It’s finally starting to feel like fall in LA and I could not be happier. The cooler weather calls for cozy clothes and comfort food, like this hearty chili. This chili is packed with flavor and made even more delicious with United Harvest‘s sirloin tip roast. The unbelievably juicy and tender chunks of steak encompassed in the slightly spicy and smoky sauce are a delicious alternative to the standard ground beef typically found in chili. If you want to give this recipe a try with the United Harvest beef, you can purchase the meat here, using discount code SWEET for 5% off your order! continue reading
Sorry I’ve been MIA this week! I focused all of my time and energy on preparing and hosting my second lamb supper club. If you recall, the Tri-Lamb Group approached me last November to take part in the company’s supper club series. The Tri-Lamb Group is “a collaborative initiative of lamb producer organizations from the U.S., New Zealand and Australia which focuses on educating Americans about lamb.” The company selects food and lifestyle bloggers in LA, Boston and Washington, D.C.
I kicked off the night with a few simple appetizers, including fresh shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce, veggies with homemade ranch dressing and an out of this world hot cheese dip (recipe below).
For the main course, I made the Tri-Lamb Group’s recipe for braised lamb shanks with white beans and tomatoes, served alongside a salad with dried cranberries, slivered almonds, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. My friend Danielle concluded the dinner party with a divine three-layer strawberries and cream cake from Vanilla Bake Shop.
I want to thank McKinzey at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. for all of her help throughout this supper club series. I had an absolute blast, and I know my dinner guests would say the same!