Salmon Tikka Trav made for dinner yesterday...it stunk up our house, but boy was it good! Isn't it pretty?
So I have had a massive crush on Jamie Oliver since I was in high school. A man who knows his way around the kitchen and has a cute British accent? I mean come on!
Jamie Oliver is a British chef who's had many cooking shows and published tons of books too. Trav and I rented all of his shows on Netflix a while back, which was really fun (and I highly recommend them all). In fact, watching his shows has totally inspired the way we cook, and has got Trav really interested in finding his way around the kitchen (have I mentioned how hot that is?)
We love Jamie's style of cooking because everything he does is pretty easy and basic. He uses a lot of the same ingredients...things like fresh herbs, lemons, olive oil, garlic, for a majority of his dishes so its easy to recreate his recipes if you have some basics on hand. Plus they seem relatively healthy. And easy. There hasn't been anything that we have tried that we couldn't find ingredients for, or that hasn't come out well. Plus you don't ever need special gadgets or tools.
So you know how we love podcasts? Well we have recently discovered that Jamie has a podcast where he does quick healthy meals, and you can download them for free on Itunes (Jamie's Ministry of Food). Or check out his website for even more recipes. The podcasts are great because they show you step by step what to do, and they are quick! (Plus you get to listen to Jamie say cute British things like "happy days, and literally, and brilliant!) We have tried several of them already, including that lovely salmon above. I also loved the Chicken with prosciutto and parmesan and the creamy shells and peas. In fact I am making the shells for dinner tonight.
Check it out! Literally.