Dinner Recipes


Taking Stock in Stock

I’m home recovering from the flu, the kind of flu that leaves you with no dignity and sees you at 3:00 A.M. on your bathroom floor begging for death. I think most of us have been there. That kind of illness takes a heavy toll on our bodies (and our emotions) and so often we feel we can’t take the time we truly need to recover...

Winter Soup

When the weather turns colder and fresh produce is in short supply I turn to heartier vegetables…. kale, cabbage, roots and tubers. Pulled from storage cellars or your local grocer’s aisles, these are the food that saw our ancestors through the leaner winter months.

Sage, Mushroom and Chestnut Meatloaf

Meatloaf gets a bad rap, and I’m not sure why; it’s a forgiving and easy way to pack a lot of nutrients and flavor into one dish, and you can change it up depending on your ingredients and mood. My version uses the bounty of Autumn’s sage and thyme.

Pecan, Sage and Chestnut Pork Medallions

I cook with pork loin medallions far more than the traditional pork chop. They cook quickly and remain tender, unlike their temperamental sister. I am always trying new recipes with them because they’re so forgiving…this one was a winner, so I’m happy to share it with you.

Dry Brined, Herb Infused, Round Roast

If grass fed organic is not in your budget, I have another option. We purchase from a local farmer so it becomes much more affordable to buy grass fed pasture raised animals, but there are some cuts I’ll still buy from the local grocer.

Paleo Picadillo

The truth is Picadillo is Paleo without any modifications, but I’m sharing it anyway because it’s so amazing. Throughout the Caribbean there are many variations of this intriguing stew, traditionally made with raisins, I make mine with dates.

Street Hash

Food trucks have taken over a portion of our town with delicious results. We’re lucky to live in a foodie region where farm to table and seasonal ingredients are king.

Rescue Pot Roast

This is a weapon in my arsenal of getting dinner on the table when I don’t have the time. There’s nothing fancy about it, but when I walk through the door at the end of a long day and am greeted by the aroma of delicious pot roast…it feels like magic.

Kaiko San Chicken (Teriyaki Chicken)

Both my brother and I were born in Japan, and even though we returned to the States when I was young it remains one of my favorite places. My mother had a woman who would come daily and help with the children, cook, clean…my mother had it quite good.

Rosemary Pork Roast

I don’t have many favorite Beef Roast recipes, but Pork Roast…oh my. When rosemary is plentiful, I make this roast often, and I don’t care if it is a hot summer’s day…
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Spinach Mushroom Meatballs with Spinach Walnut Pesto

This recipe is a result of my trying to pack as much nutrition and good fats into one meal as possible and still have it taste great. Walnuts contain antioxidant and anti inflammatory phytonutrients which are found in almost no other commonly eaten food.

Fragrant Paleo Beef Curry

This recipe is a variation of Nigella Lawson’s Beef Curry. It’s bold flavor implies that it’s labor intensive. In reality it couldn’t be simpler, the secret is to let it sit for a day or two…that’s right, no eating it for at least a day. On the other hand, maybe it’s not so easy.

Rosemary and Thyme Roast Chicken

This isn’t a recipe so much as it’s a technique. There are so many ways to roast a chicken, I like to cook seasonally, the ingredients are fresh and flavorful and I find the meals created with them often suit the mood of the season.

Boeuf A La Mode (Beef Braised in Red Wine)

Many nights of my childhood were spent at my grandparent’s house, sitting in front of a fire and listening to stories. They lived in the same woods my family did and we had a well worn path between our two homes.