piri piri chicken recipe that I wrote a few weeks ago for one of my books. Of course, I've had piri piri (or peri peri) chicken at Nando's like lots of people in the DC area and beyond, but I thought it'd be cool to see if I could replicate their dish in my kitchen. My version comes fairly close. I figure, if I can't quell my Nando's addiction, then maybe I can at least stop breaking the bank by visiting it with alarming frequency. ;) I do usually walk to the restaurant, so at least I burn some calories before and after I eat there. :-D And well, of course you probably already know that if you eat within 30 minutes of exercising, you metabolize the food a lot more efficiently. Yeah, even so, I probably should nip that addiction in the bud. Lol.One such example is a
Here are some of my upcoming recipe-making adventures: Later on today, I'm going to make a recipe I'd developed earlier in the week -- pineapple meringue pie. Of course, I've had lemon meringue pie before, but I wanted to try making something a bit different this time around. It's for a small dinner party I'm hosting on Friday, and I'm really excited to share it with our guests. Of course, as always, it's going to have zero refined sugar and a lot of health benefits. The filling itself will of course be very low in fat, but the nuts in the crust will contain healthy unsaturated oils packed with Omega 3s. :) Of course, I doubt my guests will be focusing on that as they dig into the desserts. Hahaha.
And speaking of desserts, a few days ago, I also created a mango pie with flavored with cardamom, saffron, and lemon zest. The pie shell is a nut crust that's slightly salty and flavored with a hint of cardamom. That's another dessert I'll be serving for the party as well.
If the cooking and photo shoot sessions progress quickly today, I'm also going to see if there's time to make more lychee dishes as well, since there are still a ton of lychees still sitting in the fridge after yesterday's major pitting and peeling session. Yesterday, I pitted and peeled 71 lychees, and after creating yesterday's recipe, there are now 70, plus a little less fresh lychee juice. ;) So, I've still got all of those to use up soon as well.
Next up, I'm going to post the Italian-style two-bean soup that I made yesterday for dinner. OK, so that's a wrap. Hope you've all been having a great week! :)