Rosemary Lamb Chops with sauté Beet Greens, Roast Beets and Artichoke Risotto

Rosemary Lamb Chops with sauté Beet Greens, Roast Beets and Artichoke Risotto

A promise was made to my boyfriend to never cook lamb chops again because of his ethical beliefs against eating red meat. Out of respect, my compromise is eating lamb chops when dining with girlfriends. It’s an expensive dish on most menus, but the price is pretty fair when cooking them at home. Recently, he started working on a major Broadway play. His rehearsals are on Sundays, our sit-down dinnertime. Out of all the promises and compromises we’ve made to each other, his good fortune is being celebrated by breaking the ‘no lamb chop in the house’ rule for my lonely Sunday dinners. Read more

Salmon with Red Currant Salsa

Salmon with Red Currant Salsa served with Sauteed Beet Greens
Salmon with Red Currant Salsa served with Sauteed Beet Greens

Mistakes happen. C’est la vie. A chicken died unnecessarily. It happened this past holiday weekend. A whole chicken was brought for one dollar a pound, that’s a good deal for a free-range, drug free chicken. July 4th weekend was spent enjoying festivals and seeing friends. We forgot and didn’t have the time to properly clean and freeze the poor bird. When it was time to season it for dinner, it wasn’t good to eat, because it had spoiled. 

In this household, it’s not about the money that was wasted. It’s about a life that died unnecessarily, but karma has its ways of returning full circle. With a spoiled chicken, a menu had to be changed. Salmon was brought to quickly replace the chicken. Remember, the chicken was brought for one dollar a pound. It would’ve lasted two or three days, including “brown bagging” it for lunch. In New York City, lunch will cost an average of $10.00, if one is conscience about eating healthy. One pound of salmon will last for one day. So, I may have cooked a fabulous Salmon with Red Currant Salsa, but I can’t “brown bag” it for lunch the following day, because I try not to leftover fish, unless it’s a canned tuna salad.  Read more