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Food Gold: 20 Minute Roasted Chicken

Posted on Apr 28th, 2011

Food Gold is back with another quick draw 20 minute dinner recipe. I whipped up this chicken dish on Sunday night using a few things I had in the pantry and some store bought chicken legs I needed to do something with. The sauce is really open to interpretation, as it’s really just an example of how to combine acidic (vinegar, lemon juice, tomatoes) with salty (olives) and possibly sweet (roasted tomatoes, mmm.) Get creative and mess around until you get the flavor profile you want. And be sure to go through the effort to broil the chicken before serving. That extra crispy skin makes all the difference! Knowledge after the jump. Read More

Food Gold: Improv Pasta Salad

Posted on Mar 14th, 2011

The key to any good pasta salad is balance. You want something rich (cheese) matched with something crunchy (pine nuts, breadcrumbs) and something acidic (tomatoes, vinegar). Then you want to add some fresh herbs to jump up the flavor. So yes, it is basically like any other salad except you have pasta instead of greens. Below is a quick version I whipped up last week using what I had lying around. Feel free to substitute cheeses and dressings, most anything will work so long as your ratios are good. This one is a bit tangy as per my personal preference but you can dial down the vinegar if you like. Go forth! Read More