My Kitchen. My sanctuary, my outlet, my space…
It’s like having my very own shrink at home. Sounds cheesy? It probably is…
When I spend time in my kitchen (that’s only big enough for me and my curious toddler) I kind of feel special in a way. It is here where I spend most of my time cooking for clients, my blog, my son, my husband and I, and sometimes I just like being there.
Even if I don’t have any cooking to do, I find myself countless times in my kitchen, leaning on the counter, flipping through magazines or just standing there, picturing a beautiful lemon meringue pie or a pot of boiling magic waiting to be transformed into a comforting meal.
I find security there, amongst the appliances and utensils that make up Aninas’ Kitchen. Some stuff in my kitchen might be inadequate, some totally priceless that makes cooking even more special to me.
And the more time I spent in my kitchen, the more I know that I was born to do this.
This recipe of Spicy Chicken and Pasta Salad came about when I was looking for a different way of combining chicken with pasta. Originally this recipe was all about the pasta, the spicy sauce that contains crunchy green pepper and onion, with the base of tomato and curry. I added grilled chicken strips to make this an easy weekday meal.
It’s the type of meal I would eat any time of day. It’s the type of meal that I can picture you dishing out to your family tonight. Tasty and simple. Yet made with total love and dedication.