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Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This is the best steak recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. Flat iron steak is rubbed with warming and flavorful spices, cooked for a quick five minutes per side, and finished with a vibrant cilantro-lime gremolata. Flat Iron Steak Flat iron steak is […]

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style beef stew recipe was inspired by kara lahana çorbası, a classic collard green and beef stew from the northern (Black sea) region of Turkey. My version adds fresh parsley and mint, and swaps the collards for cabbage, making a cozy, vibrant, and healthful […]

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

Quick and healthy dinner ideas often feel like an insurmountable task at the end of a long day. Whether you are looking for a lighter “soup and salad” type of dinner, or a hearty “meat and potatoes” stick to your ribs meal, here are 7 […]

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style white bean stew recipe, Kuru Fasulye, is the perfect cooler-weather comfort food. White beans are simmered with onion, pepper, tomato, and (optional) meat, creating a creamy and soothing stew. Cozy up to a bowl of these beans with a hunk of fresh bread, […]

Steak and Egg Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Steak and Egg Breakfast Tacos Recipe

This post contains sponsored content. All words and opinions and ideas are my own. Sponsored content helps this blog survive and thrive, thank you for your support! Breakfast Tacos: A Hearty Way to Start the Day These steak and egg breakfast tacos satisfy my perpetual […]

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

This post contains sponsored content. All words and opinions and ideas are my own. Sponsored content helps this blog survive and thrive, thank you for your support! This Turkish-style beef köfte kebab recipe is a simple grilled dish to pull together for a hot summer […]

A Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

A Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

What is Grass-Fed Beef? Buying grass-fed beef can be confusing, and understanding what to look for is key. Grass-fed beef is raised using sustainable methods that take into consideration raising beef for future generations. Currently, the amount of environmental degradation and pollution caused by Concentrated […]

Traditional Mexican Chicken Recipe (Pollo en Pipian Verde)

Traditional Mexican Chicken Recipe (Pollo en Pipian Verde)

This Mexican chicken recipe, Pollo en Pipian Verde, or Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Sauce, combines tomatillos, chilies, and nuts and seeds in a delicious sauce to make a hearty meal. Traveling and Cooking The recipe is from a cooking class I took on a trip […]

Sausage Dinner Skillet Recipe with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

Sausage Dinner Skillet Recipe with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

This sausage skillet with leeks, fennel, and apple, is a perfect weeknight dinner recipe. The sausages are browned and then baked low and slow with seasonal ingredients in a thyme-scented cider gravy. Braising The low and slow cooking method of braising (cooking ingredients in a […]

Mom’s Meatball Recipe with Parsley and Onion Salad

Mom’s Meatball Recipe with Parsley and Onion Salad

This meatball recipe is a terrific way to get a nutritious and delicious meal on the table in under an hour. The addition of fresh parsley and mint adds a zesty kick, and they can easily be made gluten-free by using rice flour instead of […]