Posts Tagged‘Beef’

Visiting Some Old Favorites

On the weekends I usually take a little more time to prepare larger meals and favorite foods.  For me during the week it’s just too hard to keep up and I’m usually too tired for any major cooking after a day at work.  I try and circumvent a lot of this stress by cooking a little more on the weekend and freezing food to use during the week.  If this isn’t a technique you use I highly recommend it.  Just about anything can be frozen from breads to soups, desserts and baked goods.  If you don’t use your freezer but…

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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Shredded Beef with Olives

Slow cookers are a great tool to have in the kitchen especially during the hot summer months.  Using one makes it possible to have warm food without having a hot kitchen.  It is a one pot wonder!  For this recipe I used my trusty slow cooker along with some Lindsay Manzanilla Olives.  These olives are grown in Spain and California and are often stuffed with pimentos.  They are firm and have a slightly tart taste.  At only 25 calories for 5 olives I think they dispel the notion of olives as a calorie laden food!   If you’ve got a…

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Guest Post: Amnahs’ Moroccan Meatball Tagine

Today’s guest post is from a new blogging buddy of mine.  Amnah is an absolute darling and I have really enjoyed getting to know her.  She is a fellow contributor at American Muslim Mom and is the mom I wish I could be!  You should really stop by her blog, Little Life of Mine for more food, adorable pictures and activities with her beautiful girls.  Connect with Amnah on  her site, Twitter or Facebook. Visiting Morocco has been on the top of my travel wish list for as far back as I can remember. In fact it comes in at…

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Good News and Greek Stew

It seems that there are so many good things going on lately for me and this little blog.  I started this site in 2007 because my younger sister was always bugging me for recipes.  I am so happy that it has become so much more than just a recipe dumping ground!  Only a few days ago I posted about Multicultural Familia a new website and resource for multicultural families.  I am really enjoying being a site contributor and hope you’ve had a chance to visit the site too.  I’ve got a lot more great posts coming up. If you’re a…

Beef and Chickpea Tajine

Beef and Chickpea Tajine

  After I had my youngest son I became very anemic.  I was tired all the time and I felt like every little ounce of energy I had was being sapped out of my system.  I chalked this up to having a 3 year old and a newborn but a post-partum visit revealed that my iron levels were very low.  I’ve never really enjoyed red meat, aside from a great steak now and then but the doctor also told me one of the best ways to get a big boost of iron was to eat liver or red meat.  I’ll…

Pepper Stuffin’ Yum

It’s March and it’s still cold, and by cold I don’t mean 45F..I mean it was 2F this morning.  I can’t help whining about this because I am getting so anxious for warmer above freezing weather.  Seriously, snow and ice for 5 months is more than any human should be made to endure.  Maybe I am overly anxious because spring is my very favorite season and it never lasts long enough, because as soon as the snow melts it feels like the humidity cranks up and poof spring is gone.  I really do love the blossoming of trees, the warm afternoons…

Veal Cutlets with Barley Pilaf

Veal is one meat that I have avoided for a long time, because of how it is raised.  Growing up in a rural community I learned in my late teens how veal came to be and found the practice repulsing.  Some facts about veal that many people might not know; Veal calves are taken from their mothers almost immediately after they’re born. They are placed in 22″ by 54″ crates and tethered to them 24 hours a day. The crates are designed to be so small that the calves cannot step forward or backward or turn around. This makes the…

Meatball Tajine

Meatball Tajine

A very popular tajine is the egg and meatball tajine.  It’s great because it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Paired with a salad it makes a fantastic dinner.  Coupled with some tea and dates a nice, hearty breakfast.  I don’t always like eggs so I changed this recipe slightly and made simply a meatball tajine.  After I made this I wondered what it would taste like over spaghetti, a sort of Moroccan spaghetti.  It’s a thought!  If you try it let me know!   The ingredients and cooking technique are virtually the same sans the egg.  …