Sharpening My Cooking Skills
In addition to baking, I’ve also had some time to practice my cooking skills. I’m not one to just throw things together. I typically need a recipe, but I’m getting better at just ‘winging it’ or using a recipe and making my own modifications.
An example is this One-Pan Citrus Chicken dish. Very easy as it all goes in the oven together, and super tasty. I try to avoid sugar if possible, so I didn’t include it in the marinade. I also used butternut squash, green peppers, and leeks instead of sweet potato and brussel sprouts 🙂
One of my favourite cookbooks is Oh She Glows. It’s vegan, which means I don’t have to modify for dairy-free. I’ve been able to cook several things from this cookbook and they have all turned out wonderfully.
This African Peanut Stew was no exception.
We are headed on a mini-vacation this week to Queensland, but when we get back I’m putting these dishes on the meal plan:
Chickpea Burgers with salad
Honey Balsamic Chicken with roasted vegetables
We’ll see how many I actually make, and how many nights we get take out or go out for dinner before we leave. There are still several restaurants I want to try in Canberra!