Turkey Shawarma with Whole Wheat Flatbread

In honor of this season’s final Formula One Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, I’m using the turkey thighs I froze at Thanksgiving to make Shawarma. A while back, I found an excellent marinade for Chicken Shawarma at Recipe Tin Eats that’s now my go-to. Full of aromatic garlic, cumin, coriander, and cardamom brightened by lemonContinue reading “Turkey Shawarma with Whole Wheat Flatbread”

Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake with 20-Minute Tomato Sauce

Today for meatless Monday we’re keeping it short and sweet. This Baked Tortellini is the ultimate comfort food, and features a quick 20-minute tomato sauce that’s so easy a 10 year old could make it. I mean that literally – it’s the same tomato sauce I learned to make in 6th grade home economics classContinue reading “Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake with 20-Minute Tomato Sauce”

Bison (or Beef) Curry with Daikon

One of the dishes I’ll miss this holiday season is Mom’s beef and potato curry.  She’s the oldest of seven siblings, (if you think that’s a lot, Dad is one of nine) and holiday gatherings are always a huge multi-generational affair.  My aunt Connie always makes the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham, and if not my mom,Continue reading “Bison (or Beef) Curry with Daikon”

Bison Picadillo

This week I start to work through my fridge and freezer inventory to make room for the turkeys I pre-ordered before COVID-19 downsized our Thanksgiving.  Today’s culinary challenge is to use yesterday’s leftover rice and a tub of chopped tomatoes, peppers and onions I marinated to make gazpacho before I realized I was out of cucumbers.   SoContinue reading “Bison Picadillo”

Homemade Sauerkraut

Making sauerkraut at home is very easy. You just need a few pieces of equipment and time for it to ferment. Sauerkraut is also a good introduction to making lacto-fermented pickles. I always wish the store bought stuff was a little less sour, so making it at home is great because I can control theContinue reading “Homemade Sauerkraut”