Lamb Shanks Kleftico

Lamb Shanks Kleftico

Next up on my Pasture to Plate order was organic lamb shanks. I’m normally a rack of lamb sort of person but I have to admit that the lamb Kleftico at Maria’s Taverna here in Kits is pretty amazing. They use lamb shoulder and this…

Roast Harissa Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Roast Harissa Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Birds and Beets is a cafe in Gastown (Vancouver, BC) that makes one of the best roast chicken sandwiches I have ever had. The chicken is roasted with Harissa so I thought I’d see what I could reproduce at home. And, because I’m lazy and…

Ham and Split Pea Soup in the Slow Cooker

Ham and Split Pea Soup in the Slow Cooker

1Vancouver seems to be in Covid-19 pandemic mode so I thought I’d start making some meals for the freezer. First up is ham and split pea soup. This is an easy soup that is hearty, tasty, and goes a long way. It also freezes well…

Pork Barbacoa in the Slow Cooker

Pork Barbacoa in the Slow Cooker

After making Beef Barbacoa I wondered what it would be like to try the recipe with pork. Most of the recipes I found referred to Sweet Barbacoa Pork. Some used cola as the sweetening ingredient, others used brown sugar. I opted for brown sugar and…

Carnitas in the Slow Cooker

Carnitas in the Slow Cooker

In keeping with the taco theme here’s a recipe for carnitas in the slow cooker. I used the recipe from Damned Delicious (thank you!) which you can find here: Slow Cooker Carnitas. I changed out the black pepper for white pepper and added a bay…

Beef Barbacoa in the Slow Cooker

Beef Barbacoa in the Slow Cooker

I will admit to binge watching the occasional Netflix food series (Oh hello Chef’s Table). My latest binge involved David Chang’s Ugly Delicious series. The taco episode included Christina Martinez and lamb Barbacoa. I decided to give Barbacoa a try, but I didn’t feel like…

Beef Bourguignon in the Slow Cooker

Beef Bourguignon in the Slow Cooker

This Beef Bourguignon is a mishmash of recipes I looked at on the web including great options from Dinnerthendessert, Therecipecritic, and Sommelierschoiceawards (because I was using a Cab Sav). It’s a cold and rainy New Year’s Eve and I thought having something simmering in the…

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (No Shrimp)

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (No Shrimp)

It’s a cold and rainy weekend in Vancouver, so I thought I’d go for some comfort food. I’ve been wanting to try Jambalaya in the slow cooker for awhile so that’s what I settled on. I combined this recipe for Slow Cooker Jambalaya from the…

Leftover Basmati Coconut Rice Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Leftover Basmati Coconut Rice Pudding in the Slow Cooker

I happen to love rice pudding. There’s something nostalgic from my childhood about it that says comfort food to me (ok, I’d had kind of a bad day). Anyway, I found myself with six cups of cooked basmati rice (don’t ask, I forgot about a…

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

When I go the to grocery store (or the butcher shop) the only plan I go with is to see what’s on sale and figure out what to cook from there. Meat is expensive these days! This time, when I arrived at Jackson’s Meats in…