chunkys chicken

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When the weather is getting chilly like now, there’s nothing better than this dish with a shot of soju for dinner. It warms you right up! This dish is full of everything tasty, big chunky juicy dark meat chicken, soft potatoes and deep, rich and spicy juice that tastes so yummy when eaten with rice. Soju is a korean liquor made with mainly potatos. It tastes somewhere between japanese sake and vodka. It’s used in Korean cooking a lot, especially in cooking meat. When heated with meat, the alcohol evaporates and takes away the gamey smell of the meat with it. So even if you are not into drinking this liquor, it’s good to keep a bottle for cooking purposes. And they are super cheap at Korean grocery shops, usually less then $7 a bottle.  It is the most popular drink in Korea and there are many different brands but most of them come in green bottles. You can use any brand for cooking. If you can’t find soju near you, no worries. You can substitute soju with sake or vodka. You can use many different types of chicken as long as it’s dark meat: bone-in chicken thighs, wings, and drumsticks…etc. Just make sure they are not too big, and you might need to cook them a bit longer in order for the chicken to cook through. I like to use boneless chicken thighs the best because they take less time to cook and also less messy to eat. 

I ate at a restaurant today for the first time since I got diagnosed.

I have coeliacs disease and as such, I can’t eat at restaurants. If I’m hungry when I’m out, tough. I have to wait until I get home because only the supermarkets have gluten-free food, and it’s usually food that has to be heated up or cooked. The snacks aren’t healthy and a lot of gluten free food is high in salt, fat and sugar.

I can’t eat out at restaurants even if they have gluten free alternatives because I cannot guarantee that my food hasn’t come into contact with wheat or gluten. Even a breadcrumb will set off the extremely unpleasant reaction I have to gluten. So I have to be careful and not take the risk.

I briefly mentioned to my parents two days ago that I miss the normality of being able to eat at a restaurant. I miss being able to say, ‘I’m hungry, let’s go eat somewhere’ instead of, 'how long until I can go home to eat food?’. It was a passing comment and I thought nothing more of it.

But last night my parents told me that we were going out for lunch. I was annoyed, thinking they were ignoring the fact that I wouldn’t even be able to eat chips from anywhere that isn’t home because they’re probably fried with battered items, but they assured me it was completely safe for me.

So I went. I told the waiter I had to have gluten free food. I was expecting funky-tasting food, like most gluten free things. And do you know? I LOVE being wrong sometimes.

The food was so good I was fangirling and I couldn’t stop smiling. The chicken was chunky and tender, the bacon was crispy, the mayonnaise was healthy and high quality, the bread held well together and wasn’t grainy. The coffee and tea were high quality as well and even the desserts had a high quality gluten free section.

For the first time in almost two years, I felt normal doing something that people without food allergies or preferences probably take for granted.

And that feeling means the world to me.

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anonymous asked:

How about a DavidxReader imagine where the Reader applies as a counselor, but ends up taking over as the Camp Campbell Cook (she initially signed up as a cooking instructor, because she thought she applied for a culinary camp). She looses her ever lovin mind when she see's the state of the kitchen/what's being served (the children are starving :O)

I am back my friends! Honestly, I’m not super happy with how this turned out, so if you want me to rewrite it/give it a sequel it’s cool. I hope you enjoy it though!-Rain


“And over here is our mess hall”

           David let the person into the building, giving them his best smile. This was a new counselor, this time not a cult leader, so he had to make his best impression. It didn’t hurt that he found them quite attractive.

           The kids were eating right now, it was near the end of the day, and they had just finished activities. A barrage of words and complaints could be heard from them, and Max took quick notice of the new leader. “The hell is this David? Another freaking cult leader you hired?”

           Y/n blinked, turning to look at the red-haired man. “You hired a cult leader?” “No no! I mean- I didn’t mean to, but-well it was an accident!” David let out a broken chuckle, eyes flitting around. Not something that’s helping our case. He thought, turning to Max.

           “Now Max, let’s not scare Y/n here with things from the past. This here is our new cook! Y/n is coming here to be a part of the Camp Campbell family!” Max turned to the new cook, giving them a once over.

“You don’t look like a cult leader. Better run while you can then, before you’re sucked into this hell forever”

“Uhhh…okay?

           David shot a small glare at the small boy, “Max, stop trying to-” He stopped as Y/n suddenly grimaced, peering at one of the plates.

           “Hey, Max, is that what you eat every day?” They pointed to the tray in front of him. Stale bread, mushy greyish green peas, chicken???, and chunky old gravy. Max nodded, “Yep, just another aspect to the hell that is this camp, run while you can.”

           Y/n rolled their eyes, more confident than before, “Or, I take over cooking and begin giving you all edible meals, hm?” they crossed their arms, looking down at the ten-year-old. Max stared back up at them, “It’s your funeral man, but bonus for us I guess?”

           They shrugged, “There are worse things than death, kid. I’ll head into the kitchen I guess-” They turned to David, who was staring at them. “-See ya later, thanks, David.” They walked into the kitchen, kicking the Quarter Master out without a second thought.

           A fresh meal came thirty minutes later, the kids drawn to the smell wafting in from the kitchen. It wasn’t too elaborate, Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and some cookies. But the campers’ mouths watered at the sight of the food.

           David stared at the mass of campers, then at Y/n. They all looked happy, the kids at having edible meals, and Y/n at making food for them. He nodded to himself. They would make a good fit.

Definitely a new part of the family.

Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

I don’t love to cook dinner anymore. I haven’t loved cooking dinner ever, really.  I don’t think I have even really liked cooking dinner.  I do love anything that makes a mundane and necessary task easier.  Especially as a mom.  And even more now as a new mom of two. There are two things that make cooking dinner really great: Advanced preparation & a crockpot. Have I ever mentioned how much I love a good crockpot? Seriously, if I could marry my slow cooker, I would. Over the past few months I was enlightened with the brilliant phenomenon that are freezer meals.  Fully pepared, uncooked, frozen bags of food that you simply place in a slow cooker for 6-8 hours and have dinner with little to no effort.  To make things even easier on myself I make sure that I always have slow cooker liners on hand.  I did a gigantic batch of freezer meals today and while I made a lot of new recipes I haven’t tried yet, I thought I would share them here in an effort to save YOU time as well.

The first thing I did was scour the internet for some new recipes.  In recent months I have made teriyaki chicken, tortilla soup, and other various meals, but this time I wanted to branch out to other sorts of meat too. 

I wrote out 8 different recipes and then compiled a shopping list for all of the items I didn’t have on hand (which was most of the items, obviously).  I then went “grocery shopping” (ordered online at Harris Teeter & let them gather my things for me, of course). I picked up my groceries today and set to work putting all of the ingredients in gallon-sized freezer bags.

In total, 14 meals cost around $75.00 - this is an average of $5.35 per meal for a family of four (three eaters, but I eat enough for two people these days, so go with four). Not only that, but our meals will be easy and, for the most part, well balanced.  A couple of tips I have if you plan to embark on a freezer meal journey: 

  • DO  NOT buy store brand freezer bags.  Go with Hefty or Ziploc. I made that mistake one time and had SO MANY bags burst.  It was infuriating to have fully prepared meals exploding out of bags.
  • Make a list. Stick to it. Also, use your recipe list to group all of the items for each meal together before you prep anything.  This way, you wont use all of the pineapple for one meal when it is supposed to be used with three different meals, for example. 
  • Always put in your meat and loose ingredients first, then pour the sauce overtop - it just makes things easier.
  • Prelabel your bags before making the meals.  Seems obvious to me, but you never know ;)

Onto the recipes! Here are 8 different meal options that I made today. Recipes that make more than one day’s worth of food are noted as well:

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So my husband calls and asks if he can bring any dinner home for his sick wife. It was so tempting to ask him to bring home some chunky chicken noodle soup or, even worse, my all time favorite comfort food: McDonald’s.
But alas, I had decided this afternoon to try out my new spiralizer and
Oh.
My.
God.
Why didn’t I know about this earlier?

We may eat a lot of food additives, but most consumers know very little about them. These often misunderstood substances go by unwieldy names like “diacetyl” or “azodicarbonamide.” They are in everything from salad dressings to Twinkies. But how many of us actually know what they look like or, more important, what they’re doing in our food?

Ingredients, a new book by photographer Dwight Eschliman and writer Steve Ettlinger, seeks to demystify 75 common food additives, from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, by providing an easy-to-read encyclopedia of sorts of various food additives, their uses and their history.

‘Ingredients’: An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

Photo: The ingredients found in Campbell’s Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup. Credit: Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts

Healthy foods for emetophobes

Hello, friends. I’m making this post specifically for my dear fellow emetophobes who struggle to eat anything because they’re scared it will make them sick. I’m right there with you. I lost 30 pounds my first year with emetophobia because of this problem. So here’s a little list of some stuff and suggestions that I’ve found to be really helpful to keep me alive and a little more panic-free.

(I’m sorry if some of it is a little matter-of-fact, it’s just my style of writing. <3 this all comes from my own experiences)

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A deliciously creamy and chunky Chicken and corn chowder is perfect for Fall and winter or any season 🍁🍂!! When I was making this, I didn’t expect it would end up being one of my favorite soups. I was just in the mood for Fall so I wanted something with chicken and corn 🐓🌽🍞If you haven’t made any kind of Chowder yet… then this is definitely for you.⛄🌁

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[MONSTER] Dora Cockatrice.

Japanese name: ドーラコカトリス
Romanized name: Doora Kokatorisu

Alignment: Bandora Gang
Type: Dora Monster
Inspiration: Cockatrice
Status: Killed by Super Legend Lightning Cut.

From: Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger - Episodes 9 & 10

Trivia

  • A cockatrice is a mythological beast that is usually described as a bipedal dragon with the head of a rooster. Like a gorgon, the cockatrice can turn its victims into stone. They are sometimes confused with the basilisk.
  • Unlike its Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers counterpart Chunky Chicken (episode “Big Sisters”), Dora Cockatrice had two lives. It was revived as Dora Cockatrice II (ドーラコカトリス2号; Doora Kokatorisu Nigou). However, there were other Chunky Chickens seen throughout the Power Rangers series.

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