Pan Fried Chicken Breasts /w/ Panchetta Cream & Couscous

These are both so delicious. The chicken recipe is Brad Sorenson’s, a Next Food Network Star finalist. His recipe calls for boneless chicken thighs, but I use breasts because I’m not a fan of dark meat.

The couscous is Ina Garten’s. It calls for dried currants, but I use dried cranberries. It calls for 3-4 shallots, but I find that 2 is plenty. I also omit the parsley and add either chives or scallions to add more flavor. Also, pine nuts can be really expensive, so feel free to omit if you are on a budget.



Running and Eating

One of the great advantages with running is the change in the appetite. Running makes me hungrier! And it also makes me crave good food! Food that both taste good and does good. Eating is not only to stop you from being hungry but also to put fuel in the body for your next run. And food is awesomly tasty too!

Today I ran 15 km. Not bad being the first day in “vacation” and the fact that I didn’t get much sleep last night. Our apartment in Bologna have been empty for 3 weeks with the gas turned of so indoors we had a temperature of 15C. I sleept in a down jacket :)

And now I’m cooking to heet up the place (one of many advantages of living small- cooking one chicken will make the entire apartment warm and cosy).


I’m making roast chicken from Jamie Oliver and oven roasted veggies. Smells delicious.

I aded some wine and panchetta (bacon) because I believe everything tastes better with wine and pigsfat! How is it even possible to fail a dish consistent of garlic, olive oil, wine and panchetta. All that could be missing is the cheese. Maybe I should ad some…

Thanksgiving-y things

The mad scientist is prepping a turkey porchetta. I have no idea what it is, but I am pretty sure Thanksgiving is going to be tasty as fuck. 

Also, I’m picking up my mom from the airport tonight. I don’t think I told the tumblrverse, but she’s leaving her terrible husband! She called me last week to let me know, so we decided to fly her up to eat amazing food with us tomorrow.