These grass-fed lamb chops from U.S. Wellness Meats are rich in taste and perfect for grilling. We marinated the lamb chops in a wet spice rub of classic Moroccan herbs and spices, and paired the grilled chops with a creamy risotto spiked with Turkish apricots and pistachios for a dinner worthy of any special occasion. … Continue reading Lamb Chops with Moroccan Spice Rub and Apricot Risotto
Everyone seems to have a meatloaf recipe – perhaps one handed down through the family, the meatloaf that grandma used to make. It may be blasphemous to say this, but I have no fond “meatloaf memories” from my childhood. I know my mother made a meatloaf, but other than remembering that I like the crusty… Continue reading My Meatloaf
We are huge fans of used-book and thrift stores, and James has an eagle-eye for spotting treasures of any sort. A few weeks ago he brought a unique book home – The Complete Round-The-World Meat Cookbook. by Myra Waldo. Published in 1967, it promoted “unusual and classic meat recipes for all cuts of meat from… Continue reading Veal Saltimbocca
If you’ve been following this blog, you know we recently acquired a Tagine. Every couple of days I try to cook something different in it…not only because it is a great new vessel to cook in, but also because I don’t want to figure out where to store it when it’s not in use! Every… Continue reading Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates
I have a special fondness for rib chops…be it beef, veal, pork, or lamb. It must be something to do with the primal urge to gnaw the last remnants of fire-licked, juicy meat from the bone. I’ve never claimed to be lady-like or restrained when it comes to eating! A rib chop differs from a… Continue reading Grilled Veal Rib Chops with Rosemary and Garlic
Adapted from John Sarich’s Food & Wine of the Pacific Northwest Sometimes here at she cooks…he cleans, by the time dinner is served we are just too darn hungry to set up a photo shoot, no matter how lovely the plate of food is. This was one of those times. Although I don’t have a… Continue reading Ossobuco
I’m not sure what to call this…it is based on moussaka, but is also similar to lasagna sans the noodles. Instead of topping the casserole with a cheesy cream sauce, to avoid the use of flour I decided to include a Parmesan-ricotta layer between the eggplant layers. Also in my version, the eggplant slices are… Continue reading Eggplant Casserole
One of the things we do miss is “Spaghetti Night” since we are trying to keep the carbs down. No fear, this recipe will make you forget about the noodles! Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Wilted Spinach First, prepare the tomato sauce. This is an easy sauce from canned tomatoes, but you can use whatever… Continue reading Meatballs!