Category Archives: Meats

101 Salads With Protein

Okay, maybe not 101, but well over 50 (and I’m still working on this list). I like salads with protein for lunch. To create a full-fat concept usually means either a rich dressing, cheeses, or a scoop of some sort of protein-mayonnaise goodness. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Avocado Salad
Albacore Tuna Salad 9 Ways
Egg Salad Read more

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie, says Wikipedia, entered “early cookery books, as a means of using leftover roasted meat of any kind, and the pie dish was lined with mashed potato as well as having a mashed potato crust on top.

“The term “shepherd’s pie” did not appear until 1877, and since then it has been used synonymously with “cottage pie” [in use … Read more

Rosemary Lamb Chops

I like to keep various cuts of meat in the freezer so that cooking for workday dinners is simplified to protein+veggies. Fast, healthy, and always full of flavor, these lamb chops are good for a dinner with guests, too.

Rosemary Lamb Chops
Serves 2

4 lamb loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes … Read more

International Stew Ideas

A friend of mine posted something similar to this on Facebook and I thought it was a simple, brilliant, idea-generator for creating inventive stews. Once you’ve got the basic savory ingredients for a stew (onion + meat/protein + broth), play with the following combinations.

Note: Vegetarian and vegan meat substitutions: cubes of tofu, slices of seitan, tempeh cubes, cooked Read more

All-Meat Chili

Here’s a warming, spicy, perfect chili for cold winter evenings. It will fill your home with savory scents, and fill your hunger for a hearty, people-pleasing meal. It’s great for low-carb and loosely-interpreted paleo meals. The mushrooms stand in for a bean-like texture, but the addition of an actual can of pinto beans will make this chili more “traditional.” You … Read more