Yukka Empanadas With Jalapeño Cilantro Salsa

Paleo Yukka Empanadas

Empanadas – there are just so many kinds that it will take a long time to work your way through the infinite styles and various combinations of doughs and fillings. Some have a yeasted dough, some are flaky pastry style, some made with corn and some with yukka or plantains. Some have a meaty filling, some are vegetarian and some sweet . No matter the style of starchy crispy exterior  and the choice of filling inside, empanadas are a perfect two bite size food. Ok may be four bites if you are a lady and eat like one too. I …


Spicy Lamb Cobbler

Spicy Lamb Cobbler

Saint Patrick’s Day in the United states is a celebration of the Irish American culture and has been celebrated since late 18th century. The holiday is both religious and festive and all Americans celebrate it. I celebrate it the way I know best – with food. And this month the Progressive Eats group of bloggers have come together to make your St Patrick’s day celebration meals a fun and yummy event. I made this spicy lamb cobbler and I know that I am going to be making it again for St. Patricks day celebration because the family loved it. There is …


Lamb Chelo Kebab

Lamb Chelo Kebab

Thinking about Persian food brings to mind the dazzling sabzi khordan, array of kebabs, magnificent naans & pilafs and also the saffron, pistachios, rose petals & rose water, preserved limes and barberries. I grew up in a house where Persian was just as common a language as Urdu, Kashmiri and English. Persian poetry couplets were interspersed into everyday talking and it was just a normal way of having a conversation. The Persian influence in Kashmir is not limited to arts, architecture and language. It also has been a huge influence on the food in the valley of Kashmir. This could …


Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry

Goat Meat cooked in Instant pot with Jamaican Curry Spices

  The Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry, is a good example of a unique fusion of cultures and modern convenience. Without any sacrifice in flavors the dish comes together quickly. Cooking goat meat on stove top can take hours sometimes and there is always the constant stirring. If you have a few minutes to brown the meat first and roast your potatoes separately , the dish is elevated to a more balanced and rounded off flavor. However you can totally just put everything in together, set it up and walk away.   I love the pungency of the all spice …


Lamb and Fresh Plum Tagine

The first time I cooked some green apples in a savory dish with aubergines, my husband looked at the dish with some trepidation. He is usually a sport and enjoys eating new things. But a cooked apple in a savory form was not something he had imagined. A chutney may be, but a whole main dish? It was his first introduction to Kashmiri Vegetarian food. He prefers vegetarian food. But this was him trusting me and taking a leap of faith and trying out something completely new. And he was hooked. It is a dish he now requests often. Cooking …


Maque Choux Soup

Hello and welcome to my dining room where I present the next course of the Progressive Eats – This is the e – version of Progressive Dinners of yore.  Carefully planned and brought to fruition  by Barb at Creative-Culinary.   As in the days past, when people would get together for a meal and move from home to home for different courses; we are getting together  to throw a virtual progressive dinner party and invite our readers to come join us in this fun event.  The only difference is, you will be moving home to home in different cities!  To kick off the party, Lana at …