Traditional Osso Buco

I am always looking for new and exciting dinner ideas. I saw beef shanks at the store and immediately I thought to make ossobuco. This is a dish I have never made (or eaten) before but was excited to try! If you like beef stew, you will like ossobuco. It has the same rich and…

Empanada Eggrolls

Get ready for this recipe. This is sort of my own fusion creation and I’m really proud of how they turned out. Let me explain what I’ve made here. So my dad’s family is from Argentina, I mentioned this in my Alfajores post, and empanadas are another common food there. Empanadas are traditionally a turnover…

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This last zucchini recipe might be my fave. Using zucchini as a receptacle/ boat is such a fun idea and you could put whatever you want inside. I scooped out the “guts” and actually chopped it up and put it in my filling too, so there was no waste. For my filling, I made like…

Recipe #76: Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

I’ve been making quite a few soups from this book lately and it’s been so great with all the cold weather. It’s nice to have something so warm and comforting. This one was particularly good because it’s called a soup but it had lots of meat and veggies, so it was almost a chili. I…

Recipe #73: Beef & Broccoli Stirfry

Beef and broccoli is such an easy and classic chinese food dish so I was excited to make it. It’s super simple and delicious. It took no time to prep and only about 15 minutes to cook. It was a nice weeknight dinner, served over steamed rice. The recipe called for nice flavourful ingredients like…

Recipe #68: Beef & Italian Sausage Bolognese

This was a super hearty (almost like a chili) meat sauce and I would have eaten it just with a spoon. It was that good. This recipe was similar to the lentil and mushroom pasta sauce that I made a little while ago (Recipe #35), except that this one had ground meat instead of lentils….

Recipe #63: Wonton Taco Cups

All the recipes this week (and from the whole book) were super good, but I think this one has taken the cake.. until this point at least. There was nothing complicated or super fancy about this dish, but it just tasted so good and my family couldn’t stop saying how much they were enjoying it….

Recipe #47: Beef & Quinoa Meatloaf

Meatloaf is such a classic dish, but I feel like people either love it or hate it. I would probably never order it at a restaurant but I enjoy a good homemade meatloaf.. like this one! I have no complaints about this recipe and my family loved it (theirclean plates after dinner told me so…

Beef Barley Soup

I love making soups. They’re one of my favourite things to make, and I can do it without a recipe because they are so simple and versatile. This one was beef barley with tons of veggies (carrot, onion, celery, asparagus, kale). I used tomato paste for flavour and to kind of help with the thickening…

Recipe #14: Beef Bowlrito

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love big bowls of food, so I really enjoyed tonight’s dinner. Mexican beef with lots of toppings on a bed of cilantro lime rice – what’s not to like? Nothing! The actual toppings I used were corn, black beans, tomato, green onions, guacamole and cilantro. I…