So I had a late-night cooking date with Vivian today (even later for Vivian because of the time difference). She couldn’t make the dish with me yet because she didn’t have the right dish/pan in her new apartment. So I had to fly solo on this one, while she watched.
I’m trying to be healthy again, and the way I make sure to do that is by cooking all my meals in the beginning of the week. I decided to stick with one meat: chicken. I figured I could add variation by making different types of sides to accompany the honey mustard chicken throughout the week (and occasionally steal some of whatever my mom and my family’s food). Here’s a shot of all the chicken I made and how it turned out.
For my first side, I decided to make cauliflower rice. I’ve made this before, but I saw a different recipe online and decided to try it.
Here’s the recipe to the Honey Mustard Chicken:
Pretty simple recipe. Preheat the oven to 350. Mix a couple teaspoons of olive oil mixed with a 1:1 ratio of dijon mustard and honey, and throw in a bit of salt to taste. Salt both sides of the chicken, put a bit of rosemary in between the chicken, spread the sauce on top of the chicken, and throw it in the oven for about 45 min. Even I can’t mess this one up.
And for the Cauliflower Rice:
Use the food processor to chop red onions (if you’re lazy like me). Use it again to chop the cauliflower into the consistency of rice. Chop the celery with a knife. Cook the onion on medium to low heat for about 10 minutes (will turn a bit clear). Cook the celery for another 5 min. Mix in the cauliflower and cook for 15 minutes. Stir periodically. Salt to taste. I also like to sprinkle a bit (a lot) of garlic powder (not in the recipe).
I’m glad that it turned out ok, because regardless I would have to eat it for the whole week. Now its Vivian’s turn later this week. My turn to watch! Unfortunately she wasn’t here to taste my food. She always tastes my cooking and says “mmmm this is goooood”. Either I’m a chef, or she’s just a good girlfriend. Either way, I win. =)
That’s it for now guys. Enjoy.