Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Teaching and food… Lots and lots of food :)

So I moved to Chicago around 6-7 month ago and I got a sweet job teaching immigrants and refugee’s (Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, etc) U.S. History and Civics at Arab American Family Services*. I swear my students are the best cooks and they are the most loving bunch… if you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been blogging much it’s because of this! Its something new every week! I am stuffed and probably have gained over 10 pounds! Love it and love my students!!! p.s. I am in love with Maqluba, Mansaf, and Baklava (so many new dishes I am learning about Alhamdullilah) now to learn these recipes ¬†and share them with y’all.

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This was the course and desert I received today… Homemade Pasta and homemade cookies. IMG_1605IMG_1606

*Arab American Family Services¬†is a non-political, non-religious organization that focuses on building respect and understanding between Arab-Americans and the mainstream-American culture. For more information about¬†AAFS¬†please click¬†here. If you’d like to make a donation to help them achieve their mission donate here. Thanks!

Mexican Chicken & Rice – by Fina!

Guest recipe by beautiful Fina Alfonsina Diaz!

This is a delicious easy recipe that will make any soul warm.

Enjoy and thank you very much Fina for letting me watch and blog about this recipe.

Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked rice
¬Ĺ an onion – sliced
¬ľ green bell peppers (capsicum) – sliced
1-pound chicken
1-32oz packet of Swanson Chicken Broth
¬ľ – ¬Ĺ can of tomato sauce
1 tsp garlic paste or minced garlic
¬Ĺ tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste
Handful fresh cilantro
Oil as per choice

Method:

Heat oil over medium heat.
Fry the dry rice while gently stirring, till rice turns brown.
Add the sliced onions.
Add the sliced green pepper

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Add the chicken and mix well.
Add the chicken broth and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Add the tomato sauce.
Add salt as per taste.
Add garlic and cumin powder.

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Add chopped cilantro.
Add ¬ľ cup of water.
Bring the mix to a boil
Cover on medium heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes or till the water is completely dry.

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Tasty Mexican rice ready to be served!

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