Announcement 1

Welcome to the first announcement post for Words Art Design, dear reader. ❤

Guess what? It has been a little more than one year since I started the site. When I first created my page, I thought it would become nothing more than a little hobby space I’d never have time for, what with all the craziness going on in my life.

Although that’s been somewhat true, I’ve been pleasantly much more active than I could have ever hoped for. I’ve really found this page to be my refuge, writing as much as I can despite everything.

A small smile here. 🙂

So, good news! One year down and hopefully much more material to come. I’ve created a simple banner for any future announcements (shown above), so be on the lookout. 🙂

So now, here is the bad news, har har.

I try to minimize administration, but inevitably maintaining a site takes quite a bit of work. Quite a bit more than I expected actually, if I’m being honest. As much as I tried to get to the art of the matter this last year, the setup of the site and technical issues took as much of 70% of my time here.

In particular, a recent June 2017 bug in the WordPress gallery widget completely wiped my photography and food galleries, which were unrecoverable. 😦 Quite a bit of a setback, and there is one food post that I lost images for which I do not have backups. I have updated that post with a technology error note, but all other posts should be okay. However, please note that for my galleries, you may see broken links galore.

Please be aware I am working on restoring these galleries with my backups, and they should be up sometime soon. 🙂

That being said, more good news!

I’ve finally revamped all categories and the front page. I have also gotten most of the technical overhead on the site done. Not bad for a writer, so I can’t complain. 🙂

Thus, time needed for web maintenance should decrease greatly in the future.

I’ve finally got the foundation of the site down, and now, I can build upon it. ❤

Until next time.

Love,

C.M. Taro

Cilantro Lime Chicken Rice

07/06/2017 Technology Issue Notice:  The original photo of this dish was unfortunately deleted due to a technical glitch. For details, please see Announcement 1. Original blog post without photos is as follows. Sorry for any inconvenience. ❤

I’ve decided to blog a little here and there about things I cook moving forward. I’m always frightfully busy, but I’m hoping to start cooking more. 🙂

Currently, I look for things that are quick to make. So here it goes, cooking attempt #1. 🙂 This one was definitely quick and tasted great.

Original Recipe:  (Link to the original source of the recipe on Creme de la Crumb:  One Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Rice)

Serves: 4
POT INGREDIENTS
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to ½ inch thickness
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2¼ cups chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • juice of 3 limes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
SAUCE INGREDIENTS
    • 1 avocado
    • juice of 1 lime
    • ¼ cup milk
    • handful of cilantro
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add butter to a large skillet (one that has a lid) and melt over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add chicken and cook 1-2 minutes on each side just until lightly browned. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  2. Add rice and garlic to pan and stir over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken broth, lime juice, and cilantro. Place chicken on top of the rice. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 25 minutes or until rice is fully cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  3. While chicken and rice are cooking, make the sauce. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Add more lime juice or a little more milk if needed til pourable.
  4. Drizzle sauce over chicken and rice. Sprinkle with additional cilantro if desired and serve.

My Review of the Results:

This dish had a really nice tangy flavor to it. It was pretty good!

My favorite part was the sauce. I was surprised how something so simple could taste so good. If you are a fan of lime, you’ll love this. It’s really got a nice zing.

This recipe lived to its promise of being a quick dish. It was extremely easy to make (30 minutes) on a work night.

What Would I Change?

Looking back, the only thing I would have changed is adding more rice to have plenty more leftovers and a better chicken-to-rice ratio. Maybe like 1 -2 cups.

Picture of My Attempt:  

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Happy eating.

Love,

C.M. Taro