Chicken and Mushrooms in Soy-Vinegar Sauce

A lot of my friends are on a diet these days and they won’t even taste from the food that I make even if I say that I just used one Tbsp of oil! So if you’re on a diet (seems that it’s the season!), you can easily make this recipe a diet-friendly one, ¬†just grill the chicken strips in the oven instead of cooking them with butter and oil. But really, the way I’ve prepared this isn’t very fattening, give a try and let me know what your taste buds think ;)

Ingredients (for 2):

– 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp olive oil
– 275g boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
– 2 Tbsp flour
– 250g fresh white mushrooms, sliced
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
Р 1/2 cup water
– 2 Tbsp vinegar
– 2 Tbsp low salt soy sauce


1. Salt and pepper the chicken strips and then lightly dredge in flour.

2. In a wide pan, heat the butter and oil and then cook the chicken until slightly golden. Save aside.

3. In the same pan, put the minced garlic and mushrooms and cover the pan until the mushrooms let out their water and lovely aroma.

4. Pour the water and vinegar onto the mushroom mix, salt and pepper and bring to boil. Leave the mixture boiling on medium heat until the liquid evaporates to half.

5. Add in the chicken strips and give it a good stir, around 5 minutes.

6. Finally, add the soy sauce and keep everything cooking for an additional 2 minutes.

Serve hot with white rice on the side or green peas.


Best of 2011

What an eventful year! It started out alright. My mom visited me at the beginning of the year and we had a good two weeks together. Then, my health took a dip and I had a rough few months. But it seems that traveling was in the cards for me because I visited several new cities this year and spent vacations with my family, with R. and with my mom. Another good thing that happened this year was that I managed to lose the extra few kilos that I had put on the past two years. Not all news is good as this year I wasn’t able to see my best friend whom I normally meet up with once a year. However, the year ended on a good note and … I went for LASIK and that changed my whole outlook on life (pun intended)!

Here are a few photos highlighting the beautiful memories of 2011:

weekend mornings by the sea

family summer vacation in Spain

the BEAUTIFUL San Sebastian (Spain)

fun with R.

drinking a lot of tea in Istanbul with mom

the Bosphorus


Paris with Mounir & Aida


Good Morning 2012!

Lebanese Coffee

I don’t know what to expect from you 2012, but I sincerely hope that you are gentler than your sister 2011.

For my part, I am going to follow my dreams and live a little. I will not let insecurity haunt me or anxiety pin me down. I am going to live and chase my future like a beautiful free-flying kite.

Happy 2012 everyone. Take it easy and don’t forget to live life the way you want to.