Posts made in June, 2012

Bacon. Jam.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Appetizers, Bacon, condiments & sauces, Dessert, potluck | 23 comments

If I were you, I wouldn’t be reading any kind of bloggy introduction to a post with this title. I’d be skipping to the recipe. I won’t bore you with one. But first, please enjoy some food porn: Bacon Jam (makes about 2 cups) 1 pound nitrate / nitrate free bacon, roughly chopped  (this is a good time to use the less expensive end cuts) 1 onion, diced 1/4 C apple cider vinegar 1/3 C maple syrup 3/4 C brewed coffee Preheat your oven to 300˚ In a medium dutch oven, brown the bacon on medium low heat until it is nice and brown and has rendered it’s fat, about 20 minutes...

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Baked Eggs with Spinach & Roasted Garlic

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Bacon, Breakfast, Dinner, Eggs, primal, Vegetarian | 0 comments

A funny thing happened last night. In the fridge was plenty of food, including gorgeous grass-fed bone-in NY steaks from Fallon Hills Ranch that I got from the market that morning. When I bought them, I was picturing an effortless meal for that night, well deserved after a wonderful vacation in Portland that included a lot of driving the day before. Dinner time came and went, and I couldn’t deny the fact (are you sitting down?) that I was not in the mood for steak. I was in the mood for mac & cheese, actually, but that wasn’t happening. While I do occasionally indulge in...

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Pulled Pork

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Dinner, grain-free, pork, potluck, Shmooper's Top 10 | 8 comments

For me, the biggest challenge of being gluten-free isn’t giving up the bread and the cookies. There are times when I want those things, but since I’m mostly paleo, I don’t really eat that stuff much anyway. (Unless of course I visit my friends at Zest Bakery and leave with more deliciousness than I planned on. But that’s a story for another day…) The things I miss are the things like pulled pork, which really shouldn’t have gluten in it. But it does, almost always. It’s hidden in the BBQ sauce, in the form of soy sauce, or worchestire. Not to mention...

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Spicy (or not) BBQ Sauce

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in condiments & sauces | 0 comments

I first learned the secret to great BBQ sauce while working at the cutest little bistro ever near Ithaca NY: Simple Red Village Bistro, just a short walk from my apartment in Trumansburg. Actually, everything was just a short walk from my apartment because the entire town was about a mile and a half from one end to the other. But don’t let that fool you; there was plenty to keep me there. The tiny village had everything I needed; a couple of food markets, a variety of cute cafes, the tallest waterfall in the North East (yes, really) and way more bars than were necessary for the size of...

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Filet Mignon & Grilled Vegetable Salad

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Beef, Dinner, Fridge Forage, Lunch, Paleo | 1 comment

You might expect that my life as a caterer means that I eat only the finest cuisine, served on a silver platter with a linen napkin.  I do eat really well, because I make it a point to, but it doesn’t usually look like that.  I often eat cold food, straight out of the fridge, in a mad dash out the door. But sometimes, the random leftovers that didn’t make it to the party- the less than beautiful parts- can make a really outstanding meal. Here’s what I found in the fridge: The fresh greens we had bought that morning at the farmers market The pieces of filet mignon I had...

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