French Onion Pot Roast

If you're looking for rich, deep flavors & simple ingredients, this French onion pot roast is for you. Bonus: it makes its own addictive onion-packed jus!

I’ve carried a single photo of my mother & I to every place I’ve ever lived for the last 20-plus years, but I’ve never really looked at it. I’d tuck the blurred image – me, squinty & self-assured despite the fact that my pink-buttoned dress likely hides a diaper; her, focused on the camera, the […]

Classic Cosy Weekend Beef Stew

If you love a cozy, craveable one pot meal but don't want to babysit it on the stove top, this classic weekend beef stew is the recipe for you!`

I flip my face to the other side of a too-thin pillow, a smushed pancake of sleep resting on the crook of the elbow I’m using to hold my head aloft. My hand is, predictably, numb. But that’s not what woke me. Tilting my head, I search for voices, either raised & unrepentant or muffled […]

Hearty Dairy Free Leek & Potato Soup

This healthy & hearty take on leek & potato soup skips the dairy & lets the flavors of the lightly roasted vegetables shine. Bonus: use up your holiday ham!

My mother cooked like she loved; not at all, or just for show. My father, however, brought a sense of irreverent frivolity to almost everything, which was true most of all in the kitchen. I wonder now if he ever really loved to cook, or if the few moments of actual joy sprinkled throughout the […]

Creamiest Dairy Free Leftover Turkey Stroganoff

The easiest, dreamiest way to use up your holiday turkey without resorting to soup is this dairy & coconut free leftover turkey stroganoff.

If you’ve got holiday turkey that you don’t know what to do with… the answer is: make this leftover Turkey Stroganoff! Because never ending turkey leftovers don’t just have to be turned into soup, you feel me? Not that there’s anything wrong with delicious, comfort-in-a-bowl soup, but sometimes you just gotta mix it up a […]

Irish Shepherd’s Pie with Colcannon

Up your comfort food game with this Irish Shepherd's pie, a fun twist with extra hidden veggies in the mash up top & a rich, meaty filling underneath.

Some things are just not about looks. And Shepherd’s Pie is one of those things. When this Irish Shepherd’s Pie came out of the oven, those bubbly edges and almost-charred snaggles on top, along with the smatter of spatters along the edges almost made me want to skip photographing it altogether. Which got me thinking: […]

Almost Irish Stew (gluten & nightshade free)

This comforting take on Irish Stew from https://meatified.com is as rich as the original, but skips the gluten & nightshades. A delicious one pot meal to warm you from the inside out.

When your heritage is a mix of English & Irish like mine… you’ll find that a lot of the classic comfort food you crave is the yummy to eat, but near impossible to photograph kind. Brown food. It’s the kitchen song of my people. And this Irish Stew is no exception. But it is deceptively […]