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Recipe: Mustard-Cider Glazed Pork Shoulder

I’ma just say this right upfront: I can take no credit for this recipe. I’m merely sharing what was a delicious baby born of the combination of this recipe’s flavors and Melissa Joulwan’s pork shoulder carnitas technique. See, I was looking for something new for my pork shoulder, and I had played around with that […]

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Recipe: Quick and Easy BBQ Sauce

I know that folks out there are serious about their ‘cue. There are regional wars fought over the “right” BBQ. The lengths people go to for that perfect flavor is mind-boggling: brining, top-secret spice blends, mopping, wood chips, smoking, marinating. And of course, the star ingredient—the sauce. Will this sauce win you any awards and […]

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Recipe: Creamy Tomato Coconut Soup

*GASP!!!* Don’t tell anybody, but there’s no meat in this soup. In fact, it’s…VEGAN!!! But oh so tasty and full of beneficial fats and nutrients. It makes a wonderful light lunch with a salad or feel free to top it with shredded chicken, pork, or some shrimp. Cubes of avocado would also be nice. The […]

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Recipe: Baked Apple-Nut Crisp

I’m guessing I’m not the only one turning to warm, cozy foods when the days get shorter, darker, and colder. But my experiences so far with grain- and refined sugar-free apple crisps had left me…well, less than comforted. I think we can all admit that without wheat flour and oats, crisps just aren’t the same. […]

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Recipe: Autumn Pumpkin Breakfast

I know, I know. We need another pumpkin recipe like we need a hole in our heads. But let’s give in to the whims of seasonality, shall we? Besides, lest we give into the temptation of pumpkin spice lattes and other sugar- and grain-filled not-so-goodies, it doesn’t hurt to scratch that itch occasionally. And here’s […]

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Recipe: Moroccan Breakfast Mash

Oh yeah, kiddos. Buckle up, this one’s good. The basic recipe here is simple: steam some sweet potato and plantain together, then mash it up. Each time I’ve made it, it’s been different. Maybe I toss in some almond butter, maybe I don’t. Maybe I spoon in some pastured butter or coconut butter or some […]

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Recipe: Mustard Grilled Pork Chops w/ Basil-Apricot Relish

WHOOOOOOO-DOGGIES!!!!! Have I got a hootenanny of a recipe for you today! How could it not be, with seasonally fresh and delicious apricots melding with the mustardy goodness on the chops? I just ate this a few days ago, and my mouth is seriously watering in remembrance. Any cut of pork will do for this, […]

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Thai Meatballs w/ Herb Salad

Despite the name, this recipe is about two things: 1) a pungent, assertive Thai-inspired dressing, and 2) herbs. The meatballs are great and all, but when I get an irrational craving for basil, I make this. If you can find Thai or Holy Basil, even better (though regular basil will work just fine). I’ve made […]

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Recipe: Grilled Poblano Chicken

Finally. Oregon’s wet, prolonged spring is occasionally letting up such that I can uncover my grill without fear. It’s a gloom-busting mood booster to cook a meal with pure, propane-fueled sunshine. You longtime readers know I’m a native New Mexican, and I love me some chiles. They are a bit labor-intensive to deal with from […]

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Makin’ Bacon: Part 2

Let’s imagine that we have a time machine and 7-10 days have passed and not just two. You followed the directions for curing the pork belly and it’s been hanging out in your fridge with you flipping it every other day. Now it’s time to smoke it. But you don’t have a smoker. What to […]

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