Refreshing, parsley-loaded tabbouleh reminds me of Christmas in Tallahassee, Florida. Confused? Strange as it may seem except for just a few Christmases when I couldn’t make it home, I’ve celebrated the holiday with pita, hummus, and tabbouleh for as long as I can remember.
How did this Southern girl end up celebrating Christmas with the dishes of the Middle East? When my parents first moved to Tallahassee in the early 80s, they didn’t know anyone. My brother and I were quite young at the time and when Christmas rolled around the thought of traveling was a little too much to bear so they decided to celebrate at home. Three other families were in the same predicament and a Christmas day tradition was born.
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Argentina is known for its beef, but it should also be known for the perfect condiment for that beef: chimichurri sauce. An herb sauce that can be found on every table in Argentina (it’s the Argentine version of ketchup), this delicious sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat. From humble skirt steak to a New York strip, your belly will say “yes” to this flavorful and green addition to your next cook-out.
Traditionally, chimichurri sauce is made with parsley and oregano, but my version uses cilantro for a little twist. For a busy weeknight, I love to serve chimichurri sauce with a flat iron steak or flank steak, both of which are fairly economical cuts of meat that easily feed a crowd. With the help of a food processor to make the chimichurri sauce, dinner comes together in minutes.
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For weeks, my husband and I talked about what we were going to eat for Easter. He was excited for a traditional Easter dinner and I was thrilled to cook for fun and not for an upcoming class or dinner. We were counting down the days.
And then I got a call to do a last-minute dinner party this week . My client wanted to host a Mexican-themed dinner party and with only days to plan, I sadly told North that we would have to postpone Easter dinner for a later date. Rather than spring greens and tender lamb, we would be eating chicken barbacoa, borracho beans, and Mexican rice on Easter Sunday.