African Cuisine · Beef

Moroccan Beef Chili with Chickpeas and Raisins

Moroccan cuisine has always fascinated me — the pairing of spices, savory, and sweet is so unique and foreign that I’m left craving for more.  My first exposure was through an article published in Food & Wine featuring a dish called Chaariya Medfouna – a Moroccan lamb stew with noodles. Sounds like the perfect dish… Continue reading Moroccan Beef Chili with Chickpeas and Raisins

Beef · European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Soups & Salads

Carbonnade: Beef, Beer, and Onion Stew

It’s officially Fall and all recipes related to stew, pumpkin, apple, or mulling spices fascinate me like how a baby is fascinated with those baby toys that hang over a baby’s cradle. I tried to google what those toys are called  in an attempt to sound educated (or would that be, maternal?) but I failed,… Continue reading Carbonnade: Beef, Beer, and Onion Stew

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Beef · European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Mediterreanean Cuisine

Stuffed Grape Leaves (Sarma)

The term ‘bundles of joy’ normally is associated with little kids or pets. In my case, these sarma are my bundles of joy. Nothing makes me break out in my happy dance like good food and this is just one of those foods. I’ve attempted at making sarma six times; all attempts were edible but… Continue reading Stuffed Grape Leaves (Sarma)