Jo’s Indian Spiced Comfort Ground Beef

Sweet husband of mine made this fabulous dish for me. He had it waiting with the most perfectly baked Yucca, and had the perfect wine to pair, thanks Eric! I am truly lucky in every way. I was so smitten with these tastes that you, too, should be able to enjoy such a perfect combination of Indian spice blends…in a non-traditional Indian dish. Make it in advance and wow your family and friends. Ingredients: 3 lb. grassed beef, we buy ours from Date Creek Ranch (thank you!) 3 Tbsp Ghee 2 Inches of Ginger (peel) 4 Large Onions 2 Cinnamon … Continue reading Jo’s Indian Spiced Comfort Ground Beef

Mixed Ceviche (without Onions)

We love ceviche just about every way. This past spring we enjoyed some variations with juices and coconut milk  in Bogotá, Colombia. In my opinion, Colombia has some of the tastiest ceviche. Ours today has three different seafood in it, for taste and texture. We chose to leave the onions out of this dish this time, and we did not miss them, actually. It is very important to get enough lime juice and the proper balance of spices. I am not a big fan of adding spices in which the dish is marinating, rather we prefer to sprinkle cayenne and … Continue reading Mixed Ceviche (without Onions)

Crab Cakes

We can never eat crab cakes because of the breading, but I love them. We haven’t eaten one in years, but recently, amazing Chef, Abbie accommodated me by making me gluten-free crab cakes. Thank you Chef Abbie! She has a wonderful restaurant in tucked away, but worthwhile to visit Cottonwood, AZ. We took a quick drive up to see our family that was visiting the Grand Canyon, and on the way down we met for a most wonderful day ending at Abbie’s. Our cousin, Rick Schwartz radio personality, treated us that night – thank you so much and it was … Continue reading Crab Cakes

Almond Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever wanted to bring something homemade to your friend’s house or a function, but decided not to because you thought it would take too long to make? Well now you’ll have a very easy, quick and super delicious recipe to whip up into a batch. Ingredients: 2 cups of almond meal 2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil (melted) 1/8 cup of coconut butter (mana) – melted pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt few drops of almond extract 4 cage free eggs 1/2 cup of dark semi-sweet chocolate chips generous 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts 1 tbsp palm sugar … Continue reading Almond Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

It’s about time that we share our fresh spring rolls with you. Our favorite version is this one, clean, fresh and delicious, perfectly suitable for lunch or an appetizer. The beauty about making your own spring rolls is that you can pretty much chose any ingredients that you like and enjoy, as long as they are fresh. Celebrate fresh ingredients whenever you can! Here are our ingredients for our fresh rolls: get a package of rice paper for spring rolls (you will have a lot left over for next time) baby arugula basil (remove all large stems) mint (leaves only) … Continue reading Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Sauteed Beef Kidneys

We haven’t posted any offal lately, but could not resist sharing this with you. We got our whole steer not to long ago from our favorite local ranch, Date Creek Ranch. Always make sure that you eat grass-fed, and know where your meat is coming from. Why should you eat kidney? Kidney is a good source of Protein, Vitamin C and Zinc, and a great source of Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper and Selenium. Here is what you will need and how to go about making it. Serves 4, unless … Continue reading Sauteed Beef Kidneys

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Soup)

We love Thai food and find it so complimentary to our beliefs and lifestyle. This is a staple in our house, which we love to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Give this a whirl and let us know what you think. Ingredients for Soup 2 lbs of organic skinless chicken thigh meat, cubed; if you prefer you can substitute 1 lb of shrimp & 1 lb of scallops 1 can coconut milk 3 cups of fresh sliced mushrooms, white or brown, really your choice 1 – 3 tbsp fish sauce, start with one tbsp at a time and taste, … Continue reading Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Soup)