I am cooking my way through Well Fed Paleo and we were well fed tonight! Like, I am over the moon giddy happy because, frankly, food and I do not always play nice together. Since there was a bag of (cheap) frozen chicken tenderloins in the freezer and a head of cauliflower handy we made The Best Chicken You'll Ever Eat complete with the Moroccan dipping sauce and the basic faux rice.
It came together quickly which is important because I have an exceptionally short food prep attention span. (as in, natural and healthy food is important to me but goll' darn, let's not take all day with it 'cause we've got things to do!) Last night I had bagged up the chicken in the brine. Tonight I just had to toss it in the spice mix and sautee it (the grill is out of gas). Bonus was that the brine totally saved the cheapie chicken which tends to run on the tough side. Remember that part.
We had a little pre-dinner pep talk because not all my kids eat anything spicy. They were all cooperative tonight. Probably because at the end of this all natural dinner there was leftover birthday cookie cake Alannah brought home from work. Conflict of interest? Who cares.
In the end they gobbled the chicken down in no time. The faux rice I didn't have to fight anyone for but it was a pretty exciting for me because I do miss the nutty crunchy texture of pilaf. (I am not a diet fanatic - I truly can't eat starch)
Anyway, big surprise was that Abbie got a second piece of chicken. Abbie is the Mikey of our family if you are old enough to remember this. We were every bit as amazed when she reached for seconds.
Initial thoughts would be that this book reminds me of the more practical cookbooks I have had over the years. Less complicated staple dishes. In other words these are the types of recipes we will most likely use most often. Good practical food. With no canned soups or sugar. So far, so good.