Lamb Kofta Meatballs

In a large bowl, use your hands to combine 1.5 pounds of ground lamb (you can use beef if you don’t like lamb), 1 ground yellow onion, 1/4 of a bunch of parsley leaves (diced), 15 diced mint leaves, 2 teaspoon minced garlic, saffron “tea”*, 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon…

Pot Roast

I love how this pot roast turns out. I do not love scrubbing the dutch oven after, though, so this is a special treat in our house. Lightly flour the sides of a pot roast. I like to get one that’s 3-4 lbs. because it fits well in my dutch oven. Choose a cut that…

Shepherd’s Pie-rogi

This recipe is a bit of a love letter to my parents. My dad’s family has deep Polish roots, my mother’s has deep English roots. Both countries are mocked for their culinary traditions, but I’ve always found the food to be pretty tasty and always comforting. Seemed only natural to combine them! For the dough:…

Faux Pho Empanadas

I’d been toying with the idea of pho and empanadas for a while before finally getting around to finding the star anise and testing them out. I’d predicted correctly that they’d be delicious! For the dough: Mix together 2 1/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 stick cold unsalted butter cut into cubes, 1…

Irish Stew

Pair with cream cheese gnocchi in lieu of mashed potatoes for a twist. In a heavy skillet cook 4 slices of diced bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to a stewpot, reserving the bacon fat. Do not put the stewpot over heat just yet. Season 2 1/2 pounds cubed boneless beef chuck with salt and pepper,…