If you are anything like me I ALWAYS want Asian food. This recipe always satisfy and has plenty of room for modification. You can add different vegetables, tofu, shrimp and even bacon; you can't go wrong!
Place olive oil in a medium sauce pan, add chicken with bone. Add tbs of soy sauce over chicken. In Small bowl, combine garlic powder, chili powder and chili flakes, mix. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture over chicken breast, cover with lid. Cook 5-7 minutes, flip chicken. Sprinkle the rest of mix over the chicken, cover again. Cook another 5-7 minutes, checking the chicken occasionally. You may continue flipping as desired. When chicken is finished cooking, remove, de-bone, cut into 1/2" chunks and set aside.
In a wok or large frying pan add 2-3 tbs olive oil OR wok oil, heat. Add onion, red pepper and 3/4 slaw mix, sauté until onions are transparent. Move vegetables to one side of the pan, add eggs to empty part of the pan and scramble. Note: You can cook eggs in another pan if preferred and then add them. Add rice, chili paste and chicken, mix together. Pour remaining soy sauce (1/4 cup) over, mix well. Continue to heat until desired texture is reached, usually 2-4 more minutes.
You may add more or less soy sauce to taste. Mushrooms, bacon, and bok-choy are just a few of my favorite additions to this awesome dish. Feel free to top with Sriracha and enjoy!
Watchitude Slap Watch is a unique, youth friendly watch perfect for all different personalities. Made with zinc alloy casing, analog quartz movement and splash resistance it, functions with all of the makings of a high quality watch while showcasing laid back, fun and creative designs. This particular watch is a limited edition, glazed in bright, colorful gummy bears; designed by Ravi J from New York, USA.
One of the fun things about Watchitude Slap Watch is that you can create and submit your own designs and vote on your favorite! I cannot wait to give this to my niece for Christmas, she is going to love it!
Shop for yours at Watchitude.com
Look for an update on how much my niece loves hers after Christmas!
When you are all snowed in sometimes you have to make your own bit of happy! Thank goodness for our favorite brands being availiable at our local grocer!
You will need:
Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Coffee (or comprable)
2 tbs Coffee Mate Sugar Free Pepperment Mocha Creamer
1tsp hot fudge
1/8 tsp of cocoa or Nesquik
Brew Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Coffee as desired; pour in mug. Add 1-2 tbs of creamer and hot fudge; stir. Top with Rediwhip and sprinkle cocoa on top. Enjoy!
Blackfinn River North Girls nIGHT out
A special thank you to all who participated in our November Girls Night Out at Blackfinn River North! Blackfinn is such a fun venue and River North is an awesome hot spot in the heart of Chicago. This day was also the first day of Trump Protesting in our city which led to a smaller tournout but we were A-OK! Everyone socialized, laughed, enjoyed eachother's company, the awesome food, 50% off of wine and shopping our vendors.
Thank you to Rocio Pagoda Photography for capturing these amazing moments!
,Girl in the Kitchen author, and Top Chef winner, Stephanie Izard, has a restaurant called Little Goat Diner and it just went on my top favorites list. Some people probably feel that 5 starts on a Top Chef restaurant is purely bias but let me assure you this rating is well deserved.
I highly recommend using Open Table to make your reservation with ease as there is a substantial turnout, even during weekday lunch; though it's more than worth the wait.
This Art Deco diner meets Midwest Mom & Pop is done right. As they say, "it's all in the details" and this place hits the nail on the head. Clean lines & neutral colors accented by kitschy yet bold signs and furniture project a scene from a good movie.
The menu may be a bit of a risk taking for people who prefer mild, classic and simple flavors but it tastes like absolute heaven. I am not one of those people so I promptly followed the waiter's suggestion to try "The Little Pig Went to China" which then became one of the best breakfast sandwiches I've ever eaten. A sesame cheddar biscuit filled with szechuan pork sausage & PERFECTLY cooked sunny side up eggs, bathing in a sea of a chili, garlic and chive sauce... I honestly have never been so surprised by a breakfast dish and cannot wait to go back.
To top it all off, as if the fresh bakery & legitimate espresso station weren't enough, there is a photo booth that takes credit cards & cash, 2 minutes of your time & pops out a color AND B+W photo strip. Yes. This place is totally bucket list worthy; if it's not on yours yet I suggest you pencil it in!
Hi, I'm Ally!
I am a transplanted Chicagonlander who absolutely loves experiencing life! Many years of traveling, living all over the world, experiencing many hard and equally as wonderful things have led me to where I am today and I am so happy to share that with you through our GNO events, on our sites and by connecting with all of you!