Berbere spice is an aromatic and flavorful spice blend from Ethiopia that I love to cook with. You can add it to anything; meats, vegetables, rice, lentils, etc. It was so good I bought some immediately after trying it for the first time. Berbere is available online, specialty food markets, spice stores or you can make your own. I’m not that ambitious (yet!) so have my trusty jar.
I roast a chicken every other week because it provides so many meals beyond a single chicken dinner. I had the butcher remove the backbone on this one which I will save to make stock later. Continue reading
Hummus is one of the most delicious and healthy snacks you can have on hand and is extremely easy to make. Use it as a dip with pitas or veggies, as a spread for sandwiches or on a salad, it is a great staple to have around. Here’s my go-to recipe. Continue reading
Lamb is a favorite protein of mine that I don’t make often enough. My local co-op had ground lamb on sale so it was a no-brainer as to what I would be making for dinner. The sauce is my attempt at tzatziki without using a recipe – remember I am an off the top of my head cook sometimes! I did go back to check on tzatziki recipes before writing this post to see if I was close and noticed several called for the peeling and seeding of cucumbers. I think that is a waste of perfectly good produce. I am all about nose-to-tail vegetable cooking, or something in that vein. Continue reading