Our Recipes

Every week we test new recipes for Meal Plans by JuliaCooks. And every day we feed our family of 7 (plus friends and neighbors…) Needless to say, we are in the kitchen a lot. Here are our recipes.

Speedy Weeknight Bolognese

Speedy Weeknight Bolognese

If you know anything about bolognese, you know it is usually a long cooking, time intensive endeavor. This one is quicker cooking, meant for quick get-it-on-the-table nights, but no less flavorful. Courtesy of my daughter, Charlotte Kilroy, the master of wing-it...

Curry Lentil Balls

Curry Lentil Balls

Ingredients: 1 cup lentils 3 cups stock, divided 1 small onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tbsp grated ginger 4 tsps curry powder, divided 2 tsps cumin, divided 1 tsps garlic powder ½ cup rolled oats 1 egg 3 tbsps tomato paste, divided 2 tbsps yogurt...

Basic Quiche

Ingredients: 1 ¼ c flour 1 stick of unsalted butter, cut into cubes ½ tsp salt 3-4 tbsps cold water 5 eggs 1 c heavy cream 1 c cheese, grated 1-2 cups protein, vegetables (cooked), or mix Salt and pepper Method: First, make the crust.  It’s ok, this is much...

Garlic Butter

4 cloves garlic, smashed 6 tbsps salted butter, I prefer Kerrygold Melt the butter in a small saucepan with the smashed garlic then take it off heat and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. One variation is to add juice from 1/2 a lemon.

Tahini Sauce

⅔ cup tahini 1 tbsp lemon juice (roughly) ⅔ cup warm water (more or less) pinch of salt Mix the tahini, lemon juice, warm water and salt.  Adjust the salt level to taste and water level for smoothness and thick/thinness. This is the basic version. Feel free to punch...

Chimichurri

1 cup fresh parsley 1 cup fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried oregano or 2 tsp fresh One large clove of garlic Zest of one lime Juice of one lime, plus enough red wine vinegar to equal ¼ cup, if necessary ½ cup olive oil Place the parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, zest,...

Basil Pesto

½ cup pine nuts ⅔ cup grated parmesan 1 garlic clove, smashed 6 or so cups of basil leaves ½-¾ cup olive oil Salt Place the pine nuts, cheese and garlic into a food processor or blender.  Process until the nuts are well ground. Add the basil and, while processing, add...

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