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Saturday, May 12, 2012


I work with some really nice people.  We are not really compatible though.  While I read food blogs and cookbooks and magazines full of beautiful food with lots of flavor and dine frequently on Indian, Thai and Mexican foods (the spicier the better), my friends at work look at me funny when I bring in my leftovers for lunch or attempt to share with them about the wonderful dinner that we made the night before or over the weekend.   
When we order pizza together at work and I am looking forward to the Buffalo Chicken pizza, they are hoping that at least something "normal" was ordered, as well. 
 Yeah, I don't fit in very well sometimes.
  I'm okay with that. 
While I'm definitely the minority there, I'm not alone.    I have one friend there who is a foodie.  We share highlights of meals that we have recently dined on....food that we plan to dine on....ideas of things we want to try...learning from one another and our eyes are opened to new food and new ideas. 
Thank God for her.
One of the yummy food ideas that she has shared with me was for Tandoori BBQ Chicken.

Originally an Aarti Sequeira recipe, I took the basics of the recipe and tweaked it just a little bit.  Aarti used chicken thighs and I used breasts.  She used tandoori masala.  I used garam masala.  She cut the chicken up and added it to the sauce.  I served the sauce on top of the chicken breasts.  She served hers over a scallion blini.  We had rice on the side.  Minor differences didn't change the integrity of the recipe at all and definitely did not make it my own.  It was spicy and full of flavor and definitely something we will make again. 


  1. It looks delicious and we'd like it the way you made it with the sauce on top and rice on the side. Laughing because I get that "normal" food with the co-workers.

  2. oh that looks so yummy! As always, another mouth watering recipe from you my friend! Hugs, xoxo

  3. I love Aarti! I was so happy when she won, The Next Food Network Star! Sam's Club has really good buffalo chicken pizza at their Cafe...just saying! Happy Mother's Day!!!

  4. I feel the same way lately too! I think I don't fit either in my country or in today's behavioral patterns! The tandoori chicken looks delicious my friend! Have a great weekend!

  5. Haha SAME. I come to work with the most insane leftover lunches and everyone always stares. But I'm totally okay with that! The tandoori "sauce" sounds so delicious!

  6. the sauce itself is making my mouth water

  7. Oh, I so know how that is! Before I started working from home, I got a lot of side-eyes over the lunches I brought with me. You'd think I was eating soylent green instead of tofu. ;) That tandoori sauce really does look delicious!

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  9. This looks amazing!!! I adore Indian food! And I know just what you mean about the co-workers; most of mine keep kosher, one has a dairy allergy, another has a citrus allergy, two are vegetarian, these folks don't like mustard or tomatoes or many other things that I consider basic necessities, and one is so picky that she essentially makes restaurants create special dishes for her if we order out - it makes me insane! Sometimes folks will tell me how good my lunch smells/looks, but mostly they just wonder about the things I eat ... and I'm not even remotely like Andrew Zimmern!

  10. I have never had tandoori chicken. I think now is the time. YUM


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