Shawarma Seasoning

Shawarma is kinda like gyros (and later, Mexican al pastor), from the same origin dating back to the 17th/18th century Ottoman empire, though with different flavors.  Like it’s parent, the doner kebab, it traditionally it would be lamb on a…

Tahini Sauce

Tahini sauce is one of those multi-purpose workhorses of the Middle Eastern world.  It’s heart is sesame (tahini) paste, and good as a complement for all things savory. This makes a rather lot of it, but it all gets eaten….

Dry taco seasoning

Everyday Taco Seasoning

I loves me some fancy marinades, but sometimes it’s Tuesday night and I want tacos with a minimum of fuss.  This blend is made up of stuff everyone should have in their spice cabinet.  It works equally well with ground…



I love pesto.  More importantly, Kat loves pesto.  Thankfully, it’s super-easy and one batch makes for a couple of meals so long as my beloved wife doesn’t eat it all in the middle of the night….

Cucumber-Mint Dip

This is a pretty straight-up and standard dip/sauce for most Middle-Eastern fare. It’s kinda like a tzatziki, but the mint gives it a nice twist.  I made it the other night for some kabobs, but it would go with pretty…

Minimal Katsu Sauce

Katsu sauce is basically Japanese BBQ sauce.  You've encountered it if you've ever had katsu chicken/pork/beef at a Japanese restaurant.  If you want to know katsu, I have a decent recipe here. Traditional katsu sauce is a combination of ketchup, soy…

Banana BBQ Sauce

I use this enough that I really should have separated this out from the start.  This is one of my takes on BBQ sauce.  I use banana sauce, because it's both sweet and has a sour tang, and the fructose…

Cajun' Grillin'

Cajun’ Grillin’

So, I'm going to tease you with a pretty bacon and chicken sammich, but that's not actually what I'm going to talk about. See, the sammich is plenty tasty, but it's a chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, bacon on a roll….