Fried chicken goodness – Crispy, spicy, juicy and comforting

22163859_10154819986736969_311042029_oFried Chicken and I have an endless love story, I am always on the look out for the best fried chicken recipe and today I had the perfect excuse to make some I had 2 chicken thighs and 2 wings that I had to cook today, of course the most sane decision would be fry them up, I did cut the thighs into 3 pieces sectioned of the drumstick and cut the thigh in half to reduce the cooking time in oil (learning from my previous mistakes) then marinated the chicken in the below ingredients:

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Tastemade winner at #InfiniteMenu challenge

Great news,

My mother’s Chicken Liver with Pomegranate Molasses recipe is the winner at Tastemade’s #infinitmenu challenge this week!! Congratulations mom ❤ ❤

Our #InfiniteMenu Pomegranate Challenge winner is… @vandakildani. Congrats!

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To check her recipe you can go to the below Instagram link or click here to go to my blog post if you don’t have Instagram that is.


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Her recipe will be made a tastemade studios soon, can’t wait for that! 


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Great News – Shanklish recipe featured in an online Magazine

Hi guys,

DSC00533I have great news to share with all of you Cheeserank magazine, a website that celebrates everything that is cheese have made an article about Shanklish cheese and they contacted me to feature my recipe and picture on their website.
The “2015 Trend Alert: The Middle Eastern Cheese You Need To Know” article is just amazing, its short and to the point explaining a cheese that is obscure and is about time to get noticed in the world of cheese ;).

Looks like 2015 is going to be the year of middle eastern cuisines, so foodies of the world get cooking and indulge in the regions intricate and fresh flavors, no kabab, falafel or humus anymore lets venture in to the less known recipes and ingredients such as shanklish, mlookhye, magloubeh and many more.

Please do share the article with your friends and readers and lets spread the word about the beauty of the middle east together.

Procrastinator Cook

Lime Meltaways

DSC01120I realize that this post is long over due, but I will sure make it up and try to be as active as I can around here.

Today’s recipe is a delicious little cookie, that is delicate, crumbly, tangy, sweet and melts in your mouth (hence the name lime meltaways). When I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart’s show, I knew I had to make it because of how easy it looked.

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Ghraybeh (Arabic Butter cookies) and Lime meltaways for Easter, recipes coming soon.

Korean slow braised chicken – Jjim Dalk – 찜닭

2013-01-16 19.22.30-2In 2012 I had the pleasure to travel to South Korea and was introduced to its rich and mysterious culture and intricate cuisine.

After going back home I had horrible cravings for Korean dumplings (만두),

Seafood scallion pancake (해물파전) or simple scallion pancake, Dakgalbi ( 닭갈비) which is a spicy, super fiery chicken cooked with rice cake and cabbage (to die for), Korean Barbecue which is heaven in a bite and for today’s recipe am making Jjim Dalk, which is a slowly braised chicken dish cooked in a dark caramelized soy sauce with lots of sweet and soft veggies, served with no other than white rice that is, the broth should be sweet, salty, and spicy.

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