Never in my life in the deep South did I imagine we would look out of our back door across the field and seen a white, powdery blanket. The novelty kept us cozied up to the windows with the dogs for hours, watching it sprinkle down in all its quiet glory. When I think of slow living, the idea of a snowy day certainly comes to mind, drinking tea by a fire and reading a good book, and the smell of a warm, spicy chicken recipe wafting through the house because there is nothing else to do but enjoy the moment.
I made this snow-day chicken in my new crockpot. Now, I am a bit late to the crock-pot craze mainly because it is one extra appliance that takes up space in a kitchen, and I have a few too many kitchen appliances. Do I really need an ice cream maker, a George foreman grill, a waffle maker, a dehydrator and a meat grinder? Questionable. But if we ever enter World War III, you know who will be ready to feed the neighborhood.
I love the crockpot because it requires so little time to prepare healthy, whole foods. You don’t even need a recipe. Throw in a protein, a healthy fat, liquid(in the form of water or broth), spices, plenty of vegetables and voila! dinner is waiting on you.
This is a simple chicken tikka masala recipe that packs quite a nutritional punch. I used chicken thighs for more flavor, but I think it would also work with cubed chicken breast and a generous pour of olive or coconut oil. The one non-negotiable item you must have to make this recipe is garam masala . This spice is the backbone of most Indian dishes, warming to your body and therefore ideal to eat in cold weather and also to stave off sickness.
Stay warm , friends!
By the way, my intention this year is to come back to my roots and post more valuable content here, so I have opened my blog up to comments and would love to hear from you. What would you like to see more on my blog?
In love and light,