Tamarind Meatballs

This Syrian dish is easy to make with only a few ingredients. The first time I made it for family my grandmother was sorely disappointed I didn’t make spaghetti with it. Despite my insistence that these were not Italian meatballs in a marinara sauce she was adamant that meatballs are always to be served with spaghetti or otherwise you clearly did not know how to throw a dinner party.  As you can see from the final photo here I once again went against “tradition” and served it with rice.

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Grilled Rack of Lamb with Duck Fat-Garlic Braised Potatoes

Evidently Americans eat less than 1 lb a year. I think I can eat 1 lb in a sitting so either these stats are off or people for some CRAZY reason do not like lamb??? Maybe because it is expensive. At a restaurant it can get pricey but if you make it yourself its not bad at all. My husband and I bought a 1.5 lb rack of lamb chops for $17 and we ate so much we had to decompress on the couch for 2 hours – and still had leftovers! So, morale of the story is eat more lamb and make it yourself.  This was also really easy. Took about 15 mins in prep work and very little clean up.

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet in 21 Review: Week 2 Day 6 THE END

Although I had a few complaints about the recipes and level of mushiness I did not hate these past two weeks. I discovered half a dozen or more recipes that I would keep in my repertoire, gained a new appreciation for smoothies, and really broke in my vitamix. I also ate way more vegetables than I usually would and significantly cut down on my consumption of processed junk. But unfortunately, I will have to take a hiatus from the book as my time off from work has come to an end and my schedule became very tight and I am not ready to work and do all this cooking/meal planning. So enjoy the last Anti-Inflammatory Diet in 21 post. Continue reading “The Anti-Inflammatory Diet in 21 Review: Week 2 Day 6 THE END”