Tag: Main Dishes

Beef Kofta Kebabs with Garlic-Tahini Sauce

If there’s a red meat equivalent to the ubiquitous chicken shwarma at a Mediterranean restaurant, it has to be the caseless sausage known as Beef Kofta Kebabs.  I’ve tried many variations and herbs and spices before landing on one that tastes great and isn’t too complicated to make. I’ve had […]

Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket

Without a doubt, this is the 8 Minute Abs of the beef brisket world.  You’re likely aware that, if you’ve read any beef brisket recipes, a smoked brisket takes anywhere from 8 to 14 hours.  What if you could get the same tender, smokey meat in 90 minutes?  Read on… […]

Parchment Cooked Halibut in Olive Oil with Green Beans and Carrots

Have you struggled to cook thick pieces of fish, like halibut, thoroughly without totally drying them out?  The key is cooking the halbut in parchment paper and making sure you properly fold the parchment. Many times I’ve come home with a beautiful piece of halibut, cooked it and found it […]

Chimi Marinaded Steak & Vegetable Skewers

Chimichurri Steak Skewers

With the right cut and the right marinade you can grill awesome beef kebabs.   And even if it isn’t outdoor grilling season, don’t worry as these steak skewers are great for indoor broiling too. For some unknown reason, I never really got into beef skewers (also known as shish kebabs) […]

Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Garlic and Horseradish

Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Garlic and Horseradish

Beef Tenderloin is great.  What about oven roasted beef tenderloin that’s been rolled and stuffed with garlic and horseradish?  Well, that’s even better.  And it’s a one pan dish that’s really quite easy to do. The trickiest part of the dish is butterflying open the filet.  I could have taken […]

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with a Garlic Rosemary Rub

I’m pretty sure it’s still trendy to wrap just about anything in bacon.  Plus, it’s hard to go wrong wrapping a pork tenderloin in bacon.  Add in lots of garlic and roasted vegetables, and it’s actually a fairly easy weeknight dish This caught my eye in a recent issue of […]

How to Make Whole Wheat Tortilla Pizzas

Before two kids were in the house, there was a lot more time to plan out and prepare a weeknight dinner.  So finding ways to cook something everyone likes (e.g. pizza), that’s healthy and kid friendly….and can be ready in under 30 minutes is a never-ending quest. Oh, one more […]

Grilled Chicken Shwarma with Peppers & Onions

My favorite eat-out lunch is easily anything Mediterranean.  Luckily, in the Chicago Loop where I work, there seems to be more Mediterranean lunch spots than Starbucks.  And nearly every one of these restaurants makes some variety of Chicken Shwarma.  While the spices may vary, it’s typically always marinated and grilled. […]

Mole Poblano with Tilapia and Brown Rice

Mole Poblano with Tilapia and Brown Rice

One of the sauces that’s long been on my To-Do list is Mexican mole sauce.  It hadn’t been top of mind though until I came back from Mexico City with a couple of chocolate bars that turned out to be the key ingredient to a traditional Oaxacan mole sauce. How […]

Curried Lentil Burgers

Sometimes I get a craving for Indian food.  Sometimes I get a craving for a good veggie burger.  This is the answer to both. If you’ve read the write-up of my Loaded Veggie Quinoa Sliders, then you’ll know my feelings on the frozen veggie burger market. It’s not that great. […]