TBC: I <3 Chicken – Chicken Carldeyreta

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Filipino noun
1. Provisions
2. Packed lunch or snack
This is part deux of the I ❤ Chicken Recipe series. Kaldereta is a well-known Filipino dish and is of Spanish origin. Basically, it is a beef/goat stew made with tomatoes, potatoes, spices, liver, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers. I tweaked the recipe and made a sweet and spicy version.
Ingredients:
Meat
1/2 kg boneless and skinless Chicken breast (cut into chunks)
Sauce
1 250g pack spaghetti sauce sweet style
Other
2 cups water
1 tsp of iodized salt
2 medium size potates (peeled and cut into chunks)
2 medium size carots (peeled and cut into chunks)
1 medium size green bell pepper (sliced)
2 to 3 finger/long chili (sliced)
Directions:
  1. In a rondeau/brasier, heat two cups of water until it boils.  Add the chicken and 1 tsp of salt.  Turn the fire to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, prepare the pesto sauce based on the instruction at the back of the pack.
  2. Set aside chicken and save 1 cup of the water used for boiling.
  3. Boil the carrots and potatoes until slightly tender. Add chicken and tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add sliced bell pepper and simmer for another 3 minutes.  You may add salt and pepper to suite your taste.
  5. Add the finger/long chili and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve. Perfect with hot white rice.
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TBC: I <3 Chicken – Creamy Pesto Chicken

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I just love chicken (breast).  Mainly because it’s lean, it’s versatile and it’s cheaper than pork and beef.  That’s why I am making the I ❤ Chicken Recipe series and this is part une.
Ingredients:
Meat
1/2 kg boneless and skinless Chicken breast (cut into chunks)
Sauce
1 pack McCormick Pesto Sauce Mix
2 to 3 tbsp of chopped cashew nuts (cut into chunks)
Other
2 cups water
1 tsp of iodized salt
1 tbsp Canola oil
1/2 cup all purpose cream
Directions:
  1. In a rondeau/brasier, heat two cups of water until it boils.  Add the chicken and 1 tsp of salt.  Turn the fire to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, prepare the pesto sauce based on the instruction at the back of the pack.
  2. Set aside chicken and save 1/4 cup of the water (chicken stock) used for boiling.
  3. Heat canola oil then saute the cashew nuts until light brown.  Add the chicken, stock and pesto sauce and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Add all purpose cream and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  5. Serve. Perfect with whole wheat bread with a side of salad greens.
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Ordinary Fairy Tale

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What happens when Prince Charming is not charming anymore? What if he’s not a prince after all? What if he’s just an average Joe?

But he really loves the Princess who was:

a) Cursed by the evil Witch
b) Locked up in a tower, guarded by a vicious fire-breathing Dragon
c) Kidnapped by a sinister Wizard who plans to marry her and make her the mother of his evil offsprings

If our hero was just an ordiinary guy:

a) Would his kiss be magical to wake up Sleeping Beauty?
b) Would he be brave enough to seek the tower where the Damsel in Distress was imprisoned and slay the Dragon?
c) Would he be able to thwart the evil plans of the Wizard, just in time for him and the Princess to sing their theme song while flying on a magical carpet?

“Love can make an ordinary man do extraordinary things”