Spice Blends

Spice Blends

Ingredients2 Tablespoons Cumin2 Tablespoons Coriander2 Tablespoons Cardamom2 Tablespoons Black Pepper1 Teaspoon Clove3 Inches Cinnamon1 Bay Leaf Bay LeafSalt1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Tablespoon Coriander1 Tablespoon Cardamom1 Tablespoon Black Mustard Seed1/2 Tablespoon Fenugreek1 Teaspoon Clove1 Teaspoon Black Pepper1 Teaspoon Allspice1 Inch Cinnamon10 Dried Arbol Chiles2 Teaspoons TurmericSalt5 Ancho Chiles5 Chipotle Chiles2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar2 Tablespoons Cumin1 Tablespoon Oregano1/2…

My Tomato Sauce

My Tomato Sauce

Ingredients1/2 Cup Olive Oil2 Medium White Onions7 Cloves Garlic18 Ounces Tomato Paste1/2 Pound Ground Beef5 28 Ounce cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes3 Cups Water1/2 Bunch Basil1/4 Cup Oregano (less if dried) 1/2 Cup Parm1/2 Teaspoon SugarSplash BalsamicSalt, Pepper, Crushed Pepper Flake InstructionsDice onions, Mince garlic, Chiffonade basil and oregano (small thin strips), Grate ParmOpen cans of…

Taco Meat

Taco Meat

Ingredients1 Pound Ground Beef1 Onion Diced 2 Jalapenos Diced 2 Cloves Garlic Minced 2 Tablespoons Chopped up Chipotle in Adobo3 Teaspoons Cumin1 Teaspoon Coriander2 Teaspoons Mexican Chile Powder1 Teaspoon Cayenne2 Teaspoons Oregano1 Teaspoon Smoked PaprikaSalt and PepperSometimes I dump a beer in there… InstructionsSalt and pepper the meat about 10 minutes before cooking. Brown the…

Green Mac and Cheese

Green Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort meal for Mandi and me. We make it when it has been a rough day, or on a Sunday night to relax. It is very easy to make, super addicting when you eat it, and the best thing is there are always leftovers to bring in to work for lunch. We wanted to make some a few days ago so I looked at the site to see what Mac and cheeses I have done on here to make sure we made something different I would be able to post. I was surprised to find only 2 (full) mac and cheese recipes! We brainstormed this one over email in the afternoon and feasted on its amazingness that night.

Chicken Gyro

Chicken Gyro

The word gyro actually refers to the way the meat is cooked on the vertical rotisserie and sliced into thin strips. In most places in the US however, it refers to the pita rollup the meat is served to you on, and the other fillings inside. This sandwich can’t traditionally be called a gyro because it is made with chicken, but I just love how the mild flavor of the chicken contrasts with the sharpness of the cheese and olives. We decided to make these when Mandi was craving olives and feta, but didn’t know what she wanted them with. We had just made naan and loved it and wanted to make it again, and that’s when I realized the naan is very similar to the Greek flatbread the gyro is served on. I loved the way these came out and the taste instantly reminded me of my first taste of a gyro not too long ago. At my last job, Mike, Bill and I would start looking forward to lunch at 9:15 AM. When we finally got lunch we would eat so much that we would often be in a food coma from 12:45 – 3 (I always wonder why that job didn’t work out in the end…) One of our favorite stops was Steve’s Greek on Newbury St. in Boston where I would get a gyro and onion rings.