Since the Covid lockdown, I haven’t been able to go to IKEA® where they serve delicious veggie balls. So in the true self-assemble spirit that makes it so famous, I set out to make a clone. Mine are even better. The original has pea protein and kale, which I find expensive and gross, respectively. I made some changes to make it easier on the wallet and taste buds, then bake them. Some assembly required. Serve bowl-style with rice and your favorite sauce.
Adapted for a plant-based diet, raw cashews are blended with a few ingredients to imitate the timeless classic cacio e pepe from Lazio.
We have a local Cajun restaurant with a delicious dish called St.Charles chicken, and while they serve there’s with mashed potatoes and vegetables, pasta can be easily substituted for the mashed potatoes.
Assorted toppings like sliced avocado, shredded cheese, crema Mexicana, black olives, and jalapeño elevate this shredded beef to a perfect slider suitable for the big game day.
Freekeh is an ancient grain that is packed with nutrients and has a slightly nutty flavor. This will serve 2 as a main or 4 as a appetizer.
I don’t have a fireplace to roast my chestnuts, so I grabbed my air fryer. Using the air fryer and water is a perfect solution. Use them in any dish calling for cooked chestnuts, or eat them as is with a mug of vin chaud for a truly autumnal experience.
Vietnamese-inspired pork and beef banh mi sliders. Spread with Sriracha-cilantro aioli and top with daikon cucumber relish and pickled carrots.
Super easy chi chi dango recipe. Mix it all together and put it in the microwave! This is a great recipe to have the kids do and an easy treat!
Cutting cauliflower into “steaks” and grilling them not only gives a flavorful, caramelized, and smoky taste, the presentation is lovely! A delicious change from boring old steamed cauliflower! I like my cauliflower a little on the firm side, so add a few extra minutes if you like it softer.
Beef brisket slowly smoked with mesquite, Texas-style. Time-consuming but very tasty.