Modernist Tacos: Pressure-Cooker Carnitas with Black Bean Foam, Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Handmade Tortillas

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I'll be the first to admit that I wussed out a little. A friend asked me to make something fancy from Modernist Cuisine. He owns the five-book $500 set. I own the significantly cheaper Modernist Cuisine at Home. Think of it as Modernist Cuisine for dummies, which is all … [Read more...]

Raw and Paleo Nori and Lettuce Wraps

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You can put whatever you want in these wraps. Once all the veggies are chopped, it's just a matter of throwing it all together. I shredded some carrots and beets, chopped some cucumber half-moons, grated some cauliflower as a rice replacement, added a layer of sauerkraut and some … [Read more...]

Slow-Cooker Lamb Neck Tagine with Chickpeas and Cinnamon

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If you think lamb is too expensive, this is the recipe for you. Whereas a leg of lamb will usually cost you ~$30-$40, a deboned lamb shoulder costs maybe $15, and cheaper still is the lamb neck. Yes, there's more fat, and a lot of it is bones, but they're easy to pick out, add a … [Read more...]

Masters Sunday Masterpieces and What to Cook for a Potluck

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My dad has an annual tradition of inviting all of his golf friends and their partners over to watch the last day of the Masters, the annual golf tournament that ends with someone wearing a green jacket. It's the only time of the year my dad orders catering – he usually gets a … [Read more...]

Misnamed “Womp Rat Stew” (Slow-cooker Spiced Lamb and Spinach) for the 8th Annual Volk/Watson Christmas Extravaganza

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I didn't create this recipe for womp rat stew. Womp rats are small creates that Luke talks about bullseyeing growing up on Tatooine. According to the Star Wars Wiki, the dish is sometimes called mystery stew and was served at Jun Seros' diner in Mos Eisley, Tatooine. But I got it … [Read more...]