Triple Protein Chili


A negative Covid test and a request for a spicy meal had me simmering a batch of chili in my cauldron (opps, I mean Dutch Oven) for my first non-solo dinner this weekend and finally ended a month long separation. The fireplace was crackling, mood music was streaming, and my home felt all snug and…

BBQ Lamb Sandwiches


Pulled pork, pulled chicken, hell even pulled jackfruit has made its way onto my plate over the years. Pulled lamb, however, is totally new for me, but I had braised leftover lamb in my fridge in need of use. The most time consuming part of this recipe was my vacillating between tacos or sandwiches. Standing…

Mezcal Braised Lamb


So, it’s been a couple weeks since my last recipe post. I got super solo lazy and relied on my freezer and microwave to feed myself. But hey, frozen burritos have come a long way and you just can’t beat a simple sandwich or a quick bowl of ramen with a hearty spoonful of miso…

Tonkotsu Broth


Ssso, what to do with a large pork shoulder bone? Hmmm? Tonkotsu ramen broth! (Any excuse for ramen, right?) This stock is slightly different than most other bone broth recipes, as it needs to remain at a pretty steady hard boil for a lengthy amount of time, rather than a slow simmer. Other than that,…

Pork Soft Tacos


At my house, we eat tacos on Tuesdays, but the same is also true for any other day that ends in y. I’ve wrapped everything from tofu to fried green tomatoes up in tortillas, and my fridge is always stocked with them. What I miss most though is fresh, handmade corn tortillas! As soon as…

Slow Roast Pork


When the first autumn leaves started painting the trails on my hikes with crimson, gold, and bronze a couple weeks ago, I found myself drifting away in memories of scenic drives across the Western Turnpike during Peak Season. The rolling countryside, glistening ponds, rocky rivers, and miles of gorgeous fall colors made me feel lightyears…

Rasam Chicken Soup


Back in June, I had notifications set to alert me when Padma Lakshmi’s Taste the Nation was available to stream on Hulu, and I binged it in two days. Every episode inspired me, but the dish I was craving to try at home the most was the Rasam dish Padma and her mother cooked together…

Slow Cooker Pintos


Growing up, beans and rice was one of my favorite meals. My father liked his beans with smoked ham hocks. So, that’s how my mother cooked them. She and my sister thought ham hocks were disgusting, however, and wouldn’t touch them, and, because I was often lumped into their “lady like” preferences by default of…

Summer Squash Risotto


Admittedly, summer squash is a veg I usually pass over preferring its doppelganger, zucchini, instead. The wifey brought home summer squash, however, and honestly I felt grateful for the change. I don’t have anything against this cheery, yellow vegetable except very unpleasant childhood memories. Growing up, my mother’s summer squash, boiled to death with white…

Braised Honey Gochujang Thighs


This recipe is a little spicy, a little sweet, and pretty easy to throw together. Don’t have Gochuchang paste on hand? Swap it out for Sriracha. Like it more sweet than spicy? Increase the honey. Taste, adjust, and tweak this recipe until it’s just right for you. Ingredients 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 2 tbsp…