When your veggie bin runneth over, consider making a wok full of fried rice! Loaded with vegetables, it’s well-balanced, and it’s easy to make in a large batch, so there are plenty of leftovers for the week or weekend ahead.
This Thanksgiving, Chris and I decided to be selfish. We packed our bags, dropped off Izzy at a doggie-daycare/boarding palace and drove north to Quebec City. When people asked why Canada, I joked we were house-hunting after the November 8th day of doom. I’m not getting into it here because though I feel incredibly passionate about…
I was going to write a review of Deep Run Roots, which I have been anticipating since I caught wind of its publication, but I cannot possibly write an unbiased review. I knew it from the moment I ripped open the envelope and held the enormous cookbook in my hands. You took me home.
This apple, cheddar, and maple granola stuffing is not only perfect for pork chops, but I’m certain it would be excellent in chicken and turkey, too. There’s tartness from the granny smith apple, sharpness and creaminess from the cheddar, and the perfect sweet balance from the granola and crunch from the nuts within. I highly recommend using a whole-grain, limited ingredient granola.
A Muffaletta Mary is Bloody Mary’s half-sister from New Orleans. She’s 1/4 olive salad, 3/4 tomato juice, and a smattering of other ingredients. Garnish with your favorite savory something and you’ve got yourself a hangover cure. If alcohol isn’t your thing, this would make an excellent gazpacho. It’s a thick pureed blend of briny, tomato-rich liquid. Serve with provolone toast, and you’ve got yourself an effective hangry cure.
The Gist: What the cookbook is/does well: clear, concise directions for authentic, complex Italian recipes What the cookbook is not: 30 minute meals or recipes made with packaged, processed foods Who this book is best suited for: the advanced home cook/lover of The Del Posto Restaurant Three words to sum it up: Intimidating but impressive. When it’s…
This sandwich is a mash-up of several of my favorite places, particularly the effervescent, sweet honeycrisp apples from the north and the sharp, creamy pimento cheese from the south. Smokey, thick-cut bacon, a generous amount of bitter baby kale, and a healthy smear of whole grain mustard make one of the most perfect, simply complex sandwiches you will ever eat.