Beef and Chard Stir Fry with Berbere and Toasted Couscous

Stir frying is a great technique that doesn’t need to be reserved for strictly asian flavors. Here, beef and chard are stir fried with pine nuts, lemon, and lots of north african spices. Served on top of toasted pearl couscous with apricots and oregano, it’s a balanced and easy high protein dinner. Tips: This recipe…

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Harissa Spiced Stuffed Cabbage

I’ve really been leaning into cozy comfort meals lately– and these cabbage rolls are no exception! Inspired by the flavors of North Africa, these babies are stuffed with beef and lamb and seasoned with lots of harissa, sumac, ras el hanout, and paprika. Serve with lots of yogurt and fresh herbs for a perfect chilly…

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Seared strip with romesco and cumin braised cabbage

Here’s a great way to stretch a nice steak into two portions– serve it with some buttery red cabbage and nutty romesco sauce. Both the cabbage and the romesco are great “trust your instinct” dishes– taste and adjust based on your preferences. I like adding ras el hanout to my romesco… which is definitely not…

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Dashi and black vinegar beef stew

This stew takes my favorite combo – dashi and black vinegar – to a new level. It’s an umami bomb—beefy, tangy, mildly smoky, and tongue prickly because of the yuzu kosho (fermented yuzu zest and chili). If you can’t find black vinegar or yuzu kosho near you, try ordering from Oakland local small business umami…

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