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Category: Meats

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Ever order that $20+ entree of braised short rib on top of some root vegetable puree and a grilled or roasted vegetable side? It’s easy to make at home. I bought a pack of 6 short ribs which were pretty pricey (to me) at around […]

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Ever since we found a school that would finally admit my 4 year old into Pre-K, two days ago, I found myself having a little bit more time on my hands with just one kid to take care of all day. Bon bons and soap […]

Chicken Confit

Chicken Confit

Even though the process of cooking something in €confit€, or immersed in oil, was generally done in the old days for preserving meat without refrigeration, the result was fall off the bone so delicious that it is still a popular method of cooking these days. […]

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki (makes 2 servings) (adapted from myrecipes.com) Ingredients: 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 11/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 pound chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into […]

Gyro Meat

Gyro Meat

For this gyro meat recipe, you can use 2 lbs. of ground lamb instead of the 1 lb. beef + 1 lb. lamb combination if you want. I was trying to save money since a pound of ground lamb was 6.99 at the store, vs. […]

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

My apologies for not including step by step photos. But I figured a recipe post with 2 photos is better than no recipe post at all. A couple weeks ago I had tried popcorn chicken with basil from a bubble tea cafe in San Jose, […]

Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Breast

I didn’t make an entire turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I didn’t even cook turkey on the actual day. I made it today instead. Thanks to no extra guests and a mistake on my part in the defrosting time, we had turkey today. I wasn’t […]

Chinese White Cut Chicken

Chinese White Cut Chicken

I don’t really know the exact translation for the name of this recipe, but in Cantonese it would be ‘white cut chicken’. I’ve also seen it on other sites  called ‘steeped chicken’, bái qie ji, or more commonly ‘Hainanese Chicken’, which is of Chinese origin […]