Stuffed Pepper Boats

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion (7 ounces), chopped 1 pound ground turkey, preferably 93 percent lean (may substitute ground beef) 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons… Continue reading Stuffed Pepper Boats

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

4 large bell peppers ( red, yellow or orange, or a mix) 1 cup cooked brown rice, (or sub white rice, quinoa, freekeh, farro, or cauliflower rice) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small red onion, about 1 cup diced 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 pound of ground turkey or choice of protein ( ground plant-based… Continue reading Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Pressure Cooker Chili

2 cups dry pinto beans (or sub red beans or black beans) SEE NOTES. 1–2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground organic beef, chicken, turkey or vegan TVP (1 3/4 cups dry and rehydrated) Textured Vegan Protein or “Soy crumbles”) or soy chorizo! 4 cloves garlic, rough chopped (or 1 tablespoon granulated… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Chili

Burmese Lentil and Glass Noodle Soup

1 cup dried lentils 3 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 tbsp. chopped onions 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder 4 oz. or 1/2 cup minced chicken/pork/beef 1/2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. + 1 tbsp. salt 20 fresh curry leaves 7 garlic cloves 4 fresh ginger slices 2 oz. dried bean-thread or glass noodles 1/2… Continue reading Burmese Lentil and Glass Noodle Soup

Grilled Chile Flank Steak With Pineapple-Tomatillo Salsa

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon New Mexico chile powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, more as needed 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds flank steak 1/2 pound fresh peeled pineapple in 1/2-inch slices 3/4 pound whole tomatillos, husks removed 1/2 onion (cut stem to root), peeled 2 jalapeño… Continue reading Grilled Chile Flank Steak With Pineapple-Tomatillo Salsa

Shish Kebab

1/4 cup plain yogurt 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal) 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper, or crushed red pepper of choice, plus extra for serving 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2… Continue reading Shish Kebab

Roast Beef Tenderloin

1 whole (4-pound) beef tenderloin, peeled (trimmed) and tied (see Tip) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon granulated sugar Coarse sea or kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper Chopped parsley, for serving (optional) Horseradish sauce (see next recipe) for serving Take the beef… Continue reading Roast Beef Tenderloin

Go-to Quick Lomo Saltado

2 cups frozen steak fries 12 ounces lean filet mignon 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges (about 1 cup) 1 medium ripe tomato, cut into thin… Continue reading Go-to Quick Lomo Saltado

Pho-Ton Soup

4 cups beef, chicken or veggie broth 4–5 thin slices ginger (OK to leave peel on) 1–2 rough chopped garlic cloves (optional) 4–5 Scallions, sliced, divided into white parts and green parts (or sub very thinly sliced onion) 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper 12– 14 mini wontons (or to your preference)… Continue reading Pho-Ton Soup

Fried Brown Rice

The basic process: Follow these steps in the order below, and you’ll make perfect fried brown rice every time. Steam the brown rice Marinate the meat Prepare the sauce Scramble eggs Sear the meat (Beef Fried Rice is Judy’s favorite, so that’s what we made for this recipe!) Stir fry all the Fried Brown Rice… Continue reading Fried Brown Rice


2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 pounds ground lamb 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh oregano 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Kosher salt and black pepper 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 1/2 cups whole milk… Continue reading Pastitsio

Blue-Cheese Hanger Steak and Endive Salad for Two

For the Steak 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened 2 tablespoons good-quality blue cheese, such as Roquefort, Stilton or Gorgonzola 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot 3/4 to 1 pound hanger or skirt steak, at room temperature Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil Flaky salt (optional) For the Salad 2 Belgian… Continue reading Blue-Cheese Hanger Steak and Endive Salad for Two

Seoul Bowl

2 cups cooked rice- short grain brown is my preference 1 batch Korean Baked Tempeh ( meat-eaters see notes) 1 cup steamed, grated or match stick carrots ( or keep fresh) 2 handfuls steamed spinach (or keep fresh) 2 ounces steamed shiitake mushrooms 1 turkish cucumber, cut into thin disks generous pinch salt and splash… Continue reading Seoul Bowl

Babgulyas (Hungarian Beef and Bean Goulash)

100g (3.5oz) Streaky Bacon 150g (~1 Cup) Onion 50g (~1/2 Cup) Celery 150g (~1 Cup) Carrot 150g (~1 Cup) Parsnip 6 Garlic Cloves 300 g Beef Shin 1 Tbsp Caraway Seeds 3 Tbsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika 2 Tbsp Tomato Concentrate 2 Bay Leaves 2 Sprigs Thyme 1 Litre Beef Stock 400g Tin Kidney beans 400g… Continue reading Babgulyas (Hungarian Beef and Bean Goulash)

Beef Paprikash

1 1/2 lbs. boneless beef roast, cut into 1-inch cubes or stewing beef cubes Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more, as needed 1 cup onion, diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced, (optional) Pinch salt 1/4 cup red wine, to deglaze pan 2 – 3 Tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika, to taste… Continue reading Beef Paprikash

Brunswick Stew

Olive oil 2 large yellow onions, diced Salt and black pepper 1 dried or fresh bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste 3 pounds plum tomatoes, diced 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 4 teaspoons granulated sugar, plus more to taste 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and… Continue reading Brunswick Stew

Firecracker Beef

1 1/2 tbsp oil (vegetable, canola, peanut) 500g / 1 lb beef mince / ground beef (Note 1) 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1 tsp chilli flakes / red pepper flakes (adjust to your taste) 3 tbsp water FIRECRACKER SAUCE: 2 tbsp soy sauce, light or all-purpose (Note 2) 2 tbsp rice vinegar (Note 3)… Continue reading Firecracker Beef