Chicken Tikka Masala

There are a lot of spices in this recipe, but it's easier than it looks. I usually make up the marinade the night before. Serve with rice.

Serves 2.
Preparation time: 1/2 hour
If making additional portions, reduce yogurt by 1/2. Cooking time will increase significantly.

Chicken and Marinade

Sauce Ingredients


  1. Cut chicken into small pieces (bite-size).
  2. Combine yogurt, oil, lemon juice, and spices.
  3. Add chicken and stir to coat. Marinate in refrigerator at least 15 minutes, up to overnight.
  4. Cook chicken/yogurt mixture in frying pan or wok over high heat. Stir frequently for 5-6 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated and chicken is firm and white.
  5. Turn heat down to medium, add tomato paste and garlic. Slowly stir in cream to create a thick sauce. Stir in nutmeg and cumin.

Modified from "Chicken Tikka" in the book Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen by Kevin Mills.

Apple Walnut Bread

Dry Ingredients

Moist Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and 1 egg until smooth. Beat in second egg, and stir in vanilla. Stir in shredded apples.
  4. Pour flour mixture into batter; stir until just moistened. Spread into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove from pan and place on a rack to cool.

Modified from

Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes 15-20 cookies


Optional add-ins:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line cookie sheet(s) with foil.
  3. Combine all required ingredients in mixing bowl at low speed. Mix for 30 seconds on medium speed to make more fluffy cookies.
  4. Mix in any optional add-ins.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow lots of space between cookies. Cool for 5-10 minutes before peeling the cookies off the foil.

Adapted from