Grilled Lemongrass Beef | Chris Cooks

I continue to work on my southeast Asian cooking, and the process has me very quickly falling in love with lemongrass. The flavor is so vibrant and it works so well with every type of meat out there. But right now, beef is my favorite and specifically skirt steak. Skirt steak, cut into strips against […]

Pot Roast Pottage | Chris Loves Julia

This is a great spin on a traditional pot roast, turning the cooking liquid into a rich and flavorful pottage (soup whose thick and creamy texture comes from cooked down vegetables) instead of straining and using thickeners to create a gravy. This whole meal is very allergy-friendly (free of grain, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts […]

Basil Beef Pot Roast - Chris Loves Julia

When trying new recipes, I love taking a classic favorite and weaving its flavors into a different dish. I love basil beef stir-fry, and this pot roast came out of having all the ingredients for the sauce, and a chuck roast in the freezer. One of the most important parts of this dish is the basil. […]

How to Perfectly Cook a Steak

Did you know that most of the nice steak houses don’t grill their steaks? It’s all about a perfect sear in a hot, heavy-bottomed skillet; using only a few seasonings and herbs to build the perfect flavor. Whether you want to host a dinner for friends, have a quiet evening for two, or are just […]

Shepherd's Pie

You know what’s crazy? Life! Goodness, I haven’t posted a recipe for quite awhile. But the weather around here has been cooling quickly, which always makes me want to slow down and cook something hearty. My first Fall-feeling meal of the year? Shepherd’s pie. Ok, well it’s not exactly shepherd’s pie, because I used beef […]


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