Posts by zenbellyblog

Chili-Lime Wings

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Chicken, Dinner | 5 comments

Chili-Lime Wings

WINGS! I get excited when I remember they’re a dinner option. Too often I forget, unless I’m thinking of what to make for the Super Bowl or some other big sportsing day. But why should we only eat them when there are really good commercials on TV? That’s silly. They’re cheap and delicious, and there are practically endless ways to prepare them. Take this preparation, for example; They get crispy in the oven thanks to a blend that includes salt and tapioca starch, and then tossed in a super flavorful sauce that gets mixed together in about 45 seconds. (All credit...

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Crispy Chicken Thighs with Spicy Peaches

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Dinner | 3 comments

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Spicy Peaches

When I run into the store unsure of what to make for dinner, seven times out of 10 I’ll grab some bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. They’re just so simple and versatile- you can simply roast them on high heat rubbed with your favorite seasonings, pan roast them with bacon and apples, or you can get them extra crispy one the stove top, which happens to be my new favorite method.   The key here is to walk away from the pan while the chicken is cooking. This is not a stir-fry; you don’t want to mess with it. If you try to turn the chicken too soon, you’ll wind up...

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Strawberry Margaritas, 2 Ways

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Dinner | 3 comments

Strawberry Margaritas, 2 Ways

If summertime isn’t made for sippin’ margaritas, I don’t know what is. And since summer is also made for snacking on fresh fruit, it only makes sense to combine the two. I love strawberry margaritas either infused with fresh basil, or heated up with jalapeño. Since I can’t decide which I love more, I’m sharing both recipes with you today! Strawberry Margaritas, 2 Ways Strawberry Basil Margarita for one drink: 1 sprig basil (about 5 leaves) 3 strawberries 1.5 ounces (1 jigger) lime juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1.5 ounces (1 jigger) tequila, either gold or...

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Brown Butter Peach and Cherry Cobbler

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Dessert | 5 comments

Brown Butter Peach and Cherry Cobbler

What a week it’s been! We landed back in San Francisco on Monday afternoon after spending a wonderful week up in Vancouver, BC with the kids. It was my first time there, and I was blown away by what a great city it is. I posted lots of pictures on Instagram of our adventures up there, so definitely check them out if you’re planning a visit! Pretty much as soon as we got back, I jumped right into prepping and shooting the cover for The New Yiddish Kitchen, which releases in March 2016. (But all of the photos need to be turned in by mid-July! Ack!). I shot all of the photos for The...

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Bourbon Peach Smash

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in cocktails | 4 comments

Bourbon Peach Smash

If you follow me on Instagram, (you should! It’s fun over there) you know that I love a good cocktail once in a while. And the lovely people over there seem to appreciate when I share recipes to go along with the photos of my favorite libations. So I decided to start sharing recipes here on the blog! Questions? Here are two I think you might have. Feel free to put any more in the comments below. And please feel free to let me know what drinks you’d like to see here! 1. Why am I sharing cocktail recipes on a mostly Paleo food blog? Well, first of all, I believe in living a...

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