Indian-Spiced Beef aka Kheema Bhurjee

A few years ago, my library began a cooking demonstration program; the director, me, and other staff members acted as cooks/presenters/servers, etc. Each monthly session would last about 90 minutes, with each of us presenting 1-3 recipes. We always had a theme. I actually had this “idea” to use Shakespeare’s plays as theme titles, ie, … Continue reading

Slow-cooker Skirt Steak Tacos

Tacos are one of my favorite things, with grilled fish being my favorite filling and beef coming in at second place. Since a fish taco will never cross the husband’s lips, I usually only make those on the weekend when I’ve time to make something else for him. Beef tacos, however, are one of the … Continue reading

Chicken Roulade with Spinach

So, I’ve been watching FN’s Worst Cooks in America, and a week ago or so, the chefs – Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell – had the recruits prepare roulades. These guys can hardly use knives, and they were asking them to make roulades?!? Anyway, most of them produced adequate roulades, although I had some fear … Continue reading

White Bean Salad

Years ago, there was a vendor at the farmer’s market who made white bean salad, delicious hummus, and fantastic grape leaves.  He no longer comes to the market, sadly.  So, to satisfy my envie for this delicious salad, I came up with my own version.  The flavor is almost exact, and just as satisfying! White … Continue reading

Faux Fries

So, these look like french fries, yes?  I know!  But, they are celeriac aka celery root!  And, guess what?  They are SO GOOD!  I felt like I was indulging in a big no-no!  The best thing?  No blood sugar spike – none! I had seen pics of these around Pinterest forever, and I kept telling … Continue reading

Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

Creamy and buttery avocado juxtaposed against the crunchy bite of red onion,with a juicy burst of sweet-tart grapefruit all come together to create a fresh, clean, healthy and absolutely delicious salad. Wonderful both as a starter or as a side to a piece of grilled fish or chicken, you will love the ease and beauty … Continue reading