Cilantro Pesto Sauce

  Basil does not have a lock on pesto. Pesto can be made with any number of herbs, nuts and green vegetables. In this case, cilantro and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) take the lead in this Cilantro Pesto Sauce. While the flavor profile of this pesto is very different than basil pesto, it can be used in […]

Mint Chutney

Indian food is always on the top of my list of food I love to eat. The complex laying of spices and herbs, a myriad of vegetable based dishes, meaning I will be sure to eat my veggies that day. But it can be an intimidating food to cook, even for a trained chef. That […]

Slow Cooker Beef Cheek Ragu with Orecchiette

Beef cheek? What the heck is a beef cheek? It is exactly what it sounds like. The cheek of a cow. When I think of cows, I tend to picture them chewing their cud in a grassy field. And the muscles the cow needs to chew are in the jaws and cheek. Those muscles work […]

Italian Sausage Ragu

    One good meat sauce is all you need.  This is that sauce. OK, there are a million fantastic meat sauce recipes out there. But this is mine. And I like it. I hope you do too.   Recipe: Italian Sausage Ragu Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from […]

Organic Summer Tomato Sauce

This was originally posted last summer. I wanted to repost it now because I see tomatoes growing in gardens everywhere. Soon, the growers will have too many tomatoes to eat, and this sauce is a great way to use them. And if you don’t grow your own, the farmer’s markets are full of delicious, heirloom, […]