Sloppy Goats

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Vegetable oil 3.5 cups roughly chopped onions 1/3 cup tomato paste 8 cloves roughly chopped garlic 2 tablespoons tamarind concentrate 3 tablespoons yellow mustard 1 ½ teaspoons dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons malt vinegar 2 ¼ teaspoons soy sauce 2 ½ lbs canned diced tomatoes with juice 3 tablespoons miso a splash of Jan’s Orange Hot… Read more »

Roasted New Potatoes with Bacon, Kumquats and Chestnut Confit

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  Winter makes me think of chestnuts and it is fun to utilize them in a side dish rather than just snacking on them roasted, though that can be fun too. Once kumquats come in season, they are hard to resist! Serves: 6 Ingredients: 4 slices thick cut bacon, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces 2 pounds… Read more »

Chorizo Maple

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At Little Goat Diner we have a number of infused maple syrups on the menu to make breakfast more fun.  This sweet and savory creation is great on waffles, pancakes, french toast, crumpets, eggs… anything you are craving for brunch or late night snacks!     1/2 lb Chorizo 1 3/4 cup maple syrup 1… Read more »

Grapefruit chermoula

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After my honeymoon in Belize last year we added this adaptation of chermoula onto the menu.  We love serving it with rich things like avocados!  It is always fun to find ways to have winter ingredients like ruby red grapefruit make you feel like you are on the beach!   1 cup grapefruit juice 1/4… Read more »

Sauce Green

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We have so many versions of salsa verde and other herb sauces on our menu at Girl & the Goat, we finally just named one simply ‘sauce green’.  It happens to be my favorite of the bunch!  We currently serve with grilled pork belly…but honestly it is great on anything.  Pictured here is a simple… Read more »

Masa Chips

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At Little Goat Diner we use this masa chip recipe for our macho nachos and our tostadas. It’s easy to replicate at home, and gluten free! Serve it with guacamole, salsa, or my masala hummus!   Masa Chips 1 c masa flour 3/4 cup luke warm water 1/4 teaspoon salt mix all together in bowl.let… Read more »

Grilled Broccoli

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One of our signature dishes at Girl & the Goat, the grilled, smokey flavor really sets this broccoli apart from the over blanched stuff you grew up with! blue cheese dressing ½ cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 ¼ ounces rogue smokey blue cheese (or good blue cheese), plus ½ cup crumbled ¾ teaspoon… Read more »

Tomato and Apply Soup from InStyle Magazine

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Stay true to the basics, but add more flavorful ingredients. Guests will say, ‘Wow, it tastes even better than I remember!” InStyle magazine recently asked me for a favorite comfort food of mine and I instantly thought of this apple and tomato soup, just reminds me of childhood! Click here for the recipe and more!

Never-Ending-Chicago-Winter Beef Stew

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today is the first snow in chicago, so it seemed appropriate to post my winter stew. we just retested it over the weekend and it is much lighter in texture than some stews. but I’d recommend taking the lid off for the last hour of simmering to let it thicken just enough. enjoy and stay… Read more »

Sweet Onion Brioche Meatballs

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we are big fans of just tasty, simple meatballs! at little goat, we use kilgus goat meat and top with our sloppy sauce and cheese sauce for a hearty meatball sub. also great with pasta or just a snack! also, now at little goat bread, you can buy the sweet onion brioche breadcrumbs that we… Read more »