Beef · Pasta

One pot pasta

This recipe is the love child of one very tired mama and an alarming lack of time and energy one cold, snowy Wednesday eve. If you've had a bad day like me, the great smell around the house and the sight of children licking their bowls will cheer you up. Lack of dishes doesn't hurt… Continue reading One pot pasta

Beef · Recipes · Slow cooking

Slow Cooker Orange and Honey Beef stew

A list of things I want you to know: 1.My family and I are in the midst of relocating ourselves, our three children under the age of five, our clothes, our books and what is left of our peripheral nervous system. 2. We are leaving the cold, wild North, the only home my children have ever… Continue reading Slow Cooker Orange and Honey Beef stew

Beef · Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Recipes · Slow cooking

Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

Hello? Don't hang up! I'm still there! even though I came quite close to losing my operating room virginity this very afternoon. As it so happened, I was attending a routine 40 weeks check up today when the good doctor noticed that although the belly is prominent, it's inhabitant is not, shall we say, very… Continue reading Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

Beef · Recipes

Beef Tourtiere a la Ayalla

Not many dishes spell special occasion more then  Tourtiere; a traditional Quebecois dish, with as many versions as regions and households. The Tourtiere is basically meat pie, made with everything from leftover stew, game meat, fresh duck or even sea food. The filing is moist and well seasoned, the crust  crispy and flaky. Heaven. Sadly,… Continue reading Beef Tourtiere a la Ayalla

Beef · Recipes · Reinventing leftovers

Reinventing Barbecue leftovers

In our corner of the globe, it is barbecue season! The minute the sun sticks around long enough to melt the snow and make snowsuits optional, you will find my husband outside, scraping ice off the grill. Since it is now officially warm (I can hear my middle-eastern friends choking in the background) outside, I… Continue reading Reinventing Barbecue leftovers

Beef · Recipes · Slow cooking · Soup

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

  This soup is a square meal in a bowl. You should really make this soup. It made my babies practically lick their bowls and my husband pledge his eternal love forever more. OK, so I invented that one, but my kids DID devour their portions. Another reason you should make this soup? It is a proud participant in my ever… Continue reading Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Beef · Dairy free · Recipes · Slow cooking · Uncategorized

Morrocan inspired meatballs with tomatoes, olives and lemon

My husband asked for some meatloaf. Good old meatloaf. The baby was napping and the meat was on the counter. All I had to do was assemble one of the easiest dishes known to man and then drink my coffee in peace. Almost too easy. Too easy. Boring. I just couldn't do it. My palate… Continue reading Morrocan inspired meatballs with tomatoes, olives and lemon

Beef · Recipes · Side dish · Vegetarian

On bravery and meatloaf (and broccoli mashed potatoes)

  Yesterday we went sliding. On the snow. Downhill. Now, for many of you this may sound like a perfectly normal weekend family activity for a cold December morning. Many of you, I presume, were also born with skates attached to your feet. I, on the other hand, prefer my ground nice and solid. Maybe… Continue reading On bravery and meatloaf (and broccoli mashed potatoes)

Beef · Dairy free · Recipes

Ragout a la Maurice

This ragout is the comfort dish that waits for us on my in law's welcoming table every time we land on their door step, exhausted and famished from the long day of travel. When my turn came to recreated the magic, I naturally looked for shortcuts. My mother in law faithfully sears the meat before proceeding with the rest, making… Continue reading Ragout a la Maurice