of thinking.

Anyway, I'd like to share some recent recipes I whipped up with the help of Epicurious. It's this site that aggregates recipes all over the Internet, which makes it an awesome place for those who are always looking to cook something new, or add a twist to what they're already making.

Sauteéd Chicken Cutlets with Asparagus, Spring Onions, and Parsley-Tarragon Gremolata

This recipe has a very herby taste. Instead of cutlets, I used huge chicken breasts which worked pretty well with the whole thing. The creamy herb sauce infused with a spark of citrus flavor is quite surprising but still very much delightful.

More recipes after the jump!

Pineapple-Glazed Chicken with Jalapeño Salsa

I couldn't find jalapenos so I just used Chinese chilis. You know, chicken and pineapples are a match made in heaven. You should definitely try this one. Actually, even without the salsa, the pineapple-glazed chicken is already amazing on its own.

Pita stuffed with mozzarella and herbed tomatoes

This one I came up by myself. For some months now I've been experimenting with stuff that you can put in pita bread or tortillas. Why? I try to cut down on rice. Anyway, this is one of the simpler recipes I came up with. 


2 big tomatoes, sliced

2-3 tbsp assorted herbs. Could be dried or fresh. Here, I used dried terragon, basil, oregano, and fresh thyme.

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Half a bar of mozzarella cheese, grated or sliced

12 Pita bread pockets

How to make it: Mix the assorted herbs with the extra virgin olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Marinate the tomatoes in the herb mixture for 15 mins or so. Once ready, stuff the tomatoes in the pita pockets along with the mozzarella. Toast/bake/microwave until cheese is melted and bubbling and the pita bread is toasted.

And voila! You've got a healthy, fuss-free meal.

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