Seven Vegetable Couscous

Last night, the world in general, and American women in particular, lost an icon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious RBG, died at the age of 87. The tiny legal legend was a champion for equal rights for women and the queen of dissent on the Supreme Court. The news of her death hit me harder... Continue Reading →

Blood Orange Lamb

While we like a lot of the same dishes and flavors, Selim and I approach cooking in completely different ways. He likes to combine flavors and add a pinch of this and a dash of that, until he ends up with a delicious end result. Frequently (and unfortunately) this doesn't lend itself to sharing on... Continue Reading →

Ropa Vieja

As we've mentioned a million times, we use this blog as a vehicle to get us to branch out and try different dishes we wouldn't have otherwise thought to make. I was browsing our recent creations recently and was struck by the thought that we've had a little bit of a geographic bias. Our branching... Continue Reading →

Basic Braised Beef Brisket

Sometimes writing a blog post is hard. Sometimes we just can't think of a lot to say. This is how the conversation about this recipe went... "Ally, not everything we make is so enlightened that I have a lot to say about it." If we're posting it, it tasted good - trust us.   Basic... Continue Reading →

Wine & Honey Brisket

When I decided to make surprise Hanukkah dinner tonight, I knew I wanted to make latkes and dessert, but what to make for a main dish...? I've never made brisket before, but I don't live under a rock. I know that this cut of meat is beloved by Jewish bubbes and Texas pit-masters alike. Honestly,... Continue Reading →

Dijon Beef Stew

If you're glancing at this recipe (and skipping over this section of commentary like I usually do until I'm sure the recipe and its ingredients interest me!), you might be a little concerned about ALL THAT MUSTARD. It certainly does seem like a lot, but don't worry! While dijon mustard is definitely the most prominent... Continue Reading →

Coq au Vin

At our house, we do a lot of adapted recipes, even the most traditional ones. We substitute a little of this, add a little of that, combine these two ideas, or even entirely make stuff up. (See the entire tag on our blog - Twisted Traditions). But sometimes you just can't do that. Coq au... Continue Reading →

Kimchi Braised Chicken with Noodles

As you can tell, we enjoy braised chicken.  We make it more often than the handful of posts on our blog.  It's simple, tasty, and always makes leftovers for lunches or a quick dinner later in the week.  I think kimchi scares a lot of people... fermented cabbage, anyone?  It's alive and continues to ferment... Continue Reading →

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