Category: Beef

Skirt Steak with Port Sauce

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Hi! I know I’ve disappeared for awhile. Life and work have gotten a little crazy with little free time to spare but sometimes the busier life gets the easier it becomes to remember the things that matter most. Family. Food.…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

spaghetti meatballs

Every now and then, you need spaghetti and meatballs. The real kind. The kind that makes your whole kitchen smell delicious for 45 minutes until the meatballs and sauce are done. It’s hard to believe that after all this time…

Vietnamese Pho

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A warning to all that try making Vietnamese pho at home: once you make this, all pho places (except the really really good ones) will probably pale in comparison. Pho (pronounced ‘phuh’) is a Vietnamese beef noodle soup that uses beef…

White Wine Pot Roast

pot roast

A nice and simple pot roast is so great for any meal. I love making it on the weekends. Sometimes in the summer months, a rich pot roast braised in a big red wine and beef stock can feel a bit heavy.…

Panang Curry

penang curry

If you have to make one exotic dish, this is it. The flavors are bold, balanced and complex. This recipe comes from Thai Kun restaurant in Texas by Chef Thai Changthong. I adapted the recipe to replace some hard to…

Steak, Potatoes, and Roasted Tomatoes

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Say hello to a different steak and potatoes dinner! Cast iron steak with truffle hasselback potatoes (because I couldn’t resist the jar of truffle butter at the market) and thyme roasted tomatoes on the vine (because the tomatoes just looked so…

Classic Braised Beef

braised chuck

This is definitely a favorite go to of mine. Strips of beef chuck seared and simmered in a broth with tomatoes, beef stock, oregano, onions, garlic and carrots for 2 hours until fork tender. I serve it with brown rice.…

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

tuscan kale salad with steak

If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Fast and Easy Asian Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps

Happy 2016! I hope everyone is ready for the new year! I’m not, so I decided that my new year starts in February. There’s much to do still in January. Besides, if you have resolutions as of January 1st, you’d…

The Famous Broccoli Beef

broccoli beef

Famous as in… Panda Express famous. That’s right. This broccoli beef recipe tastes just like the Panda Express one, but better because it’s saucier, the broccoli is cooked to the right consistency, and of course, the beef is of better…