Tagged with pork

Curried Pork & Green Beans

Curried Pork & Green Beans

Here’s another Blue Apron adaptation! Enjoy! Curried Pork & Green Beans Adapted from Blue Apron Serves 3 (or 2 hungry people…or 4 light eaters…) 1-2 T. olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-2″ piece ginger, peeled and minced 2 sprigs Thai basil, leaves picked from stems and coarsely chopped 6-8 oz. green … Continue reading

Chicken (or Pork) Larb

Chicken (or Pork) Larb

Last June, we started experimenting with deliveries from Blue Apron. I’ve been stretched too thin to research new recipes and wanted to occasionally minimize some of my decision fatigue on the weekend while not blowing our budget (and our waistlines) by eating out all of the time. So far, I’ve received 3 boxes and have … Continue reading

Spicy Korean Pork Bowls

Spicy Korean Pork Bowls

With my current “super-commuter” status, most of my previous blogging–and cooking–time is now spent in the car. So, instead of cooking and blogging, I’m driving, and listening to audiobooks. While this commute time does entail some mental menu mapping, the last few months have year has been a rinse/wash/repeat approach to cooking, with the focus on minimizing … Continue reading

Berbere Braise

Berbere Braise

Berbere is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian dishes. It’s a flavorful, aromatic blend of spices that is both spicy-hot and spicy-spicy (aka filled with lots of spice flavors!). It’s hard to describe, but typically the flavor is deep and savory with hints of floral sweetness, without veering too far into the dreaded potpourri territory. … Continue reading

Ribs.

Ribs.

This is my favorite type of recipe: simple, delicious, and utterly flexible. I like to use boneless beef short ribs or country-style pork ribs, as they both have a higher meat:bone ratio than spare ribs. Once you have your meat, all you have to do is season it, slice some onion (optional, but I like … Continue reading

My Kitchen Helper

Oh hey there, who’s this? This little fur-face is an ever-present kitchen “helper,” always willing to find scraps, help clean out bowls…i.e., constantly underfoot, but super cute. Today, however, Maggie’s looking particularly pitiful, her gaze intently fixed on the stove. “What’s that aroma?” you say? Well, your canine sense are working well, because I’m making … Continue reading

Porchetta

Porchetta

Among the many talented voices on the internet, two regularly blow my mind: i am a food blog for some of the best food photography, styling and design and LUXIRARE for constantly surprising me with innovative and provocative twists on both food and presentation (sea urchin “McNuggets”? please.) The point being, these blogs are generally aspirational reading. … Continue reading

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Or, pernil al horno if you’re feeling fancy. In case you had any confusion, I’m a pretty big fan of pork. It was pork, in fact, that broke my years-long teenage commitment to vegetarianism. While bacon is the gateway meat of many a temporary vegetarian, it was pepperoni for me. That spicy, salty, crispy goodness … Continue reading

WLC Week 1 – Shop, Prep, and Eat!

WLC Week 1 – Shop, Prep, and Eat!

Here are some recipes that should feed 2 adults for 5 days, with room for some leftovers and flexibility (emergency protein is included in the grocery list to be able to throw together a quick salad if necessary!). Normally, I do my shopping on Saturday or Sunday and Sunday is my big cook up day … Continue reading

Paleo Freezer Stock 2013

First, some background. Indulge me while I stress out a little bit…or skip down about five paragraphs to the cooking details. For the past few months, I’ve been coping with a nagging shoulder injury. After the initial acute flare up in August, I’ve had sharp, stabby pains during attempts at movements like pull ups and … Continue reading