Oxtail (literally,the tail of an ox cut into pieces) is rich in glucosamine, glycine, marrow and collagen. These nutrients help form bone cells, connective tissue and collagen, which makes oxtail stew a great choice for joint and bone health.
Oxtail meat is tough and bony, but slow cooking it allows the meat to become very tender and the fat to soften and melt. I get oxtail at my local Whole Foods, it’s readily available in the meat department. It’s also available online. If you like slow-cooked, rich and aromatic beef stews, I think you will love oxtail stew. Click for the recipe
The idea for these stuffed mini peppers was born when I served my family jalapeño poppers. The poppers were delicious, but they were very spicy, and two of us had a hard time dealing with the heat. So I decided to make the exact same dish, using mild mini bell peppers. We loved these stuffed mini peppers! I mean, what’s not to like? The peppers themselves are delicious when baked, and the melted cheddar/crisp bacon combination is incredible. Click for the recipe
This tuna steak recipe reminds me why I never buy fast food. Tuna steak is truly fast – it’s ready in five minutes – and unlike commercial fast food, it’s healthy, wholesome, and delicious. Click for the recipe
Like most shrimp recipes, shrimp scampi is ready fast, and the flavor combination – garlic, white wine and lemon juice – is incredibly fresh and flavorful. Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite weeknight dinners, and my favorite way to prepare shrimp. Click for the recipe
I love making this homemade sausage because it’s so easy – simply mix the beef with the seasonings, spread in a pan, cover and bake. When the sausage is done, I cut it into squares and serve. Leftovers are great sautéed in a little olive oil. This recipe works well with ground pork too, and possibly with chicken or turkey (though I haven’t tried that). Click for the recipe
Adding bacon to your burger mix makes the burgers incredibly juicy and flavorful. Toppings can include smoked cheddar cheese (my personal favorite), a fried egg, bacon and avocado. These delicious burgers make a filling, tasty meal – no bun needed. Click for the recipe
These jalapeño poppers are so pretty and festive. They are incredibly delicious, but they are also quite spicy, so serve them only to people who can handle spicy food. Click for the recipe