Sinaya Casserole with Eggplant and Hummus | Swirls and Spice

Sinaya Casserole with Eggplant and Hummus

For enticing comfort food with a Middle Eastern twist, look no further.  Topped with a rich layer of hummus, this casserole features layers of meat, tomatoes, and roasted eggplant beneath. I had to pass up many a casserole during the years I could not eat dairy.  But the craving for warm comfort food remained strong.  So I found ways to work around my limitations, and we enjoyed breakfast casseroles and this dairy-free … Continue reading Sinaya Casserole with Eggplant and Hummus

Butternut Squash Skillet with Lamb and Spinach

Butternut Squash Skillet with Lamb and Spinach

All it takes is one skillet and about 20 minutes to get this flavorful fall supper from the skillet to the table.  This dish proves that firing up the oven isn’t the only way to enjoy delicious butternut squash.  Inspired by ingredients I had that needed to be used up, I took a casserole recipe from Meal Planning Maven and fused it with one of our family favorites, Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens. The … Continue reading Butternut Squash Skillet with Lamb and Spinach

Lamb, Zucchini and Mashed Potato Pie

My family absolutely loves this hearty casserole, which is why I am willing to make the mashed potatoes from scratch.  But if you happen to have leftover mashed potatoes, you’ve got yourself one of the easiest, most satisfying suppers ever! Lamb is not a meat I grew up eating much, but I love it now.  Not everyone feels the same way about lamb, but after … Continue reading Lamb, Zucchini and Mashed Potato Pie

Cardamom Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas & Lamb | Swirls and Spice

Cardamom-Scented Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas and Lamb

A savoury dish that features cardamom?  Count me in. My first bites of this pilaf with beef were at a friend’s house.  When she told me that there were no other spices used besides cardamom, I could hardly believe it.  So I remembered her description of how to make it.  This recipe would be a delicious new way to stretch the locally raised beef and … Continue reading Cardamom-Scented Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas and Lamb