Current category: 'Curries/Stews.'
Feb 24, 2015
Hey! Thursday, February 26 is National Chili Day!
Sure, it’s totally made up, but aren’t most holidays?! And I just can’t find a way to be opposed to celebrating meat, tomatoes, chiles, and spices on the fourth Thursday of every February. It’s like a spicy Thanksgiving or something.
A little history…
The earliest written description came from J.C. Clopper, who wrote of...
Feb 24, 2015
In honor of National Chili Day on February 26, I’m sharing one of the recipes from Well Fed 2. My husband Dave grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and eating at Skyline Chili was one of our food-bonding experiences, early in our romance about 20 years ago.
Cincinnati Chili can be endlessly entertaining. First, there’s the double-entendre involved in ordering your favorite toppings. Do you want a 2-way...
Jan 23, 2015
This recipe begins with the simplicity of Chinese Five-Spice Pork Ribs and is transformed into a nourishing bowl of broth spiked with plenty of ginger, oh-so-green bok choy, and morsels of spiced-just- right pork. Thanks to Zucchini Noodles, you can twirl, splash, and slurp to your heart’s content.
If you don’t have the patience to wait for the Five-Spice Pork Ribs to cook overnight in the slow...
May 10, 2014
There is a ridiculously long list of new recipes on my whiteboard that I want to share with you, but that requires re-making them, picking out cute photo props, taking a photo, then writing up the blog post — all of which seems impossibly daunting right now. My thoughts are like this: OMG, WE’RE MOVING TO VERMONT IN, LIKE, 6 WEEKS, AND WE NEED TO PLAN THE MOTHER OF ALL MOVING SALES AND DAMN IT! WHY...
Apr 2, 2014
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a huge fan of slow cooker stews because I think they get too watery — but sometimes, like now, when we’re packing and traveling and generally FREAKING OUT IN A GOOD WAY about moving to Vermont, it’s nice to just toss some quality ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do its thing. I’m happy to report that a short simmer, uncovered in a...
Mar 27, 2014
Today’s recipe is courtesy of Karen Phelps, a.k.a.,@feralization, and the beautiful brain behind Paleo Periodical. Get cozy with luscious homemade pork broth studded with Gyoza Meatballs and tender vegetables.
This recipe is part of March Meatball Madness; get all the recipes right here.
Going Whole Hog
Of all the bone broths I’ve loved before, there was one I hadn’t yet tried — pork. For...
Nov 28, 2012
Sure, I could have just called this “Leftover Turkey Curry,” but where’s the fun in that?!
In my search for worthwhile things to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, I found this recipe on Feed52, then messed with it to make it even tastier and paleo approved. Kind of like Country Captain Chicken, this dish combines curry, raisins, and poultry to make a meal that’s comforting and...
Oct 18, 2012
I want to introduce you guys to my pal Hilah. Say hi!
Hilah and her partner Chris are the beauty, brains, brawn, and badassery — I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s who — behind the internet cooking show Hilah Cooking. I have to admit, I’m always a little envious when Hilah shares a new episode because she’s not hamstrung by the rules of paleo, and her food always looks...
Mar 14, 2012
Tomorrow, I’m doing a cooking demo at PaleoFX along with from Michelle and Kim from Caveman Cuisine. I chose Coconut-Almond Green Beans to share because this side dish is not only luscious and velvety, it’s ready in under half an hour, so it works equally well on weeknights and weekends — and if you add cooked chicken, pork, or shrimp to it when the beans are tender, it becomes a one-skillet...
May 24, 2011
Ever since I discovered rogan josh a few years ago – and stopped confusing the spice blend with actor Seth Rogan and singer Josh Groban – I’ve been held hostage by my need for rogan josh. Originally devoted to Penzeys, I had a recent flirtation with the Savory Spice Shop… and both blends are definitely worth the 2-hour simmer time.
But last week, when I pulled 3 lbs. of lamb cubes out of...
Oct 30, 2010
I recently re-read the Elizabeth Kostova’s book The Historian. I am freaked out by how much I LOVE THIS BOOK. It’s an old-fashioned, can’t-turn-the-pages-fast-enough swashbuckler told through letters, diary entries, postcards, and reminiscences. It combines history, romance, adventure, and an abiding love of books – and there are secrets among secrets among secrets. Deliciously...