BBQ Quinoa and Pinto Bean Burgers

BBQ Quinoa and Pinto Bean Burgers

These BBQ quinoa and pinto bean burgers are everything you might want in a bean burger. They are packed full of flavor from the barbecue sauce, garlic, green onions, and cheese. And they’re sturdy enough to hold all the toppings you might want. No mushy 

Peking Duck-Inspired Ground Duck Meatloaf

Peking Duck-Inspired Ground Duck Meatloaf

I have been committed to the perfection of this Peking duck-inspired ground duck meatloaf for a while now. There’s just something about Peking duck. The crispy skin. The hoisin sauce. The pancakes. While this duck meatloaf doesn’t include those beloved pancakes, it does have all 

A Mediterranean Lamb Bowl Dinner

A Mediterranean Lamb Bowl Dinner

This Mediterranean lamb bowl is what my kiddo likes to call a “little bit of everything dinner.” These bowls have a variety of tastes and textures, so your picky eater can try a small bit of something. And they are a great use of leftover 

A Minced Pork Recipe: Shrimp and Pork Meatballs

A Minced Pork Recipe: Shrimp and Pork Meatballs

We’re all on the lookout for quick and easy weeknight meals, and I love this minced pork recipe for shrimp and pork meatballs most for that reason. But it also because brings back memories of Sunday dim sum with my family, a large cavernous dining 

Chicken and apple meatballs

Chicken and apple meatballs

This recipe for chicken and apple meatballs brings together two of my favorite dinner ideas – 1) meatballs and 2) fruit for dinner. Why meatballs? Aside from a little chopping, meatballs are extremely easy to make, come together in about 30 minutes, and have infinite 

Duck burgers with cherry ketchup

Duck burgers with cherry ketchup

It’s a bit surprising that I’ve gotten this far into blogging, and these duck burgers are just the first duck recipe to appear. I’m a huge fan, whether it’s crispy duck, or a sauced duck breast, or duck confit turned into cassoulet. This duck burger 

Lamb Mince Recipes: Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Lamb Mince Recipes: Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Raisins

This recipe for lamb meatballs with pine nuts and raisins is certain to go on repeat in our household over other lamb mince recipes I’ve made in the past. It was quick to assemble for a weeknight dinner. And the sweetness from the raisins and 

A cauliflower burger with baked cauliflower patties

A cauliflower burger with baked cauliflower patties

NOTE: Be aware, my dear reader, that this recipe for baked cauliflower patties is a work in progress, but another reader has requested an early share. Maybe you can help to solve the conundrum of my still-slightly-mushy cauliflower burger. As you might know, I hate 

Cheeseburger plate? Burger bowl? Build a better bunless burger.

Cheeseburger plate? Burger bowl? Build a better bunless burger.

My rationale for this cheeseburger plate is that I haven’t made or found a burger bun that I want to waste calories on. But the burger bowl concept works for folks who are intentionally reducing carbs as part of their regular diets. Think of building 

Black bean burgers: how to avoid a mushy burger

Black bean burgers: how to avoid a mushy burger

One year ago nearly to the day, I posted the following on Facebook, “I feel bad about only posting about coronavirus recently, so here’s an unrelated question. Why do my bean burgers always come out mushy, and how do I minimize that?” That mushy burger