Dinner in 2015

Happy New Year!

I trust you’ve all entered into this new and promising year sure-footed and determined to make a splash. That’s my plan.

Freshly back from a marvelous Christmas visit east with family, last evening I assembled a fabulous meal for a dear friend. And it is a must-share.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Rosemary, Thyme and Anchovies is a WINNER!


This recipe, courtesy of the Petite Kitchen, is a true taste sensation – check here for the recipe. I used skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs and added a few drumsticks. While you may wrinkle your nose at the prospect of draping anchovy fillets over chicken, you will be pleasantly surprised at the results: a crispy/salty, totally non-fishy flavour sensation. I scattered plenty of fresh rosemary and thyme, sea salt, pepper over top and poured on some good globs of olive oil. I dare say, the chicken all but sang from the oven!

And it doesn’t end there.

The carrots.

The yummy spiced carrots.


Now, I’d like to give merit where merit is due but I can’t remember exactly who posted this gem of a recipe on Facebook. My apologies.

Regardless, this is a winner:

Spiced Carrots


1/2 tsp each of: cinnamon, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, sea salt

6-8 large organic carrots (whatever you need)

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp sesame oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine spice mixture in small bowl; set aside. Cut carrots to suitable lengths (4 inches?); slice length-wise to uniform thickness. Place in large bowl, add spice mixture and oils. Toss to combine thoroughly. Spread out on baking sheet. Bake 20-30 minutes or until crispy. So delicious!


As you can see, green beans made an appearance on the plate as well. I tossed these, simply steamed, into a bowl with olive oil and freshly-chopped garlic. A shake of sea salt…divine.

And no, I didn’t forget the salad.


Greens, mixed sprouts, grape tomatoes, red onion, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts – and lightly dressed with olive oil, fresh garlic, sea salt and pepper.

A chicken dinner to remember!



Social tagging: >

Leave a Reply