Recipe – Catalan Chicken and Chorizo Stew

Dad That Cooks

At time of writing, global travel is being restricted and we’re all staying home more. So we need to bring a bit of Mediterranean warmth to our food. This is a wonderful stew, full of colour and flavour, inspired by fantastic pot stews I’d had on trips to Barcelona.

For 4-6 people you will need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g chicken thighs, halved
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillis, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • Glug of red wine
  • 150g chopped chorizo
  • 1 tip chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 1 tin of chickpeas, drained

Pour half the stock into a large deep frying pan. Fry the chicken thighs, turning regularly, until browned a little. Place on a plate until later.

Add half the olive oil to the pan and fry the onion, chillis, garlic and pepper until soft. While doing this, fry the chorizo in…

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Eggs- Sunny side up!


How do you like your eggs? I LOVE all forms of egg, be it fried, baked, poached, boiled (soft or hard), omelette, scrambled or plain sunny side up as displayed in this post.  Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients and are used in various sweet and savory dishes. It’s my go-to ingredient on a lazy day or when I’m too tired to cook. Another great thing about eggs are that even though it’s traditionally a breakfast dish, it can be eaten for any meal of the day. Growing up, I ate eggs quite frequently, especially Sunday mornings in India, before church, would always be  2 sunny side up eggs with toasted bread and butter. Ah, those memories of childhood! There’s probably one person I know, who is crazier for eggs than me, and that’s my cousin sister who probably had a soft boiled egg instead of milk as…

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Cheese Omelette


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To be honest, breakfast is the meal I skip the most but I try to have breakfast when possible.  Eggs are probably one of the most common breakfast dishes in all parts of the world. They are so versatile, that they can be made into various forms and cooked in numerous ways. Omelettes are a favorite of many, and can be made using a plethora of different add on’s to make it delicious.A hearty and healthy breakfast, this cheese and veggie omelette should set you up for a productive day.

Cheese omelette slices

Coriander leaves – 1tbsp
Green chilies-4
Tomato – 1
Red chili flakes-1tsp
Pepper-jack cheese-2tbsps
Olive Oil

1)Firstly, cut up some onions finely along with some coriander leaves, green chilies and tomatoes. Then add these in a bowl.
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Keto Breakfast Biscuits Stuffed with Sausage and Cheese (Keto Breakfast Muffins)

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I actually found this recipe back in 2018 from For my blogging purposes, I am referring this yummy breakfast item as Keto Breakfast Muffins, or Muffins for short.

When I first tried this recipe, I wasn’t sure what I would end up with. I have to say, these Muffins were very tasty, and they smelled really good too. Typically, when I make this recipe, I would quadruple it so I can use up all of the cream cheese. I will then freeze the muffins so I will have breakfast ready whenever I want to have a muffin.

The ingredients really were very simple too. Cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, eggs, salt and pepper, almond flour, cooked breakfast sausage, and Colby jack cheese.

I combined the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and melted them in the microwave in 30 second’s increments. Then, using my muscles…

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Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Well, life has been flipped upside down and we’re all trying to figure out things. My kids schools closed Thursday afternoon and are home for the rest of the month. So needless to say, there will be a lot of new recipes coming to keep them full. It felt like they snacked all day long on Friday and are dipping into our “emergency” stash.

We all loved this recipe for buffalo chicken salad sandwiches. It’s quick and easy to make and can either be eaten on toast or on a green salad. It’s not super hot and the crunch of the celery is perfect!

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Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas

It's up to you... use two 8 oz cans of pineapple chunks, drained or dice a fresh pineapple
It’s up to you… use two 8 oz cans of pineapple chunks, drained or dice a fresh pineapple

Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas is another version of a popular, easy to prepare dish at my house using peppers and pineapple but swapping in chicken in place of salmon. In most other ways the dishes are virtually identical and just as quick and easy to prepare. In fact, I find many of the dishes I prepare can use either salmon or chicken as their foundation protein. And both are excellent sources of nutrition.

Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas offers all the nutritional punch of peppers and pineapple. Chicken is chock full of vitamins and minerals essential to psychological health as well as body tissue strength and cell growth. Nutritionists also agree that consuming chicken is useful in protecting eye, nail and oral health, treats anemia, can boost your immune system…

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Chicken Enchiladas

Food on Principal

Guys, this was SO good.  I had an extra serving that I did not need!  You will NEVER use a can of red enchilada sauce again!  Do not skip the chipotle chilis in adobo sauce!  I think it gives it the best flavor!  We took a quick trip to Menards to get all of the materials we will need to get a good start on the basement laundry room should we be stuck in the house for a longer period of time.  Jamie has already completed the basement bathroom and it looks AMAZING.  The girls are enjoying time with Grandma and Pop!  Bryleighed managed to get an eye infection and lose a tooth.  The tooth fairy found her, don’t worry!  The chicken enchilada recipe is a little “off-plan”, however, I’m out of my Outer Crust shells.  These are 2g net carbs each on the shell.  They will have to do…

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Slow Cooker Gumbo

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With Mardi Gras this week, I’m feeling inspired to make something Cajun. So today we are cooking up some Gumbo.

Cajun food is great for the cold winter days we’ve been having too. The mix of French technique with rustic traditions and locally available products fashioned this food into one of the most unique and identifiable in the United States. The tradition of making Gumbo dates back to the beginning of the 1800’s in New Orleans. The must haves for this dish are okra, meat and/or shellfish, and roux. Some might add filé powder (dried and ground sassafras leaves – adopted from the Choctaw traditions) to the list, but living in Spain I can’t get my hands on it so we made do without.

The dish itself is a perfect incarnation of the melting pot that is New Orleans. It combines ingredients and techniques from all the nationalities that have…

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Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Loin

What's for Dinner Moms?

Life is different. We are on day 5 of not going out. I am talking to everyone about the new “normal.” My kids are having a bit of a hard time adjusting to being home, learning online, seeing people (other than family) via the internet, and even when they do go out it is alone. It is different. But, as the leaders of the state and country are talking about this lingering for a month or more we need to make this work for us. They are slowly coming around.

I am struggling to get things done though because I feel like the gatekeeper keeping everyone moving forward right now. I am trying to get myself together too. Our house has definitely moved forward in getting more organized but we still have farther to go. My Travel Agent business has slowed somewhat but trying to help people remember that this…

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Simple Braised Cabbage

What's for Dinner Moms?

So, how are we all doing today? Today is day 6 for us on being home inside. I went out for the first time yesterday for a quick trip to the grocery store. They were out of most staples but I was looking for a couple of things like garlic, garlic powder, and wine. Great tip: If you only use wine for cooking and don’t want to open a whole bottle each time buy the little bottles that come like 4 to a package. It is great for cooking. I bought some white wine yesterday in these cute little bottles to have on hand.

Anyway, hope you are all well, finding ways to keep busy, and enjoying your families.

Tuesday was St. Patrick’s Day so we had our usual Corned Beef and Cabbage. Yum! This year I decided to switch it up a bit by baking the corned beef and…

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Revisited: Balsamic Italian Chicken

What's for Dinner Moms?

Day 6 in Coronavirus semi-lock down. Today is the first day of Spring. It is actually supposed to be almost 50 degrees here today which is unusual. It usually snows on the first day of Spring. I bet my crocuses are blooming. I haven’t seen them yet. I did get to go out in the sunshine the other day but so far it has been mostly overcast which does not help the doom and gloom of being inside all the time. I HIGHLY suggest if you can get the chance take a chair and go sit outside on  your porch or patio in the sunshine. It really helps improve your mood and outlook on life. I need a bit more today but hoping that tomorrow might bring sunshine.

It is nice having a bit more time for dinners and having my family around to help. They truly have been a…

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Mukilteo Turkey Slammer

My Meals are on Wheels

I’ve got a second Jennie – O Turkey Burger to pass along, Mukilteo Turkey Slammer. Nothing like a delicious Burger and a Beer, well how about a Beer in your Burger! This one is made using JENNIE-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Cheese Curds, Salt, Pepper, 1 Can of Beer, Hamburger Buns, Lettuce, Tomato, and Red Onion. Ground Turkey, Cheese Curds, and Beer has to be a great Burger! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020!

Mukilteo Turkey Slammer
Love burgers? Love cheese curds? How about beer? These turkey patties combine the above ingredients to become the answer to your burger prayers. Under 300 calories per serving!
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
¾ cup cheese curds, chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper, if…

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Indonesian Spicy Garlic Noodle (Seblak)


Made from Indonesian wet crackers and very famous street food dish in Java island. You can choose any kind of crackers you want such as prawn crackers or garlic crackers, and is normally easy to be found in Asian supermarket. For this recipe I use garlic crackers. The ingredients to blend are quite basic, but the key to have really nice and crunchy taste is sugar. Without sugar the taste of the soup is just plainly salty. So, remember to add some sugar! I hope you enjoy cooking this simple and delicious noodle.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


100 g Garlic Crackers (Kerupuk)

100 g Sausage (you can also use meat balls), sliced

2 Eggs, beaten

100 g               Vegetables, I use Chinese cabbage but you can use any vegies available at home

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Chicken powder

600-700 ml Water

To blend

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Zucchini Hash


This is a great spin on a traditional hash and perfect for Sunday brunch.

Ingredients: Serves One

6oz Zucchini
6oz Ground Beef 80% Lean
2 Organic Cage Free Brown Eggs
1oz Shredded Mozzarella
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Grass-Fed Butter


Cut up zucchini into 1/4″ round pieces and coat with 1 tbsp of olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook in air-fryer at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

In a medium non-stick pan heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and ground beef. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Cook ground beef until brown and break into bite size pieces. Remove ground beef and set aside.

In the same pan (no need to remove ground beef drippings) heat 1 tbsp grass-fed butter (Kerrygold is best). Once the butter is melted and evenly distributed in the pan, crack two eggs directly in the pan…

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Perfect Cast Iron Oven Roast

I went through many failed oven roast attempts before finally getting to this point. They always turned out dry or tasteless. With this recipe my family is finally enjoying roast again.

There is a key point to browning any sort of meat that should be mentioned. It’s important that the meat is dry and the oil is hot in the pan. If the meat isn’t dry it will essentially boil in its own juices and turn grey, not brown, so make sure you pat it off with some paper towel first. And if the oil in the pan is not hot you don’t get that hard layer form on the outside of the meat that seals in all the juices, instead they leak out as the pan heats up.

Salting the meat the day before is also a nice touch because it soaks in and makes for a really flavourful…

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Irish Soda Bread Muffins — 4 Sons ‘R’ Us

My Meals are on Wheels

Traditional soda bread meets sweet, flaky buttermilk style muffins in this easy Irish soda bread muffins recipe. They’re perfect for any meal of the day, and can be spread with butter, gravy, or whatever soup you’re serving. Whether it’s time to celebrate an Irish holiday like Saint Patrick’s Day, or it’s just time for a…

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