Bolognese

We fell in love with this super simple dish while watching Stanley Tucci discovers Italy. It is nightshade free ( no tomato) and can be gluten free. It is absolutely delicious in its rustic presentation and pretty quick to make so it goes in my 30 minute meals when made with prepared pasta. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS:…

American-Irish Guinness Stew

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 lb beef stew meat (chuck or roast)  3 garlic cloves , minced 1 sweet onion, chopped 6 oz bacon, diced 3 tbsp cornstarch 2  11 oz bottles of Guinness Stout (not GF) 4 tbsp  Worcestershire (not NSF) 3 cups beef broth  2 medium carrots , peeled and sliced on a bias 1 inch thick 2 large celery stalks , sliced on a bias 1…

Meatball hack

I LOVE  meatballs but I detest rolling them and frying them in small batches.  It takes forever and it spatters.   I picked up this little trick  a while back.  They are every bit as good as pan fried but in a tenth of the time.   Just use a small scoop and scoop them out into…

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta

I love chicken pot pie.  It is that glorious, rich, comforting childhood meal.  I also adore an amazing chicken soup and I am a sucker for pasta.  This dish combines all of those loves into one soul filling bowl.   The secret is in the broth which can’t be rushed.  A good broth is a symphony. …

Sticky Garlic Chicken

Yummy, garlic chicken over sticky white rice.  It reminds me of street food in Honolulu.  I make this with inexpensive chicken wings but you can use any kind of chicken. INGREDIENTS: 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon coriander 1 pound chicken wings 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 Tbs sesame seed oil 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce 2 large garlic cloves,…