Category Archives: beef

Hormones in Beef Production: a Candid Video from the Beef Belt

Hormones in Beef Production: a Candid Video from the Beef Belt

ShareTweet A few months ago, I traveled to Texas as a guest of the Beef Checkoff to learn more about beef production in America. During the trip, we had a very candid conversation about hormone implants and antibiotic use with Dr. Paul Defoor, COO of Cactus Industries, a company that manages large cattle feed yardsContinue Reading

Cattle from Farm to Table: a Texas Cattle Experience

Cattle from Farm to Table: a Texas Cattle Experience

ShareTweet Last week, I headed to Texas as a guest of the Beef Checkoff to learn about cattle ranching. I went to witness where our food comes from, to learn about how agriculture is changing, and to banish the fear in my purchasing decisions. Fear and guilt should have no place at the table atContinue Reading

Favorite Grilling Recipes for Power Outages

Favorite Grilling Recipes for Power Outages

ShareTweet I am a city girl at heart. I grew up in Paris, went through my rebellious teens in London, and became an adult in New York City. When the birth of our second child pushed us to the suburbs, I began a long period of mourning and adaptation. It took living in three suburbsContinue Reading

Getting Real with Meat

Getting Real with Meat

ShareTweet Eating healthy by increasing the amount of whole foods in our diets is a goal many of us have. We make little changes, join CSAs, go to the farmer’s market, but it’s a long journey, filled with scary doomsday predictions, and higher food bills. It’s a journey that our family has been on forContinue Reading

Skirt Steak with a Homemade Teriyaki Glaze

Skirt Steak with a Homemade Teriyaki Glaze

ShareTweet I have many store bought Asian marinades and sauces in my cupboards. I reach for them all the time on hectic nights. But my favorite Asian sauce is this homemade teriyaki glaze that comes together in a few minutes on the stove. It’s a little sweet to balance out all the saltiness, and fillsContinue Reading

Whiskey Short Rib Sliders

Whiskey Short Rib Sliders

ShareTweet I’ve been cooking with a lot of Whiskey lately. Cooking with the old Jim Beam makes me feel like a bad ass, like a kitchen rebel, even if it’s just tossing a jigger into the crockpot before racing upstairs to change and breastfeed my baby. From peach jam to short ribs, a shot ofContinue Reading

Just a Simple Roast Beef

Just a Simple Roast Beef

ShareTweet Sometimes you have to go back to the basics. A nice piece of meat. A little spice, a little salt, a little pepper. Get your stove nice and hot, 500 degrees hot, and with minimal effort, you’ll soon be enjoying a gorgeous crusted roast beef. Slice it thin, serve it hot with the panContinue Reading

I Need to Make the Butter Sing

I Need to Make the Butter Sing

ShareTweet It’s been one of those weeks, one of those comfort food weeks. We’ve had some worries about Baby Sophie, some trips to the hospital, some scary tests. I had a glimpse of another motherhood, one filled with waiting rooms, kind technicians, and fear that makes you want to hold your baby close and coverContinue Reading

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooked Brisket

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooked Brisket

ShareTweet Happy new year to those of you who celebrate Rosh Hashanah. L’Shanah Tovah! Last night, we sat around our beat up kitchen table, the same one Steve and I had in our tiny NYC apartment, now marked by over a decade of scribbles and tasty spills, and ate this tender brisket. It was ourContinue Reading

>Fill your Kitchen with Warmth with this Exotic Pot Roast

ShareTweet >Yesterday we woke up to winter. When we lifted the blinds, the world had turned to gray. Snowflakes were everywhere, twinkling softly in the muted morning light. Our breath fogged up the cold windowpanes and this new world made us all react differently. The kids sprang into action, tearing apart closets for snow bootsContinue Reading

An Ode to Beef

An Ode to Beef

ShareTweet > February is the month of love. Not only romantic love… but also the love of beef, because February is “I Heart Beef” month. And if you ask me, I think it’s a perfect fit. There simply is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a tender filet mignon steak followed byContinue Reading

>A Blogging Novice Shares Beef Cooking Tips

ShareTweet >Chefdruck’s Tasty TuesdayA few weeks ago, I received an invite from the Beef Council to an enticing event: a cooking demonstration by Chef David Zino at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). I love cooking classes (especially at ICE where I have taken tons with my husband) and I LOVE a good steak, butContinue Reading

>The Cheater’s Cassoulet

ShareTweet >Chefdruck’s Tasty Tuesday Before delving into tonight’s Tasty Tuesday recipe, I wanted to report back on my pirate birthday cake. Everyone was impressed with the cake and all of Jack’s friends were delighted by all the candy decorating it. Cutting into it was painful but the slices actually looked pretty good too. I wasContinue Reading

>Short Ribs and Crock Pots: a Marriage Made in Heaven

ShareTweet >Our driveway is now covered with a treacherous mix of ice, slush, and powdery snow. My pants are constantly wet and stained from dragging in the slushy mix. And our house is becoming an island because of the large pond of semi-melted snow at the end of our driveway. I’m so ready for winterContinue Reading