Indian Spicy Lime Pickle

Indian Spicy Lime Pickle

Indian pickles are very spicy, but they are also delicious…This is my favorite one and I always keep a homemade jar of it in my pantry. This condiment is very easy and quick to make provided you have some Indian spices; but you will need to be patient…it...
Italian Boiled Beef with Parsley, Tomato & Anchovy Dipping Sauces

Italian Boiled Beef with Parsley, Tomato & Anchovy Dipping Sauces

There are many different versions of slow cooker boiled beef with vegetables and dips. There is the classic French Pot-au-feu, there is the Austrian Tafelspitz, or there is this Italian version with 2 wonderful dipping sauces made with tomato, parsley, and anchovies....
Steak Tartare

Steak Tartare

Steak tartare is usually associated with France, Parisian bistros, and the Tartars who gave the dish its name. It is chopped raw beef seasoned with condiments and a raw egg yolk. Many people in America find it very strange, but it is mainly a matter of culture. Raw...
Japanese-style Shiitake Risotto with Miso

Japanese-style Shiitake Risotto with Miso

This recipe is an old favorite in our home. I took it and slightly adapted it from a book by Donna Hay. It is inspired by the classical Italian risotto, but it definitely has a good Japanese touch, with chili peppers, miso paste, sake, and shiitake mushrooms. It is...
Moroccan Sardines and Vegetables Tagine

Moroccan Sardines and Vegetables Tagine

This Moroccan tagine (or tajine) is wonderfully healthy and tasty. It features sardines, which contain lots of beneficial omega 3 fatty acids, as well as calcium, and many different vegetables that provide a lot of nutrition.Vegetables in this dish include potatoes,...
Thai Calamari Red Curry

Thai Calamari Red Curry

When my oldest son was 5 years old, not very long ago, he discovered he had a passion for squid and calamari! He would have eaten calamari every single day. So I made this curry for him once a week. You could as well replace the calamari with prawns or fish if you...
Beef Cheeks Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

Beef Cheeks Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

This is a slow-cooker recipe that I love, for 3 reasons: 1. It is de-li-cious (and kids loooove it, too) 2. It is super healthy 3. It takes 20 minutes to put together and you can do whatever you like while it cooks. Beef cheeks are one of these cuts that are pretty...
Roast Beef with Rosemary and Thyme

Roast Beef with Rosemary and Thyme

This roast beef is deliciously juicy, tasty and the rosemary gives it a great flavor. I use a cut called morcillo in Spain; in the US you can use rump roast, and in the UK topside. I roast it until it is done on the outside and really rare and juicy in the center. I...
Laotian Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro

Laotian Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro

I first ate this salad in Laos, South-East Asia. It is called lap neua, and features beef. In Laos, they traditionally include a few pieces of chopped tripe to the salad. But “beef only” is delicious, unless you really love tripe 🙂 (this is one of the very...
Homemade Fish Sauce

Homemade Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is well-known by South-East Asian cooking fans, under the name of nuoc mam. But fish sauce is a very ancient way to season dishes, and was used by the Romans throughout the empire. At the time it was called garum. And the earliest known reports of fish...