Beef and Chickpea Spring Stew

22. May 2018 Beef 0
I can’t seem to get rid of the carrots and celery in my fridge. As I get ready for my big trip to Paris and San Sebastian this year, I need to clear the fridge to avoid as much food waste as possible. What else can I do with carrots and celery besides mirepoix for ...

Beef Stir-Fry with Sweet Potatoes and Bok Choy

21. March 2018 Beef 0
Contrary to what you think, I have not only been cooking using the Instant Pot. I haven’t lost all my passion for actual cooking, you know. Of course, I tried this in the Instant Pot first, but the cornstarch burned and it refused to pressurize after that. (Very nifty actually; the display said “burn”.) I ...

Beef Short Ribs Borscht-Style Stew

19. January 2016 Beef 1
Aaahhh, it’s nice to be back updating this site again. It’s been a very long year, 2015, and real life kinda took over and it made me neglect this site. Something had to give, you know? Not that I wasn’t eating and cooking; I was, but I was updating Instagram more with the hashtag #ciaEatsNYC. ...

Bo Luc Lac, Vietnamese Shaking Beef

04. November 2013 Beef 0
I picked this Vietnamese recipe because of its name. Luc Lac means the “shaking” of the beef, or really, the tossing of the meat in a hot wok after a quick sear. I wanted a flavorful beef dish without putting too much effort in cooking. The original recipe asked for filet mignon, but I downgraded ...

Chicken-Fried Beef Steak with Curry Gravy

18. March 2013 Beef 0
This recipe is from Filipino Top Chef Dale Talde. Don’t be fooled by the name; he used a simple fried chicken batter and applied it to beef. The original version required 1/2 cup of milk to make the batter, but I only had almond milk in the fridge that I didn’t really want to use, ...